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Brandan's 1996 Taco Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by losers101, May 8, 2013.

  1. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brandan
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    96 4x4 V6 LX
    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    I've been a long time lurker and a short time member and finally decided i should post my build up.

    How it sits currently.
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    Vehicle
    1996 Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab DLX
    3.4L V6
    4x4 w/ 5 Speed Manual

    Performance
    K&N CAI
    Magnaflow 14" Muffler Dumped Before Axle

    Front Suspension
    Donahoe (Icon) Stock Length Coilovers

    Rear Suspension
    All-Pro 3" Standard Leaf Springs
    10" Fox 2.0 Shocks w/ resi
    Trail Gear Spring and Shackle Hangers
    Trail Gear 5.5 Greaseable Shackles

    Wheels & Tires
    15x8 Tuff T03 Flat Black 3.5" backspace
    33x12.5R15 BFGoodrich KM2

    Armor
    Custom Plate Bumper
    Trail Gear 3/8ths Transfer Case Skid
    Ballistic Fab Frame Box Plates

    Recovery
    Warn M8000 w/ Solenoid In Engine Bay

    Stereo
    Pioneer Head-unit
    4 Kicker 6.5 inch speakers
    2 Kicker CVR 8" subs in tool cubbies
    Dynamatted and Rammatted interior
    JL Audio 1000W Monoblock Amp
    JL Audio 360W 4 Channel Amp

    Interior
    Custom Map Light Intall
    LED Interior lights
    Clutch Pedal Spring Mod

    Exterior
    Plasti-Dipped Badges
    Removed Fender Flares
    Removed Pin Stripes
    Hella 700FF 55W HID
    From Day 1 with nothing but new shoes
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    Had to take it off road somewhere for the first time :D
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    Got rear-ended at a stop light a few months after getting her :mad:
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    Decided to use that insurance money to start some mods
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    Also pulled off my bumper to start building my own
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    Started doing other small mods to keep myself busy
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    I realized how weak my stock suspension was and ordered my leaf springs in a group buy
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    Tried to do some custom plasti dip stripes
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    got my front coilovers from supraT(tony) and sent them in for a rebuild
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    Loved the ride they gave me but was getting tired of the bro-lean and didn't want to tackle the job of removing my spring and shackle hangers (if you have a 95-97 youll know what im talking about). Decided to let a local shop take care of it but now i regret it since they didn't set my shackle angle correctly.
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    I was starting to get tired of the crappy speakers and wanted a little more low end on the audio spectrum. Dynamatted and Rammatted my entire interior besides the roof and sealed up my rear tool cubbies to put my subs back there.
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    I wanted a little more light so i got this maplight from a junkyard and did a little custom installation.
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    And I finally finished up my bumper and wired my winch up.
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    Had a blowout and finally made the move to some 33inch KM2s
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    And thats where im at now :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013
  2. vette6991

    vette6991 Well-Known Member

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  3. Taco76087

    Taco76087 Well-Known Member

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    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    Truck looks great :thumbsup:


    Interested in making another bumper? I've got a clean rear bumper I could do cash+trade. :D
     
  4. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brandan
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    96 4x4 V6 LX
    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    Yea I could probably build you one, most likely not until this summer tho. But no thanks on the rear haha I'll be building a plate one soon.
     
  5. NW4RUNNER

    NW4RUNNER Well-Known Member

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    Truck looks really good man. Great wheel tire combo and everything.
     
  6. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brandan
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    Vehicle:
    96 4x4 V6 LX
    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    Painted my door handles yesterday, looks 100x better IMO
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  7. BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Malibu, CA
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    Taco
    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    Truck is looking good op
     
  8. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    96 4x4 V6 LX
    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    Thanks man!
     
  9. TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    I like it. Good work :thumbsup:
     
  10. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    Thanks! I appreciate it! :D
     
  11. Riztnack

    Riztnack Active Member

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    you have a link for where you got those rims at?
     
  12. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    I got them off eBay, the company that makes them is actually called status wheels and they are based out of Florida. Gotta be careful with some of the eBay sellers though.
     
  13. timharty

    timharty Well-Known Member

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    BFG Mud Terrains, Pro Comp Wheels, Revtek 3 1/4 inch front lift 1 1/4 inch rear lift, Magnaflow muffler, K&N cold air intake
    sweet truck man I'm diggin it
     
  14. Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Toytec 16" coilovers with Tundra Bilstein 5100s, Light Racing UCAs, Alcan Leafs with Orbit Eyes, 12" Bilstein 7100 short Bodies, ARB rear locker, 33x12.5 Duratracs, CBI sliders, Bushwacker fender flares, self made front bumper, M8000, Vision X 6.7" Hi/Lo Beam HIDs, full skids, Inchworm dual case setup - 15º clocking
    I like the color of your headlight bezel. Did you paint it or pick it up somewhere?
     
  15. somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    Sweet build, digging the new rims and that home made bumper, prob going to build me one sometime this summer if I get around to it
     
  16. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    I got it from rockauto.com after my chrome one busted while wheeling
     
  17. Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Toytec 16" coilovers with Tundra Bilstein 5100s, Light Racing UCAs, Alcan Leafs with Orbit Eyes, 12" Bilstein 7100 short Bodies, ARB rear locker, 33x12.5 Duratracs, CBI sliders, Bushwacker fender flares, self made front bumper, M8000, Vision X 6.7" Hi/Lo Beam HIDs, full skids, Inchworm dual case setup - 15º clocking
    Awesome, that looks really good.


    EDIT: I looked on rockauto and could only find chrome or black for the 4wd grill. Is yours black? I looks gray to me. (which is what I want)
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  18. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    96 4x4 V6 LX
    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    Its the black option. I was anticipating a flat black one but it's just a grayish color. It's the same color that is on the base models. I'm actually happier with this color.
     
  19. Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Toytec 16" coilovers with Tundra Bilstein 5100s, Light Racing UCAs, Alcan Leafs with Orbit Eyes, 12" Bilstein 7100 short Bodies, ARB rear locker, 33x12.5 Duratracs, CBI sliders, Bushwacker fender flares, self made front bumper, M8000, Vision X 6.7" Hi/Lo Beam HIDs, full skids, Inchworm dual case setup - 15º clocking
    Nice, I like that color better than flat black too. I might have to pick one up...

    Thanks
     
  20. losers101

    losers101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N CAI, Magnaflow 14", pioneer headunit, 4 kicker 6 1/2, dual 8" kicker subs in tool cubbies, JL amps, Donahoe coilovers, allpro 3" leafs, trail-gear 5.5" greasable shackles, custom plate bumper, warn M8000
    I also got the corner lights since mine were filled with water and it looks a lot better with the whole front end matching
     
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