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Ta-Co-Ma - AWorthyOpponent's Build and Photo Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by AWorthyOpponent, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Dec 14, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    CVAC085

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    Good to know!!! I'd like a little something to add to my truck. I was looking at flowmasters, magnaflow etc. but figured if I stick with TRD it would still be covered under warranty which I was going to ask you. So you read my mind LOL. I'll have to check it out. I've been watching youtube videos about it, but they really don't do justice when I'd really like to hear it in person.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    Got new Rims and tires today...

    Moto Metal 951 (16x8 +0 Offset)
    BFG All Terrain TA KO (LT265-70-R16 load Range D)

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  3. Dec 19, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    CVAC085

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    Always wondered how the black would look with the metallic grey or whatever the colors called lol. ANd that looks really nice!!! I like it!
     
  4. Dec 20, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    Thanks...I was worried when I was picking the. Out, but they look even better in person.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    Looks great!!!! What did you do to black out the grill???
     
  6. Dec 24, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    All I had to do was remove the chrome toyota logo and paint it with satin black spray paint. Matched the grille perfectly...

    Here's some better pics...

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  7. Dec 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Beautiful! I have to ask though, I was confused by your opening post about wish list in terms of 5100's. So are you stock? If I had to guess I'd say you have 5100's at .85 up front. Anyway I'm asking because I'm close to pulling the trigger on some and I'm torn between .85 and 1.75 due to how it will ride. I want the look of 1.75 but don't want it to ride too rough. From what I gather .85 won't be bad.
     
  8. Dec 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    I am stock at the moment. Measuring, I would need to be about 1.75 higher up front to sit level with a full tank of gas. I think that you are pushing the 5100s at their max setting of 2.5, and the ride might be a little rough there, but everyone I've seen has been happy with the 5100s set at 1.75 or .85. Given that the ride will improve, I doubt even at 2.5 that the ride will be worse than stock...
     
  9. Dec 26, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Man I swear your front looks to sit higher than mine. Maybe the long bed makes it look different. :notsure:

    I used the floor jack and measured to get an idea and at about .85 on mine looked to be close to yours in the front now.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2013 at 4:30 AM
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    Well, it is brand new. Perhaps the springs need a couple months to settle? That's why I've been waiting to figure out what I want to do with a lift...Dont want to set 5100's at .85, then have them settle at the same height as they were pre lift...
     
  11. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    Hey still trying to figure out how i posted one picture, but I dont know how to make a profile picture!
     
  12. Jan 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    She hit 5000 miles today on her way to get serviced. While there, the Tech advised he noticed the rear brakes had a slight squeak, and the center console lid squeaked while applying pressure to the rear passenger part of it.

    Tech ordered new center console and something for the rear brakes (had a TSB). Should have another appointment early next week to install. Toyota will even give me a rental while the brakes are repaired.

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  14. Feb 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    UWS Toolbox Installed...Birthday present from the woman...

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  15. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    Awesome Truck! So nice, Just curious why did you not get 265/75/16's?
     
  16. Feb 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    IIRC, the 265/75/16 is a load range E...these are load range D...better ride, and I drive ALOT...lol. Load range E tires dig into the sand here in florida a lot more too cause of their stiff sidewalls, and occasionally I drive on the beach behind my house. Don't have to air down the D's like I would the E's.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    Truck looks great and I love that MGM color. Sub'd. Can't wait to see the future upgrades as time and $$ allow.

    Are you glad you went with the TRD Sport over the Off-Road?
     
  18. Mar 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    Yeah...I had the TRD Off Road when I bought my 2011...

    I never needed the locker...which was the main reason behind the OR. The Sport has the color matched options which look better, and for every day driving, the rear diff is actually stronger. ATRAC on my old truck was used once to play with it, but it wasn't needed as it just felt like a stronger version of the ALSD. Good to have the option, but if youre doing that kind of off roading, why not get the stronger diff and add an arb air locker...

    Long story short, I chose to go with the Sport. Even with the LB, it handles fine off road...as long as you dont end up high centered on something...I chose the LB (and theoretically had to go with a sport) because of the ability to have a tool box. A tool box on a SB would have effectively made the bed unusable every day.
     
  19. Mar 9, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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    Why do I see a lot of people going with 16 inch wheels? Better ride? Cheaper tires? The only thing I could think of was better ride for off road use. I guess I'm just a bigger rim guy coming from a f250 with 22x14 rims.
     
  20. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    All of the above...

    Cheaper replacement tires, better off road, softer ride on road, everything. I like the look of 17's on the Tacoma, but with the same combo setup I wanted, it was about $600 more expensive. Bigger rims are going to let the truck control better (theoretically) when matched with smaller tires. That's the main reason I see bigger trucks going with more rim, less tire.

    At the end of the day, 16 vs 17 or 18 is your call. I went with 16 because it was cheaper, and the tires i wanted were load range D in 16" and C in 17". Cheaper tires that will last longer and you cant really tell the difference...
     
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