Aw9díd B-W-B (Betty White Build)
I got my 2011 Tacoma DCSB Pre-Runner 2x4 on Nov 5th 2011. I drove it off the lot with 97miles on it. Here she is the day I got her. Had a TRD exhaust put on it at the dealer before I drove off the lot. It was one hell of a event to get this truck, but I got her and I'm happy.
How she currently sits today:
Now let the games begin.
The next day I bought the TRD intake (2nd Gen) and added some HIDís on the truck.
Intake: 2nd Gen TRD CAI. Iíve had no issues with this intake. After my first oil change I was getting a P0101 code but it turned out the dealership messed up the wiring harness somehow.
Decided to add a stubby antenna since I was always hitting the garage door when parking.
Blacked out the emblems: I used Plasti Derp the first time around and it was ok. I didnít feel like it would hold up very long. Later I took them off and spray painted them.
About a month later I decided to add the carbon fiber kit. I found this at www.carid.com. The kit is nice but I didnít know at the time you could buy each part individually so there are parts that I wouldnít of added if I had known about this. (Like the CD player trim since I was going to ditch it anyways).
Here is the kit:
And some pics after the install:
I see a smiley face!
Got a Bluetooth OBDII adapter and the Torque app for Android (Sorry iPhone guys, doesnít work on iOS) I run Android ICS on my HP touchpad, then it just sets here rather nice. Honestly this software is worth every penny. Best thing I have added to my truck.
Picked up a Devil Horn Hitch Cover from MetalMiller
Next I got in on the LED Group buy. These things are freaking crazy bright! During this time I did the map lights on with dome light mod. Itís hard to see in pictures but its bright as day in the cab with these leds.
Also came with free LED License plate lights:
Picked up 2 HID kids from DDM. Both are 35watts. The fogs are 3000k and the Headlights are 5000k. The scatter is horrible on the Tacoma headlight with LEDS so I will be doing a retro fit here soon. I also added Lamin-x yellow covers (If I did it again Iíd choose to paint vs. the covers).
For some reason the camera captures it as blue, but they are yellow.
Decided it was time to ditch the stock rims and I got a smoking deal thanks to 08pretaco!
Now stereo time!
Current Stereo setup:
Sub AMP: Alpine PDX M6
Mid/High AMP: Rockford T400.4
Front Speakers: Focal 35th Anniversary 6.5's
Rear Speakers: Alpine Type-R 6.5 for now
Sub: Alpine Type-R 12 Shallow
Box: Home built (rebuilding box)
Wires: RCA: Stinger 6pair, 12g Monster wire to all speakers, 4g power/ground, 60amp monster circuit breaker.
Others: Fully sound deadening (except roof) in entire truck. Rear wall was done 2 times. (Rammaudio FTW)
Current Sub Box:
Relocated Amp under driver seat:
Current Amp Setup:
Using the Alpine Type-R 12 Shallow mount sub. It's a great sub, but I screwed up building the box so the next box is in the works.
Got a First Gen TRD intake: I ended up buying this intake to fix the ECU codes. Ended up selling this to another TW member (Moose1988) and it works fine on his truck. If I had to pick between the two, the 2nd Gen would be my choice.
The old one and the new one side by side.
Got a new grill, painted to match with billet inserts.
Then got some new LED's, went with UV and Red combo. The UV is much darker than this so I'll be swapping out for pink and white needles next.
Close to how it looks currently:
(Shot at the same time as above picture but we held shutter open for 10 seconds to make the light brighter)
Installed a AFE throttle body spacer as well. Thanks to Moose1988 got the hook up on it! I like the noise it makes, seems to be smoother rev's, but no extra power.
Installed a BlueSea fuse block and hooked up my first accessory. HID Spot lights (7inch). Also made a light bar mount as well. Very easy to do. I suggest using steel vs aluminium.
Also mocked up my first intake cover. I'm working on the final product later this week.
Took some of my rock light pods and mounted them under the hood to a switch so I can have some light at night. These things are wicked bright.
Pic was taken without a flash.
Just got a new 24inch light bar from SDHQ. 40 degree LED's on the outside and 10 degree on the inside.
Installed the light bar:
Well the Retro's are done. *I haven't adjusted them yet, but the cut off is pretty close from what I can tell. *
Installed the light bar to the lower and got the 7 inch HID spots back in.
Painted the rear bumper thanks to Cbass38!!! Also painted my old grill while we were at it.
That's all for now, more to come later!