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Before and After Pics - Wheel Spacers, Color Matched Grill & Painted Valance

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Soft Taco, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Jul 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Soft Taco

    Soft Taco [OP] For Love of Truck

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    Bilstien 5100 set at 1.75", AVS Hood Protector, BFG AT 265/75/16's, Derped Stock Rims,
    Mods Done
    Color Matched Grill - $180 Camelback Toyota
    Plasti Dipped Rims - $20 Lowes (see Sig)
    1.5" Spacers - $100 Ebay
    Front Valance Painted Black - $4 Walmart
    AVS Bug Deflector - $50 Ebay
    Bilstein 5100 Shocks at 1.75" Front - $200 Ebay
    BFG A/T 265/75/16 - $850 Sam's Club

    Let me voice my opinion on ebay spacers. The ones I picked up for 100 free shipped are made from the exact same metals as spydertrax. They are billet, not cast. The lugs and bolts are american made as well. Only downside is they are lugcentric, not hubcentric. Meaining they center themselves on the lugs instead of having a ring that centers itself on the hub. Big deal? Not at all. I have ran these same spacers on my tacomas and my my two jeeps I had before. My jeeps were wheeled HARD. Sometimes all four wheels had left the ground if I was going fast enough. Never before have I had ANY problems. Make sure you buy a set with acorn nuts so it centers itself when tightening it down and you will be golden. Acorn nuts are just like your usual lug nut, they have a cone shape on the female receiving side. I used loctite and called it good. Tested her at 80mph on the freeway with zero vibs as expected. Perfect.

    Now, enjoy the Spruce Mica.

    Before Grill, Spacers, and Painted Valance

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    After Spacers and Grill

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    After Painted Valance (Krylon Fusion Plastic Spray Paint - Satin Black)

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    Current

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  2. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    Warputer

    Warputer Dirt Road Inspector

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    Lookin' good!
     
  3. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    StrikeSwiftly

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    None yet :D.
    I really like your transformation. The color matched grill really pops on that color. Also I tried to check out that website for a silver grill and it said there was a 404. With the 5100s at 1.75 your pretty level with the stock rear correct?
    Did you notice if the front end tightened up at all?
     
  4. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Greytacoma1

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    Real nice man! I like the look.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    TailDrag

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    Love that color. Good job.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    Soft Taco

    Soft Taco [OP] For Love of Truck

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    Hmm, the link works for me from my phone as well. Odd. I sit perfectly level and love it. Also, the 5100s have a VERY snug ride. MUCH better than stock. Feels great around turns. Much less boat, much more truck.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    cbr04

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    That color matched grill makes a huge difference. Nice stance as well. Great job!
     
  8. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    Soft Taco

    Soft Taco [OP] For Love of Truck

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    Bilstien 5100 set at 1.75", AVS Hood Protector, BFG AT 265/75/16's, Derped Stock Rims,
    :cheers:
     
  9. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    Toys4Us

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    Beautiful Tacoma. Great comparison pics. Thanks.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Soft Taco

    Soft Taco [OP] For Love of Truck

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    Bilstien 5100 set at 1.75", AVS Hood Protector, BFG AT 265/75/16's, Derped Stock Rims,
    My pleasure
     
  11. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    the glen

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    I like how the valance turned out. Did you paint it on the truck or remove it first?
     
  12. Jul 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    Soft Taco

    Soft Taco [OP] For Love of Truck

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    I removed it. Rather easy minus the 3 clips in the dead center. They were a pita for big hands.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Raz4back

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    Nice job. The grill and valance look great!
     
  14. Jul 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Damn that looks good.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    Soft Taco

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    Appreciate it guys! Now, do these same cheap mods on your trucks!
     
  16. Jul 23, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Skinny Rogers

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    Looks great!
     
  17. Jul 23, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Excellent work sir!
     
  18. Jul 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    Great job on the paint works. I dig it:thumbsup:. I'm starting to like this dark green more and more.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    link to spacers used??????/ i'm interested. I've heard so many mixed reviews, but spending 200+ on spacers seems crazy. i guess they are nice, but a cheaper option would be nice...
     
  20. Jul 24, 2013 at 2:04 AM
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    Looks a lot better. The color matched grill made a huge change.
     
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