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my first mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by apex9r, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    apex9r

    apex9r [OP] mountain rover

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    i know its not performance but it helps i think:rolleyes:

    truck wheels 003.jpg
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  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    tacoman101

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    looks good, now all you gotta do is lift your truck, and put some beffy meats underneath it, then it'll look mean
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    ruppmeister

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    Looks good man... and Im sorry! Sorry that you got yourself into this situation. It always starts with a "my first mod for $" and turns into "built a custom blah blah blah for $$$". Oh well, I love modding and hope you do too.

    Keep it up.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    apex9r

    apex9r [OP] mountain rover

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    thanks!:) ya I want 31 1050's and some billy 5100's next. tires first most likely. And I fortunately have no choice but to go very slow with mods due to no money:eek:
     
  5. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    be careful ha ha you'll end up broke like me lol

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  6. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    apex9r

    apex9r [OP] mountain rover

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    hahaha im starting out broke!:facepalm::rain:
     
  7. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    Gsquare

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    Yo - mods is mods - GJ! Keep it up. :D
     
  8. Nov 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    deeztaco

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    What kind of paint did you use? How many coats did it take? What kind of prep work did you do? I was thinking about doing the same to my stock taco rims.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    apex9r

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    i got flat black wheel paint from autozone. cleaned the wheels very well, scuffed the surface to a dull finish with high grit paper, re-cleaned and dried. two coates of gray auto primer and followed with two coates of the paint. one can of primer was plenty with leftover and i used just over one can of paint. I suggest switching to new can as soon as the first feels low. this is b/c when it gets low the pressure changes and therefore you start getting irregular spray, you know heavy/light/heavy/light. makes it difficult to get even coverage. oh and make the first coat of paint not solid, you need to be able to see a little metal through it. and be sure EACH COAT dries completely before you re-apply. whole thing should take about 3-4 hours. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Thanks for the detailed info. I'm going to do it this weekend. I'll post pics.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    rutherk1

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    Black wheels make everything look good.

    Very nice.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    thanks:rolleyes:
     
  13. Nov 18, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    I'm so tempted to do mine in black.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    It starts!!! Looks great bud...keep it up :thumbsup:
     
  15. Dec 26, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    SoCaliSnowboarder77

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    4x4 OFF-ROAD... that is all I need...
    I saw a 1st gen with the 2nd Gen 16" off-road wheels today. I think they look better on the 1st gens than the 2nd gens. I would post a pic, but the light turned green before I had a chance to take a quick camera phone pic.
     
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