I guess it's about time for me to make a build thread. I've only had the taco since early 2009... I do mods occasionally and in spurts. I have a few other hobbies I can barely afford and usually just hop back and forth between them.
How it currently sits currently with 173k miles:
2002 Tacoma TRD
4x4 5sp manual
stock 4.10 gears
K&N cold air intake (installed by PO)
glass pack muffler
Eibach coils and 5100s
homeade leaf pack (help here) and cheap autozone shocks (about 23" extended length)
Wheelers type B 16x8s with 4" backspacing
285/75R16 Maxxis Bighorns
Autozone Offroad lights on front bumper with custom rock chip holes in each (didn't think they'd last this long)
Some fog lights I got for free wired into the reverse lights so I can see backing up at night
Homebrew headache rack
Homebrew front bumper
Homebrew rear bumper
Diff breather relocated to gas cap
CL tool box
gray wire mod
2wd low mod (J case: here push button: here )
no daytime running lights: here
disabled the feature that makes the blinkers blink faster when a bulb is out (here)
Short term (possible year or so) wish list:
skid plates. I think I'm going to buy these instead of bending since I don't have access to anthing that will bend metal thick enough to be effective.
Dual cases. As long as I'm running 33s I think I'd rather keep the 4.10 gears and just get duals. If I go 35s then a regear will be mandatory.
How it sat in the lot when I found it:
Camper shell made it for a few hours after I got it.
Existing modifications when bought at 92.5k miles:
K&N intake missing some bracing and shields
front coil and top plate spacer lift
rear lift shackles
255/85r16 BFG KM1s
Exhaust tail pipe modified to hang too low