Mountain Man Limousine-NativeTaco's Build
I will try to keep a recent picture of the truck or something I have done to it here:
Moody Hill Quarry
I have a cabin in the Northern CO Rockies and will spend most of my time on slightly milder trails en route to lakes and camp sites. That is most of the reason I bought this truck, to take the fam up to remote, beautiful places for camping and fishing. But I do like to go out for day trips where I can push the truck a little more too. Once I get the truck ready for some carnage I will be working towards a self-sufficient expo vehicle.
New to do list:
Wire winch points
Build hitch-mount winch plate
Install rock lights
After really thinking about what I wanted to do first, I started a new list that wouldn't add so much weight to the truck. The lift was a surprise but happened because my beautiful wife was generous, and because I sold my first ever build: an '02 Civic Si with +/-$7k in mods which made it possible to get all the other stuff that comes along with lifting a truck. Also got a good deal on a bumper from a super cool TW member that was driving through CO on his way to Wyo. I also got some rock lights from him recently. Hope to put those on and post pics in the next couple weeks.
Anyway, the mod list:
OME 885 coils
OME Nitro Charger/90000 shocks
Dakar Leaf Packs
Light Racing UCAs
Custom tube front bumper
BAMF LCA Skids
BAMF Diff Skid
ATO front, tranny and t-case skids
Mr. Fab sliders
ARB CKMA12 Compressor
ARB Rear Locker
Rigid Industries Dually Floods
Warn m8000 with front and rear hookups (mounted on hitch-receiver plate)
16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroads
255/85/16 Bf Goodrich KM2
Full-size spare on factory steel
Midland 75-822 portable CB
3' Hustler antenna
Diff breather Mod
Custom bedside decals (made by TW member teamhypoxia)
Hi lift with OR base
Toyota bed mat
Goodrich stainless brake lines (not installed because my OEM lines were on so tight that stripping may have been a problem. Don't really need them yet anyway. Got them through a group buy so I may sit on them, may sell 'em)
Here is how she got started:
She is coming along well, considering I haven't had her for a year yet. By the time school gets out I will have a truck that is ready for a trip to Moab, even if I have to sit out on the more difficult trails. I will definitely be putting her to work in Colorado and Wyoming taking my wife and our baby girl camping next summer. That is most of the reason I bought this truck, to take the fam up to remote, beautiful places for camping and fishing.
Does anybody know where my rims came from (they were on it when I bought it) and what style topper I have? I think its a z-series, but not sure.
here is a better shot of the topper.
i believe those are the gulf state wheels.
they come on some models in the southeast
Yes they are the gulf coast rims, do the BHLM is changes the whole look of the truck :D
cut down the rear mud flaps 4 to 5 inches
oh and buy my smoked front headlights and you will be golden!!!
PS78- pics of your headlights?
Tony-BHLM? Sorry help a noob out. Black Head Light Mod?
Yes Black Head Light Mod :D
Heres a good How To http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...light-mod.html
I'm in a similar boat where money is tight so my extra money goes to......savings! Haha so I can do it right the first time and not spend money twice on stuff I'll have to replace later. I plan on having armor all around with a topper and icons all around as well.
Damn I'm in for a lot of vocab lessons I have a feeling.
Icon racing dynamic shocks and coilovers, i think is what he is saying.
here is the thread for colorado sale stuff
and some pictures of my headlights
Those lights look pretty solid, did they come smoked?
And they will fit an 08?
09's-11's head lights came smoked from the factory.
Yep Icon racing dynamics. in other words "real nice suspension that hopefully won't break for a long time"
yep, they came smoked from the factory. They have slight dings so that i dont steer you wrong, i drove through a sand storm up in summit county this past winter and they have a little bit of pitting. Nothing to crazy but thought you should know. In the third image you can see if you look towards the lower left.
You could paint your pinch weld...
It's the seam that runs along the bottom of the cab, paint it black for a cleaner look.
search "paint pinch weld" for more info.
If you like black wheels, you can paint or plasti dip them.
paint or plasti dip badges, or debadge.
I trimmed down my antenna, reception is still good, just looks better.
just a few fun cheap and easy ideas.
What would you all use to cut mudflaps? How do you clean up the cut?
I used scissors, really sharp big scissors, then hand sanded with 60 and 100 grit to clean it up, very easy.
I actually sawed mine in a straight line, then belt sanded the curve from the bottom of the cut off piece, then took a file and cleaned up the plastic for a beveled edge. Very easy
I was just reading around on the forum and was looking at another members leaf pack when they took it out and it looked to have three long leafs leaves whatever and one short one. I looked at the ones on my truck and I only have two longs and the short. Does this mean the previous owner didn't do the leaf spring tsb? If so, will I just want to replace the whole leaf pack? Sounds good to me, but the wife is gonna provide some resistance...
He either had the TSB done or has an AAL for his lift kit if he has one. I'd say put your money towards other things till your leaf pack needs replacing, unless that's pretty much now.
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