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Old 03-25-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Smile Keeping track of my modest improvements

OK guys, as I keep making changes to my truck, I figured I would start a thread to keep up with it evolving. It won't be as elaborate as most of the other builds, but maybe in time I can get it to be everything I ever wanted it to be (other than black and manual )

The beginning - August 2006






The truck stayed the same until March 2010 when I swapped tail lights

Before:


After:


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Next came my my TRD 3rd brake light cover and my antennaX




Then, I swapped out my headlights.










I picked up these at AutoZone (#194; $9.99) and installed them last night. It's pretty cool, they change between 7 colors supposedly. Something brighter and different than the regular orange bulb, and it's behind the orange reflector so it's not showing different colors unless you're close up. It just looks like the reflector is changing between different shades of orange.



I tried to capture a few different colors on my iPhone:


Weathertechs (better pics to come)


48 LEDs dome light installed


Bike Mounts Installed:Not as sturdy as I would like, going to keep modifying the mounting until I can get them to fit tightly. But they got the job done for my camping trip 6 hours away.


Getting unloaded at the campsite: It was LOADED down from the backseat's floorboard to the tailgate. Two people, 3 days/2 nights = a lot of stuff!


Finally installed Apexcone Raptor HID Kit (for fog lights; 35w/6000k)



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Thanks to ChaseUA, the toolbox aka 4 leaf clover was found and purchased.



Changed it up a bit. Swapped the angel eyes to BHLM. Waiting on the color matched grille to get in the mail. A buddy of mine from here hooked me up with some 35w, 6000k HID headlights so my fogs & headlights will match. Thanks Tony!



New look for front complete!

In the near future mods:

Tinted Windows
New Windshield


Further off mods:
SockMonkey badging (working on design now)
Black or Black/Chrome wheels (might just paint my rims black)
Spidertrax wheel spacers (maybe)
Working on some project AR 17" wheels. May keep them, may sell them, we'll see.


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Old 03-25-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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sweet looking ride.......
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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sweet looking ride.......
Thank you! I like the look of yours as well.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #4
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Lookin good!!! Keep the mods coming!!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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Thanks! :-) I plan on doing a lot more mods
Awesome!!! Make sure to keep us posted and take lots of pics!!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:45 PM   #8
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Nice!!!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:55 PM   #9
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I just had my sport wheels powdercoated and ordered black trd centerxaps, looks like a whole new truck. Might be a good start for you instead of painting.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #10
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looks great Bullzi. excellent start.
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very nice!! looks like someone caught the mod bug lol. keep us updated!
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #12
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Nice!!!!
Thanks again! Figured I'd fill in what I want to do so yall could have an idea of where my truck is going.

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I just had my sport wheels powdercoated and ordered black trd centerxaps, looks like a whole new truck. Might be a good start for you instead of painting.
That's a great idea. I guess depending on how much that costs, I could possibly go with that.

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looks great Bullzi. excellent start.
Thank you!

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very nice!! looks like someone caught the mod bug lol. keep us updated!
Thank you! Yes, I do believe I did. TW is making my pockets a lot lighter, but I am enjoying the mods and really love the way my truck is looking.
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sweet truck...where'd you get those headlights??
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It's good to see of couple of Louisiana folks in one thread. Bullzi the truck is looking great so far. Keep us updated with more pics as you go.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:48 AM   #15
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Carter- Thanks! Here's the link with all the info on my lights. My 4th post in the thread should answer all your questions.


Sorry, my link didn't attach on the first try. Here you go:

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Old 03-29-2010, 08:49 AM   #16
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Bucwld- thanks! It seems I am slowly, but surely coming across other Louisiana Tacomas. I'm sure glad my cousin told me about this website. It's given me some great ideas.
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Weathertechs and fog lights should arrive tomorrow! Bike mounts Friday. Hoping they're early, going camping all weekend and could really use them.
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good start
Thanks Kelson!

I updated the OP with pics of my new LED parking lights. I never dreamed that I would put so much thought into lightbulbs!
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