--LED cab clearance lights
--Hot Rod Flatz Olive Drab Green paint
--Aluminum tread plate bedrail caps/tailgate protector
--Painted side and rear badges, tool box, bedrail caps, and tailgate cap black
--4x Innovations rock sliders
--Lincoln Locked front diff
--3" OME (881 Springs) coilover lift with rear Dakars
--33x13.50 R15 Super Swamper LTBs
--Procomp Series 97 Flat Black 15x8 steel wheels with 3.75" back spacing (.25" wheels spacers on front)
--Extended rear brake line
--1" front diff drop
--Autometer 5 inch Monster Tach
--2003 Toyota Matrix AWD Longer Wheel Stud Mod on front end
Tire size reference...
Hiya, all. Just joined the forum after buying my first Tacoma last week (5/2/13). I wanted to do a build thread to share some of my goofy/lame ideas, get input on things to do, and show the evolution of my Taco.
I'm on an extremely thin budget, so that will factor greatly into my planned mods. I'm also coming from a different discipline than most: swamp mudding (the main option for wheelin' in FL). This is the other consideration for some of my choices.
1998 Xtracab SR5
3.4L V6/5-speed manual
Here's a pic of the truck from the Craigslist ad I found it on:
The truck runs great and has a fairly straight body aside from a few dings in the tops of the bedrails. It also came with a diamond plate aluminum tool box. It currently has a 2' Pro Comp above-the-strut spacer/rear AAL lift on it that will be getting replaced. The paint, however, is in pretty rough shape with the clear coat wearing off in several places. Seems to be a common problem with black vehicles in the FL sun.
(Done) Cab Clearance Lights
(Done) Tires and Wheels
(Done) Install Tach
Install Oil Press Gage
Blue LED Instrument Lights
LED Marker/Stop/Turn/Backup/Tag Light Bulbs
Wish List of things I'd Like to do if I hit the lotto:
4.88 or 5.29 gears
Oh, and the truck is going to be christened "Annie" in memory of my Grandmother whose passing allowed me to buy it. (Although, I'll probably be calling it Tacoma no Baka and other unpleasant things while working on it, lol.)