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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] 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.
    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_0496_zps09e4bc94_d57635bbdc97444fa0d26b80ac6d9a9af5968dd3.jpg
    Heres the oldest pic I still got of her pretty stock.
    IMG_0003_2e241ca7e8b1bcb2efee2b3ed4d1f653c7d80054.jpg
    Got the 3RZ and added some goodies:
    Taylor Throttle Body Spacer
    IMG_0273_04752f09ac90c4ddb21530a4dc3d41ddb19db110.jpg
    AEM Air Intake
    IMG_0271_adb3b9237256fd651d60ed26261306f453a57703.jpg
    [​IMG]
    Added this along the way:cool:
    LCEHeader_6bd36ff663c52f57e11f0baa8134771a5ccc3cdc.jpg
    IMG_0387_9a9d5a277642093f792d20c8f2d6b6d13299df2e.jpg
    And a new converter
    IMG_0388_2831ef7111ef49ba2c3cc451e9639a97c49b0d4d.jpg
    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_0516_38949e6149a86535860d3014552d2569e704e6bd.jpg
    IMG_0556_zps4c9a19e1_ab56d1465097eb7a67a966a23c8715d530063b59.jpg
    IMG_0504_826aece2e0c28fb0da1e8d309b7db51a9f90b6de.jpg
    The tires were upgraded from stock to black steelies with 30x9.50 Cooper AT3s
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    And then to 16x7 Toyota 4Runner rims with some worn out tires
    IMG_0334_a4b9c50a25ed09eb18feb204a3e6d52aa6d767c6.jpg
    Then one fell off:facepalm:
    IMG_0336_00e3b2c5041cf499354d9a3a2c4cac024e99cb7c.jpg
    Then upgraded to brand new 265/75 Cooper AT3s again.
    IMG_0354_053fcf9a52319075cef55e8bd0b6ca1a8678e642.jpg
    IMG_0356_fbf0aa93b83dc672aaec4e946b30d707679ad5a1.jpg
    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_0517_885e74a75c1bd0e3fca0b91749b27198ae05f0d6.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  2. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:37 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 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] 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 quick reference with my suspension before:
    IMG_0372_ec9de4d39f2e99687943fec8f713c3820f98424e.jpg
    IMG_0373_ecea1791b0a21b3f7b5af50c7a3518015f69f041.jpg
     
  4. Feb 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    ajohnson

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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] 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.
    Well got the OME stuff installed Today:taco:
    IMG_0561_zps685bbc1b_1ff6f1223080181f29b02de185c5a10517ae5838.jpg
    Also The shop gave me a Wilson 5000 antenna for free:woot:
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    The old springs and coils are sold and gone.
    IMG_0560_zpsf3075370_15c585bc48b30a255f5aedff21139c5163fbfca7.jpg
    My friend Cody took them off my hands to put on his Taco.
    IMG_0562_zpse482c522_effdde5c01aa924a6b6c75d8c8c7f9dde10b3e6e.jpg
    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] 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.
    Very excited today because of this:bananadance::yay:
    IMG_0610_zpsc577db5f_0fc60f6e58de9d66b770804b137b8bdf7bbe63ba.jpg
    IMG_0607_zps9b636026_ebee260ec193dd7d0b2e94da860ead73da39274a.jpg
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    IMG_0609_zpsad10da55_fff2ed8a2f0a28cb64273dd5bc45bf2890d928da.jpg
    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

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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] 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.
    Finally got my stuff added to my Bumper:headbang:.
    IMG_0622_zpsef02a66d_0c140c4ec22e898fdc81eaf5ac3a46f849944680.jpg
    IMG_0626_zps3b58681c_49ab3d10d6004474e445840b3288e88182e77f82.jpg
    • 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_0624_zps3cfd7a0e_127f3edfb46b4ebdcf36c6114ce8da44c69d3587.jpg
    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_0623_zpsf391eaa6_9a00454dafef0d1465c9a05adf28b914ebb2577d.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  11. Mar 19, 2013 at 4:18 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.
    Well I finally got the Bestop on:D. Here's how it went:
    Tool Box off
    IMG_0627_zpsefe050fb_544b2c062390bc9f3cb6be8335224e67c8d8c437.jpg
    And its was full speed ahead from there
    IMG_0628_zps27914299_7cd1e2ccc6c89eadc27f156901d37d838fde4dcf.jpg
    IMG_0631_zpsb87b762d_fb171be051f036714d6cc0e8f6d29c750685d7f6.jpg
    IMG_0632_zps63572ffd_fa6d7bf702c463a564c14df9c5c1d4e2f8f4d73f.jpg
    and here's how she turned out
    IMG_0634_zps7b613167_5366d3db86049ad2d3fd942d4dfe987929e1f68f.jpg
    Also got my 16x8 Summit Racing rims on:cool:
    20130319_180540_zps99251606_5f89df2c44604ac705f80095189407ff72c23d51.jpg
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    Looks sick now:jellydance:
     
  12. Mar 19, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    Also forgot to add my ToyTec 2in shackles:thumbsup:
    20130319_191937_zps2845f8cd_ae719a893a4380767459b2ff26eb4dd2eabccbdf.jpg
    Also got Bilstein 5125s for the rear.
    IMG_0399_zps08cf708c_70f6276d8997a16b9c83b67f3abfbe8afa51dfc6.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  13. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    :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] The Lone Wanderer

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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] 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.
    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:
    2525_zps00ae18a8_8e16830e583e6661a9efce74f811021da3989c91.jpg
    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_0399_zpsfb0a75a1_e5982bfa06c8cbbf2832d8581657d3e706746005.jpg
    Any input?:notsure:.
    One last note, I'm also thinking about some Bushwacker O.E. fender flares:
    IMG_0400_zpsf8bce14a_8b8401428e4cd0b2c5d545fac38e7049c8859b54.jpg
    :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] The Lone Wanderer

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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] The Lone Wanderer

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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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