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Greetings and salutations w/ pics

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Amo-cat3, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Feb 26, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    Amo-cat3

    Amo-cat3 [OP] Wizard Sleeve Master

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    TRD Supercharged 4.0 w/ 2.7" URD Pulley, APR X1, AFE Stage II intake, DT Longtubes, MBRP 2.5" dual exhaust w/ Vibrant Ultra resonator, URD Y-pipe w/ vibrant v-bands (Cat free), Walboro 255 fuel pump, SS Oil catch can, Aeroforce gauges, Icon CDC 2.5 coilover set at 3", 1.5" Alcan aal, Light racing uca, 17x8.5 Fuel Anza 4.5" backspace/-6 mm offset, m/t atz 265/70/17, scanguage 2, AMP electric steps, bed extender, Low-pro tonneau cover, 20% tinted windows/headlights/taillights, tacoma seat covers, Image dynamic sound system w/ Pinoneer avh3200 head, assrtd stickers................
    This might be a long one but I'm finally coming out of the d-cab after many, many long hours researching the forums. First off, thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge and insight with the good and bad that comes with modding your tacoma. Many of my questions have been answered and i finally lifted and moded my '07 silver d-cab (my new frickin' addiciton)! Here's pics and some answers from my experience that i hope will help others:

    Pics of Before/after lift w/ 3" ez lift spacer and Alcan add a leaf and diff drop. MBRP dual exhaust, k/n cai, wheels are 17x10 diamo 17k - 5" bcspc w/ -12mm offset, tires Mickey T. ATZ 265/70/17, tacoma seat covers, 20% tinted front windows headlight/taillights. Many more to come.........

    Lift rides great not as stiff as i thought it would be. It feels tighter in turns which is great. I had alignment done but still some steering wheel vibe after 40 mph but that comes with bigger tires. I did some minor offroad on a lava rock trail and spacer holds up well - if you know it is going to articulate or droop a lot go slow as the top plate spacer will have your uca ball joint touch the spring. I love the Diamo wheels - no one seems to have them that I have seen. They fit perfect no spacer needed clears calipe with lots of space. The Mickey thompson tires ride nice and quiet and have an aggressive lug pattern. No trimming needed and the only rubbing I get is at full lock going in reverse on the front passenger side mudflap. At first I thought this set up would look to small, but we don't need 275 or 285 these are perfect and no rub.

    If you drive carefully and don't push it it is still a sturdy set up for the price. The alcan AAL is excellent - not too stiff and with the teflon pad on the leaf (make sure you put grease on them before install) they don't squeak or clank over bumps. Some wheel hop over speed bumps at 5mph.
    The exhaust that everyone wonders about but have no member vids on it (I'll try to get one). MBRP dual - so far I love it. Install was easy and is a quality product. I have the t409 stainless steel. At idle it is not too loud but has nice deep tone - give it gas and it rumbles no ricey sound like the MBRP website vid. On highway no drone and is quiet when cruising. Off the line medium throttle has nice tone. WOT w/ K/n intake it is a monster. Butt dyno is nice but low end crisp seems to of dissapeared (then again my new wheels and tire are significantly heavier than stock). Still worth it for me - but i'm still jealous of my neighbors dodge v8 w/ duals - we'll never get that with our v6.
    The other mods are straight forward - seat covers, tint, etc....... I hope this helps. I have CARR black anodized foot steps on shipment and who knows when I'll stop. Aloha all and I think I'll go drive around the block again. Hope my pics show.

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  2. Feb 26, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to Tacoma WOrld!!
     
  3. Feb 27, 2009 at 2:45 AM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    Looks good dude.:thumbsup: Welcome to TW.:wave:
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:17 AM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Welcome to TW. I'm sportin that same lift....... for the moment.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    Bassetdad

    Bassetdad What if God Smoked Cannabis

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    Access Tononu Cover AFE Pro-Dry S Drop-in Filter American Mag Wheels Bilstein 5100's Black Billet Grill Clear Taillights Perma-Tech sprayed Kennesaw Mountain Rear Bumper Michelin Tires PIAA Driving Lights PIAA Headlights Piaa Tail Light Bulbs Tinted Windows – 50% Toytech AAL URD Short Shifter Tranny - Mobil 1 Engine - Mobil 1 Custom Three Bike In Bed Rack New Toyota Undercoated Frame Clear LED 3rd Brake Light
    Welcome to TW :rockband:
     
  6. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  7. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    YEA!! another silver truck........me like silver:D

    Welcome to TW!!!
     
  8. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    Don G

    Don G Old Goat

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    Welcome to TW! ! !!!:)
     
  9. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    Racinkid13

    Racinkid13 Problem Child

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    Nice rig, welcome!
     
  10. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    Well done. Welcome!
     
  11. Feb 27, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Great pics & welcome :woot:
     
  12. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    welcome man.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Welcome to the 'World'.........beautiful state you live in. Would love to visit again one day. Nice rig ya got too........:D
     
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