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New2010taco's Slow build....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by TacoGK, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Well I bought a 2010 Tacoma TRD offroad about 10 months ago for my wife. We had a plan for me to take the truck once I got rid of mine and got her a new vehical. I had a 2006 chevy 2500 crewcab 4x4 that I bought new and loved the truck except for the fuel milage (10.8 in town and 14.6 on the highway). I got rid of the chevy in January and bought my wife a 2011 4runner and took the Tacoma for my truck. I have been slowly planning on what I want to do with the truck by lurking around here and looking at all the great looking trucks and getting ideas. So on to the progress/build so far. The first thing I done was put 20% tint on the front windows. Then I done the reverse camera anytime mod. The next thing I done was the fog light anytime mod. I then decided that the Chrome grille had to go....so I bought a base model grille and made a sotashi grille for the taco. This thing looks 100% better that the chrome grille IMPO. Yesterday I ran across a set of Moto-Metal wheels with 285/70/17 BFG AT TA KO's that look practically brand new for a great deal. I am having a leveling kit installed tomorrow and will post pictures once I get the wheels on. Well here is a few pics so far. Not a lot of pictures and nothing great yet but I will get some better ones once I get the wheels and tires on.

    Here is a couple of pictures of the grille
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    Here is a few pictures of the wheels and tires. I cant wait to get them on the truck.
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    I will post some more pictures tomorrow once I get them on the truck.

    Mod's and Improvements ;)
    20% tint......Done
    JLAudio amp and 12" JL sub.....Done
    Color matched Satoshi Grille.....Done
    Anytime Fog light mod.....Done
    Anytime rearview camera.....Done
    Leveling kit.....Done
    Rear spring TSB.....Done
    Moto Metal MO957 Black.....Done
    285/70/17 BFG AT KO.....Done
    DTRL Stealth mod.....Done
    Anytime locker mod.....Done
    Constant power mod.....Done
    Hard wired Radar detector.....Done
    Debadged.....Done
    Devil horn emblem......Done and Thanks Andres ;)
    BHLM.....Done
    Blacked out tails......still not 100% sure on this one
    Wet okle seat covers
    Access Limited tonneau cover......Done
    replace chrome bumper with Painted bumper
    Double din 7" touch screen W/DVD,Bluetooth,and Ipod hook up.....Done

    Pointers...suggestions...Ideas are welcomed.

    Updated Pic.....

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  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    good start those wheels will look sweet
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Night Fury

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    Lookin sweet man. i would suggest some JLM HIDs 8000k for both headlights and fogs. :) look sick
     
  4. Apr 1, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Thanks for the compliments.......

    I am pretty excited today. I got the leveling kit installed and the wheels and tires on. I will post up some pics in a few.:D
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Well.......I got the leveling kit on it today. Once I picked it up I came home and installed the Craigslist find wheels and tires on. I think it is starting to turn out the way I was hoping. I still have a bunch of things that I want to do to it but I got to save up more money.

    Here are a few pics. Let me know what you think and I am always open to suggestions, ideas. Let me know what you think.

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  6. Apr 1, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Here is a few more. The wheels and tires stick out a little but not bad.

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    Here is one of the wifes new Toy.......we love it.:D
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  7. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Well.....I got the rear TSB done today at the dealership. They done a great job and aligned the truck better than the shop that I had install the leveling kit. I have attached a before and after pic measuring at the rear bumper.

    Before measurement
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    After measurement
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  8. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Here are a couple of pictures of the Taco before and after the rear TSB.

    Before rear TSB
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    After rear TSB
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  9. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    TacoGK

    TacoGK [OP] Making changes is always fun

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    Well I got bored and my son and I went out and debadged the truck. I am debating blacking them out now and putting them back on. Tell me what ya think. I am kind of linking the no badge look :D

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  10. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    littledvl

    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Said it before, truck looks good! Nice choice in wheels btw :cool:
     
  11. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    TacoGK

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    hahaha....Thanks. I just realized after checking out your thread that we have the same wheels. We have good taste :)

    BTW Your truck looks good also.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Thanks man
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Looks really good man, loving the black and gray. Where in FL are you!?
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    TacoGK

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    Thanks man.....I am a little West of St Augustine.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    TacoGK

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    Well.......I decided to get rid of the light grey pinstripe and the rear TRD Logo. Here is how the truck is currently looking. :D I am happy with it so far. I played around with the second picture. Just something for a different look.

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  16. Apr 4, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Looks better IMO, as you can tell with mine I took all logos and decals off mine aswell.

    Your trucks looking like a grey version of mine, haha.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Dr. Pepper

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    Cool man, I'm in Tampa area.

    Truck looks good without pinstripe!
     
  18. Apr 4, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    TacoGK

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    Yea.....I was starting to notice that ;)

    Thanks, I am starting to think that myself too.

    I stopped by the upholstry shop today to see about buying some leather for the armrest and a guy walked up to me and said that I had a good looking truck. Then asked what kind it was.....hahaha. No stickers, emblems or anything on it. The sad part is it was one of the guys that worked there. Now my wife said I have a generic truck :eek:.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    TacoGK

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    I decided to do some of the cheap free mods today.

    The first one was the anytime locker mod. I tested it out about fifteen times and it worked great with no issues. Here is the link to the one I used.:D

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226409


    The second one was the constant cigarette power mod. It was pretty simple to do and is working great :D

    http://www.rdtk.net/files/2005constantpower.doc


    The third one was the DTRL stealth mod :D

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/85326-dtrl-toggle-switch-mod-stealth-mode.html

    Thanks to everyone who has posted the How to's for everyone to copy :). It sure makes working on, modifying, and tinkering with our trucks a lot easier and more enjoyable.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    TacoGK

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    Couple of update pictures of the tacoma.....

    last weekend I plasti-dipped the switch panels and the center section of the shifter.

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    This weekend I washed, clay barred, and waxed the tacoma.

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