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My 96 Taco build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by chasebrooks14, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Mar 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    chasebrooks14

    chasebrooks14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2008 Acura TSX (RIP LaToya)
    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    This truck has been own by my grandfather since 2008 and I dreamed of owning it or another like it. then one Christmas, they surprised me with the truck title. I named her LaToya
    Specs:
    1997 LX
    3.4L
    Auto
    4wd

    Current Mods:
    Mickey Thompson classic iii wheels
    20% tint up front and windshield strip and 10% on the back
    painted bumpers and grill
    Green LED Floor lights
    LED Glow light bar with reverse lights
    tailgate sticker removal mod
    Tinted taillights and 3rd brake lights
    painted the chrome trim on the fenders black
    Kenwood touch screen radio
    Pioneer door and rear speakers
    bedlined toolbox
    White gage cluster with blue needles
    front & Rear 5100s
    Eibach coils
    New leaf pack and shackles (1" lift)
    toytec AAL (2" lift)
    32x11.5 Cooper STTs
    retrofitted headlights made by a fellow member
    42" Light bar across
    Light racing UCAs
    1" differential drop

    Future mods (not in order):
    satoshi maybe?
    fog light mod
    bucket seat/bench seat swap so I can get a center console
    custom sub box
    Switch the mirror tint windows for black ones
    Plate bumper and sliders (hopefully)
    33"s

    Here it is stock the day after i first got it and took it through a little mud
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    derped
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    i installed 4 green LED bars all wired to come one when the radio comes on. But it has the option to turn them off when i dont want them on
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    radio
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    I also have this switch that isn't hooked up to anything. so i might get some fogs and use this switch for it. If y'all have better ideas let me know.
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    Tinted
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    painted
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    more paint
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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  2. May 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    Subbed...
     
  3. May 14, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    chasebrooks14

    chasebrooks14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2008 Acura TSX (RIP LaToya)
    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    bought me a tail gate light bar. but 3 red LEDs are out so they are shipping me another. ill get a better picture at night
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    painted my toolbox black and added some window decals
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    i dont think this is the right way to deal with excess wire but i didnt know what to do with it
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    put on some helper springs
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  4. May 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    WThomas1250

    WThomas1250 Molon Labe

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    4" Deck Plate Mod, Flowmaster 40 Muffler, Intake Silencer Delete; Ultragauge, Kenwood HU, Infiniti speakers, Sony Xplod amp; Black Grille guard, Crystal headlights, Clear corners & signals; Tons of spray paint, bed-liner, and Plasti-Dip
    Sub'd. Great looking truck! MT Sidebiters will look awesomne!! I considered getting some for my 98.
     
  5. May 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    chasebrooks14

    chasebrooks14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    Thanks! once i get the money for them, i will probably buy them. or just ask for them for my birthday present.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. May 14, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    chasebrooks14

    chasebrooks14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    my LED bar has some lights out :(


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    people should know im backing up


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  7. Oct 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Check Out My Build
    Nice build man! Where are you in Georgia?
     
  8. Oct 29, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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    chasebrooks14

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    update finally! ive got some new leafs I need to install but I need new shackles as well. as soon as they come in, these are going on!

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    finally got these!

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    installed the rears. theres nothing wrong with them, the boot was just pushed down too far haha.

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    GAH! someone pulled a hit and run at school :mad:

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    this is repaired now and looks good as new! I also got another light bar so the all the lights are twinkling.

    ive also ordered some new coils from a fellow member and plan on installing them with my bilsteins to level out my truck!
     
  9. Oct 29, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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    chasebrooks14

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    im in Jefferson! its about 40 minutes northeast of Atlanta!
     
  10. Oct 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    KCDuran

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  11. Nov 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    chasebrooks14

    chasebrooks14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    found a guy with a similar taco as I :D

    tacomas!.jpg
     
  12. Nov 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    chasebrooks14

    chasebrooks14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    I took apart my instrument cluster and I noticed I had some bulbs in some spots that I never see light up. one is a gas light, which I don't know why it never lights up. and the other is a RR DIFF LOCKER which doesn't light up probably cause I don't have that. but here are pics

    cluster2.jpg
    cluster1.jpg
     
  13. Nov 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Looks good man ! Subbed
     
  14. Nov 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    chasebrooks14

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    thanks :D
     
  15. Nov 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    chasebrooks14

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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    UPDATE: a few days ago I attempted the speedometer color change mod and completely failed so now my needles are clear and misshaped. so I went to the junk yard today, got some needles of a similar year camry, painted them blue THE RIGHT WAY and now currently waiting for my LED dash lights to come in. Don't know if the camry needles will fit but if not, ill just paint the crappy ones I have now.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    Finally got around to white LED dash lights and I painted my needles blue! May may look as good as they should but I like it and I think it looks better than the ugly yellow/green combo!

    image.jpg
     
  17. Nov 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    Got these today from a fellow member! These should be going on pretty soon! :D

    image.jpg
     
  18. Nov 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    chasebrooks14

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    there was a open spot in our garage tonight so I thought I would take it :rolleyes:

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    made it a pretty tight squeeze :cool:
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  19. Nov 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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  20. Nov 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    Mickey Thompson Classic iii, Green LED interior floor lights, After market Kenwood touch screen radio, 20% window tint, Blacked out bumpers and grill, blacked out tail lights, Pioneer door speakers, bed lined toolbox, LED tailgate light bar w/ reverse lights, Bilstein 5100 all 4 corners and top setting up front, Trd Coils, New 1.5" lift leaf pack and shackles, White gages with blue needles. 32x11.5 Cooper STTs, 1.25" Spidertrax spacers
    Finally got my 5100s installed along with the TRD coils! now it sits level :D

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