So I figured it was about time I started a build thread as my Tacoma is progressing along nicely. This is my daily driver and my goal has always been to have a clean looking, reliable and capable rig that is ready to go at any moment. I am a weekend warrior that doesn't spend near as much time off road as I wish I could. I love to go camping, trail riding and pretty much anything outdoors. That is the direction that I went with my truck. Most of my mods to date have been basic and preventative as well as some aesthetics. Here is where I started out:
First Tacoma, day 1.
2010 TRD Offroad
Then this happened after only a month or so.
So, I took my insurance money and bought a replacement. 2011 TRD Offroad, basically the identical truck but a year newer and less miles. 100% bone stock and driven by an old veteran with a handicap plate that had recently passed away (found an old insurance card and did some research). Pretty sure it had never been offroad once.
Above pic is day one of ownership, below is where it is today.
Basic and free mods so far:
Bilstein 5100's all around
OME 885 coils up front
OME Dakar leaf pack
Debadged tailgate & theft prevention
CSJumper LED Interior Kit in white
Fog Light Anytime mod
Locker Anytime mod
Diff Breather re-locate (inside gas fill door)
removed mud flaps
removed side steps
AVS in-channel window visors
Husky Liner floor mats
265/75-16 Wild Country MTX
Rigid Industries Dually Spots and Floods
Future plans at the moment:
steel bumpers front and rear
I started out with some plastidip. So far I have done the emblems, rear bumper, tailpipe and overhead console.
I also bedlinered the stock side steps but ended up selling them since I like the truck better with out them. Maybe some sliders down the road.
My latest venture is making my own Satoshi grill. I picked up a 2010 donor grill and went to work on it after reading lots of threads from others.
Fast forward...Primed and ready for paint. Going to do the inside black and the outside color matched to my SSM.