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chasebrooks14 03-01-2013 02:52 PM

LaToya, the 97 Taco build
This truck has been own by my grandfather since 2008 and I dreamed of owning it or another like it. then one Christmas, they surprised me with the truck title. I named her LaToya
1997 LX

Current Mods:
Mickey Thompson classic iii wheels
20% tint up front and windshield strip and 10% on the back
painted bumpers and grill
Green LED Floor lights
LED Glow light bar with reverse lights
tailgate sticker removal mod
Tinted taillights and 3rd brake lights
painted the chrome trim on the fenders black
Kenwood touch screen radio
Pioneer door and rear speakers
bedlined toolbox
White gage cluster with blue needles
front & Rear 5100s
Eibach coils
New leaf pack and shackles (1" lift)
toytec AAL (2" lift)
32x11.5 Cooper STTs
retrofitted headlights made by a fellow member
42" Light bar across
Light racing UCAs
1" differential drop

Future mods (not in order):
satoshi maybe?
fog light mod
bucket seat/bench seat swap so I can get a center console
custom sub box
Switch the mirror tint windows for black ones
Plate bumper and sliders (hopefully)

Here it is stock the day after i first got it and took it through a little mud


i installed 4 green LED bars all wired to come one when the radio comes on. But it has the option to turn them off when i dont want them on


I also have this switch that isn't hooked up to anything. so i might get some fogs and use this switch for it. If y'all have better ideas let me know.




more paint

PcBuilder14 05-13-2013 08:04 PM


chasebrooks14 05-14-2013 12:57 PM

bought me a tail gate light bar. but 3 red LEDs are out so they are shipping me another. ill get a better picture at night

painted my toolbox black and added some window decals

i dont think this is the right way to deal with excess wire but i didnt know what to do with it

put on some helper springs

WThomas1250 05-14-2013 01:02 PM

Sub'd. Great looking truck! MT Sidebiters will look awesomne!! I considered getting some for my 98.

chasebrooks14 05-14-2013 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by WThomas1250 (Post 6887678)
Sub'd. Great looking truck! MT Sidebiters will look awesomne!! I considered getting some for my 98.

Thanks! once i get the money for them, i will probably buy them. or just ask for them for my birthday present.... :rolleyes:

chasebrooks14 05-14-2013 07:03 PM

my LED bar has some lights out :(


people should know im backing up


BYJOSHCOOK 10-02-2013 06:09 PM

Nice build man! Where are you in Georgia?

chasebrooks14 10-29-2013 02:42 PM

update finally! ive got some new leafs I need to install but I need new shackles as well. as soon as they come in, these are going on!


finally got these!


installed the rears. theres nothing wrong with them, the boot was just pushed down too far haha.


GAH! someone pulled a hit and run at school :mad:

this is repaired now and looks good as new! I also got another light bar so the all the lights are twinkling.

ive also ordered some new coils from a fellow member and plan on installing them with my bilsteins to level out my truck!

chasebrooks14 10-29-2013 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by BYJOSHCOOK (Post 7514182)
Nice build man! Where are you in Georgia?

im in Jefferson! its about 40 minutes northeast of Atlanta!

KCDuran 10-29-2013 02:47 PM


chasebrooks14 11-01-2013 02:01 PM

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found a guy with a similar taco as I :D

chasebrooks14 11-03-2013 03:19 PM

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I took apart my instrument cluster and I noticed I had some bulbs in some spots that I never see light up. one is a gas light, which I don't know why it never lights up. and the other is a RR DIFF LOCKER which doesn't light up probably cause I don't have that. but here are pics

Fiolo 11-03-2013 03:24 PM

Looks good man ! Subbed

chasebrooks14 11-03-2013 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by XxTHe FioLOxX (Post 7657053)
Looks good man ! Subbed

thanks :D

chasebrooks14 11-05-2013 07:14 PM

UPDATE: a few days ago I attempted the speedometer color change mod and completely failed so now my needles are clear and misshaped. so I went to the junk yard today, got some needles of a similar year camry, painted them blue THE RIGHT WAY and now currently waiting for my LED dash lights to come in. Don't know if the camry needles will fit but if not, ill just paint the crappy ones I have now.

chasebrooks14 11-08-2013 12:15 PM

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Finally got around to white LED dash lights and I painted my needles blue! May may look as good as they should but I like it and I think it looks better than the ugly yellow/green combo!

chasebrooks14 11-09-2013 11:13 AM

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Got these today from a fellow member! These should be going on pretty soon! :D

chasebrooks14 11-09-2013 04:02 PM

there was a open spot in our garage tonight so I thought I would take it :rolleyes:



made it a pretty tight squeeze :cool:

vette6991 11-10-2013 07:10 PM


chasebrooks14 11-16-2013 02:15 PM

Finally got my 5100s installed along with the TRD coils! now it sits level :D


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