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Sch0enne's 2003 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by sch0enne, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Nov 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    March 2013!

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    As she sits today! Nov28 2012

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    Hey everyone!

    My truck is a 2003 Tacoma TRD 4x4 3.4L. I have had it for just over a month now and figured I should start a build thread. I bought it in pretty rough mehanical shape and I am exited to get it going!

    2003 Tacoma 3.4L 4x4 Manual 99,700 Miles
    33x12.50 Duratracs on black 15" steel wheels
    OME Dakar Leafs
    OME Nitrocharger shocks
    Fabtech coilovers (Old and ready to be replaced)
    Black Grille and grille surround
    Bed Liner



    Here is what it looked like the day I brought it home. The rear end sagged a bit, it was missing a rear shock and the front brakes and rotors where toast!

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    The first couple things i did to it include front brakes and rotors, Oil change, Front and rear diff fluid, Trans fluid, transfer case fluid and replaced the broken e-brake cable... Oh and soe 33x12.50 Duratracs.

    Then this fun stuff came in!

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    OME leafs and Nitrocharger shocks. I had to give up the first night I tried to install because the Leaf eye bolt was seized and had to be cut out. I got some grade 8 bolts from the local hardware shop the next day and started again. here are some photos of the process..

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    Continued....
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  2. Nov 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is how it sits after the rear lift!

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    I am hapy with the outcome and will be replacing the front suspension soon.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Today I removed the Lower valance and re-located the blinkers to the top part of the bumper. I was going to put them in my corner markers like alot of people do but I found these cool LED lights that I really liked.

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    flxing!

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  4. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    00taco00

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    Niiice truck dude!!!
     
  5. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    sch0enne

    sch0enne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank god someone finally commented on it! i have been waiting dayssss haha

    I am having alot of fun with this truck so far
     
  6. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Gleason05

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    Nice looking truck man, gonna be a sweet build.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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  8. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    superswamper003

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    I really like the front view of the truck, looks pretty good so far. What are your plans for it?
     
  9. Nov 28, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    rawdog

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    Nice contrast on the pic.. Looks great!

    cool blinkers
     
  10. Nov 28, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Really like the stance!!
    Where did you find the blinkers? I've been looking to get some to put on my bumper rather than having them in my corners
     
  11. Nov 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    sch0enne

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    I got them at Princess Auto $7.99 each.. Well worth it and an easy install
     
  12. Nov 28, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    sch0enne

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    Next thing would be to upgrade the front suspension. I think im going to go OME there also. Right not i have some rusty, leaking Fabtech coilovers that need to go.

    My want list includes Front bumper, skid plate, Bestop topper or canopy and some lights!
     
  13. Nov 28, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    superswamper003

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    Sounds good to me :D
     
  14. Nov 29, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    J88logue

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    Where'd you find all the snow?
     
  15. Nov 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    sch0enne

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    It was only like a 15min drive from my place!
     
  16. Nov 29, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Did u paint the trim and grill or buy it aftermarket? Truck looks sweet man
     
  17. Nov 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    sch0enne

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    I plasti dipped it :anonymous: there was an aftermarked chrome billet grill on the truck when I bought it that was peeling so I did that and the grille surround.
     
  18. Nov 30, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    murphy87

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    Nice it looks great. What's this plastic dip I hear everyone speaking of?
     
  19. Dec 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    looks bad ass man
     
  20. Dec 1, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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