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My slow build - 2008 V6 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by dej11, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Mar 17, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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    dej11

    dej11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/320578-my-slow-build-2008-v6-4x4.html
    My Stormtrooper Taco, bought used, 2008 4x4 V6 with less than zero bells and whistles.

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    Bull bar, nerf bars, window tinting and window visors. Desperately needs new wheels and some more aggressive tires.
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    Trimmed the ridiculously long front mud-guards. Tin snips and a palm-sander made this job incredibly easy.
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    Debadged, I will put a couple of the emblems back on after painting them flat black. Left side TACOMA emblems off, put "toyota" and "V6" back on.
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    I think this is original.
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    Plasti-dip on the chrome "skid plate" attached to the bull bar. Painted front emblem black
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    Mag-lite mount mod. Amazon for the clips ($5) and Lowes for some #6 3/8" bolts, nuts and washers. (Don't use the screws that come with the kit!) - http://www.amazon.com/MAGLITE-AM2A4...qid=1395235207&sr=8-4&keywords=mag+lite+mount
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    Got my oznium LEDs installed, but I'm too much of a wiring newbie to figure out how to tap into the headlight assembly...These were just tied to temporary power. Couldn't do the Raptor three setup easily so stuck with four. I used careful angled drilling and a cheap soldering iron bit to make the holes for these LED bolts, rather than busting off the grill housing and having to plexi-weld it back on.
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    Painted part of the dash trim to match the exterior. Huge pain in the butt.
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    Before/After LEDs from Amazon. Easy swap and cheap. Hopefully they last for a while. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LUQFMC/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Gloss white to match trim around radio which was to match exterior.
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    First detail/wax
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    Upgraded factory stereo


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    In keeping with the stormtrooper theme...



    Galactic empire sticker in black on tinted window.



    Homemade rack for kayak
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    Friend accidentally busted my taillight, so I replaced with Spyder Smoke LEDs
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    Finally upgraded wheels/tires/lift. 3" in front, 2" in back. XD Enduro Pro 16" wheels, Nitto Terra Grappler tires.





    Decided after the lift that I wanted to take off the nerfs and bull bar. New profile is perfect.





    Extra D-rings in the bed


     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
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  2. Aug 10, 2015 at 5:18 AM
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    dej11

    dej11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/320578-my-slow-build-2008-v6-4x4.html
    1.5 years later....
     
  3. Aug 15, 2015 at 5:41 AM
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    felipe Duarte

    felipe Duarte Well-Known Member

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    Stock For now...
    It looks great man!!
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2015 at 11:11 AM
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    Diesel

    Diesel New Member

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    Slow and steady is sometimes the way to go. I'll be there soon.
     
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  5. Aug 20, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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    3milecreek

    3milecreek MtnGoat

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    Never the same
    Subd. Looking good bud.
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    TownvilleTim

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    TRD Pro Suspension, SOS sliders, SR8 Wheels, Duratracs, ARE shell
    Sub'd
     
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  7. Aug 24, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    Jeffvt0508

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    Ome 887s, dakars, lr uca,sliders, konig countersteer,
    Looks good
     
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  8. Aug 27, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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    dej11

    dej11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/320578-my-slow-build-2008-v6-4x4.html
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    This white and black Wheelskins cover is a bit audacious but I love it
     
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