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ALI3N'S Basic/Budget Build & Eddstr's TRD Pro Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by ALI3N_123, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    The Basic Taco Build

    I'm 17, and me and my dad were searching for my 1st car. Our intitial plan was to purchase a 2016 Audi A3 with a rebuilt title, but the deal didn't go through. My attention later shifted to Toyota vehicles... specifically 4Runner, and Tacoma trucks. We searched for a couple months on different sites, but found that all Tacoma trucks were in rough shape, and still being overpriced. Then in early November, I logged onto Craigslist Dallas and spotted this truck. We called the dude, wired him the money, and sent a relative to go pick her up. She has a better life here, all of the paint oxidation has been fixed with a complete paint job, replaced her nasty Falken tires with beautiful BFGoodrich KO2's, added a roof rack, and most recently leveled her out with some hand me down components. I plan to keep this truck through the remainder of high school, college, and eventually go on to buy a brand new TRD Sport. I present to you, "Thee Basic Taco:"



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    November 24th, 2017:
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    June 8th, 2018:
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    August 4th, 2018:
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    September 9th, 2018:
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    February 2, 2018:
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    March 13, 2019:
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    March 15, 2019:
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    April 20, 2019:
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    May 4, 2019:
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    May 27, 2019:
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    June 1, 2019:
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    June 18, 2019:
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    June 21, 2019
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    July 24, 2019
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    August 18, 2019
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    Current Mods:

    • Rancho RS5000 (GONE)
    • VIPER alarm system
    • OEM Chrome bumper
    • New OEM paint
    • BFGoodrich KO2 (265/75/16)
    • OEM roof rack
    • 3rd Gen Bilstein 4600 coilovers
    • 1" lift spacer (GONE)
    • TRD emblem
    • Crap ton of rear window stickers
    • OEM skid plate
    • Big Country XtremeGuard
    • JBL speakers

    Future Mods:
    • 2009 LED tail lights
    • AVS rain guards
    • TRD Sport hood

    Official Basic/Budget Build Members:

    @PennSilverTaco
    @El Duderino
    @Jamesboy2233
    @ChadsPride
    @Black Taco
    @irayfz6
    @MattCowsmasher
    @BassAckwards
    @Bigdaddy4760
    @KENNY
    @Justanotherhemi
    @Taco critter
    @Beretta4x4
    @hoverlover
    @Oldie2007
    @Biscuits
    @DiamondW
    @Crow_of_judgement
    @Matmo215

    Basic/Budget Build Police Department:

    Police Chief @Taco critter
    Sergeant @Bigdaddy4760


    Official Decal Guy:


    @KENNY


    Official Thread Meal:


    Spam Sandwich
    :sandwich:
    :spam:
    :sandwich:


    Other Cool Build Threads:


    Texas Toyota Coalition Official Thread:


     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2019
  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:28 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    My brother asked me to feature his truck on my thread since he doesn't want to join TW. Here it is:

    2019 Tacoma TRD Pro


    August 31, 2019
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    October 29, 2019
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    December 28, 2019
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    Current Mods:

    • Meso Customs Ultimate Map Lights
    • Meso Customs Ultimate Dome Light
    • Ceramic Coating
    • OEM Style Mudflaps
    • Meso Customs TTLK Stage 1


    Future Mods:
    • LED headlight bulbs
    • 3 Raptor grille lights
    • Hidden light bar in valence
    • BFGoodrich KM3 285/75/16
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2019
  3. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    Yesterday, July 9th I picked up my truck after having it completely painted.20180710_080926.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  4. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    Today, July 10th, I went to Discount Tire, and picked me up some BFGoodrich KO2. In 265/75/16.20180710_165947.jpg
     
  5. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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  6. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    @PennSilverTaco, kicked me out of his thread, and he is not here for the grand opening.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco On the spectrum...

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    Post up the pics of it in Mexico being prepped!
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco On the spectrum...

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    Now I'm here...

    And I didn't kick you out!
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco On the spectrum...

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    Stereo! Stereo! Stereo!

    :headbang:
     
  10. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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    CruisD64

    CruisD64 Well-Known Member

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    Line-X, LED Gauges, Bluetooth Stereo, TracRac, OME 2.5 Lift, Relentless Fab rear bumper
    Niiiiice! Great 1st car to have! Don't go crazy on the throttle! I remember being 16 :)

    Miles? 4x4? Manual, auto?
     
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  11. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco On the spectrum...

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    @ALI3N_123

    Less than 45K miles, right?
     
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  12. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    Lol, here are some pictures taken 2 weeks ago.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    PreRunner, automatic, 50,800 miles currently.
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    This is what I'm going for, and this is where I'm currently at.20180109_003940.jpg 20180710_165947.jpg
     
  15. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    I need a roof rack, 2009 tail lights, oem skid, and I should be good to go.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco On the spectrum...

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    The rain guards are $60 a pair...
     
  17. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    Ahh yes, I forgot to list rain guards.
     
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  18. Jul 11, 2018 at 12:23 AM
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    El Duderino

    El Duderino Drove across the country twice in my socks

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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    Go Thule roof racks they look better then the oem rack
     
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  19. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:20 AM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    I love the look of the oem. I'm not even going to use it, I just like the looks of the side rails.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] I love WHATASLIME

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    I forgot to mention that my fog lights are now functional again! The dealer told me that during the trucks lifetime, animal (most commonly cats) got in and chewed up my wiring.
     
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