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TacoTacoma96's '96 Tacoma Build

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

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Finally got around to my CB install. Installed my Cobra 75 WX ST:D. Heres the pics:
    First its out with the old Midland.
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    Ran the wires to the battery. There away from anything hot also:cool:.
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    The install was pretty straight forward. mounted the box and drilled 2 holes for the mic holder. looks great IMO:thumbsup:.
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    Also found a sweet tag for the front of my tuck:taco:
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  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Wow, very nice looking truck you got there. Seems your grandparents had a good taste in vehicles, gotta love the 96's

    What did you end up doing with those headlight covers?
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Thanks, yours looks great to:thumbsup:. A rock flew up and busted one of them about 3 weeks after I got them:(.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Why thank you.
    And that sucks. They look really cool on a black truck from what I've seen.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Just thinking of that, I might get me some more now:D.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    ordered me a set of these from Summit Racing:D:
    Hella Vision plus Conversion Headlights
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    Also got 2 bags of them damn grille clips that always break:annoyed::
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    Headlights supposed to be in tomorrow and clips supposed to be in by Friday. Can't wait:cool:.
     
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  7. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    Let us know how you like those Hella's. I want to convert the sealed beams on my 4runner.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

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  9. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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  10. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    :popcorn::popcorn:

    Sub'd - cool build.

    +1 - Thanks for all the cool pics.
     
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  11. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Thanks:D
    Thanks again:cool:
     
  12. Apr 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

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    Well these showed up on the porch this morning:woot::
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    Then I took off the grille, I'm getting pretty good at doing this:rofl::
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    The driver side headlight had some water in it. Here's a shot of old VS. new:
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    And buttoned everything back together:cool: (don't mind the bird Shit:mad:):
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    Gonna see what they look like tonight. Might even swap some ZXE bulbs into them later. Once I get my clips I'll replace all the broken ones and missing ones. Also I was missing the screws that go on my corner lights so I improvised:
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    Also got some Seafoam I'm gonna drop in later:D.
     
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  13. Apr 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Well time for the results:):
    Low beams:
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    High Beams:
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    High Beams with Hella 500FFs
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    IMO they are at least 3 times better than what I had on it before:thumbsup:. If they look dim its because of the camera. Also the Seafoam turned out great. Feed it in through the brake booster vacuum line. First time I done it so it scared me a little:pray:. Put about a 1/3 in and put the rest in the tank. Idles smoother and got a little bit more pep:D. Next I'm saving up for a clutch:cool:.
     
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  14. Apr 10, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    Very nice, I am cheap so I bought the ebay headlights. Taking off the grill was a total pain in the buns. I rode to town without a grill to buy some new clips for it, I bet people thought I was driving a piece of crap.

    I know those Hellas improved it because my ebay ones are so much better. Another great thing is the fact that it is so much easier to change a bulb if one burns out.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    The 95-97 grilles are very easy to remove? What part is hard for you?
     
  16. Apr 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    Love your truck!!! very nice truck and a beaufiful parrt of the US your at. but why did oyu ditch those awesome alloys!!!
     
  17. Apr 10, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    For some reason, my bumper covered the two bottom tabs on the sides. It was pretty much impossible to get a screw driver in there to pop the tabs. All of the bottom tabs are actually pretty hard to get to. It is like my bumper is bent but it looks fine.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Thanks, I love Cherokee. I still got the alloys in case I want to go back to 'em:D.

    I had no problems taking mine off, the tabs your talking about are easy to get to with the ARB bumper. Guess I lucked out:).
    In other news These came in today:bananadance::
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    Made in Japan FTW:bowdown:
     
  19. Apr 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Went on a little aventure above my house to some old house sites. Always drove the trails on my 4wheeler but decided to see if they would fit my truck:). Now for the pics:
    #1 old house site
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    #2 old house site
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    IFS, big whoop
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    The aftermath:D
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    It was pretty fun. thinking 'bout making a video later:woot:.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

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    Got these in the mail today:
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    Also got these thing ordered:
    • NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
    • Denso Plug Wires
    • Aisin Clutch and Slave Cylinder
    • New Flywheel
    My throwout bearing has been making noise for some time now and I finally decided to get it changed. The E3s have been great but I'm decided to got back to OEM stuff. Hopefully I'll have everything in this week:cool:.
     
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