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bellero 09-21-2012 05:46 PM

Bellero's slow built (1st Gen)
2003 Tacoma 4x4, 3.4L, 5 speed manual.
On the day I got it.


As she sits now;

After the bush guard install:



Westin bush guard
NGK blue spark plug wires TE66
Karlyn/STI ignition coils
Aisin timing belt/water pump/idle bearing/tensioner, etc...
Silicone radiator hoses.
ARE hard tonneau cover
LED dome light
Weathertech floor mats
All-pro rear bumper
Deckplate mod
Trail FX Window vent visors
KC Hilites 6" long range 130W lights
URD short throw shifter kit.
Differential breather extension.
Alcan leafsprings.
Bilstein 5100 on all four.
Toytec/Eibach front susp.
Greaseable shackles.
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs 285/75/R16
Mickey Thompson Black Classic Lock wheels.

bellero 10-02-2012 08:04 PM

I just scanned a few pics of my first Toyota, 1986 Pick up, 22R engine. I had it for almost 10 years and sold it 6 years ago. Pics were taken just before the engine was rebuilt hence the spare engine in the box.




bellero 10-02-2012 08:05 PM

I just ordered some suspension parts for my Tacoma. More pics to come once everything is installed.

bellero 10-05-2012 05:50 PM

I got some spare cash to spend on the truck and here's my plan but I need to know if it will all fit together?

Wheel Size: 16X8
6 on 5.5 Bolt Pattern
Offset: -12
Backspace: 4
Bilstein 5100/toytec coilovers
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac LT285/75R16E1 126P W

Would all this fit together without rubbing?

Thanks for your help

buzzard1992 10-05-2012 05:59 PM

Everything should work. You might rub a little but nothin major. Good lookin truck man

bellero 10-06-2012 09:26 AM

Thanks buddy.

buzzard1992 10-06-2012 11:22 AM

No problem man! I'm jealous of the snow pictures. We don't get much of that down here haha

bellero 10-08-2012 07:04 PM

Did the deckplate mod today, also installed new spark plugs, NGK wires, Karlyn/STI ignition coils and replaced the PCV valve. The engine runs a little smoother now, especially when shifting.




bellero 10-16-2012 04:11 PM




Installed two KC Hilites over the weekend with help from TW user ClementL21.

buzzard1992 10-16-2012 06:36 PM

Nice. How do you like the deck plate mod?

bellero 10-20-2012 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by buzzard1992 (Post 5847326)
Nice. How do you like the deck plate mod?

Well it's hard to tell since I replaced the spark plugs, wires and ignition coils at the same time I did the deck plate mod. The truck definitely runs smoother now, especially when shifting gears.

bellero 10-20-2012 06:01 PM

Today I picked up a bunch of parts I had ordered. In the next few days, I'll be testing my limited mechanical skills by trying to put all of this together! Should be interesting!! :rolleyes:

Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs (285/75/16)
Alcan leaf springs
Drop diff kit
URD short throw shifter kit.
Rear Bilstein
Extended rear brake line.
Exhaust bracket.
Toytec coilovers
Greasable shackles
Wheel spacers






bellero 10-22-2012 09:49 PM

I realized I need taller jack stand and a few tools I don't have before I can go ahead with the suspension install.

I did however install the URD short throw shifter. Took about an hour and everything worked as was supposed to. I really love the way it now shifts and the reverse gear is even easier to find than before. Very well designed kit, I highly recommend it!


buzzard1992 10-23-2012 05:25 AM

Nice man! Can't wait to see the lift and tires put on!

Jefferdy 10-23-2012 05:47 AM

Nice truck, looking forward to seeing your suspension install, as that's next on my list as well!


bellero 10-24-2012 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by buzzard1992 (Post 5880062)
Nice man! Can't wait to see the lift and tires put on!


Originally Posted by Jefferdy (Post 5880089)
Nice truck, looking forward to seeing your suspension install, as that's next on my list as well!


Thanks guys, I'm going deer hunting tomorrow, I'll be gone for a week so the mods will resume upon my return.

bellero 10-24-2012 03:30 PM

I did some easy mods today,

Removed the little tab on the heater knob;


Bought black light covers to replace the flashy yellow ones;


Replaced the cup holders tabs, I used the wife's old yoga mat but I will have to redo this with something like rubber because the yoga mat material is too flimsy, need a stiffer material.


Also picked up my new wheels at the ups store;


buzzard1992 10-24-2012 03:43 PM

I thought you said this is a slow build!?? Trucks gonna look so good real soon I can tell

bellero 10-24-2012 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by buzzard1992 (Post 5888846)
I thought you said this is a slow build!?? Trucks gonna look so good real soon I can tell

I know, it's going way faster than I thought, very addictive hobby!!:D

DD03SR5 10-26-2012 10:35 AM

Man your truck is going to look so sweet with that lift and rims. I'm in ontario as well where abouts are you getting your parts from ??

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