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03 Double cab 4x4 build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Tacomagirl64, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Tacomagirl64

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    King Coilovers 3", AllPro upper control arms, fabtech rear shocks, Avis Offroad Bed rack and roof rack, Avid sliders, Ulta 16" Baja wheels and 285/75/16 KO2s
    Current setup up (7/25/2017):
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    Current setup as of December 2016:

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    How it currently looks as of April 2013
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    I've had this truck since 03 when I bought it from the dealership with 19,000 miles on it. It currently sits with 227,xxx miles and still going strong. I absolutely love this truck and have considered many times trading it in for a second gen but seem to have a hard time giving it up so now I am going to finish building it the way I intended. When I bought the truck it was completely stock and I have done the majority of the work myself. Not done too much yet but I have recently replaced the front suspension with King adjustable coilovers and replaced the tie rod ends and also sway bar bushings with energy suspension bushings. I have aftermarket Ulta wheels that I put on a year after I bought the truck but I would like to switch them out or maybe just paint them solid black. I will be lifting the rear this week and then replacing the upper control arms with some TC UCA's.



    After coilover installation (only set up an inch until rear is complete):Excuse the dirt, I couldn't wait to get the coilovers on so I forfeited the bath and got straight to work.
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    After a long day of mudding and before the coilovers:
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    Unfortunately the infamous Arizona sun has claimed my paint but once all the mods are done the way I want I will have the truck repainted. I figure the mud will cover it for now :D
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    Mods complete:
    0-3" King Coilovers
    16" Ulta Wheels
    265/75/16 Duratracs
    Deck plate mod
    K&N Air Filter
    NGK plugs and wires
    Rhino Lined bed
    Limo Tint
    Complete Viper alarm system
    Brembo drilled slotted rotors
    Energy Suspension Sway bar bushings
    Plastidipped Hood and roof until new paint job is in the budget
    Rearched rear leaves with AAL -2.5" lift
    Blacked out bumpers and grill surround
    Toytec Diff Drop
    Aftermarket Headlights with LEDs
    Painted all chrome black
    Spidertrax Wheel Spacers
    Allpro UCAs
    Blue LED's behind gauges
    Uniden 520xl cb

    Near Future Mods
    Rear leafs and King piggyback shocks
    New Grill
    Skid plates
    Elite Front and rear bumpers
    Tire carrier
    285/75/16 Duratracs
    Sliders
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
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  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Tacomagirl64

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    King Coilovers 3", AllPro upper control arms, fabtech rear shocks, Avis Offroad Bed rack and roof rack, Avid sliders, Ulta 16" Baja wheels and 285/75/16 KO2s
    Pictures of the lightbar and blue emblem (had extra paint left after deck plate so had some fun):
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    Decided to be a little different and paint my deck plate blue and the screws black (it is properly coated, white is from the flash of the camera) ...my enthusiastic helper in the background :p
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  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Tacomagirl64

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    After completing the deck plate mod:
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    Need to touch up the paint but it didn't turn out too bad IMO.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Looks really goood!
     
  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Tacomagirl64

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    Thanks. I have along way to go but it's getting there slowly.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    After a long day of dis assembly and prep work I have almost no chrome left on my truck:
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    Still need to work on the valance and the fender flares, but I am going to try the magic eraser before I start painting that too. Now it's time for some new headlights and wheels.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    tacotrd647

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    Awesome truck!
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    King Coilovers 3", AllPro upper control arms, fabtech rear shocks, Avis Offroad Bed rack and roof rack, Avid sliders, Ulta 16" Baja wheels and 285/75/16 KO2s
    Thank you!:)
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    nice truck :thumbsup: those coilovers make me :drool:
     
  10. Mar 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Haha thanks. I love them they are amazing off road. :D
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    Here is how it currently looks with the bumpers painted, the lightbar, and the rear lift finished. The front will be lifted another inch or so this weekend and new tires will be soon after.

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  12. Mar 20, 2012 at 3:25 AM
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    Nice pickup!! ;)
     
  13. Mar 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    Thank you! :)
     
  14. Mar 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    looks good :thumbsup:
    i really like the wheels
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    a woman with a sexy tacoma..... will you marry me??????

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    but seriously?:D
     
  16. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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    ;)
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    white toy taco

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    haha. nice truck though! how do the kings ride? ive heard they were great offroading and decent on the road..
     
  18. Apr 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Tacomagirl64

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    I love the Kings. I have had them on for a few months now and there is a night and day difference. I would buy them again in a heartbeat. Off road they are amazing and on the road I did not notice too much of a change. Much higher than my stock setup so I am happy. :)
     
  19. Apr 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    truck looks amazing, i have kings up front as well and cant wait to try them out in the dirt!
     
  20. Apr 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    yea im looking to get some coilovers and im looking at fox, king, and SAW. ill be making bank this summer so ill save up and buy some. cant wait!
     
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