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modest taco build

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Rolis12, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Mar 22, 2015 at 10:59 PM
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    Rolis12

    Rolis12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I just want to post the progress of my new 2015 auto convenience package taco. trying to get close to SR5 package without paying the factory price or chrome/painted bumpers.

    What Ive done:

    Fat Bob's Garage front spacer.

    Rear TRD shocks
    SR5 Intermittent wiper switch
    Charcoal filter removed
    AFE Dry Pro S
    15x7 Ion Alloy Wheels

    Goodyear Wrangler trailmark 31s
    OEM Running Boards
    SR5 sun visors w/extenders

    SR5 Chrome grille
    Ebay Fog lights w/switch and LED yellow bulbs
    HID 35w 5000k DDM Hi/Lows
    Dual USB charging port
    OEM backup Camera
    RuggedT SR5 decal

    Ebay stubby TRD antenna
    Sound dampening with Frost King & DP insulation
    JBL GTO938 6x9 speakers
    Kenwood KSC SW11 sub

    Planning on..
    REgear 4:10 and or a LCE header.

    Thanks for looking

     
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  2. Mar 22, 2015 at 11:05 PM
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  3. Mar 23, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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    Found an ad on craigslist for a taco tailgate with backup camera. Offered the guy $50 bucks just for the cam and BAM! I got OEM backup camera now! It was super easy to install because I was pre-wired for it!
    Took 20 minutes since i didnt have a T30 bit for my drill and now i have an extra harness because the guy gave me that too.
    Nice unexpected upgrade to get me even closer to the SR5 package which is $3200 more at the dealer.


    camera
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    after taking off the 15 t30 screws and thats the blank insert the cables are plugged into
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    Finished product
    tacoma_zpsvgbew3rx_a30e0b3739c9fad4cc006fee315ac1a83d2e3768.jpg
     
  4. Mar 23, 2015 at 7:57 PM
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    Nice. Subtle and lo-pro, yet all the stuff you could want.

    If you're looking to lift the truck so that it rides level with no rake, you don't need to put in the spacers, just wait a year or two. The back will sag down to level soon enough, especially if you put a shell on. The rear springs could be much better on these.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2015 at 9:38 PM
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    Rolis12

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    Im patient and frugal! Im taking your advice FTD!

    Thank you everyone for the chill atmosphere!

    .
     
  6. Mar 25, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    Anyone drive full time like this? Truck seems to be more responsive and drive better on the freeway.

    20150314_1542051_zpsqyoj2zkl_78d2aaf7b79984208f8ed59c3cc7f5b55d07e9bb.jpg
     
  7. Mar 25, 2015 at 2:38 PM
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    At 900 RPM or with traction control off? :D

    Shouldn't affect it on the highway.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2015 at 9:07 PM
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    oh geez! 900rpms:eek:

    I gotta say at least once that I'm coming from an 07 Accord V6 250hp 6 speed manual. I could chirp third gear and it took me to 95mph before having to shift to 4th.
    needless to say i got 5 tickets in the 5 years i owned her, BUT i smoked many people:D.

    So here i am with my 4 banger that barely does 80 up hill:mad: but im learning to like it, specially not having anxiety before hitting the freeway (i always knew I would'nt take it easy, 120mph+ almost everytime going home from work) I needed to be restricted.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2015 at 4:28 AM
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    Gear it down. It's still not fast but it's actually able to use what it has.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM
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    gearing is too expensive for me right now. Im going to concentrate on paying this overpriced truck off as much as possible then trade her in for a v6 prerunner when im making more money...hopefully:rolleyes:
     
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  11. Apr 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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    I got new rims today, alloys from a 99-00 accord v6 for $100 on CL. Good condition with no curb rash:D but no center caps:mad:
    15x6.5 +55 offset and 64.1mm bore. I didnt weight the new ones but they felt at least half the weight of the steelies.
    The steel rims are like cement boots especially combined with 235/75/15 tires.

    BIG DIFFERENCE!
    I immediately felt a change in acceleration and pick up speed particularly on hills.
    Feels like a completely different truck now.

    I highly recommend changing to alloys for everyone, regardless of your tire size.

    I fill up this next week and i can report an accurate mpg difference.


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  12. Apr 6, 2015 at 6:10 PM
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    New decal from RuggedT
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  13. Jul 27, 2015 at 1:42 PM
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    This is good to hear as I was trying to figured out if it would make any difference. So now I will get better looking rims that will also help performance perfect!!
     
  14. Jul 28, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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    Did you swap the TPMS from the steel wheels to the Accord rims?
     
  15. Aug 24, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    No I'm just living with that tire light on the dash. Toyota didn't say anything about it at the last oil change I got.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2015 at 3:55 PM
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  17. Nov 2, 2015 at 4:26 PM
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  18. Nov 12, 2015 at 6:04 PM
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    Got my fat bobs front spacers in at a local shop. So nothing done to the rear but i plan on putting Bilsteins off a TRD soon.
    I got that lean i like and i feel its not too bro'd out:rolleyes:. Ride quality and performance feel the same so far. Thank you TW community I wouldnt have done anything to my Taco without this forum:typing:
     
  19. Dec 28, 2015 at 8:03 PM
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    i found some mud:p
    Hope everyone had a merry Christmas!
    .


     
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  20. Jun 29, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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    Installed some audio stuff.

    Sound dampening.
    Water based duct insulation on the inside for panel. I just spread it on with my hands.


    Frost King peel and stick duct insulation on the outer panel. The JBL GTO938s installed already.



    My baby sub. Kenwood KSC-SW11



    Much better sound now:)
     
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