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jasogonz build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by jasogonz, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    jasogonz

    jasogonz [OP] Active Member

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    satoshi grill (Elusive Elements insert), 6" Fabtech Dirt Logic, 18" KMC XD Monsters, 275/70-R18 BFG T/A ko
    Hello TW... i am Jason from New Mexico. college student. auto enthusiast. i personally like to build stuff, break stuff, then fix it again. I've been creeping around TW for a while now and learned alot :spy: :pccoffee::taco:
    I was driving around in a WRX (loved it) and im not really sure why but:confused:, i traded it in for 2011 Tacoma DC Sport (Barcelona RED). :cool:

    soo.... lets get it started:

    - got the truck in January and the first thing that i did was black out the emblems
    -P.S. (some of the pics might be shitty, all pics are from my Iphone)
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    I decided to just put one emblem right in the middle (crappy pic i know)

    and once that mod bug bites it never stops!!:ballchain: so i added a AFE Intake!
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    I really like the intake, made the truck more responsive, more horsepower , and better gas mileage, made it sound a little deeper too
    (IMO). it took about an hour to install.

    I had seen that green concept V8 (which they should put into production:rolleyes:) and i liked the Satoshi, so i decided i want one too!
    -since the '11's have a different grill
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    i decided to just order an 08' grill online (~60$ shipped) and use that one for my satoshi
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    I started out using a dremel but, it was taking to damn long, so i pulled out the jigsaw 10x faster
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    i used to Fiberglass/bondo method. i've seen that some other guys have figured out other ways to do a satoshi but i didnt find out about them till after i was done with mine.
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    if there was any other way of making a Satoshi WITH OUT Bondo that would be great!!!:goingcrazy::bowdown: this was first time i ever did fiberglass and bondo work. Fiberglass wasnt bad but the bond sucked! i sanded SOO much i hated it. and it got my garage all pink too.
    so after i got it all bondo up time for some paint!!
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    first i primered it (2 coats). then flat black (3 coats), then some sort of sealer i found at Lowes?:confused: (2 coats). sorry no pics of the frame finished before the grill was added.
    i looked all over the internet to try and figure out which grill am i gonna go with?:typing: low and behold it was right here on TW!:facepalm: (thanx timsxr!) i got in on the Elusive Elements group buy.

    this is the grill primered
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    Radiator had to get painted and the horns had to be moved
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    and here it is!
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    i still have to put the emblem on (got it at the junk yard 4$!!:D) but i still gotta figure out which color to paint it? any ideas?
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    i wanted to mod something that i will see while driving, painted the deck.
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    had to keep on painting:D
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    NOW HERE COMES THE REALLY FUN PART!
    -6" Fabtech Dirt Logic Lift
    i ordered my lift from my friendly neighborhood 4Wheel Parts.
    total it cost ~2,700$. now after all that money spent i barely have enough money to buy rims and tires!:sick: (we'll get to them later) so i couldn't afford for them to install it so i did it myself!:cool:

    In total the lift took 28 hrs! with me and my neighbor working on it all weekend long!
    i had done some mechanic work before but, this install was a great hands on learning experience! I've come to appreciate my new lift and i now understand why they charge so much for labor!!!

    so lets get this started!
    looky what we got here. all nice and packaged up
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    i wonder what is in these boxes? Fabtech Dirt Logic coil overs!:D
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    here is everything all nice and organized and laid out on the floor (crossmembers are missing from the pic)
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    and so begins the tear down.
    tires off, skid plate off, flaps gone, and calipers are neatly tucked outta the way
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    Rotor off
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    Sway bar unbolted waiting to get removed
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    Knuckles off. hung the drive line cuz it was getting in the way
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    Shocks off
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    LCA off
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    waiting for the sun to come up
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    the tire is one of my neighbors old spares, my spare is on the other side. the stock wheels are getting the tires off cuz Discount Tire gave me a 250$ discount if traded in the stocks, (they only had 2,000 miles) and they also had to switch the TPS System to the new rims.

    Down comes the front differential
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    The POINT OF NO RETURN!!!!!:eek::eek::eek: frame cutting time:rolleyes:
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    Cross member cut out
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    there's no stoppin now! keep goin!!:playball:

    Caps waiting to be welded. i don't have a welder (know how to use one, but just done have one) so my buddy come over and welded the caps on for me
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    Buddy was pretty sad that i didnt want to play with him cuz i was too busy working on the truck
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    caps welded into place
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    Front cross member in
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    i didn't take any pics of the rear cross-member during the install. sorry

    here is the front diff. being put back into place (rear cross-member on the right side of the pic)
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    new coil-overs installed:eek: (iPhone pic, sorry)
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    Finally at 10:30PM everything was ready for the tires:bananadead:
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    and at 11 we finally got front tires on
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    IMG_0727_fd29345a72a7af4d1ee08615d9ae5f8d77739c7b.jpgit sits funny cuz we havent touched anything on the back (the rear is till stock)

    i didnt remember to take any pics while we were doing the rear but i snapped a pic when we finished.
    -add-a-leaf, dirt logic rear suspension, and a 3" block
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    ...
    ......
    .........

    ...................
    ................................
    :eek:

    ta-dah!!!

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    so here is how she looks after all is said and done with. ..........well.........until the next mod comes along at least.

    here are a couple of random pics:
    275/70/R18 BFG T/A wrapped around 18"x9" KMC XD Monsters
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    stock knuckles vs. Fabtech knuckles
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    stock springs vs. Fabtech springs
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    hope you guys enjoyed it
    comments, concerns, ideas?

     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    Nice man! Welcome to TW.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito No better friend, no worse enemy

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    Looks great!!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    damn dude your build thread is pretty much one big write-up! looks good!

    your next mods will be tinting your front doors and leather seats!

    there is a group buy going on right now for satoshi inserts for guys that don't want to mess with the fiberglass and bondo shit.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Frankoo1234

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    that looks sick man.. hows it riding with the lift and all done??
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    08PRELB

    08PRELB Don't Tread On Me

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    Well played sir, well played
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    jasogonz

    jasogonz [OP] Active Member

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    satoshi grill (Elusive Elements insert), 6" Fabtech Dirt Logic, 18" KMC XD Monsters, 275/70-R18 BFG T/A ko
    thanx man. window tint is a for sure!, but i'm not a fan of leather seats:(
    bondo sux!

    rides nice and high!:D but it is more stiff, i don't mind, after all it is a truck. and i still have to take it in for an alignment. it pulls ever so slightly to the right. but other than that i love it!!!:burnrubber:

    thanx. it was so much fun!
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    KAWAIANIANI

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    Nice truck man, good for you doing it your self.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    jasogonz

    jasogonz [OP] Active Member

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    satoshi grill (Elusive Elements insert), 6" Fabtech Dirt Logic, 18" KMC XD Monsters, 275/70-R18 BFG T/A ko
    thanx man :D
     
  10. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    TacoTron

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    Sick taco man!! I actually went the opposite of you i traded my taco for a sti hahaha.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    jasogonz

    jasogonz [OP] Active Member

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    i've alwawys wanted an STI!...one of these days... :bowdown:
    i loved my WRX, so much fun dirt or pavement! :burnrubber:
     
  12. Mar 28, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    Damn dude, 2011 and you're tearing straight into it. Well done. I love the combination of the monsters with the BFG A/T
     
  13. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    nick

    nick MURDERED_TACO

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    DAMN!!!!! that trucks badass! did the afe intake help power or mpg?? and how hard was the deck to get off and paint? looks sick....
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    jasogonz

    jasogonz [OP] Active Member

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    i actually got a little inspiration from your truck :D

    thanx bro.!!

    the intake helped with power and i gained maybe like 1 or 2 mpg but then it all went away when i put my lift on. i couldn't for the life of me get the face plate off of the radio deck so i just taped all the important stuff and painted it.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    wolfdog2314

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    Awesome truck.

    I agree with tinting the front windows. Maybe taking off the "trd sport" decal too.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Wheres Francis?

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    no mods until the warranty is up!
    looks really good dude :thumbsup:
     
  17. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    bLaCkMETALTaCoMA

    bLaCkMETALTaCoMA tacomood

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    great building... i can't imagine myself building that up..
     
  18. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    JNome

    JNome Made in Maine.... Yessah bub!

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    Damn dude... ambitious start but looks sick. Nice work:thumbsup:
     
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