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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. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    Finally got my Eibach's/5100's assembled and installed! :yay:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hard to tell from the pictures, but by measurement, I gained about 0.75" from my previous 3" spacer lift and old springs. (Eibach/5100 above and 3" spacer below)
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    SupraT

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    Nice truck man!
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    babyblockTACO

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    2.5" Sway-A-Way coilovers Alcan 8-leaf pack Bilstein 5125 31x10.5x15 mud terrains on steelies
    alright, my alcans aren't rated as high as the stock leafs+aal in bearing weight, but they should hold fine it seems...i was just too lazy to call all-pro for their hitch receiver weight rating. looks like their attachment will work fine. thanks for the help, man!
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    renocountry

    renocountry Well-Known Member

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    dude think ur truck is so awesome ur build has given me alot of good ideas
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    HammerHead

    HammerHead Well-Known Member

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    I'm going the same route as you in regards to the suspension. I have a 3" spacer lift as well, and when its removed, I'm going to throw it at a cat.:mad: Don't like it!

    And its a good thing you live in Ohio, or I would steal that front bumper. :D Effing love it dude. I want the same thing on my 2004 Pre. I'll need to call them.

    If you don't mind, how much did it run ya'?

    Keep up the good, clean work. Sweet truck.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    PM sent to HammerHead...

    Thanks for the comments, guys! :D

    Next Mod question...
    Should I get an 18" magnaflow installed or save up for Glassworks 4.5" front fiberglass fenders? :confused:
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    tacotrd647

    tacotrd647 Resident "dude"

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    Fenders!!!! :D
     
  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    sir1123

    sir1123 Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    are you going to lt you truck or just get fendrs?
     
  9. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    I'm looking at some fiberglass around some different places...
    I'll have to wait until I'm out of college to LT, but I would love to someday! :eek:
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    damn good looking truck do you think the 55w are a little overkill, just wondering cause many people have said. or were they not that much brighter than the 35w?
     
  11. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

    AlphaEcho2k5 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking build. :cheers:
     
  12. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    The 55's are noticeably brighter than the 35's, but I have them aimed down quite a bit, so I've only been flashed (with my low beams on) a few times. My 35w and 55w kit were both 6000k and the 55w is much whiter, and better in rain/snow.

    Probably overkill, but I like them... :cool:
     
  13. Apr 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    sir1123

    sir1123 Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    nice...dude your truck is so sick! BONERSSSSs
     
  14. Apr 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    livel0veryde

    livel0veryde caffeine nicotine gasoline

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    SEE BUILD
    our trucks look oddly similar..... lol nice truck
     
  15. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    I probably would have gotten them in 55w also....
     
  16. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    I test mounted my red "SickSpeed" (knock-off Hella) horns behind the grille. Ignore the bug guts..

    [​IMG]

    I thought it looked too busy in the front, (with raptor led's, silver emblem, and red horns) so I plasti-derped my front badge black.

    Now waiting for BAMF LCA skids! :D
     
  17. Jun 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    painted the drum brakes black.
    used lunar mist touch-up paint on some small spots.

    very exciting update. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jun 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™

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    love the bumper! quick question, are you still using the stock front skid plate? i might contact avid to do a similar tube bumper, but would like to be able to use the stock or aftermarket skid plate. great build, keep it up!
     
  19. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    My bumper covers part of where the stock skid went, so it's gone. I think they have a version on their website that uses the skid too.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

    Taco Man in HD [OP] DC TRD MallRunner

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    ...most recent mod for summer camping! :cool:
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