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The Brain Injury BS Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by superswamper003, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    superswamper003

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    Ok so I got my current Tacoma in May by trading my old 94 pickup for it. This truck when I first saw it just got my heart beating pretty darn fast. I loved it and loved it xxxnumber of times more when I drove it. Ive always heard great things about the 3.4 and all that can be done with this engine to make it even better than it already is. Anyways, it had a 5-speed tranny which was a must have for me because I really enjoy the sporty feel and like to pick my gear and with a truck that has as high of mileage as this one, drive it my way.

    So when I told the guy "yes" to trade, I asked for the title and I saw that it hadn't been notorized. He then had to drive all the way back home and get the title signed by his mom (idk why she had her name in the title) He came back and we traded. I was like "YAY!!!" Soon did I learn that I would putting the minimal amount of money that I make into this truck for the next few months. I had a new clutch installed, LCA bushings, something with the steering was off, New drums, Pads, e brake, battery, terminals, and yeah.

    Ill start with some pics of my old trucks that ive owned. Got to start off young with these trucks I say :cool:

    So heres my story, I was very much into dirtbikes and had been riding with a bunch of buddies around a little town called Roslyn in Washington state. We were all enjoying ourselves until I had a head on collision with one of my friends. I haden't straped my helmet on and It flew off and my head slammed onto the rocks and dirt... Thus cracking my skull, I was bleeding out of my ears during which I was having convulsions. I was more than lucky to have had a paramedic riding just nearby with his daughter (hot btw) He and her saved my life and the nearby firefighters came helped me. I was helicoptered to Harborview Trauma Center in Seattle where I was diagnosed with a Traumatic brain injury... I could go into real detail here but that would just bore all of you clowns so Ill get to the end.. I survived (obviously) But am part titanium now haha :D:cool:


    So now I get to my first truck that I bought with a small portion of the money people donated to my family to help out with everything.. I am blessed for everything god and my family-friends and of course the what the doctors did for me.

    The truck was an 89 22re that had a 4" drop bracket, 33/12.5/15 tokohama at's on black steelies, cut exhaust because I lived in a hick town, fox and honda decals for added power to turn the 33s with the automatic tranny that jerked when it was cold. It also had a CB.

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    Well I sold this truck because it didn't have A/C and I was moving to Arizona (again)

    Soooo I bought this before another sergury so I could look forward to something after I got out of the hispital.. It was a 95.5 Tacoma LX with the 2.7 which was mated with an auto. It also had a Revtek 3" spacer lift and a K&N Cold Air Intake and 31s.

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    I sold this truck after a few months of owning it due to the fact that I wanted a truck with a manual tranny.

    So I got this :D

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    With the 31s and some awesome AZ clay


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    I did an SAS and a black paint job on this truck. I have a build thread on TW as well. A great learning experience and senior fun!

    Now I get to my current taco.. I like tacos. Preferably taco bell.

    When I first got it

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    Then I bed lined it up cause it was beat to nothing. Well almost beat to nothing.. You get what I mean.

    Before:
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    After, obviously.

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    Oh yeah so then I went mudding some more because I can and I love mud. Im that :cool:

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    My tires were shot so I purchased these babies from a fellow TW member.

    Thanks Chas!


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    I love these tires. Bfg KO with about 85% tread left on them if not greater.

    I went to discount and had these fellers installed for 80 bucks.

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    I then ditched the flares... Me likey nono

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    I sold my old tires and wheels at this point

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    I had bought a pair of LED strips a while back because I like lights. So I went to a TW meet/mod day at some cool guys house ;)

    The pics dont show it but these things are BRIGHT! They do what I had intended to do, lighting up the floor.
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    Heres a pic from my first mod day/greet day
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    And another pic actually

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    And thats where Im at now basically... I am ordering my new suspension for the front tomorrow, can you say SIKED!!!!!!!!!(they were out of stock on the ones I want) Got to wait a week or two now :(
    Thanks for looking everyone! Much much more to come whenever I can afford to upgrade.. I just had yet another head sergury (titantium plate installed) and therefore cant work for a little while so funds are minimal as of now. Thanks again!

    My plans for this truck in the nearish future

    -Fox Extended Travel Coilovers
    -Camburg Uniballs
    -Halo Projectors
    -Tail Lights
    -Rock Lights
    -Fox Rear Shox with Resis
    -Magnaflow 14" exhaust
    -Bushwacker Cut Out Flares
    -4.56 gears
    -Elite Offroad Front Bumper/winch
    -Some Kind of rear bumper idk yet

    Future future Mods

    -TRD Supercharger 2nd gen
    -URD 7th injector kit
    -35" Grabbers
    -4.88's
     
  2. Oct 26, 2012 at 4:38 AM
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    gusher

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    Hey man...sorry to hear about your accident but glad you're OK. Not sure if it's me or not but I can't see your pics...
     
  3. Oct 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    superswamper003

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    Really?? I see them but Ive been having alot of trouble getting this build thread to work properly for some reason... But anyways, thanks for the comment
     
  4. Oct 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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  5. Oct 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Might be me...I'll look from home tonight and see if I can see 'em
     
  6. Oct 26, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    superswamper003

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    Ok that sounds great :D
     
  7. Nov 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    Nice you got a build page up (and I just now saw it).. Looking good man!
     
  8. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    superswamper003

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    Thanks bro! Its very lame so far but that will change very soon..

    I called up ORW earlier and they shipped my Fox's today! Cant wait to get these bad girls installed.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    Well I got a nice surprise at 9 am this morning (Nov 9th 2012)
    My furry pal right there sniffing away
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    Getting closer!
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    And boom

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    Frick these things are heavy, I couldn't wait for that pic to be taken

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    Next step is to get em installed and to make sure I dont wheel too much until I get my UCA's next week.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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  11. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    I have red x's and cant see :(

    Edit: wait nevermind it works now :)
     
  12. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    I cant wait to get these installed and feel the difference from the crap spacer haha

    Glad the pics came out for you JD!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    Sick man!!
     
  16. Nov 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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  17. Nov 11, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Well I had work yesterday from around 10-12.20 then I picked up my friend to help me do the job. We started on the passenger side first, the old owners of this truck were dumbasses at welding so we welded up my shock tower a bit. Then we couldnt get the ball joint out, so today we're going to very slightly heat the ball joint to remove it. If that doesn't work which I highly doubt, then I will rent a pitman arm puller from oreillys and that should do the job :D

    The old "welds" from the previous owner.... I wouldn't even call them welds.
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    My friend welding, hes more experienced than I.

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    Some of the new welds half done, yes they are strong dont worry.
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    Old next to new

    I noticed that the new fox's are slightly taller than the old ones.
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    Poor ol taco, just waiting for the new mid travel to get rollin' again!

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  18. Nov 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Here's a pic I just took of the fox's on the truck. The ride is amazing compared to the old spacer the truck came with. Im just waiting for my Uniball UCA's and then im prime.

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  19. Dec 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Dude that shock tower looked like piss! I say it would be better to just build a new one, but nice build! Nice addition to the dark red family here haha.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    superswamper003

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    Thanks man :)

    Yeah that shock tower is fucked, but after touching it up with the welder, its alot more sturdy, its holding up just fine which is great.... Ill eventually get down to fabbing a new tower but for right now, eh its ok :rolleyes:

    Ive done a bit more to the truck since Ive last updated this thread:eek: Ill take some nice pictures tomorrow morning and post them up!

    Sunfire red pearl FTMFW!! (but its fading :()
     
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