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Snowman's 2004 4x4 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Snowman, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    ^ Gotcha, i think im going to try red. Should look pretty good on the white background.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    UTTaco93

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    Where did you get the black bumper???

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Apr 28, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    I got it from a local auto salvage. They carry aftermarket bumpers. It is an "unpainted" version. The Tacos came with either chrome (which mine was) or color-matched so the black is just an unpainted color-matched bumper.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    A gift from a friend of mine. Means a lot especially since she's a hardcore jeeper.

    Toyota Mug 02.jpg
    Toyota Mug 03.jpg
    Toyota Mug 01.jpg
     
  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner 01 4WD Prerunner

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    How do you do on gas mileage with the 285s? I know my 4 cyl auto with 31" MT is sluggish and gets bad gas mileage.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    I get about 250-275 miles to a tank of mixed city/highway. All highway I can get about 300-325. So not great. When I get new tires I'm going with 265s
     
  7. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    Nice truck buddy keep up the good work :thumbsup:
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    drifter

    drifter moderately modded

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    OME 880's/Nitrochargers, Rebuilt leaf packs, diff breather extension, hole in air box, truck toolbox, panasonic stereo, Mag light mount, Glasstite canopy, Custom designed/built light bar, Hella 500's.
    Hey nice looking truck :thumbsup:
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    When for a drive at my grandparents farm...
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    35.jpg

    029 (Sig 2).jpg
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Chicken lights, chrome and smoke tunes.
    How are you liking the rear dakars? Towing, flex, ride quality?
     
  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    I like them. Ride quality is great IMO. I replaced the stock leafs that were pretty shot so anything is better in comparison. haha
    I havent towed anything but I did drive 5000km across the country (3000mi) through some of the worst highways loaded with hundreds of pounds of everything I own and the truck was always predictable and planted.
    Cant comment on flex because I havent really been in an offroad situation where I've flexed a lot. Normal off road (trails, fields) they seem to work well.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    My stock ones are sagging bad, thanks for the quick reply!
     
  13. Jan 12, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    Wasnt too bad, there is a write up around here somewhere that I followed. I also worked at a Toyota dealer for nearly 3 years though so I have a bit more experience with mechanical work.

    http://lieblweb.com/steeringbush.html <- Guide
     
  14. Jan 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    Had a couple requests for sound clips of the exhaust. Here it is.
     

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  15. Mar 3, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    Rebel Taco Man

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    Bilsteins front and rear, Eibachs up front, 2" Toytec AAL in rear, Diff Drop, Grey Wire Mod
    for whoever was wondering on the rims, they look like they might be eagle alloys. not forsure though.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    No, I worked there before the recall began. Last I heard they replace any parts that need replacing because of the recall. Some people have got new shocks and springs, gas lines, exhaust parts. But I dont know anything for sure.
    The centers are eagle, I got them from a member on here. But no idea on the actual rims. Couldnt find a logo on them anywhere.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    New rocker switches
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Mar 24, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    Retrofit! Morimoto Mini H1s. Cutoff looks better in person, but I only have an iPhone camera and an uneven shed for the picture.
    HID Retrofit 01 (Low Beam).jpg

    HID Retrofit 02 (High Beam).jpg

    HID Retrofit 03 (Left).jpg

    HID Retrofit 04 (Right).jpg
     
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  19. Mar 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    Nice job :thumbsup:. how hard was it to do that, I was thinkin about doin it to mine
     
  20. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman [OP] I have a problem for your solution…

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    Easy. I thought it was going to be hard. Hardest part was figuring out a wiring issue I had. My blue/orange wires on the input had to be swapped
     

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