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MadTaco Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Phessor, May 31, 2017.

  1. May 31, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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    Phessor

    Phessor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have enjoyed looking through the many build threads that have helped me with my project. I plan to add more updates as I continue to work on my Tacoma. Feel free to ask questions. thank you.


    MadTaco Build Thread

    How I got it:


    Mid Level build:









    Latest iteration:
    20200607_154330.jpg

    Specs:
    1998 TRD 4wd Xtra Cab
    5VZ-FE 3.4L V6
    5 Speed manual
    Current mileage 311,000+

    Engine:
    Custom 3” intake tube
    Volvo MAF sensor upgrade
    ARB Safari snorkel
    TRD headers
    2016 Tacoma CAT back exhaust
    Oil catch can
    Remote oil filter
    Champion aluminum radiator (third one)
    150 Amp GM alternator
    Dual batteries
    Spiker Engineering hood struts

    Front Suspension:
    King coil overs
    JBA high caster upper control arms
    Toyota Bump Stops
    Diff drop kit
    Extended diff breather
    Extended stainless steel brake lines
    Manual locking hub conversion
    Tundra brake upgrade
    4:88 gears

    Rear Suspension:
    OME Dakars with OME AAL
    ICON 3 leaf progressive AAL
    Custom shock relocation
    Fox 2.0 with remote reservoir
    Ruff Stuff ubolt flip kit
    Firestone airbag system
    Extended diff breather
    Extended stainless steel brake line
    Front Range rear frame plates
    Boxed frame and new upper shock mounts
    4:88 gears

    Wheels/Tires:
    3rd Gen 4Runner Limited 16x7" wheels
    BF Goodrich 255/85R16 KM3’s
    With matching spare

    Exterior:
    PrinSu Cab Rack
    Two Plano cases mounted to roof rack for tools and recovery gear
    AZ TRD bed side decals
    De-badged
    Poly body mounts
    2nd Gen bed track rails
    Custom bed rack
    Smittybilt basket mounted to rack
    Dobinsons 4x4 Roll Out Awning 6.5FT x 9.8FT
    Relentless Fabrication dual fuel can holder on swing out
    Front Range dual fuel can holder on rack
    Added Pre-Runner mud flaps

    Interior:
    1st Gen Tacoma driver seat
    2002 Tacoma double cab center console
    Gentex 177 Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Compass Temperature
    Ultra Gauge
    Dual USB plug
    AUX stereo plug
    Panavise trim mount for mobile phone
    3 Ram-Mount balls on center dash
    Outback RCHI97 roof console
    3rd Gen 4Runner lighted ignition ring
    3rd gen 4Runner glove box light
    Cabela's seat covers
    Sound deadener

    Armor / Recovery enhancements:
    ARB bull bar
    Warn M8000 winch
    Rat Products full skid plate protection
    Rat Products rear bumper with custom swing out tire carrier
    Stubbs Sliders
    The MAX™ multipurpose tool
    Krazy Beaver shovel
    Maxtrax recovery boards
    60” Hi-Lift X-TREME jack
    Viair onboard air compressor with tank and front and rear QD air chucks

    Lighting:
    Really, really bright headlights
    2001-2004 tail light assemblies
    CBI ditch light brackets with Rigid LED pods
    Warn 7" dual beam driving lights on ARB bumper
    Diode Dynamics fog lights in ARB bumper
    LED lights on side of bed rack
    LED lights on back of bed rack
    LED pod on rear tire carrier
    LED light bar mounted on back of basket
    Four switch ash tray bracket
    LED light strip under hood
    Turn signal mod in front marker light housing
    Blue Sea fuse block and relays mounted on custom tray

    Communication:
    Kenwood TM-D710G APRS dual band amateur radio
    Two Diamond dual band amateur radio antennas on roof
    Spare antenna cable for hand held Yaesu VX-5R Tri-band amateur radio
    Samsung Galaxy E Lite 7.0 with APRSDroid mapping
    Mobilinkd TNC2.2
    External GPS antenna with booster
    Uniden PRO520XL CB and Wilson antenna
    SureCall mobile booster
    FCC call sign: W9DTM

    Audio:
    Factory dual DIN AM/FM, CD & cassette
    Morel component front speakers
    Pioneer rear speakers
    Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Powered 8" Subwoofer
    iSimple USB FM radio integration module

    Misc:
    Grey wire mod

    Future Plans:
    ??????????????

    Instagram
    Overland.Arizona
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    Phessor

    Phessor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Went ahead and replaced my 2nd Gen 4Runner seat with a 1st Gen Tacoma seat. I like the feel of the 4Runner seat better, but it sat to low and the seat belt didn't clamp just right.
    Shell LED lighting

    Awning

    iSimple USB FM radio integration module

    3rd Gen 4Runner lit ignition ring

    Oil catch can

    2nd Gen 4runner driver seat

    2003 Tacoma double cab center console

    Overhead HAM radio speakers and map light rear view mirror

    Light switch panel and RAM mounts

    Rear bumper LED's

    Hi-Lift jack, The MAX mount and 2nd Gen bed rails

    ABS washer fluid reservoir
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    Phessor

    Phessor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is my completed aux fuse box and relay mount (one relay died)

    Here is my deck mod

    And my current COMs

    Also pictured is my Ultra Gauge, light switch's, emergency flashlight and Hula girl.
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2017 at 7:41 PM
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    Phessor

    Phessor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Some of my travels here in Arizona
     
  5. Jun 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Phessor

    Phessor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Received my Rat products rear bumper yesterday.


    Started working on it today.



    Will try to get the tire carrier put together tomorrow.
     
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  6. Jun 8, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    Phessor

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    Mostly done, it needs cleaned up and painted.
     
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  7. Jun 8, 2017 at 4:02 PM
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    Phessor

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  8. Jun 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Phessor

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    Got my Rat products skid plates mounted.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    J_Moto

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    Looking good! Subed :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    Bumper and tire carrier are painted, but it got to dark to finish tonight.

     
  11. Jun 14, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    All wrapped up.
     
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  12. Jul 1, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    Added a Hi-Lift jack mount to my tire carrier.

    Then for added reassurance I added a push-pin lock with lanyard to my latch.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    buckmaster243

    buckmaster243 I don’t know what to do with my hands

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    Sweet truck man!
     
  14. Jul 1, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    Thank you, I still have a long ways to go.
     
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  15. Jul 2, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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    2002Tacoma4x4

    2002Tacoma4x4 TRD 4x4 double cab

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    and now selling it ?:confused:
     
  16. Jul 2, 2017 at 6:38 PM
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    Phessor

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    No, just threw it out there. Not for awhile
     
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  17. Jul 10, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    Phessor

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    Out for a little drive.
     
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  18. Jul 23, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    Phessor

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    Bit the bullet and ordered the following upgrades:
    Supercharger
    TRD headers
    Snow Performance Stage 2 meth injection
    Denso IK22 Iridium Power Spark Plug
    170 degree thermostat
    Timing belt kit with water pump

    Larger injectors are on back order.
     
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  19. Jul 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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    Phessor

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    Also ordered a set of King front shocks and JBA UCA's
     
  20. Jul 23, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    Phessor

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    And a used set of spindles with manual hubs.
     
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