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country 1st gen prerunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 98cbtacoma, Jul 11, 2011.

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what would you change

Poll closed Jul 18, 2012.
  1. Different Front End replacement, if so which one?

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  2. Different Rear End Replacement, if so which one?

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  3. Different Tires/Wheels, which would you run?

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  4. Would add Gauge pods

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  5. Different Headache Rack

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  6. Add Lift, what kind?

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  7. Add sliders, what kind?

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  8. Add super charger

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  9. Add bed rack

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  10. Other (suggestions please)

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  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    New rig! Been shopping around for a new truck for about a year, originally was looking at a second gen Tacoma, didn't work out. Realized I can get a 3/4 ton for the price if not less than a used prerunner. With me going to school for welding and the jobs im wanting to get into a 3/4 would be a better fit in the long run. Ended up buying a 1999 Dodge 2500 cummins turbo diesel with a 5-speed standard. Had some goodies on it already and got a killer deal on it. Truck has only 98,000 miles and its a 99 while my 98 Tacoma has 264,000. The dodge is basically a big version of my Tacoma. Mods it came with were mods I was gonna do anyway and worked out cheaper buying it with them then adding them after.
    If yall are interested I will continue to post pics of mods, I understand its not a Tacoma but its still a project I can work on and enjoy. I will miss my Tacoma but this is a way better fit for me.

    Mods:
    -Ranchhand bumper
    -Third gen cummins alloy wheels (painted black)
    -wrangler duratracs
    -Cab Lights
    -Air dog fuel filter
    -Glow shift gauges (need to hook them up, truck came with just the pillar)
    -Jensen radio
    -Straight piped exhaust

    Future mods
    -Towing mirrors (ordered, installing this week)
    -new cb setup (cobra 29 ltd, 4' firestik)
    -Smoked headlights
    -My hellas
    -Welding Skid for work.
    -Smeding Diesel 5" Exhaust with muffler

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    Day I brought it home!
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    -Tuner (not sure when and what yet.)




    NEW BUMPER!!!---> Building new bumper, current custom is way to heavy and killin my mpg and im building a new one. Build for thats on page 2 =)


    NEW BUMPER IS DONE!!!

    GONNA BE TEARING HER APPART IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO STARTING THIS WEEKEND!!!!
    New mods include
    -New front bumper
    -Raptor grill (Thanks BAMF for the letters)
    -Remove headache rack (killing mpg and the wind is tearin me down and i just wanna change) (DONE!!!)
    -Gonna build a bed rack//bed bar (DONE!!!)
    -Wheelers type a wheels (Now that i found some that fit my rig!!!!)
    -New Cb (cobra 29)
    -Firestik II Antena (DONE!!!!

    Feel free to leave your opinions! I always look forward to other tacoma feedback!


    what ive done so far.
    -wrangler durarac tires (31, 10.5, 15)
    -painted stock wheels
    -home made headache rack/bed rails KO-ed
    - dual 3' CB antennas (KO-ed)
    -cobra cb
    - smoke tail lights. (KO-ed)
    -custom built Back Bumper
    - custom built front bumper
    - removed pinstriping on the side
    -added TRD off road beside graphics
    -Added sockmonkey TACOMA tailgate graphic
    - redid my headache rack and remounted the Cb antennas and added some backup lights
    - 4 more Hella lights mounted on headache rack (custom) (KO-ed and rearranged)
    -Line-X the bottom side pannels.
    -LED amber turn signals, and LED brake and turn lights on headache rack
    -black low profile tool box. (Second Pagehas toolbox pics and installation ect)



    Currently looks like this...
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    Decals!!! RedJacket firearms and texas tacomas!!
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    before i did anything except remove mudflaps and running boards and added the headache rack and bed rails.
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  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 You can't fix stupid

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    That is a really good start! Good luck, and welcome to TW!
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanx man, needed some basic and quick mods to
    show that this trucks now mine haha and im proud to say that its a one of a kind as far as i know.:D
     
  4. Jul 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    my truck on the beach for the first time since i got it
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    My trucks twin who drove past me on the beach and asked for a pic. same model as mine, painted wheels. only difference is ive got the headache rack, bed rails, cb and antennas and painted my nose. and he has a tool box and trd stickers (mine is on the left)
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    Just debaged my truck

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    This is what i saw when i just got home from the beach... idk where this piece is currently sitting but this now gives me a excuse to build me a new bumper :rolleyes:

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  5. Jul 30, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    thanks for the welcoming ha glad to be here where im not frowned appon for owning a taco :cool:
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    New taillight covers thanks to jegs.com!

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    Try not to notice the plastic part of the bumper gone... it flew off between corpus christi and san antonio.... means new bumper to add to the building list!
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    Gave it a whole new look, thinkin bout using lense tent on the third light...
     
  7. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whos is this? i wanna know so i can see some more views of this awsome bumper!
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  8. Aug 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    Tommy Tacoma

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    Full Old Man Emu suspension, Kenwood headunit and speakers, speaker grille deckplate mod, LED interior lighting, tinted windows, color matched bumpers and fender flares
    What size are those tires?
     
  9. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.

    They are 31, 10.5, 15. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac. Stock tire size that came on my 98
     
  10. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    got some 11 gauge 2" square tube for building bumpers.
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    Stock bumper came off
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    Painted it with Rustoleum High preformance enamel.
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    On the truck. looks freaken awsome.
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    :D
     
  11. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    damn nice job man!!
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    yeah! you can actually say you did everything!

    great job dude:)
     
  13. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    thanks guys. looks different than any others ive seen plus i can make it how i want. :D
     
  14. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    :DNow onto the Front end replacement...

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    now priming the bumper

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    Painting the front end

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    Just need to wire the turn signal lights. mount it on the truck and should be good to go. thinkin bout putting some KC lights or hellas in the bumper somewhere, and suggestions and locations to put them? still thinking bout it.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Cjd

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    Stock except for some small stuff: Diff breather mod, fog lights anytime, interior LED's, hose clamp mod, ultraguage, locking console, stealth mode mod, disable seat belt beep, Hellwig 550 helpers
    Dang sweet truck man
     
  16. Sep 10, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    Finished the front end and mounted it and wires lights in it :D
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    Put some TRD off road graphics on
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    Then i got some sock monkey stickers to complete some spots like the tailgate
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  17. Sep 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    Smoked my running lights with Rustoleum lens tent!
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  18. Oct 17, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    Truck is lookin sweet!
     
  19. Oct 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    decided to change the bumper up
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    And while i was at it i needed to repair my headache rack after one of my friends broke it off of the truck, so instead of having the bed rails and headache rack all seperate pieces i made new bed rails and welded the headache rack to it, then sprayed it with spray on bed liner and mounted it using grade 8 bolts instead of grade 3 zinc bolts so maby this time its a little more dummy proof. i also added a spot on top to mount 4 more hella 5oo series lights.
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  20. Apr 20, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    98cbtacoma

    98cbtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.
    Added a set of Black magic Hellas and two sets of Hella 500 driving lights. :D
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    Added two LED brake and turn signal lights
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    Added two LED 6" oval amber lights for turn signals.
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