-Front sway bar deleted
-Rear diff breather Relocated
-ImMrYo mirror relocation bracket
-Weather Tech floor mats
-Cruisin Off Road Sliders
Wheels and tires
-265/75R16 BFG AT KO E on Stock rock rashed tacoma rims
-LED reverse lights
-LED License plate lights
Hey guys Finally got my hands on a truck I've wanted for a very long time!!! Picked up my 09 Tacoma AC, 2.7 5spd on tuesday, and was instantly over going fast in cars its been 2 years since my 88 4Runner was killed and I've secretly wanted to get back into a Toyota ever since !!!!
As I mentioned a couple years ago I got my hands on a rust free 88 4Runner SR5 V6 auto, I found the truck sitting in some guys driveway after he had pulled it out of a 10 year slumber!!!, Truck was in amazing shape and came with a Rancho 9000 lift installed, buddy couldn't afford the fuel on her so I told him I'd trade my 91 CRX for the truck plus some cash on top on his end, unfortunately our time was cut short as I was rear ended 3 months later, the car slid under and impacted the frame and twisted it up the truck was basically undriveable and my insurance company wouldn't pay to fix the truck so i fought them till they gave me a big fat check, unfortunately I couldn't find another toy so I bought another crx cause they're awesome
88 4Runner SR5
My current DD/auto x CRX
lately the crx has just been showing its age, the most frustrating part is soo many parts are either no long available or just discontinued from Honda and after market manufacturers, so I decided to get something I've wanted and put the car away for awhile
Here it is my 2009 Tacoma fresh off the lot
I can't say enough about how much I'm enjoying the truck although I'm gonna have to make it louder its weird not being able to hear the engine or exhaust but then again I've never owned a vehicle this new before!!! I also can't say enough about what a valuable resource this website has been every spare moment for the last couple days I've been on here reading and learning as much as possible about my new truck I really can't wait to start making this one my own!! actually I kinda already started !!!
My CRX had a sirius car kit installed so I transferred that over to the truck cause I can't go back to top 30 and commercials !!!
The truck came with a Kenwood head unit so I just went ahead with the hardwire and routing of cables
Popped the climate control out
ditched the clock and the radio bezel
So what I did is solder two wires to the end of the cigarette lighter portion of the power cable and tie those into the 12v ignition wire of the radio harness adapter, as well as the ground
Tucked everything away nice and neat and mounted the sirius unit to the passenger side vent temporarily until the bracket I ordered arrives, once that happens I'll clean up the wires and tuck them, but this does the job till then
For the antenna I ran it through the glove box seam, then behind the glove box(where I strapped up the extra cable in a figure 8), into the passenger side kick panel, along the threshold, into the rear door seal, up there and out the top, with the antenna on the roof just past the rain gutter(clean the antenna area first so that no grit/dirt/anything gets trapped under and wrecks the paint)
Right now I'm waiting on some speaker adapters so I can install my JL audio 6.5" speakers, in the front and rear doors, as well as a retro tailgate decal kit. I plan to debadge the shiny decals on the tailgate and go with the retro Toyota across the back with 4wheel dirve in the bottom right corner !!!
also I'm gonna ditch the huge hard tonneau, as well as the stock wheels and tires at some point in the near future, the tires are brand new so I'll use them for commuting and toss on the other set when I wanna go have fun, maybe lol see how long that lasts anyways, I can't promise quick updates but I'll throw up whatever I do to the truck as well as all the adventures I hope to have in the coming months and hopefully years!!!!
thanks for reading comments suggestions always welcome !!!