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Pingo 07-20-2012 01:35 PM

My ongoing Tacoma build!
 
Alright finally decided to make my thread! Here's a little back story...

Really wanted a TRD for a long time and four doors and green, however this little gem popped up with only 68k miles and after finding out they don't make manual quad cabs I decided to go for it. The color has started to grow on me the more black I add, and I seriously love my truck! This will probably be a slower build as I'm a college student but I'm always wanting to spend too much money on my vehicle... It's a problem.



Suspension:
OME 881's up front
Nitrocharger Sports all around
Dakar leaf pack

Tires/Wheels:
285/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
TRD Tundra "Ivan Stewart" edition painted gunmetal

Exterior:
Partial de badging
Plasti-dipped badges
Bestop Supertop

Interior:
Boston Acoustic speakers all around
Pioneer FH-P8000

Armor:

Lighting:
Morimoto mini D2s retrofit
Cleared and blacked headlight/corner light/fog light housings

Future:
Full OME and dakar leaf pack
255/85/16
Deck Plate mod
off road spot/flood, back up, as well as new retrofits for lighting
window tint
all chrome to black
New grille (Purchased and awaiting install)
armor all the way around!
Roof rack
stealth 8 or 10 inch sub w/ amp
Sound deadening
Wet-Okoles (Waiting for next GB)
CB
Possibly a bed rack
Probably more I'm forgetting as time/money are available!

Most current picture :
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...dr_00024_1.jpg


When I got it :
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._6948643_n.jpg

First partial debadged and plasti dipped!:
http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/t...6/IMG_2776.jpg

Retros:
http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/t...6/IMG_2839.jpg

Up at Mt. Hood:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_06543.JPG

Painted my Ivan Stewarts I scored off craigslist for $120 for all 4!
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...69370250_n.jpg

Installed Bestop:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_07588.JPG

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_097712.JPG



Thanks for looking... Love this site and truck and looking forward to owning this beast for as long as I possibly can!

TeamSarcasm 07-20-2012 01:37 PM

Very nicely done!

ShadesOfGrey 07-20-2012 01:40 PM

Nice 1st gen man! Good list of projects.

Pingo 07-20-2012 01:43 PM

Thank you guys! Should be looking better once I get all these put on the next day or two, just need to buy a jack and possibly a couple other tools I lost while moving...

nitrocharger sports
ome 881's
dakar leaf pack

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...24075560_n.jpg

ShadesOfGrey 07-20-2012 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pingo (Post 5414148)
Thank you guys! Should be looking better once I get all these put on the next day or two, just need to buy a jack and possibly a couple other tools I lost while moving...

nitrocharger sports
ome 881's
dakar leaf pack

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...24075560_n.jpg

Losin stuff always seems to happen when movin. Annoyin really. Haha.

FBGW01 07-20-2012 01:51 PM

Sweet truck!! love ur Husky too:)

TeamSarcasm 07-20-2012 01:51 PM

How do you like the soft top? and have you ever camped in it in cold weather? when I get a truck I think i am going to look into one of those.

Pingo 07-20-2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBGW01 (Post 5414208)
Sweet truck!! love ur Husky too:)

haha thank you! She's pretty awesome as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeamSarcasm (Post 5414212)
How do you like the soft top? and have you ever camped in it in cold weather? when I get a truck I think i am going to look into one of those.

I love it! I haven't yet camped in anything too cold. I slept back there one night where it probably got 40-50 degrees and was pouring rain. It was water tight enough where no rain got through that I could notice and nothing I had back there got wet. I was plenty warm as well. The versatility and keeping the use of my bed is what sold me on it though.

Tacomadude89 07-20-2012 07:18 PM

Sharp truck! Keep us updated with your progress. :)

Pingo 07-22-2012 09:08 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Got front nitrocharger sports and 881's on today' doing the back tomorrow... here's a teaser pic!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/att...3012909795.jpg

TeamSarcasm 07-22-2012 09:20 PM

I think you sold me on a soft top when I get a truck :p

As for your teaser picture.....:popcorn:

J88logue 07-23-2012 02:49 PM

Awesome truck - you'll have to go with me on mt hood this winter!

Pingo 07-24-2012 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J88logue (Post 5427659)
Awesome truck - you'll have to go with me on mt hood this winter!

Ty sir! You have an awesome truck yourself! and I would have totally been down but I'm moving back up to Fairbanks in a few days once I can finish up this marathon of a suspension install haha.

TACOMABOSS 07-26-2012 10:25 PM

Great looking truck :thumbsup: looks great

Tacoma03SR5 07-27-2012 07:23 AM

Nice Headlight! Very clean truck!

Pingo 07-28-2012 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TACOMABOSS (Post 5446181)
Great looking truck :thumbsup: looks great

Same to you! Reppin the red as well with my favorite year's front end!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tacoma03SR5 (Post 5447188)
Nice Headlight! Very clean truck!

Ty Sir! I love them. Apparently when I did them I put them on the truck and turned them on before I should have. So the driver side headlight housing melted a little bit. It's roughly the size of a quarter and not a big deal but it bugs me so I'm probably going to redo them at some point with FX-R's next time around.

Well I finally finished my marathon suspension install a whoppin 3 days before I'm moving back up to Fairbanks and driving the 2300 miles. But it was totally worth it and it's like I'm driving an all new truck!

When I was installing the dakar leafs I couldn't get a bolt out and had to wait for a ride to go get an angle grinder to cut it out. I got bored and decided to do a little work to the front end that I have been wanting to do for awhile. It's not quite finished as I really want to color match it and "satoshi" it. I already have the mesh and the paint I just need to do it. However this looks a million times better than the chrome I think so I'm happy for now.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...dr_00010_0.jpg

Here is a picture of the stance now with OME 881's, nitrocharger sports all around, and dakar leafs.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...dr_00007_0.jpg

for comparison, after wheels but before suspension :

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveQRy6t5.jpg

Sorry for lousy pictures. My cellphone is all I have until I get back up to Alaska.

ilove_taco_ma 07-28-2012 02:18 PM

like your truck. digging your soft camper. i really want one myself.

austinramsay 07-28-2012 03:16 PM

Sick ass front end :D im :jellydance:

TACOMABOSS 07-29-2012 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pingo (Post 5453254)
Same to you! Reppin the red as well with my favorite year's front end!

Love the 95-97 front end :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinramsay (Post 5453622)
Sick ass front end :D im :jellydance:

X2 looks great! The black bestop really looks good on the red :drool:

Pingo 08-02-2012 12:31 PM

So I called around and les schwab had the cheapest alignment I could find. They said it would take about 45 minutes. Well about two and a half hours later they come out and ask if they could show me some things and hands me this quote to fix everything :

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d..._102421_1_.jpg

:(

He told me to get the alignment within specs he had to "make my steering wheel way off". So now when driving straight my steering wheel is almost a full 180 degrees turned. Completely blocking my rpms and the cruise control is pointing straight down so I bump it with my knee sometimes. Really quite annoying.

Here are alignment specs:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d..._102832_1_.jpg


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