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MontanaMtnTaco Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by MontanaMtnTaco, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

    MontanaMtnTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    98 Tacoma, 3.4, OME lifted
    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    I've looked through many awesome build threads so I figured I'd start my own so everyone can see how my rig is progressing in its own unique way. My truck is a 1998 Tacoma SR5, TRD 4x4 with the 3.4L, 5speed. Thanks for looking.

    So far these are my mods:

    -OME suspension lift (882 coils with N91 shocks up front and Dakar leaf packs with 60060 shocks in rear)
    -4inch deck plate mod
    -changed ugly green dash lights to orange

    Planned future mods

    -BFG AT 265/75/16 tires
    -Raceline Renegade wheels (black)
    -Shrockworks or ARB front bumper
    -Flowmaster 50 exhaust
     
  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    :worthless:

    Oh and wrong section lol
     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

    MontanaMtnTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    98 Tacoma, 3.4, OME lifted
    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    My trucks humble beginnings......

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    As she sits now.......

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  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Definitively need bigger tires, get those first haha!
     
  5. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

    MontanaMtnTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    98 Tacoma, 3.4, OME lifted
    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    Yah, looks pretty retarded right now. Hopefully within 2 weeks I'll have new (bigger tires) and new wheels. :)
     
  6. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    geoff06

    geoff06 261k and counting

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    3" lift, Bilstein 5100/OME coilovers, rear AAL, Swiss camper shell, Rough Country 9000 rear shocks, 265/75/16 AT's on stock steel rims painted black, All-Pro 1.5"F/1.25"R wheel spacers, airbox elbow mod, Flowmaster Super 44, Davico post-cat, I took off my DIY angle iron bed/light bar!, bed wheel well shovel-mount, blacked out grill emblem, Poineer DEH-P3900 head unit, Alpine Type R front component speakers, Pioneer Coaxial rears, Dynamat in door panels, scratchbuilt aluminum holders for my ipod nano and phone, and for some reason, I painted the headlight fillers black...
    yeah go for the bigger tires first! about your future Flowmaster- i run a Super 44 (on a 2.7l), but i had a friend that ran one on a 3.4l... loud, but sounded great! i don't know exactly what sound/performance you are looking for, but Super 44's are great on these trucks
     
  7. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

    MontanaMtnTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    I had considered the flowmaster 40, but I don't want something that loud.....just a subtle exhaust note. I've heard that removing the cats will give the flowmaster 50 a slighty louder sound but I need to look more into what is involved with that.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    3'' Tuff Counrty Lift, Moromoto Mini H1 Projectors 5000K 35W, BHLM, 30'' LED Light Bar, Black TOYOTA Emblem, Excelon Touch Screen Deck, Hertz Speakers,Excelon AMP, 2 10'' JL Audio Subs, Wet Okle seat covers, Weather Tech Floor Mats.
    Looks good...:thumbsup:
     
  9. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

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    98 Tacoma, 3.4, OME lifted
    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    Thanks man! I never knew this truck could be so much of an obsession! I'm really looking forward to doing more mods.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    geoff06

    geoff06 261k and counting

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    3" lift, Bilstein 5100/OME coilovers, rear AAL, Swiss camper shell, Rough Country 9000 rear shocks, 265/75/16 AT's on stock steel rims painted black, All-Pro 1.5"F/1.25"R wheel spacers, airbox elbow mod, Flowmaster Super 44, Davico post-cat, I took off my DIY angle iron bed/light bar!, bed wheel well shovel-mount, blacked out grill emblem, Poineer DEH-P3900 head unit, Alpine Type R front component speakers, Pioneer Coaxial rears, Dynamat in door panels, scratchbuilt aluminum holders for my ipod nano and phone, and for some reason, I painted the headlight fillers black...
    Haha yeah, i had absolutely NO idea what i was getting into when i bought my taco in '09... have had a lot of fun and good experiences with it though, and i hope you do too!
     
  11. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

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    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    The experience has been great so far. I've had my truck for 4 years now and just recently I decided to start doing mods. Its got 174k on it but that doesn't bother me. I'm a true believer in Toyota dependability and quality. My mom has a 99 4runner and my dad has a 00 Tacoma both of which have close to as many miles as mine and not a single major problem, and now I think I've inspired them since they're both thinking about lifting their vehicles!
     
  12. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    mrp192

    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    Stereo, boobies
    your truck looks like mine minus the chrome!
     
  13. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

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    Yah, I don't like the chrome myself. Gonna black out the grill and door handles and hopefully, when I have the $$ get black front and rear bumpers. Black wheels will be here in 2 weeks!! I see you blacked out your bumper. What did you use for paint? Did you sand the chrome or just paint over it.....looks good by the way.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    I used Plasti-dip. BUT im going to scuff it up one of these day and get etching primer then use rustol-eum paint.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

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    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    I've never really liked the color of the dash lights on my truck....kinda outdated looking. Since one was burned out behind the gauges and another behind the HVAC controls I changed them to orange.



    Took me 5 min to get to this point to replace the bulbs behind the HVAC controls. Stealership wanted $60 to replace that one bulb!!

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    The four big green twist tabs (or whatever they are) are where the lights are.
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    A little blurry! Looks like the dash lights on the 01-04 tacos and I like that color a lot better. Seems to be easier on the eyes than the green when driving at night.
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    For anyone interested in doing the same I found the project really easy, just a little time consuming to get to the gauge pod. The # for the lights for the HVAC are a 74 (2 bulbs) and the ones behind the gauges are a 194 (4 bulbs). I bought the bulbs at O'Reilly's and was told that those numbers are the same for all bulbs of those sizes no matter where you buy them. Just not sure if all 1st gens use the same bulbs though.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Great start Travis! Free bump and subbed for a fellow Montanan.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

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    Thanks man!
     
  18. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    SupraT

    SupraT Tacoma Lover

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    Hey Travis was that you a saw coming out of C Falls on Saturday? If so the truck is looking good.
     
  19. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    SupraT

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    I answered that question myself that was you I recognize the dent above the drivers side tail light:)
     
  20. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    MontanaMtnTaco

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    OME HD lift, Renegade wheels, Treadwright tires, Streetflow exhaust.
    I guess I should have looked on here first. I already posted on your build thread asking if that was you I saw! Thats funny you recognized me by the dent.....I hate that thing, but I guess if it makes my tacoma unique I can deal!!
     
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