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AriZonaD54's SPBlack Build...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by AriZonaD54, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Attention to those who have questions for me... I will no longer be responding to PMs. I can't keep up with it. If you have a question about my build or just want my $0.02 on something, please post it here in this thread and I will respond accordingly. I just don't have the time to continuously answer the same PM questions over and over again. Thank you.

    Here is my build, started in August 2009.

    Specs:
    2008 Tacoma
    4.0 V-6 Automatic
    4x4 Base
    Short Bed/ Double Cab
    TRD Seat Swap
    TRD Hood Swap

    Electronics:
    Eclipse AVN-52D Navigation Headunit w/ iPod, Bluetooth and Back-up Camera
    Custom TRD Black Splash Screen during Navigation Start-up
    9" Shorty Antenna (Black)
    Cobra 75-WXST CB Radio
    3' Firestik Fire-Fly Antenna (Black)
    18' Firestik Fire-Ring Coax

    Lighting:
    3M Crystalline Front Windshield Tint (50%)
    15% Suntech Window Tint
    5% Suntech Rear Window Tint
    Black Headlight Mod (BHLM) retrofitted with 5000k HIDs
    2 Hella 500's retrofitted with 5000k HIDs - Mounted behind Satoshi Grill
    2 OEM Foglamps retrofitted with 5000k HIDs
    LED License Plate wedge bulbs in Cool White
    Foglight Mod (Thanks to Chris4x4)

    Armor:
    All Pro IFS Skid Plate
    Avid Off-Road Bar powdercoated Tuscan Black
    Avid Off-Road Sliders powdercoated Tuscan Black
    Thule Roof Rack & Fairing
    Avid Off-Road Roof Rack Basket

    Engine:
    TRD Intake
    Dynomax Superturbo Muffler
    TRD Catback Exhaust 2.5" Piping
    Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers w/ o2 Simulators
    Vibrant Performance Resonator - 14" Oval, 2.5" In/ Out
    URD MAF Calibrator
    FelPro Gaskets
    TRD Exhaust Tip Thermal Coated in Black

    Front:
    Total Chaos Uniball UCA's
    Camburg 3" Coilovers - 2.5 Series
    Sway-bar Removed
    All Pro Extended Brake Lines
    BSP Satoshi Grill

    Rear:
    Icon Shocks - 2.0 series with Reservoir
    All Pro 1.5" Leaf Springs Pack
    All Pro U-bolt Flip Kit
    Timbren Bump Stops
    All Pro Extended Brake Lines
    5lb Fire Extinguisher from Wal-Mart
    N-Fab Spare Tire/Wheel Carrier powdercoated Tuscan Black
    BSP Matched License Plate Frame
    48" Base-model Hi-Lift
    FourTrex Hi-Lift Mounts rattle-canned matte black
    KR Fabrication 2-Jerry Can Cage
    Blitz Jerry Can (x2)
    Relentless Fabrication Hitch Shackle

    Wheels/Tires:
    American Racing ATX Artillery Wheels - 17x9
    (5) 295/70R17 Nitto Trail Grappler M/Ts


    How its sits now.

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    September 7, 2009

    Welp, I've owned my SPB 08 Tacoma for nearly 1 month now, and it's time for a build thread! There's been many "wasted dollars" (as the girlfriend sees it) on suspension mods and interior odds-n-ends over these last few weeks.

    Oh yeah, many props to OakleyTRD. Cliff has been helping me and yielding many of my crazy questions and always offered his suggestions. Dude's been a huge help. So thanks!

    A couple "Day #1" photos;

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    Black Billet Grill... I still need to relocate the horns and possibly spray the radiator black. I really like the Satoshi style grill, but wanted to try something different.

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    Shot of the T-style Auto shifter (available at the stealership for about $60 :mad:). The double-din navi head unit is an Eclipse AVN52d (similar to AVN5200 I believe). I purchased an AVN62D, but the installer jacked it up during install and put this one in for the time being. A new one is on order. Comes wtih the back-up camera, blue-tooth handsfree dealie and iPod connection. Best of all, its made by Eclipse... which is basically Fujitsu which Toyota owns... so the install is clean and connection is plug-n-play!

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    And I set the start-up/ splash screen of the navigation unit to this....
    (If you have an Eclipse unit; here's how to change the splash screen- http://www.tundrasolutions.com/foru...ctions-changing-welcome-screen-image-eclipse/)

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    Installed 4G fire extinguisher on 12/20/2009. Purchased from WalMart.
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    Arizona trailday at Bulldog Canyon on 12/19/2009.
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    January 18, 2010:

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    January 24, 2010:

    New Tires - Nitto Trail Grapplers 295/70/17

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    As you can see in this pic at the bottom left of the tire, I picked up a braided bike lock from Home Depot. It is a black carbon fiber look which just plain looks badass. This is a 4' lock. Works perfect, it fits nice and snuck around the wheel/ tire/ N-fab carrier.

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    Grabbed some nighttime photos of the HID fogs and headlights;

    Here's complete darkness, you cant even make out the truck!

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    Help from a big flood-light....

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    Foglights on only...

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    HID 5000k's in Headlights and Fogs. Both on...

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    SuperWhite LED license plate bulbs...

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    Shown in the back of the truck;

    1. Full size spare wheel/tire carrier: NFab powder-coated Tuscan Black w/ a black spray painted ratchet strap!
    2. Full size spare Wheel and Tire: 17x9 American Racing ATX Artillery wrapped in 295/70/17 Nitto Trail Grappler
    3. Fire Extinguisher from Walmart (came with mount) attached using self-tapping screws
    4. 3" Firestik Antenna in Black. Chris4x4 helped me with this two months or so ago.
    5. 48" Hi-Lift (base version) mounted to the Nfab wheel carrier using FourTrex mounts (the silver things you see)

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    Some new pics courtesy of Cmack from the Arizona Mod-day on April 10, 2010!

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    TINT!!

    Here's the old tint;
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    No Tint;
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    and New Tint!;
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    and check out my brand new BSP SCOOPED HOOD!!!

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    Dyno'd on 8/6/2010 before install of Dynomax Superturbo and DTLT Headers; 204 WHP and 231 Torque.

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    Results of Dyno;

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    Again, like I mentioned before, the WHP was 204. Torque was 231.

    Here's a few videos from my HTC Incredible

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iynIZWLUSGk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HByzRjZepM

    The new Dynomax Superturbo muffler was installed 8/7/2010. Here are a few pics from the install (Tristan at Performance Muffler on 19th Avenue and Cactus here in Phoenix)

    OEM still...
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    Cutting out the TRD muffler...

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    And then it was time for the new muffler to shine...

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    Exhaust is dumped right before the OEM spare tire carrier under the bed for the time being. I am taking the TRD tip to Arizona Powdercoat this coming week to have them PC it Tuscan Black like my sliders and front bumper bar...

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    Maintaining the OEM hangers...

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    I swapped my non-TRD seats for TRD seats!!

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    Ta-da!!!

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    8/8/2010 - Laying out the header assembly. Headers being installed with LOTS of help from Kris (TRDguyKC).

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    Rear-ends of both vehicles;

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    Pics from today's DTLT header install aka sweat-fest. It was freakin' HOT!

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    OEM vs Doug Thorley

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    Kris' 2007 Tacoma (TW member name TRDguyKC)

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    Blockin' da streets homie!

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    OEM gaskets vs. Fel Pro gaskets!

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    No break-in period (sorry, the camera-phone audio pickup sucks!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlx1uPtAqbE

    Kris' truck;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrNhNn8XUKA&feature=player_embedded

    Again... the video audio destroys the clips, but dah well.

    Well... after only a few hours with the headers, I had had it! It was time to order a resonator to eliminate that damn rasp! I ordered up a Vibrant Performance Ultra Quiet 14" OVAL body, 2.5" In/ Out resonator.

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    When the Dynomax Superturbo muffler was installed, I had the exhaust temporarily dumped so that I could thermal coat the TRD exhaust tip. Here's the final product;

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    Random photo taken before a work meeting;

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    OME Dakar 2.75" Rear Leaf Srings swapping out my 1.5" All-Pro Leaf Kit;

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    looking good!
     
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    Sold!
    Sweet start with only a month of ownership!
     
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    love all the black great looking truck
     
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    06RedComa Yotas For Life!

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    Very nice, any of those sweet az pinstripes yet? :D
     
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    Awesome! :d
     
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Secondary air filter removed, elbow mod, BFG KM2 (33x10.5R15), American Racing Mojaves, Debadged, BHLM, Dome Light MOD (Blue), Hella 500 behind recessed Satoshi Grille, Kenwood headunit, Sockmonkey 'TACOMA' Decals, Readylift 5-lug SST, Rear Shocks - Bilstein TRD, Dynomax Super Turbo #17748, DDM Slim Ballast HID Kit H4 Hi/Lo -35W 6000K in headlights, Apexcone Raptor HID Kit H3 - 35W 6000K in Hella 500s, aFe CAI #51-10762, WeatherTech Floorliner, 200W Smart AC Inverter
    Great job! Spending money on a Tacoma is never a waste.
     
  8. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Found a brand IFS Skid plate brand new that a co-worker was selling for $100!!!! OH LUCKY DAY!
     
  9. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Nah its the AP IFS one. Saw it in person. I was going to pick it up tonight... but over the lunch hour I was driving back to work and lost all brake ability in the truck. Nearly hit a stopped car at a red light near 28th St and Camelback. Had to nail the e-brake. Pulled over, and the truck was leaking brake fluid EVERYWHERE. Tow-truck picked me and the truck up and the dealer has the truck... awaiting to find out WTF happened. Grrr...
     
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    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Ahhhh. Good move. Scary moment.
     
  11. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Sucks too... cuz I was planning on installing the Thule roof rack tonight :(
     
  12. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Yep. I took your advice and went to REI last week. They had a labor day sale thingie going on all weekend. So I scooped all the roof rack items up at a 20% discount!
     
  13. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Still dont have the truck back for the brake issue... but hopefully within the next 2 days I can pick it back up.

    In the meantime, I assembled the Thule roof rack to get it ready for the truck's return!

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  14. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Crappy updated pic... been busy at work the last few weeks

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    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    Looks better in person. :cool:
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Good start to a sweet lookin' truck! Is the first picture how you bought it from the dealership? Thats awesome if so!
     
  17. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Yep!
     
  18. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 [OP] BANNED in 49 states...

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    Crap photo, but another photo nontheless...

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    All Pro Steel Plate Front Bumper| All Pro Light Bar| All Pro IFS Skid Plate| All Pro E-locker guard| PIAA 510 Fog Lights| Hella 700FF| Fox 2.5 Coilover| Bilstein 5100 on the rear| BHLM| Grill Craft MX Series insert| Added two D-rings to bed|AVID Off Road sliders| AFE Dry Flow S| Gibson Cat Back| Custom Bedbar with hilift mount| Camburg 1" Uni-Ball UCA's| Hi-Lift 48" Extreme
    looks good man, I just ordered my sliders from Brandon at Avid and they will be done in a week or two. I'm going with weld on sliders. Thanks for recommending him he's a really cool guy!
     
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