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Neubs 2nd Generation Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Neubs, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    A few people have asked, so I figured I would post a build thread on my Tacoma. Well it all started in September of 2006 when I bought a 2006 TRD Off Road double cab. I wanted to start with a mild small lift and maybe add some slightly over sized tires for occasional hunting trips. I have learned a lot along the way and I never dreamed my truck would turn out the way it has. Overall I could not be more happy. This truck seems like a never ending project thanks to all of the wonderful people on TW who continue to post creative mod ideas and extensive reviews. I hope you guys enjoy all of the pictures and please let me know if you have any questions.


    How I Left her:

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    Only 3,000 miles and on our first hunting trip:
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    My first mod was to add PIAA Super White bulbs in the fogs (modified 9005 bulb) and headlights.
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    The second mod was to add a Hi-Lift jack:
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    My black jack rusted up really fast after a cold salty winter so I sold it and replaced it with an upgraded version.
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    Then I added a bed mat and base for the jack:
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    Bolted down the bed mat with stainless steel hardware to help prevent theft:
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    Then I decided I had enough of the crappy 3 leaf springs and got the TSB done. After several unsuccessful attempts, I went to the dealer with a load and showed them this: (They finally agreed to replace the springs)
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    I wanted to lift the front to level the truck out a little and installed a Daystar 1.75" level kit. I hated the ride and replaced them within two weeks.
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    To fix the crappy ride I then added a set of 5100s and set the front at .85" and tinted the front windows 20% to match the rear glass:
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    After hooking up with ToyTec my third lift was a 5100 adjustable coilover, Light Racing UCAs, and SuperSprings in the rear:
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    Blacked out front emblem:
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    Post lift (need some wheels)
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    Time for some new wheels and tires (American Racing ATX Thugs 17" wrapped with Goodyear MTRs)
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    De-badged and de-flapped:
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    Black chrome TRD badge:
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    TRD Cold Air Intake:
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    Scan Gauge II with Blend mount:
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    Added some D-Rings for the bed:
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    Sockmonkey Graphics:
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    Diff breather mod:
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    Time to test out the mods: :)
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    These chicks are really digging my truck (ha ha ha):
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    The SuperSprings were great but they made a lot of clanking noise and really did not flex that well, so I had Doug make me a set of custom AALs with a little more arch on one side:
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    Another trip to Green Ridge:
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    Seeking to free up some rotational mass and help the engine rev a little quicker I picked up a complete set of NST pulleys:
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    After having a log jump up and smash into the rocker panel of my truck, I decided to add a set of Shrockworks sliders:
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    Now time for the most recent mods, ARB bumper, Warn M8000 winch, IPF extreme lights, rock lights, Viking Synthetic winch line, Viking delrin synthetic rollers, 12 Volt guy winch panel, Daystar winch isolator, Royal Purple gear oil in diffs and transfer case, relocated winch solenoid.

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    Rock lights:
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    Relocation of winch box:
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    Winch panel and IPF light controller: (I used the existing fog light wiring to hook up the rock lights so the factory fog light switch actually works the rock lights)
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    Lights in action:
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    Installed diff drop:
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    CV Joint before Diff drop:
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    CV Joint AFTER diff drop:
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    How she sits today:
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    Special thanks to Doug from Toytec http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.phpfor helping to make this truck what it is today, Thor from Viking Offroad (http://winchline.com) for his amazing customer service, Andy my neighbor for lending much help, Jason for the pulley help, and to all of those who have helped share their ideas and experiences on this great website. :cheers:
     
  2. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    i love your truck its sooooo sick!!
     
  3. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Awsome transformation! Well done!
     
  4. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    1BlkT

    1BlkT Mod'n on a Budget

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    Looks nice to say the least. Any future mods on the way?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Well-Known Member

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    Sold!
    Nice build! One of my favorite Tacoma's!
     
  6. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    Thank you! :)
    Thank you Chris. :)

    I am considering OME spring packs with an OME AAL and maybe a topper so we can put the dog and gear in the back where they will stay secure and dry. (I swear it rains on every trip to NC and our gear/bags always seems to get wet even when covered). It would be nice to have a secure dry place to keep everything.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    Thanks! :)
     
  8. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    Colton

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    VERY nice build, Neubs! :)
     
  9. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    nice build, man :thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Nice build. :cool:
     
  11. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    Thanks guys for all of the kind words. :)
     
  12. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    I noticed you added the hood scoop, or did you replace the entire hood?
     
  13. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    Yes, I met up with a guy who had a TRD sport and wanted to trade hoods, so he took my plain hood and I gladly accepted his scooped hood. (FREE mods are the greatest!)

    Thanks for the kind words. :)
     
  14. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    sockmonkey

    sockmonkey just a regular Joe

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    how have the pulleys performed?

    i had a set on my last truck ('98 dakota) and they sucked an Optima dry in 6 months.
    wasn't spinning the alternator fast enough i guess.

    you see any voltage drops?
     
  15. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    CraigTRD

    CraigTRD Canadian in the South

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    Very nice!
     
  16. Sep 14, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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  17. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    The pulleys are the same size as factory ones so there is no under drive. The main difference between the NST pulleys and the stock pulleys is simply the weight. I did notice that the engine revs faster and shifts smoother too. It also down shifts faster and at a lower rpm. Adversely, the loss of rotational mass seems to slightly hinder highway cruising in that it takes a little more fuel to keep the truck's speed sustained. Unfortunately I don't have a dyno to provide numbers on my feedback. I have to rely on my trusty butt dyno. :) No, voltage drops so far. :thumbsup:

    Thank you :)

    + Thank you :)
     
  18. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    WOW, Neubs -- totally outstanding!!!
     
  19. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Indeed, one of the nicest builds. It's almost worthy of a congrats all over again. Your truck looks nothing like it did when new. Haha. Nice job!
     
  20. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Looks great man...tastefully done! Its amazing how just wheels and tires make such a huge impact on a vehicle not to mention all the other cool stuff you put on it :thumbsup:
     
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