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Grande's Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Grande, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Victorville, CA
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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    So I figured its time I made one, still have a long way to travel b4 i can call it done, if its even possible to ever feel like its really "done". :D
    Oh and most all of my pics and videos are from my camera phone :eek:



    Most recent pic
    Rowher Flats run May 14 2011
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    First Mod was painting all of my stock badges.
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    Also did the BGSM (Black Grille Surround Mod :D)
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    Then came the billies and threw on some fresh rubber
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    The world famous BHLM :cool:
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    Added color to my wheels.
    Sun & heat protection shield as well, 5% all around
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    Used a bedliner spray can on lower valence, same stuff i used to top off my grille and wheels.
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    Then bought a set of black housing LED tail lights, for some reason the OEM tail lights dont like to stay on when u bottom out ur rear bumper on a trail :rolleyes:
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    Then removed my dent i had for months myself. After that :censored: kicked my truck.
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    AFTER​
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    Then i chopped my cab to turn it into a sigle cab :eek:......
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    ..........:laughing:...JK!!! ​

    Rear bumper is still damaged from the trail, getting a new one soon, will post and update when i do.
    Or if i do sumthin else B4 the rear bumper too :D

    Peace Out!
    :burnrubber:
     
  2. May 16, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    :tumbleweed:......




    AAWWW, not even one? or one describing how u dont like it?? Is it really THAT bad? Did i not set it up the thread build right or sumthin?.......o well....



    ........:smash:



    Seen one taco so i guess we have seen them all or everyone is playing dead

    :boink:



    :D
     
  3. May 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    CaptainFun

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    Clean looking truck! I still like the black and blue contrast.

    Any more plans? Sound system, interior, armor?
     
  4. May 16, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    DumpTruckTacoma

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    Looks good. Did you remove the bumper to spray on the bedliner? or Did you do it on the truck?
     
  5. May 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    luk3

    luk3 I <3 the mall

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    Looking good!
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    Zanamoe

    Zanamoe Future ruler of the world!

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    3" Pro Comp lift kit, Moto Metal black wheels, Pro Comp. Xtreme TA tires, Cobra CB radio with PA, custom rear light bar, rear tailgater deterrent lights, desert whip mount, tinted windows, black headlight mod and blacked fog lights, GrillCraft black mesh grill, Tacoma bed mat, extra d-ring mod, behind grill light bar, hid 700ff Hellas, blacked emblems, Maglite mount, flipped spare, fogs anytime, washable cabin air filter, AFE pro dry airfilter, Redline hood struts, led interior lights, Magnaflow muffler, 18" Stubby antenna
    not too bad for a scv truck. i used to live in cc and offroad my old 95.5 up in rowher and all over that town. i would always appriciate a good looking taco driving around but i dont know if i ever saw this one. anyways nice work
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:43 AM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    yea i plan on getting upgraded spreakers and headunit, even a lil 10in sub inbetween my two rear seats, but i got other stuff i want before that :D

    No, i just taped off the whole front on my truck with newspaper except the lower middle bumper, lol, and just applied it from sitting on the ground

    sick, thanks, yea ived had my truck for almost a year now, so not sure if you lived out here then. Especially out here, its so small, i always see the same cars or trucks all the time, its just a matter of time.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:45 AM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    thanks brotha, nice coupe :D. I originally wanted ur color on my truck.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    4" Bodylift 12" Offroad shock spacers Turbo Encabulator
    Nice truck man! What are your bilsteins set up at? I want to get a 5100 lift because Im not too rich at the moment. Hows the ride quality. I have an access cab myself.:D
     
  10. Jun 26, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.

    thanks man, mine are set at .85, ride is good, wasnt much difference, it is slightly still higher in the rear, i was gona take them off and set them on 1.75, but i think the stock springs might not like it and make it ride different, then i was gona get eibach springs, but i just realize i should just save for coilovers, atleast for my case

    but they ride good at .85, plus i got taller tires at the same time so it was noticeable when u get in



    Nice bed bar, those are nice :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Thanks man! And thanks for the info!
     
  12. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    I'd tap that
     
  13. Jul 20, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    ??? :notsure:
     
  14. Jul 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    He'll tap you. .... lol
     
  15. Dec 17, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    heres a couple more pics

    first one is in haskell cyn, u can the the entrance trail in the valley of the canyon, got up there just in time for sun rise

    second one is in castiac with some crazy clouds

    third one is n haskell again doin a lil flexing, i need to invest in some rear shocks :D

    IMAG0085.jpg
    IMAG0067.jpg
    IMAG0005.jpg
     
  16. Dec 17, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Bogg

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    Weatherguard low profile dry box, tailgate theft deterrent mod, debadged tailgate, fog light anytime mod, rear sliding window lock mod, Satoshi Grill, Rear diff breather relocate, 400W Inverter anytime mod, added 120v outlet in cab, Icon ext travel C/O's with 700# King springs, Total Chaos UCAs, Devil Horns, Dakars, Billy 5100 in rear, sway bar delete, All Pro U Bolt Flip Kit, Redline Tuning hood struts, Weathertechs, 35" KM2s, Relentless bumpers and sliders, ARB HO compressor, ARB locker front and rear, Nitro 4.56 gears, Pelfreybilt battery cage, Diehard group 31M battery, relocated intake into cowl, superwinch, ATO shackle flip, SCS Stealth 6 wheels
    Looks good man. What size tires are you running? Are you using wheel spacers?
     
  17. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
  18. Apr 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
    Current project, decided to pull out the retired silver bullet and add some customizedation.

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  19. Jun 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    Grande

    Grande [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, The little truck that could
    Painted badges. Bedlined grille, wheels and lower valence. Billies 5100 @.85 up front. Dodger Jack Ball Mod. Custom trail damaged rear bumper (for the time being). Lil LED light bar on grill. Hard-wired Radar Det. Custom Projector fog lights, Anytime Fog Mod, HIDS, White LED accent lighting on a Single post double toggle swicht, so they light up wit my door/dome light, or always on, or never on. LED map and dome lights.
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