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PcBuilder's 2003 Tacoma Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by PcBuilder14, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Dec 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    Build thread of my 2003 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 4x4 SR5/TRD Off Road Edition. Bought it on December 21st 2012 with 119,000 miles. Now has just over 132,000 miles.

    Plans for this will to eventually have full mid-travel with great ride quality for off road trips as well as on the highway for long periods of time. Will also be a camping rig with full camping gear and trail repair gear...

    Currently
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    Stock
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    Specs
    - 2003 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab
    - 3.4L
    - 4x4
    - SR5/TRD


    Links to Specific Parts of Thread

    - Plastidipped wheels and step bar removed
    - Plastidipped bumper and grill
    - Snow Pics
    - Lifted!
    - Lift Specifics and photos
    - New Tires
    - Trip to Potawatomi Offroad Park
    - Rustoleum Bedlined Fender Flares
    - Matt's Birthday Trail Run
    - Bare Metal Bumper Pics
    - Finished D2S Retrofit and Painted Bumper
    - Wet Okoles
    - Kansas Rocks Recreation Park


    Write-ups

    - 01-04 Blinker Relocation Mod



    Mods

    Suspension:
    Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils
    Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs & Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks



    Wheels & Tires:
    - 33x12.50x15 KM2's
    - Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing



    Armor:
    - Relentless Fabrication Front Bumper
    - 4XInnovations HREW Kickout Sliders



    Exterior:
    - BetterBuilt Lowpro black tool box
    - Satoshi'd Grille (Made by 03tacoman) with M1 Homertaco mesh
    - 15% window tint



    Interior:
    - Weathertech floormats
    - Locking Glove Box Latch from a 4Runner
    - JVC-KDR840BT stereo
    - Orion C0700.1M2 amp
    - 10" Kicker CompVT10 subwoofer
    - Wet Okole Seat Covers


    Lighting:
    - 35w Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini D2S retrofit w/ amber halos
    - Rigid Industries Dually D2 Driving Beam Lights
    - LED Reverse Bulbs
    - LED interior lights
    - Under Hood Lights - Pics
    - Bed Lights



    Other:
    - Rustoleum Bedlined Bed Rails
    - Grey Wire Mod
    - Rustoleum Bedlined Fender Flares
    - B.A.M.F. BPV Bracket
    - 14" Magnaflow Muffler Dumped
    - 1" Diff. Drop Kit
    - UltraGauge
    - 20lb CO2 Tank
    - Trailhead Auto Tire Deflators
    - Uniden 520XL PRO CB
    - Diff. Breather Mod
    - Aux. Relay/Fuse Block
    - Redline Tuning Hood Struts - Pics
    - CVT Mt. Shasta RTT


    Future Mods:
    - Bilstein/Eibach suspenion
    - 33x12.50x15 KM2's
    - Magnaflow Muffler
    - CO2 Tank System
    - Uniden CB Radio
    - 4xInnovation Rock sliders
    - HiLift, recovery gear, etc.
    - White interior Lights
    - MagLite & Quickfist Mount
    - Diff. Breather Mod
    - Tint
    - Upgraded Sound System
    - HomerTaco M1 Mesh
    - Relentless Fabrication Front Bumper
    - HID retrofit
    - Rigid Industries Dually D2 Driving Beam Lights
    - Aux. Relay/Fuse Block
    - All Pro Expo Leafs
    - Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks
    - Wet Okoles
    - Hood Lights
    - All Pro Bed Rack
    - Shovel
    - Fiskars Axe
    - Bed Lights
    - CVT Mt. Shasta RTT
    - Re-gear 4:88's with ARB front locker
    - Relentless Front Bumper
    - Budbuilt Skids
    - Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
    - Marion Bumper2Bumper Alternator/Wiring upgrade with IBS Dual Battery System
    - CBI Bushmaster 1.0
    - Full Size Spare Tire
    - Rotopax First Aid and Water Kit
    - Rigid Industries Rock Lights
    - TJM Stealth 9000 Winch
    - 2 Lightforce 170 Striker HID Spot Lights
    - Hood Light Mounts With Rigid Industries Dually D2 Driving Beam Lights
    - Line-x Bed
    - Rigid Industries Dually D2 Wide Beam lights reverse lights
    - 40" light bar on the roof
    - Snorkel
    - Deck Plate Mod
    - Frame Plates
    - U-Bolt Flip Kit






    Videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76OKonfq2Ao
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_RlYCwfhGY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMCZcTwb50I
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5eiJ0ePkP0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5XOuG0EQY0
     
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  2. Dec 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Haha it's gonna be a while before the mods, hold onto your popcorn!
     
  3. Dec 22, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Can't go wrong with a 1st gen! :)
     
  4. Dec 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    Removed the ARE topper today as well as inserted some foam between the dash and windshield to make it stop squeaking.
    Where the bed topper was on the bed of the truck, there were some gouges in the paint, so I'm going to get some Duplicolor bedliner or something to paint the rails of the bed. Unless somebody recommend a better type of bedliner in a can.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    Painted some Rustoleum bedliner on the driver side bed rail yesterday, didn't have time to paint both sides. Got some tools for Christmas and enough money to buy a toolbox tomorrow!
     
  6. Dec 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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    Spent all day looking for a toolbox today, but nobody carries any that will fit in my truck in black...
     
  7. Dec 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    Well I've been a little slow on updating this... So far I've painted both bed rails with Rustoleum bedliner and still can't find a black tool box to fit my truck, except for the skinny 12 inch wide ones. I sold the camper shell to a friend of mine, and I got payed all the extra money that the military owed me in my last paycheck, so it looks like a lift is in the very near future! :) I just have to wait until I go back to my base and see what tools and other things the garage on the base supplies.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    Got my truck back from Toyota yesterday after having them replace the timing belt and water pump. I also finally found a black tool box that would fit in my truck, although it was a little pricey....
    Took some pics of the truck as well, just got and instagram and I think I'm addicted... Haha
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  9. Jan 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    I haven't used the locker too much, but I can definitely tell a difference when I get a tire in the air and the truck is still pulling by itself. I have yet to do the 2lo locker mod, I can't wait to test that!

    As for painting the fenders, I want to use Rustoleum bed liner since I plan to paint the whole lower quarter of the truck in it. I'm just waiting to see how well it holds up on my bed rails and whether or not it fades much.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    Uhm, Huh? Haha mine is the stick shift 4wd without the button.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    Whoops, yes that's what I meant!
     
  12. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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    I just want to see how much of a difference a locker makes. But I can see how it's more something to play around with than use.

    The only thing is I'm not sure how much I'll ever get to drive off road at all when I go back to Missouri....
     
  13. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Yeah, true. I just don't want to buy all these parts to set it up for off road and then never be able to use it.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    Nice lookin truck! I really liked what you did to the last one so im lookin foward to a good build! Speaking of which what did you end up doing with your old one?
     
  15. Jan 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    Hmm, I'm really wanting to do something to my truck this weekend... I plan on dong the grey wire mod and extending the antenna for my keyless entry.

    I'm debating on whether or not to plastidip the bumpers and grille to get rid of most of the chrome. Thinking about tinting my taillights as well. I can't decide if it'll look good or not... Any thoughts?

    I'm going to attempt to remove the chrome step bars as well, if I can think of a place to store them!
     
  16. Jan 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    Definitely! The only problem is having somewhere to put them after I take them off...
     
  17. Jan 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    Yeah I might just plastidip my fenders until I see how good the rustoleum bedliner lasts on the fender rails.

    But I still have to figure out where to put the steps until I can sell them! Haha
     
  18. Jan 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    The closest Toyota dealership is 40 miles away... Haha so I'll probably go buy some of that back to black cleaner and buy some clips later. I thought you painted your fenders green like your truck?
     
  19. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    Man your truck looks great! I'll see what type of clips I need and then order some, for now I'll just go buy some back to black, wash the truck really good, and then plastidip the bumpers and grille.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2013 at 4:57 AM
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    Sense we almost have the same truck i'm going to watch this thread... I'm planing on changing up my truck, but for now i'm just doing all the mantinace. I fininshed up the timing belt, water pump plugs, wires, oil and fuel filter last weekend this weekend will be Amsoil in all the gear cases.

    love the black tool box you got ... I like the one on my truck but wish it was black... I'm going to change it ... don't know if I'm going to paint it powder it or just sell it and get a black one.
     
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