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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

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

  1. Aug 31, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    NYCO

    NYCO go explore...

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    damn glad we went north when we did... didn't come across smokey skies until we got back into CO.. went up there in the beginning of the month

     
  2. Aug 31, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    clearing up again now haha bad timing.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    It cleared up pretty well later on the trip, but at the start it was terrible. Can't exactly change plans last minute on my week and half off work though.

    I think I got the seats from Morris 4x4 just because they have the best coupons, but they don't stock the tacoma brackets. Those were ordered from Summit or something. Everything is dropped shipped from Corbeau in UT anyways.

    No height adjustment, but I guess you could make spacers between the seat and slider really easily. That being said, I really don't think they sit any lower. :notsure:
     
  4. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Well, it was time.

    IMG_20200907_175715.jpg
     
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  5. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    Looks good Brett! We'll see how long this one lasts you
     
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  6. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    OME lift, 4x sliders, Demello rear bumper, custom front bumper, Engo 9000lb winch
    :crazy:
     
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  7. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Current plans.

    2nd gen:

    -Swap over the GFC. Will probably involve some new bedrails.
    -Get rid of my favorite 5100s in favor of some proper suspension.
    -LT tires. Has new wildpeaks, but unfortunately they're P rated.
    -IFS skid
    -Leave well enough alone.

    1st gen:
    -Crawlbox
    -35s
    -maybe bob the bed
    -FF 80 rear

    It'll probably get SASed at some point, but I think that'll be a couple years down the road.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Just because it's not a shitbox doesn't mean you have to hate. :luvya:

    Some of us like comfortable, functioning vehicles. :rofl:
     
  9. Sep 7, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    teamhypoxia

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    Our little squeaker is growing up so fast...
     
  10. Sep 7, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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  11. Sep 7, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Also need to give a huge thanks to the guys at GFC for taking care of me. Came to me and pretty much updated my camper to current spec while I was driving the new truck home this weekend. New, updated hinges, aluminum front/rear bars, updated tent material, and a few other little things. Top notch support looking out for us original customers even 2 years later. :cheers:



    Yessir. Is's a 2013, access cab, TRDOR. If it was pyrite mica it wouldn't been perfect, but I think this'll go better with the GFC anyways. And I like that it came with sliders, the streamline bumper and a few other thing already.

    Picture from the pass with the new fire in the background as a got home today.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sep 7, 2020 at 6:43 PM
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    Auto or manual?
     
  13. Sep 7, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Went with a slush box this time.
     
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  14. Sep 7, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Nice truck! Comforting knowing the PO
     
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  15. Sep 7, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    Been looking for a 3rd gen t4r and I’m in the same boat - easier to find and my wife doesn’t know how to drive manual yet so unless I find the unicorn manual 4x4 I’ll get an auto too
     
  16. Sep 7, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    The slush box in 1st gen tacos/3rd gen 4runners sucks compared to the 2nd gen tacos.


    Wow that's pretty cool of them!

    Cool buy. Hope it works out!

    I'll give it 3 years before a 2+ lt kit is on it and baby SUA
     
  17. Sep 7, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    I’m luckily making that just a people hauler - I couldn’t ever be satisfied driving a non-clutch pedal car - never owned anything without one and don’t plan to except for things my wife drives for people hauling.

    If the 2nd gen trans is like the 2nd gen Tundra it should deliver power in a nice manner.
     
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  18. Sep 8, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    FIFY

    Give it a few years of bouncing down forest roads and I bet that bed will be cracked. Keep your favorite billies on there so you can't go fast.
     
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  19. Sep 8, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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  20. Sep 8, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Sort of. Just bought it off a TW member. Although that's probably way better than the average CL seller.

    And - we all know what happens when someone screws someone over on a sale on TW. :rofl:

    Yeah, very happy that they're standing by their product and addressing all the issues.

    Nope. I have clear plans for this one. Not going down the rabbit hole again. That's not the point of this one - I'll have two trucks that fulfill two separate purposes.

    And they both won't be broken all the time. :luvya:

    I think performance shocks with a softer tune will be perfect. The 886 coils on the 5100s are pretty shitty as is.

    Yep! I'm excited to dive into the next iteration on the 1st gen. Now I just need to figure out how to prioritize two builds.
     

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