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Taco Adventurer Build (Pictures Fixed)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Santos23, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Jun 12, 2020 at 9:25 PM
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    Santos23

    Santos23 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So in August 2019 I purchased my 2002 Tacoma DBCB 4WD with 218k miles. I got it bone stock! The picture below shows exactly how I purchased it! I didn't really want a red tacoma, but I couldn't pass up the deal this guy gave me.

    From this:

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    To this:

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    Table of Contents:

    Cleaning up the paint: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-2#post-23604463

    265/70/16 Nitto Ridge Grapplers: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-2#post-23604472

    Spydertrax Wheels Spacers: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604477

    Plasti-Dip Fender Flares: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604488

    Raptor Lights: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604546

    Plasti-Dip Grille and Bumpers: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604564

    Bilstein 5100 Level: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604606

    Rust Be Gone: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604614

    New Radio: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604621

    Scenic Route: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604647

    2019 TRD OR Wheels: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604652

    Trail Gear Front Tube Bumper: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604662

    Spray on Bed Liner: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604670

    Custom Bed Rack: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604727

    Yakima Roof Rack: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604739

    Bed Rack RTT: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604746

    Custom Rear Bumper: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604780

    7" ProComp HID: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604834

    Retrofit Projectors: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604834

    Custom Tire Carrier Swing: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604853

    Bilstein and Toytec Lift Kit: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604857

    BFG KM3 285/75/26: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-3#post-23604863

    Backseat Delete: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-4#post-23604876

    Hi-Lift Jack Bed Rack Mod: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/taco-adventurer-build-dont-miss-out.671239/page-4#post-23610260
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  2. Jun 12, 2020 at 9:41 PM
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    Santos23

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    Hope you guys enjoy the build as much as I do!!!
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2020 at 10:27 PM
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    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Nice work man! Truck is lookin great :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2020 at 10:32 PM
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    SouthernYoder

    SouthernYoder Send it.

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    Man, you did one hell of a awesome job.

    when you put the trail gear bumper on with the tab turn signals, did you put the LED flasher relay in to account for hyper flash?
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2020 at 10:41 PM
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    Santos23

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    I did not, I just let it blink super fast haha! But one time my blinkers just stopped working so I eventually changed it out (but that wasn't the issue lol)
     
  6. Jun 12, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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    SouthernYoder

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    What was your issue when your blinkers went out?
     
  7. Jun 12, 2020 at 10:57 PM
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    Santos23

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    Dude, I checked the fuses, they were good. I check the wiring, it was good, I checked everything!!! Then after two days I realized I checked the wrong fuse
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2020 at 6:10 AM
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    Thanks man!
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    Joey_Bada_Bing

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    A bunch of the same stuff everybody else has already done.
    Wow. You’ve gotten a lot done in less than a year! Cool rig. Is this your daily ride?
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    Yeah man been putting in some work lately! And it is my daily driver. Terrible on gas but it’s pretty so that’s okay ;):bananadance:
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    A bunch of the same stuff everybody else has already done.
    ya I hear ya, I’ve gone back and forth with the idea of making my truck more rugged/excursion capable but I just don’t off road quite enough to drive around a Safari rig everyday lol so I’m kinda keeping it stock instead of bolting a buncha of Armor on it and weighing it down. While it looks cool, and I’d like having it, I just don’t see the everyday need for my uses at this juncture. I’ll live vicariously through builds like yours ! Hehe
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    So I’m military currently stationed in ND, so I don’t wheel much because there’s literally nothing near me. Closest trails are 4 hours away haha! Hopefully I’ll be in Colorado for my next duty station.
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    A bunch of the same stuff everybody else has already done.
    Well I’m in western North Carolina and there’s plenty of off-roading/trails to be had here and my 3 inch lift and 285s are plenty to get the job done. “Over landing” here is not really a thing I don’t think? I mean you can Kinda overland I guess but it’s not as vast the way it is out west. As much as I’d like to get into “overlanding” it’s kind of unaccessible. The occasional trail through the woods at Uwharrie is enough for me
     
  14. Jun 13, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    Makes sense! Wish there was at least something close to me! But hopefully soon.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2020 at 1:41 AM
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    Are you in Minot? I just received my assignment notification for there.
     
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  16. Jun 14, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    The 3rd Gen stock wheels look good blacked out. I wasn't a fan of putting those on but blacked out really changes things up. Nice Build Thread, thx for posting.
     
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  17. Jun 14, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    Yep! Which squadron you coming to?
     
  18. Jun 14, 2020 at 5:44 AM
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    Santos23

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    I’m actually not that big of a fan of all black wheels. My wife talked me into it :D
     
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  19. Jun 14, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    Sweet rig man!!
    You happen to remember which led's for the raptor mod been wanted to do this ..
     
  20. Jun 14, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    I don’t remember the exact led unfortunately :(
     

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