Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > New Members

Notices

First Post with Pics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
paulg02 [OP] paulg02 is offline
Junior Member
paulg02 is on a distinguished road
Air Force: C-141B Crew Dawg
Name: Paul
Joined: Mar 2011, #52349
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
paulg02's Tacoma Gallery
First Post with Pics

Aloha,
I finally made the time to get my first post in. I've actually been on here for some time doing research for my lift. I guess better late than never.

I retired from the USAF in '09. My last 4 years were spent stationed on the island of Okinawa, Japan. The reason I mention that is because during that time my Taco was sitting in storage awaiting my return. I bought it brand new in 2003 and about year later I received orders overseas and left in '05. I think I had just over 10,000 miles on it went into storage.

I'm finally getting to do a few things to it. Before I left I had already installed Wet Okole seat covers, Bedrug liner, and Extang Tuff Tonno. These are all awesome products. The first thing I did to my truck after joining this site was the deck plate mod. Soon after came the Weather Tech floor mats. I think I spent the next 2 months or so on this site before I actually decided what I wanted for my lift. I'm sure I saved a little cash as well just for being a Tacoma World member. I was looking for a small lift that I could do pretty much myself. As evident in the first pic(if uploaded correctly), I ended up going with adjustable SAW 2" coilovers for the front and 1.5" aal for the rear. I bought this set up from Wheeler's Off-Road. I wanted the Bilstein 5100s for my rear shocks but everyone was out of them at the time so ended throwing some Rough Country's on and they are fine for now. The ride is fine right now and I can't imagine that 5100s in the rear would make that much of a difference(just waiting for someone to chime in here). Right after I got my wheel and tires installed I headed over to the dealership and got the ball joint recall done and as most of you know that comes with an alignment. Man, it sure pays to do your research.

For my wheel and tire set up I went with Mickey Thompson Sidebitter's (16x8, 6x5.5) and Falken Rocky Mountain ATS 265/75R16. Discount Tire price matched me on the M/T wheels, I think for $152 each. For the tires, I paid around $149. Discount Tire is the way to go imho.

My lift measured around 24" from center hub to lower wheel well all the way around. I got around 2.5" in the front and 2" in the rear. I haven't attempted to adjust the coilovers yet because my truck is sitting pretty level now even after a few thousand miles.

My next purchase unless I can find someone to convince my otherwise is to get CBI Off-Road bolt on sliders. They seem to be a little pricey but I really don't want to modify unless absolutely neccessary. To be honest, I'm still wondering if I could've got the 33''s in the wells without cutting. I'm thinking about bumping it up a little bit but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I didn't really sacrifice anything performance wise.

Well, I'm thinking this is kind of a lengthy first post but I figured it's the least I could do if it helps someone out if there on the fence about their lift, wheels, or tires, etc.

All the best, Paul
Attached Thumbnails
First Post with Pics-dsc08433.jpg   First Post with Pics-dsc08434.jpg   First Post with Pics-dsc08494.jpg   First Post with Pics-dsc08495.jpg   First Post with Pics-dsc08514.jpg  

First Post with Pics-dsc08435.jpg   First Post with Pics-dsc08519.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 04:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
Ridingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Ridingontrd's Avatar
Navy: '83-'87 Hull Tech.
Name: Richard
Joined: May 2008, #6459
Location: Laughlin,N.V
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,936
Ridingontrd's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to Ridingontrd
Welcome to TW 'ol new guy.
Thank you for your service Paul.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 04:29 AM   #3
Whyareyoureadingthis?
VirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shedVirginiaBound is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
VirginiaBound's Avatar
Name: Sam I am, green eggs and ham
Joined: Jun 2009, #18755
Location: North of Maine, South of Spain
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,173
VirginiaBound's Tacoma Gallery
Excellent truck! Great choice on color.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #4
Taco Roja
Ohbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud ofOhbrian has much to be proud of
 
Ohbrian's Avatar
Navy: 1987-1997
Name: Brian
Joined: Nov 2011, #67664
Location: Fremont, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 209
Ohbrian's Tacoma Gallery
Sweet!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
NBHNC
Rusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRusty 06 4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rusty 06 4x4's Avatar
Name: Rusty
Joined: Sep 2011, #64142
Location: West Georgia
Age: 39
Gender: Dude
Posts: 2,733
Rusty 06 4x4's Tacoma Gallery
nice ride and welcome from west GA
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 05:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
98regstick is a jewel in the rough98regstick is a jewel in the rough98regstick is a jewel in the rough
 
98regstick's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Mar 2010, #32463
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Posts: 257
98regstick's Tacoma Gallery
sharp looking truck. how many miles she got on 'er now?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 05:31 AM   #7
Senior Member
Hot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shedHot Tamale is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Hot Tamale's Avatar
Name: Pat
Joined: Jun 2008, #7496
Location: Henderson, NV
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,314
Hot Tamale's Tacoma Gallery
Welcome from NV! Thank you for your service.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
paulg02 [OP] paulg02 is offline
Junior Member
paulg02 is on a distinguished road
Air Force: C-141B Crew Dawg
Name: Paul
Joined: Mar 2011, #52349
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
paulg02's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks all. Truck has just over 51k now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
Senior Member
RLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedRLDTACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
RLDTACO's Avatar
Name: Bob
Joined: Aug 2010, #41121
Location: Houston Tx.
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,733
RLDTACO's Tacoma Gallery
Welcome aboard!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #11
Longtime Toyman
4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed4Wheelin4Banger is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
4Wheelin4Banger's Avatar
Navy: DDG 996
Name: Randy
Joined: Jun 2011, #58306
Location: Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,716
4Wheelin4Banger's Tacoma Gallery
Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Tube Bumper pics!!!! Post Pics up YFZ450MOE 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 02-13-2014 05:07 PM
first post with pics randallxl New Members 47 10-26-2011 07:15 PM
Post your pics! tacomadude1234 Suspension 0 03-09-2010 03:10 PM
FIRST POST (got pics you might not want to look) LoHoNas New Members 82 04-08-2009 10:03 AM
Post Pics of me here nd Off-Topic Discussion 6 03-05-2009 07:48 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.