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Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Drabs10, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    Drabs10

    Drabs10 [OP] New Member

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    Gilbert Az
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    2009 Tacoma Sport (4.0L V6 pre-runner, TRD)
    lift, leveling kit, 35"x12" tires.
    So I just moved here a month ago from NYC and bought myself a 09 Tacoma. I want to start working working on the truck to make it off-road/pre-run ready. Does anyone recommend any stores in the area for parts and installation? The closer to higley and german the better.
    thanks
     
  2. Jan 12, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    chris4x4

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

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome! Most here install things themselves. Im sure we would be more than willing to help.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    Ahwatukee, AZ
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    See build thread in signature
    Two legitimate shops to look at:
    - SDHQ (SuperDuty Headquarters)
    - Sierra Expeditions

    Also for cheap, quality fab work (like if you need sliders or just about anything) check out
    - Avid Off-Road and hit up Brandon.

    Also, we do mod days here and there, in fact I think a bunch of us need one soon so keep an eye out for that. We're all pretty willing to lend a hand most of the time :)
     
  4. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    BMOC

    BMOC Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    See build thread in signature
    Oh yea, also welcome :D
     
  6. Jan 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    Welcome! I'm always down to lend a hand. Mod days are great!
     
  7. Jan 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    cytocycle

    cytocycle Well-Known Member

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    ARB Front Bumper with fogs, TJM 9,000 synthetic rope winch with Pro-Link, AllPro Bolt on Sliders with fill plates, Asfir Aluminum Front Skid, Mid Skid, Gas Skid, Transfer Skid, AllPro Shackle flip kit with Timbern, CBI HC rear Bumper, Rigid Mesh Grill with 20" LED bar, White Sport Grill Opening, ARB Dual Compressors and 2 gallons of air tanks for air tools, Dakar Leaf Pack, RadFlow 2.5" Extended travel Coilovers- front & rear shocks with res, front sway bar delete, Camburg UCA's, Stainless Steel Brake Lines on all wheels fixed mushy brakes, UltraGuage
  8. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    snowtank

    snowtank whys the rum gone

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    Some stuff here and there....
    Welcome to the fantastic state of arizona! Im in to lend a hand. If im down in the valley that is. But yeah we have a mod day slash paint day in the works. Its better to work on your own truck most of the time. But if you dont want to. Hit up sierra exp.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    mbmack1

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    Welcome to AZ and what they said ^^^
     
  10. Jan 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    SDHQ OFFROAD

    SDHQ OFFROAD Cuz Stock Sucks!

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    Camburg Long Travel and 9" Rear End, Caged and 3 Linked Icon Shocks PCI Race Radios Method Wheels Toyo Tires Mastercraft Seats and Belts
    Feel free to swing on by the shop anytime and check out what we have to offer. Everything if you want to DIY, or we can get it done for ya. We currently have a nice ex Lucas pace truck Tacoma in the back getting some love as well as a Tundra.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    Sublime

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    And........a sick as can be FJ!

    How's that truck coming along?
     
  12. Jan 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    motorsport36

    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

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    Booooo brand new and working on it
    Welcome. i think the other members summed it up. We have a great crew in AZ. A lot of knowledge and willingness to lend a hand or buy you a beer.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    Phil Dammit

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    4.5/5.5 drop, DJM arms, QA1 coilovers, 6lug leafs, QA1 18-way, rear swaybar, Batwing Big brakes, high flow cat, indy/hurst shifter, memphis amps, focal 3-ways, Eclipse AV unit, SunDown 10" custom box, TRD bucket swap.
    Sdhq does quality work as well as custom fab/install but that kind of quality comes with a price so be prepared to spend some coin. Sierra is super helpful as well. The question is how much are you willing to dump in your rig?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    SDHQ OFFROAD

    SDHQ OFFROAD Cuz Stock Sucks!

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    Camburg Long Travel and 9" Rear End, Caged and 3 Linked Icon Shocks PCI Race Radios Method Wheels Toyo Tires Mastercraft Seats and Belts
    All that is left is finish wiring and interior. Daniel just finished the front bumper, and were cleaning up the fiberglass. we have been slammed lately, booked out for fab for almost 2 months. Which is good, but it's slowing some long term builds up.


    BTW, here is a video from when The Smoking Tire came by to play with the Eco-Boost Raptor
    http://youtu.be/wYWE11Oo5rg
     
  15. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    Drabs10

    Drabs10 [OP] New Member

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    2009 Tacoma Sport (4.0L V6 pre-runner, TRD)
    lift, leveling kit, 35"x12" tires.
    Thanks everyone who replied. Awesome to hear so many of you willing to help with any modifications. I personally prefer to do as much as I can, it saves money, I learn more, and it means more when you actually work on you truck as opposed to paying someone. With that said I will be hitting you guys up when the time comes. I just read up on the CAI and decided to keep my stock one and just change the filter, any suggestions with what one. My next thing to start saving for a researching is my exhaust system. I am looking for sound a speed. Suggestions are always welcome. Thanks again for all the responses and cant wait to get my truck off the pavement.

    Also if anyone has a suggestion of how to get my 89 wrangler down here at the lowest price possible that would be great. This beast is already ready for the trail.
     
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