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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rockstar2448, May 6, 2008.

  1. May 6, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    Rockstar2448

    Rockstar2448 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just finished the latest mods on my 05 TRD Sport. The changes include a Toytec 3" lift, Helo Maxx6 Wheels 17x8 and Nitto Terra Grappler rubbers in 265/70/17. I gotta say, you guys that are running 285's are doing something. My 265's are still rubbing on the passenger side inner fender well on the front half when I'm in reverse with a full left hand turn. I can't imagine how much you have to cut away to get the 285's to clear. Overall I'm glad I stuck with my factory sized 265's, but the AT tire looks a lot better than the HT that came on the truck from the factory. I did the lift myself with the help of my dad, it's was relatively easy and straight forward. A few pics in my photo gallery.
    I'm pretty new here but I like it! Thanks guys!!


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  2. May 6, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    looking good man
     
  3. May 6, 2008 at 8:59 PM
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    missileman125fw

    missileman125fw Well-Known Member

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    I just checked your gallery, very nice pictures.
     
  4. May 7, 2008 at 5:21 AM
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    Burns

    Burns Well-Known Member

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    Truck looks good! :thumbsup: Love the color.
     
  5. May 9, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    Rockstar2448

    Rockstar2448 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Toytec 3" Lift, Helo Maxx6 Chrome 17x8, Nitto Terra Grappler 265/70/17, Polished Billet Grill-Full Front Kit, Westin Polished SS Tube Steps, Leer 700 Tonneau, Fog Lights On Anytime, Debadged, USA Spec iPod Adapter, Britax car seat with special UNC color scheme, Window Tint, SilverStar bulbs
    Thanks for the comments. It's Indigo Ink Pearl. My first choice was white but I bought this truck when the 2005 first hit the streets and I knew I wanted the quad cab with the 6'box so I had to take whatever color I could find. I had to wait several weeks for my dealer to get this one in as it was, which left me without a ride and borrowing other peoples cars.:(
     
  6. May 9, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    dustin19d

    dustin19d Well-Known Member

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    Truck looks good.
    Hey its all plastic right, get up in there and hack it all out, real easy, then hammer that pinch weld up against the body;) Now the only time I rub my 285's is when I stuff the tire hard and its against the body mount.
    Next on the list is to hack up the front body mounts:) Imagine the guys with the 35's with a 3" lift:eek:
     
  7. May 9, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    thats one killer looking tacoma,rockstar!!!!
     
  8. May 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    rick

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    looking good rock
     
  9. May 9, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Nice Truck..

    Hey what grille is that? Having a hard time deciding on what grille to get. How was the install?
     
  10. May 9, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    Rockstar2448

    Rockstar2448 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Toytec 3" Lift, Helo Maxx6 Chrome 17x8, Nitto Terra Grappler 265/70/17, Polished Billet Grill-Full Front Kit, Westin Polished SS Tube Steps, Leer 700 Tonneau, Fog Lights On Anytime, Debadged, USA Spec iPod Adapter, Britax car seat with special UNC color scheme, Window Tint, SilverStar bulbs
    Here's the link to the grill on my ride.
    http://www.american-truck-auto.com/billet/toyota_tacoma_20895.shtml

    The install is pretty easy. Most everything bolts straight on. The only thing some people may not like about it is the fact that you have to cut out the center of the factory grill and leave just the outer frame and then the billet portion bolts in. It wasn't hard to cut and remove though.
     
  11. May 9, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    dustin19d

    dustin19d Well-Known Member

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    Thats pretty much standard bro
     
  12. May 10, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    Rockstar2448

    Rockstar2448 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Toytec 3" Lift, Helo Maxx6 Chrome 17x8, Nitto Terra Grappler 265/70/17, Polished Billet Grill-Full Front Kit, Westin Polished SS Tube Steps, Leer 700 Tonneau, Fog Lights On Anytime, Debadged, USA Spec iPod Adapter, Britax car seat with special UNC color scheme, Window Tint, SilverStar bulbs
    Yeah standard stuff. I didn't have a problem cutting up on the factory grill, it was well worth it. I just know that some people aren't crazy about the idea of taking a sawz-all to any part of their truck because then it's definitely very permanent......HAHA No turning back after that first cut.....
     
  13. May 10, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    TNTaco

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    Looks Great!
     
  14. May 11, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    Anthony

    Anthony San Antonio Detailer :)

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    nice truck, that grill looks great. i was going to ask the same but thanks for the info
     
  15. May 11, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Sweet wheels. Im really happy with mine, too. :D
     
  16. May 11, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    Yup, I would rather pick up a bolt over and not have to cut or be able to totally remove the stock grill and replace. Cutting my taco scares me:(
     
  17. May 13, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    Rockstar2448

    Rockstar2448 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Toytec 3" Lift, Helo Maxx6 Chrome 17x8, Nitto Terra Grappler 265/70/17, Polished Billet Grill-Full Front Kit, Westin Polished SS Tube Steps, Leer 700 Tonneau, Fog Lights On Anytime, Debadged, USA Spec iPod Adapter, Britax car seat with special UNC color scheme, Window Tint, SilverStar bulbs
    I started out looking for a bolt on one but didn't find anything that I liked for the Taco. One of the problems is that the center piece of the gill actually bows outward so it's hard to find a good looking bolt on. Just go for it and cut the center out, it ain't that bad.....:D
     
  18. Jun 12, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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    75thrangertaco

    75thrangertaco Sua Sponte! RLTW

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    procomp 6 inch co lift ,305/55/20 xtreme a/t tires,4.88 gears ,,grill shell painted white billet inserts.Trd cat back ,
    verry nice bro
     
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