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Old 10-30-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Cool RelentlessTaco's build up

Last update: 3/12/11
Most current pics:





http://youtu.be/Z4s1U6DuogQ?hd=1

Update 3/12/2011:



3/10/11: Working on adding HC rear bumper:





Siped KM2's


















Current mods list:

Lift:
Front: OME front struts and 885 coil springs with a custom top spacer. 3.25" lift total. Light Racing UCAs. Sway bar removed.
Rear: TSB leaf pack with Wheelers offroad Tundra AAL(1.75" lift), 1.5" block and All-Pro U-bolt flip, Bilstein 5100 shocks with Toytec extenders.

Exterior:
Wheels 'n' tires: Siped 35x12.50x17 BFG KM2 mud terrains on 17x9 Moto Metal 951B's (-12mm offset and 4.5" BS)
Bed: Toyota factory diamond plate tool box, Toyota rubber bed mat, 4ft Hi-lift jack, Custom built(me): Bedlinered Diamond plate aluminum headache rack and tailgate reinforcement cover
Body: Custom built(me) Relentless Fab plate style winch bumper w/ center tube, recessed 4" driving lights, and 100W upgraded Hella 700ff's on top, Relentless Fab High Clearance rear plate bumper w/ hitch(and hidden winch soon), Relentless Fab 2" round tube/2x3square tube-hybrid rock sliders, Blacked out billet aluminum grille with billet aluminum devil horns Toyota emblem from Andres, duplicolor color-matched grille surround, Professionally color matched T-rex 1 eyelids, Sockmonkey's custom designed TRD 'All Terrain' mountain bedside decals, tinted-to-match front windows(25%), clearanced and painted factory flares for 2" extra tire clearance all around, blacked out headlights with TL projector retro w/ BMW shrouds and DDM Tuning 55W 5000K D2S HIDs.

Interior:
Miscellaneous: WeatherTech digi-fit floor liners in front and Toyota All Weather mats in rear, PRS modded gauge cluster w/ blue background and red needles, Blue LED dome light, 2- 3D cell LED maglights mounted to front seats
Stereo:
Alpine CDA 9886 head unit with iPod and USB hookups, Alpine SPS-609 front speakers with Tacotunes adapters, Alpine SPS-600 rear speakers, Alpine R-type 10" sub in custom sub box I built.

Performance mods and drivetrain:
Modified JBA cat back exhaust(no tube past muffler), polished cold air intake w/ 6" AEM DryFlo synthetic air filter, URD short throw shifter kit.

Off road recovery stuff:
8000lb winch and synthetic rope for rear on its way(3/8/11) still need to buy 2nd winch for the front, 2 tow/recovery straps, 48" hi-lift jack, 4- 3/4" D-shackles, 9 ton snatch block.

Other stuff:
Front body mount chop mod, Fog Lights anytime mod, Hella 700FF upgraded w/ Vision-X 100W offroad bulbs, rear diff breather extension mod, Scangauge II, painted engine cover mod, misc. stickers.

MUCH MORE TO COME!!!!


Mods in progress:
-4.10 gears (need to save for an ARB locker for the front to fit them)
-Relentless Fab'ed cut-bedside HC wrap around rear bumper
-Skids

Future mod list:
-Wet Okole seat covers
-Redline hood lift struts
-Front and rear winches
-On board air system
-Underbody Rock lights
-Long travel?
-URD Supercharger?!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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Here's my Taco's story:
Bought the Truck on May 25th 2007 for $24,977+dealer fees, about $400 under invoice on it. Shes is an Access cab 4x4 SR5 4.0L with a 6 Manual and had a few extra options including: Limited slip, Tow package, Carpet floor mats, door sill protectors, and the Valor stainless exhaust tip..... didnt stay stock like this for long. Couldnt wait for my lift to come so the first thing i did was take off my 265/70R17 Cooper ST's on 17x9 Raceline Renegade 6 wheels from my Chevy 1500 I sold and put em on the Tacoma. My 3" spacer lift came a week later and got that on over the weekend in my garage(didnt know all the shit about spacers back then ). Next, i took my Alpine CDA-9553 HU from my chevy along with 800W amp and 12" sony sub and wired that up. I soon added some Toyota All weather floor mats and TRD seat covers to preserve the spotless new interior, and a Toyota bed mat to keep tools and stuff from sliding around in the bed. Next came my Diamond plate headache rack I designed, and then after the 'bent tailgate in the first month mod' came a diamond plate tailgate cover from the same guy that built the rack to help reinforce the weak-ass tailgate. By now i didnt like how my AAL had settled so i added an additional 1" block to the back and some Billstein 5100's to handle the extra lift, but after a while, they proved to be too short also. Finally, I added a Scangauge II, a K&N drop in and removed the 2ndary filter for good measure. I also bought a cheap $45 plastic storage box from wally world and threw it in the bed for some extra dry storage during the winter that can be taken out if i need the room.

The week after I bought it.


After the headache rack and bent tailgate mod


After 1” block:



In my 2008 spring term of college i built a winch bumper out of Aluminum and got that on her too.... just no winch yet. After i got the bumper on, i installed a 3pc billet grille set and some Hella 500FF lights on the bumper to top it off. Later in the spring, a friend from college wanted my 2005 model Alpine HU for his '08 Dodge Ram 1500, so i went down to the local audio shop and chewed them down a little on a 2008 Alpine CDA-9886 HU with ipod adapter and USB hook up. I absolutely love this deck! This fall i threw on some new 255/75R17 BFG MT's and just last week i installed a JBA Cat-back and mounted my Highlift in my bed. Thats it for now!
Now for the pics:



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Old 10-30-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
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And now for some vid clips of what the JBA sounds like. The vids are kinda quiet so you’re going to need to turn your speakers up a bit. Sounds best through some speakers with a sub hooked up for the nice low growl.



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Old 10-30-2008, 08:35 PM   #7
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Great looking Taco!
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:13 AM   #8
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:22 AM   #9
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that down south, The beach area kinda looked like coose bay or something, Nice truck tho man. Love the front bumber work. sounds great. Nice work
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:28 AM   #11
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sweet ride man!!! i still say you got one of the baddest bumpers around!!!
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:18 PM   #12
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Just a quick update on a few little things i've done.
-I painted my winter tire steelies black. Looks much better than the silver IMO
Before(thats my buddy Travis sitting in my truck):

During prep/paint:

After:

I also found some neat looking fake carbon fiber that came in a sheet. I printed out 'TACOMA' in some 108pt font, taped it down and then cut it out with an x-acto knife. Put the sticker on the glove box, think it looks subtle but pretty cool:

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Old 02-24-2009, 01:38 PM   #16
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Time for an update on some of my newest mods. Since my last update here are the things I've added: A Cold air intake, a bike fork mount that bolts to the bed cleats, A 10" Alpine Type-R sub in a custom box and some alpine S-type 6x9's in the front and 6.5's in the rear doors. I also got the leaf spring TSB done, and finally just last week I bought a lightly used Warn XD9000i multi-mount winch to help with those stuck situations like this night wheeling pic from last friday

Hopefully in a few weeks I'll also have some OME 885 coils on the front and a new AAL on the rear to bring it back up a little after the TSB.
Pics of the new mods to follow in the near future.........
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #17
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what is the story behind your bumper... only one i've seen like it, looks homemade



definately makes your truck look very angry



edit: just saw this part of your first post
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:52 PM   #18
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Yep, built the bumper myself. I'll be able to do a few finishing touches to it in about a month or so in a fabrication class at my college, and then finally paint it up. It should look pretty sick when its finally all done. Stay tuned.
Here's a Photoshop'ed preview to what it will look more like when painted:
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #19
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how do you even begin to build shit like that??
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #20
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how do you even begin to build shit like that??
By ripping that stock crap off!
Well, really, just strip it to the frame, have an idea of what you want it to look like and how it needs to function, then start cutting and welding. Really thats about it. It just takes a bit of welding and fabrication skill, the tools to do it, and the ability to visualize things like this.
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