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Gerty, the build down.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by ryanjboutin, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    SKIP TO PAGE 25 FOR THE SECOND SUSPENSION SETUP.


    Trucks name is Gertrude. 2005 Tacoma base model. All my vehicles have old lady names. Agnes and Edna were my last 2.
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    Mod List

    Wheels/Tires
    X-Runner wheels
    Nitto Neo Gen 245/40-18 tires

    Suspension, front:
    DJM upper/lower control arms.
    X-Runner Bilsteins
    X-Runner coils
    1" spacer kit

    Suspension, rear:
    Beefed Taco notch
    Beefed Taco 4" blocks/hardware
    PreRunner leafs with removed overload leaf
    QA1 shocks
    Defined Engineering leaf shackles

    Engine:
    Stock box & K&N 63 series hybrid intake
    FlowMaster HushPower II 18" muffler
    RedLine hood struts

    Body:
    Color matched front bumper
    Color matched grille w/filled in side triangles
    Grillecraft upper/lower black mesh grilles
    X-Runner black bumper piece
    Color matched door handles
    Color matched rear bumper
    Debadged and removed mud flaps
    Black vinyl roof
    Black vinyl hood/wiper cowl

    Lighting:
    Clear headlights w/PIAA Xtreme White Plus headlamps, silver turn signal bulbs.
    Added factory fog lamps with yellow bulbs
    Tail lights wrapped with transparent red vinyl
    LED dome light
    LED tail light bulbs

    Interior:
    Added factory cruise control
    5% tint on rear glass
    35% tint on door windows
    ScanGauge II
    Color matched stereo surround
    Color matched HVAC trim
    Color matched center a/c trim
    White gauges/needles
    Bucket seats from a 2008 SR5 access cab
    TRD shift knob

    Sound System:
    Infinity Kappa 60.3 door speakers/tweeters/band passes
    Kenwood Xcelon KDC-X794 head unit w/iPod interface in glove box
    Scoshe single din head unit trim
    Old PPI 10" sub in a truck box
    Old Pioneer amp
    Mr. Marv speaker baffles
    TacoTunes wiring adapters
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    The day I brought my new baby home. February 2009, my 26th birthday present to myself. Seen here next to Edna, who was sold the next day.

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    Sent off front bumper and grill to TJ to get painted. Debadged at the same time.

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    Stock headlights are gone. Replaced lights with PIAA Xtreme whites, blinkers and parking lights were replaced with chrome bulbs that light up amber.

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    Next mod, Grillcraft upper and lower grills. Rear window was tinted at 5% around this time.

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    K&N 63 series added next.

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    Photoshopped drop by MJBtaco.

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    Stock stereo and speakers are gone. Replaced with an old POS Pioneer headunit, old POS Pioneer amp, old POS PPI 10' sub, and brand spanking new Infinity Kappa 60.3 door speaker/tweeters held on by TacoTunes wiring adapters and Mr. Marv baffles.

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    Got an idea from dear old pops about putting panty hose over holes ;)

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    Picked up a K&N Drycharger, highly recommended for the dusty climates
    K&N part number is RD-1024DK.

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    Rattle canned my rear bumper, it's flat, no gloss. I also took my tail lights out and "fogged" them with the same paint as the bumper. Don't do this, I wasn't of sound mind when I did.

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    FlowMaster HushPower II 18'' muffler installed, stock piping, added a swap meet tip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCvZHD3zReo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2x23gLWH3s

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    I recently performed the inverted rear view mirror mod, that gets an A+.
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Lookin good!
     
  3. MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    nice. whats the inverted mirror mod?
     
  4. yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    I like it. I always name my vehicles too, the current one is Julian.
     
  5. ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Take your mirror, and flip it upside down, then move the arm up.

    You get about 1"-1.5" more viewing pleasure out of your Taco. Doesn't work so great if you have the backup camera lol
     
  6. Stillfly199

    Stillfly199 ( . )( . )

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    So when are you gonna drop it? You gonna bag it or just a susp drop?
     
  7. ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Thanks for all the nice words lady and gentlemen :)
     
  8. MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    haha, no kidding. first i've heard of that. might have to give it a try. thanks, :D
     
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    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    I found a seller that deals the DJM 3/4 complete kit for $410 shipped.

    I was thinking about that route, but I've been talking to Shane at Sittin Sic, and he hopes to have a coilover front and rear drop out by April, so I might have to wait and see.
     
  10. ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Last week, when it was raining, I pulled my grille off and bonded some screen (plain old window screen) to the back side of the grille, mostly so you can't see behind it.

    Works great, but...it catches all the little leaves and debris that would have otherwise fallen down. Now I have a collection of crap trapped between the grille and the screen. Live and learn, can't believe I didn't think about that lol.

    Plan to fix this is to take the grille off and Dremelize some slots in the bottom of the plastic to allow debris to escape. Pics next week.
     
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    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Nice!
     
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    Hmmm that sounds very interesting. That is gonna look good when you drop it.
     
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    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    I hope so. It's kind of on the back burner for now until SS shows a product.

    As much as I wanna be in the weeds, can't afford two drops lol
     
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    lembowski Rompin Around

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    How much did the TJ paint job cost you?
     
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    AZCOMA where can't I go?

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    Looks sweet so far!
     
  16. ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    $190 through a buddy. It's all about who ya know.

    Buddy races baja in his truck. Eli Hanna, cousin to Rodrigo Ampudia.

    Eli also races his CRF450x on team 105x.
     
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    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Installed the cruise control today. So simple.
    You need to purchase the cruise control stalk, the brown wire, 2 screws that hold it in the wheel, and the trim piece for the side of the wheel (I forgot about that, but it's on order right now). Works like a charm.

    Edit: Thank you to Jason (Speedfreek from CT for pretty much doing the installs lol Certified techs get shit done wayyyy quicker, he didn't even have a beer lol) Everything was done in about 45 minutes!

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    Today, we replaced my accessory plug housing because the cover was broke, pics not needed. Just pull the metal sleeve out and pry the plastic housing off, easy peasy.
    Also, Jason welded my exhaust tip so it doesn't slap against my bed when it's cold.

    Next, installed color matched door handles from the factory and a couple clear door guards to prevent chipping. Before and after pics:

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    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    I sustained damage to the front bumper from driving into a steel retaining cable for a telephone pole. I've been toying with the XR center piece, and since 99% of the damage would be covered by it, I pulled the trigger. You can see the gash on the drivers side. I don't have the best Dremelizing skills, so the top of the XR piece is a little, uneven, shall we say. I plan to find a small plastic trim piece and put it on the top to smooth it out. I painted the part behind it satin black. I dunno, I may just get a new bumper and have that part pained black. I'm satisfied, but not happy with how it turned out.

    Tell me what you think!

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    ryanjboutin [OP] Mob dirt parking lots.

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    So today, the not so smooth top part of the piece was bothering me, I went to Pepboys and picked up some of that black plastic door guard and slipped it on the top, nice and smooth now, happy. :) Yay door handles!

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    Lookin good, man. Its nice seeing someone going the lowered route.
     
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