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Hawk99TA's Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Hawk99TA, May 12, 2015.

  1. May 12, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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    Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    As she sits as of 5-2015:
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    98' Taco SR5, 3.4L, 5 speed, 4x4, 177,000 miles(Bought with 146,000).

    Mods:
    -Toytec Boss Suspension System(with Diff. drop)
    -Total Chaos UCA's
    -Complete OME Dakar leaf springs
    Kit:http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/BOSS-Suspension-System-for-955-04 Tacoma_p_784.html
    -Toyo Open Country M/T's -
    LT285/75R16 (33X11.50R16) http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/open-country-mt-off-road-maximum-traction-tires?cat=10
    -Mickey Thompson Sidebiter II (16x8's, 6 on 5.5, Offset-0, Backspace-4.5") http://www.4wheelparts.com/ProdDetail.aspx?partNo=M/T90000019386
    -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers(2 sets)- http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/Spidertrax-wheel-spacers-15-inch-Lug-Centric_p_400.html

    HID's via member LSC15
    (https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/1st-gen-retrofitting-services.342693/page-9#post-10037910)

    -Enzo headlight housings
    Mini H1 projector kit which includes:
    -h1 projectors
    -mini Gatling gun shrouds
    -35w ballasts
    -igniter amps
    -5500k hid bulbs
    -controller
    -butyl glue
    Color changing halos w/ remote
    -Red "Demon Eye"

    Window Tint:
    -Stock Factory front windshield stip
    -Front driver and passenger windows at 35%(Legal limit here in NC)
    -Extra cab windows and rear windows at 5%.

    Other Stuff:
    -New corner marker lights(white, from Ebay)-One coat of VHT Nite-Shades
    -Tail lights and front turn signal lights(orange)-Several coats of VHT Nite-Shades
    -Blacked Out Grille- https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/painted-my-98-tacoma-grille-like-night-and-day.364207/
    -Blacked out bumper- used Plasti-dip on chrome section, repainted plastic with Rustoleum plastic paint-Semi-gloss black
    -Auto Ventshade "in channel" wind/rain deflectors
    -Some Plasti-dipped badges
    -Repainted Factory Bed cover with Rustoleum Plastic paint-Semi-gloss black
    -Blacked out factory chrome fender flares

    Future Mods:
    -Linex Bed Liner
    -Camper Top
    -Debadge truck?
    -Newer Gen black badges?

    Her before shot...I really didn't like it enough before to take pictures. lol. Of course mine was already older, not a TRD, and had some factory running boards.
    1998_toyota_tacoma_2_dr_v6_extended_cab__f5065d0e26334af7f31b18c783d31d53ba1b53cf.jpg

    Other random pics:

    New wheels/tires next to old wheels/tires/suspension:
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    Taco with just the Dakar kit on rear, with old wheels(15's) and Tires(31's):
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    A beautiful sight:
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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2015
  2. May 12, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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    muddog67

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    Nice , looking good :thumbsup:
     
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  3. May 12, 2015 at 6:40 PM
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    Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bud. It's a lot of hard work...and even more fun.
     
  4. May 12, 2015 at 8:54 PM
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    LSC15

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    Looks awesome man. Gotta see it in person
     
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  5. May 24, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    Hawk99TA

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    So here are a couple of pics from this past weekend: 5-22-15 through 5-24-15 at Linville Falls, NC. I surprised my wife with a well needed weekend getaway. I didn't get any good pictures on any trails. Sorry, but I did get a couple at an overlook. Thanks for checking it out.

    Brown Mountain Overlook
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    Signs of the kids despite being >100 miles away. lol.
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    Right after leaving Table Rock: 7 mile dirt road = dust!
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    You can tell I had some tire shine on previously. lol.
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  6. May 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM
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    ODNAREM

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    TRD catback exhaust,FJ Cruiser trail team wheels,BFG All Terrain K02 tires,Grillcraft front grill,Pelfreybilt IFS/Mid skids,sliders,standard rear bumper,Total Chaos bed stiffeners.TRD Pro Bilstein front/rear suspension.
    Looks sweet!
     
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  7. May 24, 2015 at 4:26 PM
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    Hawk99TA

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    Thanks!
     
  8. May 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM
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    LSC15

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    Looks good buddy
     
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  9. May 28, 2015 at 5:58 PM
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    LSC15

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    It really is lookin so good. Those headlights make that front end
     
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  10. May 31, 2015 at 11:25 PM
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    T Underhill

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    What weight of spring did you get with the Toytec boss coil overs? How do you like the ride with that weight. I have almost the same truck and am looking into that suspension set-up.
    Thanks
     
  11. Jun 3, 2015 at 12:19 PM
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    Hawk99TA

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    I went with the 600 lbs red coils...they can handle a new front bumper if i get one...but I don't see myself getting a winch. It rides very well. To be honest I was expecting the ride to be much worse. It may even ride better...considering the age of my previous worn out suspension. Note...I did have to raise/adjust the left front spring to take care of the "Taco Lean." Good luck!
     
  12. Jun 8, 2015 at 7:39 PM
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    boostedka

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    How much lift did you end up getting in the rear with those Dakars? It looks like it sits pretty level.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2015 at 6:10 AM
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    Sorry for the late response.

    Drivers side rear went from 35" to 40.5"
    Pass. side rear went from 35.5" to 41.5"

    But this measurement was old tires, then new tires. So probably about 3" based on the difference in tire sizes.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2015 at 6:51 AM
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    super clean truck! did you regear for the 285s? what mpg do you get?
     
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  15. Jun 21, 2015 at 8:20 AM
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    Thanks for the info. WHen you painted your front bumper, did you just paint the chrome bumper ends or the plastic valence as well. I'm looking to do mine soon as well. thanks
     
  16. Jun 25, 2015 at 11:08 PM
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    Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Stock gearing. About 15.5 mpg. It dropped about 3 mpg. Also speedo is approximately 3 mph off.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2015 at 11:11 PM
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    Hawk99TA

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    I painted all the plastic parts with Rustolueum Paint for plastic. The chrome I just sprayed with Plasti-Dip. It is holding up well. I hesitantly took it through a high pressure/touch free car wash without issue.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2015 at 11:39 PM
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    Truck looks good man
     
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  19. Jun 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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    Frolanda

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    Dang. I'd love 285s but i dont want to lose that much. I get 19ish with 265/75. about 70% highway driving
     
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  20. Jul 7, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    I just put the Boss kit with Dakars On my 02 Xtracab on Sunday. Did you have any kind of vibration between 55-68 mph and if you're running axle shims how many degrees?
     
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