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SpeedBlueTaco0502 Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpeedBlueTaco0502, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

    SpeedBlueTaco0502 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is my Thread on my build on my 2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner TRD.
    I found my truck at Car Max in July 2010. The last vehicle I had before this was a 2004 Jeep Sahara. I loved the Jeep, but it became a money pit with transmission breaking and the rear U-joint popping off at 40 mph. My Jeep was payed off, I needed something to carry things for my house and my German Shepard. I came across this Truck from Roseville, California for $19,999 with only 23K miles at the time. So I sold my Jeep, and I also sold my 1967 Firebird Project Vehicle.

    The day I bought it..
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    The first thing I did, was remove those god awful looking Side steps(which if anyone is interested...PM me), I then went to America's Discount tires, order my Hankook Dynapro ATM's for $700.00.

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    This is how it sits right now. I also Plasti Dip the lower front bumper.

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    Back in December, my tailgate was stolen, reported it to Fresno PD, didn't do shit, but my insurance covered it, so here is the new tailgate. When I got the truck back from the shop, I kept the tailgate inside the house....until I gotten a POP&LOCK.

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    So before my 29th birthday, I gotten myself some early gifts for my truck, gotten the POP&Lock, thanks Nobile Truck Accessory Centers, that supplied it.

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    I then went to Pep boys that day to get me a AVS bug deflector, I know it looks funny looking, but I don't want to replace a windshield on a vehicle again!
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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    Blueberry

    Blueberry Well-Known Member

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    Custom Roofrack, Satoshi, Ammo-can in bed, Hi-lift, 2 HID Hella 700's, 4 Automatcentral 7" Offroad Lamps, 2 Hella Work/Bed Lamps, "Derp'd" Radio and Shifter Console, Anytime Fog-light mod, Anytime Rearview Camera mod, DTRL mod, Awesome TW sticker mod.
  3. Mar 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    -Nitro 4.56 gears - Arb Front and Rear lockers. -Rear Swing out bumper Curiosity of ( Dept .94) https://www.facebook.com/Dept94 -Tinted, -ProComp 6 inch lift with Icon Coil overs and Bilstein's 7100Resi -315/70/17 - 17x8 in Pro Comp Matte black rims 4.5 bs -East Coast Gear Supply Sliders -ALL Pro EXP LEaf pack -Camburg UCA's -CAB mount CHOP
    looks good man :thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 14, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

    SpeedBlueTaco0502 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, my next upgrade are the 5100's. BUT....I'm concern with the front shocks adjusted to the max...will it be even with the 5100 rear shocks?
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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    Blueberry

    Blueberry Well-Known Member

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    Are you wanting to lift or just level?
     
  6. Mar 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

    SpeedBlueTaco0502 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Level it out.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Blueberry

    Blueberry Well-Known Member

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    Ah, that I'm not sure about.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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    :laugh: i would put my tailgate inside also if it got stolen and just got a new one
     
  9. Mar 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBpLKyaG9BE

    I seen the video of this...but...I just wished they say that the rear 5100 can still be even with the front ride height...
     
  10. Mar 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    Blueberry

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    It is my uneducated opinion that it would still be level since you aren't adding the extra AAL. Why not just buy the front billys only and keep the rear shocks stock? You'd save some cash that way too.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    ajohnson

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    Use the 1.75" setting on the 5100's IMO.

    Good looking truck!
     
  12. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

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    That would be a good idea! Thanks! Hey I was looking in you build page, how is the CAI for you?
     
  13. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

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    Thank you! Your truck is pretty awesome with those headlights!
     
  14. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Thanks. Sucks that you sold the Firebird. That is one of my favorite classics.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Blueberry

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    I like it. The general consensus on most CAI's is that they make a pretty sound but the don't do much for power. That being said I'd have to agree but god I do love the noise when I open up the throttle. :D
     
  16. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

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    That's what I needed to know! I am looking at getting that when I install a magnaflow system.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    So my tax return is almost here...going to order a Leer 100R with the sport package.


    For wheels, I am going for a 16x8 American Racing ATX Artillery Wheel..I love my Hankooks Dynapro ATMS...can I set my tires on to these, or do I go and pay for a bigger tire...also do I need to change the gearing for a slightly bigger tire?



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  18. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    That week was the hardest week of my life. I worked on that car when I was 13...I still kick myself a little bit..Not to mention...it was a 400.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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    your current tires will work if you get the right backspacing on the wheels (4.5 inch backspacing is recommended) unless you plan on lifting your truck you don't need to go bigger on tires also you would only need to get new gears if you went with like a 35 inch tire but most common other members get 285/75/16 tires with their lift. hope this helped!
     
  20. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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