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TACOMABOSS's build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by TACOMABOSS, Jan 6, 2012.

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How do you like my truck?

  1. I like it

    81.1%
  2. I hate it

    3.8%
  3. Needs more mods

    20.8%
  1. Jan 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM
    #1
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    My parents bought me this truck in June of 2011 bone stock. Im the 3rd owner. Bought it with 131,xxx miles on it.There was a lot of stuff missing that I replaced and I think i got it all. For instance, front mud flaps were missing (that I ended up taking off anyway :eek:), window latch, the antenna nut/ bushing, and a lot of other miscellaneous stuff. Also, changed the timing belt, water pump, radiator hoses, thermostat, and flushed the radiator. The previous owner got new carpet for it but didnt cut the holes out for the storage in the back, so I fixed that. The original owner removed a leaf from the leaf pack :facepalm: to "make it ride better". Sorry for the cell phone pics, thats basically all I have. I will upload more pics once I find them.

    How it looks today:
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    Specs:
    -1996 3.4L V6
    -4x4 SR5
    -Sportsman Camo seat covers
    -Bilstein 5100's
    -Toytec/ Eibach coils
    -Toytec 2" AAL
    -32x11.5 Cooper Discoverer STT tires
    -4 inch deckplate mod
    -2 Hella 500 FF's 6,000K 55W HID
    -1" Total Chaos diff drop
    -JVC KW-XR610 double din stereo
    -Black bumpers and grille
    -Custom grille insert
    -Pegasus HID projectors (6,000k 35W)
    -Derp'ed rocker panels and hood
    -Trail Gear 1600 lb clutch

    Here's what it looked like when I got it:
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    My first mod was the new seat covers. I got Sportsman Camo Covers in Realtree AP and I would recomend them to anyone. Great product.

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    It stayed stock until September of 2011. It still had stock shocks and I wanted a lift and new meats. Ordered Bilstein 5100's for all four corners from DSM, Toytec 2" AAL and new bushing kit for the front struts from Toytec, and Cooper Discoverer STT 32x11.5x15 tires from a local tires shop. Also wanted black rims so I got some flat black spray paint and painted them.
    During the install:
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    Here's what it looked like after the install:

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    Went camping with my girlfriend and realised I needed a camper shell but could not afford one, so I made one out of PVC and a tarp:

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    I originally wanted a CAI but decided against it and did the deckplate mod instead. I also capped off the silencers. Im pretty happy with it:

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    Then I decided that my stock headlights suck so I ordered some Hella 500's and mounted them on my bumper:

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    My dad had some chains from his truck that I found fit my tires so I will be using those in the winter:

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    JVC stereo:

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    Other pics:
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    Timeline with 552Jrider's truck and TocoTruck

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    Repainted my rear bumper:
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    HID Projectors :D
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    Painted grille, bumper, and made a grille insert
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    Derp'ed rocker panels
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    Plasti-dip'ed rocker panels and hood

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    Toytec/ Eibach front coils
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    New clutch kit, Trail Gear 1600 lb

    The flywheel before resurfacing:
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    Old Clutch:
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    Old clutch up close:
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    New and old clutch:
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    My truck will never be "done" it will evolve. I will always be making changes or adding to it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013
  2. Jan 7, 2012 at 10:50 PM
    #2
    Mount Sannine

    Mount Sannine Well-Known Member

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    Old Man Emu Suspension, ARB Bull Bar, X Dyna Winch, 32x11.5x15 Inch Cooper STT Tire, Pioneer Sound System
    How is the black paint holding on to the wheels BOSS?
    Is it chipping? Did you sand the rims before spraying them?

    Nice looking truck by the way. Keep it up,
    Cheers
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 at 10:51 PM
    #3
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks man :D all i did to the wheels was clean them up with some SOS pads and painted away. only a few small chips from wheeling
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    98ToyWheeler

    98ToyWheeler Well-Known Member

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    JVC head unit, Polk audio Speakers (front), Pioneer (rear), FLI Trap Passive 12 Sub, Fixed Window strip,Tool box, Plasti Dipped Grille, emblems, bumpers, and fender pieces, python keyless entry and alarm
    Nice stereo man! ;) haha.. Trucks looking great :)
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    :cool: thanks man :D
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    98ToyWheeler

    98ToyWheeler Well-Known Member

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    JVC head unit, Polk audio Speakers (front), Pioneer (rear), FLI Trap Passive 12 Sub, Fixed Window strip,Tool box, Plasti Dipped Grille, emblems, bumpers, and fender pieces, python keyless entry and alarm
    How much bigger are your tires then the stock ones?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    stock is 31x10.5 mine are 32x11.5
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    starting to get some ideas for a bed rack
     
  9. Feb 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    ilove_taco_ma

    ilove_taco_ma Well-Known Member

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    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    truck looking great. our trucks will never stop from here. it will always have something to add on.
     
  10. Feb 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    Good looking truck, I like those seat covers
     
  11. Feb 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    exactly. mine will never be done hahaha
     
  12. Feb 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Thanks :D
     
  13. Feb 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    theGastone

    theGastone New vehicle/Tacoma *****

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    You sir own my dream truck..




    Lucky bastard..

    :pray: ONE OF THESE DAYS!!!:pray:
     
  14. Feb 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    hahahaha :D be patient. the perfect one is out there u just gotta find it
     
  15. Mar 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Designing a bed rack. not done yet
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    HedgehogOutdoors

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    Nice, what program did you use to design that? I took 2 CAD classes this year, but our teacher had no idea how to use the programs so we taught ourselves. I know enough to have designed a hooligan bar in solidworks, and then made one out of wood. There's a video of it somewhere on YouTube. I don't think I could figure out how to use those programs like you did here, I would end up drawing it out by hand haha.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    "removed a leaf to make the ride better"

    hahahahaha
     
  18. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    lol a teacher that doesnt know what they are doing haha i get that stuff all the time. I used google sketchup. fairly easy to use just takes some time
     
  19. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    lol i couldnt beleive it
     
  20. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Taylor

    Taylor Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Extra badges, painted skidplates, grey wire mod, Kenwood double-DIN headunit, pioneer amp, 12 inch MTX sub, playstation 2 under seat, Uniden CB with 5 foot Wilson 1000 antenna, deckplate mod, 4xinnovations sliders, diff breather mod, bilstein 5100s at all 4 corners, OME Dakar Leaves, BAMF BPV bracket, Wheelers greasable shackles,
    If I could just make mine look like yours did stock, I'd be happy.

    Also, where did you get the back window latch? Mine's broken.
     
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