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Southern01Taco's build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Southern01Taco, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Jan 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Southern01Taco

    Southern01Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to make me a build thread. I would have started it a long time ago but I didn't realize I would go as far with the truck as I have. So I'm going to try to list everything I have done so far. Then put up some pics of the progress from start to where I'm at now.

    Suspension:
    Toytec Coilovers with 600lb springs
    Chevy 63" Leaf Springs
    RuffStuff Specialties Chevy 63 ideal swap kit
    Ballistic joints for the shackle hangers
    Bilstein 5125 14" travel
    Wheelers extended rear brake line + stock brake line
    Removed sway-bar
    Diff drop

    Wheels/Tires:
    33 x 10.5/16 Super Swamper Boggers
    16x8 Cragar Soft 8's with 5" backspacing
    Total Metal Innovations DIY Beadlocks
    SCS wheels and 33x10.50 Gateway Buckshots for daily use
    Spidertrax spacers

    Armor/Exterior:
    Elite Front Bumper
    Elite Rear Bumper
    CBI Bolt-on Sliders
    Homemade Bed Rack
    Homemade Skids (bash plate, oil pan, trans., t-case, gas tank)
    Grillcraft Grille
    Large tool box mounted on bed rack
    4' Firestik
    Pop & Lock tailgate lock
    Half Doors

    Lights:
    Retrofits with blacked out housings
    Factory corner lights, tinted
    LightForce 240 Blitz
    4" LEDs on CBI Windshield brackets
    4" HIDs in bumper
    Slimcubby LED offroad lights
    Blinker mod
    LED Rock Lights

    Engine/Drivetrain:
    Deckplate mod
    AFe Pro Dry filter
    Trd Supercharger
    URD 7th Injector
    URD 2.2 supercharger pulley
    Flex-a-Lite Dual Electric Fans
    grey wire mod
    GM cs144 alternator
    Big 3 upgrade to 4awg
    4.88 Gears
    Front ARB Locker
    Small compressor for locker

    Interior:
    Weathertechs
    Ultra-gauge
    Cobra CB
    Pioneer aftermarket radio
    35% tint on doors and 5% on the rear windows
    Switch panel under the radio
    Switch panel that replaced ash tray
    .50 cal ammo can for storage
    Dual gauge pod
    AEM digital boost gauge
    AEM digital wideband gauge
    Digital Voltmeter in factory clock
    Blue sea USB outlet
    Hand Throttle on shifter
    OTRATTW Switches

    Recovery:
    Hi-lift
    Homemade Hi-lift base
    Warn M8000
    Amsteel Blue Synthetic line
    10lb Powertank
    2nd 10lb Powertank for backup (not mounted yet)
    Recovery kit
    MV50 air compressor


    I'm sure there is something else that I missed. So on to the pictures. If you would like to see a more detailed picture or have questions about something above, feel free to ask.

    As it sits today.

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    A couple days after I bought it.

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    Lift and tint

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    Rims, tires, spacers, and grillcraft.

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    Elite front, 4" lights, LF 240's, and winch.

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    Elite rear.

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    Bed bar with autozone lights, hi-lift, CB antenna

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    That is kind of summarized but gives you and idea of my progress and where I'm at as of right now.
     
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  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    I got my rear lights installed today and my headlights came in also. I'm just waiting on the TRS group buy list to fill up so I can order my projectors.

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  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    looks good man! nice taco
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    Thanks.

    Here are some night pictures of all of my lights, including the new LEDs.

    Headlights

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    Headlights and Westin 4" fogs

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    Headlights, 4" fogs, and LF 240's

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    Reverse lights

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    LEDs

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  5. Jan 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    trd7

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  6. Jan 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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  7. Jan 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    The LED's look sick man I like them a lot.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Awesome looking truck! If you had gotten wheels with 4" backspacing would you have needed the spacers? Any rubbing so far?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Southern01Taco

    Southern01Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, yea they are ridiculously bright. So far I'm completely satisfied with them.

    Thanks

    Thanks. Honestly, I don't really know. I've heard that this style rim hits the brake caliper. And as far as tire rub, I get a lot at full flex. In this pic, the front and rear tires were stuffed so hard that the truck didn't want to move, but I just powered through and luckily didn't tear anything up/off lol.

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  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Southern01Taco

    Southern01Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered CBI bolt-on sliders. Hopefully they will be in before our next wheeling trip. Also, I added new pics to the OP.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    beautiful tacoma ! looks awesome I need to get me front and rear elite bumpers
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    Thanks. Yea I love mine.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    I got a couple of small things in the mail today and I also placed my order for the retrofits.

    My neoprene cover for my hi-lift.

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    And deflators. No more messing around with valve stems. It took a little while to get them set just right but it will make it so much easier out on the trail. Now I need to start collecting parts for my OBA. As far as compressors, I think I'm just going to get either a pair of superflow mv50's or one mv90. I haven't made up my mind yet.

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  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    So it has been pouring rain here for the last day or two and since hunting season is finally over I figured I would take this opportunity to have a little fun. I took a ride on the powerlines behind my house and almost buried my truck in a hole I had to winch out of once before. But this time I wasn't going to let it get the best of me so I put the hammer down and worked my way out. Here is the pictures of the aftermath.

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  15. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    My retrofit's should be here tomorrow, so I decided to go ahead and pull apart my housings. I can't wait to get them installed.

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    I think I'm going to paint the housings and shrouds black. Like the one pictured below. This picture is from sander1036's thread.


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  16. Feb 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    Looks good man!
     
  17. Feb 6, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Lostoam311

    Lostoam311 BAMF TACO

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    dude, these are sick! where'd ya get em??! My HID's keep going out and I'm sick of paying $40 a pop every couple months... like the idea of projector headlights with HID's instead... looks good man! thx for sharing...
     
  18. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    Thanks.

    I ordered them from theretrofitsource.com through a group buy.

    Mine came in today and I got a little done on them. I painted the housings yesterday. I painted the shrouds and installed the projectors today. Tomorrow I'm going to try to get the projectors adjusted straight, get the lens' back on the housings and maybe get them installed on the truck. Here are a couple pics of them so far.

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  19. Feb 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    My dream truck right here!
     
  20. Feb 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    truck looks awsome
    what lift do you have on it?
    how do you like the retros?
    were they hard to install and what paint did you use?
     
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