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Sander's '02 DC Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by sander1036, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    sander1036

    sander1036 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    02 SR5 TRD Double Cab 4x4
    THULE Roof Rack, Color matched grille w/ GrilleCraft, Toytec Ultimate, 33 x 12.5 Duratracs, Bushwacker Cut Out Flares, Cvt Mt Shasta, Cvt Awning, LEER Cap
    Sander's 02 DC Build
    Hey guys figured I would start a build thread. Hope everyone enjoys.


    Vehicle
    2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5
    3.4L V6, 4x4, w/ Auto Trans
    160k miles and counting

    Suspension:
    Toytec 3" Ultimate Lift
    (650lbs coilovers, 5100's, diff drop, OME Dakars and AAL w/ 5125's)
    Toytec Extended rear brake line
    Rear Diff-Breather Mod

    Performance:
    K&N Filter
    Mobile 1 synthetic
    Interior:
    Kenwood DDX770 Headunit
    Uniden 520XL CB Radio
    External CB Speaker
    Ultraguage

    Exterior:
    Thule roof rack
    Color matched grille
    Grillecraft
    Hella 500 Black Magics
    Bushwacker cut outs
    Safari Snorkel
    Wilson 4' Fiberglass Flex Antenna
    Firestik Door Jamb Mount
    AtoZ Fab Bed Rack
    CVT Mt. Shasta RTT
    CVT 79" Awning

    Armor and stuff
    Elite Offroad front plate bumper
    Elite Offroad rear plate bumper w/ dual swing out
    Elite Offroad hybrid rock sliders
    Smittybilt XRC8 winch
    BAMF Rear Diff Skid
    BAMF LCA skids
    SkidRow Skidplates

    Wheels & Tires:
    15" x 8" Granite Alloy GA9
    33" x 12.5" x 15" Goodyear Duratracs

    Coming Soon:

    U-Bolt Flip Kit
    Trail Gear Frame Box Kit
    Trail Gear Shock Relocation Kit


    As it is now:
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    I bought my Taco with 58,000 miles, back in 2007.
    Before the mods began:

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    Build:
    started my grillecraft with a grille shroud from parts geek
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    cut out the interior grille with a sawzaw and grinded edges down flush
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    Installed the grillecraft tto the outer grill piece
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    Before:
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    After:
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    Installed Hella 500 black magics behind grillecraft
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    Got my Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit
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    Passenger side Coilover needed a little persuasion from my bfh
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    Used the bottle jack for something useful
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    Just the front done
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    Got my wheels, tires, and flares... and installed them
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    sandblasted and repainted my rear brake drums
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    BAMF rear diff skid color matched and installed
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    Skid row skid plates came in the mail from 4wheelparts
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    All 3 skid plates installed
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    Went wheeling at rausch creek again
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    Received my rear bumper and sliders from fastenal
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    Painted the rear bumper with truck bed coating
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    Stock bumper off ready to install the new one
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    Installed
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    Added Dakars w/ the D6xl AAL to the Truck
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    Final stance with the dakars
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    A to Z Fab helped me build a bed rack for my RTT
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    Painted it and added a little advertising to it
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    Installed the CVT Mt. Shasta RTT
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    w/ the annex
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    how about two tents :cool:
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    Parts waiting on install
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  2. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    MTNative

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    Steve, Good looking truck...Where did you get the cut out fender flares? I've been looking all over and can't seem to find them for the double cab. Also, do you have more up close pics of how you did the satoshi? Thanks
     
  3. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    sander1036

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    THULE Roof Rack, Color matched grille w/ GrilleCraft, Toytec Ultimate, 33 x 12.5 Duratracs, Bushwacker Cut Out Flares, Cvt Mt Shasta, Cvt Awning, LEER Cap
    Thanks Mark, I ended up just ordering the flares for an ext. cab i think, they fit great i had no problems with them... i bought them from autoanything... Ill try to dig up some more pics
     
  4. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    MTNative

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    Did you have to do any modifications for the cutouts to fit? or is there any cutting needed? And thanks for the quick response.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    sander1036

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    with the cut outs i had to cut about a 1" by 10" piece off of each side of the fender along with the pinch weld mod to make them fit, and you have to drill holes in the side of the fenders to put the bolts in. and i dont have any close ups on the grillcraft but i can definitely answer any questions it was pretty easy to do
     
  6. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    MTNative

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    OK cool I just looked at Bushwackers website for installation instructions and believe I will be order a set soon.

    As far as the grill, how did you secure the mesh to the surround?
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    sander1036

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    THULE Roof Rack, Color matched grille w/ GrilleCraft, Toytec Ultimate, 33 x 12.5 Duratracs, Bushwacker Cut Out Flares, Cvt Mt Shasta, Cvt Awning, LEER Cap
    Yeah they are definitely nice... I had no choice with my tire combo I would've been pulled over right away if i didnt have them.

    the mesh had tabs on it that you just sent a screw into the inner part of the grille surround
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    travis9287

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    Very Nice! Looks great. Check out my build.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    sander1036

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    Thanks man! I really like how you painted your flares, when mine fade ill prolly paint them the same way. Good luck with your engine swap!
     
  10. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    your build is my idol build!
     
  11. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    sander1036

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    Thanks man!... theres only more to come haha :D
     
  12. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:24 AM
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    LBCdan

    LBCdan I got tiger blood.. WINNING

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    Nice truck! .. I was searching around for your build and I just found it. lol. Just curious.. why did you go with 15's instead of 16s? Are tires cheaper for 15's? Are you running wheel spacers?
     
  13. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    looks good man, anything else planned?
     
  14. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Very nice transformation! :thumbsup: Good looking truck!
     
  15. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    sander1036

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    Thanks Guys! I went with 15"s mostly because it was cheaper and I personally prefer more rubber than rim. And no im not running wheel spacers.

    I just started school so not much else is going to be happening to the truck till next summer, but im looking to make my own sliders and hopefully get an arb compressor so i have some on board air. And im getting a plate bumper and winch within the next couple of weeks
     
  16. Aug 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    sounds good, post some pics
     
  17. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    travis9287

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    Thanks man, I've got the new one bolted in, i just like a few small things on it so thats a plus side. I like your roof rack, I was thinking about getting one also.
     
  18. Aug 24, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    sander1036

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    thats good to hear... that rack has come in handy a lot for me.. i mostly use it for my kayak but it comes in real handy
     
  19. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    travis9287

    travis9287 Roll Tide!

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    I bet it does. Once i get mine going i plan on lifting it and getting a locker.
     
  20. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    sander1036

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    Thats sweet definitely post pics when your done... are you gonna go with an arb locker??
     
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