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The RAB Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by rab89, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    As of Oct 4 2010
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    Vehicle
    2001 Toyota Tacoma Limited
    3.4L V6
    TRD
    Lunar Mist Metallic

    suspension
    Bilstein 5100's @ 2.5'' front and back with stock coils (being replaced with eibach's asap)
    Wheelers single leaf 1.5'' AAL

    wheels and tires
    First upgrade was to 267/75R16 BFG A/T ko
    Currently on 265/75R16 Goodyear wrangler Duratrac

    Wheels are eagle alloy 137 in black with chrome street lock
    I removed the bolts from the street lock and painted it black.
    4.625'' backspacing

    Trail gear 1.5'' wheel spacers

    Interior and unseen mods

    Tom Tom gps, mounted in one of the 2 12v accessory hole's.
    alpine single din Ipod HU
    Kenwood excelon speakers
    Dog platform in the back

    Grey wire mod
    Deckplate mod and elbow mod
    AFE filter on the way
    rear breather relocated to gas filler location


    Exterior

    Custom front hybrid plate/tube bumper in the works.
    chrome Grill surround lightly sanded to look like brushed aluminum
    Leer Topper
    clear corners
    Grillcraft MX black grille
    lightly tinted tail lights and 3rd brake light

    here are a few stock pics to get things started..

    fairly new to me at this point, tucking the mirrors to make it through the tree's
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    just on a little climb, and lost the mudflaps.
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    somewhere along the way I hit a stump while night wheeling, and broke the bottom valence off the bumper.
    with no money for a steel bumper, I decided to just take it off, and add some lights to the cross member.
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    you can see here that I also got a set of Eagle Alloy 137 series in black with a chrome streetlock, the guy ordered them with the wrong backspacing, I didn't know at the time, so I bought a set of wheel spacers to kick the tires out a bit. I also went with a set of 265/75/R16 BFG A/T tires.
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    Chrome mirrors came with the limited, these had to go! traded with a member from CT
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    black!
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    I sanded down the chrome grille surround for a brushed aluminum look.
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    Tinted the tails and third
    Before
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    After
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    The Limited also comes with chrome door handles, traded those for black too.
    I'll take this time to mention the orange fender liner is a piece of crazy carpet, I cut too much of the fender liner out when trying to fit the bigger tires, so I replaced it with that temporarily.
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    Black door handles
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    I used the truck to haul some dirt to fix my front lawn.
    here's the GF doing all the work :)
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    I borrowed a friends shell for a weekend of camping, I really liked it, and now have my own, pics of that to come.
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    putting the stock suspension to work.
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    Interior
    I had a rockford amp and a kicker L5 in my car, powered by an alpine Ipod integrated HU, I transfered all of it over to my truck.
    I also had a CB for a bit, but I took it out because it was a pain.
    this was my old cheap gps.
    the RV level you can see worked as an inclinometer, it's gone now too.
    when I got my sirius I did some work to the casing and got a nice mount out of it, I plan to find a way to have it facing upwards a bit more than it is now.
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    I recently added a maglite and mounted it up front.
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    I also picked up a fire extinguisher, and mounted it to my sub box
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    (no comments on the ghetto sub bungee please :) )

    Suspension!
    my poor truck was feeling small, so naturally, I contacted wheelers for some help. this is what we got!
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    Adjustable 5100's up front
    5100's and a wheelers single leaf AAL for the rear
    complimented by some new steering rack bushings.

    standing nice and proud after the lift!
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    like I said, I really liked the shell, so I picked up my own.
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    Off to Texas! I'll be sleeping in the back of my truck on the way there, so I made a sleeping platform.
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    here is a build page of the sleeper http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/82636-rab89s-tacoma-sleeping-platform.html

    Future plans include:
    Sliders will be my next addition
    Front plate bumper with winch
    a steel rear bumper when I wreck mine
    and I'll be adding some beefed tow hooks to the hitch, more on that to come.

    To be continued...
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Nice!!

    You need to let me know when your driving through.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    rab89

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    hahaha! no that's the gf, I'll edit that haha
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    I'll be in Bozeman on the night of the 28th!
     
  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    brettb

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    3" fabtech fox front, 2.5" DAKAR/Bilstein 5100 rear
    Great looking truck you got there
     
  7. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    Thanks!
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    Nice rig. Is that 2 different tires or are my eyes playing tricks?
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  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    haha same tires, just one side filled with sand
     
  10. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    What I thought at first. I ended up with a camper topper also. Looks good, like you sleeping arrangements.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    thanks, we'll see how it works on the weekend!
     
  12. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Wheeler's/Alcan 5-pack leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's front and rear, OME 881's, de-badged, Jungle Fender Flares, Herculined bed, HomerTaco grille, Anzo headlights, clear corners, CVT Mt. Bachelor RTT, custom bed rack & CBI sliders
    How do you like the ride after the install of the new shocks? I'm shopping around right now (shocks and leafsprings). Just having trouble shelling out the money for everything, got to make sure its worth it! My trucks always rode rough, but I'm sick of it and want a smoother ride.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    well, it stiffened up the ride, but they are very nice on washboard roads, and offroad. I really like the way it handles now though.
    BUT I am thinking of picking up a set of ome 882's, the stock coils have sagged and teh front doesn't sit as high as i'd like. and I'll be adding a bumper/winch hopefully sooner than later!
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    I liked the brush grill idea it looks really good! Nice rig!
     
  15. May 2, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    sb_mech22

    sb_mech22 yo quero taco's?

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    nice truck man. great little build page. :D
     
  16. May 10, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    2000yota Toyota FTW

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    love the truck those rims go great with it
     
  17. May 18, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    rab89

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    Thanks for the kind words guys
     
  18. May 18, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    truthfully one of my favorite trucks on here! great build! I wish i had the money for a shell!
     
  19. May 26, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Wreckless_71

    Wreckless_71 WRECKLESS for Life...

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    Love it. What size tires are you running with the lift..?
     
  20. May 26, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Looking good! I never noticed the brushed grill before, I really like it!
     
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