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TacoTacoma96's '08 Tacoma DD Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TacoTacoma96, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Aug 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    '96 Tacoma
    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    As of 3/16/2015:
    DSC00058_zpsebkzhxpf_524dc6186a5cb10118ec16cd8ebc75a336245065.jpg
    My Current Mods:

    Engine and Drivetrain:
    • K&N Intake
    • Aero Turbine 2525 Muffler
    Exterior:
    • Sport Headlights
    • Sport Grille
    • Stubby Antenna
    • Fog Lights
    • Tonneau Cover
    Interior:
    • Husky Floor Mats
    • LED Bulbs In Dome And Map Lights
    • Pioneer Stereo
    • CB radio
    Suspension:
    • Front: Bilstein 5100s And Eibach Coils set to Stock Height
    • Rear: Aftermarket Stock Leaf Springs With ToyTec AALs And 5100 Shocks
    Wheels And Tires:
    • Sequoia/Tundra Rims
    • 265/75-16 Cooper AT3s


    So I traded a '95 Pickup I recently purchased for a newer 2008 Tacoma. Here's the specs:
    SR5 2.7 5 speed with 126K Miles

    Now Pics:
    Literally just signed the papers and walking to the truck to drive it home:cool::
    IMG_0668_zps5bc3fd2f_a533d5ec7f6e9baacac18f4d4b3c247187690b72.jpg
    First thing it needed was new brakes and a alignment:
    IMG_0670_zps4063bf6f_24cb6d865c80ef5df9652c0bf2e725eec6d5937e.jpg
    First Mod was Huskey Floor Mats:
    IMG_0682_zpsd2ffe532_6165c04ff55b208f0004e45ce3aa3969b730ccdc.jpg
    Second was Low-Range Off Road Shifter:
    IMG_0677_zps02b61433_05187264c82186994ae84dd6f02a1fb3faf2f64f.jpg
    Also a new antenna because the old one was broke off:
    20131024_163414_zpsb5ff92fc_f2bfecec8ce52281f53f64ec1c7281beafc6f414.jpg
    Stock 2.7:cool::
    IMG_0678_zps81c96ec2_9a4f27d52251257c9bfae3d92d8db8415ad1c058.jpg
    A/C Repair Coming Soon:
    IMG_0679_zpsce4a4904_7ba618733eba07b8b6a9351e4688280f1a2f8bd9.jpg
    IMG_0680_zpsc3683c76_efec45619c08529119af4b50589db7db7b7958d0.jpg
    Also Here's a pic of the truck I traded for it:
    IMG_0842_zps524da606_47a71f4b1c1eacbb82c3a7ef6b6296ee6baf6c52.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  2. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  3. Aug 12, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    New Pioneer Stereo got installed today:woot::
    IMG_0686_zps2b0c7957_fb1b4adb55bc6eb82d3d61b0be73cc223325b09f.jpg
    Also installed my ScanGauge from my other truck and after babying the gas pedal I got this result:cool::
    IMG_0692_zps770e3ee0_938010e509131764e2297c09a80586e4a590701f.jpg
    It settled to around 22.2 MPGs, which is okay with me. Muffler is the next thing on my list:D.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  4. Aug 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    TacoChad

    TacoChad Active Member

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    Nice MPG's!
     
  5. Aug 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Thanks:cool:

    Well today I got my Aero Muffler on today. all went smooth till I went to drive it, Heard what sounded like a BB in the muffler:confused:. So I took it back to the shop and they cut if off again (for free) and they found this is the muffler:
    IMG_0694_zpsba502aa5_9b72211f91138397be7fe56e412d03536ff30112.jpg
    A little piece of slag broke off in the muffler. but after that repair it sounds great:D. Exhaust vid coming soon. Also took a look at my leaf springs and saw they were just a little worn out:rolleyes:. New springs are coming soon:cool:.
    IMG_0696_zps59ad9cef_7916f2835275fc7ee616287deb9db9bbaaf112fe.jpg
     
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  6. Aug 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    '96 Tacoma
    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Ordered my an OEM style fog light kit from eBay. Gonna be used at a later date. Here's the fog lights, they're great quality IMO:
    IMG_0719_zps264c9025_33b080aa74799debf0929edc560308c28170836a.jpg
    Also I bought a FireStick CB Antenna from Rightchannelradios.com and a mounting kit from RockyMounts. Thanks to NetMonkey for his thread that showed me how to do the install, here's the link to his thread: --->CLICK ME<---
    Now Some Pics:
    The antenna:
    IMG_0720_zps237c84f2_51a615682b24bd8ba570fe0feb76a9742d9a89cb.jpg
    Here's the kit from RockyMounts:
    IMG_0721_zpsf4770121_8c6988f22a76ca13c08149acda5973b5cedacdac.jpg
    Here's the coax end, pretty tiny if you ask me:):
    IMG_0722_zpsaa65932d_ad53fca2cfe9c257f25009de8dccf7a594db18b5.jpg
    The difference from my install and NetMonkey's is that I'm using a quick disconnect adapter.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  7. Aug 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Sticker Mod:cool::
    IMG_0725_zpsf8067080_b2746de5ad634eb7e683438321b3080ab3890047.jpg
     
  8. Aug 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    in channel vent visors
    I wanna hear this exhaust, im getting close to ditching my stock hunk of metal
     
  9. Aug 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Will do:thumbsup:. I'll try to make a video and put it up tomorrow:cool:.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    A pic of my New K&N system:D:
    IMG_0726_zpsde3de521_a054858408e51a6dae8f35fbd862da4dddaffa76.jpg
    Looks good and sounds even better:cool:.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  11. Aug 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    My CB install went pretty smooth. The hardest part was routing the coax cable through the floor. Poked a hole through my carpet:facepalm:, but thankfully is was underneath the seat and you can't tell anyway:). My CB is a Midland 75-822. Still need to tune the antenna but it works good for now:thumbsup:. Sorry for the dark pics:
    Me and my dad fed the wires through the grommet and plugged them straight to the battery:
    IMG_0731_zpsed4d0b6d_e34859b859170d36c67b14d33d1907ec51d9edc4.jpg
    IMG_0729_zpsc554e3e3_5bcdac5a81d2aeec86039ccd09a0c1e82ba1e41f.jpg
    We hid the wires under the sill plate and led them through the flap under the drivers seat:
    IMG_0737_zps9cd37aaf_50e9b5681b9b841e301f00dfb5eec0839ff3f837.jpg
    The coax we fed through the same whole and pulled it through the grommet underneath the truck. Then we let it follow the frame to the pre-drilled hole in the bed. We believe this is a water drain:
    IMG_0735_zps89987204_c9b277ccfb6f69c2860b387463a442e9f43b1adf.jpg
    And the finished product:woot::
    IMG_0733_zps5e53df91_fcab7c0442acb5b995f9779b2a576f3aea5546ae.jpg
    IMG_0740_zps329c04da_617d69a507df75d9f1c1ca2279a881ac7e73827e.jpg
    IMG_0741_zps18b1c499_cc9d0b24eca0520084bcb0ee6c2956c73ad96fa9.jpg
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    IMG_0727_zps2f3e6d64_b755c379085ef78bfb6ce815a9c0df2e4d05a83f.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  12. Aug 28, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    '96 Tacoma
    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Got a super white grille from a 2011 Sport Model Tacoma a few days ago:woot:. Today I painted the emblem superwhite to match:cool::
    Before:
    IMG_0748_zps36cb448c_c5bc09658ec422435d032ce896de1fe022e44499.jpg
    After:
    IMG_0753_zps1fab1ca8_63af8b01306e1a9e3ffbc32c1274375d12d6a0c8.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  13. Aug 28, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
  14. Sep 3, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Got a LED dome light and map lights from Superbrightleds.com:woot:
    Here's just the dome light:
    IMG_0762_zpsd991d7ec_ad2948571aa78471ebe818283c62262ba172d817.jpg
    And here's with the dome and map lights:
    IMG_0763_zps5e02ef7d_54c4b56421ff788222787aca6d6d111ab2ebde69.jpg
    I'd say at least 10x better than the stock bulbs:thumbsup:.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Some small updates:D. I got my A/C fixed finally. A brand new hose and some R-134 and it's blowing ice cold. I was nervous there was more damage that wasn't seen but I got lucky:):
    20131024_163200_zpsa3d9e767_24d39dfbc12f16a675a5fb0de079c9062f869b35.jpg
    I also got a brand new Battery holder to replace the PO's bungee cords:bananadance::
    20131024_163150_zpsd8f92882_5e3fd3892df1b7aaae4cb37cbd180f19e78d9cad.jpg
    Also my painted emblem is holding up nicely:
    20131024_163227_zps2af6b449_23b478facbd1e4aa948f2cc11be8948ae039776c.jpg
    Right now my current plan is to buy some new bed caps and tailgate cap since the PO drilled so many holes in the old ones:mad::
    20131024_164310_zps65581fe4_50fc1d041dc016812c6d7e4e2cf053476038f633.jpg
    20131024_164301_zps26790b4a_a48b666b7edbfc63018827db5e176ef52c082258.jpg
    20131024_164340_zps6c70ab52_9a43516620f1f6e84a8329d963ce85bf1f502f74.jpg
    20131024_164331_zps4a69af02_46b93f0dd83a0e6d4da695c1c75424f548581f0d.jpg
    And my latest mod is I bought some ZXE headlight bulbs and they are way brighter than before. The pics don't do them justice:
    Before:
    20131028_195701_zps8d00bd7d_12a60e8a98e10a655c46b0dae51dfe683640d9f3.jpg
    After:
    20131029_205745_zps0e8f1540_c39a175c81d22eef45ae6a1d76a8b29250ba570b.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  16. Dec 26, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    Got me some Christmas goodies :woot:. Got some new bed caps and some sport headlights:D:
    IMG_20131227_241731705_HDR_zps9c44e87a_1eec824ed20fa508e0c18827def02e7d745c7ffa.jpg
    IMG_20131227_241743791_HDR_zpsebea0a83_549144b4971ff83bdcf6f737dacdb98a723f35fb.jpg
    IMG_20131227_241902185_HDR_zpsd1dcfd3b_8b8474b6682c5fc21d27b9d64c7940948eb279ae.jpg
    Forgot to order a tailgate cap so that'll be ordered and I'm gonna price a sport hood:cool:.
     
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  17. Jan 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    ARB Bumper, Hella 500FFs, OME 881 Coils and Front shocks, OEM style leafsprings with 2in ToyTec Shackles, Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, Aero 2525 Muffler, AEM Intake, Talyor Throttle Body Spacer, LCE Header, Bestop Soft Top.
    got a few things done today:). First was an oil change, so I picked up some 0W-30 oil and a Toyota filter. Also the Ford dealership put on a Motorcraft filter which is a sin in my book:facepalm:. After we got done me and my dad inspested the underside of my truck and we noticed both leaf springs were broken:eek:.
    Driver Side:
    20140110_175739_zps0b46fd3f_82a2cbe94c2d285c7f5c5ab544e34ae559ed243e.jpg
    Passenger Side:
    20140110_175732_zps2a1b4523_0ae86d406b106bf25b66c5655c18818ae9f1e168.jpg
    So now I'm definitely getting new ones. Also I replaced my old, faded and drilled bed caps and tailgate cap:D (sorry for the night pics):
    DSCN0027_zpsd41339a4_69186f3a28e62e070bf4ae0b65932244e2f0054f.jpg
    DSCN0026_zpsb5d620ab_2200417ae70623becbe63f0ca4666ee682d1e363.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  18. Feb 28, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    A pic of my installed sport headlights (no install pics:()
    20140227_184016_zpscfa6c773_a4be01ffd47ac559f01d2d2f3469b604b2dcfb2c.jpg
     
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  19. Mar 6, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    my mom's from cherokee, NC. neat to see someone on TW that's from there. lol
     
  20. Mar 6, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    I think the closest person to me is from Asheville.Cool to see someone whose related to Cherokee:cool:.
     

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