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SpeediTurtle's College Budget 96 Taco Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by TheSpeediTurtle, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Sep 15, 2015 at 12:59 AM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    OME 881's w/ nitro chargers and dakars
    Hey everybody!:wave:
    My name is Lucas. I wanted to start a build thread to keep track of the progress on my truck. Even though I'm a starving college student:bananadead:, I'm trying to get something done on the truck at least once a month. Hope you enjoy.
    How she sits right now: (as of 6/16/2016)
    [​IMG]IMG_0078 by Lucas Dodson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_0146 by Lucas Dodson, on Flickr

    Future Plans:

    Possible SAS?????

    DRIVELINE/SUSPENSION
    285/75-16 Duratracs
    Vision wheel 85 Black 8 series steelies 6x5.5 lug 16” 4” backspace

    OME 882 springs
    dakkar rear leaf pack
    Regear


    BED STUFF
    Canopy
    Roof top tent
    flippac (If I win the powerball)


    PROTECTION
    Front-Trail Gear low pro bumper
    Relentless Fab Defender Front bumper (eventually)
    CBI Bushmaster 1.0 rear w/ swingout
    New skid plates
    Sliders

    MISC
    Extended Brake Lines
    Snorkel
    Cb
    New Grill
    Hella 200mm headlight conversion
    New Corner Lights​

    12/12/15: Tires and whees

    12/6/15: New camper shell ($20:bananadance:)

    10/18/15: freshly linex'ed flexy time

    2/1/15: pre-superbowl shooting

    12/19/14: OME 3" Lift

    12/15/14: stock, as I bought her
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
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  2. Sep 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Played at Frenchman Lake a couple weeks ago. Here's a pretty cool shot my friend took.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2015 at 7:10 PM
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    CelsisTaco

    CelsisTaco Senior member.

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    Tinted windows, K&N intake, 4 inch lift, Kenwood head unit, Kickers, 10 inch sub, 33 inch Firestone Destination A/T, Rear 5125 Bilistien shocks with 3 inch blocks plus an add-a-leaf, front 3" toytec. Armor: Rear northwest trail innovations weld together kit.
    Pics of the highboy??:drool:
    Sweet taco man!
     
  4. Sep 16, 2015 at 11:48 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    OME 881's w/ nitro chargers and dakars
    Thanks man, it's a slow work in progress
    Meet Delilah, I had big plans for her but I had to sell:annoyed:


    I had some more pictures, can't seem to find them right now.
     
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  5. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
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    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Looks good so far! Love the first gens.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:10 AM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Thanks! Just took a quick look at your build:drool: love the tent placement on top of the cab.
     
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  7. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:14 AM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser Million bucks short of being a millionaire

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    Looking good! I'm in the same boat - been putting myself through school since 2009 - started a master's program this year and I'm working on a 3" 5100 lift. That Frenchman's lake place looks awesome!
     
  8. Sep 17, 2015 at 12:23 AM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Props to you for going for your masters! Frenchman was was really cool, wish I could've spent more time there but I had school the next day.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2015 at 3:46 AM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser Million bucks short of being a millionaire

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    Bummer lol. It's up there north of Reno? I might be able to stop by there next time I'm visiting my friend from high school up there in Truckee. Thanks for the props. School's a good tool once you know what you want to do - otherwise life is a great place to learn in the meantime - good lessons every day of life lol. Keep up the good work.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2015 at 10:28 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Yup, just about an hour north of Reno. If you're up in that area, I'd recommend Tamarack lakes too. Really beautiful area up there. hit me up if you go!
     
  11. Sep 28, 2015 at 5:52 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Just picked up a tool box for the bed for free from my neighbor. Waiting to install until I get a new key made for it though.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2015 at 11:43 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Haven't been driving the truck too much lately, so I took her out to stretch her legs.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2015 at 6:38 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    My friend decided he wanted to do a quick camping trip for his birthday. Yesterday, we left the Ultra4 Nationals, quickly packed, and headed out. (We've been trying out a new/ interesting way to do overnighters: We usually arrive at our destination at night, make dinner, go to bed, and wake up to new landscapes. It's really cool to wake up and see everything you couldn't the night before.)
    Gassing up

    We arrived at Crater Lake (near S. Lake Tahoe) around 10:30/11pm

    I awoke to a really pretty valley with a nice blanket of fog
    Here's our little camp

    The Fall colors were out in force. Wish I had an actual camera to capture the beauty

    Obligatory flexing pictures

    All in all, a fun little trip. More Nighttime photo's coming soon.
     
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  14. Dec 7, 2015 at 12:48 AM
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    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Some friends and I went out to Verdi to goof around before finals start this week.
    Also, as you can probably see, I picked up a camper shell. It only cost me $20:bananadance:
     
  15. Dec 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM
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  16. Dec 8, 2015 at 9:53 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Thanks!
     
  17. Dec 12, 2015 at 7:37 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Cool things happened this week!
    New wheels and tires, plus a box of goodies from spidertrax (1.5" spacers)
    285/75-16 Duratracs on some cheap steelies off of summit racing.

    Right after I put the spacers on, some friends and I loaded up for a little snow adventure up to Verdi.
    Sittin' purdy
    obligatory "stuffed!" photo
    from left to right: 90', my buddies new 99' (he got such a good deal), Melany, and @TwinPineMedia 's Taco Jack
    All in all, a fun little trip just goofing around in the snow.
     
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  18. Dec 13, 2015 at 8:30 PM
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    Holy schmidt

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    Trucks looking good man! can i ask what your old tire size was?
     
  19. Dec 13, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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    TheSpeediTurtle

    TheSpeediTurtle [OP] Tappin' kegs, Spreadin' Legs

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    Thanks man, they were 31/10.5-15 maxxis bighorns. Not the best tires, but the size worked really well and looked good too.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2015 at 8:40 PM
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    Good to know thanks!
     
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