1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Mikes 07 Taco Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Mikes 07 Taco, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM
    #1
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    ROUND 2. Got rid of the lime green, stickers, and spacers...

    Mods so far:
    -Weathertech floor mats
    -Viper keyless entry system
    -Satoshi grille
    -Debadged
    -Rebadged with "Taco" in black
    -Removed mud flaps
    -Horn relocation
    -Painted radiator
    -Falken 265/75/16
    -MB wheels
    -Bluetooth Grom for factory stereo
    -5000k Retrofit Source Prectors
    -Bilstein 5100's front and rear
    -Eibach coils
    -1'' Block for the rear
    -PIAA off-road lights behind satoshi

    [​IMG]
    For your viewing pleasure...

    This is how it sits today
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The day I bought it.
    [​IMG]

    Alright the first thing I did was removed the hideous hub caps
    [​IMG]

    Then, I ordered my grey weather tech floor mats. I don't have a pic, but im sure everyone knows what they look like here

    Decided I should take it mudding with almost bald tires and factory everything :rolleyes: turns out that's a good way to get stuck.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Next were the tires. I got my Falken 265/75/16 from discount shortly after buying the truck
    [​IMG]

    Debadged and MB wheels from discount, not a good pic, but it's the only one I can find.
    [​IMG]

    Ordered my Ebay black housing headlights. Turns out they aren't sealed well but that was an easy fix
    [​IMG]

    Shortly after this I installed a bluetooth grom for my factory stereo. I found it online for about $110 and it was totally worth every penny. I got an aux port, USB port and of course bluetooth wireless syncing.

    How it sat right after, with blacked out toyota emblem and me and a friend of mines BMX box project
    [​IMG]

    Satoshi is easily my favorite mod and I got to buy one of these
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The grill when it was plasti dipped instead of painted to match
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Factory MB wheels vs Plasti dip
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    HID kit
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Decided I need to show off the truck even when I'm not in it
    [​IMG]

    Latest mod, traded my factory 07 tails for tinted 11s
    [​IMG]

    Retrofit
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    BILSTEIN 5100's!!! FRONT AND REAR WITH EIBACHS!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Got rid of the tails and stickers and douchey stuff (flag at san luis pass doesn't count) and left her looking pretty
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    My friend and I showing off our retrofits
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  2. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM
    #2
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Holy crap these pics are massive and I don't even know why
     
  3. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM
    #3
    Dark_Taco

    Dark_Taco Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7576
    Messages:
    725
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    08' TRD Rugged Trail Edition
    The plasta dip on your wheels looks great.....interested as to how well they will hold up over time.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM
    #4
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Thanks man. I did it about 6 months ago and it's still holding up really well. I figured it would be peeling by now, but it looks pretty much just like it does in that picture
     
  5. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM
    #5
    Dark_Taco

    Dark_Taco Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7576
    Messages:
    725
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    08' TRD Rugged Trail Edition
    Good to know. I might try this with my rugged trail wheels
     
  6. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM
    #6
    Large

    Large Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Not wasting time I see. Looks good.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM
    #7
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    You should do it. It's an easy process and if you don't like it there is always removing it. I did mine while still on the truck. I jut put a bag over the brakes and started spraying the wheel
     
  8. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM
    #8
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Thanks a lot man. I've had it for almost 3 years now though, so it's a pretty slow thing
     
  9. Dec 8, 2012 at 12:38 AM
    #9
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Tinted the 3rd break light today, pretty terrifying thing actually but i think it came out pretty good.
    [​IMG]

    I also removed the black "6.0" sticker and added a lime green fox sticker to match the "Taco" and my potential lime green and black theme. Not the best pictures because it's dark, but I'm sure there are more to come.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM
    #10
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    [​IMG]

    Washed the taco and put a few extra coats of plasti dip on the wheels. Oh and added the FJ Toyota badge.
    What y'all think?
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM
    #11
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    [​IMG]
    Almost forgot this one...Heaven sent Taco
     
  12. Sep 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
    #12
    JdevTac

    JdevTac Negative Ghostrider

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Member:
    #70234
    Messages:
    1,644
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    GA
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD-OR 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    I came for Kate Upton, and stayed for the build.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM
    #13
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    I knew she would get some attention
     
  14. Sep 20, 2013 at 7:05 PM
    #14
    Robotoco

    Robotoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Member:
    #105905
    Messages:
    283
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Roberto
    NC
    looks good man
     
  15. Sep 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM
    #15
    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35468
    Messages:
    6,425
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Buffalo NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC 2.7 4x4
    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
  16. Sep 20, 2013 at 10:56 PM
    #16
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Thanks guys. Worked hard on her. I actually have a question for y'all though. How difficult is it to replace the ball joints on the upper control arm for these things?
     
  17. Nov 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM
    #17
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Just a couple recent mods to update.

    Mounted the PIAA's to fit the Toyota badge in between
    [​IMG]

    Had a little photo shoot with some bro's after a little offroad fun[​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Got me a sweet high lift jack
    [​IMG]


    Retrofitted an HID kit into y PIAA's. Sealed the crap out of them because I have condensation.

    [​IMG]

    Removed Toyota badge and added yellow line-x'd fogs. HID's for those are still in the mail.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Nov 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM
    #18
    Mikes 07 Taco

    Mikes 07 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Member:
    #92573
    Messages:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    League City, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 PreRunner
    Weathertech floor mats, BHLM, 2011 tinted tails, mbwheels plasti dipped black, Falken 32s, Satoshi grill, shorty antenna, debadged
    Oh and I ordered LR UCA's so those are on the way too
     
  19. Nov 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM
    #19
    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53109
    Messages:
    1,548
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Double cab SR5 4x4
    Check the build
    came for tits, stayed for the truck :cookiemonster:
     
  20. Nov 28, 2013 at 7:06 PM
    #20
    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35468
    Messages:
    6,425
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Buffalo NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC 2.7 4x4
    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Here for boobs. Satisfied.
     
To Top