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Grimm's 04 Limited Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Grimm30, May 22, 2020.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Grimm30

    Grimm30 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I bought another 1st gen Tacoma!

    Before I jump into making this build page I wanted to recap my vehicle history. Feel free to skip this part, its more so for my own personal memories.

    The first truck I purchase was a 1991 Toyota Pickup. I was really young and bought it already "built" with full long travel. After realizing I needed to start with a stock Tacoma and build it my way, I decided to sell it after only 4 months of owning it. Short Lived
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    Second, we had good ol'faithful. Man, I love this truck. Sad I have to let it go but hopefully the 04 I just got fills the void. The reason I traded up is because the 04 is V6 MT and 4x4 unlike the prerunner. So therefore, all the parts I have for this one will be used to build the 04. If interested there is a little more about this one on the build page that never really had a chance ---> 1999 Tacoma PreRunner
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    I wanted something I could save on gas with for my commute to work so I went down and picked up a 2013 HD 883 Iron. Perfect for saving on gas and great for a cruise down PCH to Neptune's Net. But then I quickly realized that 883cc is not enough! After a short period of time the bike started to feel like a scooter when I was out on rides with family and friends. Ended up selling it with plans for a new bike later down the road.
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    And now my newest addition the 2004 Tacoma Limited 3.4l MT 4x4.

    The day I brought it home 5/20/2020. At 130,743 miles
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    How it sits now:
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    Specs:
    04 Tacoma Limited
    3.4L MT 4x4

    Interior:
    Alpine ILX-W650
    Dual USB/Voltage reader
    Rockville 10" Sub

    Performance:
    MagnaFlow CAT-Back exhaust system
    DeckPlate Mod

    Armor:
    Relentless Fabrication "Summit" Front Bumper

    Wheels:
    265/75/16

    Exterior:
    A.R.E. Z Camper shell with Yakima roof rack
    AVS Vent Visors

    Suspension:
    King 2.5 Ext coilovers ordered from DownSouth Motosports
    JBA UCA's

    Parts I have but haven't installed
    Total Chaos Spindle Gussets
    Relentless Fabrication U-Bolt Flip Kit
    Deaver custom leaf pack ordered from Camburg
    Bilstein 5100s
    Front and rear extended brake lines
    Interior:
    CB Radio
    Misc:
    42" curved LED w/ Relentless Lo-Pro Roof Mounts
    Winch

    Future mods (No specific order)
    High Clearance Rear Bumper
    Swing out
    Satoshi grill
    Retrofit Headlights
    Frame Reinforcement
    King 2.5 W/ RR Rear Shocks W/ relocation
    Bump Stops
    Rock Sliders
    Full Skids
    Supercharger
     
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  2. May 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    mostly stock, NWOR header, 2" lift, 31" tires
    Nice. Your ahead of the game now with 4wd. Congrats.
     
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  3. May 22, 2020 at 10:19 PM
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    Thanks, really looking forward to starting this build.
     
  4. May 23, 2020 at 5:20 AM
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    Nice looking truck BTW. You have your hands full with the parts you have to install. I'm looking forward to seeing the front bumper go on. :)
     
  5. May 26, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    Grimm30

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    Thank you. I like the way your bumper and sliders matched up. I got a few little things I want to take care of first before I get into painting and mounting up the bumper. I'm a full time college student and also work full time so my available hours are often really short. Slowly but surely it will al start to come together.
     
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  6. May 26, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    Was able to install this USB plug and voltage reader. I really like the way this came out. I ended up relocating the cigarette lighter down below in an empty power port i had because I preferred the upper mount better. Plus I don't smoke so i really don't even need that cigarette lighter anyway.
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    Also, when I pulled the dash apart I noticed a bunch of old school aftermarket wiring. Stuff was way out dated, and instead of pulling all the wires out like a normal person the previous owner just cut the ends. So I went through and started to remove the useless stuff to clean up that area so I can begin installing the ILX-W650 Alpine radio I picked up. I should be installing that later today.
    Here is a pic of all the unnecessary wiring I pulled.
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  7. May 26, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Thank you. Life can certainly causes projects to take time. It took me over a month to get my sliders and bumper done. I try to enjoy it and learn and get better at this stuff to do the best job I can. :)
     
  8. May 26, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    Nice job. I would have removed all that crap too. I like things to look neat.
     
  9. May 26, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    I agree, I'm no mechanic nor fabricator but any opportunity I have to do something myself I will. I've learned a lot from replacing and installing parts myself and at the same time I can have the satisfaction of knowing a best effort went into it.

    Thanks, yeah there was no point in having all that junk. Especially knowing I was going to be working under there again today to upgrade the radio. Then again when I pull my sub out of my 99 and stick it in this this rig. The overall job was a mess and very poor but on the bright side I will be able to reuse a wire he had that runs to a switch mounted by the cup holder. I'll post a picture of that later today when I get home, but it will be the switch I use for my upper windshield light bar. That way I save room on my dash for future accessory switches.

    Update:
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  10. May 27, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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  11. May 27, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    Looks nice in there Kody. Thank God for youtube. :)
     
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  12. May 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM
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    @rybern I got a pair of OEM headlights from my 99 that are just collecting dust. If you want them, their yours. Could use them as a side project to retrofit or just as a back up pair.
     
  13. May 29, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Wow, very generous of you. Mine are in pretty darn good shape, but you never know when something might happen. Please send a pic.(I'll PM you my cell to make it easy). Thanks.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:05 AM
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    Yeah, no worries man. I don't have a need for them. Yours are looking real good! Mine aren't to bad but probably could use a good buff. I'll send them here eventually. Been a little held up between work and school lately.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:14 AM
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    No problem. The Sylvania resto kit works really well and includes a UV protectanct. I've used the 3M and TurtleWax. The Sylvania is my fav. https://www.googleadservices.com/pa...wiUyM2ho-vpAhXxdN8KHXFRAV8Q9A56BAgNEHg&adurl=
     
  16. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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  17. Jun 5, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    Definitely follow the directions but this vid does a pretty good job explaining things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvdiiXfvkD8
     
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  18. Sep 10, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    Installed my under the seat sub that I had laying around from my last Taco. Hopefully I can get around to painting my bumper this weekend.

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  19. Sep 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    More details on the sub please.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    For the price its an amazing sub!

    There are much better ones out there but this thing has more than enough bass for my Tacoma.

    Also, if you feel its not enough bass you could always just get two, but I feel one with upgraded speakers is more than enough.

    Here's the Amazon link . You are going to need power cable, fuse, etc. It has a built in amp and basically just plugs right up if you know what you are doing.
     

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