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Fernando's "04 Silver Bullet" Build!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Fernando, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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    Fernando

    Fernando [OP] Mud Slinger

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    Sup Everyone, Thanks for checking my build. I had bought a white 03 DC Pee-Runner 4cyl back in August of 2012. It was my first truck ever so I wasn't really sure what I was doing when I purchased her. I loved that truck but it really sucked that it wasn't a 4x4. Once I fixed her up a bit I realized that she couldnt take me where I needed. So I was debating to convert it to a 4x4. I then realized that I dont have the time, and I am not mechanically inclined to pull that off. Sooooooooooo, I traded her in with 203k miles (Still running like a champ) and purchased a silver 04 DC 4x4 V6with 120k miles!!! What a difference in power. Night and day!!! V6 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!! This thing is a beast!

    My inspiration has been Boxrocket and Ponethousand's! Damn I love thos rigs!! I hope to have a badazz rig like those one day.

    Let the pictures speak. Comments and constructive criticism welcomed

    Thanks for visiting fellas :D


    Lunar Mist 2004 Tacoma DC 4x4 SR5 - AUTO

    EXTERIOR
    Front and Rear Bumpers Coated in Bed Linear
    Fender Flares and Grill Coated in Bed Linear
    Underbody Covered with Rubberized Coating
    Tint - 15% Rear Doors and Rear Windows, 30% Front Doors, 50% Windshield
    Debadged

    ARMOR
    4x4 Innovations Rock Sliders
    Ryno All Terrain (RAT) Products Rear Diff Diaper, Front Diff, Transmission, Transfer Case, and Gas Tank Skid Plates. (All 3/16 Steel)
    Trailgear Low Profile Front Bumper
    Custom Made Rear Bumper Fabricated By Hot Metal Fab in Sacramento (Boxrocket knockoff, kinda)

    WHEELS & SUSPENSION
    FIRST SETUP
    16x8.5 Alloy Rims Plasti Derped Satin Black
    245/75/16 BGF All Terrain
    Stock Suspension
    SECOND SETUP
    16x8.5 Alloy Rims Plasti Derped Satin Black
    265/75/16 No name Mud Terrain
    Stock Suspension
    THIRD SETUP
    Bilstein 5100 All around
    Toytec Springs up front
    AAL in the rear
    Sway bar removed
    15x8 Steel Wheels with 3.75 Backspacing
    33x12.5 No name Mud Terrain

    LIGHTING
    Retro Headlights - Miramoto H1's 6K
    Clear Corners With Blinker Light Mod
    LED Reverse Lights
    Amazon 20 Inch LED Bar - Spot/Flood Combo

    ENGINE
    AFE Pro Dry Air Filter
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Safari Snorkel

    ETC
    Diff Breather Mod - Located Up In Engine Bay
    Cobra 190X IV With 3 FT Firestick
    Steering Column Tack Weld Mod (highly recommend it if you have slop in the steering)

    Much more to come!!

    Here are pics of the Pee-Runner I had (Never made a build thread). Good looking truck, only complaint was that it wasnt 4WD and the 4cyl lacked power

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  2. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    So when does the build start :stirthepot:
     
  3. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    Fernando

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    And now, The new Rig!! :D

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  4. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    Old Crow

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    She's a good lookin truck already, lookin forward to seeing what you do with her.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Good looking rig, going to look sweet when done
     
  6. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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    Fernando

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    And what i have so far!! more to come soon

    So I sprayed the front bumper, rear bumper, and fender flares with bedliner, then hit it with satin black. Coated the whole underbody with rubberized undercoating. Cleared the headlights to get rid of that nasty yellow haze. Plastidipped my wheels. Window tint up front next weekend, then on to bigger things!

    Thanks again for looking

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  7. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    LOL, I knew that comment was coming :p It will get there eventually! lol

    Thanks gentlmen :D
     
  8. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    So how many of those damn fender clips break?:D
     
  9. Jul 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    Hey the new black wheels look sweet! Got a lift on that thing or are you running stock suspension?
     
  10. Jul 9, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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    Fox 2.5 ext travel coilovers w/700# King Coils, Desert Products uniball UCAs, AllPro 3" leafs, Fox rear resi's, ext brake lines, Weathertech digifits front and back, B.A.M.F. sliders & LCA skids, full set of ATO skids, Aero Turbine 2525XL, LED dome, map and license plate lights, URD Short Throw Shifter, Brute Force Fab front plate bumper, Satoshi, BlueInstinct console and door handle covers, TRS D2S HID retrofit, aFe Pro dry-s air filter, TonnoPro Tonneau cover, Pop&Lock, Yellow wire mod, Wet Okole seat covers, 17" SCS SR8 rims, more to come.
    Ferny! Glad you got something that'll keep you happy. May you wallet handle the expenses to come :p
     
  11. Jul 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    I believe all of them!! Lol

    No lift yet. It came with tokico gas shocks. (White with red logo??)


    Haha..thanks Angel! I can't wait to get her going
     
  12. Jul 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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    I only ask because I'm looking to get the same kind of set up going but don't want to lift my rig (yet.... haha). 15x8 rims with 285 tires?
     
  13. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    I hear ya bro...no these are 16x8.5. -6 offset.....245/75 AT.....I miss my 265/75 MT ..lol...gas mileage is way better compared to the Pre runner
     
  14. Jul 9, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    So first off, the build is looking good! That black really pops.
    I'm pretty sure I test drove this taco and was pissed when I couldn't buy it from Carmax in Roseville because the sales guy didn't realize it was a transfer. I ended up finding an 03 DC 4x4 at Hayes in Roseville and will be watching your build.

    If you're in the Roseville/Sacramento area I'll keep an eye out and give you a wave!
     
  15. Jul 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    haha, yup! Thats where i bought it. We should go to PC one day bro. I took her yesterday and oh man!!!! this thing is amazing!! Tried a few obstacles with out the 4wd. What a difference once you engage the 4wd!! I LOVE IT!! Pics later tonight! Shes supppper dirty now! lol
     
  16. Jul 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    Fernando [OP] Mud Slinger

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    pic of her at the dealer

    Grill guard is for sale btw

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  17. Jul 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    so does this mean round two at PC is in order? Might go this Sunday, I'm not sure, depends on what time I get back from Tahoe.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2013 at 5:21 AM
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    I hope its just the picture, but it looks after if you also hit your brakes/rotors with undercoating???
     
  19. Jul 11, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Fernando

    Fernando [OP] Mud Slinger

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    :D If we dont go to the lake, Im down Brian!!

    no, i did spray them with black gloss spray paint. They were a little sticky at first. Drove around the block twice and they were good :cool:

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  20. Jul 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Fernando

    Fernando [OP] Mud Slinger

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    I like this pic. Planning on sliders hopefully in the next month or 2

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