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My 1st Tacoma build. It took me a month and 5k This truck was bone stock...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by whitaco, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    whitaco

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    K&N cold air, Harris throttle body spacer, westin bull bar, chrome mirrors, rainguards, bugflector, 20% tint. Borla cat back, weathertec, ome complete lift with dakar leaf packs, light racing UCA's and a toytec add an inch shackle, 33x12.5 15 BFG KM2's. Procomp 15x10's with 3.75" backspacing, carpet dash cover, tint visor, PIAA off road lights, aftermarket tail and headlights, smittybuilt nerf bars stainless
    Should I get a snorkel or just stick with my K&N cold air intake? Seriously guys? I love the look of that snorkel. Would I lose any performance by going with a snorkel over my cold air?

    Anyways here's my truck (3.4 v6 trd). Many mods. Please comment :) I couldn't have done it without researching TW. I bought the majority from AutoAnything, Wheelers Offroad, Toyteclifts.com, and my local autozone. I love this site. Thanks guys!

    Herculined bed with a design,
    K&N cold air,
    westin bull bar,
    chrome mirrors,
    rainguards,
    bugflector,
    20% tint.
    Borla cat back,
    weathertec,
    ome complete lift with dakar leaf packs and billy 5125's,
    light racing UCA's and a toytec add an inch shackle, 33x12.5 15 BFG KM2's.
    Procomp 15x10's with 3.75" backspacing,
    carpet dash cover, tint visor,
    PIAA off road lights,
    aftermarket tail and headlights,
    billet grill,
    smittybuilt nerf bars stainless.
    Highlift Jack soon to be mounted.

    I need a roof rack, wet okole seat covers, maybe a snorkel, and a light bar to complete the truck; any offers?







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  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    TacoTron

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    Fabtech Lift on top of 3 inch body lift. 34s trail grapplers on 18inch eagle alloys. KRFab Rear bumper, BHLM with HIDs, TRD seat covers, Hood scoop, N fab tire carrier, black valence, TRD intake, 40s Flowmasters, Foglight mod, best for last and thats my 4.56 gears, and much more too come.
    Dude your 1st gen is straight badass man! For the snorkel i say go for it, the intake honestly doesnt do much IMO.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    whitaco

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    K&N cold air, Harris throttle body spacer, westin bull bar, chrome mirrors, rainguards, bugflector, 20% tint. Borla cat back, weathertec, ome complete lift with dakar leaf packs, light racing UCA's and a toytec add an inch shackle, 33x12.5 15 BFG KM2's. Procomp 15x10's with 3.75" backspacing, carpet dash cover, tint visor, PIAA off road lights, aftermarket tail and headlights, smittybuilt nerf bars stainless
    Thanks! Your truck is hella nice too!
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    If you're planning on going through ANY water AT ALL, then I would advise strongly against a cold air intake.

    When I had mine, I went through a 4" puddle of water at around 25-30mph, and the water splashed up under the hood, soaked the filter, and bogged the engine pretty bad.

    I just traded mine for a stock airbox, and the other day went through a 2' deep river with no problems ^_^. When I looked at the engine bay, the airbox was pretty much the only thing that was wet. Do note that the stock airbox has a built-in snorkel that lives in the pass. fender and extends the length of the fender. Sufficient for most fording.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Very nice 1st gen. & reps for jumping into it with mods !!:D
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    2 ten inch kicker cvt subs, pioneer deck and alpine 1000 watt class D amp, and flowmaster exhaust, 4 inch camburg lift spindles and my coilover is adjusted to 1" (5inch total) in front and 3" All Pro leafs, KING off road racing reservoir shocks and coil-overs, KR FAB CUSTOM BUMPER with three 9" HELLA 4000 Race LIGHTS , HID headlights with rigid amber LEDs , "KR Fabrication" custom built bumper, sliders and tiregate, Full size spare with matching rim, custom bed bar with two amber off road lights, cb radio, also BHLM (thanks Ray), and debagged
    clean... nice truck bro...
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    Fabtech Lift on top of 3 inch body lift. 34s trail grapplers on 18inch eagle alloys. KRFab Rear bumper, BHLM with HIDs, TRD seat covers, Hood scoop, N fab tire carrier, black valence, TRD intake, 40s Flowmasters, Foglight mod, best for last and thats my 4.56 gears, and much more too come.
    I have a trd cai and I would for sure switch out for a snorkel if i could afford it right now. It honestly just makes a nice sound IMO. My friend has one on his 1st gen taco. Let me see if i can find a pic for you.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    Very nice! Is that the toytec COs on the front? How much did you set them for to clear the 33s?
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    whitaco

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    The snorkel sounds better than the CAI? I love the sound of rushing air at around 2500 RMP. Matched with the borla, you can't beat it.

    Next month I will probably go ahead with the plunge for a Snorkel. 4"s of water won't be able to hurt my baby.

    Thanks for the props 4wd!
     
  10. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    TacoTron

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  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    Not bad, not everything I would do but whatever suits your taste.


    Likes:

    Wheel/Tire setup
    Off-road PIAA lights
    Borla Catback

    Dislikes:

    Black Bug sheild
    Chrome Billet grille
    Chrome handles
    Chrome mirrors
    Design in the Bed Liner???
    Did I mention too much chrome?


    But hey like I said it's your truck what ever makes you happy is fine by me. Nice work overall.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    Digiratus. The coilovers in the front are the OME (Old man emu) 883 coils and I went ahead and put the baby spacer in for a bit of added clearance. I was advised not to but I wanted a bit more. Everything went together fine. I have not ripped any cv boots. The diff drop worked fantastic. I will be looking into a diamond plate skid though. The shims for the old skid are cheap. I will probably just manufacture my own plate to compensate for the diff drop.

    The front is lifted about 3.5-3.75"s and the rear is 3.5. I needed to keep the factory rake because I pull a pop-up with firewood in the back and didn't want the gangsta look down the freeway.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    Tacotron, that truck is SICK!!! Between the SAS and the Snorkel and the roll cage. Damn! Thats money! It's final, I'm doin the snorkel.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    Haha glad I could help you with your decision. Yeah I'm surprised that water even reaches up that giant thing. Good Luck!
     
  15. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    Thanks for your honesty yamaha dave. I agree with too much chrome. Initially I wanted to paint it and the chrome would have looked perfect on the forest green.

    In the future I may just spray paint the whole thing a combination of army green and flat black, just for you...lol That would be when it gets a bit more beat up though.

    As for the bedliner, I just did it on a whim. Honestly you'd really have to see it in person to appreciate the design. It really does add to the overall look, feel, and application of my truck.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    Your CV axles are plotting your demise.
     
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    I agree with Tim. 3.5" is a lot. In the long run maybe too much. The finns/ribs on my boots touched when I was bellow 3", even with the diff drop. Keep a close eye on them.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    Where do you intend on using a hi lift on your truck?
     
  19. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    Yuuup the 883s were never meant to be put on first gen tacomas.

    I dont see how you needed 3.5" lift to fit 33s when people are fitting them with 2" lifts.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    whitaco

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    Don't worry about it. That's how I like it. lol Even with 3.5 inches of lift I still had to do a tiny bit of trimming so with just 2" of lift it would be tight. Too tight to bottom out the front suspension without rubbing.

    The high lift is to change a tire off in the mud. You try changin a tire with your baby stock butterfly jack. I bought the extreme highlift jack that works as a winch, a clamp, and a jack. So if you can't think of a reason to have one of these on your truck. YOU ARE WRONG>no offense.

    Why all the critics now. The truck runs great at all speeds. I have lifetime warranty on both cv's. If I end up with diff issues I will fix them and then take out the spacer. You guys are soo afraid of pushin your trucks to the max. That's the nice thing about being an ex mechanic. You can fix shit if you break it. Right? Don't worry about it :)
     
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