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Brandon's "I have no idea what I'm doing" build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by brandonn, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    brandonn

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    A little background:

    I bought this truck in April 2010 with 34k miles on it after I totaled my '97 f150.

    It's a 2007 Tacoma Sport Double cab and came with a bunch of upgrades when I bought it from the dealer. These include: lift, wheels/tires, and nfab steps.

    I'm not the most educated guy when it comes to trucks, so I'm ashamed to admit that I don't know as much as I should about my truck. I'm not sure what kind of lift it has on it, or even what else what does to the suspension.

    But, I recently started really getting into modding it so here's where I am today :D

    First thing I did was add an old bull bar that I had, which will soon hold 2 Hella 700's.
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    Then i debadged and blacked out the emblems:
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    And here's where it sits today:
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    Next up:
    • Black weathertechs
    • Wet Okole (I actually bought some from a guy on here, but I just realized they won't fit my truck because I'm an idiot :(, so if anyone needs the a set of front black/charcol Wet Okole's for an SR5 bucket seats, let me know!)
    • Bushwacker fender flares
    • LED taillights
     
  2. Jul 16, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    20% Tint, OME 3"complete lift with Dakar's, Light Racing UCA's, 285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers, 10 HP TW sticker, Ultraguage, B.A.M.F. Rock Sliders, MedicFab Bed Rack, Relentless front bumper
    Good looking truck! Post up some pics of the suspension and we can help identify it for you.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    Looks good man!
     
  4. Jul 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    Looking good!
     
  5. Jul 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Here's a few pictures, not sure what all I needed to look for.

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  6. Jul 16, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Spindles and AAL?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    is that just putting a spacer between the leafs?
     
  8. Jul 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    Can you take a pic of the front suspension from the front of the truck?
     
  9. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Did a little playing on the bulldozer today while the taco watched :cool:

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    also installed the new radio. App Radio 2..love it so far!
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  10. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    What model Pioneer and how much, if you don't mind? Looks good along with the rest of the truck. As far as your lift goes, I have no idea at all but the shocks look like they're still the stock bilsteins. No labels on the coils or spindles?
     
  11. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    SPH-DA100, I paid $320 on Amazon refurbished.

    And nope, no labels. I'll figure it out eventually.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    My double din in my old truck was from amazon reurbished, had it for 3 years and not problems. It was a kenwood. Only thing I can think of as of now for your coils, they may either be OME (old man emu) or Eibach's considering they're black in color, just a guess. I'm sure more people will chime in and be able to tell you what it is more than I can (still new to tacoma's and learning as I go as well)
     
  13. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    Got bored and added a light bar for my bed

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  14. Aug 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    little update :)

    powdercoated my wheels

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  15. Aug 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    Trucks looking great bud!!

    Your thread title cracks me up!
     
  16. Aug 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Thank ya sir! haha and yeah I'm slowly figuring everything out! :p
     
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