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03 Toyota Tacoma build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 03 Tacoma TRD, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    MY BUILD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/165602-03-toyota-tacoma-build.html
    Ok i got this truck on april 20th it is a 2003 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 v6. This was probably the happiest day of my life. As soon as i got her i found tacoma world and began to do some small mods. I am a college student so the mods are limited for now, but its great to be apart of this forum. Please leave me as much feedback as you want, enjoy my build.

    Thanks and Godbless

    Most recent:
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    As of 01/09/13

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    Mods
    -265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
    -Caltrend seat covers
    -billet grill
    -16in moto metal wheels
    -black low-rise tool box
    -westin bull bar
    -bug shield
    -vent visors
    -night shaded tails and corners
    -tinted windows
    -mag light mounted
    -lights for the front floor boards
    -strobes
    -K&n CAI
    -Flowmasters super 40
    -KC highlites for bull bar
    -smoked corners
    -smoked tailights
    -billie 5100's all the way around
    -HID 10K headlights

    Future Mods:
    -Weather tech floor mats
    -Halos

    Out enjoying the mountains

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    Currently 6-21-12
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    Completely stock 2003 Toyota Tacoma

    My first mod’s were seat covers and floor mats, just some cheap ones from Walmart. Then I bought a Mag light and mounted it in my cab, because you always need a flashlight.
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    Then I went to lowes and got a black low-rise toolbox.
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    And heres a side view
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    Next I added a K & N Cold Air Intake.
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    Then came my Bug Shield
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    Then I blacked out my taillights with some Nightshade.
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    Then I also added a flowmaster muffler with @ chrome tips.

    Eventually I got my rims which are Moto Metal 951
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    I also painted my fender flares and the bottom half of my front bumper with some gloss black paint.

    Then i got a Westin bull bar and some KC hilites

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    Here it is before..
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    Here it is now....
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    Then after all the mods are done...

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    DOing a little wheeling

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    Blue Ridge Parkway
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    Heres a most recent pic. leme no what ya think. Finally got my lift on
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    And a Billet Grille
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    I also got an Uniden 520xl cb radio for christmas :) installed it in my ashtray.
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    TRD badge
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    New Tails
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    Heres a recent pic of the ole taco
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    Doing a little farm work (7/27/13)
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    Having both my babys at school is great
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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
  2. Jul 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    MY BUILD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/165602-03-toyota-tacoma-build.html
    Can anyone tell me how to make my pics larger? im new to tacoma world
    Thanks
     
  3. Jul 8, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    Bilstein 5100 (2.5") aFe short ram intake KC light bar PIAA halogen Lights Hella Lights on top Yakima Load Warrior
    up load them to a photo storage website like photobucket.com

    make an account

    save your pics to the account

    then use the "IMG code" option to copy the code

    then paste the code into tacomaworld...
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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  5. Jul 8, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    easy as 1,2,3... 4


    :D
     
  6. Jul 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    MY BUILD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/165602-03-toyota-tacoma-build.html
    Thanks alot man. sweet build by the way. And one more question how do you like the bilsteins?
     
  7. Jul 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    sweet truck man:) and i like my bilsteins!
     
  8. Jul 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    How much do they run you? not trying to be nosy just trying to find out some info about em
    and thanks man yr trucks pretty sweet also
     
  9. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    Sweet pickup man! I have Bilsteins love them can't go wrong with them much better than stock ride on and off the road :D.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    Thanks man im looking to get some, i was just trying to find out some info on them first. but ive herd nothing but good things about them
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    MY BUILD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/165602-03-toyota-tacoma-build.html
    Has anyone on here used the 3in toytec lift from wheelers? if so send me some pics please
     
  12. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Your truck looks good man. I bought an 03 Tacoma in May 11 was a great day for me as well being as I had to sell my 86 short bed chevy when I went off to college for a car. Its nice to have a truck again but anyways I'm in the process of a building my 03 too. So far repainted fenders/bumpers as well, 6 in Fabtech lift and tires/wheels. How do you like your exhaust and CAI? I've been looking around and your setup is what I'm considering going with, I'm worried about the sound of exhaust I just want a deep as possible sound, not loud. Thanks.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    Apple X C0re Atomic Punk

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    Looks sharp. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    The exhaust sounds great i really like it alot, the CAI makes it sound so much better.

    i got 88,000 miles
     
  15. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    Finally, got my lift put on yesterday.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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  17. Sep 2, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Sick build man, I have an '00 prerunner that I was actually looking at the same rims (moto metal 951's). How much did all that cost you? I'm in the same position-- on a budget. But I want to black the lights, lift it and put those rims on, stick a nerf bar on and get a spray bed liner
     
  18. Jan 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    03 Tacoma TRD

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    got the moto metals from summitracing.com for a very reasonable price
     
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