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Cooks 2000 4x4 build plus BS thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by BYJOSHCOOK, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Jun 19, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Since I finally had enough mods on the truck I thought I'd start a build.

    Sorry for the big pics Tapatalk is sort of dumb like that :crazy:

    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask :cheers:

    Currently

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    Got some snow in Georgia

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    12/22/14

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    The earliest pic I have of when I bought it

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    Goal for this truck is DD and weekend warrior. I hope to make this purely a off-road/Expo rig but for now it gets action on and off pavement.

    Here's some specs:

    2000 Tacoma TRD 4x4 V6 5-speed

    I bought it July of 2013 with ~128k miles from a member on here for a pretty good deal, nothing wrong with it except some bald tires and some surface rust.


    Videos:

    First wheeling video!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zBReuC3vIQ&list=UUswQCLWkCcsrbMb1u1UkPAw


    Current Mods:


    Suspension:

    Billies 5100s up front
    Eibach/Toytec coils
    AAL in the rear
    Toytec Diff Drop
    Sway-Bar removed

    Mechanical:

    Volant Intake
    Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
    Relocated Rear Diff Breather
    Grey Wire Mod
    URD Short Shift Kit
    BAMF BPV Bracket (holes need to be fixed (purchased a blem))

    Lighting:

    Retrofit H1 Mini
    Blacked out Gatling Gun shroud with Halos behind
    LED pods

    Interior:

    LED's everywhere
    JVC head-unit
    JVC speakers
    Sub-woofer
    Cobra CB with Uniden speaker
    Viper alarm system
    5% tint with a strip on top
    Mag Lite
    Quick Fists (waiting to be installed)
    Ultra Gauge (waiting to be installed)

    Wheels and Tires:

    First: Weld Scorpio 15x8
    Tires: BFG A/T 32x10.5r15

    Second: Pro-Comp 7069 16x8
    Tires: Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/75r16


    Exterior:

    Firestik antenna
    BAMF antenna mount
    2nd gen Black emblems
    Rattled Canned front and Dipped rear bumpers
    Dipped door handles
    Custom Satoshi grille with Landcruiser Toyota and TRD emblems
    CBI Ditch Brackets
    Hi-Lift Jack mounted to bedrack
    Tepui Ayer RTT
    Bashfab Bedrack

    Armor:
    4X Innovations Sliders DOM ( :welder:Welded May 17, 2015) with grip tape
    RAT IFS Skid Plate



    My future mods: :drevil:


    Armor:
    Front bumper (BruteForce Hybrid)
    Rear bumper(Relentless Fab or BashFab) with Tire Swing Out (eventually)
    Belly and Trans Skids (RAT Products)
    LCA Skids (BAMF)

    Interior:
    Switches
    Wet Okoles
    Fire extinguisher

    Exterior:
    Tool box
    Roof Light Bar (truxtech.com)
    Bumper Lights
    Fog Lights
    Backup Lights
    Engine Bay Lights
    Tundy Brake Mod with SS brake lines
    Redline Hood Struts (in a GB)
    Trailer Hitch
    D-Rings
    Big 3 Electrical Upgrade
    Blue Sea Fuse Box
    Prinsu Roof Rack

    Suspension:
    OME 882's or 883's or King Extended Travel :notsure:
    OME Rear Nitrochargers or Icon Rear
    Dakar Leaf Pack
    U-Bolt Flip Kit
    Bumpstops
    New Upper Control Arms (Total Chaos)

    Wheels & Tires:
    SCS Rims F5 16X8's
    Goodyear MTR's 285's

    Longshots:
    Stock Intake with Deckplate Mod
    Snorkel
    01-04 Front End Swap
    Redo Retrofit

    Trails Hit:
    -Hawk Mountain
    -Tray Mountain
    -Bell Mountain
    -Charlie's Creek
    -Gulches ORV Park
     
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  2. Jun 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    :wave:

    First reply and with it, I'd like to say... nice truck.

    Love the tasteful build so far.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    First official mod TRD emblem, gotta love Amazon

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    Sold the camper, kinda wish I hadn't but I need new tires

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    It was raining so my bulldog need some shelter

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    Did some small flexing in the back of my neighborhood haha

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    Then I found a nice short trail on the other side of my neighbor hood

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    Georgia got some snow which was weird but hey I got some TITS :D

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    Went on my first wheeling trip! Meet some great guys from TW there, had lots of fun

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    Here's some of the guys, Cam (ChamYota), Zac (Xaqori), Israel and Tyler (Gabassman)

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    Chris (Iceman2448) and Greg (Meatman) came later but I didn't snag a pic

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    And this is what happens when you bring an Isuzu Trooper to a Tacoma meet :rofl:

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    Cleaned up the truck and the sunset looked awesome so I snapped a pic

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    Finally got warm enough to paint some stuff, so I bought some 2nd ten emblems (they look so much better than 1st gen)

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    Finally had enough cash to get my new rims and tires! :woot: :goingcrazy: Pro-Comp 7069 with Wrangler Duratrac 265's

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    Now that I had that out of the way, I needed to get rid of that stupid spacer lift that the PO had put on….. :rolleyes:

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    Got some billie 5100s and toytec coils from a member for a pretty good deal, brand new too!

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    Damn things are beefy as hell!!

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    From my first wheeling trip I figured out I needed some stuff, like better tires, cb radio and better suspension

    It was a great month of modding for me :D

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    Here is my CB and antenna setup (you can sort of see my 2nd gen emblem setup here) and my TW sticker :thumbsup:

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    It's an honor ha, thanks man. It's slow but I'm doing everything right the first time :D
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2014 at 8:38 PM
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    Iceman2448

    Iceman2448 Well-Known Member

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    5100 OME 3" front lift 1.5 rear All Injen cold air Intake N-Fab light bar Hella 500FF lights Alpine Heand unit Type R 10 sub r500.1 amp Alpine 6x8 comps up front Alpine 6x9 in rear

    Yes sir, I'd say so myself!!! We sat and talked truck for two days so I can say, I hope you take so of my advise brother!!! Btw like the av pic!! Truck has a changed a lot nice I first saw it.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Ha thanks man! Yea I sure will! Ha I knew you would, it looks better there so it's not as blurry! Yea hopefuly it'll change a bit more


    And so began the suspension!


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    Coils and struts put together, looks so sick with the matching silver like they were made for each other


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    All mounted up, aint it beautiful?


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    Stupid HID kit kept going out on me so I said f#$k it and jumped on the TRS group buy.

    Awesome company with great customer service!


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    Zombie truck.


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    Getting em all mounted up, damn things are bright as hell!


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    Just my halos on, shitty iPhone pics don't do these justice!


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    Again shitty cell pics, I need a real camera haha


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    Went on another TW meet! This one was a lot more fun because I knew what to do and had the right equipment this time :rolleyes:

    Stare down with Zacs truck (Xaqori)

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    The only group shot I snagged the whole weekend, Chris (Iceman2448), Kevin, and Tyler (Gabassman) (the few of the guys I can remember)


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    Pic courtesy of Chris (Iceman2448) wished my halos were on :(


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    And then Isreal did this :facepalm: same guy with the Isuzu Trooper


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    #TacomaWorld


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  6. Jun 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Went camping this past weekend up at Tray Mountain.

    Didn't see too many people up there but it was a good time

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    Sitting in the field

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    Headed down the mountain in the rock garden

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    And our setup

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  7. Jul 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Haven't done anything recently, saving up for some sliders.

    But my air unit has been making a funny sound (and blows out dust a little) since my last camping trip. I think some dirt got in there some how. It looks (from the maintenance book) that its a lot of work just to get to the blower unit. So I haven't checked it yet
     
  8. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Hit a trail today with some friends on 4 wheelers, snagged a couple of pics

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    Small flexing

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    Bit more flexing, most I've ever done haha

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    Stuffed

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  9. Jul 7, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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    Nice truck! I like your grill.. do you have any pics of the process?
     
  10. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Thanks! The previous owner must have done it because I bought the truck with it
     
  11. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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    Hey thanks for posting the antenna mount pic. Would you happen to have any pics of the install that was done. Thanks again. :cool:
     
  12. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    No problem! The antenna or the cb? I can go grab some more pics if you want
     
  13. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:56 PM
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    quetzal Well-Known Member

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    The antenna would be perfect. Their website doesn't have a good shot of it. I'd like to see it w/the tailgate open. Also, how are you running your coaxial cable to the antenna? As for the cb, I have a general idea how to mount it. Thank man, much appreciated.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    There is a grommet in the storage compartment behind the driver, I just slit that open and shoved the wire through then up my taillight
     
  15. Jul 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    Cool man, did you have to drill new holes or use the existing holesfor the mount? It looks like you're using the stock holes foe the latch. Is that correct? Thanks for the info and pics, greatly appreciate it.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

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    Yea there was no drilling at all (except to keep the antenna from grounding out, we made the antenna hole bigger and threw in a rubber washer) BAMF makes a great product for this. Just have to paint it and that's it
     
  17. Jul 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    Cool thanks, I'll be using a ngp antenna so I won't need to ground it. :cool:
     
  18. Jul 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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    By the way, sweet build and I spy a 4Runner :D :cool:
     
  19. Jul 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Oh even better!

    Ha thanks! Thats what I used to drive until a mechanic said I had 2 months till the thing died. So I started to look for Tacomas. A year and half later damn thing is running better than before! :D
     
  20. Jul 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Anybody got any good mounting spots for this?

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