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Old 08-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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2010 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab SWB

Ive had Tacomus Prime (TM) for two years now, andI still get exicited to drive him each day. I found this forum about the same time, and im glad I did, you guys have been the most helpful and honest people ive found on an internet forum, and thats saying something. I enjoy seeing and reading about all of the other trucks on here, and ive learned alot, so I think its time to share and post up this thread about what ive done to my own ride.

6-9-14:


Just after lift was complete:



9-28-12 Lift Complete! It took 3 months from planning to end, but today its finally done!

Special thanks to Bret (BulletToothTony) and Mr OZ-T for taking the time to answer my questions and help steer me in the right directions.

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FRONT SUSPENSION
> OME 90000 NitroCharger Sport FrontShocks
> OME 885 Coils - no top plate spacer
> Light Racing UCA
> Swaybar Relocate


REAR SUSPENSION
> OME N182 NitroCharger Rear Shocks
> OME CS047 Dakar Leaf Spring Set -coated with ez-slide
> OME FK29 Driveline Carrier Bearing Drop


WHEELS & TIRES
> Stock Sport Rims
> LT 285/70R17 BFG AT T/A KO
> 1.25" Spidertrax Hubcentric Spacers


EXTERIOR MODS
> UWS Tool Box
> TRD Mudflaps
> OEM Running Boards
> Tailgate Security Mod


INTERIOR MODS
> SWB Wet Okole Seat Covers
> OEM TRD Off Road Mats
> TRD Shift Knob
> Console Organizer
> 20% Tint
> Painted Engine Cover (+5 hp)


FUTURE MODS
> Door armrest mod w/ swb neoprene material
> Install Hover Conversion & Mr Fusion

Pics in post below
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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This is the pic that started it all, I knew when I saw it that this was what I wanted:


Mabye two-ish weeks later, I came home with Tacomus Prime:




A week or so after that, I got my first paint scratch (fixed later with oem paint pen)


This was my old ride, a 98 firebird in a more recent pic after I gave it an overdue wash. After riding on the ground for 12 years I was ready to move on and havent looked back:


My first mod was a couple months later, with the addition of a uws toolbox:




I also got these trd off road mats at about the same time:


It doesent snow here in south arkansas very often, so when it does, its time for pics:


Almost a year goes by, as I lurk on tw, minding my own business when I get bitten by the mod bug again, and I pull the trigger on a set of wet okoles, a new shift knob and an awesome console organizer:









Around this time I also give him an overdue wash, wax and detail:


Soon after that, being slightly jelly of not having the 4x4 thing on my back flaps, I came up with a 4$ fix to the problem, stickers:




Then, while saving up for my lift kit, I decided it was past time to get the windows tinted. It was also the 110+ days that helped seal the deal:





The tint came out better than I expexted it to, and matches the stock tint really well from inside and outside:




Painted my engine cover, one of the more useless mods I know, but I like it:


Added OEM Running Boards:
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Parts:



Installed lift w/ dad in about 7 hours. I think everything went together ok, the uca bolts were a pain as advertised, and the dakars required some maneuvering and I watched out for the abs data lines as best I could. Will be rechecking all the bolts and things in a week and then in a month to make sure everything is all tight.

Only driven him home so far, but may have a 20 mph vibe, nothing jarring, prolly a medium one. will be installing carrier bearing drop kit next week when it comes in and mabye it will go away.

Anyhow, heres a pic with the stock 265's on still:


LIFT INSTALL PICS: (from multiple angles)

The lignting was perfect this morning, so I took abunch of em.




























Before:


After:


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This is the pic that started it all, I knew when I saw it that this was what I wanted:


Mabye two-ish weeks later, I came home with Tacomus Prime:




A week or so after that, I got my first paint scratch (fixed later with oem paint pen)


This was my old ride, a 98 firebird in a more recent pic after I gave it an overdue wash. After riding on the ground for 12 years I was ready to move on and havent looked back:


My first mod was a couple months later, with the addition of a uws toolbox:




I also got these trd off road mats at about the same time:


It doesent snow here in south arkansas very often, so when it does, its time for pics:


Almost a year goes by, as I lurk on tw, minding my own business when I get bitten by the mod bug again, and I pull the trigger on a set of wet okoles, a new shift knob and an awesome console organizer:









Around this time I also give him an overdue wash, wax and detail:


Soon after that, being slightly jelly of not having the 4x4 thing on my back flaps, I came up with a 4$ fix to the problem, stickers:




Then, while saving up for my lift kit, I decided it was past time to get the windows tinted. It was also the 110+ days that helped seal the deal:





The tint came out better than I expexted it to, and matches the stock tint really well from inside and outside:




Painted my engine cover, one of the more useless mods I know, but I like it:



Thats where im at now, till I finish saving up the $ for my lift and tires in the comming weeks. Thanks for looking!
Looks great!!!! You are doing a fine job on her.... I just picked up a 2008 Super White TRD Sport Access Cab... Really like your shifter.. Where can i get one? Dealer? On Line?
Thank you

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Great start & good choices.
When you get your lift I suggest you try it without the sway bar rather than relocate it.
885s gave my 4Banger 3" up front and will probably get you around 2.75". I never had a problem with sway bar or relocated it. I was trying to find a way to disconnect it for off road & keep it out of the way and couldn't find one so I removed it and figured I could reinstall it if I didn't like the way it handled on road. It's still off.
Have you priced Hover Conversion & Mr Fusion install? It's out of my price range.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments guys!

Gman, I got mine from ebay, if you search for "trd shift knob" you should find one, but lots of other places carry them too. They are also labeled "sicon accessory" sometimes too. Id say its a 0.1/10 on the mod difficulty scale.

Ive been debating on whether to keep the sway bar or ditch it. Most on here say to ditch it, and im not a reckless driver by any means, but it seems a small price to pay incase I ever did need it in unforseen cirumstances.

My next mod, after the lift, will prolly be the armrest mod w/ swb neoprene material (same as seat covers) Ill have until 2015 to save up to install the hover conversion and mr fusion tho!

"when this tacoma hits 88 mph your gonna see some serious stuff"
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So did you ever get your lift installed? Want to see some pics of it...
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #10
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So did you ever get your lift installed? Want to see some pics of it...
not yet, have minor problem, details here ( http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...tly-they.htmlv)

atm I have sitting here my new uca's, rear shocks, spidertrax, ubolts and 1 front coil assembly.

wating for the new coil and dakars (were on backorder) to arrive sometime this week. Then I need to apply some ez-slide to the leaves and put em back together. Then I have to find a tire shop, order the tires and have them put on - and that after whichever weekend dad has free for us to install everything.

short answer: prolly 1 month from now ill have pics to share, I hope
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bump for lift install, info in 3rd post from the top.

expect many more pics on sat I hope ! =D
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looks great man!!!!
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*BUMP* Lift complete! Pics up top!

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Very nice!! Well done! Planning makes perfect!
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Love your lift! I wish you were a 4x4 though so I could see how it would look on mine, those 885 are what Im going for I just havent seen a lot of 4x4 access cabs running them
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Thanks for the comments guys!

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Love your lift! I wish you were a 4x4 though so I could see how it would look on mine, those 885 are what Im going for I just havent seen a lot of 4x4 access cabs running them
visually theres no difference between my prerunner and a 4x4, just no front differential or rear locker. alot of 4x4 guys run this same setup I think.
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Looks good tru glad it turned out for you
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Very nice build think it looks great!! Hope to follow those mod's soon as well...
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