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Taco52's 01 Highschool Budget Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by taco52, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Feb 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Bailey, Colorado
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    01 SR5 v6 5speed 4x4
    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    So this is going to be a very in depth build thread of my truck. I haven't done much yet because I just got the truck but and I am on a tight budget. I will be using this to track all my progress of the truck to make sure I don't forget anything.
    Got the truck on 12/31/11. Good way to start the new year. New year new truck.

    As it Sits Now
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    Suspension-
    Wheelers 5 pack
    Wheelers AAL
    Home made BPV relocation bracket
    Wheelers Grease-able Main eye bolt
    Rear Bilstein 5100's (Replaced with 5125's - 9/14)
    Front Bilstein 5100's (replaced due to wear on schock-rod with new 5100's - 10/14)
    Eibach Coils
    New Top Plates - 10/14
    New CV Axles and Boots 11-26-12 @ 170,000 miles
    New CV Axle on passenger side - 9/14

    Interior Mods-
    JVC KD-R30 with selectable colors
    Home made carpet rear floor mats
    Maglite behind seat mod
    Ultraguage
    Sound Ordanance 8 inch powered sub

    Exterior Mods-
    De-badged
    De-Flapped
    15% Tint
    5% Tint Visor 1.5 inches below legal line
    Black toolbox

    Wheels & Tires-
    Steelies off craigslist
    Goodyear Authorities 265-75-16

    Armor
    Trail Gear Low Pro Front Tube Bumper
    Trail Gear Rear Bumper

    Lighting
    3 Hella 700ff's
    LED dome light
    LED Reverse lights
    20 inch Totron LED Bar

    Misc. Mods-
    Superstart Battery
    New Fan
    New Radatior Shroud
    Dash Sqeak Fix mod
    Grey Wire Mod
    Optronics Blinkers

    First picture of the truck
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    1/7/12 -Then I took the bald tires off and put the old tires from my mom’s Duramax when we bought it and threw those on. Firestone TransForce AT 275/75/16-
    Before:
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    After:
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    1/7/12 - While taking the picture (Above^^)of the truck with the new tires I decided that the mud flaps had to go. I may put the rear ones back on to preserve my paint and clear coat
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    The new Firestones looked a lot better than those old firestone Destinations drag slicks.

    1/21/12- Then I did the grey wire mod. Love it already
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    1/28/12- Then I did the “Remove the topper” mod. Not really a fan unless I’m going camping.
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    Then I did the “Stop the dash from making noise” MOD
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    My Favorite Pic.
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    Took the taco out four wheeling and was suprised how well the taco performed. But then this happened.

    No fan and fan shroud. almost no coolant. and dents in the hood.
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    But that didnt last long.
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    Replaced the battery with a hole in the side

    Old battery:
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    New battery
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    Home made rear floor mats.
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    Installed Wheelers 5 pack

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    Eibachs and 5100's

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    Trail Gear Low Pro Bumper

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    Trail Gear Rear Bumper

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    New Tires

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    New Steelies

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    3 Hella's mounted up

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    ____________________________________________________________
    Future Mod List:
    -Rear Diff Breather MOD
    -Husky Floor Liners
    -New windsheild
    -Led Bar
    -Repaint Bumpers
     
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  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    oneBIGroom

    oneBIGroom SSS

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    Haha i thought i was the only one who had a noisy dash.. I wish it snowed here :(
    Nice truck, and i like it a lot better without the camper top :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    Yeah it looks a lot better without the shell. I find snow more fun to drive in compared to dry roads. Just more fun. The dash gets annoying quick but I got that fixed
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    Yeah i feel your pain. It sucks. But im just greatful for this truck
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    Nice pickup man!! haha my dash makes most of the noise on paved roads every once in a while :anonymous:
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    I live on a gravel road so It got annoying really quick. I love my solution though. It works really well.

    Haha it gets annoying. FAST!. Thats why i solved it with some paper
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    Im thinking about throwing at least the rears on. I know i would be pissed if anybody infront of me was shooting rocks. So I might throw the rears back on. I havent decided yet but if i dont want them i could possibly ship them to you.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    ronman737

    ronman737 Dangerous

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    Shit, ill take the driver side front if you are gonna give him the pass. lol
    Love the truck man. Welcome to the tight budget club.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    Yeah. The budget sucks. But It is what it is. And im still deciding about putting the flaps back on. But if I want to leave them off i will pm you.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    ronman737

    ronman737 Dangerous

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    Sounds good man!
     
  11. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    Gleason05

    Gleason05 Well-Known Member

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    nice truck man, im in the same boat as of the budget, but i guess it makes it more exciting when new mods come about
     
  12. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    Yeah definitely. Even if there really minor it makes you feel good.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    nice build :thumbsup: my dash rattles a lot.. this may be a fix :D
     
  14. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Works like a charm.. It is all quiet and isn't very noticeable. It just takes a piece of paper. ;)
     
  15. Apr 7, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    FBGW01

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    check my build
    ballin on a budget! me too:/ but its all good. i look at some of the nicest LT trucks on here and hope mines that BA hah im just impatient so its frustrating haha but i love my truck!
     
  16. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Grey wire mod, De flapped,
    I love my truck. Ive been working like a dog for mod money. Some Goodies are in the near future if everything goes well.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    7-1-12
    Got tuned with a JVC KDR-530

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  18. Jul 8, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    VlineSci09

    VlineSci09 My other truck is a Warthog

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    looks good taco. I used to pass Bailey all the time on my way to WSC in Gunnison. Missin the big CO real bad!
     
  19. Jul 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    taco52

    taco52 [OP] 01 5 speed

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    Its beautiful up here. Small town small world.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    YotaKid62

    YotaKid62 Dirty mall crawler

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    Grey Wire Locker Mod, 3" coil spacers & custom leaf packs, 2" BL, Skyjacker rear nitro shocks, Monroe front gas shocks; 15" eclipse sub & 1400 watt visonik amp with Kenwood stereo, Billet Petals, Black Aries series Grille guard, ebay baja lights (unsure of brand)
    Nice rig man, ur lucky that fan didnt end up shredding ur radiator! Shit sucks! Build sounds about like mine. Trying to get some decent cash for a sick build. Lookin good...
    P.s. ill jump in the band wagon and say my dash rattles too.:D
     
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