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Hour's 2012 Regular Cab 4x4 Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by hour, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. hour

    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    ^This
     
  2. hour

    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Level 8 Trackers, Hankook Dynapro LT265/75/16, Bilstein 5100's @ 2.5, Wheelers 3-Leaf Progressive w/ factory overload, 5100s all around // Ranch Camper Shell, BHLM, hacked reverse lights, auxiliary reverse lights // Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD, RF Prime Components, BOSS 10" Sub
    It's nice as hell right now, I was actually sweatin' earlier in a hoodie. Traffic is kind of bad with students around, I just take alternate routes that might not be quicker but less students/bad driver college girls - thus more enjoyable.

    I was actually thinking of coming up to WY today to Curt Gowdy State Park but I guess it's too late for that now.
     
  3. 82 yotaman

    82 yotaman H.O.G Hunter Of Gunman

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    avs bugshield, avs inchannel vent visors, weather techs, trd shift knob, tailgate theft mod, windows tinted to 20%, wet okole front and back and black level 8 guardians wrapped in 265/75/R16 Cooper ATP's oil catch can mod interior LED's, pop & lock pl5500, Leer 180 topper
    Fort collins/ colorado have some very stupid drivers so being a colorado native born and raised I hate the traffic and the stupid drivers
     
  4. 82 yotaman

    82 yotaman H.O.G Hunter Of Gunman

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    Op I'm digging your truck bro I live by horsetooth maybe I'll see that truck when I'm in foco
     
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    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Yea was sposed to be same with girly today in WY, she's a native :D but yeah do that, and come down when it gets nice out so we can both learn the limits of our newly lifted vehicles. And dude above (cant scroll up cuz phone) - thanks man, hope to see you around as well. While every other taco i see in town is modded in some sense, i don't even mind it hah. A bunch of of people with good taste in vehicles!
     
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    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Somehow I got suckered in to attending my gfs sister's bday weekend in Denver. I'm not too excited about it :| What trail?
     
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    Nice Ride bro'. I was wondering how much your camper shell ran you and if those sliding windows have screens? I'd really like to pick one up for camping but don't need anything fancy.
     
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    Super clean, sub'd!
     
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    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Level 8 Trackers, Hankook Dynapro LT265/75/16, Bilstein 5100's @ 2.5, Wheelers 3-Leaf Progressive w/ factory overload, 5100s all around // Ranch Camper Shell, BHLM, hacked reverse lights, auxiliary reverse lights // Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD, RF Prime Components, BOSS 10" Sub
    It was like $1100 including tax, clamps, and installation. I have sliding rear window and sliding screened windows on the side

    :cool:

    Thanks G'z
     
  10. wfochris

    wfochris Well-Known Member

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    Nice truck!

    I own a GTI now, but am SICK of not having a truck. I decided to order a taco in the next few months, and love the way the RC's look. I was undecided on color, but after seeing yours I know that it's going to be white.
     
  11. hour

    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Thanks mang and happy first post.

    I always liked the storm trooper trend thing going, and it just worked even better getting a base model. I'd really like cruise control and bucket seats though, if I had known I'd be landing a solid job (hence my absence/lack of mods for last month) - I would have done things differently.

    Just wire transferred $2500 from my Virginia bank account to my Colorado account to buy a commuter car. 148 miles a day round trip until August 1st when I'm out of current apartment in Fort Collins and hopefully somewhere in Denver within a few miles of work. So yea, $2500 that could go to mods = beater money. Still love the truck, plan on driving it a couple days a week so people don't think I'm a turd burglar in a 1992 geo prizm or whatever I end up with.
     
  12. wfochris

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    I know the feeling. I've got a beater honda, and while it'd be cool to sell it when I rid myself of the GTI and get a taco, I'll likely keep it just for the sheer "I don't give a f&*k" factor.

    I said I'd go white (of course, my GTI is white lol) but it's either that or silver after searching single cabs on this site for hours on end.

    Have you considered cruise control via junkyard stem?

    The VW... trade ya:

    [​IMG]
     
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    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    [​IMG]

    Hah just picked up this gem for $1800, 201k mi. Second owner car, all highway miles. Drives perfectly for an econo car- lot better acceleration than my truck even at 1.2L less, 5spd shifts easily and clutch is strong. Drove straight, no vibration at highway speeds, tires good, interior very good, exterior good. Can't wait to drive it to work on Monday, sitting in line to register it now. From 18mpg x 750miles a week to 40something!
     
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    Hey

    Just got a white 2013 reg cab and kind of wanting to go in a similar direction as you with it so couple questions for you.

    How difficult was it to paint the front grille emblem?

    How is the ride with the bilsteins on 2.5 and the add a leaf?
     
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    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Well the ride was awful to begin with stock. It's still awful but i couldn't say how much worse... If you're nitpicky about ride you'll probably want to go to bilsteins all around but no lift. Grill emblem was ez but i had grill out to remove headlights. I used rustoleum satin black but it's starting to chip finally, i'd prep it better if i could do over.

    Anyway, just doooo it
     
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    Thanks.

    Got the front emblem done. In the process of doing the rims as well right now.

    I got the Bilsteins here already just can't decide on the height I want to set them at. I'm not a stickler for ride but have read some stuff on here where people act like its the end of the world haha
     
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    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Sorry if you've posted this elsewhere, but what do you think of the SilentArmors after all this time? Would you buy them again?

    I'm in the market for tires and can't decide. Definitely going 265, just not sure which tire.

    Thanks man!

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    hour [OP] TL;DR BOSS

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    Level 8 Trackers, Hankook Dynapro LT265/75/16, Bilstein 5100's @ 2.5, Wheelers 3-Leaf Progressive w/ factory overload, 5100s all around // Ranch Camper Shell, BHLM, hacked reverse lights, auxiliary reverse lights // Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD, RF Prime Components, BOSS 10" Sub
    zero complaints with them, still would have gotten duratracs if the price had been right, but silent armors have great traction, quiet, and wear thusfar suggests they'll last a while (at like 10-12k on em now)
     
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    Long Bed Leer cap, Wheather tech floor liners, Black badges, Demello Offroad front plate bumper, rear wrap around tube bumper and sliders. Scorpion lined bed, rocker panels and fender flares.
    Nice build. You got to get some fogs and then you'll be all set.
     
  20. Fink

    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Thanks for the input! DuraTracs are definitely high on my list, but the more I think about it, the more I don't know how smart it is when I live in such an urban/suburban area. I'd mainly be getting them for looks.

    The good news is I only drive about 800mi/mo., so regardless of what I get, I won't be replacing them for a long time.

    Thanks again for the response! Hope you had a great 4th!

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