Sully's 2004 "Volcano Taco" Build
Here's How the Volcano Taco sits today. (Sliders welded up, bull bar removed, hells behind grill, pics taken 5 June 2013)
-Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust
-AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake
-3" Skyjacker Lift w/ rear AAL's
-Stock alloy wheels (plasti-dipped)
-LT265/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
-B.A.M.F. Rock Sliders
-Hella 500 Driving Lights
-Red LED's behind gauge face and temperature control face
-Kenwood DPX-503 Head Unit
-Kicker ZX1000.1 Amplifier
-(2) Kicker CVT8 Subwoofers
-Cobra DX 19 Ultra III BC Radio
-RadioShack 25w PA Speaker
-Firestik II 4' CB Antenna
-Sockmonkey Bedside Decals
-Sockmonkey 3rd Brake Light Cover
-Sockmonkey Windshield Banner
-Not of this World "Timmy" Sticker
Story time! :woot:
Now before I get started, I have to give a special thanks to my mom and dad (Sullyman). This truck was my 18th birthday/graduation gift and I couldn't be happier. Mom and Dad jump through hoops helping me and my brother out with everything and without them not only would I not have my truck, but I wouldn't be the person I am today, and of course I am not being conceded, but I'm happy with who I am as well as my accomplishments so far in life. Again, I just couldn't have done it without Mom and Dad.
Time to get on to the fun stuff!
Here she is the day I first layed eyes on her at Carmax. Bone stock.
First thing I did after the first car wash was personalize the taco with my stickers. They came off later on to clean up her up a bit. The only sticker still on the truck today that is in this picture is my Not of This World sticker.
Then after taking off stickers, I went and got more from Sockmonkey! I got a TRD windshield banner, a TRD 3rd brakelight cover, and TRD PreRunner bedside decals. Also picked me up a Westin Bull Bar for $50 from Matt, a used to be local to me Tacomaworld member.
Also picked up my Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust and the AEM Brute Force Cold Air Intake.
Didn't do much for a while after that except for my audio and smaller boring mods, but I did go out to a couple meets. One to the Outer Banks with a bunch of TW guys, and the other was to Shoe Creek with Bandit and Fennywald.
Finally, I got my lift. 3" Skyjacker kit. Also plasti-dipped my rims after getting my Nitto Terra Grapplers. Unfortunately I got my tires before the lift so I've been running stock sized tires on my truck since.
Before the lift...
After the lift...
My next two mods/additions were influenced by a couple accidents I had. I'll tell you what, the stock bumper is a champ, and I could have kept it on the truck because there was such minor damage after both accidents on the same exact bumper. Only reason I did was because insurance paid for a new one for me. I had money from the accident left over after buying the bumper so I scored me a Hi-Lift as well...
Total damage to my rear bumper after being through both accidents...
And the new bumper. Looks a lot better than the chrome. Cheaper too :thumbsup:
I've only done some smaller cosmetic mods since then such as the red LED's behind the gauges and the Wink Panoramic Mirror. Here's a pic of the mirror installed, and before you judge, I too was under the influence that it was just a trendy thing for the annoying Honda kids these days. But with this thing there are no blind spots! It's like magic! :eek:
That's all I have really done as of right now, but I'll tell you this truck has a long way to go before I'm done with her. Anyway, here are the next few things on my priority list:
-B.A.M.F. Sliders (already have 'em and just waiting to be installed)
-Back to factory airbox with the Deckplate Mod and TRD Air Filter
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I didn't like how the stock mirrors were so small so I bought one of the oversized mirrors but everytime I hit a bump it moved down and I would have to keep adjusting it. Considering buying one of those huge mirrors how much did it run you man?
I bought mine at pep boys for $25. Just when u mount it make sure you get a good bite with the screws. Mine shakes a little. But it doesn't change position or anything. I love it personally. And I can see the people that like to ride in my blind spot in it as well
Lookin good man
Thanks bud! How's that 4wd treatin ya? I'm sure ur finding any reason to use it possible lol. I know I would be and will be once I convert
This is my son with whom I am extremely proud...
Thanks to my girlfriend's sewing skills, I got the hole in my driver's seat closed up. super glued some foam and a patch in there and Kali sewed up the hole for me.
4wd is treatin me real good man! went down to carova and took my girl to the beach much easier with 4wd haha
Lookin' good! I've also had someone total herself on my rear end- I got my suspension and built my rear bumper with the $ :D
You'll love those tires, I've got them in the same size and they are badass. Let me know if you get any rubbing up front on your frame. I've got slight rubbing, but can't tell if it was because I put my tires on before suspension- not sure if they still rub.
Anyways, sub'd for updates :cheers:
Updated with me new tars!!!! And I went with duratracs. Got them for $147 a tire and installed for free. I do have minor rubbing on the frame at full lock. more so on the drivers side. probably cuz my fat @$$ is in the drivers seat =P
Spotted you today at Jefferson Ave and Oyster Bluv
HEY! that be me! U from NC? what u doin way up here???
I'm up here workin. We just got done sprayin the surry nuke plant. Now we're doin the big cemetery on Warwick
I've posted this in the What did you do today forum and in the local one, but it has to be in the build. Got a red paint pen at NAPA for about $3, and spent 45 min to an hour on each tire dabbing along the letters. I like the turnout.
Will update the first post when I take pics after washing the volcano taco tomorrow. but heres a few pics showing the behind the grill lights.
Got the new sliders up thanks to Eddie from Ground Pounder Fab!
Also did some pics next to Chuck!
Looks good man! I want sliders so bad. Only I want kick ups to help hide the gravel chips in my paint lol.
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