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williamsdouglas73 01-04-2013 01:33 AM

97 yo taco build
i bought this truck in june of 2012 bone stock.

today 2-27-13

as she sat when i first bought her
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/<a .../phone_510.jpghttp://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../phone_510.jpg

decided to ditch the camper, also went and got her dirty for the first timehttp://i.cdn2.tacomaworld.com/forum/...ons/icon10.gif
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then a guy decided he wanted to come at me around a blind corner, luckily by the time we hit we had both slowed considerably
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he had no insurance so i got full replacement value http://i.cdn2.tacomaworld.com/forum/...ons/icon10.gif
figured it was time to invest in a nice front bumper instead of returning to stockhttp://i.cdn2.tacomaworld.com/forum/...cons/icon6.gif

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then my stock skid plate got hung up as i was backing out an almost stuck situation and bent under itself (sorry no pics of that right now). i then fabed my self a skid plate out of a stop sign i had laying around.
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i love the look of halo's and halos aren't made for my headlights so i bought some cheapo ones off of craigs list. looks>performance. not what i usually like but these make the front look really mean. wouldn't recommend them if you still like to drive at night

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/<a ...phone_1128.jpghttp://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...phone_1128.jpg

my billys came inhttp://i.cdn2.tacomaworld.com/forum/...ons/icon10.gif
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sorry no comparison pics of before and after but as of right now its just stock coils set at 2.5.

this is just kinda my poser flex shots

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and another muddy shot
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new rims, 15x10 4.5in bs


how far they stick out

new meats for the girl, 33x12.5 hankook mt and i love them! they havent failed me yet and keep impressing me

i had to do the pinch weld mod and have cut out alot of the plastic and now the dont rub on the street. if im out in a trail tho and im flexing alittle and turn they rub pretty bad.

added a 2" block to the rear so the tires would quit rubbing the upper fender

well i broke a leaf, 2 actually, so much for using toyota leaves and building a pack just went with 63" chevy springs! these are the three leaf pack minus the over load and i would say i have around 5 inches over stock of lift

list will be added to as i find new things i want to do

im open to any advice or suggestions! shes a work in progress and will keep this thread updated as i get new parts
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BuzzardsGottaEat 01-04-2013 01:49 AM

That stop sign is pretty unique, haha

williamsdouglas73 01-04-2013 01:51 AM

yeah lol i was going to have it with the reflective side facing out, but didnt really wana have to explaine that one to the sheriff lol

williamsdouglas73 01-30-2013 11:30 PM

just installed my warm m8000 winch up front! hopefully going to get a chance to test it thisweekend after i replace my timing belt.

williamsdouglas73 01-30-2013 11:31 PM

will post pictures tomorrow after school when its brighter outside

flash9588 01-31-2013 11:49 AM

I'm still waiting for someone with a 96/ 97 tacoma to NOT get the low profile bumper with the stinger. Think you might have a change of heart and cut it off? I had one once with my old 88 pickup, cut the stinger off, looked way better.

williamsdouglas73 01-31-2013 09:47 PM

nah i really like the stinger, helps to judge how far things are away and easy to tell when i want to hit a trash can lol.

williamsdouglas73 01-31-2013 09:48 PM

tested the winch out today and it worked great! sorry about not postin pics but it got dark fast

williamsdouglas73 02-01-2013 06:11 PM

finally got aroundto posting pics!

williamsdouglas73 02-13-2013 11:33 PM

front two windows tinted to 20%,, should get pictures up by tomorrow hopefully
also just ordred led dome light!

williamsdouglas73 02-13-2013 11:40 PM

had to go test out that new winch no?
i felt i did a fair job.

doesnt look as bad here but you get the picture

and a poser flex shot, well, just cause


williamsdouglas73 02-14-2013 04:26 PM

and tint!

also painted my center caps while i was at it.

01GREENTACO 02-14-2013 06:59 PM

Liking that winch!

williamsdouglas73 02-15-2013 12:03 AM


Originally Posted by 01GREENTACO (Post 6442142)
Liking that winch!

its a hog! even with my old battery it just keeps on pulling! cant wait to get a new battery and really see how it does!

williamsdouglas73 02-27-2013 11:50 PM

new rims on yesterday just didnt have time to upload pics till today

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