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TacoTacoma96's '96 Tacoma Build

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

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 1:39 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.
    Finally completed my lift:woot: Everything turned out like this:
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    Sits a hair higher in the back but the springs should break in and sit pretty level:cool:. Also they are a ton softer than the old handmade ones. that completes my lift and I say it turned out great:thumbsup:. my next step is reworking the exhaust. Gonna order that 2525 Aero Muffler today. Can't wait:D
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  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    :thumbsup: Looks great!
     
  3. Mar 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    Things and stuff and such
  4. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:31 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.
    Well it was time for a little flex:taco:.
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    Pretty good if you ask me:D. also it snowed...again, about 10in.
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    A shot of main street. Good ol' Cherokee:cool:
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    Getting really ill of this snow. I'm :pray: for spring and summer.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:40 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.
    Also my beauty finally came in the mail:headbang:.
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    Looks like it'll flow good:)
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  6. Mar 26, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    LOVE that ARB! Truck looks great!
     
  7. Mar 27, 2013 at 5:41 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:thumbsup:.how's your BedRug holding up?
     
  8. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    That thing is holding up GREAT! Haven't had a single problem out of it since the day I got it.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    Sweet:cool:. I'm thinking about getting a hard camper top:confused:. Just a thought though:)
     
  10. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    I had one then sold it. Hated the time I didn't have it on so as soon as I got my new one I told myself I'm never getting rid of it.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2013 at 3:08 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 My muffler Installed today:yay: Heres how it went:
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    Went back to a single exhaust but sounds just as good:cool:. Dropped $100 on Install with free chrome tip:thumbsup:. Factor in $88 for the muffler I didn't do bad at all. The muffler has a deep rumble that sounds awesome:D. It almost sounds like a 3.4 V6. It has a little rasp but only in the high RPMs. Putting a video up to compare the old and new mufflers. Also got a bunch of leftovers:hungry::
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    Love it:burnrubber:
     
  12. Mar 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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  13. Mar 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Dude those toyota alloys are SICK why're you ditching them?

    Nice truck lucky dude!! Ive been to cherokee few times comming from gatlinburg drivin' thru the mtns'
     
  14. Mar 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    Thanks:thumbsup:. The reason is I'm going for a black and red look:), But I'll still find a good use for 'em somewhere. I drive the mountains almost everyday:burnrubber:.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    Quite the transformation. The new front bumper is sweet on that truck. Good job!
     
  16. Mar 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Interested in selling those rims?
     
  17. Mar 31, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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  18. Apr 1, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] The Lone Wanderer

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    Thanks:cool:
    Nah, I got some plans for then. Thanks for asking though:thumbsup:
    Thanks:D. yours looks great to:proposetoast:.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    vette6991

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    Thanks lots to come, and loving your build.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2013 at 7:11 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 not much going on lately so I decided to show my grandma's '96 Tacoma:D.
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    The headlights quit working so me and my dad decided to fix it. I changed the headlights while he changed the switch on the steering wheel:cool:. Here's how it went:
    Took the grille off which was a PITA:censored:.
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    The reason it was so hard was because she hit something and bent the bumper. So my dad helped me make it somewhat straight.
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    Them came new headlights and the grille:).
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    During this time he took off the steering wheel and replaced the headlight switch, also a :censored:.
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    Once we completed that she has working headlights again:taco:
    Gonna change my headlights soon. Thinking about some Hellas:cool:.
     
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