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ilovetacos build!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by ilovetacos, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    SOLD on 11/27/12 for $23,500 :(

    October 2012: So the time has come that I need to sell my Tacoma...After the birth of my 3rd child paired with a new job and a commute of over 70 miles a day I'm going to sell her. I don't have the time to enjoy her like I use to and really need a solid commuter car that can be passed down to my 12 yr old daughter in a few years.

    Not sure what the asking price will be at this point but will be selling as is. Currently sitting at 80,XXX miles. KBB says $19,584 to $22,634 stock with my options. What do you think? Fair asking price?


    December 2011 (I no longer have the light bar but wiring is still there and I still have lights.)
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    ------------------------ Build Starts Below --------------------------
    I purchased my 2006 Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 on July 28, 2006 from Hanlees Toyota in Davis, CA. I had no intentions that day to buy the Tacoma but once I test drove it and they gave me a price I couldn't refuse ($1k under invoice!!!), I ended up taking it home that night.

    Some upgrades began at the dealership when I made the purchase. I added the TRD Skid Plate (P.O.S.), Toyota All-Weather Mats (they only lasted a year) and OEM Toyota Bed Mat.

    This is the only pic I have of it completely stock.
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    Added a Gaylord's x2000 fiberglass tonneau cover. I highly recommend this fiberglass tonneau cover. It had all the bells & whistles (electric unlock/dome light) but I found I needed the bed height more often then I thought so I sold it about a year later.
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    Next came the Toytec 3" lift...Old Man Emu 885 coils, 1/4" Top Plate Spacer, Alcan Add-a-Leaf, Front Diff Drop and Rear Axle Shims. I kept the stock Bilsteins and wheels/tires until I could afford some new shoes and shocks.
    This pic was taken the night I drove it home from the shop after it was lifted.
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    Then I debadged, removed the front mud flaps, added a black billet shorty antenna, painted the front Toyota emblem black and got new wheels and tires! I went with MotoMetal 951 Black 16x9 wheels and BF Goodrich 265/75-16 Mud Terrains.
    (Pic taken at Pismo Beach/Oceano Dunes. Skid plate took a beating on this trip. August 2007)
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    (Pic taken at Sequioa Lake/Three Rivers, CA)
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    Sold the tonneau cover, picked up a Randy Ellis Light bar and 4-Hella 6" driving lights.
    I really never liked the RE light bar but since I picked it up used locally for a good price I decided to give it a shot.
    I never liked the fact that it stuck out so much from under the front bumper.
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    Sold the light bar and installed a Grillcraft Grille. (Pic taken at Big Meadows in the Sequoia National Forest)
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    Mounted 2-Hella 6" driving lights behind the grille (>>> HOW TO <<<) and got rid of the TRD Skid Plate. It was bent up pretty bad.
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    I then raced a fighter jet and lost. :(
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    Got the tailights tinted by a local body shop and trimmed the rear mud flaps about 3" up. Added the TRD emblem for an addtional 20 hp. At this time I also had a Flowmaster 50 series muffler installed.
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    Got new wheels!!! American Racing Mojave Teflon 16x8 (part no.3981-6883). Kept the 265/75-16 BFG Mud Terrain tires.
    I also added Bilstein 5100 shocks front and rear (Thanks Sonny at DSM)...and removed the TRD Bed Decal.
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    Tested out my Add-a-Leafs by hauling a huge load of Ag Source magazines! I was helping the owner with deliveries at the time. The Tacoma handled it very well but you should have seen the looks I got!
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    Time for a new tailgate. Had it replaced under TSB/Warranty.
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    6/2009: Installed a complete stereo system. ( >>> MY INSTALL THREAD <<<)
    Alpine 9887 Head Unit, Alpine PDX-5 channel amp, Image Dynamics 6.5" components (front), 6.5" coaxials (rear) and a 10" subwoofer.
    Tacotunes speaker baffles and subwoofer box. I made the amp/crossover mounting board attached to the sub box.
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    This is how it sat August 2009 with yellow fog lights. I also went back to the OEM grille and black emblem. I will eventually install my N-Fab light bar (Thanks Darknight!) with 4 driving lights.
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    September 13, 2009: Painted my center bottom bumper black. (>>> HOW TO <<<)
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    September 21, 2009: Painted the pinch welds black.
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    Ruff Stuff Specialties Battery Box for Optima D34/78 battery.
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    March 2010: Coated the N-Fab light bar with Line-X and I finally installed it. At first I had these 8" IPF Lights but I didn't like the chrome.
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    Had the chrome rings powder coated on the 8" IPF Lights...much better!
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    August 27, 2010
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    October 2010: Got new wheels...Pro-Comp 7089's and added TRD Center Cap Decals (Purchased thru Sockmonkey)
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    April 2011: Installed 2010 OEM Tacoma Headlights
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    May 2011: Installed an AFE CAI intake
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    May 2011: OEM TRD Oil Cap
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    June 2011: Installed a Gibson Cat Back Exhaust. Painted it black with Rustoleum High Heat Temp paint.
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    Cut off the tip right after the last hanger.
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    Current Modifications:
    * Bilstein 5100 Shocks set at 0 (Front & Rear)
    * Old Man Emu 885 Coils and 1/4" Top Plate Spacer
    * Alcan 2" Add-a-Leaf
    * 16x8 Pro-Comp 7089 Black (part no. PXA7089-6883)
    * 285/75-16 Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrains
    * N-Fab Light Bar (Line-X'd)
    * (4) IPF 900DDCS 8" Driving Lights
    * AFE CAI intake
    * Optima D34/78 Yellow Top Battery
    * Blue Sea Fuse Block
    * Tinted Tail Lights
    * 5000K HID Headlights and Sylvania Silverstar Foglights (or Nokya Yellow Foglights)
    * Weathertech Floor Liners (Front & Rear)
    * Gibson Cat Back Exhaust (cut off tip)
    * Redline Hood Struts
    * Alpine 9887 Head Unit w/iPod Connection
    * Sirius Starmate Radio
    * Image Dynamics CTX65cs 6.5" Components, CTX65 6.5" Co-Axials, iDv3 10" sub
    * Alpine PDX5 Amp
    * Fat Mat Sound Deadener
    * LED Interior and License Plate Lights


    My DIY and How to:

    * Bed Lights with Tailgate Pin Switch

    * Extra D-Rings in Bed

    * Lights Mounted Behind Grillcraft Grille

    * Add a Cam-Lock to Center Console

    * Stereo System Install Thread

    * Paint Center Bumper Black

    * Relocate the Trailer Harness

    * Blue Sea Fuse Block Install

    * Homemade Mini Mag Lite Mount
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A few DIY mods and accessories...



    June 2011: Extended the rear differential breather
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    11/12/10: Mounted a Mini Mag Lite >>> How to <<<
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    11/12/10:Painted the calipers black
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    9/19/10: Relocated the trailer hitch harness >>> Write up here <<<

    Before:
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    After:
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    9/19/10: Made a whip mount for the bed rails and used a quick-connect whip holder.
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    Added utility bolt snaps to the bed. >>>DIY Here<<<
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    Added 7/18/10: Blue Sea Fuse Block >>> How To <<<
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    Added 7/8/10: Underhood LED Lights >>> How To <<<
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    Fog lights on anytime mod:
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    Mounted a Mag Lite:
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    Added tamper proof bolts and 2 bolts to the bottom on the license plate.
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    Added a cam-lock to the center console: >>> HOW TO <<<
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    Bed lights: >>> HOW TO <<<
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    Extra pair of D-Rings to the front of the bed: >>> HOW TO <<<
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    5000k HID Headlights:
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    Weathertech Mats front and rear. I also swapped out the shifter knob with a knob from a '09 Nissan Armada. It is a little bigger and no chrome ring at the bottom.
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    Rear center seat belt "button" mod: :D >>> HOW TO <<<
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    Extra switches and hidden garage door opener
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    Hardwired my TOMTOM in...
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    Mounted a shovel with Quick Fists from Cabela's.
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    March 2010: Installed a TRD Offroad Tow Hook
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    May 1, 2010: Pop and Lock
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    April 2011: Installed 2010 OEM Headlights
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    June 2011: New 3" antenna. Made out of billet aluminum and carbon fiber.
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  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Uhaul-n-azz

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    Looks good!!!
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    RaginCajun

    RaginCajun -Doomsday Squad-"game over man"

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    I am at a lost for words--

    Awesome build man! Looks amazing! :D
     
  5. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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  6. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    df4iguy

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    I love the bed lights idea. were did you tap into for power?
     
  7. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    looking good.... the mojave rims are killer
     
  8. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    lookin good...
     
  9. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    looks good! any signal loss with the ome antena trimmed?
     
  10. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Your truck is sick. nice build!
     
  11. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    TR3NT

    TR3NT saving up

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    very cool.. looks like the cash and effort paid off :thumbsup:
     
  12. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Colton

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    Very nice buid! :)
     
  13. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

    Under the dash I tapped into the fuse block and added a "add-a-fuse" and a switch in the one of the empty slots.

    I think so...I really don't listen to FM radio but I did notice that some channels I used to get do not come in as clear but a my radio DJ friend told me that when some stations switched to HD signal their FM signal lost a little strength. Not sure how accurate that is though.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I noticed this with my stock antenna. When the switch happened, a couple of signals/stations seem to be a little weak. Do you have a write up on your bed lights???
     
  15. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    as long as it looks good :cool:
     
  16. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Nice build and write up. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    ilovetacos

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  18. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Thanks!
     
  19. Aug 17, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Nice build!
     
  20. Sep 5, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    ilovetacos

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