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SeattleCoug's Black Beauty Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by SeattleCoug, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Jun 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Totaled my 2000 Ford Explorer in April of 2012.
    Bought a completely stock 1999 Tacoma in June of 2012.
    Twas a blessing in disguise.
    because I got the mod bug.​


    1999 Extra Cab 2 Door. TRD. SR5. 3.4L V6. 5-speed Manual​

    Name: "Brandy"
    Manufacture Date (birthday): August 02, 1999

    Previous Owner #1: Eagle Creek, Oregon (22 miles SE of Portland) - original purchase in October of 1999.
    Previous Owner #2: Sherwood, Oregon (15 miles SW of Portland) - transferred at 82,000 miles in February of 2003.
    Previous Owner #3: Woodburn, Oregon (30 miles S of Portland) - transferred at 110,000 miles in October of 2005.
    Current Ownership: Shoreline, Washington (10 miles N of Seattle) - transferred at 144,000 miles in June of 2012.


    How It Sits Currently:
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    How It Was When I Bought It Stock Off Of Craigslist Ad:
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    ...And The Bullshit I Drove Before Getting The Tacoma:
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    Suspension:
    Front Bilstein 5100s
    Eibach 3" Coils
    Front Diff Drop Kit
    Rear 9.25" Bilstein 5125s
    AllPoo Expedition Leaf Springs
    Extended Rear Brake Line
    B.A.M.F. Brake Proportioning Valve (BPV) Bracket
    Pinch Weld Be Gone Mod (Cut/Ground It To Nothing)

    Wheels/Tires
    285/75/16 Load Range E (8 ply) Goodyear Duratracs
    16x8" Pro Comp 7069s - 6-5.5 Bolt Pattern - 4" Backspacing

    Armor/Metal Fabrication
    Elite Off Road Front Plate Bumper
    B.A.M.F. Sliders
    B.A.M.F. CB Tailgate Mount

    Audio
    Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Head Unit
    Rockford Fostgate T1000 Amplifier
    Diamond 12" Subwoofer
    Front Door Alpine SPS-610C Speakers
    Rear Infiniti Speakers
    Dynamat Cab Interior

    Lighting
    New OEM Headlight Housings as of 2012
    Clear Corner Light Housings
    The FREE Blinker Light Relocation Mod
    Dash/Map Light/Dome Light LEDs
    License Plate/Back Up Light LEDs
    LightForce 240 Blitz's
    Rigid Industries Dually D2's



    Exterior Mods: Click on numbers for links to related pictures/posts

    06/2012 -- Line-X Bed Liner
    07/2012 -- Replaced OEM Horn with a 1997 Cadillac Deville Horn
    12/2012 -- 2001-2004 Power Mirrors
    03/2013 -- DIY Remove Your Badges: Click HERE For The Thread
    06/2013 -- Tinted Front Turn Signal Housing [blacked out], Tail Light Housing [light tint] & 3rd Brake Light [light tint]
    06/2013 -- UWS Tool Box
    06/2013 -- Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler
    07/2013 -- Custom TRD Decals
    07/2013 -- Plasti-Dipped Stock Wheels
    07/2013 -- Replaced Tinted OEM Corner Lights with Clear Corner Lights
    09/2013 -- Front Bilstein 5100s, Eibach Coils, Rear Bilstein 5125s, Expedition Leafs Springs
    09/2013 -- 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs & Pro Comp 7069s
    09/2013 -- License Plate LED Lights
    10/2013 -- Backup LED Lights
    12/2013 -- B.A.M.F. Sliders
    03/2014 -- Elite OffRoad Bumper, WARN M8000 Winch, AmSteel Synthetic Rope, Viking Fairlead, Factory55 ProLink Thimble, LightForce 240s, Rigid Industries D2s





    Interior Mods:

    06/2012 -- Premier Deck, 12” Diamond Subwoofer, Rockford Fostgate T1000 Amplifier
    12/2012 -- Temperature Gauge
    06/2013 -- Gauge Cluster & A/C Panel LEDs
    07/2013 -- Gear Shifter Leather Boot to Carpet Mod - Click HERE For The Thread
    07/2013 -- Replaced 1999 Factory Center Console with a 2001-2004 Center Console
    07/2013 -- Rear Window Gun Rack
    07/2013 -- Uniden CB Radio
    08/2013 -- Viper 5704 Car Alarm
    08/2013 -- 2001-2004 Rearview Mirror Maplight
    08/2013 -- Front Windows at 20% Tint
    09/2013 -- Off-Road & Foglight O.T.R.A.T.T.W Switches
    09/2013 -- Aluminum Rear Window Lock Bars
    10/2013 -- UltraGauge
    10/2013 -- Wet Okole Seat Covers
    10/2013 -- Premier to Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Head Unit
    10/2013 -- CB Microphone Mount
    11/2013 -- Dynamat Sound Deadened Cab Interior
    11/2013 -- Grey Wire Mod
    07/2014 -- Windshield Visor 5% Tint Strip



    __________________ Wish List/To Do Mods (more or less in order of importance)

    - CBI Bushmaster 1.0 w/ Swing Away Tire Carrier & Jerry Can Holders
    - Full Size Spare Tire
    - Fix Squeaky Clutch Spring
    - Retrofit Headlights - H1 Kit
    - Total Chaos Upper Control Arms
    - Millermatic 211 Mig Welder
    - The Source 20 Pound CO2 Tank
    - HyperFlo MAX 0-250psi Adjustable CO2 Regulator
    - Comp-Flex CO2 Hose Assembly (20')
    - Power Tank TIG-8200 Inflator
    - Fab A Bed Rack
    - CVT Mt. Shasta RTT with 79 Awning
    - Re-Gear to 4.56/4.88
    - HID Conversion for LF 240s (PENDING INSTALL)
    - Rear Diff Breather Mod




    __________________ Links To Reference Posts:
    - Retrofit/HID Headlights: 1
    - CVT Roof Top Tent: 1
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2014
  2. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    First things First
    New Line-X Bedliner and a few decals

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    Remove Canopy and give her a full Wash and Detail

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  3. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Installed a new Premier deck
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    Amplifier underneath the passenger seat
    Front
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    Back
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    Diamond 12" Subwoofer
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  4. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    My Dad installed new Power Mirrors as a Xmas Present
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    Removed and Painted the Windshield Wiper Plastic
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    Installed a Temperature Gauge
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  5. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Installed New Gauge Cluster LEDs
    A/C Panel has lights I just don't have them in for this photo
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  6. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Painted Valence
    Used:
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    Has been on for 6+ months and doesn't show any signs of wear, though next time I'll use an actual bumper paint



    Before:
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    After:
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  7. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    MUST DERP ALL CHROME
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    De-Badged the Tailgate​
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    Shot the 3rd Brake Light with 1 Coat of Tint & New LED Bulbs
    Hard to see with the glare, but you get the idea, just a little darker.
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  8. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Painted the Exhaust Tip
    Shot it with this:
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    and a Few Clear Coats as well

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  9. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    SeattleCoug

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    Just did the blinker mod through using the steps from this thread:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/186115-free-blinker-light-relocation-mod.html


    If you have a 98-00 and are doing this, I'd seriously consider getting LED bulbs for the turn signals. The incandescent bulbs give off a much higher temperature than LEDs would (twice as much).

    I say this because I left my hazards on for about 5-10 minutes to see the difference between this mod and the OEM way Toyota set em up. When I turned the hazards off I noticed a very very small spot on the corner light housing that was starting to get burned through due to the heat from the constantly flashing turn signals.

    It does not matter if you are just using the turn signals for switching lanes, stop lights, etc. but in the off chance that you are a space cadet that day or are testing your Tacos limits and run out of gas or break down and have to keep your flashers on for 30+ minutes then you better believe that you may have to end up replacing those OEM housings as well.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Change Out LEDs

    Went from Blue LEDs
    Gage Cluster has 4 (194 LED Bulb - 5 LED Wide Angle Wedge Base)
    A/C Panel has 2 (74 LED Bulb - 1 LED Wedge Base)

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    Now switched out to ALL white LEDs
    Gage Cluster has 4 (194 LED Bulb - 5 SMD LED Wide Angle Wedge Base)
    A/C Panel has 2 (74 LED Bulb - 1 SMD LED Wedge Base)

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  11. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    SeattleCoug

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  12. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    Interior -Okole Seat Covers Exterior -LT 265/75/16 -EGR In-Channel Window Visors -Short Antenna -Amber Fog Light Covers -PlastiDip Grill
    Nice looking truck. I love the first gens. How was "derp"ing all the chrome? Did it come out smooth and even? I want to do it to my 2013 bumpers, but I'm scared it might come out uneven.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    m3bassman

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    Looks Good.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    Good looking truck so you going to keep it unlifted and technically "stock"?
     
  15. Jul 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Derping the chrome was a little time consuming since each piece took 3-4 (thick) coats, but it turned out VERY good. I think the trick to derping is prep prep prep, along with that make sure the 1st coat is sprayed evenly and is thick.

    I can take a couple of up close pictures for you tomorrow...? I would go for it though, and if you end up not liking it you lost $6 on a cheap mod and can just peel off the rubber.


    Thanks man! It woulda been sweet to have 2 badass Tacos in a 8 mile area but I had to go and graduate


    Yeah I think that's the plan for now... my Dad keeps talking it down on how bad it is for the drive shaft and everything else. He likes to use the analogy "it's like a woman in heels, it's fine for a day but if she's in em for a long time then they're gonna take a beating on her".... I keep hankering for a 2-3" Blistein 5100 lift
     
  16. Jul 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    I don't blame you there.

    I recommend OME suspension.
     
  17. Jul 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    Yea that would be great. I would like to see an up close picture. I've been meaning to do it for a while, but I hear mixed reviews about it.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Yeah I'm gonna stick with that for now. I just think getting some 15x8 pro comp rims would look a little funky on a stock set up. I'll just have to search for some photos of others who have it so I can compare..


    Here ya go, snapped a few for you. Some definitely turned out better (rear bumper, front bumper [2] chrome pieces/grill outline, back fender flares) than others (taco front grill emblem, passenger handle)....

    Rear Bumper:
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    [2] Front Chrome Bumper Pieces -- keep in mind they are dirty since I haven't given it a wash for a while:
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    Grill Outline:
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    Fender Flare:
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    Door Handle:
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    Hope that helped :cheers:
     
  19. Jul 7, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Blacked Out the 'Tacoma' Tailgate Badge​

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    Ehhhh I kinda liked how the badge 'popped' before but oh well this'll do for now
     
  20. Jul 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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