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My First Vehicle!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Radius22, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Jan 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Radius22

    Radius22 [OP] Member

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    Michael
    Texas
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    1999 Tacoma 4x4 Reg. Cab
    Parent's got me a Tacoma for a late Christmas present! Been looking on craigslist all over Texas 24/7 for a cheap one but didnt really have any luck. How my dad was able to find and trade for it, idk.. lol. So I have also been doing alot of homework on 'em and have ALOT of ideas I want to do to the truck.

    When I first:
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    As it sat a week later:
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    How it sits today:




    Current Mods:
    - 2.5" spacers in the front w/ 2" blocks in the rear (temporary)
    - Raceline Raptors wrapped in 305/70-16 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac's with 2" SpiderTrax spacers
    - Custom behind the seat sub and speaker boxes
    - Magna Flow 40 series exhaust
    - Bushwhacker fender flares
    - White undercarriage LED's that turn on with door chime
    - Custom satoshi grill

    Future Mods:
    - Grill back light
    - Retrofit headlights
    - Custom fishing pole hitch holder
    - Intake
    - Light Bar
    - Custom front and rear steel bumpers
    - OEM 3" lift
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014
  2. Jan 2, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    TRD4x4JIM

    TRD4x4JIM Well-Known Member

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    JIM
    Hartland U S A
    Vehicle:
    2010 toyota tacoma TRD 4X4 OFFROAD
    4.0L V6 DOHC 24V 236hp 5 Speed Auto trans Part Time 4x4 2 Speed Transfer case Auto LSD, 16" TRD wheels, VSC TRAC TPMS, TRD OFF-ROAD EXTRA VALUE PACKAGE.... OFF-ROAD TUNED Suspension, Bilstein Shocks... Locking Differential.. VSC + ATRAC , HAC, DAC, SKID PLATES TOW HOOKS POWER INVERTER,FOG LAMPS , WINDOW TINT, RUNNING BOARDS ROOF RACK DOOR SILL PROTECTORS hot plug for my cell phone... A R E camper shell
    Hello and Welcome to T W JIM========> Nevada
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    trd7

    trd7 4wd tacoma

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    Tyler
    Columbia, SC
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    AEM air intake
    nice truck welcome to tw1!!
     
  4. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Weesa
    in the kitchen
    Vehicle:
    99 - 3.4L V6 4WD
    Wheeler's/Alcan 5-pack leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's front and rear, OME 881's, de-badged, Jungle Fender Flares, Herculined bed, HomerTaco grille, Anzo headlights, clear corners, CVT Mt. Bachelor RTT, custom bed rack & CBI sliders
    Nice truck...well all except for the regular cab part ;)

    Suspensions...check these threads out. A bunch of us 1st gen owners went through some upgrades last spring. These might be helpful to you (lots more info out there too)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...heelers-offroad-1st-gen-leaf-replacement.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/83863-1st-gen-needs-suspension-upgrades-asap.html

    Fender flares...Bushwackers are popular but before you buy them consider what you will be buying for tires later on. If you're planning on going with a lift and larger tires (33's) you may need different flares - cutouts vs. extend-a-fenders.

    And welcome to TW!!
     
  5. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    In a corn field, OH
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    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    :drool:

    I love single cabs!

    welcome to TW.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    in the kitchen
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    99 - 3.4L V6 4WD
    Wheeler's/Alcan 5-pack leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's front and rear, OME 881's, de-badged, Jungle Fender Flares, Herculined bed, HomerTaco grille, Anzo headlights, clear corners, CVT Mt. Bachelor RTT, custom bed rack & CBI sliders
    *hands Steve O a napkin*

    Don't drool on the kid's truck...he just washed it!!
     
  7. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    In a corn field, OH
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    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    thank you lol

    I wouldn't have cared if someone drooled on my first car since the napkin was worth more than it.

    Oh and OP, I am one of the happy customers from the wheelers leaf spring group buy Mtgirl linked you to. Wheelers and downsouth motorsports are the places to go for suspension.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    gpend5.7sport

    gpend5.7sport Well-Known Member

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    too damn many
    welcome from houston
     
  9. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    96' X-Cab 4x4 TRD Off Road
    JVC Deck, 10" sub mountd in rear seat cubby, 2 LED off road lights mounted in grille, amber raptor style grille lights, LED rock lights, square led bed light, custom made fuse block tray, 12 blade Blue Sea fuse block, 100a marine circuit breaker, black plasti dipped full grille, tinted tail lights + third, Uniden 520 with 4' firestik, Bilstein 5100s with 620lb Eibach coils, Diff drop, Chevy 63 leaf swap, TG creeper joints, 14" triangulated biletein 5125s, 8" extended steel braided brake line, TG Rock Sliders, CBI Moab 1.0 front bumper, custom fabbed bed rack, full TRD E-Locker axle swap and matching re-gear with custom stand alone wiring circuit, tubbed for 35x12.5" general grabbers on Ultra type 181 wheels, crush sleeve eliminator, removable mothafuckin doors
    Dude, congrats on the truck/first vehicle!!!! Welcome to the family of tacoma owners. It is defanitly a loyal following (especially the 1st gens, we are much cooler;)). You defanitly wont be let down with the truck. Good luck with the future mods.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    rbeezy

    rbeezy Well-Known Member

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    nice... welcome
     
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