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my 1997 build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by williamsdouglas73, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jan 4, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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    williamsdouglas73

    williamsdouglas73 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstien adjustable 5100's up front, Trail-gear stinger bumper, custom fab stop sign skid plate, removed mud flaps
    i bought this truck in june of 2012 bone stock.


    today 2-27-13
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    as she sat when i first bought her
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    decided to ditch the camper, also went and got her dirty for the first time[​IMG]
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    then a guy decided he wanted to come at me around a blind corner, luckily by the time we hit we had both slowed considerably
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    he had no insurance so i got full replacement value [​IMG]
    figured it was time to invest in a nice front bumper instead of returning to stock[​IMG]

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    then my stock skid plate got hung up as i was backing out an almost stuck situation and bent under itself (sorry no pics of that right now). i then fabed my self a skid plate out of a stop sign i had laying around.
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    i love the look of halo's and halos aren't made for my headlights so i bought some cheapo ones off of craigs list. looks>performance. not what i usually like but these make the front look really mean. wouldn't recommend them if you still like to drive at night

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    my billys came in[​IMG]
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    sorry no comparison pics of before and after but as of right now its just stock coils set at 2.5.

    this is just kinda my poser flex shots

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    and another muddy shot
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    new rims, 15x10 4.5in bs
    before:
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    after:
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    how far they stick out
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    new meats for the girl, 33x12.5 hankook mt and i love them! they havent failed me yet and keep impressing me

    i had to do the pinch weld mod and have cut out alot of the plastic and now the dont rub on the street. if im out in a trail tho and im flexing alittle and turn they rub pretty bad.

    added a 2" block to the rear so the tires would quit rubbing the upper fender

    well i broke a leaf, 2 actually, so much for using toyota leaves and building a pack just went with 63" chevy springs! these are the three leaf pack minus the over load and i would say i have around 5 inches over stock of lift


    list will be added to as i find new things i want to do


    im open to any advice or suggestions! shes a work in progress and will keep this thread updated as i get new parts
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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    That stop sign is pretty unique, haha
     
  3. Jan 4, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    yeah lol i was going to have it with the reflective side facing out, but didnt really wana have to explaine that one to the sheriff lol
     
  4. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    just installed my warm m8000 winch up front! hopefully going to get a chance to test it thisweekend after i replace my timing belt.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    will post pictures tomorrow after school when its brighter outside
     
  6. Jan 31, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    I'm still waiting for someone with a 96/ 97 tacoma to NOT get the low profile bumper with the stinger. Think you might have a change of heart and cut it off? I had one once with my old 88 pickup, cut the stinger off, looked way better.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    nah i really like the stinger, helps to judge how far things are away and easy to tell when i want to hit a trash can lol.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    tested the winch out today and it worked great! sorry about not postin pics but it got dark fast
     
  9. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    finally got aroundto posting pics!
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  10. Feb 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    front two windows tinted to 20%,, should get pictures up by tomorrow hopefully
    also just ordred led dome light!
     
  11. Feb 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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    williamsdouglas73

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    had to go test out that new winch no?
    i felt i did a fair job.
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    doesnt look as bad here but you get the picture
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    and a poser flex shot, well, just cause

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  12. Feb 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    and tint!
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    also painted my center caps while i was at it.
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  13. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    Liking that winch!
     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    its a hog! even with my old battery it just keeps on pulling! cant wait to get a new battery and really see how it does!
     
  15. Feb 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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    new rims on yesterday just didnt have time to upload pics till today
     
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