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Mount Sannine 2000 V6 4x4 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Mount Sannine, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Old Man Emu Suspension, ARB Bull Bar, X Dyna Winch, 32x11.5x15 Inch Cooper STT Tire, Pioneer Sound System
    Hello Everyone,
    I wanted to buy a Taco for my work (Construction) and for my free time (mostly hunting) so I found this awesome forum with great info and pics.
    And after reading stuff here for a couple of weeks, D day came and I decided I'm gona go search for my truck.
    So found this baby at the Taco dealer and I heard it calling for me :)

    The way it sits now

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    And at first sight:

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    Modifications Done To The Truck

    Exterior
    Bushwacker cutout fender flares
    Carbon-Fiber Vinyl Hood
    Kobalt Aluminum Tool Box, Low profile, Powder coated black
    Bed Mounted Hunting Station with Recaro Leather Seat
    Window Deflectors
    Rubber Bed Mattress
    Bed Rails

    Suspension
    Old Man Emu Suspension, Nitrocharger shocks, coilsprings and Dakar Leaf Springs
    Diff. Drop

    Wheels / Tires
    Wheels: Beadlocks, Soft 8s, 15in x 8in, Powder coated black
    Tires: Cooper Discoverer STT, 32x11.5 R15

    Armor
    ARB Front Bull Bar
    Custom Sliders

    Performance
    ARB Rear Differential Lock
    K&N air filter
    Safari Snorkel

    Recovery
    X Dyna 9,000 Winch, with remote control
    Recovery Anchor
    MaxTrax, one pair, mounted on tail gate
    Hi-Lift Jack, X-treme, with Loc-Rac mounts
    ARB Tire Repair kit
    ARB Tree Trunk Protector
    ARB Tire Deflator Gauge
    Snatch block
    Shackles
    Shovel
    Fire Extinguisher

    Electrical
    Pioneer Sound System with Bluetooth, USB
    Rear View Camera
    ARB Air Compressor
    AC DC converter with dual power outlets
    Volt meter gauge
    Winner, Deep Cycle Marine Battery
    Mobile Stand with windshield mount
    Garmin GPS, With Altimeter and Path Recorder
    Cobra Alarm System

    Lighting
    Hella 3000 FF Lights
    Rear View Flood Lights mounted in rear bumper
    Hood Lights for engine bay
    Armrest Compart Light
    Glove Compartment Light
    Central Mirror Light
    Blinkers relocated

    Future Mods
    AllPro rear bumper
    Dual battery kit, with cold crancking battery to be added to my deep cycle battery
    Differential and transmission breather
    ARB front air locker
    Magnaflow muffler
    AllPro 2.5 inch more than stock greasable shackles
    Tire Gate PR Style

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  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    sweet truck :thumbsup: is that a European license plate frame on the front bumper?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you TACOMABOSS,
    I'm not sure if its European or Canadian (the dealer said the truck came from Canada) or Lebanese since it was driven for a few years in Lebanon (Middle East) before I got it.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    huh interesting. none the less, good find!
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Naturaly, the next step was to test the thing, nothing too extreme, just some soft offroading:

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  6. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

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    team 1st gen! nice find man!
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Old Man Emu Suspension, ARB Bull Bar, X Dyna Winch, 32x11.5x15 Inch Cooper STT Tire, Pioneer Sound System
    Thank you TeamSarcasm :)

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    And then, came the first and essential mod, which was throwing away that old radio and speakers and installing a Pioneer sound system:

    Pioneer Radio AVH-P3350BT
    With USB Port,
    SD Card slot,
    Color Customization,
    Aux in,
    Bluetooth for handsfree telephone calls,
    Rear View Camera!
    And remote control,
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    800W Pioneer Amp installed under passager seat with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters instaled in stock location.

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  8. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Then things started to get serious, It was time for the suspension.

    ARB, Old Man Emu

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  9. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    More Suspension pics of the work in progress

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    And the ARB exhaust bracket:

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  10. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ARB Bull Bar with X Dyna 9K winch

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  11. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Then came the tires, 32x11.5x15 Cooper STTs

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  12. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    nice choice on the tires :D
     
  13. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Mount Sannine

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    I was hesitating about which tires to get.
    I was thinking first about the BF Goodrich KM2s then I heard that they did not perform well on snow, and i just could not afford to build a monster that would let me down on snow :S
    So I went with the STTs , since I was advised that they would perform better on the diverse terrain that we have here; rocks, snow and mud.
    I like them till now. :)
     
  14. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    tacoma guy

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    Bilstein 5100's set @ 0 with OME 883x coils up front . Viper Alarm. Wet Okole seat covers. WeatherTech Floor liners front and back. Oem Toyota chrome exhaust tip. American Outlaw Wheels (Buck shot). 265/70R16 Hankook Dynapro ATM's.
    Nice Find. Mods are looking good. How many mile on her?
     
  15. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    I was told they preform the same. I was looking at the km2s also but went with the STT because of the price.
    What do you mean you like them till now?
     
  16. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Mount Sannine

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    After that, I had to fix the lighting inside the truck:

    Replaced the light bulbs behind the dash board.

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    Added a light inside the cabine next to the central mirror.

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    Added a light in the gloves compartment.

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    Added a light in the armrest compartment.

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    Added 2 lights under the hood. (No pics of that yet)

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  17. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Mount Sannine

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    She has been around :S 196,000 miles , this is what is not conforting me the most.
    Its my first truck, so I'm not sure how long their engines last.
    But I know that I will only be buying tacos from now on and that all the mods on her will move to the new one, (years from now I hope)
     
  18. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Mount Sannine

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    Around here both are aprox the same price, I even got a slightly better deal on the BFs.
    What I meant is that I have installed the tires only last week and till now they are performing great on asphalt and offroad.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Oh gottcha. The bfgs were cheaper? wow :(
     
  20. Dec 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    tacoma guy

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    awesome! As long as you keep up the maint. on them thay go for ever! :)
     
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