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TacoTacoma96's '96 Tacoma Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by TacoTacoma96, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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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.
    Brand New here to Tacoma World:D. That being said, here we go.
    Got this truck from my grandpa when I turned 16. Couldn't drive a stick but I learned and love her to this day. Believe it or not she has about 80,000 miles on her.
    As of 4/17/13
    [​IMG]
    Heres the oldest pic I still got of her pretty stock.
    [​IMG]
    Got the 3RZ and added some goodies:
    Taylor Throttle Body Spacer
    [​IMG]
    AEM Air Intake
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Added this along the way:cool:
    [​IMG]
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    And a new converter
    [​IMG]
    Suspension Wise I got this (so far)
    • 1.5 Spacers
    • Bilsteins All The Way Around
    • Handmade Leaf Springs
    • Stock Coils
    Thats all about to change since I got these:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
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    The tires were upgraded from stock to black steelies with 30x9.50 Cooper AT3s
    [​IMG]
    And then to 16x7 Toyota 4Runner rims with some worn out tires
    [​IMG]
    Then one fell off:facepalm:
    [​IMG]
    Then upgraded to brand new 265/75 Cooper AT3s again.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Here's a list of my future mods:
    • ARB Bumper (Done)
    • OME Front Lift (Done)
    • Going Back To Black Steelies (Done)
    • 2in Shackle Lift In Rear (Done)
    And this:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  2. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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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 quick muddin' video from back in August 2011:
    http://youtu.be/Fw8vrCsYE6k:mudding:
    Not much but was fun as hell since it was my first muddin' trip:laugh:.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    A quick reference with my suspension before:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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  5. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Good looking rig!

    Whats up with the wheels falling off 1996's!!!
     
  6. Feb 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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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.
    Well got the OME stuff installed Today:taco:
    [​IMG]
    Also The shop gave me a Wilson 5000 antenna for free:woot:
    [​IMG]
    The old springs and coils are sold and gone.
    [​IMG]
    My friend Cody took them off my hands to put on his Taco.
    [​IMG]
    Please note that I traded him the rims and tires months before:D
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Very excited today because of this:bananadance::yay:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Looks greats and tough at the same time. I got some Hella 500s gonna put on later. The 4WheelParts store in Georgia installed it for me and they did a great job:thumbsup:. If anyone needs to know the 881 coils (with OME shocks) with the weight of the bumper (no Winch) yielded almost no droop, maybe .5in if that. got some ToyTec 2in shackles and 5125 Bilstein shocks ordered for the back. Love when everything works out:wink:. Australia is officially my second favorite country:dancingbacon:
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    BackwoodsTaco

    BackwoodsTaco Backwoods legit, don't take no shit!

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    Lookin good bud.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    TacomaJack09

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    Looks good man! Makes me miss my ol '97!! Loved that truck!
     
  10. Mar 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Finally got my stuff added to my Bumper:headbang:.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    • 3 Foot Firestick
    • Hella 500FFs
    I think it looks really good. get looks left and right.:cool:
    Thinking about upgrading my CB to something with good range:confused:.
    [​IMG]
    With that Bestop Soft Top and some black steelies it'll really look badass:taco:.
    Right now next thing on my list is a oil change:wink:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  11. Mar 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Well I finally got the Bestop on:D. Here's how it went:
    Tool Box off
    [​IMG]
    And its was full speed ahead from there
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    and here's how she turned out
    [​IMG]
    Also got my 16x8 Summit Racing rims on:cool:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Looks sick now:jellydance:
     
  12. Mar 19, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Also forgot to add my ToyTec 2in shackles:thumbsup:
    [​IMG]
    Also got Bilstein 5125s for the rear.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  13. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    :thumbsup: I ordered the same wheels except 15's.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    ajohnson

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    Looking really good, nice work!
     
  15. Mar 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Sweet can't wait to see what they look like:thumbsup:

    Thanks:cool:
     
  16. Mar 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Can't wait till tomorrow:headbang:. Getting my rear lift put on. Also loving the soft top, it can be noisy at times but its great to have and use:thumbsup:
    Got another mod in mind to:
    [​IMG]
    Gonna get rid of my Flowmaster muffler (single in/dual out). Heard a bunch of 3.4 V6s but never a 2.7 I4.
    [​IMG]
    Any input?:notsure:.
    One last note, I'm also thinking about some Bushwacker O.E. fender flares:
    [​IMG]
    :taco:
     
  17. Mar 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Here's what they look like.... ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Mar 21, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Looks great:D. Love the truck and the blacked out look:amen:
     
  19. Mar 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Thanks! Still can't decide if I want to plastidip the emblems or remove them completely.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    I'd say plastidip it. It'll look different and almost everybody de-badges there Tacomas. My $.2:)
     
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