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Old 10-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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We bought this new in December 2005. Only recently have I decided to start doing some mods to it. Here's my plans in no particular order:

To Do List
- DTRL with VLEDS switchback bulbs (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...stall-oem.html)
- Relocate 7-pin trailer harness plug (post #31, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...html#post45560)
- Clean MAF & TB (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...g-2005-v6.html)
- Oil catch can (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...all-guide.html) (http://www.saikoumichi.com)
- Plastidip badges, rear bumper, pinch weld line under doors, exhaust tip, and foglight housings
- Cue ball shifter (8mm X 1.25)

Completed Mods
- Bilstein 5100's in all 4 corners (Dec 2013)
- Wheels - Eagle 16" bead locks (Dec 2013)
- Tires - 275/65/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers (Dec 2013)
- Toytec add a leafs (Dec 2013)
- BHLM (Jan 2014)
- Plastidip'd the grill (Jan 2014)
- Model T grill emblem from Andres (Jan 2014)
- ImMrYo rearview mirror relocation bracket (Feb 2014)
- Mounted mag light on side of front seat (Apr 2014)
- GTA iPhone adapter
- Tailgate antitheft hose clamps (Apr 2014)
- Tailgate reinforcement (Apr 2014) (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...orcements.html)
- Black rubber Toyota floor mats (May 2014)
- Console organizer (http://www.salexorganizers.com/Console_Organizer.php) (Jun 2014)

I'll post updates as they occur. Thanks for following along, and please offer up any advice you may have.

- Matt

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Box from Toytec showed up yesterday, and just got a call from the freight company that they're delivering wheels & tires tomorrow ....
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Installed an add a leaf, bilsteins, new rims and new tires on the rear end. Ran out of time/energy/daylight so the front end gets the business tomorrow AM. My first attempt at leaf springs and shocks - went well and I enjoyed it. Installing the add a leafs were like a tough wrestling match.
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The front end is kickin my ass! Every single nut/bolt is fighting me. I bought some spring compressors from Advance Auto and holy crap those bastards are hard to compress enough for the 1.75" setting. Heading back out now to re-engage.

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Going to look sweet! How did the front turn out??
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We'll I'm learning some hard lessons, as per SOP. I tried to compress the front springs myself and that was seriously sphincteriffic. Didn't help that I had the spring plate on upside down and an unnecessary bushing installed, so when I tried to install it on the truck there was no way it would fit. Had a local shop do the shock build for me the right way, which I'm embarrassed by, and it cost me $98!!!! Got em back today, will install mañana AM. I hope.

Also decided to replace the sway bar links & ball joints since they're stock and I damaged them during tear down. So that added $220 to this deal. Awesome.

This will be Day 3 that I do battle with the front end. I will emerge victorious!
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We'll I'm learning some hard lessons, as per SOP. I tried to compress the front springs myself and that was seriously sphincteriffic. Didn't help that I had the spring plate on upside down and an unnecessary bushing installed, so when I tried to install it on the truck there was no way it would fit. Had a local shop do the shock build for me the right way, which I'm embarrassed by, and it cost me $98!!!! Got em back today, will install mañana AM. I hope.

Also decided to replace the sway bar links & ball joints since they're stock and I damaged them during tear down. So that added $220 to this deal. Awesome.

This will be Day 3 that I do battle with the front end. I will emerge victorious!
Yikes... That sucks man. I had mine done for this reason. It's my DD and I couldn't afford to be without it for more than the day it took to be finished. Wish I had a second vehicle so I could have learned a little though!

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Work ran way late today, so I couldn't get to it. Looks so sorry. Sunrise tomorrow...

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DONE!!!




I took some on the chin though ...




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Haha looking a little beat up!
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Lost a few battles, but won the war!
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Yeah!!! Thank you!!!!
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Windows that are doors on the camper shell. "Windoors"
Now I'm trackin. Those things are a MUST. Love em.
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Sooo.. When can I expect mine in the mail? :joke:
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Put some Hawk brake pads on the front end. Got 80k miles out of the stock pads - I'll take that all day long. Planning to plastidip some badging mañana.
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Been raining so no Derpin. Maybe tomorrow. Did the chalk trick to adjust my tires to the right pressures today - 44 psi. My last set of tires got cupped badly well before the end of their tread life, and with how much they cost, I want to do everything I can to make these last.
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Plasti-dip'd / Derp'd the grill and installed the Model T emblem from Andres today. I also managed to completely ruin my headlights as I was attempting to restore them, so I'm on the hunt for some replacements ......

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