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.)
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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.
* 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