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My ongoing Tacoma build!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Pingo, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Pingo

    Pingo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright finally decided to make my thread! Here's a little back story...

    Really wanted a TRD for a long time and four doors and green, however this little gem popped up with only 68k miles and after finding out they don't make manual quad cabs I decided to go for it. The color has started to grow on me the more black I add, and I seriously love my truck! This will probably be a slower build as I'm a college student but I'm always wanting to spend too much money on my vehicle... It's a problem.



    Suspension:
    OME 881's up front
    Nitrocharger Sports all around
    Dakar leaf pack

    Tires/Wheels:
    285/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
    TRD Tundra "Ivan Stewart" edition painted gunmetal

    Exterior:
    Partial de badging
    Plasti-dipped badges
    Bestop Supertop

    Interior:
    Boston Acoustic speakers all around
    Pioneer FH-P8000

    Armor:

    Lighting:
    Morimoto mini D2s retrofit
    Cleared and blacked headlight/corner light/fog light housings

    Future:
    Full OME and dakar leaf pack
    255/85/16
    Deck Plate mod
    off road spot/flood, back up, as well as new retrofits for lighting
    window tint
    all chrome to black
    New grille (Purchased and awaiting install)
    armor all the way around!
    Roof rack
    stealth 8 or 10 inch sub w/ amp
    Sound deadening
    Wet-Okoles (Waiting for next GB)
    CB
    Possibly a bed rack
    Probably more I'm forgetting as time/money are available!

    Most current picture :
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    When I got it :
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    First partial debadged and plasti dipped!:
    [​IMG]

    Retros:
    [​IMG]

    Up at Mt. Hood:
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    Painted my Ivan Stewarts I scored off craigslist for $120 for all 4!
    [​IMG]

    Installed Bestop:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    Thanks for looking... Love this site and truck and looking forward to owning this beast for as long as I possibly can!
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2014
  2. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

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    Very nicely done!
     
  3. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    ShadesOfGrey

    ShadesOfGrey Well-Known Member

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    TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, Airaid CAI, Pro Comp 3" Suspension Lift, 17" Moto Metal rims w/ 33" Pro Comp tires, Powder Coated Pro-Tech Headache Rack & Toolbox
    Nice 1st gen man! Good list of projects.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Pingo

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    Thank you guys! Should be looking better once I get all these put on the next day or two, just need to buy a jack and possibly a couple other tools I lost while moving...

    nitrocharger sports
    ome 881's
    dakar leaf pack

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    ShadesOfGrey

    ShadesOfGrey Well-Known Member

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    Losin stuff always seems to happen when movin. Annoyin really. Haha.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    FBGW01

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    check my build
    Sweet truck!! love ur Husky too:)
     
  7. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    How do you like the soft top? and have you ever camped in it in cold weather? when I get a truck I think i am going to look into one of those.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Pingo

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    haha thank you! She's pretty awesome as well.

    I love it! I haven't yet camped in anything too cold. I slept back there one night where it probably got 40-50 degrees and was pouring rain. It was water tight enough where no rain got through that I could notice and nothing I had back there got wet. I was plenty warm as well. The versatility and keeping the use of my bed is what sold me on it though.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Sharp truck! Keep us updated with your progress. :)
     
  10. Jul 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Got front nitrocharger sports and 881's on today' doing the back tomorrow... here's a teaser pic!

    uploadfromtaptalk1343012909795.jpg
     
  11. Jul 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    I think you sold me on a soft top when I get a truck :p

    As for your teaser picture.....:popcorn:
     
  12. Jul 23, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    Awesome truck - you'll have to go with me on mt hood this winter!
     
  13. Jul 24, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Ty sir! You have an awesome truck yourself! and I would have totally been down but I'm moving back up to Fairbanks in a few days once I can finish up this marathon of a suspension install haha.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Great looking truck :thumbsup: looks great
     
  15. Jul 27, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    Tacoma03SR5

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    Nice Headlight! Very clean truck!
     
  16. Jul 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Pingo

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    Same to you! Reppin the red as well with my favorite year's front end!

    Ty Sir! I love them. Apparently when I did them I put them on the truck and turned them on before I should have. So the driver side headlight housing melted a little bit. It's roughly the size of a quarter and not a big deal but it bugs me so I'm probably going to redo them at some point with FX-R's next time around.

    Well I finally finished my marathon suspension install a whoppin 3 days before I'm moving back up to Fairbanks and driving the 2300 miles. But it was totally worth it and it's like I'm driving an all new truck!

    When I was installing the dakar leafs I couldn't get a bolt out and had to wait for a ride to go get an angle grinder to cut it out. I got bored and decided to do a little work to the front end that I have been wanting to do for awhile. It's not quite finished as I really want to color match it and "satoshi" it. I already have the mesh and the paint I just need to do it. However this looks a million times better than the chrome I think so I'm happy for now.

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    Here is a picture of the stance now with OME 881's, nitrocharger sports all around, and dakar leafs.

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    for comparison, after wheels but before suspension :

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    Sorry for lousy pictures. My cellphone is all I have until I get back up to Alaska.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    like your truck. digging your soft camper. i really want one myself.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Sick ass front end :D im :jellydance:
     
  19. Jul 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Love the 95-97 front end :D

    X2 looks great! The black bestop really looks good on the red :drool:
     
  20. Aug 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Pingo

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    So I called around and les schwab had the cheapest alignment I could find. They said it would take about 45 minutes. Well about two and a half hours later they come out and ask if they could show me some things and hands me this quote to fix everything :

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    :(

    He told me to get the alignment within specs he had to "make my steering wheel way off". So now when driving straight my steering wheel is almost a full 180 degrees turned. Completely blocking my rpms and the cruise control is pointing straight down so I bump it with my knee sometimes. Really quite annoying.

    Here are alignment specs:

    [​IMG]
     
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