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2000 4wd ex-cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by rybern, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Nov 12, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    rybern

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    Most recent pic (5/23/20):
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    I bought this truck in April of '17. It was a 1 owner totally stock 2000 SR5 2.7, 5 speed, ex-cab with pw, pl, cc with 289K miles. Clean carfax and shows dealer serviced(owner's wife works at Toyota dealer). Paid $6500 and promptly sold the topper for $450. A lot of cash for high miles but truck history and cleanliness made it worth it to me.

    Here's pics the seller sent me right before I drove to TN to look at it(April '17).



    Jun 2017 Original 15" 3 spokes with 265-75r15 (original suspension)
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    Jun 2017 16" 3 spoke with 265-70r16 Toyo ATII (original suspension)
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    Engine/Drivetrain:
    - 2.7 3rz (original)
    - 5 speed (original)
    - 4.30 gears (original)
    - NWOR header to replace cracked manifold(Jul 2017)
    - rear diff breather relocate

    Suspension:
    ~ 2" lift provided by:
    - stock coils and Bilstein 5100's (Oct 2017), moved to 2nd notch(5/8/20)
    - current leaf springs: 1st and 2nd are OEM, 3rd and 4th are Dodge Dakota
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/omd-1st-gen-leaf-mod.500081/
    - BPV brake proportion valve) raised 2"

    Armor/Recovery:
    - 4xInnovations sliders converted into "bolt on" DIY:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/1st-gen-weld-on-sliders-converted-to-bolt-on.663074/
    - 4xInnovations bumper (modified):
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/modified-4xinnovations-plate-bumper.665317/
    - ARB 2-3/8" snatch strap
    - Wheeler 3" snatch strap
    - Viair 88P

    Wheels/Tires:
    - painted 16"x7" wheels graphite (May 2017)
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/graphite-wheels-on-my-sunfire-red-pearl.491368/
    - 265-70r16 Falken AT3W (Apr 2020)

    Interior:
    - 4runner sail panels with tweeter pods
    - deadened the doors
    - Pioneer blue tooth HU
    - Infinity Reference components

    Exterior:
    - rustoleum bedliner front bumper and color match grill:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2000-stock-front-end-renew.525756/
    - Removed pin strip, wheel moldings and paint restore:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lost-chrome-wheel-moldings-stripping.503149/
    - Removed some bed rust (8/18):
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/removed-the-cancer.563010/
    - 01-04 mirrors
    - front corner light relocate (5/1/20)
    - Bushwacker OEM style fender flares (15/1/20)
    - Redline hood struts (5/22/20)
    - plasti-dipped door handles, emblems, rear bumper (5/20)


    I'm currently working on:
    - nada

    Things on the wishlist:
    - Uniden 520xl
    - rear plate bumper
    - rear locker
    - winch

    Maintenance:
    - Original LBJ's at 290k:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/290k-on-lower-ball-joints.488370/
    - Valve lash results at 290k:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/valve-lash-results-290k-miles.495565/
    - Blackstone oil sample report at 291k:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/blackstone-report-at-291k.499519/
    - Chasing the engine ping solved:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/chasing-the-2200-rpm-ping-2-7.494905/
    - steering rack bushings and guides

    Here's a few more pics:

     

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    Last edited: May 29, 2020
  2. Nov 12, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    cazinpa

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    Woah. This seats are about 1000 times better than mine at similar mileage!
     
  3. Nov 12, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    rybern

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    Yeah, the guy had seat covers on for years and floor mats on top of the stock floor mats.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    rybern

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    I haven't kept up with much that I've done. No big mods to mention though. I've been wanting to get rid of the chrome on the front end for a while now. OEM grill was cracked so I took a chance on the Rockauto aftermarket black grill. Looks pretty good and fits good too(I'm picky too). I'm color matching the surround. I've sanded all surfaces to be painted with 600 grit (no pics), then cleaned with prep wipe, then primed with 4 coats of auto primer.

    Here it is ready for paint:
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    Here's after 5 coats:
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  5. Dec 24, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    Color matched surround done. I still have to paint the black. Thought about bedliner or flat paint with clear over it. I also sanded the Toyota emblem with 600 grit to give it a brushed look. I may blacken it instead.20171224_192946.jpg
     
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  6. Dec 24, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    CedarPark

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    What paint did you use? Been looking to color match my grille as well

    Beautiful truck man! Clean as fk
     
  7. Dec 24, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    Thanks. It was mixed at Oreilly's. I painted a sample and it looks really close. Won't know until I bolt the grill up. I used Duplicator clear coat. I hope the process I used holds up.

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  8. Dec 25, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    I removed bumper for the first time(like folks have said, not really that big of a deal). I'm going to paint the chrome pieces SFR and also wanting a long term solution to keeping it looking nice. I also finished up the grill this morning. I still plan to wet sand it two remove a bit of orange peal. But I think it came out real nice. Color is pretty close but does look a little bit lighter.

    Now I have to decide on dye, paint or bed liner for bumper.

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  9. Jan 4, 2018 at 4:56 AM
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    All back together. I ended up using adhesion promotor and Rustolium bed liner on the bumper and then once it dried, I lightly sanded it with 400 to get rid of the sand paper feel that I thought would be hard to clean. Then wiped it down with silicone spray. Came out exactly how I wanted and should be easy to keep clean. If the grill and metal inserts don't hold up, I may do the same bedliner treatment on them. But for now I like a little color on the front end. Not sure if I like the color on the bumper inserts or black like the rest of the bumper. Toyota emblem is Plasidip.

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  10. Jan 4, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    dangit thats a great looking truck, ROLL TIDE!!
     
  11. Jan 4, 2018 at 6:39 AM
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    Thank you.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2018 at 4:41 AM
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    Hell yea, looks good! You should look into some black headlight and corner housings.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2018 at 3:17 AM
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    I really do like that look but I don't want to loose any light output and I don't want to spend $600 on retros.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    The black headlight housings don’t loose any more output since the reflector bowl is still chrome. The corners are all black though.
     
  15. Jan 10, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    That's good to hear. I've just read quite a few times that the output will not be as good as the OEM housings. I'll look into the black headlight housings though.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2018 at 3:52 AM
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    Well yes this is true, the aftermarket housings tend to scatter light more than OEM.
     
  17. Jan 21, 2018 at 5:44 AM
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    I recently replaced the dash lights with regular bulbs and and I already have a bulb not working. I'd really like white dash and A/C lights so I have ordered these bulbs. I know folks speak really well about superbriteleds but I thought I would give these a try. I don't like my dash light really bright anyway because it makes it harder to see the road at night. I ordered 194, 74 and DE3175(for dome). I'd like to do the maplights but not sure which bulbs work correctly.

    194 https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Super-...ight-Dome-Bulb-194-168-2825-W5W-/263399584953

    74 https://www.ebay.com/itm/10X-White-...auge-LED-Wedge-Side-Light-Bulbs-/252047537354

    DE3175 https://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-Pure-Wh...D-Map-Dome-Interior-Light-Bulbs-/252370325141
     
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    Turned 300k today. I've had truck 11 months and very happy with it. :)

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