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GATORTACO92's build!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by GATORTACO92, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Oct 31, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    So 6 years ago I picked up my first vehicle! 2001 Tacoma 4dr 4x4 stock. sometime summer of 2013 i bought a 2008 Tacoma 4dr 4x4 Rugged Trail with a spacer and terra grapplers from a member on here. This build is mainly for my 2008 but as i get some parts for the 2001, they will be posted here as well. I'll do my best to keep track and organization different between them to make it easier. ENJOY!!!

    Current 2008:
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    1st day of owning the 2008 tacoma:
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    Couple months later
    FINALLY, I HAVE A REAL LIFT!!!!
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    MOD Pictures!!! (some pictures are crappy I know)
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    2008 MODS:
    Current Suspension:
    OME 3" lift
    886x 90000 shocks
    Dakar leafs


    Wheels and Tires:
    285/75/16 Cooper STT
    Stock rugged trail edition wheels


    Brakes:
    Stock brakes
    Red SS extended brake lines from the group buy


    Lights:
    240 blitz lightforce lights (took off the 01)
    Rigid Dually floods
    Stock headlights


    Armor:
    Sliders
    ARB bumper


    Recovery Gear:
    Warn M8000 winch
    Chains
    Tow strap
    Smittybuilt D-Rings


    Body:
    Yakima roof rack system
    Curt roof basket
    TacoAlaMode Satashi color matched


    Sound System:
    Kennwood DDX770 7.1" touch screen
    2 10" JL Audio 10W 3V subwoofers behind the backseats.
    500 Watt Kicker Amp with 5 gage wiring.


    Other:
    Car seat…late June
    Optima yellow top battery


    Future Mods in no particular order:
    Skids
    All pro rear bumper
    Medium height bed rack
    RTT
    Led light bars 360 degrees incase zombies come along:D
    Retro fit headlights w/ SLHM
    Stub antenna (stock one broke off in carwash...still works though)
    Rock leds
    Onboard air
    Bushwhacker fenders
    Snorkel
    Dual Optima yellow top batteries
    Cb w/ PA
    POV emergency lights for that extra fun on the trails only
    Tundra brake upgrade with dimpled and slotted rotors


    Current 2001: SOLD!!! JUNE 13, 2014
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    closest to it being stock after i picked her up 2001:
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    MOD pictures!!! (not many mods or pictures taken)
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    doing work
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    then i put the Dirty5s on....
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    2001 MODS:
    Suspension:
    Leveling Kit
    Ad-a-lead in the rear


    Brakes:
    Stock brakes replaced to
    many times to count


    Lights:
    2 Lightforce 240 Blitz combo filter
    Arftermarket brake lights


    Armor:
    ARB bumper


    Body:
    Safari snorkel
    UWS toolbox
    Trimmed fenders


    Other:
    IDK...saved for later


    Wheeling pictures!!
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    Hopefully doing this build page will help me keep up with mods and changes to my wonderful toys. maybe some mods to the 1st gen but not many, hoping to make it the play toy for rocks and mud. Then the 2nd gen the running around and trail riding/expo style. hope yall enjoy the build as it comes along! i will update as much as possible but i am in school for USMC Airframe at the moment and will add what i can to the truck when i can. as i go on rides and updates they will be posted here!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  2. Nov 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    just won some rigid duallys!!! also hooked my lightforces up finally to!!! i put my duallys on the ARB bumper mounting plates so they don't get ripped off or messed, also it gave me more ways to point them.
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    ALL my lights on
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    New mods as of 20140622
    Bluesea fuse box
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    Got bored and painted smilies on my lightforces...
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    Added 60" sos concepts decal
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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  3. Nov 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    as of today the shipping company left these for the 08...hope that my dad will get it all put on for me, wish i could but i'm busy with school in another state.
    just gonna leave these here....
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  4. Nov 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    so after having the lift sit for a few days now. it will be getting installed tomorrow!!!! unfortunately i won't be helping still. But i have an amazing dad who is doing the lift!! I am about to order some ss extended brake lines i just don't know from who. I looked at allpro and am thinking of just waiting till black friday so it will be cheaper!

    Lift is going in!!!
    right side out,
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    front is done!!!
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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  5. Nov 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    nothing new, gonna try and get some cooper stt this christmas.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Hockeyman90

    Hockeyman90 Well-Known Member

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    Grille guard, bed liner, 33" wrangler duratracs on 16" ATX series Mojave rims, OME 3" suspension, 882 coils, custom rear bumper
    Good start with this build. Keep it up man :thumbsup:
     
  7. Nov 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Thanks man! Hopefully arb bumper next.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    well a little update...my awesome wife just snatched up a new warn zeon8 for a hell of a steal!! pics will come when we get it on the 22nd december!
     
  9. Dec 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    My dad just opened my package for me... New extended brake lines from the gb on here! Sweet deal and super fast shipping!
    url=http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/370435/cat/500][​IMG][/url]
     
  10. Dec 30, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    GATORTACO92

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    not much happening for the truck, finally got the satashi on and got sliders for christmas from the wife!! WOOT!!!
     
  11. Dec 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    TacoFMS

    TacoFMS My turn.

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    crushed goldfish crackers & spilled apple juice
    Lookin good Alex! Just gotta get those fender flares back on!!!!! oh yeah and get your sliders welded on too!!
     
  12. Dec 30, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

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    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    Looking good Alex! Stay safe out there this winter. Things can get pretty icy up there! I forgot to ask, is your wife and child up there with you, or are you in NC all by yourself?
     
  13. Dec 31, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    thanks!!! fenders are coming.
    she will be up soon after my orders are known.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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    Hockeyman90

    Hockeyman90 Well-Known Member

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    Grille guard, bed liner, 33" wrangler duratracs on 16" ATX series Mojave rims, OME 3" suspension, 882 coils, custom rear bumper
    Man your wife is pretty awesome. Sliders and a zeon! She must like you a whole lot:D
     
  15. Jan 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Haha Ya, i ended up not getting the zeon8. Got baby stuff instead and other Christmas stuff. Hopefully she doesn't try them out before me! :eek:
     
  16. Jan 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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    Hockeyman90

    Hockeyman90 Well-Known Member

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    Grille guard, bed liner, 33" wrangler duratracs on 16" ATX series Mojave rims, OME 3" suspension, 882 coils, custom rear bumper
    Ah well got to take care of the important stuff first. And you also got to keep the wife happy, happy, happy haha
     
  17. Jan 3, 2014 at 7:59 AM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    true that!!!! she got new pair of costa sunglasses and a shopping spree pretty much.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    Hockeyman90

    Hockeyman90 Well-Known Member

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    Grille guard, bed liner, 33" wrangler duratracs on 16" ATX series Mojave rims, OME 3" suspension, 882 coils, custom rear bumper
    The sacrifices you make for the ones you love:D:laughing:
     
  19. Jan 3, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    B'ham, AL. Can be found in good ole Cherry Point,
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 rugged trail tacoma
    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    heard that brother!!!!! need to see some pics of your 01!!! i got to replace a timing belt and water pump on my 01!!!
     
  20. Jan 3, 2014 at 7:52 PM
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    Hockeyman90

    Hockeyman90 Well-Known Member

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    2001 Gold SR5
    Grille guard, bed liner, 33" wrangler duratracs on 16" ATX series Mojave rims, OME 3" suspension, 882 coils, custom rear bumper
    Like of the engine bay? Heard from my uncle who had his water pump blow on him while he was driving its kind of a pain to replace
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2014
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