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BigFishAllDay's Truck Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by BigFishAllDay, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Feb 7, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
    Everything... and a bag of Cheetos.
    I recently purchased @tomtom 's Tacoma, and decided I'd create this thread to better define the change in ownership, avoid confusion for those subscribed to the old thread, and keep track of any changes that I make to the rig. It's a solid build as it sits (which is why I bought it), but there are a few things I'd like to change to refine it a bit and make it my own.

    How it sits more/less as of April 2020... 160K miles.



    Back in 3/2016





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    Link to TomTom's Original Build Thread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tomtoms-03-trd-xtra-cab-sold.259729/

    Tom's Tacoma, as I bought it... 144K miles on 2/1/16.

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    Modifications and Specs:

    Future changes that I make to the truck will be highlighted in GREEN..

    Engine/Drivertrain:

    -5VZ-FE 3.4L V6
    -TRD Supercharger, install, URD 7th Injector and 2.2" Pulley
    -Fuel & Timing Maps tuned on URD AIC/FTC
    -aFe Stage 2 intake, went back to stock airbox
    -Magnaflow Exhaust (part #15811)
    -Denso IK22 Spark Plugs
    -R150F 5 Speed Transmission
    -URD short throw shifter
    -ARB Front Locker
    -E-Locker rear
    -4.56 Gears
    -TG Creeper Breather, removed creeper breather, extended breather tube w/OEM breather

    Suspension:
    -Front: OME 882 with Nitrocharger Sports and Toytec 1/2" Top Plate Spacers
    -Icon UCAs w/ Uniball covers
    -Toytec Diff Drop Kit
    -Sway Bar Removal Sway bar re-installed
    -Wheeler's Offroad 1/4" bump stop spacers


    -Rear: Dakar Leaf Packs w/ 3/4" washer
    -OME greasable shackles

    Armor:
    -Elite Front and Rear Bumpers
    -Elite front bumper mounts modified/improved
    -Rocky Road Sliders
    -BudBuilt Skid Plate Painting and more Painting

    Wheels/Tires:
    -Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels, 4" BS
    -SCS F5's in Matte Dark Bronze, 3.5" BS
    -GY Wrangler Duratracs 285/75r16
    -NoLoss Valve Caps

    Brakes:
    -BPV Relocation Bracket
    -Wheeler's extended front and rear brake line

    Electrical:
    -Hyperblink mod - Tridon EP35
    -Cobra 19 DX IV CB + Firestick 3' Firefly Antenna
    -ARB Compressor
    -PIAA 520 Off-Road Lights
    -PIAA 510 Fog Lights
    -Blue Sea Fuse Box
    -OTRATTW Locker Switches
    -Gray Wire Mod
    -OTRATTW Fog and Off-Road Light Switches
    -LED bulbs for backup lights
    -BamaToy's Alternator and Battery Harness Upgrade (Stock alternator reinstalled)
    -Blinker Relocation
    -Uniden 520XLPRO (replacing the Cobra)
    -DRL Disable
    -Dakota Digital SGI-5E Speedometer Calibrator
    -LED Dome Light
    -Duralast Platinum Group 24F AGM Deep Cycle Battery
    -Wireless Winch Controller

    Audio:
    -Alpine INA-W910 head unit
    -Factory remote for Alpine head unit secured, original was missing
    -Alpine Amp, PDX-F4
    -Polk db571
    -RAAMAudio sound treatment (Pckg #1)

    Body:
    -Pinch Weld Mod , turned into cut fender, liner, pinch weld, etc mod
    -Fabtech Spare Tire Mount (part #FTT10001BK)
    -Full size spare relocated to stock location under bed w/OEM components
    -Hilift Mount
    -Full set of matte black "Retro Stripes" from CBoy808, Hood, Fenders/Doors, Tailgate
    -"Craigslist Special" ATC Camper Shell
    -Black Grille & Corner Lights to replace factory chrome
    -Camper Shell Color Matched and Roof Rack Installed
    -Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Hood Struts - PN 21-27009-01
    -Steering Column Slip Joint welded to eliminate rattle

    Recovery:
    -Warn M8000s Install (Warn winch was swapped to my 4Runner)
    -Smittybilt XRC-8 Comp Winch w/100ft. Synthetic Line
    -In cab connection for Smittybilt winch controller
    -60" Cast/Steel Hi-Lift Jack

    Maintenance:
    -Prop rod grommet
    -Homebrew Engine Aprons
    -Linear clutch return spring
    -Radiator fan replacement
    -Flywheel and MT output seal replacement
    -CV boots
    -LBJ and OTR replacement
    -Marlin Crawler Shifter Seat
    -Marlin Crawler clutch kit
    -Repaint/relocate rear axle
    -Backup Light Switch
    -Restored/Polished Headlights
    -Rear axle re-sealed

    Trip Reports:
    -Inaugural Fishing Trip
    -Capilla Peak / Salinas Pueblo Missions
    -Rio Grande Gorge / Taos Plateau
    -Quebradas Backcountry Byway & San Lorenzo Canyon
    -South Baldy, Magdalena Range, NM & Bosque Del Apache
     
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  2. Feb 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    Stags863

    Stags863 Bye Felica!

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    - Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 - 265/70/r17 Goodyear Wrangler Authorities - 6000k headlight and fog light bulbs - NiLight off road LED rear lights - Light bar mounted behind front bumper - White LEDs in dome, map, and sun visor - Tint (5% around / 35% front) - Universal 13 inch metal antenna - Beer bottle opener in bed - Organizer storage box in center console and glove compartment - Mounted MagLite to top of center console storage box - MGM grille - MGM rear bumper - CamLocker toolbox - Rubber floor mats - 2 USB and Cig lighter chargers in rear of center console - Headrest mounted iPad holders for rear seats
    Nice looking truck!
     
  3. Feb 7, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    mr optimist

    mr optimist Mr Lazy

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  4. Feb 7, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
    Everything... and a bag of Cheetos.
    A little background on me... I'm a Toyota junkie. I currently own three 3rd gen 4Runners, and now a 1st gen Tacoma. Every vehicle I've ever owned has been a Toyota, but I have a thing for this vintage of Toyota vehicles.

    With three automatic V6 3rd gens in the driveway, I was looking to change up my daily driving experience. I'd been looking at turbo coupes... SR20 swapped S14's, MK3 supras, and 2JZ swapped GS300/SC300's. However, I have a family, big dogs, and a house to keep up so a small car doesn't really do much for me other than spice up my daily driving. Enter Tom's Tacoma.

    This is a fun truck to drive. With the 5 speed, 4.56 gears, TRD S/C, and a weight difference of about 800lbs vs a 3rd gen 4Runner, it's a totally different driving experience. Granted, it's not going to keep up with the coupes I listed above, but it will be a fun daily with the added utility of a pickup bed and the ability to go anywhere.

    My current daily driver, which the Tacoma will be replacing: 2_zpsea80a944_435043f5861147ac5970662d56636ffbcc145324.jpg

    I also have a built 3rd gen, which will remain my primary wheeling rig: 12345.1.1231_zpswnwtflaa_2263c2847d3d707b74ccae2932a336c21ae50013.jpg

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    I have a few things planned for the Tacoma, but the baseline won't change much. Most of what I want to do is aesthetic to make the truck my own, along with a few finishing touches for functionality. Other than that, this thread will mostly contain trip photos.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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  5. Feb 7, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
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    Also, just case anybody is wondering, Tom sold his Tacoma so he could buy this...

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    I'm looking forward to seeing how he builds it up!
     
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  6. Feb 7, 2016 at 2:01 PM
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    Russtoy

    Russtoy Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you got a great Taco to play with. Be fun to see what you do with it :hungry:
     
  7. Feb 7, 2016 at 2:54 PM
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    SCRunner12

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    Another build thread of yours to keep tabs on...SWEET! Nice truck and now we get to play the what is Nick going to do next game. I say TBU.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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  9. Feb 7, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
    Everything... and a bag of Cheetos.
    Tom would say: "Thanks!"

    DUDE!

    No big plans with this one... but I'll be adding a few personal touches.

    I thought about that, but it stops pretty well as is. Maybe someday down the road, but for now I have to make sure it has wheels that will clear those calipers... hint.... hint.

    Big mistake, Ramon. Nothing to see here but pics of me mowing the lawn.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2016 at 9:14 PM
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    SCRunner12

    SCRunner12 Tundra Troll

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    Will a BFAD truck finally get some SCS wheels? That would be sweet!
     
  11. Feb 7, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
    Everything... and a bag of Cheetos.
    o_O Perhaps...
     
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  12. Feb 12, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    SCS F5s in Matte Dark Bronze with 3.5" backspacing, including matching spare.

    Note in the pictures that the spare has been relocated back under the bed to the factory location using the factory brackets and tire winch.

    I'm going to have to do some :sawzall:

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  13. Feb 12, 2016 at 6:25 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Those look great with the gold. I want a set!
     
  14. Feb 12, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    Yessssss! Bravo sir, those look awesome. Just installed some bronze stealth 6 on my Tundra. Cant go wrong with SCS.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2016 at 7:55 PM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    Brett, Rob, I'm glad you approve.

    You guys wouldn't believe the deal I got on these wheels. I originally had my eyes on a new set direct from SCS in Matte Gunmetal. I got the invoice from Vin and was about to send payment, then this set of wheels fell into my lap later the same night. I wasn't sure the bronze was going to work and figured I could always paint them gunmetal, but I think I'll leave them alone.

    Which reminds me, I need to contact Vin and let him know about the change in plans.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    mr optimist

    mr optimist Mr Lazy

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    Those wheels look sweet!
     
  17. Feb 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    Yes. Yes I would!.

    You hit up the dealer on the recall?


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    That is one sexxy truck.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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  19. Feb 15, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
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    Thanks, Sam! I think they're a big improvement over the old setup.

    I thought about calling them, but I was near U-Pull-It and figured I'd stop in to see if they had what I needed. For ten minutes and $15 I grabbed the OEM parts I needed and figured I'd probably save some time over going through the recall process with a dealership.
    I hope to provide something worth watching in here.. at least enough for a small bag of popcorn.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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    BigFishAllDay

    BigFishAllDay [OP] And then?

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    I have too many Toyotas...
    Everything... and a bag of Cheetos.
    I started making some room for the F5s today. For now, I made just enough room that I can drive it around town and do some mild wheeling, but more will have to come off before I can really stuff the front tire.

    Before.. pinch weld flattened, fender liner trimmed, note rub marks on flare.

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    After... pinch weld flattened further, additional liner trimming, liner stay replaced, flare trimmed, fender trimmed, bottom corner of pinch weld removed and ground smooth.

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    Tire turned to illustrate point of heaviest contact...

    Before...

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    After...

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