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BlackPearl Build/Adventure (DC 4x4 TRD) (Super/Charged 3.4) LOTS OF PICTURES

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by BlackPearl, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Aug 6, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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    BlackPearl

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    4/29/19 as it sits today:​


    Hello TW, this is my first Tacoma and my first build. I bought my truck a few months back from a car auction and have been slowly working on it myself to restore it back to how it should be. In the next post I'll start from the beginning to show you guys what I've done so far. My plan is to fix it up and it'll be my daily driver and weekend off-road rig. (Nothing to crazy).
    Well here goes nothing...

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    Stock specs:
    * 2002 Toyota Tacoma Limited TRD Off Road 4X4 Double Cab
    * 3.4L v6
    * Automatic
    * TRD E-Locker
    * 4̶.̶1̶0̶ ̶G̶e̶a̶r̶s̶​


    Suspension & Drivetrain:
    * LPC Light Racing Upper control arms
    * Sway-A-Aways Race runners 2.5 (18'' Spring rate 700 pounds, re-valved to .010, for a softer ride)(Charged to 190PSI)
    * O̶M̶E̶ ̶D̶a̶k̶a̶r̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶A̶L̶L̶ ̶
    * AllPro Expidition leaf packs (4500T-AP-3EX)
    * ToyTech extended brake line
    * OME extended exhaust bracket
    * Flipped U bolt kit
    * Rear shock relocation brackets
    * Bilstein 5125 (rear shocks)
    * Rear drive shaft swapped to Single drive shaft
    * Total Chaos spindle gussets
    * ARB RD90 7.5 front clam shell air locker
    * Yukon 4.88 gears
    - YG T7.5R-488R (Front)(master kit ZK T7.5-REV-FULL)
    - YG TV6-488K (Rear)(master kit ZK TV6-SPC)


    Manual cv’s conversation:
    * Manual cv’s
    * Manual Spindles
    * At this time I am keeping the ADD jack shaft

    Armor:
    * 3 piece set 3/16” (RAT Products)
    * E-Locker 1/4” guard from (Low Range Off Road) (TDI-ELMG)
    * Sliders from (All Pro 80'' 2001-AP-80) with TRAIL-GEAR Rock Slider Gusset Mount Kit, 8 Leg (120008-1-KIT )
    * Fuel tank skid plate from Low Range Off Road
    * Relentless Fabrication Aluminum tailgate protector

    Wheels:
    * SCS F5 Dark Bronze (3.5” BS)
    * 285 75r 16 (Thunderer M/T)

    Engine:
    * AIRAID Modular Intake Tube
    * Deck plate mod
    * 3 ROW Champion radiator upgrade
    * Thermostat (Safe-T-Stat 170 from Napa)
    * Ebay Safari Snorkel

    3.4 supercharger:
    * Fuel Injector 23250-46031(305cc)
    * NGK Spark Plug BCPR7ET 2164
    * Walbro 190 LPH pump kit from URD
    * New factory intake gasket 17176-62040
    * Check Value PTR29-60031
    * Throttle body gasket PTR29-60030
    * New V6 Ignition Spark Plug Wire Set
    TRD SUPER CHARGER REBUILD:
    #STDSNOUTKIT03-V - (Kit includes 2 OEM quality C3 fit high speed ball
    bearings, 1 premium nose seal, 1 tube of Permatex anaerobic gasket sealant
    and 2 bottles of GM supercharger oil)(I got the high performance Viton)
    #INRBRG - (Bearings inside the supercharger housing that your rotors ride on.
    They are sold as a pair of two prepacked with grease and for install)
    #SCCOUPLER - (Upgraded coupler made of a special oil impregnated nylon for
    long life and excellent chemical resistance)


    Other:
    * Frame reinforcement (Low Range Off Road)
    * On Board Air (2.5 Gallon air tank)
    * Train horn
    * 1” Diff drop
    * 1” Body lift (DayStar)
    * Heyden 679 transmition cooler
    * Grey Wire Mod
    * Honda Odyssey windshield spray nozzle
    * Bedslide 40''x58''
    *RedLine Tuning hood struts

    Exterior / lights:
    AVS Vent visors
    30” LED light bar on front bumper
    LUX LED rock lights (12 pieces)

    Interior:
    * Super Bright LED's
    - Lights upgraded: Done, Cluster, A/C unit, Shifter, Glove Box, and Ash Tray
    * A/C control swapped out for a 4runner with white panel
    * Gear shifter knob and transfer case knob swapped out for Black 4runner knobs.
    * Din Switch plate from Paranoid Fabrications
    * WeatherTech Liners front and rear (441212-1-2)​

    Headlight Retrofit:
    * Morimoto Mini D2s 3.0 Bi-Xenon HID Projector
    * 35W New D2S OEM HID Xenon Bulbs (Philips)
    * Apollo 3.0 Shrouds
    * D2S XB35 Morimoto Ballasts
    * Switch back Halos 110MM & 80MM

    Tundra brake swap:
    * OEM tundra calipers 231mm
    * Silver Preformance Drilled and Slotted rotors.
    * Wheelers off road stainless steel brake lines
    * Akebono ACT976 ProACT Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pad Set

    Red is what I still need to do, mostly to help myself to not loose track.


    Maintenance Log:

    08/10/17 - New bilisten 5125s installed (83k)
    12/11/17 - Dakar Leafs (85k)
    12/14/17 - New UCA (85k)
    12/14/17 - SwayAway rebuild (85k)
    12/14/17 - Rear Brake line (85k)
    12/16/17 - New Tires installed (85k)
    03/10/18 - Front brakes: lines, calipers, disks, pads. (86k)
    04/07/18 - Single Drive shaft (86k)
    05/10/18 - New Napa CV's (86k)
    06/15/18 - Fan clutch repair:
    Engine cooling fan pulley, Power Steering Belt, A/C Belt, Fan pulley, Fan clutch, Fan, Fan shroud, Thermostat, Radiator. (87k)
    6/2518 - New Honda windshield washer spray nozzles
    11/13/18 - New AllPro Epo Leafs (88k)
    11/15/18 - Trail repair:
    Re-tubed drive shaft, gas tank & skid plate (89k)

    12/01/18 - Oil & Filter Change (91k)
    12/10/18 - LCA Bushings (91k)
    12/16/18 - Lower ball joints, rear axle bushings, seals, rear diff with new 4.88 Yukon gears (91k)
    12/17/18 - Front diff with new 4.88 Yukon gears ARB locker (91k)
    12/18/18 - Alignment (91k)

    12/28/18 - Rear Diff oi change (@500 mile break in)
    01/12/19 - Front Diff oil change (@500 mile break in)
    02/21/19 - Windshield replaced
    04/11/19 - Fuel filter replaced (94k)
    04/12/19 - Inner & Outer tie rods replaced (94k)
    05/08/19 - Spark plug wires replaced (95k)
    08/27/19 - Oil & Filter Change (97k)
    08/27/19 -SuperChanrger installed (97k)
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
  2. Aug 6, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    BlackPearl

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    This was the truck when it was dropped off:

    Thought it would be as simple as replacing the two doors and a fender. Not in this case.

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  3. Aug 6, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    BlackPearl

    BlackPearl [OP] new·bie ˈn(y)o͞obē/

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    Then the fun part began:
    Pulled the cab as much as I could, Installed two doors and fender.
    Then decided to replace the rear cab and while at it repair the floor.

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  4. Aug 6, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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    While the truck was sitting I thought might as well do something useful.
    Like sound deadening. Bought a kit off eBay 4 door kit. And sealed off all the doors.
    Took about 2 hours. fairly simple.

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  5. Aug 6, 2017 at 4:40 PM
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    Toytec Boss kit & OME leafs, 231mm tundra brakes SCS wheels...
    Nice work! Glad to see your saving it & not parting it. I bought my Taco with a seized 3.4L from a owner that neglected it. These trucks are addicting but fun projects.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    BlackPearl

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    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Next I bought a pair of Sway-A-Ways 2.5 from a member from here.
    Cleaned them up and did a seal rebuild and a re-valving from.012 to .010 for a softer ride.
    Ill probably install them once I finish the body work.
    And still working on the rear suspension. For now Im thinking Ill go with the Dakar leafs but open to suggestions if anyone has something better to offer for same price range.

    BTW rebuild was simple only thing I was stuck on was the nitrogen refill. I only had Argon and didn't know if it was a good Idea to fill shock with it. But then found a local shop that fill both shocks for $5 each. Not to bad.

    The shock had some thick rust on it but the vinegar with water got it off well. Took about 4 days to eat the rust off, if anyone one dose this make sure to heat up the shock shell, dry and seal with paint oil or whatever else you have. Otherwise it will go back to rust really fast.

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  7. Aug 6, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    BlackPearl

    BlackPearl [OP] new·bie ˈn(y)o͞obē/

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    Nice, Yea I'm usually for saving cars as long as its not to far gone lol.
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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  9. Aug 6, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    BlackPearl [OP] new·bie ˈn(y)o͞obē/

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    Today I finally welded the floor area. Ive been putting it off for to long now. Came together better then I was expecting.
    After welding I cleaned it and sprayed primer then some rubberized primer for water proofing. will also go over the top with some sound deadening once I find more time.

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  10. Aug 6, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    Tried flexing the stock suspension today and doesn't take much to get the wheel off the ground. Cant wait to get the sway a ways with Dakar leafs put on to see the change.

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  11. Aug 6, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    Toytec Boss kit & OME leafs, 231mm tundra brakes SCS wheels...
    Same here. I buy all my vehicles needing some type of repairs. Being a auto tech i come across a lot of vehicles that need repairs for good prices. I bought 2 diff locked FZJ80's that need work. I bought this one from a fellow local TW member that just wanted it out of his driveway for $1700 because it needed brake & exhaust work.

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  12. Aug 6, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    Those are some good deals. Lol where do you find them.
    Im up in Seattle area and its hard to come by good deals. And as soon as something comes up its already gone :/
     
  13. Aug 9, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    BartMaster1234

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    Damn man, I wasn't expecting that level of body repair. Good price for a Limited double cab though. Where'd you get the partial cab and frame parts? Nice work.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2017 at 11:52 AM
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    @BartMaster1234,
    Yea when I first got it I thought it would be an easy fix and of course I could have went the good old cheap Bondo way but I plan to keep this truck for a long while so decided to invest in doing it right for a piece of mind. As for the parts I went threw Subway Truck Parts, Inc (junk yard in Sacramento CA). They didn't ship there parts so I had to find someone who would pick it up and deliver it. Good thing I know a few truckers who passed by and where willing to help me out. Also got lucky to find a truck with same paint code so the driver and passenger door don't have to be repainted and the frame/rockers will just need to get blended into the cab.
     
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    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Installed bilisten 5125s on stock springs.
    Now I need to order the Dakar leaf with the AAL.

    Old shocks came off every easy and install and removal only took about 10min.

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  16. Oct 28, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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    Welded on the panels finally and did some bond. Having a hard time finding time to finish this truck but work on it every chance I get

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  18. Nov 7, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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    1DVS-BSTD is probably confused

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    I'm in. Nice work so far.

    :popcorn:
     
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  19. Nov 25, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Finally got the truck regestered so now im finally driving it.
    Today I mounted my compressor and installed a transmission cooler.
    Now to wire the compressor and install my 2.5 gallon tank with some train horns. Should be fun :)

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  20. Nov 25, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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