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Old 03-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Alright, I got this baby, may as well mod her.

Name: Lucille (in honor of B.B. King. Random, I know. And yes, I'm white.)

Type: 2007 Regular Cab 2TR-FE Manual

Mod List

Performance
Alpine Supercharger
Doug Thorley header
Gibson cat-back exhaust
Hellwig anti-sway bar
PLX Wideband A/F meter
Backwards helper leaf 'traction bar'

Appearance
Debadged
Blue interior LEDs

Other
Roll-up tonneau cover
Wind Shields for windows
Bug Shield
Toyota rubber mats


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I promised myself that would not make any appearance modifications until I spent my money on performance parts. (Debadging doesn't count, it was free!) However, I like shiny things, and I like the color blue. So I ordered 3 LEDs, attached them under the dash and bench seat, then wired them behind the plastic in the truck up to the dome light. They turn on whenever the dome light does (open door), fade out like the dome light does, and are powered by the dome light. No splicing/tapping needed!

Supercharger Review
See full discussion here (go towards the end of the thread): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-c...ercharger.html
Basically, if you really want a supercharger and have the time and patience to fit it, go for it. Otherwise, wait for URD's kit.

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Backwards helper leaf 'traction bar' mod


PLX Air/Fuel wideband gauge:


Alpine Supercharger:
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:10 AM   #3
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Lookin' good! Welcome fellow New Hampshire-ite...
You live in Hudson? I live in Nashua.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:12 AM   #4
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i am liking the blue. I my blue Leds are coming soon i am excited
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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Installing PLX A/F wideband, Stage 1

I will be doing this installation in three stages due to time, mostly. Today, I ran the sensor harness through the firewall, and attached the gauge. I have a location for the "brains" of the unit and a power source picked out. I just need to find a place to ground it. The last stage will be having a shop weld in a bung for the sensor itself.

Any tips on where to ground it? I may end up running the ground wire around the shifter assembly to the chassis, but it would be easier if there were a better spot I could reach in the cab itself.


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Old 04-14-2010, 08:05 AM   #7
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Nice work! I'm over the border in Gardner
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Nice! More NE tacos on here. Stage two is complete. I didn't take any pictures, though. Bringing the truck in Monday to have a bung welded in. Maybe someday I'll understand why I decided to spend all this money on a 4-banger pickup. Meh, you only live once, right! 4-5 weeks until Supercharger arrives.
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Installed the 'cheap traction bar' mod today. Went to Advance Auto and grabbed a $27 pair of helper leafs. Installed them backwards to hopefully eliminate axle wrap. I have the rivet on the highest tension setting. However, I am a little concerned that it will dig into the leaf and cause it to rust. Maybe, we shall see. Ride to work tomorrow will be the test run.

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Got a bung welded in. Truck runs in the low 14's normally, only derivates when in fuel cut while decelerating or for some reason mid 13's for a few seconds after coming to a stop. Looks great! Now I just have to keep my eyes off it and on the road!

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Thanks! Where does he take the lessons?
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Yeah, Vine Street, about that..... haha. Not too far from where I live, though.
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With much controversy, I have installed Alpine's supercharger.

See the discussion here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-c...ercharger.html



















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Old 06-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #16
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I demand vids..... and a quarter mile run.
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where is the bung welded into? the top of the header?
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I demand vids..... and a quarter mile run.
A video should be uploaded later this week

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where is the bung welded into? the top of the header?
Bung for what? This is a supercharger, not a turbocharger (if that's what you're thinking of)
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A video should be uploaded later this week



Bung for what? This is a supercharger, not a turbocharger (if that's what you're thinking of)
haha sweet. I've been real curious about this s/c.

I think he is talking about the afr gauge o2 bung.
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Oh, yeah, that makes sense. It's welded into the down pipe 4-6 inches downstream of the oxygen sensor. And I've been real curious about the X-Runner. Unfortunately, they don't sell them up here, haha.
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