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Old 10-14-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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'Canadianboys' 2009 Tacoma Build!

Well, thought I would finally put together a small build thread for my new 09 Tacoma. I'll start with a picture of a FORD! This is the truck I had before my Tacoma. I live in the city and the gas and size of this thing was getting pretty old, so away she went.

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Old 10-14-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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So, I knew that I wanted a Tacoma. In my opinion, the Tacoma was is the best looking truck on the market, it just looks so sexy. I decided I wanted a doublecab, with a shortbox, 4x4 and the TRD and Sport package. Problem - this truck is not available in Canada for some reason, only in the Longbox. So, into the USA I began to search. Another problem, USA Toyota dealers will not sell new Toyotas to Canadians. Well geez, thats not very nice! Anyways, long story short, I figured a way around this and bought a brand new 09 Tacoma in Magnetic grey with a shortbox and all the options I wanted. But, it had to make a little trek across the USA to get to its new home.

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Old 10-14-2009, 11:47 PM   #3
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So, here she is at her homecoming! The paperwork to get it imported into Canada was a bit of a pain, but I worked it out and brought her home.



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Old 10-14-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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The truck showed up with no problems. I was hesitant about fully paying for a truck that I didn't even see in person and having it shipped across the country, but it all worked out.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:19 AM   #6
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I work in Sales at a Nissan store, so I couldn't resist a photo-op with a 09 PRO4-X.
Man the heat I hear everyday! But its worth it, I like the Tacoma much better then the Frontier.



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Old 10-15-2009, 12:22 AM   #7
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Mod pics to come very soon...
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:04 AM   #8
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Good for you. How much did the truck and all the sweat cost you in the end and the savings you realized over buying the LB in BC?
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:18 AM   #9
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #10
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So it was mod time, here is what I ordered:

285/70/17 Goodyear Duratracs
XD Addict wheels in matte black
Icon extended length coliovers
Total Chaos UCA's
Rear Icon resi Shocks
Rear Icon 3 leaf AAL
Weathertech floor mats
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:51 AM   #11
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Had a little mishap during the un-install of the factory uca. I would recommend that everyone gets a pitman puller, your life will be much easier. I had to use a grinder to cut the nut off!









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Old 10-15-2009, 10:55 AM   #12
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Suspension all done, waiting to install tires and wheels.





Almost there



On the way to the tire joint

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Old 10-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #13
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:26 AM   #15
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All done! Look at that hot Tacoma!











Stealthy lookin

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Old 10-15-2009, 11:33 AM   #16
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Looks good man!
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #17
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Future Plans - some sort of slider or side bar, Grillcraft black mesh grill, and a possible color matched canopy. Thats it for now, I love my truck!
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:49 AM   #18
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Looks great! Nice truck!!
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:02 PM   #19
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looking good bud, like the rims and my buddy was trying to get me to buy the exact same tires but I think I am going to go with km2's
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #20
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looking good bud, like the rims and my buddy was trying to get me to buy the exact same tires but I think I am going to go with km2's
Thanx! Yeah, I was really considering the Km2's also. Those and the Duratracs I went back and forth with for about 2 weeks. I finally decided on the Duratracs as we get a ton of rain over here, so I figured they would handle better in wet conditions. I must say though, the Duratracs look much better in person, the pictures do not do them justice.
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