1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The beefcake build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Apr 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM
    #1
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    I bought the truck in August of 2009, it had been kind of neglected. I changed the stock plugs and wires on it and everything original from the factory. It did have a supercharger on it, but was taken off long before I bought... once i payed it off in Dec of 2010 i finally started showing it love.
    Specs:
    1998 Tacoma
    Access Cab
    4WD, Standard
    V6 3.4
    When i bought it

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    How it sits today
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Mods:Interior
    New Dash lights, superbrightled cool white, ultragauge, gps, cb radio, mounted mag light

    Mods: Exterior
    2nd gen wheels powdercoated
    toolbox
    grillecraft grille
    tailights
    headlight housing and corner lamps
    cb radio
    spidertrax 1.25 on all 4

    Debadged
    Rhino lined front and rear bumpers (dechromed)
    Fog light mod

    Mods: Performance
    URD short throw shifter
    Deckplate mod
    Magnaflow 2 chamber w/ 5 inch dumped exhaust
    Rear differential breather mod


    Mods: Suspension
    Bilstein 5100's on the front
    Everything else stock (hoping to change that soon)

    Rear: Shitty monroe shocks and had leafs re-arched

    Wheels

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Toolbox

    [​IMG]

    Grill and new lights, also rhino lined front and rear bumpers

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    New Tails

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Exhaust:

    [​IMG]

    Other pics of snow and Pismo

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Future Mods:
    Brute force fab front and rear plate bumper
    Eibach/Toytec 3in coils (ordered)
    AllPro expedition 8 leaf pack (ordered)
    Bilstein 5150 rear shocks (ordered)
    AllPro skid plate
    On board air
    Camburg UCA's
     
  2. Apr 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM
    #2
    ckeeton

    ckeeton Bazinga

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Member:
    #42853
    Messages:
    1,554
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Duluth, GA
    Vehicle:
    2011 DC Trd Sport Gray
    trd sport with avid off road light bar, avid rock sliders. OEM roof rack, 12' LED light bar, and Sock monkey decals.
    nice build man!
    its clean and simple :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM
    #3
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,201
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Central Valley Ca.
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Dude I want this color on my 2nd gen. Im glad to say that I've molested this truck:D, helped him trim fenders haha
     
  4. Apr 9, 2011 at 10:26 PM
    #4
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    you took advantage of it! :eek:
     
  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:08 AM
    #5
    907taco

    907taco Alaskan Assassin

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Member:
    #34091
    Messages:
    1,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bobby
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 BlackSandPearl 4x4
    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    nice build man!
     
  6. Apr 10, 2011 at 4:59 PM
    #6
    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Member:
    #45986
    Messages:
    1,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chase
    Kendrick, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    2012 Sport MGM
    3'' Tuff Counrty Lift, Moromoto Mini H1 Projectors 5000K 35W, BHLM, 30'' LED Light Bar, Black TOYOTA Emblem, Excelon Touch Screen Deck, Hertz Speakers,Excelon AMP, 2 10'' JL Audio Subs, Wet Okle seat covers, Weather Tech Floor Mats.
    Looks good man! Where did you buy your clear corner lights?
     
  7. Apr 10, 2011 at 5:05 PM
    #7
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    they came with the headlights from ebay, they're clear but have a black housing so they have a smoked look to them
    click here for link
     
  8. Apr 10, 2011 at 5:07 PM
    #8
    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Member:
    #45986
    Messages:
    1,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chase
    Kendrick, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    2012 Sport MGM
    3'' Tuff Counrty Lift, Moromoto Mini H1 Projectors 5000K 35W, BHLM, 30'' LED Light Bar, Black TOYOTA Emblem, Excelon Touch Screen Deck, Hertz Speakers,Excelon AMP, 2 10'' JL Audio Subs, Wet Okle seat covers, Weather Tech Floor Mats.
    Oh I see thanks man.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #9
    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Member:
    #24735
    Messages:
    2,188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bon
    Kinder, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    02 DC BLACK 3.4
    Nice build and good looking truck I do like that color a lot! So why did you remove the charger?
     
  10. Apr 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM
    #10
    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Member:
    #4464
    Messages:
    2,319
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gavin
    Sacramento/Woodland
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport 4x4 DC
    Sold!
    Nice 1st gen!

    What's the color called and is it a factory color?
     
  11. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:42 AM
    #11
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    the previous owner took it off before i bought it:rolleyes: he bought it for 3000 and sold a year later for 3600...

    Cool Steel Metallic and yes it is factory, but they only made it for the 1998 year
     
  12. Apr 13, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    #12
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    UPDATE: Cb antenna install/relocation

    I was re-routing my cb antenna wire today and making a new mount for it. I looked for the a moment and found an area where no drilling is required. I searched and didnt find anything on this so here you go
    Ran the antenna wire along the top of the frame and ran the wire up through the stock access to behind taillights
    Click for full-size image (1024 x 768)
    [​IMG]
    Had to remove the tailights but that was easy 4 bolts and it's off
    Click for full-size image (1024 x 768)
    [​IMG]
    then i wriggles the wire through the top of the bed, where the end piece of the bed and the top of the bed meet, there is an opening about a 1/2 inch in diameter,
    Click for full-size image (1024 x 768)
    [​IMG]
    fnished, a nice clean look, with no drilling required at least no drilling into your truck for the wires[​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:15 PM
    #13
    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38782
    Messages:
    6,175
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    West Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    SAS 01 TRD 4x4
    Look at build!
    Nice lookin truck, you got any vids of the exhaust?
     
  14. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:22 PM
    #14
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    i can try i have a digital camera that records video, not sure of the quality but i'll see what i can do for you:)
     
  15. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM
    #15
    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Member:
    #38782
    Messages:
    6,175
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    West Columbia, SC
    Vehicle:
    SAS 01 TRD 4x4
    Look at build!
    Good deal I have always wanted to hear a magnaflow, btu hardly all you can find anymore is flowmaster
     
  16. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:49 PM
    #16
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    i did a video of the exhaust today, turns out my camera doesnt record audio :(
     
  17. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:50 PM
    #17
    dmz1241

    dmz1241 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Member:
    #43665
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    SE, Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    01 Gold DC TRD
    Bilstein 5100's all around, Eibach coils, 2" shackles, Flowmaster 60 Series
    wow awesome truck, i want that color as well. nice job dude.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM
    #18
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    new update: removed sway bar last week and so far i like the feel of it
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM
    #19
    Anthony250

    Anthony250 E-Fabber

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Member:
    #44016
    Messages:
    3,100
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    San Gabriel Ca
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma LT Prerunner
    Eagle Alloy's 058 on Goodyear BFG All Terrians . 265/75/16. Kenwood Stereo, 12" JL Audio Sub. Led Lighting interior. Led Turn Signals. Custom Bumper ,Total Chaos Long travel Sway away shocks, glassworks fenders, ,Spintech Super Pro street muffler, Hellas 500ff HID Converted, Window Tint,Black Emblems, Deckplate, , Deaver Prerunner Pack, Bilstein 7100's 12" SB's and Sway Away 2" Air Bumps
    Nice build. I got some questions, haha, How do you like the deckplate? And How does it drive without the sway bar?
     
  20. Apr 28, 2011 at 4:19 PM
    #20
    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Member:
    #37816
    Messages:
    833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J-Rob
    Central California
    Vehicle:
    98 4WD V6
    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    you mean how did i do the mod? Just buy a deckplate from a local marine shop or from ebay for like $4
    cut a hole out to fit the "ring" inside of, you'll need something to seal the space between your deckplate and air box, i used plumbers putty to seal it and a hole saw to cut it out
    [​IMG]
    once you've had it sealed you can screw in the screws provided with the deckplate (you'll need to drill the screws)
    after that the deckplate can be put it or left out i usually run mine open unless im in sand/mud

    A pic of the deckplate covered up
    [​IMG]
     
To Top