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Keeping track of my modest improvements

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Bullzi511Tacoma06, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

    Bullzi511Tacoma06 [OP] KCCO

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    OK guys, as I keep making changes to my truck, I figured I would start a thread to keep up with it evolving. It won't be as elaborate as most of the other builds, but maybe in time I can get it to be everything I ever wanted it to be (other than black and manual ;) )

    The beginning - August 2006
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    The truck stayed the same until March 2010 when I swapped tail lights

    Before:
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    After:
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    Close ups:
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    Next came my my TRD 3rd brake light cover and my antennaX
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    Then, I swapped out my headlights.
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    I picked up these at AutoZone (#194; $9.99) and installed them last night. It's pretty cool, they change between 7 colors supposedly. Something brighter and different than the regular orange bulb, and it's behind the orange reflector so it's not showing different colors unless you're close up. It just looks like the reflector is changing between different shades of orange.

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    I tried to capture a few different colors on my iPhone:
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    Weathertechs (better pics to come)
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    48 LEDs dome light installed
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    Bike Mounts Installed:Not as sturdy as I would like, going to keep modifying the mounting until I can get them to fit tightly. But they got the job done for my camping trip 6 hours away.
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    Getting unloaded at the campsite: It was LOADED down from the backseat's floorboard to the tailgate. Two people, 3 days/2 nights = a lot of stuff!
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    Finally installed Apexcone Raptor HID Kit (for fog lights; 35w/6000k)
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    More pics:
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    Thanks to ChaseUA, the toolbox aka 4 leaf clover was found and purchased.
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    Changed it up a bit. Swapped the angel eyes to BHLM. Waiting on the color matched grille to get in the mail. A buddy of mine from here hooked me up with some 35w, 6000k HID headlights so my fogs & headlights will match. :) Thanks Tony!

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    New look for front complete!

    In the near future mods:

    Tinted Windows
    New Windshield


    Further off mods:
    SockMonkey badging (working on design now)
    Black or Black/Chrome wheels (might just paint my rims black)
    Spidertrax wheel spacers (maybe)
    Working on some project AR 17" wheels. May keep them, may sell them, we'll see.


    Last Updated: 5/25/11
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    sweet looking ride.......
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    Thank you! I like the look of yours as well.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Lookin good!!!;) Keep the mods coming!!!:D
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    Thanks! :) I plan on doing a lot more mods
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Awesome!!! Make sure to keep us posted and take lots of pics!!!:D
     
  7. Mar 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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  8. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Nice!!!!;)
     
  9. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    captain.cardinal1

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    I just had my sport wheels powdercoated and ordered black trd centerxaps, looks like a whole new truck. Might be a good start for you instead of painting.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    looks great Bullzi. excellent start.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    very nice!! looks like someone caught the mod bug lol. keep us updated!
     
  12. Mar 27, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Thanks again! Figured I'd fill in what I want to do so yall could have an idea of where my truck is going.

    That's a great idea. I guess depending on how much that costs, I could possibly go with that.

    Thank you!

    Thank you! Yes, I do believe I did. TW is making my pockets a lot lighter, but I am enjoying the mods and really love the way my truck is looking.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    sweet truck...where'd you get those headlights??
     
  14. Mar 29, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    7" Kenwood in dash nav system, infinity speakers throughout and many more things to come.
    It's good to see of couple of Louisiana folks in one thread. Bullzi the truck is looking great so far. Keep us updated with more pics as you go.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Bucwld- thanks! It seems I am slowly, but surely coming across other Louisiana Tacomas. I'm sure glad my cousin told me about this website. It's given me some great ideas.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:43 AM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    Weathertechs and fog lights should arrive tomorrow! Bike mounts Friday. Hoping they're early, going camping all weekend and could really use them.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    good start :)
     
  19. Mar 31, 2010 at 4:58 AM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    Thanks Kelson! :)

    I updated the OP with pics of my new LED parking lights. I never dreamed that I would put so much thought into lightbulbs!
     
  20. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    Nice lookin TRUCK and those Headlights are awesome. Good Job so far. Enjoy it.
     
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