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My Taco after a few very cheap mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pudge151, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    pudge151

    pudge151 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i bought this truck about 2 years ago and then tinted the windows, no other mods until

    about 2 months ago i was researching rear air bags for my 08 double cab and came across this site. i was very happy that it saved me some cash because i learned about the rear TSB leafs here. but then i started looking around and now im hooked, lol. i did some other stuff too.

    rear TSB was the plan, but then i read about the biltiein 5100's so those went on all 4 corners, i set the fronts to 0.85"

    then was my "jamoshi" style grill with FJ badge and blakced out V6 from the tailgate

    then de-badged and re-badged in some areas

    then the BHLM

    took some pics today after clay bar and wax

    i plan on doing the fog light on mod and some bed lights

    i was thinking about taking off the TRD Sport decals from the back of the bed but not sure.

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  2. May 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    HondaGM

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    lookin good.dc short beds are the bomb diggady,especially silver ones.is that a grillcraft?
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    tacomatonka

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    Looks good !!!
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Blktaco16

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    Nice rig bro!
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    jonny

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    agreed
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    Got Taco?

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    1998 Taco: RevTek F/R lift ProComp shocks JBA cat back MagnaFlow cat cross drilled/slotted rotors K&N CAI Redline hood struts Flex-A-Lite dual radiator fan Galaxy DX979 (barefoot), Wilson 1000 (thru-roof). 2012 - Finally "Bro-Lean" status since springs have negative arch. =( 2005 4Runner: sold May 2013 2006 D-Cab Sport: (purchased new, paid off in 18 months, sold March 2010 for 2nd house) Current vehicles as of 2015: 1992 - Lexus SC400 1997 - Lexus SC300 1998 - Taco (listed above) 2001 - Lexus IS300 2002 - Lexus SC430 2002 - Lexus LS 430 Ultra Luxury 2003 - Lexus GS430
    Nicely done.
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    cgs2k2

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    lookin good brother
     
  8. May 21, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    Looks good! And I like what you did with the front license plate. Have the police hassled you about it at all?
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    pudge151

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    yeah i really like the look of the DC short bed, i wish i had a long bed at times but it wont fit in my garage so i had to go with short bed. i got a great deal on it because it was driven by the dealer for 5k miles, i got it brand new for 25,700, after the buy back of my 99 taco i only paid 11 k for it, i got 17 k for my old taco and i had only paid 15k for it, lol

    no its not a grill craft, i made that myself i did the "jamoshi" mod and used some wire plaster lathe. easy cheap grill

    i used the same wire plastic lathe for that. i cut out the center part to show the plate better. no problems yet
     
  10. May 21, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    YES!!
    Great looking truck!!
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    haha, i blacked out the v6 badge and put it in the same spot about a week ago
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    well i did the fog light mod today, it took em 5 minutes and 2 bucks for connectors, very easy and cheap mod that i have always wanted. next is some bed lights then an IPOD / aux input hookup.

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  13. May 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Very nice...I have the same rig, except for an 06, and want to do the BHLM but I don't want to mess it up.
     
  14. May 26, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    just buy the ones on neweggmall.com for $110 and then sell your on here for 100-125. i solf min here for 100 in 10 minutes. then you are even and dont have to f*ck with doing the BHLM
     
  15. May 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Everyone say's they aren't as bright though. What's your take?
     
  16. May 26, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    for me they are fine. they are not as bright but work fine. it wasnt worth the deadache to me.
     
  17. May 26, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Looks good, man! I want to do the grill but i'm too lazy :p
     
  18. May 27, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    The license plate mod is great, don't think it'll work with a Grillcraft as the mess is too closed, but it sho' does look better!

    Now, consider another set of taillights. It'll clean up the back to make it match the front better.
     
  19. May 30, 2014 at 4:42 AM
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    Nice looking taco!
     
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