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Janster's modifications

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Janster, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    I don't necessarily call this a build - but I'm a proud tacoma owner so I have to share.

    It's an evolution. I've spent 5 years with a 96 tacoma that I modded up mildly when I owned it. From that to a 92(totalled) & 94 Jeep Wranglers(still own). To a Dodge Ram(previously owned) Corvette (still own), and my current tacoma.

    This truck is a daily driver. It doesn't go wheelin (that's what the jeep is for). It'll haul my mulch and anything else I need. But for the most part, it's the first NEW tacoma and I wanna keep it prestine. Most of the modificaitons I do are for a reason (not for looks).

    2007 TRD Sport, auto, access cab purchased March 2007.
    Oversized OEM oil filter and Mobile 1 engine oil.

    My Modifications:
    Ipod2car PXDP ipod integration (REMOVED after 5 years of usage)
    USA Spec PA15 Toy ipod integration
    C2C hood struts (no pictures)
    Husky floor mats
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_HuskyLinersB.jpg
    Leaf spring TSB - fully settled
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_TacomaRake.jpg
    Ruff Tuff Seat Covers (clothe)
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_7782.JPG
    Advantage Torza Top (tri-fold)
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_7778.JPG
    Pop-n-lock
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_7784.JPG
    Protecta Bed Mat
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_ProtectaBedMat.jpg
    Scangauge II
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_8441.JPG
    Homelink Auto Dimming mirror
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_8350.JPG
    Heated drivers seat
    WRITE-UP
    http://www.lieblweb.com/TechLinks/HeatedSeat/Heatedseat.htm
    Fumoto oil drain valve
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_DrainValve.jpg
    Garmin Nuvi 660
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_8024.JPG
    Proclip GPS mounting system
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_IMG_8020.JPG
    AFE drop-in air filter (no picture)
    Aries black pushbar
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_AriesbarB.jpg
    PIAA 540 fog lights
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_PIAA540.jpg
    Toyota fog light switch
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_FogSwitch.jpg
    (I purchased the fog light switch here: http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=501)
    Hood Scoop graphics by SockMonkey
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_Driversticker.jpg
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_PassSticker.jpg
    Flowmaster 50 series dual exhaust CAT BACK system
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_SDC10282.JPG
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_SDC10283.JPG
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/albums/ToyotaTacoma/2007Tacoma/normal_SDC10284.JPG
    Toyota OEM Double cab running boards - on Access cab
    WRITE-UP
    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/RunningBoards/RunningBoards.htm
    Console Vault
    WRITE-UP
    http://www.lieblweb.com/consolevault.html
    Installed Dueler Revo 2's in July 2011.

    Future plans?
    Nothing really.... I might upgrade my scangauge to the newer version (currently 3.15). My USA Spec unit acts flaky sometimes - not sure how long that'll last.

    Problems and/or issues with my 07
    Front Bumper repaired/painted to remove holes from license plate (as part of purchase agreement - local paint service)
    Got the spring TSB done - simply because I know the stock springs won't handle the weight of a full bed of mulch
    Front Bumper re-painted (original paint job from above started to bubble up and flake off - same local paint service)
    Radiator cap leaking - replaced by New Holland Toyota
    Three of my wheels bubbling up & corroding - replaced by Lancaster Toyota.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    De badged, 5100's, Black Toyota Baja wheels
    did you seriously mention your Jeep in a tacoma forum? i'm pretty sure thats grounds for banishment.....

    Seriously Jan, ditch teh little kiddie jeep and mod the hell out of your taco!
     
  3. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    :D I've *been there done that* with my 96 tacoma.

    If I had chitloads of money floating around - I'd probably go-4-it. But the house deserves & needs the money more than my truck does (unfortunately).

    It's a driveway Queen - I'll admit it :p
     
  4. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight East Bound and Down

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    Skyjacker Platinum Coilovers w/ 16" 750# King springs, Skyjacker rear leafs, FJ TRD SE wheels, 285/75/16 MTZ's, Piaa 520 Smr Driving Lights, Yakima Rack, Bestop Canopy, TRD Exhaust, TRD CAI, Kenwood DNX5120 Navi, Fog Light Mod, Driving Light Mod, BHLM, Scanguage II on Blendmount, TC uca's, ARB Heavy Duty air compressor, ARB Rear Locker, Shrockworks Rock Sliders, ARB Front Bumper, Relentless Fab Rear Bumper w/ custom bed protection, WARN M8000
    Jan hows the toyota fog switch, is that light bright? Expensive? Do they offer a driving light option maybe?
     
  5. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight East Bound and Down

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    Skyjacker Platinum Coilovers w/ 16" 750# King springs, Skyjacker rear leafs, FJ TRD SE wheels, 285/75/16 MTZ's, Piaa 520 Smr Driving Lights, Yakima Rack, Bestop Canopy, TRD Exhaust, TRD CAI, Kenwood DNX5120 Navi, Fog Light Mod, Driving Light Mod, BHLM, Scanguage II on Blendmount, TC uca's, ARB Heavy Duty air compressor, ARB Rear Locker, Shrockworks Rock Sliders, ARB Front Bumper, Relentless Fab Rear Bumper w/ custom bed protection, WARN M8000
    By the way new lights are killer too!!
     
  6. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    She's gone but not forgotten.
    Looking really nice Janster! I think it's smart to do the really needed mods before the just wanted mods, when the money frees up is when it's time to do those!
     
  7. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    Shadow-Warrior

    Shadow-Warrior Well-Known Member

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    To Many to list here
    Great looking rig, I love the PIAA's too. :)


    Mike
     
  8. Sep 24, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Nice looking truck. :D
     
  9. Sep 24, 2008 at 10:44 AM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    janster.....your tacoma looks really good, and the mods you have done are really nice. sometimes, subtlety is the way to go...........instead of going crazy with some things, it gives your truck a nice clean look.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

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    That heated driver's seat mod looks like a real PITA. Did you really do all that, or did you just pin 'em to your seats under the seat covers? :D
     
  11. Oct 8, 2008 at 8:41 AM
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    spearhead

    spearhead Taco Supremist

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    TRD CAI Eibach Springs 5100s all around Front set to .85 Toytec AAL
    Very nice bullbar/light/switch set up- hope mine looks as clean...

    Sweet Taco!
     
  12. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Thanks Gang!
    Sorry I've haven't been back here, this never popped up in my 'new posts' ..until today.

    Dark Knight, The light on the switch isn't bright at all. The switch was cheap ($14 total shipped) and it's actually a Toyota part. You can use that same switch for fogs or driving lights (or any lights for that matter).

    TacoCo - yeah, we did all that - with the tywraps & such. I did use duct tape on the foam instead of the lame tape they supplied with the kit. It was a royal pain in the ass when we (husband and I) were doing it - but when my ass is warm this winter, I'm sooooooooooooooooooo very THankful we did it!!

    tacomaman06 - believe me, I want more!! :D But I seriously hate working overtime ...;)
     
  13. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    I MUST visit Chickies Creek someday!

    Seriously, how do you like that Garmin? I was looking at the 205GPS. I have to do in the field visits and some of these folks live seriously off the beaten track. The 205 is the "lowest" model that offers voice prompts for turns (I think).
     
  14. Nov 9, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Newly addes SockMonkey stickers!

    Drivers side
    [​IMG]
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    Passenger side
    [​IMG]
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  15. Nov 9, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    Those look sweet.:D Props to Sock.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    looks good nice work:D
     
  17. Nov 10, 2008 at 2:12 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    those hood scoop stickers look sweet...when i first saw you list them i thought i twould straight up look cheesy...but it actually pulls off pretty well

    btw where did you get those fog light switches for so cheap?
     
  18. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
  19. Jan 25, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Taco93

    Taco93 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious to where you purchased your Pop and Lock? Any problems with it so far? Thanks
     
  20. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    I got it at a local accessories shop called Car Mic. I know a guy who works n there.
     
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