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newengland's build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by newengland, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Alpine Supercharger, DT header, Gibson exhaust, URD short-shifter, Hellwig anti-sway bar, backwards helper-leaf traction mod
    Alright, I got this baby, may as well mod her.

    Name: Lucille (in honor of B.B. King. Random, I know. And yes, I'm white.)

    Type: 2007 Regular Cab 2TR-FE Manual

    Mod List

    Performance
    Alpine Supercharger
    Doug Thorley header
    Gibson cat-back exhaust
    Hellwig anti-sway bar
    PLX Wideband A/F meter
    Backwards helper leaf 'traction bar'

    Appearance
    Debadged
    Blue interior LEDs

    Other
    Roll-up tonneau cover
    Wind Shields for windows
    Bug Shield
    Toyota rubber mats


    Notes
    I promised myself that would not make any appearance modifications until I spent my money on performance parts. (Debadging doesn't count, it was free!) However, I like shiny things, and I like the color blue. So I ordered 3 LEDs, attached them under the dash and bench seat, then wired them behind the plastic in the truck up to the dome light. They turn on whenever the dome light does (open door), fade out like the dome light does, and are powered by the dome light. No splicing/tapping needed!

    Supercharger Review
    See full discussion here (go towards the end of the thread): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-cylinder/76337-2-7-vvti-alpine-developements-supercharger.html
    Basically, if you really want a supercharger and have the time and patience to fit it, go for it. Otherwise, wait for URD's kit.

    Fresh Coat of Wax:
    [​IMG]

    Blue Interior LEDs:
    [​IMG]

    Backwards helper leaf 'traction bar' mod
    [​IMG]

    PLX Air/Fuel wideband gauge:
    [​IMG]

    Alpine Supercharger:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    '08 Indigo Double Cab TRD Sport 4x4 Long Bed, Grillcraft grill, Pioneer AVH-P3200BT head unit, XM receiver, Boyo backup camera, Custom devil horns Toyota logo, Black headlight mod, Fog lights on anytime mod, Maglight mount, Weathertech floor liners, Debadged, Trex color-matched eyelids, Access tonneau cover, Toyota bed divider, Sno-way 7'4" snow plow, Auxiliary backup lights, Rear spring TSB, Removed front mud flaps, 2.5" Hell Bent Steel front lift, 285/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, Satin black MB TKO wheels, Black Go Rhino Dominator II nerf steps, custom HomeLink install, CompuStar remote starter, Redline Tuning QuickLift Elite hood struts, Toyota bed mat, Custom short Taco antenna, TRD cold air intake, TRD exhaust, TRD supercharger
    Lookin' good! Welcome fellow New Hampshire-ite...
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:10 AM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    You live in Hudson? I live in Nashua.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:12 AM
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    James3492

    James3492 Well-Known Member

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    Black-out Tail lights Painted Rims & Hood Scoop
    i am liking the blue. I my blue Leds are coming soon :) i am excited
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Yes sir...just across the bridge! :D
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Installing PLX A/F wideband, Stage 1

    I will be doing this installation in three stages due to time, mostly. Today, I ran the sensor harness through the firewall, and attached the gauge. I have a location for the "brains" of the unit and a power source picked out. I just need to find a place to ground it. The last stage will be having a shop weld in a bung for the sensor itself.

    Any tips on where to ground it? I may end up running the ground wire around the shifter assembly to the chassis, but it would be easier if there were a better spot I could reach in the cab itself.


    Cable through firewall:
    [​IMG]

    Mounted gauge:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 14, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    Danosabre

    Danosabre Well-Known Member

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    Extang Trifold bed cover,DDM 55W 6000k HID, maglight, Vent visors
    Nice work! I'm over the border in Gardner
     
  8. Apr 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Nice! More NE tacos on here. Stage two is complete. I didn't take any pictures, though. Bringing the truck in Monday to have a bung welded in. Maybe someday I'll understand why I decided to spend all this money on a 4-banger pickup. Meh, you only live once, right! 4-5 weeks until Supercharger arrives.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Alpine Supercharger, DT header, Gibson exhaust, URD short-shifter, Hellwig anti-sway bar, backwards helper-leaf traction mod
    Installed the 'cheap traction bar' mod today. Went to Advance Auto and grabbed a $27 pair of helper leafs. Installed them backwards to hopefully eliminate axle wrap. I have the rivet on the highest tension setting. However, I am a little concerned that it will dig into the leaf and cause it to rust. Maybe, we shall see. Ride to work tomorrow will be the test run.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Got a bung welded in. Truck runs in the low 14's normally, only derivates when in fuel cut while decelerating or for some reason mid 13's for a few seconds after coming to a stop. Looks great! Now I just have to keep my eyes off it and on the road!:rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Looking good man...can't wait to see what the supercharger does for ya! I'd like to see 'er some day. I'm across the bridge in Nashua every Wednesday night for my son's drum lessons.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Thanks! Where does he take the lessons?
     
  13. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    On Vine Street. Not the best area of town... :eek:
     
  14. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Yeah, Vine Street, about that..... haha. Not too far from where I live, though.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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  16. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    xroller

    xroller Blowin by em sideways

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    I demand vids..... and a quarter mile run.
     
  17. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    ktmrider

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    where is the bung welded into? the top of the header?
     
  18. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    A video should be uploaded later this week ;)

    Bung for what? This is a supercharger, not a turbocharger (if that's what you're thinking of)
     
  19. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    xroller

    xroller Blowin by em sideways

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    haha sweet. I've been real curious about this s/c.

    I think he is talking about the afr gauge o2 bung.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:57 AM
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    newengland

    newengland [OP] small /= slow

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    Oh, yeah, that makes sense. It's welded into the down pipe 4-6 inches downstream of the oxygen sensor. And I've been real curious about the X-Runner. Unfortunately, they don't sell them up here, haha.
     
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