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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Mr.Jack, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    Mr.Jack

    Mr.Jack [OP] Active Member

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    Good Evening everyone!

    I just wanted my first post to be an introduction and a thank you.

    I recently sold my dinky 4cyl Nissan Versa and upgraded to my 2004 DC Tacoma. It had 72,xxx miles when I got it and was very clean with everything working like it rolled off the assembly line.

    Since then, I have been lurking in this forum to absorb all the information I can. Although I cannot credit the search feature here, using google, I have thoroughly scoured this forum for all the information I could ever want. I want to thank everyone for such an amazing library of information and all of the helpful and good-natured members here. With the information here I have acquired the confidence to do the grey wire mod, change all spark plugs, install a brush guard with 4 Hella lights, change the oil and all the gear oil in the diffs and TC and also grease all my nipples!;) I have serviced my ATF and installed a remote starter to boot (the most difficult wiring job I've done to date). I owe it all to this site, so thank you to everyone who helps makes this forum great.

    -Mr. Jack
     
  2. Jun 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    :wave:Welcome got any pics of your truck?:worthless:
     
  3. Jun 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    Mr.Jack

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  4. Jun 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Welcome and nice truck!
     
  5. Jun 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    What kind of grill you running?
     
  6. Jun 3, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    always good to see another 1st gen! Welcome!
     
  7. Jun 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    Mr.Jack

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    It's a grillcraft.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    Nice! :thumbsup: looks pretty good, are you going to keep the brush guard on? Seems like they do more damage than help
     
  9. Jun 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    All that searching and reading of vast amounts of TW knowledge and you still have your running boards and grille guard on the truck?

    I kid, I kid...

    Welcome, and nice truck.

    Love the switches on the shifter trim.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Mr.Jack

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    I know people call them damage multipliers here, but I still wanted one. They cost about 1/3 the price of a good solid bumper replacement and I got it for the light mounting option and pretty much nothing else.

    Actually, I was so happy with my running boards that I kept them and never searched about them. If I were to switch it up I really love the rock sliders that most people have around here. They look indestructible and with a few layers of some bed liner they could be anti slip too in the rain. I actually put a strip pf LED's under my boards so the ground lights up ONLY when I unlock or open doors. They are off all other times. Makes a great courtesy light and its easy to see everything under the truck in the dark.

    Ill be honest, I'm a young buck fresh from 2yr college - I've never been offroading before this truck :bananadead: But some of these builds on here are so amazing that I have to pick my jaw back up and remember that I cannot afford what you big boys are playing with. I love seeing the flex pics and love everything that everyone does to make their truck their own. I would like to find trails and comingle but I havent reached out to anyone in my community.

    If money wasn't an issue, I'd have gone for real bumpers front and back, s/c, LED light bars, and 3in of lift all around with bigger tires.

    However, I love my taco -except her mpg- and my kids love chilling in the camper and wheelin to the beach.

    Oh, and I'm keeping the brush guard, the light setup is what I got it for. I know they tend to cause extra damage, but that's what insurance is for.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Hell, I'm bone stock except for sliders, Subaru seats and a shitload of spray paint.

    Once you go wheeling a bit you'll either rip the running boards off on a rock or decide you want the sliders for extra protection.

    Really nice looking truck, man.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    TheMaineTacoma

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    She is so clean inside. Doesnt look like kids have been in there lol
     
  13. Jun 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    Mr.Jack

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    I've seen your build and I'm impressed with your paint skills. I could never have a job come out that clean. Very nice. And I really love your seats. They are the best swap I've seen.

    When are you going to paint the whole dash and wheel?
     
  14. Jun 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    Mr.Jack

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    At least not in the front seats, the french fry grave yard begins just behind my seat!
     
  15. Jun 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Wheels this summer, hopefully.

    Upper dash panel... I have no idea. It's too daunting to remove and paint properly, so my only other option is brush on. And honestly I'm worried about the quality of paint job I can achieve with the foam brush.

    But it is weighing on me... I want to paint it badly.

    Thanks for the compliments... can't wait until your build thread (and yes, you're on TW... it will happen)
     
  16. Jun 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    ffirg

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    It's true. Only took me two years, but it WILL happen...

    Nice truck!
     
  17. Jun 4, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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    DAMOS

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    good looking dub cab.
     
  18. Jun 4, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    MowTaco

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    TacomaWorld inspired you to grease your nipples?!

    Actually, I'm not even that surprised... Some weird folks around here
     
  19. Jun 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Cant disagree with that statement!
     
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