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kigmob's 97 Black Toyota Tacoma Ext. Cab 4x4 V6 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by kigmob, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    kigmob

    kigmob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man! blacking out the grille looks so much better than chrome IMO. And its easy to touch up with a can of Dupli-Color Trim Paint. Thats what I use for it all. If I would have had the cash laying around, I would have went with a tube/plate bumper. But it turns out I REALLY like the black replacement bumper. It is easy to touch up as well.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    Yeah, I would love to have a winch bumper myself, but right now it is not in the cards.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    kigmob

    kigmob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ICON/TC MidTravel TRD Supercharger
    Did a lot of work on the truck this past weekend. I finally finished the install of my MidTravel kit.

    Front:
    - I added TC UCA's to go along with my ICON Ext. Travel C/O's.

    Rear:
    - I added the ICON 3 Leaf AAL along with ICON VS 2.0 Monotube rear shocks.

    Other things:
    - Cleaned up and painted the rear axle/drums
    - Painted visible part of spindles
    - Rotated tires while off
    - Adjusted driver side coilover
    - Cleaned up coilovers
    - Dropped spare tire and cleaned it/checked pressure
    - Hand wash
    - Stickers :D
    - Added a little Kicker 10" sub

    And now for pics!
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    Also, me and dyl0n installed his Maxtrac spindles, Fox 2.0 Coilovers, TC UCA's, 4" Allpro expos, Allpro U-bolt flip kit, Fox 2.0 rear shocks, extended brake lines, Brembo rotors, Hawk LTS pads, and 17" SCS Stealth 6 wheels wrapped in 285/70/17 BFG All Terrains. :cool:
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    Next Up:
    - Wheelers extended front brake lines
    - Rear plate bumper
    - Power steering flush
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  4. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    Tiotaboy

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    Hey man nice truck what size and what are the deminsions of your wheels like back spacing and all that good stuff
     
  5. Jul 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    kigmob

    kigmob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. The wheels are 15x8 with 3.75 BS and -19mm offset.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    Tiotaboy

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    No problem how much for the set of 4 if you don't mind me asking
     
  7. Jul 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    kigmob

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    Im actually looking to get rid of them and get some flat black pro comp 7069s. Buy mine haha :p. Nah but http://4wheelonline.com has GREAT prices right now on pro comp wheels and include free shipping. Check it out.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    Lumpskie

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    Toytec 16" coilovers with Tundra Bilstein 5100s, Light Racing UCAs, Alcan Leafs with Orbit Eyes, 12" Bilstein 7100 short Bodies, ARB rear locker, 33x12.5 Duratracs, CBI sliders, Bushwacker fender flares, self made front bumper, M8000, Vision X 6.7" Hi/Lo Beam HIDs, full skids, Inchworm dual case setup - 15º clocking
    Awesome build, man. Hey, when you get a chance, post up what kind of wheel travel your getting up front!
     
  9. Jul 30, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    kigmob

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    Thanks!! And alright man, I'll try to do that one day after work this week!
     
  10. Aug 9, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Sub'd. Sick truck man. Love what you've done with it. Picked up a 97 last week myself. Can't wait to get dirty workin on it.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    kigmob

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    Thanks man! Gonna be a blast working on it!
     
  12. Aug 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    kigmob

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    Got my new Pro Comp 7069's installed!
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    Next Up:
    Install Wheeler's extended front brake lines
    Power steering flush
    Bumpers

    Front and rear bumpers will also be added very soon. As for the rear, I currently have a custom plate bumper being made. For the front, I will be getting a Demello tube bumper from a fellow TW member in exchange for some Icon UCA's. Will post pics once the bumpers are installed!
     
  13. Sep 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    kigmob

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    Just a quick update.

    Got a custom rear plate bumper made by RAT Products (isu2014). He did some awesome work! It is the EXACT bumper I have always wanted. A link to the rear bumper I purchased can be accessed here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...n-rear-off-road-bumpers-sale.html#post7370509 It's the second bumper.

    Anyways here's some pics of the bumper installed. I added my own license plate light. All I used was a small piece of angled iron from Lowes and an LED light bar with 3M tape on the back from Autozone. I wired it in to one of my original license plate lights and it works perfectly.
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    I also got around to replacing my front window trim. It looks so much better! I noticed my gas cap was getting old and cracking. So I replaced it too.
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    Last but not least :D, I received a Demello front tube bumper from SCRunner12 as part of a trade we worked out. I just need to get an aluminum skid for it and then it will be ready to mount up! As for now, here's what it looks like.
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  14. Sep 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Tiotaboy

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    Hey I ordered a pro comp 1069 wheel as a trial but don't have a socket to get my tires and wheels off so did yours clear your calipers??
     
  15. Sep 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    Yea they did.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    Ok how much did they sticker your tires out?
     
  17. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    Nice job man. Wanting to black my front end out too
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  18. Sep 16, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    kigmob

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    It would look sick all black man!
     
  19. Sep 16, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    Got a skid for the bumper and mounted it up! I love it! Here's a few pics.

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    I am currently waiting for my Trail Gear turn signal kit to come in so I can get rid of the zip tied turn signals.

    Also added these cool shackles to my rear bumper :D

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  20. Sep 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    dYL0n

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    Bro you're in Australia?
     
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