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[Project FREERIDE] Dan K's '99 Tacoma 'Super'd' 2.5" Lift 31" Tire |Offroad Sport|

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CBHoldin, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Feb 12, 2015 at 12:13 AM
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    CBHoldin

    CBHoldin [OP] ispin26

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    Dank
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    99 xtra Cab 3.4 Taco/Supercharged
    What it do! Finally a Tacoma owner--Subaru life no more!

    Building up a custom 1999 Tacoma--Subscribe and follow this build thread!
    :rasta: :rasta:

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    • Location: Crested Butte, Colorado (Tacoma Capitol of Colorado)


      Purpose/Focus/Vision:
      1. Offroad MTB shuttle vehicle
        [*]Daily driver
        [*]Offroad sport (1-2ton bed-load, no towing, mounted spare tire in bed)
        [*]Light crawling
        [*] KICKEN ASS




      Current Build:
    • '99 w/109000 mileage
      [*]SR5 V-6 4X4 TRD 2nd gen Supercharger, stock
      [*]31.65" tires on 16" rims--B.F. Goodrich T/A K/O 2's 265/75/16e (stoked on this new design!!)
      [*]Injen intake
      [*]borla Exhasut system
      [*]tuned performance headers (not sure if this is a company or not)
      [*]Eaton POSI rear-end
      [*]3" Fabtech suspension lift (damm near locked out for Texas street racing)
      [*]3" Body lift (...hideous, god awful, wack, terrible, the worst, not mountain, so Texas, filthy, bad, negative, GET IT OFF MY TRUCK)


    **Upgrades/Swaps/Custom Work NEEDED**:
    1. Full suspension swap--replace w/Old Man EMU front/rear
      [*]Delete 3" body lift back to stock (will need to lower stick shifter as the body lift creates altered placment of stick)
      [*]Replace front brake calipers w/big brake Tundra upgrade (need rotors/new brake cable lines/brake pads)
      [*]Full fluid change (engine oil, transmission, transfer case oil, differential oil, brakes, power steering, Supercharger 100K interval...? missing?)
      [*]Full filter change (fuel, oil, air..? missing?)
      [*]Replace spark plugs w/NGK Iridium IX plugs (..dank?)
      [*]Replace serpentine belt, as 2/3 engine belts have been replaced (16.25" long belt! Superchargers aint playin--oem specific part)
      [*]Flash the ECU at Toyota dealer
      [*]Bolt on 14G steel plate to inner tailgate--improves strength for loading material
      [*]Rocky-Road Outfitters SUPERSLIDER rocksliders
      [*]Bolt on steel skid plate
      [*]Custom welded 'TRD sport look' light bar/faux roll bar (pic attached)
      [*]Custom welded bed mounted tire holder (tire tucked&pitched as close to cab as possible)
      [*]ROLL ON BEDLINER AROUND ENTIER TRUCK--brushed metal colored body (Monstaliner, jeep pictured is the color I'm doing), black rocker panel skirt, black lined pickup-bed railing tops, red color lined tub, also custom 1995 Tacoma SX side panel decals (mango/gold colored decal pictured)

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    *ENGINE CLEAN OUT/REPLACE*;
    • Mass airflow sensor clean
    • Throttle body clean
    • Replace spark plug tube seals
    • Replace idler bearing
    • Clean/put some gear oil in the nose drive bearings/shaft
    • Replace valve cover gaskets
    • Replace upper&lower plenum gaskets
    • Replace CAM plugs&seals
    • Update any other plugs while in there (ignition wires ect ect)
    • ???________________???(!Please help me add to this list!)






    Casual overview;
    1. Suspension swap
    2. Brake swap
    3. Full tune up of engine wear/tear parts
    4. FULL fluid swap--100K pickup truck maintenance
    5. & SMOOTH BEDLINER PAINT JOB




    Please add suggestions, tips and Tacoma fanatic related information!!​



    BACKSTORY: I took a 34 hour grey hound bus from Denver to Corpus Christi Texas to buy this '99 Tacoma w/100K miles an TRD stock supercharger. ROLLED THE DICE GOING TO A PLACE I HAD NEVER BEEN AND ENDED UP WITH AN AWESOME TRUCK!!! 25 hour drive back to Colorado on 33" mud tires isn't as smooth as it seems (haha :) )

    ...bottom line, I'm 100% committed to building up, maintaining and wheelin' a SICK NASTY custom rigged Toyota Tacoma 1st gen around my mountain home, Crested Butte, Colorado :cool:

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    (shot next to the gulf of Mexico, shortly after purchasing my new Tacoma)​





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  2. Feb 12, 2015 at 4:08 PM
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    CBHoldin

    CBHoldin [OP] ispin26

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    got the EMU setup ready--install this Monday

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    mount suspension, get alignment on everything then ready for overhauling the other tid-bits
     
  3. Feb 12, 2015 at 5:18 PM
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    cep89

    cep89 Active Member

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    Nice truck, I'm looking forward to see how it works out for you. My 99 is similar but more stock and about twice the miles. I have a couple of questions:
    1. has the timing belt been done?
    2. What do you want to change with the dealer flash?
    3. Why the change to tundra brakes? Is the stock system lacking?
    4. I have old BFG ko's and love them, so how do the new KO2 do in mud and wet grass, the downfalls of old KOs.
    5. my stock 3.4 is pretty quick, how fast is it with a blower? 0-60?
     
  4. Feb 12, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    CBHoldin

    CBHoldin [OP] ispin26

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    1. Timing belt needs to be done--I'll just assume it hasn't been replaced so I can swap the water pump at the same instance and anything else that needs touching up.
    2. ECU flash gets the timing of the engine back to factory setting--wish I could elaborate on this further
    3. Stock tacoma brakes are junky--it's worth it to have money spent on being able to stop the truck that much quicker (MANDATORY upgrade if hauling/towing/plated up with armor driving above 45mph)
    4. New KO2's should be similar to the duratrac's from what I gathered--either way its going to get tested this summer. Will give periodic updates on the KO2's
    5. ..superchargers make the car faster/bit more powerful. I personally would spend dollars on suspension, wheels, brakes, frame maintenance, cleaned/tight engine block before I bought a supercharger. It's nice it came with the sale on my end--but by no means is it a make or break.

      basically, Superchargers are fully utailizted if everything else on the truck is tight (even the paint/body work--spend the money upfront on a Super for an older Taco, have the surface rust become pitted because you didn't seal it with updated paint work....no good as it makes the Super worthless at that point)
     
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  5. Apr 9, 2015 at 12:43 AM
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    CBHoldin

    CBHoldin [OP] ispin26

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    oh wow so much has happened since this last post

    will update ASAP with pics this time


    those squeaky drive shafts an superchargers are pesky as hell
     

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