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Tigerfan00's "build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by JimBeam, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    JimBeam

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    I’ve decided to do a “build-up” thread of sorts…

    I bought my 2002 Tacoma Xcab 4wd TRD in August of 2005 with 29,000 miles
    As it sits now it currently has in the neighborhood of 95,000

    Here we go

    This was taken shortly after I brought her home…if you look closely you can see the rear end of my old ranger behind my new truck and also the rear end of my father’s recently purchased 2005 Chevy Silverado (in the same color) My mother and I have determined that he couldn’t let me have a nicer truck than he did and he went out 3 days beforehand and bought himself a new one. Color was a coincidence

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    Notice how clean the interior was

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    Over the course of the next few months I bought a westin bullbar off TTORA ($50) a UWS black Toolbox ($350 I think) a CB ($30 total spent) some crappy walmart floor mats ($40) and some walmart lights ($20)

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    I shortly removed the bullbar as I realized that it ruined my approach angle and the lights vibrated way too much…this is now on my brothers 4runner

    I next purchased a set of 265/75/16 Trxus M/T tires ($640)
    I also got rid of my mudflaps at this time

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    At some point…I got all weird and bought some taillights on Customtacos ($50) but theyre gone now
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    I also bought some Rustoleum Hammered Black paint and sprayed my stock wheels ($4)
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    While out wheeling around at Gulches, I ripped off my skid plate…so I called up Bud…had him ship me one of them fancy ones of his…($300 total)
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    After the skidplate…I bought some used spacers and stock coils with rancho shocks ($50 on NCTTORA)

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    After the spacers, I started saving up and bought some 265/75/16 Mastercraft Course M/Ts ($640) an ARB front bumper ($500 NCTTORA) CBI rear bumper ($350) Budbuilt Belly Pan ($100)
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    On the CBI rear bumper, I initially bolted my plate to the bumper itself, but shortly realized how much of a beating it took offroad…so I moved it to the tailgate
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    After the bumpers and such, I started shopping for suspension, as the spacers were no longer cutting it for me

    I found a set of Sway-A-Way 2.0 Coilovers with around 20,000K on them ($300) and Wheelers 3 leaf AAL + Bilstien 5125 shocks + Hilift Jack ($200)
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    While installing said suspension I also trimmed my exhaust
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    After the suspension was done I finally bit the bullet on sliders. I called up Justin at Unbreakable Fab in NC and we agreed on a setup and price ($375) so I drove up and we built them and installed them
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    I’ve of course done various things here and there…added some cheapo lights to the ARB ($40) and then deleted them in favor of some sweet Hella FF1000s Will hooked me up with. I’ve also put in some orange led lights to light the floorboard up at night if need be ($15). My switch for the front auz lights is a factory Toyota fog light ($15). I also added some black Husky Liners to my front floorboards as of this morning ($35 TW). There are also ¾” 7T WLL shackles on all 4 corners ($25 Trail Duty). I used some leftover Rustoleum Hammered Black to paint the tailgate emblems and front emblem and I’ve removed the side emblems except for the TRD stickers. Oh and I added the Redline Tuning hood struts ($60)

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    Waiting in the wings are the following
    BFG MT 255/85/16 ($550)
    TRD Ivan Stewart Rims (FREE)
    New CV axle ($55)
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    I’ve got a set of Wheelers type B 15” wheels as well that will be put on at a later date ($200)

    Total cost at this point is roughly $5000 WITH 3 sets of tires included
    Without tires Ive spent around $3200

    A couple nights ago I also bought a Sportmast flagpole that mounts into my receiver hitch and it was right at $100 shipped
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    I'm sure there is other stuff i've done or bought that I cant think of right now, but that is the major stuff and some of the minor stuff...
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  2. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    great write up, Jeff!!! get a pic of the hella 1000ff's mounted. i wanna see them man.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    JimBeam

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    hold that thought i'll run out there now
     
  4. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    Thanks for the write up man, that's a great truck you got there!
     
  5. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:35 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Nice Job!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    while we're waiting for some pics to upload...i'll "review" my junk

    Out of all the purchases I've made, I've only been unhappy with 2 of them and thats really only partial unhappiness. My uws toolbox black powdercoat began to flake and peel about a year ago. As of right now the top is about half black and half bare aluminum. I tried calling and getting them to replace it but its out of warranty...so no go...plus half my sticker collection is on the underside of that lid...in the end i'll prob strip the top of the lid where its peeling and do some sort of bedliner on it

    the box itself is fantastic and fits great

    the other thing ive been unhappy with were the Trxus M/T tires. At first they were GREAT. They hook up in any terrain with NO issues...

    HOWEVER...they flat spot pretty easily and i would have to warm them up before they rolled correctly every morning. I also had a hard time keeping them in balance (typical of an Interco Tire i hear) and in the end I gave up and let them go...

    The mastercrafts have been MUCH better in the maint. aspect, but I let my alignment get off and didnt notice till it was too late and now my front tires are worn funny and cupped...hence the purchase of BFGs

    I wouldnt change any of my other purchases and possibly would have paid full price for most of it (as i didnt for most of it in all actuality)
     
  7. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:48 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    Yeah i have my build up at toyotanation and since im spending more my time here now i would like to see a thread for build ups!
     
  8. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:52 PM
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    Pics of the latest front Aux lights and Tilt over meter (inclinometer from trail duty)
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    oh and what my switches look like...Drivers side is for front lights...pass. side is for floorboard lights
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    and what my truck looks like right now
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  9. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    thanks guys...i've put a lot of time and thought into what i do and how i do it...even if i dont take care of my truck like i should...

    i'm also a cheap-ass

    as for the buildup folder...i think thats a great idea and we should totally have one :D
     
  10. Sep 10, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    JimBeam

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    I've grown tired of sleeping on the ground as well...and for christmas...im asking my parents for one of these bad boys
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    It's an Adventure Truck Tent.

    I've settled on this one because its roughly $250 from Cabelas and its compatible with my toolbox

    it wont be as spacious as a normal tent...but ive discovered that about every time i go camping i get rained on and this will prevent me from sleeping in a puddle
     
  11. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    those hellas fit really damn good..........and i already know they are bright as hell!!!:D
     
  12. Sep 10, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    Very nice, Jeff! Oh, how they gow up........ (the trucks).
     
  13. Sep 10, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    by the way anyone (will) that would like a tiger tail for the back of their truck let me know...i can hook you up for a nominal fee

    its way classier than the nuts and you can still let the ladies know youre a tiger ;)
     
  14. Sep 10, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    good luck with that man!!! psh!!!:rolleyes:

    if i was a clemmer fan, and i had one of those damn tails, i'd probably use it to hang myself.:D;)
     
  15. Sep 10, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    we're gonna put one on CJ spiller so yall can keep up with him in november
     
  16. Sep 10, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    and all im hearing is blah,blah,blah!!!!!:D
     
  17. Sep 10, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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  18. Sep 10, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    correct brotha!!!:D
     
  19. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    JimBeam

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    SUCK IT BIATCHES :D

    255/85/16 BFG MTs + TRD Ivan Stewart wheels :D

    oh and shes aligned AND via some serious grinding action I have a new flag pole too :D

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  20. Sep 12, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    even with the clemmer flag......that looks damn good brotha!!!!! im proud as hell when we work on your rig man!!!! wheels and tires look great too....bet they'll be killer at uwharrie!!!
     
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