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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] TTC #190

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    2008 Basic Spam Taco
    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:
    https://youtu.be/JW6QkCXbE9M



    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
    • TRD emblem
    • Crap ton of rear window stickers
    • OEM skid plate
    • Big Country XtremeGuard

    Future Mods:
    • JBL speakers
    • 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: Sep 5, 2019
  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:28 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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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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    Current Mods:

    • Meso Customs Ultimate Map Lights


    Future Mods:

    • MESO Customs Ultimate Dome Light
    • LED headlight bulbs
    • 3 Raptor grille lights
    • Ceramic Coating
    • Hidden light bar in valence
    • BFGoodrich KM3 285/75/16

     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
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  3. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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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] TTC #190

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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] TTC #190

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  6. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:36 PM
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    Running Man

    Running Man flat faced submarine and 4 runner

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    nothing on the runner yet
  7. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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

    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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

    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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    Now I'm here...

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

    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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    Stereo! Stereo! Stereo!

    :headbang:
     
  11. 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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  12. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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    @ALI3N_123

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

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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    20180624_.jpg K.jpg
    Lol, here are some pictures taken 2 weeks ago.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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    PreRunner, automatic, 50,800 miles currently.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
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  15. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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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
     
  16. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    ALI3N_123

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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

    PennSilverTaco I have Ass Burgers...

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

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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

    El Duderino Howzit \000/

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

    ALI3N_123 [OP] TTC #190

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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.
     

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