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My Fun Truck Mods

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Soccerdallin, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Jan 9, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Soccerdallin

    Soccerdallin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Magnaflow exhaust w/ tip, 18" Rockstars, AEM CAI, TB Spacer, Billet Grille, Limo tint, LED tail lights, 20,000k HID headlights + Blue LED strips, debadged, Jl Audio Subs in custom box, 6X8 speakers with tweeters, sony deck.
    Here is my 04 build.

    Wanted a 'clean' looking truck that will last forever now I'm a newly married poor student
    Any tips or suggestions?

    Stock:
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    Then came the Magnaflow exhaust with a 3" stainless tip. Love the sound. Tested out a Flowmaster 40 series, Cherry bomb, and then the Magnaflow and ended up liking the sound of the Magnaflow the best.
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    Sony Deck. Had no problems and love the settings it comes with.
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    Four Pioneer 3 way 6X8's.
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    One inch Pioneer tweeters.
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    1800 watt Kenwood Amp with custom built box and JBL tens to start out.
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    One 10 on each side. This makes it so I can still use the two seats in the back.
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    Replaced by Jl Audio's with some grilles for safety. Currently running 900 watts @ 2 ohm to my 2 tens
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    It's an old video and my amp was only turned up half way, but it's an example.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoaCShuLZmc&feature=share&list=UUnlQeHhDk8OksFSXvTlhwlQ

    Window Tint. Dark as possible (UT standards) legally. 50% on the driver and passenger and Limo (5%) on the back three.
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    Blacked out tails, which I soon found out is illegal here after getting a ticket...which I took to court and got it dismissed. Oops.
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    Debadged the tailgate....still deciding on de-badging everything or not..
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    10K HID Kit.....cops love 'em as much as the people who pass me....hahah (no longer have these)
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    K&N FIPK which destroyed my MAF. Also installed an airaid TB spacer while I was at it.
    I feel like I saw a hp gain and increase in mpg. I never get below 19 mpg anymore. I got as low as 16 when everything was stock.
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    18" Rockstars. (Thank you Dad!!!)
    Before

    After
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    Blue LED strips to compliment my headlights. Replacing these soon since I got a fix it ticket for them haha.
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    K&N replaced with an oil-free AEM which made my exhaust deeper and seems to have a smoother airflow...plus it looks WAY better.
    With the K&N I noticed a sort of 'hiccup' in my engine when I accelerated fast...not sure why. I reset the ECU and it still happened. After I installed the AEM, it is a much smoother RPM climb than the FIPK. Kind of weird, but the AEM has aluminum tubing compared to the the K&N's plastic so it just seems like the AEM would have more airflow....meh. I would recommend the 'AEM Bruteforce' for ANY Taco owner over the oil based K&N.

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    Simple new 12" antenna. Haven't had any weakened signal for radio...
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    LED tail lights to make the cops happy...even though they are ridiculously bright. Spyders.
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    LED Third Brake. Took hours to install since I figured out you have to take apart everything on the inside to remove TWO tiny nuts...looks sick now tho at least.
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    T-Rex grille. Love the look.
    Fillers with stock grille:
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    Then the new T-Rex grille:
    (had to get rid of the blue LED strips because of a ticket which I got dismissed)
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    Found out these lights are on back order until February, and I'll be gone by then, so nothing will be happening to my lights...which blows. Would have gone nicely with the new black fillers.
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    Two years later....back from my awesome mission!

    Trying to think of things to do! License plate has been changed fyi after moving to AZ
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    Ordered Bilstein 4600's for the rear (old ones looked pretty beat and I don't know if they've ever been replaced..126k miles later haha!) And I have some Fox 2.0 coilovers I'll put in tomorrow along with some EBC "Yellow Stuff" brake pads. Trying to save some labor costs (newly wed).
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    Excited for my Fox 2.0's. Anyone else new to the suspension area? Maybe just me haha. #noob

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    Fox 2.0's gave me about 2 inches front lift and a smoother ride. My wife said it was worth the $ love it!IMG_20170318_113327_1.jpg

    EBC Sport Rotors gave me much more braking power!
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    Now I've been doing a small frame restoration. Rustoleum rust reformer after de-rusting everything with a wire brush. Looks so much better! Still not done yet...darn Utah salty roads.
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    And finally, I decided to paint over my bumper that was scratched and had some rust. Finished it today and read some threads about it and decided to give it a go. Happy with the turnout!
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    That's all! Welcoming any thoughts or suggestions! It's come along way over the years and I hope it lasts many more!
     

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  2. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Where are you in Utah? Looks like you're taking your time with your mods to try to do them right. Although most of them are mods I wouldn't personally do. :)

    When do you leave and where are you going? (mission)
     
  3. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    jbmccul

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    Are you sponsored by Monster?
     
  4. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    gonna say no. one of the reasons for my previous comment, "Although most of them are mods I wouldn't personally do"
     
  5. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    Well, I noticed he went back and took them all off, so that's a plus. Definitely not my cup of tea OP but it looks to be done right and that's all that matters.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    Soccerdallin

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    Thanks man!! Yeah haha, all throughout HS I was known as the dude with the "Monster" truck haha. The Monster decal on the hood will be coming off real soon as well.

    I leave Feb. 6 to Arizona!

    No I'm not, I am almost went for a sponsorship but didn't end up following up on it.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    Well truck is looking a million times better without the stickers, keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jan 14, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    haha I think so too, thanks! Just wish I had more $ to spend on it....
     
  9. Jan 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    You and me both
     
  10. Jan 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    Toy Yoda gotta make sure Youtube comes down to tape this

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    i was about to put my troll hat on regarding the monster stickers, glad to see they came off, and the "menlove" dealer decal, hahaha
     
  11. Jan 14, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    The "menlove" jokes are common around here but they have been an awesome dealer to work with. they have been a long time supporter of our local Toyota 4x4 club and have been offering an awesome parts discount to our members for year. Jokes aside, they are a good dealership. FWIW, they were sold and it's now Toyota of Bountiful.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    That's a much better name :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    hahaha yeah, I'm diggin' the 'Jl Audio' stickers wayy more...and Idk why it took me a little while to take the 'Menlove' off hahaha
     
  14. Jan 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    Pioneer HU & door speakers, Alpine type R, Kicker dx1000.1, OME 883 lift, Wheelers 2" AAL, custom mesh grille, smoked LED taillights, LED light bar, Raptor exhaust dumped before axle, custom fabbed roll bar/light bar mount
    Ridiculous system. Loving the subs, how much wattage are they/is your amp? and is there any way you could post a few more pics of the 6x8s? I have the same model but in 6x6's and I'm curious as to how you fit the 6x8's.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    Thanks dude! Music is my life haha.

    These are basically them..I think just the newer model:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130TSA874M/Pioneer-TS-A874M.html

    I didn't take any pics when I installed them a while back. From what I remember is that it was either the front or back two that required a little bit of cutting in order for the stock 'holders' to be deep enough to screw the speakers in. I believe the back two it was a perfect fit. Fortunately not modifiying needed.

    I wanted 6X9's but these 6X8's hit basically as hard.

    My amp is 1 ohm capable and will push over 900 watts. I'm running my subs at 2 ohm with 450 watts going to each sub. My Jl's are 500 watt rms and 1000 peak..they never distort basically because Jl has incredible quality.

    I'll try to find some pics but not sure I have any..
     
  16. Jan 15, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Same! I'm just ballin on a budget for now haha but that looks pretty cool. My speaker mounts and the cover that is on the door panel/rear panel is round, so I have no idea how 6x8s would fit. Mine is an '00 btw, so the interior is a little different
     
  17. Jan 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    Hmm..yeah they must have changed speakers in for the 2001-2004 models. The Stock speakers were 6X8's so it just required a little cutting for new ones. The 1 inch tweeters make a big difference too.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    Huh, interesting. I didn't know that stock were 6x8's. Are you running your speakers through an amp, or just straight form your head unit? I have 3-way speakers as well, and the problem is not the highs (set at -2:eek:), it is the lows. Hence why I put in a sub.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    Soccerdallin

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    Stars or no stars? (Monster decal on hood is finally off)
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  20. Jan 20, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    No stars. Another question-- do you feel your subs against your seat? My 10 is set up like that (in between the seats) but the only thing is I can actually feel it when it moves, as opposed to just hearing it. I'd rather just hear the bass, rather than the physical motion of the subwoofer. Thats why I like listening in my friends cars because theirs is in the trunk and you just hear the bass
     
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