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BenWA's low key budget 120,000 mile build >>>

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by BenWA, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Feb 14, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    BenWA

    BenWA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've had my Taco for over 5 years and 120,000 miles now, so I figured it was overdue for some upgrades. :)

    Hoping to keep adding new cool stuff in the future for the next 120,000 miles. ;)

    UPDATE: truck now has 150,000+ miles and is doing great!

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    Anyway, on to the specs:

    Silver Streak 2006 Double Cab TRD Off Road 4x4, 4.0L V6, stock JBL system

    Current pic:

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    Doing some field work out in the desert of WA state:

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    A pic and dumb little video that show that it was wheeled at least a little bit when it was completely stock:

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    Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKDQqDkDCI8&feature=feedu


    Stock (this is how it looked with around 115,000 miles on it :) ) :

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    Current -- here's how it looks with around 130,000 miles on it :

    New grille and smoked headlights makes it looks like a 2011 :D

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    Katzkin two-tone all-leather interior!

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    A list of mods and accessories:

    Mods before reaching 120,000 miles:
    Wheelen front and rear hideaway amber strobes
    Wheelen magnet-mount amber strobe mini lightbar for the roof
    Hard-installed ipod/mp3 interface
    Pioneer 10" shallow mount sub with 200W Profile amp, in homebuilt box
    Clifford Matrix +1 alarm with glass break sensor
    Mag lite mount
    A/B/C class fire extinguisher with mount
    Bed rail bike racks (for road bikes)
    Dakine tailgate pad (for mountain bikes)
    K&N intake/filter


    Mods after reaching 120,000 miles:
    Dock for HTC Thunderbolt Android with Google navigation and 4G :thumbsup:
    Powered rear sliding window mod
    Hard-installed interior AC power outlet
    400 watts all-the-time inverter mod
    Fog lights on anytime mod
    Smoked headlight mod
    2010 color-matched grille (thanx the1youluv2hate!)
    Bilstein 5100's on all 4 corners, set to 2.5" in front
    LightRacing UCA's
    Wheeler's 3-leaf progressive 1.5" add-a-leafs with overload leafs still on to give 2" rear lift
    Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers
    Goodyear Duratracs 285/75/16 Load E
    Katzkin two-tone leather interior
    Rear diff breather extension mod
    Cheapo crome exhaust tip
    Illuminated 4x4 switch (thanks rcbs!)
    Maxxima LED amber strobe lights below rear tailgate


    New 285 Duratracs on 2.5" Bilstein 5100 lift:

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    Smoked headlight mod:

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    My smoked headlight mod thread:

    >>> http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/135935-smoked-headlight-mod-my-experiment-results.html <<<


    LED windshield washer nozzles:

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    iPod / mp3 interface hard-installed:

    Has both an 8-pin input for iPod cable and a 1/8" jack for using speaker phone / streaming Pandora from phone car dock:

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    Google Maps navigation on Android ... that's actually my Taco parked on the street in the Google image! :)

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    Interior dual AC power outlet hardwired to 400W inverter:

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    Custom homemade sub box that allows full use of driver's side storage bin:

    My sub box build thread -- patched in the sub to factory JBL system:

    >>> http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/31474-i-built-sub-box-my-06-dc-check.html <<<

    ummp-tssss ummp-tssss ummp-tssss ummp-tssss ummp-tssss ummp-tssss

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    Power rear sliding window:

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


    Window switch mounted on dash under 4wd selector:

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    CHECK OUT MY POWER SLIDING WINDOW MOD THREAD! :D

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...er-sliding-rear-window-quick-install-kit.html



    Wheeler's 3-leaf 1.5" AALs:
    [older pic -- have since put overload leafs back on to add additional 1/2" of rear lift]


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    [older pic at lower lift setting] Hate to see her go but love to watch her leave:

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    LED strobes hidden away beneath the tailgate:

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    Video of built in LED strobes below tailgate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MehQ2yNIN7g


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    Tonno-Pro Flip top tri-fold bed cover:

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    Pics don't really do justice to what 2.5" of lift and 32" Duratracs look like, but here is a crappy side-by-side pic with a stock Taco to sort of give an idea. Lift and added tire radius make it sit about 3" higher than stock overall:

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    Future mod wish list:
    TRD exhaust
    Bed lights
    Underside armor
    Rock sliders
    Panoramic moonroof :D

    Maybe/undecided mods:
    ARB bumper w/ winch
    Horny Toyota emblem
    Angry eyelids
    Black painted valance

    Open to suggestions/idea on future mods...


    That's all for now! :eek:
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
  2. Feb 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    nice truck and i want to see this lightbar you speak of
     
  3. Feb 14, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    BenWA

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  4. Feb 14, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    Sweet pickup...:thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    Awesome. Love the straight-on rear-end shot.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Looking good...LOVE the stance and the smoked headlights! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    BryWi

    BryWi Psalm 109:8

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    Nice job.

    Love that SSM...
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    BenWA

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    Thanks for the good words guys! :)


    Gusher - had it not been for the pesky front diff vibes at a higher lift setting, my truck would be sitting higher on 33"s and would look an awful lot like a silver version of yours right now (minus the supercharger, plow, in-dash head unit, etc) :D
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    truck looks really good. Ready for another 120k
     
  10. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    mattmatt300

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    good looking ride!
     
  11. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    ^ thanks all!


    Poll:

    Should I do any or all of the following:

    1. De-badge & remove TRD stickers?
    2. Color match the chrome grille bezel?
    3. Get a Grillecraft black mesh grille with horny Toyota emblem?
    4. Color matched Trex angry eyelids?

    What say TW?
     
  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    '08 Indigo Double Cab TRD Sport 4x4 Long Bed, Grillcraft grill, Pioneer AVH-P3200BT head unit, XM receiver, Boyo backup camera, Custom devil horns Toyota logo, Black headlight mod, Fog lights on anytime mod, Maglight mount, Weathertech floor liners, Debadged, Trex color-matched eyelids, Access tonneau cover, Toyota bed divider, Sno-way 7'4" snow plow, Auxiliary backup lights, Rear spring TSB, Removed front mud flaps, 2.5" Hell Bent Steel front lift, 285/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, Satin black MB TKO wheels, Black Go Rhino Dominator II nerf steps, custom HomeLink install, CompuStar remote starter, Redline Tuning QuickLift Elite hood struts, Toyota bed mat, Custom short Taco antenna, TRD cold air intake, TRD exhaust, TRD supercharger
    ha ha...well, she looks pretty awesome as she sits now!


    I say "yes" to all of the above. You're looking at a pretty reasonable cost and a rather dramatic improvement so go for it! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    bambooshoots

    bambooshoots Be a fountain, not a drain.

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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    That's pretty awesome.

    Nice truck. Still runs like new?
     
  14. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    How do you like the wheeler's AAL? Do you have the TSB leaf pack and I can't tell, did you remove the overload leaf?

    Nice looking truck, the stance is great!
     
  15. Mar 24, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    I say do it! Maybe paint your badges and wheels black instead of debadging.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Thanks!

    Yeah more or less runs like new, except for the front diff vibes since lifting, and also the alignment's caster settings cause it to have more "floaty" feeling steering due to the caster barely being within factory specs after lifting (I need new UCAs to get my caster set higher). Otherwise, it looks and runs like new!

    People even tell me that it smells like a new truck, but I somehow doubt that. :)
     
  17. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Love the wheeler's AALs! They seriously are awesome. No, I don't have the TSB springs, and yes I did remove the overload leaf when I put the AALs on. Rides so much better than stock!
     
  18. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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  19. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    That Global in the background on your trucks build page looks very familiar
     
  20. Apr 10, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    That one was visiting Boeing Field at Clay Lacy. I see it around from time to time.
     
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