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DIY mods for the 95-04 tacomas!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaman06, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    I'd have to beg to differ with that. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Oct 6, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    I just have a soft spot for the OG 1st gen front end...reminds me more of the Toyota pickups of old.

    That said, I'll take my 01 - 04 front end over a 98 - 2000 any day of the week (or a 2nd/3rd gen for that matter)
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    wow, thats the first time I've seen it done on the 95-97 grille. Looks incredible!
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2019 at 6:54 AM
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    The 98-2000 is a terrible looking front end. I would dare say the worst of the gens, ever.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    I like the stock 01-04 grille. Looks like an older Toyota 4x4 grille with the jeep-esque bars.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    A Easy mod is changing your grille and headlights. Improves the look of the vehicle all around. CBD4CF1E-C7AA-47C5-AB64-B23CE610E799.jpg
     
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  7. Oct 12, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    That's what's keeping me from doing it too. The TOYOTA looks so good on the 1.0 gen but a little less on the 1.5 gen unfortunately. I feel the same way about the tailgate lettering too. Guess I'll just have to buy another one...:spy:
     
  8. Oct 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Did you buy that grill black or did you paint it yourself? I looked all over for a black grill and couldn't come up with one so I bought a kind of dark gray colored on .
     
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Where did you get your headlights?
     
  10. Nov 11, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    I am partial to my 2000 grill.

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  11. Nov 17, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    How do you swap the front end? I have an 02 now but the front end of my 95 is still good.
     
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  12. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    there is a specific write-up on TW somewhere i believe i have seen in the past
    i think some mods will need to be made
     
  13. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    I would like to find that write up, if I can handle the mods myself I'll definitely consider it.
     
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  14. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    You already have the best 1st gen font end though lol. The 95.5 - 97 one looks more like the classic Pickup front end, the 98 - 2000 ones are the blander front ends that benefit from the 01 - 04 swap I think
     
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  15. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    I totaled my 95 :facepalm:so I'm gonna put that front end on my 02 I just bought when I get her up and running. You are right though I like the earliest 1st gen front ends most.
     
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  16. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Ohh that's right I remember your other thread now
     
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  17. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    Yeah I was the only one needing attention, got some staples in my head. I got tboned by a high school girl speeding through town without her headlights on while it was snowing and almost dark. I take partial blame just for the fact i should have looked twice, but still not happy one little bit about it. I had the cleanest most badass little truck in this town.
     
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  18. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    The Landcruiser Toyota logo makes the 98 - 2000 grill look 10000 times better, looks great IMO. Nice clean and clear headlights really helps too lol
     
  19. Nov 19, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Where did you buy this grill?
     
  20. Nov 21, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    it looks better with a color matched grill imo
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    and ignore the letters being off, i 3d printed them myself:D:D
     

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