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My build...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by tacotrd647, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    tacotrd647

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    Hey guys, figured I would start one of these since I've been here a while, just to keep track of my progress.

    Haven't done too much to her, but slowly things keep getting added.:D

    March 2006:

    I found my tacoma at a local dealer. 72,000 miles...I was in love.:) I was just out of high school and going to college in Phoenix, AZ and wanted something super reliable and this is what I got.
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    Summer 2006:
    I found TTORA and being from Iowa, never got to go to any Tacoma meets, let alone see any other Toyotas around. Well now that I was in AZ, I went to a few meets and took her on some trails and loved it! Even though it's a prerunner with no locker I still had some fun.:eek:
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    Lake Pleasant..
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    2008:
    I started hanging around CustomTacos and started buying a few exterior pieces. Here it is with clear corners..
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    Then I got a TomTom..
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    Well my truck stayed that way for a while. Then one day I noticed a large dent in the front of my hood. I'm sure someone was drunk and either punched it or threw a rock at it. Either way, I didn't have the money to fix it. So I searched online and found a little hood bra to cover it up.

    Voila!
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    It's not everyones taste, but I kinda like it so I kept it. :p

    Well after I graduated MMI, I got a job offer back home at a Honda Dealership. After a few months there I thought I would treat myself to some new wheels and tires.

    A few weeks later I had my KMC enduros with Nitto Terra Grappler 265/75/16's installed.:D

    March 2009 to present...
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    Here it is on a little trail...
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    Well, that's all I got now.

    I just ordered a 3 inch spacer lift for the front. I'll order some spidertrax spacers later as well for when I install my 285's later this year/ next year.

    I've put well over 50,000 miles on this truck and it hasn't skipped a beat. I plan on keeping it for a very long time even though the winters here aren't very fun with it.

    Maybe someday I'll get a locker too...we'll see.

    Thanks for looking!:cool: I'll add some more pics later.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    Lazy Monday...Changed the oil today...also painted my skidplate from rust back to black.:cool:


    Considering painting it silver once my lift is installed...which should be showing up sometime today or tomorrow!:D

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    Then I was going to paint my brake drums and front hubs to cover up the rust...but I forgot to bring home the right impact :mad:
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    Lift showed up!:ohsnap:

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    Probably won't install til this weekend since I forgot the right tools at work.:mad:
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    how are the wheels? much rub?
    i was planning on that size when i need new ones
    truck looks good btw :thumbsup:
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    Thanks for the kind words.:)


    I rub at full lock on the wells but nothing major. The spacer lift should take care of that though.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    i might sound like a noob but the spacer lift just sits on top of the coils correct?
     
  7. Mar 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Right.

    Just unbolt the coils and put em' on top of the coil and reinstall with the hardware.

    I've never installed one, but it looks pretty simple.

    I'll have a bunch of pics and mini write-up when I get around to putting them on to give you a clearer idea of how they go on.:thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    nice. my front is sagging a little so i might need to go with a leveling kit and then later on a legit full 3 inch suspension lift
     
  9. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    Yeah I only bought this to hold me over until I get my Billies and Eibachs...how long that will take though is hard to tell!:goingcrazy:
     
  10. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    haha yeah I have the same problem. I'll be done with school in a little over a year and the first thing on my list is a bike :D
     
  11. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    That's where all my money goes!

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  12. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    I would kill to have this:

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    but i'll probably start on one of these due to inexperience and insurance rates will be lower:

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    i have some experience with dirt bikes and know how to ride but i feel i should play it safe and go for a smaller engine since ill just be starting out
     
  13. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Nice dude.

    If gas gets too expensive I have an old Honda CB400A to get running and ride to work.:D
     
  14. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    yeah that's another thing, gas. Idk how much it is in Iowa but here in South Carolina its inching its way up fast and since i'm still in school, i can't afford to drive to class everyday. If a good deal comes up on a 250 of any nature, then i'll get it
     
  15. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Put the lift in after work tonight...holy shit what a pain in the dick that was...but its done...pics tomorrow...too dark right now.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    No spring compressor needed...the hardest part was getting the upper control arm separated from the spindle.

    Oh...and having the right tools help haha.
     
  17. Mar 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    Freshly installed lift.

    I really like it...even though it's just a spacer.:D
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    I'll get better pics this weekend hopefully. It has a bro lean but it's Iowa...no one knows what that is.:p
     
  18. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Took it to the lake and did some fishing...got home and decided to paint my gas tank skid.

    I'm going to get some more stuff done tomorrow and get some pics..
     
  19. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    Well my leafs are fucked...shocks are junk...so my plans for the rear are scaring my wallet.

    But id like to get a 1" aal and a set of billies. I don't know if putting the aal on these shot leafs are even worth it tho.


    And no complaints about my headlights yet so no adjustment has been made :)
     
  20. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    You'll have to let me know how it is when you get it installed...any plans installing soon?
     
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