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chaotichoax build thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by chaotichoax, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Jeff
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    '11 MGM DC/SB TRD Sport
    2011 Tacoma MGM Double Cab/Short Bed

    Bought her in January of 2011. My friend has a 2005 dc/sb sport and I was impressed with it on the first drive. Ended up trading in my 2010 Mitsubishi Evolution X for the Tacoma. I had a good six year run of Evo's and have to say, you won't find a better driving experience for under $35k. Ultimately, I needed something that sat a little higher off the ground and drew less attention. Not needing premium gas is also a huge plus.


    Mod List:

    Exterior:

    -The Light Guy Retro 5000k HID Headlights
    -ERG In-channel Window Visors
    -Toyota Bed Mat (PT580-35050-SB)
    -Tonno Pro Tri-fold Tonneau Cover

    Interior:

    -Weathertech Floor Mats (Gray)
    -Front Mudflaps Removed

    Suspension:

    -Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit (w/ OME Dakar Leafs) - Not Yet Installed
    -Light Racing UCA - Not Yet Installed

    Wheels/Tires:

    -KMC Enduro XD wheels (16x8 4.5” backspacing 6x5.5 bolt pattern) (Matte Black)
    -Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires (265/75/16 load rating C)

    Engine:

    -Rear Diff Breather Relocation

    Electronics:

    -ScanGauge II Scan Tool
    -USA Spec PA12TOY iPod Adapter
    -Illuminated 4x4 switch - Not Yet Installed


    The day I brought her home:

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    IMG_3574 by chaotichoax, on Flickr

    Current:


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    IMG_4746 by chaotichoax, on Flickr

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    IMG_4753 by chaotichoax, on Flickr

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    IMG_4809 by chaotichoax, on Flickr


    My history of Evo's

    2006 Evo IX MR - 352 WHP/349 WTQ (bolt ons/stock turbo/stock cams)

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    06282010 018 by chaotichoax, on Flickr

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    04112010 204 by chaotichoax, on Flickr


    2010 Evo X 292 WHP/298 WTQ (100% stock w/ a tune)

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    11062010 094 by chaotichoax, on Flickr

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    11292010 114 by chaotichoax, on Flickr
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    reserved 1
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    reserved 2
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    How did you get 312whp out of a stock evo? lol
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    it was 292 I just checked but it just had a tune
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Damn where the hell did I get 312 from lol

    Nice truck!
     
  7. Nov 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    JRader1790

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    Truck is coming along and looks GREAT man! How do the DuraTrac's perform? Do you wish you would have gotten a different tire or are you happy with the decision. I like where you're going with it, BUT...

    I will agree to disagree with what you said here, Evo's are amazing vehicles, but I had under $30k invested in my '03 Cobra and absolutely LOVED it! Don't get me wrong, I think Evo's (especially modified) are sick, but Cobra's can also be had for the same price range and make some insane power! :D
     
  8. Nov 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    JRader1790

    JRader1790 Well-Known Member

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    That '06 is extremely clean BTW! I love the wingless look on those cars, and IMO, that body style is way better looking than the newer ones :der:
     
  9. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Duratracs are hardly audible and look awesome. They have great ratings and I'm very please with them thus far. Drove to 3+ hours to Connecticut the day after I installed them and had zero complaints.

    I love Cobra's just as much as the next guy but they are anything but practical. Two doors and park it when it snows. That's a race car/toy not a driving experience. Evo's can be driven in any conditions and you can put your kids in the backseat. They are safe, capable above 99% of most drivers' abilities and take to mods like kids to candy. You can't beat that.

    They are completely different worlds. If I wanted to go fast in a straight line and it was my weekend car, yes, I'd own a Cobra. But that's all they are good for. Again, I do like Cobra's so don't take offense to my philosophy, I used to own a 2001 Lightning for that matter haha.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    Things and stuff and such
    Very nice start! I love the Enduros. Very nice Evo's as well!
     
  11. Nov 22, 2011 at 3:55 AM
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    JRader1790

    JRader1790 Well-Known Member

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    Now I'll give you that one haha, backseat usage in a Cobra is next to none. And I live on the Gulf Coast, what is this "snow" stuff you speak of :p :D
     
  12. Nov 22, 2011 at 4:22 AM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    "Not needing premium gas is also a huge plus."

    No pun intended.
     
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