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Retard's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by dysfunctnlretard, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    After some time, and after conquering laziness, I decided making a build thread would be good. So here's my attempt. Let me know if Im missing details.

    As of January 12th My truck has:

    Front Bilstein 5100s set at 2.5"
    Total Chaos Upper Control Arms
    Rear Bilstein 5100s
    Deaver J66 Springs

    TRD Cold Air Intake
    Flowmaster 40 Series

    16" American Racing Mojaves
    33" BFG KM2s

    4XInnovations HREW Sliders
    Epic Industries Bed Bar w/ Yellow Dust Lights

    DDM Tuning 4500k HIDs
    Pioneer P-3100 Headunit
    Uniden 538 CB Radio W/ 4' Firestick & Integrated PA System
    Painted Grille
    Wet Okole Seat Covers
    Debadged Tailgate
    Black Door Badges
    Tinted Tail Lights
    Black Headlight Mod
    Limo Tinted Windows
    Differential Breather Mod


    I bought my truck In Mid-June of 2009. My wife and I walked into Toyota of Orange at 9:45 PM, 75 minutes before closing time, just to look, but ended up walking out with a Taco. I've always wanted a Tacoma, ever since I was in high school, but could never afford it. Now that I finally had my truck, nothing could be better. I loved my truck just the way it was, til I discovered TW.

    Heres a couple pictures of my truck the first week I had it.

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    Within the first month I had it, and of discovering TW, I thought it'd be pretty cool to test its capabilities offroad. So I hit up a local trail called Main Divide Road. I also added a Flowmaster 40 series muffler and debadged my tailgate, these were my first mods.


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    Then came the big mods. In September, I began with some 5100s lifted to 2.5" and an AAL. I also added some 16" ATX Mojaves wrapped in 33" BFG KM2s. I got a killer deal on the KM2s and it was a last minute decision, otherwise I wouldve went with some A/Ts. Im glad I got the muds though, their performance is amazing.

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    I had issues right after lifting my truck. It would wander all over the road and it felt horrible driving it. I realized I needed some new Upper Control Arms so I went with some Total Chaos Uniball control arms. They definitely fixed the problems I was having with the 2.5" lift and I was able to get my alignment within spec.

    I also added some DDM Tuning HID's which recently took a crap on me after getting mud all over them. The connections seem to have burned or something and the wires are loose. I tried cleaning it all up but they're not working properly so Ill be purchasing some new ones soon.

    Towards the end of September I found someone selling a TRD intake for super cheap so I proceeded to add that as well. Although the piece doesnt add much horsepower, I love the sound it makes. Its a more deep sound and definitately gives the truck some bigger balls.

    I also painted my grille during that time. I hated the chrome with a passion, and though the paint doesnt match perfectly [nothing ever will], it looks damn good IMO.


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    In October began looking for sliders after my wife complained the truck was too high and I began seeing alot of rocker panel damage. After looking around I determined the 4xInnovations had some of the best stuff around for the price. I paid $245 shipped for the HREW Kickout Sliders. I had them welded on by a local shop and they have performed great. Ive used them in some recent trips to Cleghorn Ridge and I'm very satisfied with their performance. They also work great as steps.​


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    In November, I started the Wet Okole group buy and bought a set. They came out great. They definitely give you more cushion and have done great in protecting my seats. In a recent mudding trip I was very relieved when I had to climb all over my seats with mud all over my feet since I had covers. I got home, took them off, washed them, and theyre still lookin brand new.


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    I added a CB radio that month as well. I went with a Uniden Pro538 off Amazon and also purchased a 4' Firestick from Right Channel Radios. After seeing/hearing WhatThePho's setup, I thought it'd be cool to add a PA speaker as well and did so. I went with a 50/100w Radio Shack weatherproof PA Speaker. Its gave me no issues and many can attest to its great performance.


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    More recently I picked up a bed bar from Epic Industries and added a couple of dust lights from Harbor Freight. They only come in "ugly, cheap-ass looking amber" color so I painted them yellow and they came out great.

    At mod day, I also swapped tail lights with Ray. He had tinted tails and mine were 09 LEDs. The picture doesnt really do justice but the swap made both our trucks look more bad ass. Thanks Ray


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    In December, I also added a Pioneer Touchscreen headunit. I had been having trouble with my stock radio. It would shut off when offroading, fail to recognize my iPod, and just a major PITA. Toyota said it would take about 90 days to get a new one and I said f it and pulled the trigger on a touchscreen. Im not a big audio guru and Im not usually into the fancy screens but this one is really nice. I can appreciate controlling my iPod through the steering wheel and seeing all the song info from that screen. It also allows me to play DVDs which I put to use much more often than I though I would.

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    Its now January of 2010 and Ive had my truck for a little over 6 months. Its come a long way and I've put alot of money into it. I was supposed to go Long Travel soon but my second job fell through and thus funding ceased. In the next 6 weeks I plan to add some lift spindles to my truck to remove any preload from the coilovers. I hate the stiff ride. I also plan on purchasing some new coilovers for the front, Im pretty sure they're gonna be Fox 2.5s set at 0" so Ill have a nice soft ride, good travel, and the full benefits of the shock.

    In a few days, Ill be picking up my Deaver 10 pack as well which should definitely soften the rear as well and help it flex when needed in offroad situations.

    In the next year, I'd really like to finish up the truck (how many times have you heard that?). This is my 2010 Mod List:

    -Timbrens
    -Rear Fox 2.5s
    -New Rear Bumper (Chrome Sucks)
    -Spare Tire Carrier
    -Roof Rack to carry my snowboard

    The future of my truck is unclear. I never anticipated offroading it but now that I enter the offroad scene and begin to travel more, I'm digging a 4x4. I may sell this truck later and buy a 4x4 or keep it as a toy and buy an AWD Subi, Ill probably buy the Subi though. Only time will tell.

    Here are some random pics of my truck. Hope you enjoyed Reading my build.

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  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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

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    Lookin good!
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    Drakken

    Drakken Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, looking forward to seeing the rest.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    05TRD4WD

    05TRD4WD Well-Known Member

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    looks good. i need to take some pics and start my own build thread
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford Well-Known Member

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    looks good but whats the deal with the aluminum foil?

    brett
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    that shit is dope
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    I think he broke his power steering cab at Ocotillo Wells.


    Truck looks good man.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Looks great!

    EDIT: 9000th post! :woot:
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    Nice brake resi cap? - How long did you wear that thing?
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    I don't like it...but will subscribe to see what goodies I can get for my truck...LOL
     
  11. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    rob1

    rob1 Well-Known Member

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    Niceeee!!!:thumbsup:
     
  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Stillfly199

    Stillfly199 ( . )( . )

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    Did you use any nuts on the back side of the bed with the antenna mount? Looks good for a prerunner :p
     
  13. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Looks like the kind of truck I'd like to pull out of a jam - Let's get out there again!
     
  14. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    :rofl:
    Will he be near water??

     
  15. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    jlvhrse

    jlvhrse Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! :drool:
     
  16. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    yea I used nuts on the backside. I
    lifted the black trim and used a small socket to tighten it down good. No issues so far
     
  17. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    My PA speaker isn't buckled down, it's sitting on the wheel well in between the battey and brake fluid reservoir. In ocotillo, it jumped and knocked the cap of the brake fluid resi. I've been sporting the aluminum foil mod for about 6 weeks. Lol. Toyota wants $32 for a cap and I didn't wanna pay that much for plastic but I couldn't find it anywhere else so I just ordered a new one today and it should be in this Tuesday. I'll also be doing a brake fluid flush so it'll all be clean and nice.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    theinjected1

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    Looks great. I like the way the white lettering on the tires looks. I do not know why, but sometimes it looks good, sometimes not. This time, it works.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    finished. thanks for reading.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    BigBawlzTaco

    BigBawlzTaco Wanna know how I got these scars?

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    LOL, thank you !!!
     
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