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95 taco's 2003 DC 4x4 build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 95 taco, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Aug 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    2003 4x4 TRD SR5
    OME 883 front, OMD 3.5" rear Relentless front bumper
    Current (Kinda) picture
    [​IMG]IMG_0474 by smithbartley,
    latest update!!!!
    (07/11/15)

    Got a Smittybilt XRC 9.5K winch to install, and got my LED bar installed.
    Also ordered a blue sea fuse block, rocker switches for the winch (In cab controls) and a paranoid fab 4 switch holder for the ashtray spot.
    thinking about cutting some square holes in the bumper for LED pods while I have it off.
    (5/23/15)
    Finally finished my bumper, got my suspension upgraded (OME nitrochargers with 883 coils) and should be getting a winch in the next few weeks (Smittybilt XRC 9.5) Gonna clean her up and take some pics soonish.
    IMG_0474.JPG
    (4/1/15)
    Ordered a relentless DIY front bumper, and named the truck Audrey.
    (6/8/14)
    Installed a 410 watt inverter under the passenger seat, charged my macbook for 20 minutes with the AC on max and feet only and the inverter was cool to the touch, so I shouldn't have heat issues.
    [​IMG]
    And I fixed the upholder tabs. Followed this write up, and used this material (Pittim recommended it)
    [​IMG]
    (5/14/14)
    Got my scangauge2 installed, really happy with it.
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    (05/6/14)
    Bought an scan gauge 2, and plasti-dipped my hood.
    [​IMG]

    (04/6/14)
    Bought and installed a powered sub under the drivers seat, really happy with it.
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    (03/29/14)
    Got my new leafs and shocks installed today, I haven't measured how much lift it gave, but i'm now sitting stinkbug.
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    I also got some csjumper LED's tonight, 2 red LED's in the map lights and 1 white LED in the dome light.
    [​IMG]

    I also gotta put the extended brake line on sometime soon.

    I'll get better pictures tomorrow


    (01/25/14)
    got my lights mounted and wired
    put the switch in the right blank by the shifter
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    then built the mount for the lights (100% bolt on)
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    and the lights wired up and working
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    (01/17/14)

    added a "marine grade" battery terminal on the positive side, and cleaned up and painted my battery tie down.
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    and got a PID setup on torque to read my trans temp and i'm getting screwy readings.
    [​IMG]


    (10/11/13)

    Got new shoes on her today (BFG A/T KO's 265/75/16, load range E)
    and i flexed it a little
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    I used to own a 1995 5 lug tacoma, but it got replaced by this truck (Audrey).
    Specs: 2003 V6 DC TRD 4X4
    Mileage: 108,377 when i bought it.


    Current pics
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    currently saving for
    SCS F-5 in matte gunmetal (16x8, 3.5 BS)
    and
    Treadwright Guard dogs (285/75-16)

    Current mods:

    visual

    lots of stickers on the back window

    interior
    stereo -$ free (for me)
    powered sub -$169.99
    csjumper LED's, red maps with white dome
    Scangauge 2 $147 from advance auto
    Fixed the cup holder tabs with this material
    Paranoid Fabrications 4 switch switch holder

    drivetrain
    grey wire mod -$free (already had the stuff)
    2lo mod -$free (already had the black tape)

    suspension
    front: OME nitrochargers with 883 coils
    Bilstein 5100's set in the middle with stock coils (removed)
    Rear: OMD springs
    9'' bilstein 5125's from DSMS
    Extended Brake line

    Armor
    Relentless DIY front bumper with full hoops

    electrical
    marine grade battery terminal on the + side
    fog/accessorie lights in the front bumper/valance (Removed)
    410 watt inverter under the passenger seat (older version of this)
    LED lights under the rear bumper


    Future mods :
    Required for 33's or larger
    Cheap/free mods
    4x innovations slider -$185
    csjumper LED's
    skid row skids -$200-300 Or ISU2014 skids.
    1,000 watt inverter wired to plugs in the back of the center console -$?
    CB under the Pass. seat -$ 50?
    relentless front bumper -$ 1,105 or all pro apex.
    4x innovations rear bumper -$850 or CBI fab bumper with swingout.
    TRD stickers
    5 SPD swap?
    Homertaco 01-04 homeroshi grill kit.
    Coilovers (SAW?)
    ADS suspension?
    dash mat -$40
    tint (35%?)
    deck plate mod
    accessory fuse box
    bed rack?
    New headlight bulbs

    Further down the road
    Front ARB locker
    unlimited OBA (A/C compressor)


    Waaayyyyyyyy down the road
    dual t-cases or lefty t-case?
    LT

    and now the pics

    (installed lift on 9/23/13, truck had ~108,500 miles)
    Installed my shocks today set at the middle setting, took me about 9 hours from start to finish.
    front right before lift
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    Front right after lift
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    front left before lift
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    front left after lift

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    Diff lock works
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    and 4x4 works
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    Had to cut this off
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    Front left post lift, pre settle, i'll get more pics after i get an alignment and everything settles
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    Her new stance.
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    Here is the inspiration for my build, i really like this truck, except the RTT.
    [​IMG]
    Its build is here


    And saved for future reference
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
  2. Aug 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    Wow... this is a clean truck Jake !! Excellent find , If you haven't already
    start engaging /dis engaging locker , probably hasn't been done for awhile...I see a grey wire MOD in your future.... best MOD for 1st gens..:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    thanks, i worked the 4WD system and the locker today and yesterday.
    Gonna do the grey wire mod when we get back from up north.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    02 TRD Tacoma

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    Bilstein 5100 front and rear, dakar leaf pack, fuel hostage wheels, 285/70/17 Trail Grapplers M/T, color match shell, rola rack, hi -lift, dual cb antenna's with 520 XL cb, sandblasted bumpers an brush guard to paint black, color match grill, blacked out badges, and much more.
    jake, what a nice ass truck u have man. that thing is in exellent condition man. like the new head unit u put in the truck man. i am glad everything with the 4wd work out good for u. i actally need to do this. i only tested it out one time since i bought it and havent had the time to try the rear diff yet. i am planning on doing the grey wire mod soon enough. do u plan on keeping the camper on the back or not. i have always though a camper looks awesome on the 1st gen dc. their are a lot of things u can do with it an use with it too. anyways man keep up yhe good work. keep me posted on other mods u decide to do to the truck.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Thanks, I like it to, but I didn't put it in, grey wire mod is definitely getting done soon, probably gonna pull the camper but keep it around, my quad wouldn't fit with the shell on so off it comes, will do, I'm a college kid so the mods are gonna get done very slowly, sliders are gonna be on in under 6 months though.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Gonna be getting a lift soon, I may be trading my tires with a family member who has bigger tires on a stock 04 taco and they rub when you hit bumps, so I'll lift and gain a more aggressive tire.
     
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  7. Aug 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Did the grey wire mod today, and the 2 lo mod.
    Thoughts:
    Locker doesn't help as much as i thought (at least in my terrain), and 2 lo is awesome (options are always awesome).
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    I thought the same thing jake when locked I thought "big deal" but its because we're so light in the ass end, put a couple hundred pounds over the axle & see what happens, difference is day/night, I haven't done the 2-Lo MOD , dont really know anything about it, howz it done ??:confused:
     
  9. Aug 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    I think part of my problem is tires to, lack of weight plus street tires = both rears spinning when I'm flexing.
    Do you have push button 4WD? If so the link is in the text in the OP, just click on 2 lo mod, under the current mods area.
    I just left the plug plugged in a little and wrapped it real good with electrical tape.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    No I've got mechanical (lever) for engaging, but going to check it out anyway,

    Good on you with your MODS so far, all those questions you asked early on are paying off, you're taking the right steps dude...:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 23, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    95 taco

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    Ahh, IIRC there's a way to get 2 lo on those, but it's pretty complicated.

    Thanks, lift is up next, then sliders,

    I ended up not going to the junkyard yesterday, we got the part we needed from the stealership at wholesale cost, so we decided to go with new instead of used.
    But i am gonna be going by sometime soon.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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    Leoffensive

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    Icon 2.5 coilovers with resi, Custom OMD rear leaf pack, Pelfreybilt IFS skid, Magnaflow muffler
    very nice truck
     
  13. Aug 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Thanks Leo, yours is nice also.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    95 taco

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    Tried these on yesterday, barely rubbed the frame, now i'm debating getting a 1/4 inch spacer or a 3/4'' spacer, i don't think i want the 3/4'' spacer as it will be to wide IMO, but i'm hesitant to run the 1/4'' spacer.
    I only rub the frame at full lock.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Sep 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    95 taco

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  16. Sep 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Got these from doug tonight (thanks doug), not sure if i'm gonna set them to 1'' or stock height, but i'll be putting my coils on them (the current coils are for the 4 cyl engine), and eventually get some 881's or 883 coils once i get skids or a bumper.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Sep 12, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Sure thing Jake......:)
     
  18. Sep 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Doug let me have his old firestik as he doesn't use CB anymore (thanks Doug :thumbsup: ), so i have a CB, and antenna, gonna pick up some coax soon.

    I'm not sure on mount points yet, probably gonna mount it behind the cab, either on a 2nd gen bed rail mounted to the front of my bed, mounted through the rear bumper, or i might make a mount that will mount the antenna inside the bed by the tailgate.
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  19. Sep 20, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Lots 'o stuff. Look at my build! -->
    Interested where you put the antenna.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    I haven't installed it yet (schools been keeping me busy), but when i do get it mounted i'll definitely post pictures.
     
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