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My 08 TRD Sport Taco Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by jdtemple, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    jdtemple

    jdtemple [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought my truck used with a 2 inch lift in the front, and 1.5 blocks in the back sitting on 285/70/R17 BFG All Terrains. It was already debadged and had the front emblem painted black, and it has a top deck rear lid. That seems to be all that was done to it. It was Toyota Certified and figured I would get the full warranty till 100k since I don't drive it too often.

    The day I bought it!

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    Now it's mine, so I have made a few changes.

    First thing I did was change the wheels to eliminate the wheel spacers. I had seen another Black Taco with some wheels on it that looked really good, so I noted the brand and started looking at different styles Gear Alloy offered. I unknowingly picked out the exact same wheels that I had seen on the other Taco, even tho I thought I was picking a different one. Turns out they look really good on a Silver Taco too!

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    After searching around the forums I installed the USA Spec module for an Ipod, which has been awesome for road trips and sounds great!

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    Then I did the in cab power outlet mod and threw in a couple of USB charge ports along with another 12v outlet for the rear seats.

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    Now I have done the locking utility boxes in the bed. Now I can feel a little bit better about leaving rope or whatever else in there.

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    N-Fab Cab Length install and Rear Top deck removed, BesTop Installed.

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    More to come.

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  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    jdtemple

    jdtemple [OP] Well-Known Member

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    EDITED 09/09/2010

    in the past 7 days, I have done 2 more mods.

    1. AFE Stage 2 intake kit on 09/03/2010, this added a lot of roar under the hood. Listen to the video.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5MTxTswGxw?fs=1

    2. Today I had a magnaflow 18" muffler welded in. I am not sure if I like this yet, in the few miles I have driven the truck it feels like some low-end is gone, and I can't really hear it over the AFE intake. I am going to try and put some more miles on this weekend.

    Update : Sounds great now, I suspect the packing has finally burned in. Check my fuelly link for MPG info, it is starting to up now.

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  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    jdtemple

    jdtemple [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I wanted a bit more storage space in my truck, and I picked up a Chest style box. It fit the dimensions (36"x15.5"x20"), so I ordered with the plans on painting it.

    Before I go any further, Deflecta Shield 4436 (made in USA) is a horrible product. The day I received it I was very disappointed in build quality. I plan on writing a review with full details, but I made the best of it and fixed a few things to make it better.

    The box looks decent, and had a very shiny and smooth finish.

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    The products I used to get the finished look.
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    After completley scoring every nook and cranny of that box, I used the self etching primer. Followed by 2 cans of the bed liner. I did however skip the clear coat, I want the box to fade.

    The finished product.
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    One up close of the lid.
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    Looks good and is hidden below the bed line, and gives me 6.5 cubic feet of storage.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    jdtemple

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    reserved for future information
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Colton

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    Looks good!
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    IluvTEA

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    Looks good! Keep up the good work!
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    tim920

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    Nice. I like how you have so much outlets. I knew and had the guts to do all of those things. The wheels also looks good. :thumbsup:

    Good thinking on reserving the first 4 posts.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Andrew H

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    See build thread.
    Nice truck man. When you gonna fill up the reserved spots? enough time has passed to have done a few more mods.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Looks good. How's the ride on those blocks?
     
  10. Jul 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    Thanks for all the compliments! In cab outlets were a breeze to install, just followed the instructions for the mod here, but took it a step further by adding the USB ports and a hidden 12v USB hub to hook them up.

    Truck rides great, everyone who gets in says its a smooth ride.

    Reserve's spots will be filled in over time, I have a rule about spending money on vehicles that are on a loan. if I want to spend 500 bucks on mods, I must first pay an additional 500 bucks to my loan principle, only then will I do the mod. I don't see a super charger happening anytime soon.

    This forum has been great and costly at the same time!
     
  11. Jul 9, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    looks great!
     
  12. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    great looking truck man, i like the mods you made to lock your storage
     
  13. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Reverved for future compliments.








    Just kidding truck looks great.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    installed AFE on 09/03 and shot video, then had a magnaflow 18" can put in. Update bump!
     
  15. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    nice dude, how much was that i-pod module.? and how did you do it?
     
  16. Oct 14, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    I paid around 120 for the module, next time I have my glove box out I will take some photos of the install.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    You clear 285's with just a 2" lift? no rubbing?
     
  18. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Here are my wheel stats.
    17x9 10mm offset. 285/70/R17. I don't have any rubbing issues. I did have to trim a small portion of the inner fender, but it's plastic on the dremel made it easy. Maybe 30 minutes of work, but well worth it.

    Factory Wheels.
    17x7.5 centered, on 285/70/R17 I had rubbing on the UCA.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    Installed a BesTop This weekend. So far so good! Didn't notice any unusual noise on the freeway, and I can hardly tell the BesTop is there!
     
  20. Feb 5, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Put a tool box in the bed.
     
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