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Old 12-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Figured I ought to start one of these... Lurked quite a bit before purchasing my truck in June 2013. Here is how she sits now as of June 2014.





Here are just some pics I like...

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Mods in order installed:
OME lift - 882, Dakar, nitro chargers
ECGS needle bearing fix (diff vibration)
Cb - uniden 520xl, firestik 4', door jamb antenna mount
Toytec 1.5" lift shackles
Cut exhaust at down turn
Wheels - late 90's 15" 4runner alloy, sprayed duplicolor flat black
Tires - 33x10.5x15
Painted grille and surround duplicolor flat black
RAT IFS skid, painted rustoleum semi gloss
OME D6XL AAL
Trail Gear low profile bumper, rustoleum semigloss
Relocate blinkers to corners
BAMF sliders
Softopper
BORA 1.25" spacers
Grey wire mod
Ultra gauge
33x12.5" 15 eldorado sport mtz
Pacer aluminum wheels painted black 15x8

Misc recovery and tools... I'll add a separate list of this crap some day.

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Some things I'd like to do/add:
Oil catch can
New door lock actuator...haven't had time to install yet
Belly and tcase skids
Cd/iPod deck... Stock stinks, burning cds makes me crazy
BAMF dual lightbar/rack/tire carrier
RTT
Winch
Longer rear shocks or relocation of nitrochargers
Rear bumper/swingout
Portable air
High angle cv boots/slide mod
Offroad/bed/camping lights
Dedicated tool set for truck
Maybe 35's and regear
Struts for hood
Maybe add a second battery...
Better mount and organize my crap



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I redid this intro because... Well it was disorganized and annoying. Background, purchased this from a gentleman with about 76k, miles bone stock.

The goal which led me to the 1st gen tacoma dc TRD:

Reliable family car to fit my wife, kids (future), two dogs, bikes, camping gear, with the ability to take us to amazing places accessible by capable trail vehicle.

Here she is, photo from original craigslist add, which I saved:



Adding maintenance/service record here when time permits...
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Super nice find, look forward to your progress.
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Thanks man. The dude who sold it was responsible, and hardly drove it since he worked close to home.
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Truck looks great man, now we need to get up to the hills for some wheeling!!! Cant wait to see more, makes me want to spend more money on my truck.
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I was just thinkin' that. Unfortunately I'm pretty much street or light trail only until we have new tires. Tw's didn't work out so well, and can't afford a full set of tires right now - on top of trying to convince the wife that we NEED new ones

I think we might go poke around hollister on Xmas and have a picnic, since the fam is out of town. Welcome to join if you want. Sig others welcome!
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Good looking truck. Can't have too many gold DC's around here.
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Good looking truck. Can't have too many gold DC's around here.
Thx! Never too many.. Btw I think what I'll do for now is cut the exhaust at turndown, then have a muffler shop redirect out the side, and add a new tip to keep drone down and exhaust from under vehicle. Maybe I'm overthinking it but I'll feel better, haha.
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nice truck man! anxious to see how it comes along. only a few gold trucks here and every one turns out different
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Little Xmas flexing at hollister hills first time working the truck out at all pretty much, and with new suspension.
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Good looking rig man!
Thanks! Got a ways to go but a nice start. I'll check yours once I'm not wrist deep in the diff...
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How she sits now.. Pulled cv out for ECGs bushing install.
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Yep, dropped the little effing puller from the tool INTO the diff

Need to get a flexible magnet and hope for the best tomorrow...
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That was some nice flexing shots u got man. bet the thing was a champ through it all/ haha!!! wish we had places like that u could go to that is all open. thats a good idea about the exhaust man.
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Update for the build thread, more details in other threads. Dropped diff, removed tool, installed ECGs bushing. Now I am vibes free. Also hacked off tail pipe at downturn. Planning to have a muffler shop make a custom dump of exhaust at some point. Will post some pics of the exhaust next week after I get my toytec shackles and (hopefully) cb radio installed.
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I Like it man.
Every day I struggle with wanting to put a topper on my truck. I don't haul anything but the wasted space in the bed always has me scratching my head. Someday maybe.
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So... Finished cb install, didn't get around to longer shackles. Also, I think my diff is leaking. Guess I will need to figure that out. I'm hoping I do t have to pull the diff against... That was not fun.

Uniden 520xl
Door jamb mount
Heavy spring
Quick disconnect
4' firestik II
20' coax cable

Swr is pretty much 0 on both 1 and 40.

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And...

Was able to install 1.5" shackles. Maybe i should have kicked it to 2"... Sitting perfectly level. I want moar rake!!!

Also figured out my driver side axle seal is leaking pretty bad. Will address next weekend.

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Questions:

1) should I kick the shackles up another .5"? Really easy to do, whaddaya think?

2) found a deal on 15" 96' 4runner alloy wheels - 4 for $100.00. Know if these will fit over caliper, or back spacing? I would paint them black for sure...
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1) should I kick the shackles up another .5"? Really easy to do, whaddaya think?

2) found a deal on 15" 96' 4runner alloy wheels - 4 for $100.00. Know if these will fit over caliper, or back spacing? I would paint them black for sure...
Just get the D6XL extra leaf for your Dakar springs. It will give you the same amount of lift that a 2" shackle would and support the weight of your topper and other gear better.
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