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Squeaky Penguin's (not much of a) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Aug 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    AAL installed:

    [​IMG]

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  2. Aug 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Also, a pic of me and my rig on the last wheelin trip.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  3. Aug 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    02 TRD Tacoma

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    Bilstein 5100 front and rear, dakar leaf pack, fuel hostage wheels, 285/70/17 Trail Grapplers M/T, color match shell, rola rack, hi -lift, dual cb antenna's with 520 XL cb, sandblasted bumpers an brush guard to paint black, color match grill, blacked out badges, and much more.
    awesome pics man. the scenery is amazing. like the camper u got on it an them sliders. keep up the good work.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Yeah, I certainly do live in a beautiful place!
     
  5. Aug 16, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Finally built up the courage to take the sway bar off. I'm defiently going to have to get use to it. I might end up putting it back on, and just take it off for wheelin trips. Doesn't seem like the best mod for the curvy mountain roads.

    And some driveway flex:
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    [​IMG]

    Great pic of my bent and dented bumper!
     
  6. Aug 17, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Some front flex and poser shots, for wheeling I'm loving the sway bar removed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I don't think it would've done this with the sway bar:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    Cool truck, I like the AAL look. I might have to do a Satoshi style some day. I definitely did NOT like the feel of no sway bar and my friends said it looked like my truck was about to roll over on curvy highways. With a shell and roof rack raising my CoG I decided to put it back on. I can deal with the slightly less flex :rolleyes:
     
  8. Aug 17, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Yeah, still feels a bit interesting turning the wheel back and forth driving down the road. For sudden movements it's really noticable, but just typical turns it doesn't feel like it's about to roll over, definetly more body roll, but not terrible. Being it only took me ~20 minutes to take it off, I think I'm just going to remove it as needed.

    As far as the Satoshi goes, I picked up a cheap black grill off ebay for $40 shipped, and the metal cost me $10. Mine is far from perfect but I think it turned out pretty good, and I still have the stock grill if I ever want to go back.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug Washington State University

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    AWESOME build! Great photos from your state as well!!
     
  10. Aug 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Thanks man! I appreciate it. I feel like this thread is more pictures than build, but I'm glad someone thinks I'm accomplishing something :thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    BPV relocation bracket installed

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    climber-420 I love tight cracks

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    Made an order from Superbrightleds to get a couple things:

    New reverse bulb comparison
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    Found out I was suppose to have a glove box light
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    Color matched my climate control bulbs to my headunit:
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    And also got some really bright dome and map lights. I did have to add some 1w 100ohm resistors to make them work with the key off though.
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    Can I get the model #'s you used for the reverse lights, and also the dome, map lights. that's awesome. I have the exact same truck, except mine is a 2004. your truck looks great.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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  14. Sep 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Did this:
    [​IMG]

    By doing this:
    [​IMG]

    So I hammered on it a little, got it back a little flater, and painted it up.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Made what I believe is my biggest order to date for my truck this morning. My original suspension order might have been more, but I don't remember for sure.

    Anyways, I'll keep you guys waiting as I'm waiting :D
     
  16. Sep 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Got a couple shipments today:

    All-Pro Apex bumper and both skids:
    [​IMG]

    OK LEDs 6 Light 3x3s with amber lens for fogs:
    [​IMG]

    Can't wait to get all this installed!
     
  17. Sep 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    That bumper painted black is gonna look soooo clean!
    Idk about that brand of LED lighting (probably no different than mine) but the Rigid D2s that I have are very bright! You're gonna love both of those goodies!!

    One question though, why the yellow lens over your LEDs?
     
  18. Sep 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    The amber should work better in certain conditions like snow and fog. I can't say I'm an expert on it, but I get a lot of snow.
     
  19. Sep 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Ah gotcha.... and you guys apparently get lots of rain too :eek:
    Hope all is well with your family and friends down there in CO
     
  20. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I live up in the mountains and we didn't get hit too hard here. I read that we got over 3", which was more than the last 3 months combined. No flooding like the Front Range, but the kayakers were out on the river.
     
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