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Bellero's slow built (1st Gen)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by bellero, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Sep 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    bellero

    bellero [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2003 Tacoma 4x4, 3.4L, 5 speed manual.
    On the day I got it.

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    As she sits now;
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    After the bush guard install:

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    Mods/parts:

    Westin bush guard
    NGK blue spark plug wires TE66
    Karlyn/STI ignition coils
    Aisin timing belt/water pump/idle bearing/tensioner, etc...
    Silicone radiator hoses.
    ARE hard tonneau cover
    LED dome light
    Weathertech floor mats
    All-pro rear bumper
    Deckplate mod
    Trail FX Window vent visors
    KC Hilites 6" long range 130W lights
    URD short throw shifter kit.
    Differential breather extension.
    Alcan leafsprings.
    Bilstein 5100 on all four.
    Toytec/Eibach front susp.
    Greaseable shackles.
    Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs 285/75/R16
    Mickey Thompson Black Classic Lock wheels.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    bellero

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    I just scanned a few pics of my first Toyota, 1986 Pick up, 22R engine. I had it for almost 10 years and sold it 6 years ago. Pics were taken just before the engine was rebuilt hence the spare engine in the box.

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  3. Oct 2, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    bellero

    bellero [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered some suspension parts for my Tacoma. More pics to come once everything is installed.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    bellero

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    I got some spare cash to spend on the truck and here's my plan but I need to know if it will all fit together?

    Wheel Size: 16X8
    6 on 5.5 Bolt Pattern
    Offset: -12
    Backspace: 4
    Bilstein 5100/toytec coilovers
    Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac LT285/75R16E1 126P W

    Would all this fit together without rubbing?

    Thanks for your help
     
  5. Oct 5, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    buzzard1992

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    Everything should work. You might rub a little but nothin major. Good lookin truck man
     
  6. Oct 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    Thanks buddy.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    buzzard1992 Yep

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    No problem man! I'm jealous of the snow pictures. We don't get much of that down here haha
     
  8. Oct 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    Did the deckplate mod today, also installed new spark plugs, NGK wires, Karlyn/STI ignition coils and replaced the PCV valve. The engine runs a little smoother now, especially when shifting.

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  9. Oct 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    Installed two KC Hilites over the weekend with help from TW user ClementL21.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    Nice. How do you like the deck plate mod?
     
  11. Oct 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Well it's hard to tell since I replaced the spark plugs, wires and ignition coils at the same time I did the deck plate mod. The truck definitely runs smoother now, especially when shifting gears.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Today I picked up a bunch of parts I had ordered. In the next few days, I'll be testing my limited mechanical skills by trying to put all of this together! Should be interesting!! :rolleyes:

    Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs (285/75/16)
    Alcan leaf springs
    Drop diff kit
    URD short throw shifter kit.
    Rear Bilstein
    Extended rear brake line.
    Exhaust bracket.
    Toytec coilovers
    Greasable shackles
    Wheel spacers

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  13. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    I realized I need taller jack stand and a few tools I don't have before I can go ahead with the suspension install.

    I did however install the URD short throw shifter. Took about an hour and everything worked as was supposed to. I really love the way it now shifts and the reverse gear is even easier to find than before. Very well designed kit, I highly recommend it!

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  14. Oct 23, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    Nice man! Can't wait to see the lift and tires put on!
     
  15. Oct 23, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    Nice truck, looking forward to seeing your suspension install, as that's next on my list as well!

    Sub'd!
     
  16. Oct 24, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    Thanks guys, I'm going deer hunting tomorrow, I'll be gone for a week so the mods will resume upon my return.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    I did some easy mods today,

    Removed the little tab on the heater knob;

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    Bought black light covers to replace the flashy yellow ones;

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    Replaced the cup holders tabs, I used the wife's old yoga mat but I will have to redo this with something like rubber because the yoga mat material is too flimsy, need a stiffer material.

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    Also picked up my new wheels at the ups store;

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  18. Oct 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    I thought you said this is a slow build!?? Trucks gonna look so good real soon I can tell
     
  19. Oct 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    I know, it's going way faster than I thought, very addictive hobby!!:D
     
  20. Oct 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Man your truck is going to look so sweet with that lift and rims. I'm in ontario as well where abouts are you getting your parts from ??
     
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