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Swimmerboy's 2002 Tacoma TRD V6 Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Swimmerboy2112, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

    Swimmerboy2112 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Swimmerboy's 2002 Tacoma TRD V6

    Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD Extra Cab
    Engine: 3.4L V6, K&N Cold Air Intake, Borla Exhaust, TRD Supercharger (currently out for refinishing/rebuild)
    Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
    Suspension: Stock TRD Suspension, OEM E-Locker
    Wheels & Tires: 16" TRD Wheels refinished in gunmetal, Yokohoma Geolandar H/T-S, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad in Gunmetal (currently en-route)
    Other: ARB Front Bumper (awaiting bolt-kit from ARB to install), Toyota "Horned" Emblem, Clear Corners, OEM RED/Clear Tail Lights, Tonneau Cover

    Future Upgrades: Relentless Fab Rear Bumper, URD 7th Injector, URD 2.2" Pulley, Old Man Emu 2" Lift, 265/80 R16 BFG KM2's

    Now on to the pretty pictures.

    Here are the dealer photos, had 112,937mi. Currently at 128,XXX

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    Added a Toyota Horned badge

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    Wash & Wax

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    Clear Corners (pardon the terrible quality)

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    ARB

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    OEM Red/Clear Tail Lights

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    Gunmetal Wheels

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    The New Wheels

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  2. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    nice tail lights
     
  3. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Lol Thanks.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Nice masonry and pointing on the house.

    And nice looking truck, man.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Thank you! Much appreciated.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Cool truck!
     
  7. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Nice truck and I have those wheels in matte black, love 'em.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    It's coming along!!

    Thanks! Good to hear you're satisfied with them. Ever since I saw them back in November I wanted a set, finally pulled the trigger.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Now guys, correct me if i'm wrong but the largest tire size I can fit stock is a 265/75-R16 correct?
     
  10. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Installed the ARB, did an oil change, and put on the wheels today.

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    Transmission jack is nice
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    All done!

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  11. Aug 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    5100's with eibachs. And 255/85/16 km2s
    Looks good! love that bumper
     
  12. Aug 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Thanks! I do too, ARB makes great stuff!
     
  13. Aug 11, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    Swapped out the brakes yesterday, I did rotors, pads and calipers (mine were shot).

    Old setup
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    New v. Old Pads
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    New Setup (minus new calipers)
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  14. Nov 5, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    Haven't updated this in a long time, oops...

    Replaced the calipers
    Replaced the plugs
    Replaced the wires
    Replaced the cone filter on my K&N intake

    Installed the diff breather and e-locker motor guard

    Installed my ScanGaugeII, what a cool piece of equipment! Very handy!

    Ordered but not yet installed a set (4) of Bilstein 5100's.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    Here's a pic of the ScanGaugeII, sorry for the crappy pic. Time for a new phone...

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  16. Nov 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Installed my Bilstein 5100's today! Gotta say, it rides like a dream after ditching the factory shocks with 134K on them.

    Old & New (set them at the middle setting)

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    All setup on the truck

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  17. Jan 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Supercharger is out at the powdercoaters right now. After that it's getting shipped to Magnuson for a rebuild then I'll be ordering the 7th injector kit & 2.2" pulley and installing everything.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    You get you s/c on yet?
     
  19. Apr 20, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Sadly no. I have been super busy. Got a new job, bought a house, been busy with that stuff. BUT! It will be on with the 7th injector kit shortly!
     
  20. Jun 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Here's an update.

    Supercharger has been shipped back out to Magnuson today for the rebuild (had to have them ship it back due to some unexpected financial issues) but it's out now and will be rebuilt and shipped back.

    Other than that, i've been piecing together the parts for my lift. Gonna do Eibach coils up front and replacement spring pack for the rear. I need advice on which spring pack. Please chime in with info!

    The plan is to run 255/85/r16's BFG KM2's.

    Once I get the supercharger back, I will be installing it along with;

    -Supercharger
    -7th Injector Kit
    -Doug Thorley Headers
    -Valve Cover Gaskets
    -Boost Gauge & AFR Gauge
    -2.2" Supercharger Pulley

    Then I'll talk to my buddy but I should be able to get her dyno'd. Hopefully I will be able to get some before and after dyno numbers!
     
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