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TacoTacoma96's '96 Tacoma "Mild" Build Up Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by TacoTacoma96, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. 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.
    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. 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: Looks great!
     
  3. ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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  4. 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 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. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Also my beauty finally came in the mail:headbang:.
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    Looks like it'll flow good:)
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  6. 01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    LOVE that ARB! Truck looks great!
     
  7. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Thanks:thumbsup:.how's your BedRug holding up?
     
  8. 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. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    Sweet:cool:. I'm thinking about getting a hard camper top:confused:. Just a thought though:)
     
  10. 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. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    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. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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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. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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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:.
     
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    Bagman Dental Floss Tycoon

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    Quite the transformation. The new front bumper is sweet on that truck. Good job!
     
  16. 01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Interested in selling those rims?
     
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  18. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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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. vette6991

    vette6991 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks lots to come, and loving your build.
     
  20. TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 [OP] Some who wander are not lost.

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    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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