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BVCOTaco Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by BVCOTaco, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    BVCOTaco

    BVCOTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up my first Tacoma this past weekend. I have always wanted a Tacoma and now I have on to build! I used to have a 97 Wrangler that was pretty well modded too, but sold that earlier this year. I think the Tacoma will be more practicle for camping and exploring the Rocky Mountains.

    Here is a pic of the Tacoma the day I got it.
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    And here is what it looked like by the end of day 2. I removed the ladder rack and shell. Also got a set of black steelies and 31" BFG KM2's mounted on it that I got off Craigslist.
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    The lift install should be coming in early January...:D

    UPDATE 1/24/11
    I finally got around the installing the complete OME lift kit from Wheeler's Offroad. Here is the pic of the truck after the Install. I forgot the measure the front height before the coilover were installed. But right after taking the truck off the jack stands, the rear lift (measured to the bottom of the receiver hitch) was a total of 4-5/8". I assume this will settle about an inch over time.
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    Here is a picture of the Front Suspension
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    Now next on the list is a set of Lightforce lights for the bumper, a winch and some skid plates (either Budbuilt or Skid Row)
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    Littlebro 5

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    looks sick
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Littlebro 5

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  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    BVCOTaco

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    Thanks Littlebro 5! Your truck looks pretty sweet. I really like the silver taco's with black wheels, nice look. How much lift do you have to clear those 33's? Do you have any rubbing issues up front? I am thinking about a 2-3" suspension lift and would like to eventually get 33's. This isn't my DD, so I plan on setting it up for crawling out here in the Rockies.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    98cbtacoma

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    Cobra cb and 3' cb antennas, headache rack, bed rails, blacked out logos. Goodyear wrangler tires. Second gen Tailgate badge. Hella 500 series black magic lights and 500 series lights on top, led brake and turn lights on my headache rack. Custom Bumpers i built myself.
    thats a good looking truck after you added new wheels, bumper looks real good on it too!
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    Boilermaker99

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    ARE cap, Rhino lined bed, Custom Advantage-Max seat covers, Kenwood stereo and speakers, Debadged all emblems, blackedout grill, Off road lights, engine bay LEDs, Uniden Cb, Bedlined rockers and rims, Custom front and rear bumper, Hilo jack and mounts, Yakima load warrior, Magnaflow 14" muffler, Intake/prefilter, rebuilt frontend after accident so sort of frankensteined!!
    Nice truck. Love the steelies on these trucks... I hope to be back in my toy soon.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    niiicceeeeee:D
     
  8. Dec 31, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    Fiolo

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  9. Jan 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    BVCOTaco

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    No rubbing with these 31's. It was previously used as a work truck so the suspension is completely wore out. The front only has about 1-1/2" to 2" of travel until the bump stops hit and the rear is just as bad. The leaf springs are done as well. Hope to have a new 3" OME suspension ordered by the end of the week!:D
     
  10. Jan 2, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    Thanks man!
     
  11. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    Finished the lift install last night. New pictures posted in the first thread! I was thinking I was going to have to go with a bigger tire then the 31's that are on there, but I think I can live with the 31's.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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  13. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    BVCOTaco

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    I used 883 coils, which were a little high until I installed my Warn 10,000 lb winch about a month ago. That helped settle the front down. I believe the 883's are the same height as the 881's, but have a higher spring rate. I have an ARB, winch and heavy skid row skid plates, so I wanted something that wasn't going to settle too much with the weight.
    I will try and get the front fender measurements this afternoon.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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    Another BVer I see... You still in BV?
     
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