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LadyTaco's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by LadyTaco, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. LadyTaco

    LadyTaco [OP] True Blonde O:)

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    K&N engine air filter, roof rack, rain guards, bed cover, tail gate lock, flash light mounts, shift knob, light bar, truck bed shovel mount, washable cabin air filter, and Billet Style 14" ANTENNA.
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    Well, my first mod was changing my whole ride entirely... :turtleride:...So in September 2010 I did some selling and buying.

    I sold my first car, an 03 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4x4 (a.k.a. Money pit :frusty:)
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    Minus having to replace everything but the engine, she was so much fun. I didn't get much for it, but it was a nice amount to help with a down payment :woot:

    Then, I bought a new 11 Tacoma TRD Sport (a.k.a. LadyTaco) :bowdown:
    [Stock]
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    I swear those sun spots were not photoshopped... it was just a magical moment aawwweee :rolleyes:...

    So for the minor mods:

    OEM Roof rack, EGR in channel rain gaurds, OEM step bar (later removed), front window tint, and a tonneau tri fold bed cover

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    McGaurd tailgate lock
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    TRD tag thingie-mejig
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    D Cell flashlight mount (plus Husky floor liners)
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    AA flashlight mount (Organizers made with Nature Valley Granola Bar boxes ;) )
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    TRD Shift Knob
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    **EDIT 6/3/2013**

    Got my light bar in, powder coated and mounted. Thanks to Brandon at Avid Off Road + Jeff and Brian at Live Wire Powder Coating!! :D
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    My Dad and I built a shovel mount from Benson X's write up. It was a lot of fun to make and turned out great. I've painted it black but haven't snapped another shot yet. The shovel is my size :rolleyes:.
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    Did the Washable Cabin Air Filter mod by 05Moose
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    **EDIT 6/3/2013**

    Removed my step bar
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    **EDIT 11/6/2014**

    Finally got my BFGs... 265/70R17 on Stock Suspension and a Billet Style 14" ANTENNA
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    Flag Pole Mount...Here are my notes (don't laugh :laughing:)
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    Materials and Assembly :smash:
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    Then I sanded and spray painted...One happy flier :plane: :)yay: ARRRGGGHHHH
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    Cell Phone Mount
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FHX9OK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    It's still no where near all the other amazing trucks on here!! :eek:

    Future Mods in Mind:
    Power Sliding Rear Window
    TRD Exhaust
    Small lift or level
    Bed liner (plus lock Mod)



    THANKS EVERYONE!
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2014
  2. mosier4x4

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    tint, wheel spacers, kenwood head unit, JL Audio 6x9's
    sweet ride! love the maglite setup on the seat
     
  3. NCTacoma

    NCTacoma Well-Known Member

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    OME 2.5" lift, 285/75/16 Fierce Attitude, 16x8 Konig Countersteer wheels, BAMF sliders, Wicked Flow muffler, Leer 100R Shell, Weathertechs
    Looking good.
     
  4. Brian007Taco

    Brian007Taco 007Taco

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    OME 885 with 5100's in front, TSB and AAL with 5125's in back. 30" light bar in the valance.
    Nice truck. Is it my imagination or did your truck get lowered at some point?
     
  5. Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now
    Awesome build! Non Photoshopped sun spots lol!!
    I gotta do both those mag lite mods in my truck.
    Thanks for the reminder. :)
     
  6. david2011sr5

    david2011sr5 Well-Known Member

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    afe pro dry, weather tech floor liners,5100's on all four corners@ 0, eibach 620 coils. toytec 3/4" spacer driver/s & passenger/s, rear spring tsb w/toytec 1" blocks, 4runner sport wheels, in channel vent visors, 1.25 spidertrax wheel spacers on the front, Wet Okole's, smity tow hook.
    I was going to buy one of the mcgaurd tailgate locks on amazon but read in the reviews that it didn't work on the tacoma's, obviously that not true. Did you have to do anything to get it to work?
     
  7. LadyTaco

    LadyTaco [OP] True Blonde O:)

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    K&N engine air filter, roof rack, rain guards, bed cover, tail gate lock, flash light mounts, shift knob, light bar, truck bed shovel mount, washable cabin air filter, and Billet Style 14" ANTENNA.
    Thank you! :D
    Thank you! :p
    Well, I'm seeing what you're seeing but I have not had my truck lowered... What it more than likely is, is that I'm a shitty photographer and decided that holding the camera at a downward angle was a smart idea :crazy: The street angles down too, but not sure if that's contributing to the effect... I will try to take a better shot of it again.
    Ya welcome :wink:
    Well, the issue that folks are having with it is this:
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    So you can see, that it pushes the gate out just a little so it's not even when closed anymore. I'm not sure if this will cause issues over time, but it is so minor (cosmetically) that I don't mind for now (another reason to get a Dremel ;)). As long as you tighten it down and position it correctly, the gate moves with ease and latches as it did before without the lock on. :broccoli: I hope that helps :)
     
  8. Brian007Taco

    Brian007Taco 007Taco

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    OME 885 with 5100's in front, TSB and AAL with 5125's in back. 30" light bar in the valance.
    That might be it. I thought maybe the previous owner may have lowered it. I was mainly looking at where the tires are compared to where the top of the wheel well is. It's dark, so that could have something to do with it.
     
  9. LadyTaco

    LadyTaco [OP] True Blonde O:)

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    K&N engine air filter, roof rack, rain guards, bed cover, tail gate lock, flash light mounts, shift knob, light bar, truck bed shovel mount, washable cabin air filter, and Billet Style 14" ANTENNA.
    Well I'm now wondering if my mechanic is playing tricks on me and lowered it because I am the original owner :eek: SICK JOKE!!!! That, or it's getting old and gravity is taking its toll. LOL No no, I'm just a bad photo taker.

    I would love to lift it just a hair but need to do tons more research on that. :typing: I know zip about lift kits, etc.
     
  10. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    Good lookin truck, glad to see you are enjoying it!

    Get that thing lifted haha, everyone loves lifted trucks haha.
     
  11. choppersx

    choppersx ZoMbiE aLeRt

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    Lifted Bilstein shocks 5100's Front set 1.75, Rear set 1.5 ICON 3 Leaf Progressive add on / Lights-Retrofit with Halos & interior Dome / Tinted windows/AFE PRo Dry Air Filter / Go Rhino Bars / Flowmaster Exhaust 50 series
    Wow! Welcome, you been busy ;) Very nice! looks good. Kool mods :thumbsup: Keep it up
     
  12. LadyTaco

    LadyTaco [OP] True Blonde O:)

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    K&N engine air filter, roof rack, rain guards, bed cover, tail gate lock, flash light mounts, shift knob, light bar, truck bed shovel mount, washable cabin air filter, and Billet Style 14" ANTENNA.
    Thank you! Lifts really do catch an eye, I can't deny it. :drool:

    Thank you! :D
     
  13. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    Why did I type so many hahas? I need to stop doing that
     
  14. Brian007Taco

    Brian007Taco 007Taco

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    OME 885 with 5100's in front, TSB and AAL with 5125's in back. 30" light bar in the valance.
    Oh! Insert foot in mouth!
     
  15. david2011sr5

    david2011sr5 Well-Known Member

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    afe pro dry, weather tech floor liners,5100's on all four corners@ 0, eibach 620 coils. toytec 3/4" spacer driver/s & passenger/s, rear spring tsb w/toytec 1" blocks, 4runner sport wheels, in channel vent visors, 1.25 spidertrax wheel spacers on the front, Wet Okole's, smity tow hook.
    Well, the issue that folks are having with it is this:
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    So you can see, that it pushes the gate out just a little so it's not even when closed anymore. I'm not sure if this will cause issues over time, but it is so minor (cosmetically) that I don't mind for now (another reason to get a Dremel ;)). As long as you tighten it down and position it correctly, the gate moves with ease and latches as it did before without the lock on. :broccoli: I hope that helps :)[/QUOTE] ah, I see. I doubt that would give you any problems but to make sure I'd buy the dremel ;)
     
  16. 2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Brute Force Bumpers: rear & custom front tube, Saw-A-Way Racerunner 2.5 Coilovers with Total Chaos UCAs. Icon AAL.
    Lol @ the liberty. Surprised on the engine front, their usually pretty crap like everything else on those rolling turds.

    Nice upgrade. Should consider some seat covers in the future.
     
  17. LadyTaco

    LadyTaco [OP] True Blonde O:)

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    K&N engine air filter, roof rack, rain guards, bed cover, tail gate lock, flash light mounts, shift knob, light bar, truck bed shovel mount, washable cabin air filter, and Billet Style 14" ANTENNA.
    Rolling turds! Bahaha! :D I definitely like the looks of the Wet Okoles I see everyone sporting!
     
  18. 2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Keep an eye on the Group Buy section. WO deals are pretty common, seem to be a few per year.
     
  19. jgunccrugby

    jgunccrugby Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma Seat Covers, Tacoma Kick Guards, Nerf Bars, Front window tint. To come: Bull Bar
    Good start!
     
  20. k9cop

    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    CST 3.5" spindles, King 2.5 rr ,All Pro Expo's, Ext. Billy 5100's rear, Ext rear All Pro brake lines, LR UCA's, debadged, Cobra 29,2ft firestick, satoshi by jim, ARB front bumper, Smittybuilt xrc8 winch, wethatecs, bhlm also by jimbob, belgium malinois and German Shepherd in bed
    Great looking truck. Gotta love black!!
     
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