1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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. Jun 15, 2018 at 11:40 AM
    #101
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    And then the fun ended there lol.
    On the way back from Moses lake the Taco fan pulley blew and took out a few parts along the way. Had to get it towed back home. Finally finished buying all the parts last week and will start on the recovery hopefully this weekend.

    It happened on the freeway at about 65mph, just a heads up to anyone this happenes to your looking at a hand full of parts. Here’s a list of what I have to replace:
    Fan
    Fan pulleys
    Fan clutch (old one might still be salvageable but I decided to get a new one any how.
    Engine cooling fan pulley
    Fan shroud
    All 3 belts
    Radiator

    And while doing this fix i thought it would be a good idea to replace the stock thermostat to a Safe-T-Stat 170 from Napa.

    Parts list is attached bellow if you need part numbers in the future.

    8E45BBBE-C331-4305-867F-E5436F5AFF0A.jpg
    DFDADA1A-16CC-4E2E-9B5D-D6BA8ECAC113.jpg
    7BB4240B-459D-4CCA-A065-6E948C1B18DA.jpg
    293566EE-607E-45E1-9A99-971102A9F53C.jpg
    21635187-2C6A-4FAA-AE58-B5F8E40959E4.jpg
    1169F560-11C8-40A7-A884-A1455EBE4E6C.jpg
    25E556C6-51E0-4EF8-9581-E5C0462FAC2B.jpg
    8CD04D59-A020-46A3-AE10-B02C733493FB.jpg
    image.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
  2. Jun 15, 2018 at 11:46 AM
    #102
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Also picked up some AllPro EXPO leafs since my OME Dakar leafs with AAL arnt holding up to my travel weight. I plan to add a metal bumber in the back with a roof top tent so I may even need to add a leaf to my expo’s. But that’s a ways out.

    Picture bellow. I got 2 dirt bikes a tool box, spare tire and camping gear and it was sagging. Usually the back sits 1” higher over the front when I have just my tool box and spare in the bed.

    7A3358E9-4549-4125-BC2C-CF8223EA2061.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
    tinker_troy likes this.
  3. Jun 15, 2018 at 11:46 PM
    #103
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Started pulling things apart today. Made some progress.

    F27B6079-7943-46D3-9F16-DED900B533A3.jpg
    F51F225E-D72E-4BB3-A4A2-315C9DBE23AD.jpg
    8F30B450-0520-4BC7-8D75-D5F860C3C379.jpg
    EA03AF2E-4115-49FF-A64B-492E9D708B7E.jpg
    C21584DE-8AEF-48C5-840F-D69BC4A24AF6.jpg
    154FD64D-7DB2-4D75-98FB-630F6F92D8E4.jpg
    C2F7B74D-F08D-4402-AF8F-1630A1C256C1.jpg
     
  4. Jun 17, 2018 at 11:18 PM
    #104
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Finally finished the repair. Only thing missing is the fan shroud. Also FYI the radiator is not stock. I decided to upgrade it to a 3 row radiator from Champion radiators.
    Took the truck out today and it ran 200-206. Not sure what it was before and this is temp without the fan shroud. I’m guessing temp will drop down once it’s installed.

    Here is a link to a good write up by @1997tacomav6 for the radiator upgrade, Incase anyone is interested.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/champion-radiator-aluminum-3-core-swap-3-4-supercharger.543859/

    4301A30F-FE8F-48E3-A022-C515360DC361.jpg
     
    Ngneer and 1997tacomav6 like this.
  5. Jun 18, 2018 at 7:34 AM
    #105
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Member:
    #113940
    Messages:
    8,602
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Yup you have to have the shroud installed , but looks good,
    Your temp should be in the 188-190 range and has to be burpted correctly.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2018 at 9:17 PM
    #106
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    BurntTaco14, rngr and 1997tacomav6 like this.
  7. Jul 12, 2018 at 8:01 PM
    #107
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Picked up a bed slide for a good deal and installed it today. Here are some pictures:

    8003A271-ABF0-4521-ABE4-527D1CA35802.jpg
    ABAFB23F-82AF-42EE-AF41-D3388C04AD69.jpg
     
    Phessor and tinker_troy like this.
  8. Jul 21, 2018 at 12:21 AM
    #108
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Swapped out my shifters today for some nice black ones. Liking it so far.
    Also installed my radiator shroud.

    458BF1EA-799A-4295-B696-F02EC6ADC480.jpg
    F46E3741-6A14-49BF-8C23-94BF19ECF8DB.jpg
    0488DD94-95C8-40AA-B961-43864362C345.jpg
    0CBE4045-2D5B-4740-B3F8-AD90E2C3608D.jpg
    EC945835-FFD9-4B23-8047-53208D88467C.jpg
    CDE0F2DD-145B-4166-9D38-26D492387B28.jpg
     
    1997tacomav6 likes this.
  9. Aug 21, 2018 at 11:29 AM
    #109
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Another update, last week I picked up a bed rack from @RansomFTW. He went above and beyond to help me out with my project. He had cut the rack down to a decent shipping size and had his coworker drive it up all the way from Helena, Montana to Seattle WA. It’s awsome to have people like him on TW.
    Now for the rack I’m working on came from a Tacoma with full size bed. In order to fit my Double cab I had to cut out 11” from the rack. I also plan to have the center bars removable. The benefit would be if I need to transport something bigger and the bars would be in the way and also if I ever need to remove it and put it in storage, it won’t take up to much room. At this point I got it all cut and connected with couplings just need to get my welder back from a buddy to finish welding it together. Here are some picks of the progress:

    6B29B13D-41D0-4630-BE0E-95A041C9AA8A.jpg
    696AF7BC-B3CF-4C18-9F2F-DF8E796C25B0.jpg
    EBF6AE72-5C27-4701-943C-56D57CEEE3B1.jpg
    06FBAA99-7EEB-4F84-9740-EA72FC8CCDB8.jpg
    2BBB0B89-9B06-481E-BE52-C63AC4C19F9B.jpg
    54BE9EA5-A282-4AEE-9683-FF007092FBD3.jpg
    A95C3A18-8D95-48F7-9C5E-8D8940D7178F.jpg
    F83481C3-7435-4A5A-A19E-F3D517227E58.jpg
    20393F80-1E9F-412E-855F-B871FF10C004.jpg
     
    Ngneer, chrslefty and Phessor like this.
  10. Aug 21, 2018 at 8:35 PM
    #110
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Finally painted my chrome grille

    32B2B27D-B82B-43C3-B272-030B38566FEE.jpg
    4DAAE1D0-74FD-42F1-A4B1-C1E57CBA93F1.jpg
    65CC5A0B-23DD-4993-A3F6-02C3BE47B6B0.jpg
    EA7616AD-F906-4517-AE50-C8F7B7F058B5.jpg


    A3FE5CD2-CAFB-499E-B2A5-297060841F95.jpg
     
    JasonLee, Fuergrissa and Atlastrekker like this.
  11. Aug 31, 2018 at 6:13 PM
    #111
    Phessor

    Phessor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Member:
    #123156
    Messages:
    2,588
    Smallville, AZ
    You have put A LOT of work in to this truck, good job!
     
    Ngneer and BlackPearl [OP] like this.
  12. Aug 31, 2018 at 6:24 PM
    #112
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Thanks, I feel like I'm only half way done at this point.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2018 at 8:04 PM
    #113
    boostedka

    boostedka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Member:
    #64367
    Messages:
    5,277
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    NM
    Vehicle:
    2004 4Runner
    This is an awesome build! You've done some pretty sic work on this truck. That welding of the new cab piece was some impressive work.

    How do you hold your spare in place in the bed of the truck?
     
    BlackPearl [OP] likes this.
  14. Oct 1, 2018 at 10:06 PM
    #114
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Thanks, it’s still got a little more to go until I’m done, we’ll thats until I find more things to do to it lol.
    and the spare used to just lay in my bed but after I put on the allpro rack I put a basket on top and used a fab tech tire holder to hold it in place. Here are some pictures.

    A5C7DD66-C7E3-4474-8714-858E81610B74.jpg
    142E2190-CF8F-47CF-923F-9FFEAE53627D.jpg
     
    Ngneer, Phessor and boostedka like this.
  15. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:45 PM
    #115
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Went out to Crystal Springs Sno-Park, did a little bit off road mudding. Didn’t get much pictures but here are a few. Now all the truck needs is a proper wash.

    768768D9-C8AD-4BD7-A378-A19E5A204B88.jpg
    B2407105-1E41-45A0-B7F4-367BF92E1A70.jpg
    082AC0FC-6F3F-44E3-91A8-7DA533D957EC.jpg
    9992EBD7-638A-46A4-AAFA-B8EE6EC400F6.jpg
     
    Ngneer and boostedka like this.
  16. Nov 13, 2018 at 9:54 PM
    #116
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Taco Tuesday mod night!!!

    So tonight I finally swapped out my OME leaf springs to my AllPro expo’s. Did it by myself and only took about 2 hours. Probably spent a good half hour checking my tacoma world updates... lol, Anyhow it wasn’t to bad.
    Here are a few comparison pictures of before and after and during the prosses. End result I’m sitting about 1” higher in the rear now which matches my front. Still need to break them in and see how much they will settle.
    Ome Dakers with add a leaf I had sitting at 39 1/8”, now with the all pro expo the truck is at 40 1/8”. If I had to guess I probably have about 600-700 pounds in the back of the truck at the moment (for reference).
    Also the dakar leafs with add a leaf are up for sale. Only about 5k miles on them. Yes they are dirty due to the trip above, still can’t wash all the mud from the last trip. I’m sure they will clean up ok. Let me know if any one is interested.
    OME Dakar with add a leaf:AA418031-301B-4BA8-8B30-91FCB6B2CB6E.jpgFA9CFABD-FD72-4D0C-AF13-2946E1C018FA.jpg
    After with AllPro Expo’s:
    146B9674-F0F0-4362-9D24-1076F999C42A.jpg
    6ADC7369-02F3-48E6-B9C4-03EA9508B1F6.jpg
    And here are more pictures during the swap. It’s verry simple swap.

    63A1FD55-B05E-49E6-B5FC-3E059DB13E11.jpg
    7945C6BB-EA63-4EE0-9F27-C15B76394899.jpg
    EC07991A-A103-4FA5-B443-5955C8BEE203.jpg
    FB842933-D26B-4419-9092-99544EAA04B4.jpg
    F4529B0E-78F1-41E8-BB48-32E48136A0AE.jpg
    314C9B92-CFF4-4AE9-969D-809B3C34CF6C.jpg
    CF38F77B-0148-4E80-BB46-44C81D380500.jpg
    8C49E73B-7C82-478B-A0DC-39DCF707D1DD.jpg
    CEBCCA32-A6B4-42BD-9EDC-070FCE8C0578.jpg
    03C5D3F3-9EDD-4F51-918D-54A4BE9FB78B.jpg
    046413AD-E46C-4FD8-B59C-EEE840C90458.jpg
     
    boostedka, tinker_troy and chrslefty like this.
  17. Nov 13, 2018 at 11:30 PM
    #117
    chrslefty

    chrslefty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Member:
    #77258
    Messages:
    1,952
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    Mesa az
    Vehicle:
    01 trd
    Stock
    Sweet build!!
     
    Ngneer and BlackPearl [OP] like this.
  18. Nov 13, 2018 at 11:40 PM
    #118
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Thanks
     
    chrslefty likes this.
  19. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:03 PM
    #119
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    A few months ago we made a trip out to Tahuya. Had a small hiccup on the trail. The damage was a bent drive shaft, bent fuel tank. No one around to help us out. We where on one truck. Using my hilift jack it took us a little under 4 hours to recover. Had to take the shaft off to make it home in front wheel drive. Few days after I got back, I dropped off my drive shaft to get re-tubed. Took them 2 days to get it back to me and they ended up going with a 3.5” shaft instead of the original 3”.
    Today I swapped out the fuel tank and installed low Range fuel skid plate.
    Here are some pictures of the progress.

    8F97E2F9-7DDF-49BB-9EE6-77AE5F583892.jpg
    666EEAA8-562F-4939-8161-925D410A7584.jpg
    7DDB5013-7602-4C64-99AA-255568A291FE.jpg
    1839DF9C-353B-47CD-BD86-12B5A67715A6.jpg
    1F774F28-BEB6-4910-AD57-6717384D8652.jpg
    CA73FBA5-1D26-4B7F-96C9-B608206EB2EF.jpg
     
    otis24, boostedka and rngr like this.
  20. Nov 15, 2018 at 11:11 PM
    #120
    BlackPearl

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216527
    Messages:
    1,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD
    3” lift. Sway a ways 2.5 on 285 75 16 and much more
    Also while I had my gas tank off I decided to measure exactly how much gas the 18 gallon fuel tank holds. The fuel tank was compleatly empty. I put 5.4 gallons to get to the gas station which was .2 miles away from me. And I filled up 13.6 gallons. So total was 19 gallons.

    CD1FCC11-B165-4FF0-A014-65CE6B02ED5E.jpg
     
    rngr likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top