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Moose1988's Super Duper StormTrooper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Moose1988, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    Hey Guys,

    First off.. this build is dedicated to my Dad,
    James "Lex" Moses.
    9/8/57-10/31/13
    He will be missed forever but never forgotten.


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    Dad in his natural element :)

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    and... where I got my love for Toyotas.

    Dads 2 modified Toyota pickups, license plate - LEXSTOY :) (both were rolled) :rolleyes:

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    SO..


    This is my 2009 DC TRD O/R....



    AS OF 8/29/15




    Suspension/Wheels/Tires




    Drivetrain/Performance



    Exterior


    50" 5W Vivid Radius Light Bar with Relentless Mounts
    One-off Custom Black Halo Projectors retro fitted with morimotos (page 8)
    Black tail lights
    35W 5k HID's in Morimoto mini H1 Projectors and Fogs

    Custom Stubby Antenna (page 43)
    Custom Homer Raptor grill (page 104)
    Black lower valence
    Debadged
    Color matched rear bumper
    Hella 500's with 4.3k HID's (page 1)

    Foglight anytime mod
    LED rock lights
    License plate LED's
    Cab mount chop by Avid Offroad

    KM Fab Weld on Sliders (page 109)


    Interior





    VIDEOS!!


    Before valve body upgrade...

    http://youtu.be/bJERb-OWsqk


    After valve body upgrade...

    http://youtu.be/BRNYJk4rEUE


    Headers and custom exhaust

    http://youtu.be/S0GNola6jPQ



    :goingcrazy: PICS!! :goingcrazy:

    The Day I brought it home:


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    I picked her up in April of 2011 after totalling my 06 TRD Sport. I bought Ol' Blue new in 2006 and did some minor mods while lurking TW for years. lol loved that truck and never had a problem with it. Before that, I had a 2001 v6 manual extra cab TRD O/R my Senior year of highschool. Had that one for about a year before trading it in for the 06. Basically, I love Tacomas.. and Love this site. Thanks to it, and all of you... I am now addicted (as im sure everyone else is) to modding the truck. Its not a bad thing tho! lol



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  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    adding the Satoshi and Hellas behind the grill. I used some angle aluminum for the light mount and high temp black paint to paint behind the grill along with the mesh for the satoshi.
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    When making the Satoshi, instead of using fiberglass, or plastic from the grill itself, i used some 1/4" particle board type stuff i had laying around, and epoxy'd it to the grill. It actually allowed me to sand the board to get the perfect curve for the mesh to sit on.
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    I then filled in the dip with bondo and sanded and sanded. I used epoxy and threaded studs to mount the mesh to the surround. Then, had it colored matched super white, including the inner surround. overall, for my first time cutting, using bondo, etc.. it came out pretty good I think.
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  3. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    New Lighting and switches. Ordered some Hella 500's with 4.3K 35w HID's. Added some rocker switched from Sierra Expeditions. I just need to wire up the rock lights and change out my headlights and foglights to 4.3K.

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  4. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Self Proclaimed first gen expert :doh:

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    WTF did you do to the blue one?

    what happened to red?
     
  5. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    PLC721

    PLC721 Well-Known Member

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    What a beast!
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    Blue got in a fight with a yellow sand filled barrel on the freeway... and lost. lol

    Red gor traded in for Blue. lol I do miss that truck tho.. just HAD to have the newer one :rolleyes:

    thanks man! love the new bumper BTW!
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Oh man you need to see the glossy powder coat in person. Sooo sick
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    right on man.. sometime soon we will switch out the grills too.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    pancho

    pancho Go home Nubbs, street lights are off!

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    I really like your tail lights. did you make em like that or bought some?
     
  10. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    Bought them online. Ebay. $130. No issues with them at all either.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    cute build:D

    haha but seriously, finally you made one
     
  12. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT Gun Toting Gearhead

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    Woo you finally made a build thread!! I'm going to bump it just to post these because you need a new sig :D lol

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    I just whipped those up real quick, if you want them to say something or whatever just let me know.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    Right on. Lol. Do you just use a computer program or something. I'm horrible with pictures. Lol that ones not even by me.. Hell, most of them are by you or Jason. Lol.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    0uTkAsT

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    lol yeah I have editing software. I'll make some more themed / artsy ones later, you can pick your fav

    and one for old time's sake ;)

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  15. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    Yeah I stole that one a while ago. lol. Don't need to upload it now. Haha. Love that picture!
     
  16. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    0uTkAsT

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    Yeah it's a sick picture, my truck looks so boring though :( lol

    one more for now

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  17. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    RenoTacoma

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    where did you get those black tail lights? :bowdown:
     
  18. Oct 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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  19. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Awwww a fellow stormtrooper! Now u just need the sticker from sockmonkey like me. its funny I was look at the second gen build heard page and there were 6 super whites and one right after the next hahaha
     
  20. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Moose1988

    Moose1988 [OP] ____livevil____

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    hell yeah man.. UNITE!! lol
     
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