I've seen so many others build pages I decided I should finally start one myself, even if it ain't much. I purchased my 2008 Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 DCLB in 2011 with a Leer canopy and about 20k miles on it... It's now Aug 2014 and I'm over 91k miles. I get around.
I'd love comments, questions, and recommendations. Thanks in advance for any compliments or help as this build slowly moves forward!
Plasti-dipped wheels and badges. Removed
New grill, color matched.
K&N Air Filter
Debadged and added custom TRD Oregon State Decals from Ghost GraphiX
Smoked tail lights and 3rd brake light with tint paint.
Toolbox with bedliner.
3 inch Pro Comp lift- New coils, shocks, and AAL.
Sanded, rust reformed, and painted frame.
Removed mud flaps.
LED hood lights with in cab switch.
25% tint around with visor.
Piercedtiger's Anytime Fog light and DTRL mods.
Removed fender flares and filled holes with black painted carriage bolts and rubber washers to seal.
886 bulbs for Reverse Lights.
Ballistic Jester 17x9 rims with 4.5 backspace and -12mm offset.
265/70R/17 General Grabber AT2 tires.
Installed back up camera and 7 inch screen where the sunglasses holder was. Camera on switch to be auto in reverse or on anytime.
LEDs map and dome lights
Orange and Black painted interior
Bowie knife mounted under steering wheel
Center console organizer from Amazon
7 inch screen for back up camera
Pioneer FH-X700BT stereo
Custom fit floormats
Here's my 7 inch screen placement:
Mods Soon to Occur:
Rear diff breather relocate
Bed-line rocker panels
LED in hood scoop
LEDs in interior (cup holders, etc) thanks to RAPR giving me the urge to do that.
Mods I'm Dreaming About:
Front plate or possibly hybrid bumper
Rear plate bumper
ARB air lockers
Supercharger and TCAI
I mostly ran it stock through 2011-beginning of 2013, being a college student with very little extra time or money.
My first mod came in April 2013 when I discovered the magic of Plast-dip. I'd never heard of it before and it seemed like a fun thing to mess with so i dipped all my badges and tires and instantly became the hit among my friends. I also purchased a new grill and dipped that. That ended up getting replaced in a couple months due to an accident. I bought a replacement grill, same kind, and during the repairs on my truck the repair guy surprised me by color matching it to my truck. Saved me the trouble!
First plasti-dip experience:
After with color matched grill:
In the meantime I was also experimenting with trying to create my own Oregon State logo painted on the tailgate. Didn't really turn out the way I wanted to I ended up removing it and buying an actual logo to stick on there.
How it Stands Now:
Come August 2013 my wife and I packed up and moved from Utah where we'd been attending school and came to Arkansas, where she is from. Obviously I'm from Oregon... Corvallis area, incase you couldn't tell.
Out in Arkansas, the real fun began.