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Since Toyota won't make it...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GoBlueFan, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    No regular cab sport model, so I decided to make my own. Found a take off set of TRD Bilstiens front and rear, and a set of sport wheels. The suspension came off a V6 (mines a 4-banger) so the front springs are a tad stiffer than the stockers. I also added a 1/4" spacer and it's just about level now. Found a set of used 265/70R17 Goodyear AT/S on the cheap and I'm in business.

    I'll add the sport hood sometime, I'm looking for one cheap and intact at the salvage yards, but will probably just buy a new one. I still have to order up some SockMonkey beside stickers to finish off the exterior.

    Not really worried about the limited slip rear end...the truck already meets my needs. I just wanted it to look the way I wanted it to look. I'm not worried that it isn't a "real" TRD Sport, could care less. Cost me less than $500 to get it where it is and that will come down considerably when I sell my other wheels/tires that I took off.

    The ride is MUCH better than it was with the standard suspension. Much more controlled and a bit more firm. Still very nice ride though.

    Here's some pics.
    I did remove the lift spacers from the springs...jacked the front end up about 5 inches. Not pretty. LOL
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    Before pics in my gallery.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Looks good.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Navigator

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    Looks pretty slick....

    Kind of a Yota version of a Z71 reg cab short box.

    I like it!
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Burgman

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    looks dope, nive mod and did that guy compare a tacoma to a chevy.... wtf... sorry blue he was mistaken trust me
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Lots.
    Great build... but it has chrome... :D
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    Liam1234

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    Looks sweet!!! Great job.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    I like chrome....not quite chromosexual mind you...but I don't mind it in moderation.:D
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Looks good man! Good Job! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Simon2150

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    Looks good and it's DSM! Sweet!
     
  10. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    thanks...not many DSM around. I see one once in awhile. Never modded though.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    post a b4 and after, please
     
  12. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    before:
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    After:
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  13. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    u can def. see how much better it looks now
     
  14. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    well, removing the roof warts were a MAJOR improvement on their own.:anonymous: Still can't figure out why the previous owner did that.:notsure:
     
  15. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    I like it, a lot! Nice job.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Burgman

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    didnt even notice thos, hahaha those are so ugly... maybe a new step boards next?
     
  17. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    I don't care for the step bars either, but they prevent door dingers a little. I think I might pull them off this weekend to see what it looks like and how it is to get in and out of.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    it looks great, i cant wait to see it with the sport hood and bedside decals
     
  19. Jul 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    Truck looks good! Diggin the DSM...
     
  20. Jul 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    I DONT CARE IF IT'S A RE-POST
    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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