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CDN_Bacon's Build..."mmm bacon"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by cdn_bacon, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    cdn_bacon

    cdn_bacon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well finally after almost 2-1/2 yrs I discovered the lovely thing called TW and decided to start my own build. Having almost zero mechanical experience on cars/trucks I figured I can/could do most of the stuff myself.

    So far I've installed:
    1. Slim's HID 6000k headlings and 6000k fog lights
    2. Redline hood struts & tailgate strut
    3. TRD CAI
    On the list to do:
    1. 3" OME Lift (purchased and ready to install)
      1. OME 90000
      2. 885 coils
      3. LR UCAs
      4. AAL
      5. diff drop kit
      6. OME N182 rear strut
    2. Grillcraft Upper grill (waiting for delivery)
    I figure this is a godo start although its become somewhat of an addiction and I want to do more !
     
  2. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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  3. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    mmmm... bacon.

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  4. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    neontrail

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  5. Feb 7, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    cdn_bacon

    cdn_bacon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How do you post pictures in the post (other than a thumbnail to click on). When I try to "insert" a picture it asks for a url and won't let me select a file on the pc
     
  6. Feb 7, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    Popperman63

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    Deckplate mod, Elbow mod, Magnaflow exhaust, Toytec 3", 2" PA BL, 33x12.5R15 Kumho M/T KL71, Midland 1001z, PA, UWS Black Lo-Pro toolbox, Ext. Breather, Hella 500s, Black emblems, De-badged Tailgate, Custom rear bumper
    You need to upload them to an image hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket or use the "Tacoma Photos" button at the top of the page and click "Upload photos". ;)
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    cdn_bacon

    cdn_bacon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So finally getting this picture posting thing figured out. Here's some of my latest mods:

    TRD CAI

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    Kobalt Slim Compact Tool Box
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    Redline Hood Struts
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    Redline Tailgate EZ Down
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  8. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    cdn_bacon

    cdn_bacon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So here is the epic of the engine cover paint debacle. I see people painting their covers and think "hey, these look good...how hard can it be?"

    Sadly I've come to realize that "multiple light coats" as directed on the can does not mean a single heavy coat :D Beautifully masked and and a heavy layer on it and WHOSH....a huge gust of wind blows in the garage blowing shit all over the wet paint.
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    After a much botched paint job and many hours of sanding I attempted again although its not perfect it'll due. I think I may still gloss it...undecided.

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  9. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    Slims HID lights, 6000k main and fog lights!! (best purchase yet!)

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    Installing...
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    After...
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  10. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    Next on the install list

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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  11. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Looks good, Hey you coming out to the wrench meet???
     
  12. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    Yes sir....that last pic of the OME 3" will be my big install for Sat morning!!
     
  13. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Sweet!!! can't wait to meet everyone.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    cdn_bacon

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    should def be a good one
     
  15. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    So after much contemplating I decided to tell the garages to go screw themselves and try to install the lift kit by myself. Thankfully, there just happened to be a mini-wrench meet on 13-Feb and with the help of some really great guys I finally got my lift installed (well almost).

    ...I had some "issues".
    1.) AAL was sent from vendor for stock spring pak when I have TSB springs. Problem discovered...AAL was too long for AAL.
    2.) garage who installed my coil/struts for the front end put the retaining cup on upside down! This coming from an "Offroad Garage". Thank god for NTB and a $20 bill!
    3.) Wheels rubbing on the caliper....grrr :mad:

    In the end everything got installed and the final piece, the AAL will be here Wed!!

    The new hardware...
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    Packing up and heading to the wrench meet
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    Lets get to work!
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    Problem No.1!! AAL sent from vendor is for stock leaf spring pak...I have TSB. Result is the AAL is too long! So....removed the AAL and sent it back first thing Monday. Still waiting for the new AAL for the TSB to show up!

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    Problem No.2!! Retainer cup is installed backwards! After a bitching out of the garage and a trip to NTB and a $20 bill later....ready to go!
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    New Light Racing UCA's vs stock...
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    New shoes!! KMC XD122 Enduro's wrapped in Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/70R17
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    Finished product less AAL (coming Wed!)
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  16. Feb 17, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Looks good man. Wish I could hve made it for the meet but i had to work
     
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