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Taylor's Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Taylor, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Extra badges, painted skidplates, grey wire mod, Kenwood double-DIN headunit, pioneer amp, 12 inch MTX sub, playstation 2 under seat, Uniden CB with 5 foot Wilson 1000 antenna, deckplate mod, 4xinnovations sliders, diff breather mod, bilstein 5100s at all 4 corners, OME Dakar Leaves, BAMF BPV bracket, Wheelers greasable shackles,
    Hey everyone! I finally figured I'd done enough to my truck to justify a build thread!

    I got it in October of 2012 with 123k on the ODO. Bone stock.

    How she sits as of 4/12/14

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    Mod List:
    Diamond plate bed rails
    Kenwood double din headunit
    650W pioneer amp
    10 inch MTX Jackhammer sub
    Playstation 2 mounted under rear passenger seat
    TRD seatbelt covers
    Uniden 520 CB in ashtray location
    Wilson 100 5 foot antenna
    Magnaflow 18" Muffler dumped after axle
    Painted skids
    Grey wire mod
    Aluminum Husky Toolbox
    Plastidipped badges
    Diff breather extension
    "Blue" gauge lights
    Deckplate mod
    4xInnovations rock sliders
    Ultragauge mounted on windshield
    PA speaker mounted in grill
    Optima gold top
    Bilstein 5100 adjustable ride heights shocks
    Old Man EMU Dakar Leaves

    OME Greasable shackles
    Bilstein 5125s rear




    How it all started. Little red AKA Consuella!

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    She met her demise.

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    Enter: Consuella V2
    How she sat when I got her to replace my wrecked 96 5 lug.

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    Added my old toolbox from my old Taco. Ratchet strapped in because I wasn't drilling holes for that POS. Painted my skid plate and got better tires. BFG Rugged Terrains. Much better than Rugged Trails.

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    Added extra badges :D

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    Got a Husky toolbox and of course I've collected stickers over time.

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    Repainted my bed rails and my buddy's Celica's interior

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    Magnaflow 18 inch

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    TRD Seatbelt cushions

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    Rear tire carrier recall and repainted spare wheel

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    Grey wire mod

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    Painted fuel tank skid

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    Kenwood Double din touchscreen head unit (Playing Crazy Taxi on my PS2)

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    Pioneer amp and dremel charger ran off an inverter from the cigarette lighter

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    12 inch Sub

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    Playstation 2 under the rear seat

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    Got blue bulbs for my dash, but they didn't turn out blue. Oh well, at least I can see my dash for the first time since I got the truck!

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    Ultragauge and Uniden CB in the ashtray slot

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    4 foot fiberglass antenna

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    Had to make my own bends in the Antenna mount I got since it didn't fit right

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    Also a PA speaker behind my bumper hooked up to my CB. Inspired by BackWoodsTaco

    Slider from 4xInnovations painted and ready to be welded on

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    Upgraded to a Wilson 1000 with a 5 foot whip. Much much much better.

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    BABY FLEXIN

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    Shoe creek run! Travis (NewRider) did my diff breather mod while we were there,

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    The run finished off my leaves. They're completely negative now. More reason to work hard to buy my new lift parts!

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    Upcoming

    extended brake lines
    dual batteries
    aux fuse block
    15x8 wheels
    33x10.5x15 tires
    tube bumpers
    tire carrier
    Better skids
    diff drop(maybe)
     
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  2. Large

    Large Red

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    Nice... the TRD seat belt cushions looks kinda funky though :spy:
     
  3. ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    Subbed. :spy: :cool:
     
  4. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Extra badges, painted skidplates, grey wire mod, Kenwood double-DIN headunit, pioneer amp, 12 inch MTX sub, playstation 2 under seat, Uniden CB with 5 foot Wilson 1000 antenna, deckplate mod, 4xinnovations sliders, diff breather mod, bilstein 5100s at all 4 corners, OME Dakar Leaves, BAMF BPV bracket, Wheelers greasable shackles,
    RESERVED. I GOT BIG PLANS!
     
  5. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Extra badges, painted skidplates, grey wire mod, Kenwood double-DIN headunit, pioneer amp, 12 inch MTX sub, playstation 2 under seat, Uniden CB with 5 foot Wilson 1000 antenna, deckplate mod, 4xinnovations sliders, diff breather mod, bilstein 5100s at all 4 corners, OME Dakar Leaves, BAMF BPV bracket, Wheelers greasable shackles,
    I know. I'm trying to fix and add stuff, but my computer is broken so I'm using this crappy old one I have and it's awful.
     
  6. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Rebent the mount for my antenna and added a ground to the frame beside the battery. I also recoiled the extra coaxial into a figure 8 shape instead of a circle and that cleared up almost all of the static and my reception is VERY good.

    I'm happy with that, but not the holes I've drilled. I've got about 5 extra holes under my hood now and it looks shitty. Any suggestions on filling them?
     
  7. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Upgraded to a Wilson 1000 with a 5 foot whip. Much much much better. I'll tune it tomorrow.

    The wind was gusting rather well, hence the antenna bending.

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  8. Holy schmidt

    Holy schmidt Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sick tacoma ranger! haha subbed here
     
  9. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Took off those extra badges on the tailgate.

    Also changed my rear diff and T case fluids. We'll see if it drives any different!
     
  10. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Tacked up the sliders today! Didn't do serious welding because my uncle's welder wasn't laying good enough beads. I may need to end up paying someone... Oh well.

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    After that, I came home to a package...

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    oh yes. I'll be wiring this up to the spare channel on my amp. If anyone knows of a way to have this speaker toggle on and off when I want it to, let me know!

    Time to roll around campus being obnoxious. This combined with my CB PA speaker should make i easy.
     
  11. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Second PA is wired up! I have a video on my instagram. It's really clear considering how loud it gets. I can just leave my windows down to let my sub fill out the lows. :D White is for my headunit, the black is connected to my CB. Both are just ziptied in.

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  12. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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  13. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Pretty sure I blew the large white PA speaker hooked up to my headunit. Will check tomorrow. Might try to clean up some of the mess of wires tomorrow too.
     
  14. Holy schmidt

    Holy schmidt Well-Known Member

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    How are you liking the sliders and deckplate? And you already blew it? Haha
     
  15. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Haven't got the sliders on yet. The welder we were using was laying good beads, so I'm looking for someone to put them on for me.

    Deckplate first impressions : LOVE IT. Make the exhaust sound much throatier and deeper. I don't buy into the "huge HP gains" people claim, but it sounds sick and gave me something to do today.

    And yeah. I have the speaker hooked into the right channel on my amp, my sub is on the left.

    The way I turn it on and "off" is I just use my headunit controls to change the frequency crossover to where the output to the amp is 100hz and below. The sub plays those frequencies fine, but the PA can't play them at all, so nothing comes out. When I want to cut it on, I just change the crossover for the amp to "through" which plays all frequencies and it plays.

    I had a buddy with me and turned the amp's bass boost to 12, had my headunit running bassboost with the lows all the way up and the loudness on.

    Didn't think and turned on the PA and I guess I blew it. Not sure, honestly. It's super cold here so I didn't check too far into it.

    I hope I didn't blow it, because it's going to be a bitch to take out.
     
  16. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    BABY FLEXIN

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    Woke up to a leaking upper radiator hose. Can't believe Toyota red coolant is $30 a gallon?!?!?

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    Organized some wires today!

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    Finally ran my amp wires under the carpet so I could turn it sideways. Now I don't have wires all over the place.

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    Moved my CB mic mount. Looks cleaner.

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    My exhaust now with the deckplate mod.

    18 inch magnaflow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkoT5DseHCY
     
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  17. Holy schmidt

    Holy schmidt Well-Known Member

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    It sounded pretty good in the video! and maybe a few HP idk though haha.
    With the PA that would suck if it blew. BTW Those new pictures look sick!
     
  18. Holy schmidt

    Holy schmidt Well-Known Member

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    Ridiculous isnt it!
     
  19. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Thanks!

    I found that it was full of ice. I might let it sit and drain out more and see, but I'm sure it's blown.
     
  20. Taylor

    Taylor [OP] Wants to learn all about his Taco.

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    Extra badges, painted skidplates, grey wire mod, Kenwood double-DIN headunit, pioneer amp, 12 inch MTX sub, playstation 2 under seat, Uniden CB with 5 foot Wilson 1000 antenna, deckplate mod, 4xinnovations sliders, diff breather mod, bilstein 5100s at all 4 corners, OME Dakar Leaves, BAMF BPV bracket, Wheelers greasable shackles,
    Put my sliders on last night!

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    This guy's shop was huge! A corvair, 2 studebakers, a two of bikes, and old Ford pickup he was restoring, an MG, a mustang an Amphicar, a Model A and a few others. This guy is where I want to be.

    Only picture I have so far.

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    Left early this morning and now I'm back at JMU. Sadly, this means the modding will slow down a bit now.

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