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Taco Ron's "Like a Boss" Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Taco Ron, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Taco Ron

    Taco Ron [OP] Male Member

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    Updated 07/07/2010

    2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

    Most Recent

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    Current Mods:
    Exterior
    Tinted brow and front windows
    Leer Camper Top
    Black Headlight Mod
    T Rex Angry Eyelids
    Lamin-X on 3rd Brake Light & Fogs

    Interior
    Weathertech Floor Mats

    Electronics
    Pioneer D3 Navi Headunit
    7" Headrest Monitors
    Optima Yellow Top Battery
    Auxilary Fuse Box
    Viper Remote Start / Alarm
    Scangauge w/ Blendmount

    Lighting
    6k and 3k HIDs

    Engine
    Redline Tuning Gas Hood Struts
    Dynomax 17747 Muffler

    Wheels / Suspension
    Toytech Ultimate 3" Lift
    LR UCAs

    Misc
    Toyota Rubber Bed Mat
    On Board Air - Viair 480C w/ 3 gal tank

    Future Mods:

    Hide-A-Way Strobes (already had the kit, so can't resist)
    Painted (tinted) tails
    Gauge LED Swap to Red / White
    Wheels and BFG 285s

    The Story

    I was running around in a Scion xB for the last 3 years and then decided it was time for something new. I knew I wanted to go back to a truck, and the Tacoma was the best fit for me. I sold the xB to a friend then started the search for the right Taco. I had no luck locally,so I expanded my search to the internet. I saw my future truck on ebay and missed the reserved. One day later, I called the seller and made an offer. A few hours later, he called me back asking for a credit card number. The truck was 4 hours away, so I decided to jump on a plane and drive it home.

    Day 1

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    11/07/2009

    I've been modding for the last 2 months. Most of the mods have been smaller "detail" type mods. The larger mods like lift and wheels will come down the road. Here is what I've done so far:

    The first thing I did was pop in my D3. I had this in my previous car and love it:

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    I picked up a Leer Camper shell from a guy on Craigslist. I had to drive 4 hours to pick it up but it was a hella deal.

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    I had a set of 6K HIDs from my Scion that I popped into the heads. While I was at it, I painted the insides black, removed the reflectors, put in chrome bulbs, and also installed strobe tubes . . . I also bought and installed a set of 3k HIDs in the fogs.

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    I loved the look of the angry eyelids so I picked up a set and rattle canned them. While I was at it, I also painted the center Toyota emblem in the grill black.

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    No front plate required in Indiana, so I painted some plastic plugs and put them on the bumper to cover those ugly holes. The plate wore through the paint on the lower valence, so I think paint or vinyl is in my future to cover it.

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    I got my new plate and had to install it right. I powdercoated the frame since the black paint only lasts about one winter. Also added LEDs to the lights

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    I had a Viper alarm / remote start laying around so that got installed.

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    The hitch was rusty and nasty when I got it, so it got a coat of paint and a bumper cover. While I was at it, I used about 8 cans of rubberized undercoating on the under carriage along with some Eastwood Rust Encapsilator.

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    In an effort to remove all color (only black and grey) from the Taco, I threw on a set of Sockmonkey decals

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    I had a Yellow top already laying around and the positive terminal on the battery was highly corroded, so I bought a billet mount and got it installed. I also put in new terminals to dress and tidy it up.

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    I saw a few guys with this fuse box setup and I figured I should start my electrical installs right and put this in first.

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    I picked up a Scangauge (from a member here) and a blendmount

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    I got a bedmat from the local dealer. It only cost me $26. :) The net is great for getting groceries ;)

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    To light up the bed area, I put in a pirahna bar from Oznium.com. It does a great job. I have it on a small toggle switch mounted to the inside of the topper.

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    I also had some shorter pirahna bars so I put them in the footwells to give a little extra light. I have really grow used to having light on my feet while I drive. I picked up some extra switches while I was at it too.

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    11/22/2009

    I made some progress over the last 2 weeks. I started by pulling the mud flaps. I'm 50/50 on whether they will stay off, so they are sitting in the garage for now.

    I really was wanting to get some hood struts and after putting them on, I couldn't be happier. It is sooo nice not to have to use the hood prop bar.

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    I bought some Lamin-X for the fogs, brake lights, and 3rd brake light. I went with tint for the fogs to just make them not so white, and I chose smoked for the brake lights. I personally think I could have went darker and had no problems, but I'm happy for now.

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    I already had 75% of what I needed for on board air, so I went ahead and installed that too. It will be nice the very few times I need to use it. More info on OBA can be found here:

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    12/2/2009

    I put the finishing touches on the OBA setup.

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    Here is with the spare tire back in. The tire rests against the tank but not against the drain. Its definately lower but not enough to cause a problem on road. I will probably just need to pull the spare if I want to do any offroading.

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    12/12/2009

    I had some Oznium LED Flood Lights laying around so I thought I'd pop them under the hood for some lighting. I'm very happy with the amount of light. They are controlled with a mercury switch, so they come on when you open the hood.

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    02/12/2010

    I wanted a little more growl out of the Taco, so decided to switch to an aftermarket muffler. I saved a lot of money by buying the muffler only and doing the install myself. I just need to add a turndown on it in the future and overall the job cost me less than $50! I went with the Dynomax 17747.

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    02/15/2010

    I finally got a spare set of headrests (from a single cab) to hack into and put my old monitors to use. The kids approve very much so. My DIY can be found here:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/75490-headrest-monitor-diy.html#post1434535

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    I also added a solenoid valve and momentary switch for a future air horn . . . I wanted the switch to be somewhat hidden and I'm happy with my location. For now, its simply a way to blow down my tank and get that cool air ride sound. 8)

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    02/10/2010

    I wasn't happy with the location of the air pressure gauge so I installed an A-pillar gauge pod w/ air pressure gauge and voltage gauge.

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    02/28/2010

    I finally got my Weathertech mats. The fit is perfect and I really like the black accent.

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    04/10/2010

    I bought a cup holder mount for my iPod that I couldn't be happier with.

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    07/07/2010

    I finally got around to puting on my lift. I went with the Toytech Ultimate lift and SR UCAs.

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    and how it sat when done:

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    I have the 285/16 BFG ATs in the garage. Just need to buy rims next.
     
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  2. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

    AlexForbesR6 My R6 Eats Me

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    looks nice!

    i really need to get a blendmount for my scangauge

    also, what is the purpose of putting in strobe tubes?
     
  3. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    cntstan

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    I like your style, nice and clean! Can't wait to see where you go from here.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito No better friend, no worse enemy

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    Very nice job!
     
  5. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    Taco Ron

    Taco Ron [OP] Male Member

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    No real purpose. They are just fun to flip on when you're hanging at Sonics with your friends, or if you pull up on a person urinating in a parking lot. I am very very careful with them though. I have no desire to be ticketed or hauled away by the police for them.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

    AlexForbesR6 My R6 Eats Me

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    haha yeah...i was just wondering cause i have seen some normal cars that use them for work...like if they work on highway construction i think..
     
  7. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Taco Ron

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    Thanks man. Thats what I was going for.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    sockmonkey

    sockmonkey just a regular Joe

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  9. Nov 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    Taco Ron

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    Had some time of the last couple of weeks to get some more stuff done:

    Hood struts. You can see my new compressor too.

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    Lamin-X on tails, 3rd, and fogs:

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    and . . . on board air is like 90% done. I will post up all the pics by next weekend. Here are a couple of teasers for now. You can see my screw up in the 1st picture. I got the dremel too close to the dash while cutting. I think I'll just paint all that trim black now.
     
  10. Nov 22, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    great idea for the gauge!
     
  11. Nov 22, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    EricT

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    How do you like your lamin-x tails? Mine came out kinda lousy, I'm gonna toss em at some point soon and paint em up instead. Looks like you got some wrinkles in yours too, by the pics. Curious if you're happy with em.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    gupster88

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    very nice mods main. truck looks clean! gotta be one of my favorite stock tacomas!
     
  13. Nov 23, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    Taco Ron

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    Mine have a few wripples in them. I'm waiting to see if they come out with time / heat. So far, they have gotten a lot better and its only topping at in the low 50s. I can definately live with them, but at some point I would paint the tails if the wripples don't come out completely.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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    Taco Ron

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    Finished the OBA. Next up needs to be some train horns . . .

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  15. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Taco Ron

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    Updated with new gauge (OBA) and picture of interior LEDs.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    brettb

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    Dude, this is awesome. Your truck looks great and has very very cool mods.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    Cool setup for the OBA. I think I see "VIAIR" on the comp. Is that correct?
     
  18. Dec 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    one of my fav builds to date.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    Taco Ron

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    You are correct. Its a Viair 480C.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Taco Ron

    Taco Ron [OP] Male Member

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    Added some underhood lighting:

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