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newcombmeister 07-19-2012 05:39 PM

Newcombmeister's 2008 Silver/Black Yota Build
 
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Hi guys, so this is the beginning of a build that I will be starting on my 2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab. I bought this truck back in May and have been slowly upgrading/customizing/modding it ever since. Got a lot of work to do but so far so good.

Here are some general specs on my Tacoma:
Engine liters:4.0
Fuel economy city:17mpg
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Number of valves:24
Drive type:rear-wheel
Fuel tank capacity:21.1gal.
Fuel economy highway:21mpg
Torque:266 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
Transmission:5 speed automatic
Limited slip differential
Cylinder configuration:V-6
Horsepower:236hp @ 5,200RPM
Variable valve control

Attached you will find some of the first pics I took of the truck after I bought it. It is in very nice shape with low miles and I got it for a steal which is even better! Stay tuned for updates and upgrades! I will be posting soon as I have already done some things and Im actually kind of late getting this build started in here so be back in a sec =)

newcombmeister 07-19-2012 05:40 PM

First Upgrades/Modifications in this Build
 
Sup guys,

So slightly after I purchased the YOTA, I went and bought a toolbox for the truck bed and a CB radio. They both installed easily and look very nice. I drilled a hole in the back of one of the storage compartments under the CD player and the CB fits right in almost like it was meant to be there lol. Ive updated the decals and added a few as well. I dont have the pics of the CB install but I will post a pic to this post of it in the truck so you can see its location and look. Next I plan on power coating/blacking out the stock rims, and also repainting all the trim around the doors along with the door handles and side view mirrors.

newcombmeister 07-19-2012 05:42 PM

Blacking Out the Stock Rims and Painting Trim
 
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Hello again,

So about a month after the toolbox and CB install, I decided to black out my stock rims instead of buying some expensive ones to save money. Also the trim around the doors and the side view mirrors were fading so I repainted those as well. Doing all this took me from about 11 pm to 6:30 am lol. But I got it done.

For the rims I took all four off the truck and did them all at the same time. First I washed the rims and tires off with soap and water. Then used blue painters tape along with some newspaper to tape off tires. Then I proceeded to sand them down with a very fine 180 grit sandpaper to remove paint and give a fresh surface for the new paint. After sanding I blew off the excess and wiped them down with 70% rubbing alcohol and let them dry. Then I used rustoleum automobile primer (black kind not gray) and used just the primer as my paint. I wanted a flat black and a good friend of mine who does tons of mods to his jeep informed me its the flatest black around and wont fade. SO....I painted and painted, put about 3 to 4 coats on each rim, letting them dry in between. After that I let them dry over night and began to tape off all the windows and side panelling on my truck so I could paint the trim.

So after doing all this taping my thumbs and hands actually hurt like I had pulled a muscle so dont go to fast like I did lol. So for the trim I used Krylon Fusion since the trim is more plastic than metal (use rustoleum on metal) and it turned out awesome. It layers on good and is smooth to the touch after drying. I wound up painting all the trim along with the side view mirrors.

I went on to also black out my exhaust pipe and used Rustoleum black enamel for high heat. Worked like a charm and looks great as well.

After all that I detailed and washed the entire truck and was fearing that the paint might do something weird in the process but all held up fine and now it looks better than ever! Couldnt be more happy with the turn out.

Got a great deal on a black carbon steel bull bar on amazon so its in the mail along with some TRD decals. Should be here soon, and I will have picks up of the install and new decals.

After that I have a few custom mods that I will be doing on the weekend of July 28th and will post those soon. Feel free to contact me or ask questions in the post, Ill do what I can to help! Thanks

brandonn 07-19-2012 05:43 PM

Those wheels look nice! Sweet truck!

newcombmeister 07-19-2012 05:43 PM

So I just found out today that a buddy may be helping me to install 2 Rockford 12's along with a 1000W amp and a capacitor. SHould be a nice addition.

newcombmeister 07-19-2012 07:41 PM

Thanks man

newcombmeister 07-24-2012 10:44 AM

12'' Rockford R1 w/ capacitor and 1000W Amp Install
 
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So a buddy of mine tossed me some of his audio equipment from his jeep after he upgraded so this was a free install =) which made it that much sweeter. I already had an after market CD player installed so the only thing we had to do was run the power and remote wires along with the RCA cables. After that we had to do some slight modding behind my rear seats but not to much. Everything fit perfectly and nothing scrubbed or touched the back of the seats. Had 2 rockford 12's but after hooking up one I found that it was plenty of bass for the small cab so I just sold the other one to make money for other mods to the truck. I have some pics below of the install and the final product let me know what you think but it sounds amazing and I saved alot by doing it all myself. If you have any questions just post below! Thanks again

newcombmeister 07-24-2012 10:50 AM

Blacking Out the Grill and Mudflaps w/ Painted Decal
 
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So after installing the 12'' sub and amp we took off the grill and mud flaps for painting. This didnt take very long but I used 2 cans of black paint getting it all done due to the amount of coats I put on to make sure the chrome wouldnt show through. After blacking out the grill and mud flaps I made a stencil to use to paint "YOTA" on my mud flaps in red. This was some what time consuming but not a big hassle and I think it turned out quite well. Pics below and any questions feel free to ask.

newcombmeister 07-24-2012 10:55 AM

Blacking Out the Tacoma Emblems on Back and Sides of Truck
 
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This was by far one of the coolest mods I did on Sunday. I used Plasti-Dip to black out all of the chrome emblems all over the truck. This was very time consuming because you have to use a tooth pick to clear out all the the Plasti-Dip around and inside some of the letters but man was it worth it. It makes my truck look so much better and since I am seeking to rid my truck of chrome, it helps me tremendously haha. Anyways pics are below and as always thanks again!

PS: Just got the bullbar in today so that will be going on this weekend along with the black headlight mod to help round out my blacked out grill, pics coming soon!

roverTx 07-25-2012 10:21 PM

This is inspiration for me. I also have a silver Tacoma and I am trying to black out everything. I hate all the chrome it just looks so cheesy on a truck.

newcombmeister 07-26-2012 06:52 PM

Yea chrome is overrated lol, im about to be doing the black headlight mod, smoking the tail lights, and installing my black bull bar this weekend, pics coming soon and its gonna be sick!

newcombmeister 07-29-2012 06:51 PM

BHLM, Smoked Tail Lights, and Custom "Toyota" Cab Light
 
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Hello again,

So I did the black head light mod to my truck along with smoking the taillights and making my own custom cab taillight. All this turned out way better than I had originally expected. I knew that the head lights would be the hardest out of all the work but actually turned out to be quite easy.

Sealed the back up with some RVT sealant and washed the truck today with no water getting in! Also thanks to VHT nightshades my tail lights look awesome. Used mailbox letters and stuck them to the cab taillight and then used Krylon fusion satin black to cover the rest so when I press the brake "TOYOTA" shines through. Overall it was a full day with of work but with everything else Ive done it was well worth the effort and way cheaper then having it done somewhere else! Pics are posted below and feel free to ask any questions! Thanks again!

newcombmeister 07-29-2012 06:57 PM

Re-painted Mud Flaps
 
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So in previous pics I showed that I had painted "YOTA" in red on all my mud flaps, a suggestion was made from a buddy of mine, that they needed to be silver since there wasnt that much red on my truck. SO.....they have been changed.....but we one up'ed the previous. Not only did we change the color we actually did a shadowing effect on the letters that made it look even more amazing. A friend that was actually helping me that day suggested it and it couldnt have turned out any better. Pure awesomeness lol! Also we got around to painting the trim around my back windows which was much needed seeing as how it was all faded!

newcombmeister 07-29-2012 07:01 PM

Updated Pics of the Truck w/ my New BullBar Installed!
 
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Hi all,

Got my bullbar in the mail last week and installed it this weekend and it was easy to do and took about 15 mins. There were however 4 bolts that had to be loosened to install the mounting brackets and they were a pain! (but an easy pain lol). But here is the most up to date version of my truck so far! Hope you guys like it, because I know I do lol. Thanks for following my build.


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