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Old 10-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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The Great Smoke's Semi-Build

THE GREAT SMOKE'S BUILD

2011 TRD OFF ROAD PRERUNNER

PURCHASED JULY 2011


CURRENT PICTURE--AS OF 3-15-14



Exterior
- Front Window Tint (~15%)
- Tailgate Debadged
- Pinstrip Debadged
- Plasti-Dip Side Emblems
- Plasti-Dip Front Emblem
- TRD Skid Plate (Painted with Bed-liner)
- UWS Low Profile Toolbox
- Husky Liner Mud Guards
- NFab Running Boards
- Customized TRD Decals

Interior
- Weathertech DigitalFit Mats
- Paracord 550 customized door grips

Suspension
- Bilstein 5100 all around (Front set at 1.75)
- 1" block in rear

Tires
- 265-75-16 Toyo Open Country AT2
- 16x8/-4.5 Moto Metal 951 Rims

Future
- Soft Tonneau Cover
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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This is a modest build comparing some of the great ones that are on this site, but it's the journey of my truck!

My first Tacoma that I owned (95.5) which belongs to my brother now and my first Tacoma that I purchased (06 Access Cab)


July/August 2011-ish: About a week after getting the new ride aka the "stock" picture:


I was able to keep a few things that I purchased for the 06 such as the TRD Skid Plate, All-Weather mats, and my toolbox. For Christmas, I got Weather Tech mats for the rear seats. I also got a shortie from AntennaX, but am currently Antenna-less as it broke off a few months ago.

December 2011: I tinted my front windows with some Christmas money that I had gotten:


The truck stayed like this for a while and I was pretty happy with how it looked, then the TacomaWorld fever took over.

May 2012-ish: I bought my rims and got them mounted. While I was at it I got my white-letters flipped inside:


December 2012: "Santa" brought me some n-FAB running board, which I installed on the same day:


March 2013: I got bored one day and tried to plasti dip my emblems, which didnt turn out too good, so I removed the dip and did my front emblem instead. I also painted my TRD Skid Plate using some bed-liner spray:


April 2013: Next came the tires and lift:
Toyo Open Country AT2 265-75-16


Before the Lift:


After the Lift:


September 2013: The pinstripes started to become flaky, so I decided to remove it. I never liked it in the first place anyway. I used non-acetone nail polish removal, a credit card, soap/water, and wax. Came out alright (no damage to the paint)


December 2013: I was getting getting bad vibes between 50-60mph with my current set-up and it was driving me nuts, but thanks to this website I discovered hub-centric rings. I went ahead and ordered me some as well as some Gorilla lugs and installed them. After the install, I was very pleased to find no vibe. Best 50$ mod known to man.

March 2014: After seeing many write-ups and pictures of people debadging their trucks on here, I was going back and forth on debading mine, mostly because I did not want to have any 'shadowing'. One day, I was like 'screw it!' and debadged the tailgate and couldn't believe how stupid easy it was. It was one of these mods that I wish I had done a long time ago.


Since the picture--I have taken the V6 off, leaving only the side emblems

With the beautiful weekend we had around here, I took advantage of it and plasti-dipped my side emblems.


The overall look after the emblems has been blacked out.


TRD Decals came in! It took me much longer than I anticipated. About halfway through the process of using a hairdryer/goo gone/nails to remove the original decals, I grew impatient with this approach so I ran to Advance Auto and picked up a 3M removal wheel. Needless to say, I'm a true believer of the product now. It made the process a whole lot faster. Once I reached the point of removing the transferring paper, I encountered some issues with the decal not sticking to the truck. I carefully removed the transfer paper far enough to push a pin through--popping the bubbles and whatnot. I'm happy with the results though.



I went to Jumping Off Rock, SC, which's close to Table Rock State Park and here's a couple shots from the trip. I strongly recommend you guys to make a trip out there if you haven't already. It's one of these hidden gems:



Here's a few pictures that my friend took:




April 2014: I got bored one day and decided to pick up some Paracord 550 and went to town.

Also ordered/installed some front DigitalFit mats by WeatherTech to go with the ones I already had in the rear via a group buy.

May 2014: Finalized my customized center console organizer. It's not perfect, but it does its job just fine.


This is all for now...Enjoy!
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:54 AM   #3
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Thanks man.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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Looking good man! I really like the color of your truck!

Quick question, do you still happen to have your Prerunner badge from the back?
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Looking good man! I really like the color of your truck!

Quick question, do you still happen to have your Prerunner badge from the back?
Appreciate the kind words man. As for the badge, I threw it away as soon as it came off of the truck. Sorry!
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Sweet ride.
Hey man--your truck is looking pretty good too!
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:01 AM   #9
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Appreciate the kind words man. As for the badge, I threw it away as soon as it came off of the truck. Sorry!

Awe darn, I want to put one of the 2nd gen Prerunner badges on my truck esp now that I converted mine to 4wd!
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Awe darn, I want to put one of the 2nd gen Prerunner badges on my truck esp now that I converted mine to 4wd!
Sorry man! What was involved in the conversion? I might be doing this to my truck down the road. Was it difficult to do?
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