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Old 08-16-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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SOLD on 11/27/12 for $23,500

October 2012: So the time has come that I need to sell my Tacoma...After the birth of my 3rd child paired with a new job and a commute of over 70 miles a day I'm going to sell her. I don't have the time to enjoy her like I use to and really need a solid commuter car that can be passed down to my 12 yr old daughter in a few years.

Not sure what the asking price will be at this point but will be selling as is. Currently sitting at 80,XXX miles. KBB says $19,584 to $22,634 stock with my options. What do you think? Fair asking price?


December 2011 (I no longer have the light bar but wiring is still there and I still have lights.)



------------------------ Build Starts Below --------------------------
I purchased my 2006 Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 on July 28, 2006 from Hanlees Toyota in Davis, CA. I had no intentions that day to buy the Tacoma but once I test drove it and they gave me a price I couldn't refuse ($1k under invoice!!!), I ended up taking it home that night.

Some upgrades began at the dealership when I made the purchase. I added the TRD Skid Plate (P.O.S.), Toyota All-Weather Mats (they only lasted a year) and OEM Toyota Bed Mat.

This is the only pic I have of it completely stock.




Added a Gaylord's x2000 fiberglass tonneau cover. I highly recommend this fiberglass tonneau cover. It had all the bells & whistles (electric unlock/dome light) but I found I needed the bed height more often then I thought so I sold it about a year later.



Next came the Toytec 3" lift...Old Man Emu 885 coils, 1/4" Top Plate Spacer, Alcan Add-a-Leaf, Front Diff Drop and Rear Axle Shims. I kept the stock Bilsteins and wheels/tires until I could afford some new shoes and shocks.
This pic was taken the night I drove it home from the shop after it was lifted.



Then I debadged, removed the front mud flaps, added a black billet shorty antenna, painted the front Toyota emblem black and got new wheels and tires! I went with MotoMetal 951 Black 16x9 wheels and BF Goodrich 265/75-16 Mud Terrains.
(Pic taken at Pismo Beach/Oceano Dunes. Skid plate took a beating on this trip. August 2007)


(Pic taken at Sequioa Lake/Three Rivers, CA)



Sold the tonneau cover, picked up a Randy Ellis Light bar and 4-Hella 6" driving lights.
I really never liked the RE light bar but since I picked it up used locally for a good price I decided to give it a shot.
I never liked the fact that it stuck out so much from under the front bumper.




Sold the light bar and installed a Grillcraft Grille. (Pic taken at Big Meadows in the Sequoia National Forest)



Mounted 2-Hella 6" driving lights behind the grille (>>> HOW TO <<<) and got rid of the TRD Skid Plate. It was bent up pretty bad.



I then raced a fighter jet and lost.



Got the tailights tinted by a local body shop and trimmed the rear mud flaps about 3" up. Added the TRD emblem for an addtional 20 hp. At this time I also had a Flowmaster 50 series muffler installed.



Got new wheels!!! American Racing Mojave Teflon 16x8 (part no.3981-6883). Kept the 265/75-16 BFG Mud Terrain tires.
I also added Bilstein 5100 shocks front and rear (Thanks Sonny at DSM)...and removed the TRD Bed Decal.






Tested out my Add-a-Leafs by hauling a huge load of Ag Source magazines! I was helping the owner with deliveries at the time. The Tacoma handled it very well but you should have seen the looks I got!



Time for a new tailgate. Had it replaced under TSB/Warranty.




6/2009: Installed a complete stereo system. ( >>> MY INSTALL THREAD <<<)
Alpine 9887 Head Unit, Alpine PDX-5 channel amp, Image Dynamics 6.5" components (front), 6.5" coaxials (rear) and a 10" subwoofer.
Tacotunes speaker baffles and subwoofer box. I made the amp/crossover mounting board attached to the sub box.






This is how it sat August 2009 with yellow fog lights. I also went back to the OEM grille and black emblem. I will eventually install my N-Fab light bar (Thanks Darknight!) with 4 driving lights.




September 13, 2009: Painted my center bottom bumper black. (>>> HOW TO <<<)



September 21, 2009: Painted the pinch welds black.



Ruff Stuff Specialties Battery Box for Optima D34/78 battery.





March 2010: Coated the N-Fab light bar with Line-X and I finally installed it. At first I had these 8" IPF Lights but I didn't like the chrome.


Had the chrome rings powder coated on the 8" IPF Lights...much better!




August 27, 2010


October 2010: Got new wheels...Pro-Comp 7089's and added TRD Center Cap Decals (Purchased thru Sockmonkey)



April 2011: Installed 2010 OEM Tacoma Headlights



May 2011: Installed an AFE CAI intake



May 2011: OEM TRD Oil Cap



June 2011: Installed a Gibson Cat Back Exhaust. Painted it black with Rustoleum High Heat Temp paint.

Cut off the tip right after the last hanger.



Current Modifications:
* Bilstein 5100 Shocks set at 0 (Front & Rear)
* Old Man Emu 885 Coils and 1/4" Top Plate Spacer
* Alcan 2" Add-a-Leaf
* 16x8 Pro-Comp 7089 Black (part no. PXA7089-6883)
* 285/75-16 Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrains
* N-Fab Light Bar (Line-X'd)
* (4) IPF 900DDCS 8" Driving Lights
* AFE CAI intake
* Optima D34/78 Yellow Top Battery
* Blue Sea Fuse Block
* Tinted Tail Lights
* 5000K HID Headlights and Sylvania Silverstar Foglights (or Nokya Yellow Foglights)
* Weathertech Floor Liners (Front & Rear)
* Gibson Cat Back Exhaust (cut off tip)
* Redline Hood Struts
* Alpine 9887 Head Unit w/iPod Connection
* Sirius Starmate Radio
* Image Dynamics CTX65cs 6.5" Components, CTX65 6.5" Co-Axials, iDv3 10" sub
* Alpine PDX5 Amp
* Fat Mat Sound Deadener
* LED Interior and License Plate Lights


My DIY and How to:

* Bed Lights with Tailgate Pin Switch

* Extra D-Rings in Bed

* Lights Mounted Behind Grillcraft Grille

* Add a Cam-Lock to Center Console

* Stereo System Install Thread

* Paint Center Bumper Black

* Relocate the Trailer Harness

* Blue Sea Fuse Block Install

* Homemade Mini Mag Lite Mount
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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DIY Mods and other accesories

A few DIY mods and accessories...



June 2011: Extended the rear differential breather



11/12/10: Mounted a Mini Mag Lite >>> How to <<<


11/12/10:Painted the calipers black



9/19/10: Relocated the trailer hitch harness >>> Write up here <<<

Before:


After:




9/19/10: Made a whip mount for the bed rails and used a quick-connect whip holder.




Added utility bolt snaps to the bed. >>>DIY Here<<<



Added 7/18/10: Blue Sea Fuse Block >>> How To <<<





Added 7/8/10: Underhood LED Lights >>> How To <<<



Fog lights on anytime mod:



Mounted a Mag Lite:



Added tamper proof bolts and 2 bolts to the bottom on the license plate.



Added a cam-lock to the center console: >>> HOW TO <<<



Bed lights: >>> HOW TO <<<



Extra pair of D-Rings to the front of the bed: >>> HOW TO <<<



5000k HID Headlights:



Weathertech Mats front and rear. I also swapped out the shifter knob with a knob from a '09 Nissan Armada. It is a little bigger and no chrome ring at the bottom.



Rear center seat belt "button" mod: >>> HOW TO <<<




Extra switches and hidden garage door opener



Hardwired my TOMTOM in...




Mounted a shovel with Quick Fists from Cabela's.



March 2010: Installed a TRD Offroad Tow Hook



May 1, 2010: Pop and Lock



April 2011: Installed 2010 OEM Headlights



June 2011: New 3" antenna. Made out of billet aluminum and carbon fiber.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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Awesome build man! Looks amazing!
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #6
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:55 PM   #7
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I love the bed lights idea. were did you tap into for power?
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #9
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lookin good...
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:38 PM   #12
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very cool.. looks like the cash and effort paid off
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

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I love the bed lights idea. were did you tap into for power?
Under the dash I tapped into the fuse block and added a "add-a-fuse" and a switch in the one of the empty slots.

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looks good! any signal loss with the ome antena trimmed?
I think so...I really don't listen to FM radio but I did notice that some channels I used to get do not come in as clear but a my radio DJ friend told me that when some stations switched to HD signal their FM signal lost a little strength. Not sure how accurate that is though.
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I think so...I really don't listen to FM radio but I did notice that some channels I used to get do not come in as clear but a my radio DJ friend told me that when some stations switched to HD signal their FM signal lost a little strength. Not sure how accurate that is though.
I noticed this with my stock antenna. When the switch happened, a couple of signals/stations seem to be a little weak. Do you have a write up on your bed lights???
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments!



Under the dash I tapped into the fuse block and added a "add-a-fuse" and a switch in the one of the empty slots.



I think so...I really don't listen to FM radio but I did notice that some channels I used to get do not come in as clear but a my radio DJ friend told me that when some stations switched to HD signal their FM signal lost a little strength. Not sure how accurate that is though.
as long as it looks good
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I noticed this with my stock antenna. When the switch happened, a couple of signals/stations seem to be a little weak. Do you have a write up on your bed lights???
Yeah but it's over on Toyotanation.com

Here's a link: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...&highlight=bed
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #19
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