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mattygaff's 2006 Tacoma V6 SR5 4X4 Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by mattygaff, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    mattygaff

    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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    We bought this new in December 2005. Only recently have I decided to start doing some mods to it. Here's my plans in no particular order:

    To Do List
    - Clean TB (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/94203-how-throttle-body-cleaning-2005-v6.html)

    Completed Mods
    - Bilstein 5100's in all 4 corners (Dec 2013)
    - Wheels - Eagle 16" bead locks (Dec 2013)
    - Tires - 275/65/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers (Dec 2013)
    - Toytec add a leafs (Dec 2013)
    - BHLM (Jan 2014)
    - Plastidip'd the grill (Jan 2014)
    - Model T grill emblem from Andres (Jan 2014)
    - ImMrYo rearview mirror relocation bracket (Feb 2014)
    - Mounted mag light on side of front seat (Apr 2014)
    - GTA iPhone adapter
    - Tailgate antitheft hose clamps (Apr 2014)
    - Tailgate reinforcement (Apr 2014) (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...new-run-05-steel-tailgate-reinforcements.html)
    - Black rubber Toyota floor mats (May 2014)
    - Console organizer (http://www.salexorganizers.com/Console_Organizer.php) (Jun 2014)
    - Glove box organizer (Dec 2014)
    - Cue ball shifter (8mm X 1.25) (Feb 2015)
    - Rhino Lined the tailgate reinforcement panel - $100 (Mar 2015)
    - Rhino Lined the rear bumper - $140 (Apr 2015)
    - Plastidip badges, exhaust tip (Apr 2015)
    - Clean MAF (April 2015)

    I'll post updates as they occur. Thanks for following along, and please offer up any advice you may have.

    - Matt

    CURRENT:
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    Before I started doing mods:
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    Reminders:
    M1-209 Mobil 1 oil filter + 6 qts of 5w-30
    44 psi
     
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  2. Nov 26, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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    Box from Toytec showed up yesterday, and just got a call from the freight company that they're delivering wheels & tires tomorrow .... :oldglory:
     
  3. Nov 27, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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  4. Nov 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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    Installed an add a leaf, bilsteins, new rims and new tires on the rear end. Ran out of time/energy/daylight so the front end gets the business tomorrow AM. My first attempt at leaf springs and shocks - went well and I enjoyed it. Installing the add a leafs was like a tough wrestling match. :drunk:
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2013 at 4:52 AM
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    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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    The front end is kickin my ass! Every single nut/bolt is fighting me. I bought some spring compressors from Advance Auto and holy crap those bastards are hard to compress enough for the 1.75" setting. Heading back out now to re-engage.

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  6. Dec 4, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Check out my Build
    Going to look sweet! How did the front turn out??
     
  7. Dec 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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    We'll I'm learning some hard lessons, as per SOP. I tried to compress the front springs myself and that was seriously sphincteriffic. Didn't help that I had the spring plate on upside down and an unnecessary bushing installed, so when I tried to install it on the truck there was no way it would fit. Had a local shop do the shock build for me the right way, which I'm embarrassed by, and it cost me $98!!!! Got em back today, will install mañana AM. I hope.

    Also decided to replace the sway bar links & ball joints since they're stock and I damaged them during tear down. So that added $220 to this deal. Awesome.

    This will be Day 3 that I do battle with the front end. I will emerge victorious!:crapstorm:
     
  8. Dec 5, 2013 at 5:18 AM
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    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Yikes... That sucks man. I had mine done for this reason. It's my DD and I couldn't afford to be without it for more than the day it took to be finished. Wish I had a second vehicle so I could have learned a little though!

    GL tomorrow!
     
  9. Dec 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    mattygaff [OP] Beat em

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    Work ran way late today, so I couldn't get to it. Looks so sorry. Sunrise tomorrow...

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  10. Dec 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    DONE!!!

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    I took some on the chin though ...

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

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  11. Dec 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    :thumbsup:

    Haha looking a little beat up!
     
  12. Dec 7, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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    Lost a few battles, but won the war! :oldglory:
     
  13. Dec 25, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Yeah!!! Thank you!!!!
     
  14. Dec 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Good to go!
     
  15. Dec 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    Windoors?
     
  16. Dec 25, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    Now I'm trackin. Those things are a MUST. Love em.
     
  17. Dec 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    Sooo.. When can I expect mine in the mail? ;) :joke:
     
  18. Dec 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Put some Hawk brake pads on the front end. Got 80k miles out of the stock pads - I'll take that all day long. Planning to plastidip some badging mañana.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2014 at 7:02 PM
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    Been raining so no Derpin. Maybe tomorrow. Did the chalk trick to adjust my tires to the right pressures today - 44 psi. My last set of tires got cupped badly well before the end of their tread life, and with how much they cost, I want to do everything I can to make these last.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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    Plasti-dip'd / Derp'd the grill and installed the Model T emblem from Andres today. I also managed to completely ruin my headlights as I was attempting to restore them, so I'm on the hunt for some replacements ......

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