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New Member-Glad to join the Party

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Tacomaniacal, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Nov 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Tacomaniacal

    Tacomaniacal [OP] luv gettin in the Taco

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    Matt
    South Florida
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    '01 double cab 3.4 2WD
    Custom grille, 7" Pioneer touchscreen DVD/iPod player, Dunlop Fierce Attitude 265/75/16 M/T
    Hi Guys,
    Just picked up a 2001 double cab 3.4l PreRunner for $3850 with about 160k miles on it. I feel i got a great deal. I have had a couple taco PreRunners in the past (95 3.0l & 98 3.4l) and 2 old skool toyota low boys with the 22r (585k miles on 1) and have never had an issue so when I saw this one I jumped on it! I needed the 4dr this time around since I have a 3 year old and now (2)wheel with a car seat. There was never really another option when it came to trucks.

    this is how she looked when I got her. The paint is trashed, chrome hub caps (Baller status), trim peeling, billet grill is upside down and zip tied in along with one of the corner lights :eek:

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    Ive had the truck for a few thousand miles and need to save a little dough to do some cheap mods.
    1st: trashed the stock head unit. CD player didnt work and I hate FM radio
    I put in this Pioneer Touchscreen iPod/DVD unit in. Easily the best head unit I have ever had. Love the touchscreen but the fact that I can store hundred of albums on an SD card and dont have to change CD's and no skipping EVER! Its like having a jukebox at your finger tips!
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    I mounted an iPod cradle and wired a bypass/relay switch next to it so the DVD player will work while the vehicle is in drive, otherwise it only plays DVDs when its in park. I like to play the music videos to the songs while driving...Just cuz I can!!:D
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    Next was some new rubber. It had some worn Cooper Discover 265/70/16 tires on it and I got stuck in my own yard when it rained :confused: So out with the old and it with the new. Dunlop Fierce Attiude 265/75/16. had to ditch the chrome hub caps and bust out the Krylon too
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    While I had the wheels of I had to address the Drums and Calipers. hit em w/ a wire brush and rattle canned em!
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    I have done what I can so far with my limited budget.
    I still need to address the hood and roof where the paint is Phucked! I am thinking about vinyl wrapping it with scotch 3m black carbon fiber since I can do it for less than$200 and a paint job is too expensive. I wrapped my buddies BMW M3 and it looked SICK!

    Future plans:
    16x8 Pro Comp flat black Rock crawlers with fake bead lock and 4.5"BS for a better look and wider stance. Since its 2WD, I hit every thing fast and full throttle and would like more stability a wider wheel base.

    Flowmaster 40- w/ down or side outlet. I want it to sound good but i thinks the Super 44 is too much.

    bilstien 5100/5110 setup- I might adjust them higher in the front but the fact is the ones on the truck are old so....

    New headlights- current ones are fogged and I want the clear corner lights
    also would like to put HIDs and replace the fog lights with a 2nd bank of HIDs for better vision at night. Im gonna have to figure out how to wire in a switch to turn them off/on at will tho.

    New tint- I need darker tint

    New Bitch to ride shotgun! JK...not really :cool:

    I am going to try and stick with the green and flat black look throughout the truck. I like it...kinda looks military and you can get everything in black now it seems. I hate chrome and shiny. too much work, too flashy.
    Pipe Dream: one day if/when the engine takes a shit, SBC time. 350ci w/6speed? IDK...it sounds good. Ill worry about that later

    Anyhow glad to be a part of this forum finally. Looking forward to participating!
     
  2. Nov 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome!
     
  3. Nov 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Welcome
     
  4. Nov 27, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    aphex

    aphex Well-Known Member

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    Undercover Classic Tonneau, EGR Aerowrap Bug Deflector, Consolevault Custom Safe, Britax Boulevard 70 Baby Seat!, Retro TRD Shift Knob, Factory Bed Mat, Rear Leaf TSB, 265/75-16 BFG All-Terrain KO's, KMC Enduro Wheels, Front Bilstein 5100's set @ 0" w/ Toytec/Eibach Springs, Rear 5100's, TRD Grille Emblem, OEM Roof Rack, AntennaX 14" Billet Antenna
    Welcome to TW!
     
  5. Nov 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    AcadianTaco

    AcadianTaco Well-Known Member

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    Extang Tri Fold Tonneau, Dee Zee Bed Mat
    Welcome to TW.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  7. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    SpruceTaco

    SpruceTaco Well-Known Member

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    Tinted windows 5%, sill protectors, billet antenna, vent visors, bhlm, truxedo low pro qt, DTRL deleted, anytime backup camera, bed storage locks, fog lights on anytime, tailgate theft deterrent, painted engine cover, relocated horns, l.e.d bed lights, l.e.d engine bay lights, l.e.d lights above cup holders, in glove box, rear cup holder, in console storage & cubby next to steering wheel, plasti dipped lower valance, grillcraft grill, 17x9 Fuel crank wheels, Borla cat back exhaust, map & dome l.e.d's, TRD badges on grill & tailgate, Redline tuning hood struts, Maxtrac spindles, Bilstein 5100's front set at 1.75 & ext.rear, All Pro expedition leaf springs & 1.5" blocks, extended brake lines front & rear, 1.5" 4crawler drive shaft spacer, Beefed Taco carrier bearing drop, 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers on rear, Kenwood DNX570 touchscreen with navigation, 30" led light bar in lower bumper opening, 1/4" top plate spacer both sides
    Welcome from Clearwater! :wave:
     
  8. Nov 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    J88logue

    J88logue NorthWest Member

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    Welcome! My Chick is from PEnsacola
     
  9. Nov 29, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Tacomaniacal

    Tacomaniacal [OP] luv gettin in the Taco

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    Custom grille, 7" Pioneer touchscreen DVD/iPod player, Dunlop Fierce Attitude 265/75/16 M/T
    Hey guys thanks!
    Found a few miles of trails and some good mud today. finally getting to enjoy this truck
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  10. Nov 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    kevinsc

    kevinsc 2012 dbl cab 4x4

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    chrome on front painted to match, satoshi grill done by myself, BHLM, billys all the way around with ome springs upfront and LR ucas with wheelers 3 leaf progressive pack in the rear, mb gunner wheels powdercoated black on 285/75r16 nitto trail grapplers, tinted all the way around and on windshield, pioneer dbl din touch screen with two 10's behing the seat and new speakers all the way around and certain interior parts painted to match, also have a road wire leather kit black with red stitching sitting here waiting for me to find time to install it!
    welcome to tw
     
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