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Taco Man in HD's Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Taco Man in HD, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    2004 Tacoma Double Cab PreRunner

    Similar to what it looks like today...
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    Armor and Body:
    Avid Offroad Front PreRunner Bumper
    All-Pro Offroad Rear Wrap Bumper
    BAMF LCA Skids
    Glassworks 4.5" Front Fenders
    Wheels and Tires:
    15" Method Double Standards
    33x10.5x15 General Grabber Red Labels
    1" Wheel Spacers (front)
    1" Wheel Spacers (rear)
    Sound System:
    Kenwood DPX503 Double DIN Head Unit
    600w MTX Amp
    1200w Pioneer TS-SW2501S4 Shallow Mount
    CarAudioFactory.com Sub Box (behind rear seats)
    Kenwood Bluetooth Adapter
    Suspension:

    Bilstein 5100's (front)
    Eibach 620LB Coils
    Solo Motorsports Fully Fabricated Lift Spindles
    Fox 10" 2.0 Shocks Relocated to axle
    Fabtech AAL and Trail Gear U-Bolt Flip
    Performance:
    Deckplate Mod
    AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter
    Magnaflow 18" Muffler (removed)
    Electrical:
    Cobra CB Radio w/ 3' FireStik FireFly
    6000k 55w DDM HID's (removed)
    Optima Red-Top w/ Blue Torch Fab Battery Box
    Raptor Mod Amber LED's (removed)
    Red LED Dash/AC Panel Conversion
    LED Panel Dome Light Mod
    Blue Sea Fuse Block and Circuit Breaker
    OKLEDLIGHTBARS 40" Radius LED Bar w/ Eazy Company Light Mounts
    OKLEDLIGHTBARS 6" Rear Facing Bed Lights
    OKLEDLIGHTBARS 6-LED Front Facing Pods
    Other:
    Custom Fabbed Bed-Bar with bed lights, Hi-Lift/Fork Mounts, and Full-Sized Spare Mount
    Line-X Spray-In Bed Liner
    Tinted Front/Rear Windows
    Custom Retrofit 1-Piece Headlights using The Retrofit Source HID parts
    eBay Black/Red Tinted Tail Lights


    More Pictures on Following Pages!


    Here's the day I got the new truck (July '11), next to my '99 Tacoma. And the last time I saw the '99 (stripped of most mods) at the Toyota dealership. :( (frame-rust R.I.P.)
    [​IMG]

    From the old truck, I was able to save the All-Pro Rear, spacer lift, bed-bar, and wheels/tires...

    Replaced the temporary 3" Spacer Lift with Bilstein 5100's and 3" Eibach Springs...
    [​IMG]

    Added some All-Pro Wheel Spacers and painted calipers...
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    Added black headlights and corners...
    [​IMG]

    Tinted my tail lights and then replaced them with eBay lenses...
    [​IMG]

    Added the "Raptor Mod" LED's...
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    Painted and Installed BAMF LCA skids...
    [​IMG]


    Random pictures from various stages of mods...
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    Cool Companies:
    Solo Motorsports
    Avid Off-Road
    All-Pro Offroad
    DownSouth Motorsports
    Toytec Lifts
    Crutchfield Audio
    Bay Area Metal Fabrication
    OKLEDLIGHTBARS.com
     
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  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    tacotrd647

    tacotrd647 Resident "dude"

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    Dude you designed the exact bumper I want! Any chance they make one for me? Nice truck!
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    thanks! you'll have to get in contact with Avid Offroad. They do great work and Brandon is a really nice guy.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    Oat

    Oat Well-Known Member

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    nice rig
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Mexicant

    Mexicant Well-Known Member

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    Looking good, I'm diggin that front bumper. Is that your YJ too?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    Thanks! Not my jeep, it's my buddy's.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    gacandido2010

    gacandido2010 Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100s, Eibach Coils, All Pro Baja Leaf Pack, Fox 2.5x16", All Pro 1.5 spacers, Deckplate Mod, K&N Filter, Magna-Flow Exhaust System, Cobra Ultra Cb with 3" Firestick, 2 Hella 500 HIDs, custom mesh grill, blacked out lettering, Limo Tint, Fog Light Mod
    when u cut the exhust after the axle what difference did u notice?
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    No noticeable sound change, but i think it looks cleaner and it won't get hung up while off-road.

    I'm looking into getting a magnaflow for my 2.7 soon, does anyone have experience w/ them?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    Mexicant

    Mexicant Well-Known Member

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    I was just looking into exhaust stuff myself. Check out this thread CLICKY There's a magnaflow sound clip on the first page. I've used them on V6 stuff in the past and loved the tone, always got asked what muffler it was. :)
     
  10. Dec 19, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    I started to wire in a cobra CB radio today. I'm mounting it in the ashtray space. New pics will be up soon of install and Line-X.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    Good job on the truck man, I'm diggin that front bumper
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    Got my truck back from Line-X last week, and had to remove my bed bar and bed extender for the install. They are now back in the truck and I will get some better pictures of the finished product later.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:17 AM
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    tacomaforlife

    tacomaforlife Well-Known Member

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    Its a Toyota what more is there to say.....
    TRD S/C 3" sky jacker suspension lift,33" kumho road venture mt kl71's 16" 320c pacer wheels,billet grill,EBC slotted and dimpled rotors,super 44 muffler with gutted cat,smoked l.e.d. tail lights, deck plate mod with K&N filter,fog/blinker mod,cobra cb with 4' firestick antenna/100W PA,clear corners with l.e.d bulbs,55w back up lights,urd O2 sim., blue l.e.d bulbs behind gauge cluster.
    looks good i want your bumper!
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    *updated OP

    ...also had an HID bulb go out on me today:mad:, so I had to switch back to stock in one side while I wait to order a replacement set from DDM. (figured it would take too long to send mine back in for warranty, so I'll prob just buy new ones.):annoyed:
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  15. Feb 15, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    1. got my 55w 6k DDM kit in the mail and that will be in this weekend
    2. ordered amber 5 LED running lights and dome light 48 LED panel
    3. ordering Eibach's from ToyTec and 5100's from DSM
    :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    That grille looks sick like that :cool:.. Sweet looking pickup man!!
     
  17. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:41 AM
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    ilove_taco_ma

    ilove_taco_ma Well-Known Member

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    looks great. i'm considering the all pro rear wrap bumper. can you post up the rear with the all pro wrap bumper?
     
  18. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    Thanks! DCabs4Life :thumbsup:

    I'll get some detailed pictures up once I'm out of class.

    Mine is the old version of the All-Pro rear wrap and is powder-coated in satin black. I don't like the new design as much...
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    sir1123

    sir1123 Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    badass truck
     
  20. Feb 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    battleyota

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    sick truck
     
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