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My Build (extremely tight budget)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by jeffvt0508, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Jul 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    jeffvt0508

    jeffvt0508 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So this is my build thread... wanted to start one for a while.. I am no where near what some on you guys have done to your tacomas but I wanted to just document what I have done so far. I bought Aug 2011. It is a 2010 tacoma DCSB prerunner v6 Sr5 with 40k miles. I traded in my 2000 ford Ranger (which was a wonderful truck).

    what my truck looks like now
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    [​IMG]when first bought it
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    MODS:
    • anti-theft tailgate mod
    • fog light anytime mod
    • disabled Piezo Speaker mod
    • removed OEM steps
    • roof rack
    • rain deflectors
    • grillcraft
    • bilstein 5100s all 4 with fronts set at 2.5
    • weathertech floor mats
    • 1.5" Skyjacker AAL with 1.5" block
    • Avid Off Road Light Bar
    • maxtrax
    • bed extender
    • Shorten mud flap mod
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  2. Jul 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    willcarlton

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    3 inch lift bigger tires blacked out windows an backrack with low profile light an straight pipe exhaust with 3 an a half inch tips
    What did u do to make ur fog lights work anytime
     
  3. Jul 7, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    jeremy1ns

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    Nice start. I havent done anything to mine except remove the OEM step bars.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    jeffvt0508

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    i took step bar off to make it look lifted..lol.. plus they were a waste of space getting in and out of the truck
     
  5. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    willcarlton

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    Thank u an what do u mean by anytime...can I run them with high beam an with just running lights how does this work
     
  6. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    jeffvt0508

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    you can have the on with high beam..lows.. and with the daytime lights... pretty much if ur truck is running u can turn the fogs on anytime no matter what lights you have on
     
  7. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    willcarlton

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    OK thanks alot now I just got to figure out wiring because I ant good at stuff like that
     
  8. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    this is what it looks like with just daytime lights on0623122335.jpg
     
  9. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    i can take a pic of what mine looks like under my hood if ya want but it looks like the picture in thread
     
  10. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    3 inch lift bigger tires blacked out windows an backrack with low profile light an straight pipe exhaust with 3 an a half inch tips
    Yea do that please an thanks for ur help it don't look hard an i got what I need but stuff like that just worry me
     
  11. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    trust me it worried me too but i just got under the hood and studied for awhile before i pulled the trigger on doing it.. will post pics in a few
     
  12. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Pull the trigger. Easiest mod you'll d0
     
  13. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    this is what mine looks like I used 18 gauge auto wire0707122038.jpg

    this is the connection and the CORRECT green wire to use 0707122039.jpg

    this is another pic of connection0707122039a.jpg

    I cut a notch out of the plastic barrier btw fuses and wires instead of drilling a hole to feed wire through seemed easier to me0707122040.jpg
     
  14. Jul 7, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks alot man I'm getting ready to do it now... thanks again
     
  15. Jul 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    show pics when finished
     
  16. Jul 7, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Thanks again I got it an took pics but I don't know how to upload them from my DROID RAZR Max cellphone..but thank u i been wanting to do this
     
  17. Jul 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    awesome! glad it worked
     
  19. Jul 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    Sorry again but I gotta wait until I have 15 post an been a member for so many days so after July 22 is when they told me ill be able to post pics
     
  20. Jul 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    lol no worries... just glad it worked for ya bro
     
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