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Old 08-16-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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I got this 2001 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab on April 24, 2009 for $4000. When i got her it had around 144000 miles. It's a nice little 4 banger that gets around 23 mpg, its my first car and i love her:



my first order of business was to slap some nice looking AVS window vent thingys, i picked these up at a local auto parts store for $40:





i also bought some interior stuff:
-cheapy little shift knob: $10
-Mossy Oak seat belt shoulder guards: $2
-cheap pedals: $14

i had the back end of the truck painted due to prevoius paint chipping, this cost me $175

the next thing i had to do was take her offroad to test her abilities: while doing this i gave her some new scratches:





She did great offroad and at one point i had water all the way up to the front bumper, but she just plowed right through. Even though i love going offroad i was so pissed when i got those scratches that i dedicated her to just being a show truck.

i decided that my taco was much to quite so i welded on a Flowmaster 40 series, the muffler cost me $110 with some extra piping that i needed:


this muffler does a good job of hiding the four bangerness of the truck, but it doesn't sound like a V8

After a few months of no mods i found tacoma world and that set me off

i bedlinered the fender flares:



Next i wanted a little lift so i decided on a rough country spacer/shackle lift for $200. this kit came with 2.5" spacers, and 1.5" shackles with longer rear shocks.



this took me 6 hours but was totally worth it:





while i was under there i welded a pipe right out the rear:





the lift is awesome:



i have 4 285/75/16 general grabber At2's in the mail that i got for $705 i'll post more pics when i get them, thanks for viewing this build, there is much more to come!!
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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looks great so far
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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For some reason, I've always kinda liked the look of the 1st gens a bit more than the 2nd gens. But then again, I can't complain. I love my truck
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Lookin good!

BTW, $4K for that truck was a STEAL!!!!!!! DAM Good find!
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Lookin good!

BTW, $4K for that truck was a STEAL!!!!!!! DAM Good find!
yea i know my friend was selling it becuase he was going on a road trip with a buddy of his, so i jumped right on the offer, its a southern truck to there is no rust either
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Very good build! Keep it up!
thanks!! i'm on a tight budget, but am making work. Anyone have ideas for a name for her??
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alright, i got some more stuff to add:

I took off my skid plates and repainted them black, they were pretty gross, and covered in all sorts of shit:



i cleaned them:



then painted them:





i also put in an alternator cause my bearing had gone bad. My tires have arrived in the mail, same with me 1/4" spacers, i'll have them all put on tommorow
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so just some more improvments on the truck, took the old stock bedliner out and herculinered a nice new one, and while i was at at i re-bedlinered the fender flares:

Here is the bed, i still got 2 more coats to do:



and here is the fender flares:

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Its been a while since i updated this biuld, and I have just accumulated some small stuff that I could add:

-- I changed from conventional motor oil over to fully synthitic=$30

-- Got the passangers side nice and clear coated becuase of some nasty scratches that I couldn't deal with, also got a small dent popped out=$250

-- Got an alignment (they had to add some type of spacer in order to get the specs correct)=$60

-- Decided to take the center caps off on the wheels, don't know if i should leave them off or put them back on:



-- The other day i cleaned the entire undercarriage, and noticed a tad bit of rust near the back of the frame, mabye tommorow I will take a wire brush to it and rattle can some primer on there, also getting my undercarriage oil sprayed thursday night to help prevent some rust.
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Its been about a month since I wheeled my truck last, like a said above I wasn't going to wheel it because of the scratch, but I finally decided that its meant to be a truck and to get beat. So I had to take it out again, I drove on some moderatly hard trails and took it through some thick mud, I try to stay off the real tight trails with to many branches to wreck my paint, but I now am officially offroading with my truck again, and I love it
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Damn I'm jealous of the price you paid!!!!! Nice build!
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #16
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It ll make it too 300,000 with regular maintenence. My brother has a 1996 2.7 with the 5 speed, and he has 309,XXX on his and its still running strong, but it needs a head gasket replacement.


I love your truck. What did the lift cost??
Do the 285/75r16 rub??
I would love to do this to my truck.
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thanks!! I hope it will make it many more miles

the lift only cost me $200 (its a somewhat cheap lift from Rough Country) its all I could afford and am very happy with it. The ride is a little stiff, but nothing to bad

the 285's rub at full lock on the frame a tiny bit. I think they would have rubbed on the UCA if not for my 1/4" wheel spacers that I picked up for $10 at Wheelers. Other than a little rub, there is none, im very satitisfied with these tires and probably will buy this size again

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Great job, the truck looks awesome.

FWIW, I think the wheels look better with the center caps.
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Sick build, I really like the 1st gen like this one almost as much as i like my 09. Hmm
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Great job, the truck looks awesome.

FWIW, I think the wheels look better with the center caps.
thanks, and yep, i put the center caps back on
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