Well I decided I would go ahead and make a build thread for my truck, its been a long ways from what she started as.
A short intro: My truck and I go back, way back. We were both born in the month of may and I am only a year older than her. It was love at first sight too.
My grandpa bought her brand new in the year of '96, but I was too young to remember that. Around the age of 3 or 4 is the earliest I can remember, and I just loved that Yota so much I wanted one just like my grandpa's. So he ended up buying me a black "little tikes" pickup that I thought was so cool cause I know had a black truck just like his.
Fast forward to later on in elementary school and middle school, I was growing up in the back seat of the Tacoma. During the summers back then, I stayed a few houses down at my grandparents while my parents were still at work. So I got to ride in the rear jumpseat to go to town almost every day while my grandparents went to Walmart, lunch, or wherever. I got to sit up front when just me and Grandpa would go to Lowes at least once a week!
So I literally grew up in my truck, I remember how as I got older that backseat got more and more cramped. But I still loved the truck! At 14, me and my dad started looking for my first car, I was set on getting a K5 Blazer or a Ford Bronco. But I was still young and the ones we looked at were not in good condition. Little did I know, my grandpa had something else planned for me! He let my parents know before me, and then told me it was gonna be mine to drive when I turned 16!
He handed me the keys a little before turning 15 though, so I got her early!!
So me and her go wayyy back. And I love this damn truck because it has so many memories.
Wheels and Tires:
Falken Rockey Mountain A/T 31"
15x7 American Racing Baja rims
Bilstein 5100 height adjustable shocks
Wheelers Offroad 5 leaf pack
Clear corners, clear turn signals, sealed-beam to H4 conversion headlights, Spyder LED tail lights, Super Bright LEDs in everything but the turn signals
To do list:
Regear to something better than these current shitty 3.91s
Added height in the rear
To the build!
How she looks today:
She started out looking like this when I first got her a few years ago at a young 75,000 miles:
Stayed like that for a while, my first "mod" was replacing the drivers side mirror while it was still under grandpa's ownership. I was young and couldn't drive for shit at 14, so I ripped it off on a tree backing out of my driveway.
She remained relatively mod-less while I was still learning how to drive her sophomore year. About the most expensive thing was a dashmat. Then for my 16th birthday (or was it 15th ) my dad bought me the rims I wanted!!
Some American Racing Baja rims:
I loved it, those old steel rims were just ugly, but now my truck looked amazing.
Button fell off me stock radio, glued it on with super glue but that wasn't a good idea. So I bought a new one:
Then it came time to ask for something for Christmas...that's right, flowmaster 50 series single in dual out:
Started it up at the muffler shop when they got done and jizzed everywhere My truck sounded amazing...
Offroad time in the back yard
How to park like a boss at highschool:
Introduced to dads new 2012 Ram:
Clear corners and signal lights:
Sealed beams vs. new ebay H4s:
Non slip pad for pocket below radio: