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Tom's 2008 Super White DCSB TRD OR - Project OEM+

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TRDTommy, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Aug 16, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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    TRDTommy

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    Hey Guy/Gals!

    I'm new to TW, trucks and Toyotas, but not new to modifying/tinkering on vehicles. I wanted to get a build thread going to document the progress of my new to me Tacoma. I found a great condition 2008 SW DCSB TRD OR PreRunner with 104k miles. It was owned by a 70 year old man who took great care of it! My goal for this truck is to clean up any rough edges from the last 7 years of use and cleanly modify it to make it more FUNctional and to improve the looks/performance. Glad to be a part of such a great community that offers endless information!

    Current Look:

    [​IMG]09-01-2016-3 by T_Forde, on Flickr

    [​IMG]09-01-2016 by T_Forde, on Flickr

    [​IMG]09-01-2016-2 by T_Forde, on Flickr



    Engine/Power/Exhaust:
    - AFE Inatake - Stage 2 Si - Pro Dry S Filter - 81162
    - Magnaflow Catback Exhaust - 16625

    Exterior/Styling/Lighting:

    - Pop and Lock - The Gate Defender - PL9900
    - NEW Genuine Toyota OEM Headlights (Courtesy of the unlimited milage TSB!!)
    - Solar Guard Tint - 28% - Front Two Windows
    - Genuine Toyota 2011 TRD Sport Grille w/ Paint Matched Emblem - Super White
    - Genuine Toyota Super White Door Handles and Caps
    - Husky Liner Front Mud Guards - 56931
    - OE Spec Replacement Fog Light Housings
    - VLED VX3 H10 3000k Fog Light LEDs
    - 2009-2015 OEM LED Tail Lights
    - Jumper's LEDs Rear Turn Signals w/ Resistors
    - Jumper's LEDs Reverse Lights
    - Jumper's LEDs 3rd Brake Lights
    - Diode Dynamics 194 HP5 6000K - 2X License Plate
    - Debadged all but "Tacoma" on tail gate
    - Anytime Fog Light Mod
    - Rocky Mounts DriveShaft SD Bike Mount x2
    - TRD Skid Plate - White Powder Coating - Gloss Black Wrapped Front Valence
    - Powder Coated White OEM Rear Bumper

    Wheels/Tires/Suspension/Brakes:
    - König Countersteer Type X - 17x8 -10
    - Toyo Open Country A/T II 265/65/17
    - Denso 550-0103 - TPMS Sensors

    Interior:
    - Grom Audio USB3 + Bluetooth Extension
    - Husky Liners - Weather Beater - 98951
    - CoverCraft - UVS100 - Sun Shade
    - JDM ASTAR 48 EX Chip - 578 LED Dome Light
    - Diode Dynamics 194 HP5 6000K - 2X Map Lights
    - New OEM Gauge Lense
    - Toyota Door Sill Protectors
    - Wet Okole Seat Covers - Black Outer - Gray Inner - Red TRD Logo
     
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  2. Aug 16, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    TRDTommy

    TRDTommy [OP] Active Member

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    Here are some progress photos to date. As I add new things I will be more thorough with these postings...

    8/3/2015 - Husky Liners - Weather Beater - 98951 - 104,230 Miles

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    IMG_7129_zpsdq0gajrk_8c9bad55bd9cf053930d57862f14b81bd1a25126.jpg

    8/5/2015 - New OEM Headlights - 104,302 Miles

    Thanks Toyota!!

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    8/6/2015 - Solar Guard Tint - 28% - Front Two Windows - 104,395 Miles

    Pretty damn close match to the factory tint!

    IMG_7166%201_zpsmoedmxot_db50f5f3137bf00853811c84794a60dfd813105d.jpg

    8/6/2015 - CoverCraft - UVS100 - Sun Shade - 104,420 Miles

    Perfect fit as usual!

    IMG_7169_zpssfvzprcj_f7692dc3878e78f84edd0895e88f8b14e8e4c975.jpg

    8/8/2015 - New OEM Gauge Lense - 104,797 Miles

    Someone decided to clean the old lense with sand paper...

    IMG_7184_zpsebrur8gb_f43def0cb5d9741daab28dc46f84a889f56d7766.jpg

    8/8/2015 - Grom Audio USB3 + Bluetooth Extension - 104,797 Miles

    Adds everything I need to the factory radio...

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    8/9/2015 - JDM ASTAR - T10 - 168 - LED Map Lights - 104,797
    8/9/2015 - JDM ASTAR - T10 - 168 - LED License Plate Lights - 104,797
    8/14/2014 - JDM ASTAR 48 EX Chip - 578 LED Dome Light - 105,052

    Excellent vendor on Amazon! Prime too!

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    IMG_7200_zpsmk1iledq_0a7d38f1d67affaa6d0bb185e597fae02d439857.jpg

    8/15/2015 - Anytime Fog Light Mod - 105,109 Miles

    Thanks TW!

    IMG_7260_zpsypoxzrs9_a3b9afc6f3b2e0ab01760bb0d0e59ede33242dc2.jpg

    8/15/2015 - Rotella T6 5W-40 - Toyota 90915-YZZD3 Filter - Toyota 90430-12031 Gasket - 105,120 Miles

    Truck had a Fram filter when I got it...no no no

    IMG_7261_zpsvyx23bcf_b225439efb562b6f5cf2f064e4b67d9a66ec106c.jpg

    8/16/2015 - 2009-2015 OEM LED Tailights w/ Jumper's LEDs Turn Signals (with resistors), Reverse and 3rd Brake Light LEDs - 105,180 Miles

    Thanks @STiLL WILL for the hand me down!!

    IMG_7267_zps6ziikjsr_33e914d6764dfa69a4e73a3e8924ced21c5a3f21.jpg
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2015 at 8:07 PM
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    TRDTommy

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    Date: August 17, 2015

    Mileage: 105,249 Miles

    Mods:
    - OE Spec Replacement Fog Lights
    - VLED VX3 H10 3000K LEDs

    Got rid of the nasty road rashed original fogs today and swapped in the above referenced parts. I personally am a fan of yellow fogs for the look/functionality and these LEDs from VLED seem great! Rated at 2800 Lumens per bulb they are obviously MUCH brighter then the stock halogens. Even though the beam isn't as focused as some of the LED Replacement fog housings, the road gets blown up with crisp, clean yellow light. Just what I was looking for...

    Fresh OE Spec Fogs with VLED Installed

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  4. Aug 17, 2015 at 8:26 PM
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    Thank you!
     
  5. Aug 17, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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    I suppose the overlays are more for looks, while the actual lower Kelvin Temp bulbs are more for function. When it's actually foggy out the yellow light is much more useful IMO. I may do yellow Lamin-X eventually to add to the look. I have the overlays on the Fiesta and they've held up well.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2015 at 8:57 PM
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    Nice!! You definitely won't be disappointed!
     
  7. Aug 18, 2015 at 9:13 PM
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    Date: August 18, 2015

    Mileage: 105,260

    Mods:
    - 2011 Toyota TRD Sport Grille - Super White
    - Toyota Door Sill Protectors

    Getting rid of the chrome is one of my main aesthetic goals for this truck. The honeycomb grille from the 2011 TRD Sport models is by far my favorite grille from the 05-11 front end. Cambelback Toyota beat everyones price by quite a bit and it was small enough to even ship for free!

    The sill protectors are pretty simple, but useful and will hopefully prevent any future damage. Gotta love Toyota parts and accessories for the fit, finish and ease of installation!

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  8. Aug 18, 2015 at 9:20 PM
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    Siblue

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    Very nice mods. Good job so far. Thanks for posting.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2015 at 9:27 PM
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    Thank you! It obviously doesn't hold a candle to 99% of the builds on here, but its a process and a damn fun one =)
     
  10. Aug 19, 2015 at 11:35 PM
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    STiLL WILL

    STiLL WILL MY NAME ISN'T WILL

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    Yes, I sold my '13 Taco. :'(
    Yeahhhh buddy! My latest taco recruit! Haha clean as always brotha.

    Those tail lights > pre-LED ones all day. :D

    Sub'd for seeing you throw more future money at this thing, because I am fawking spent on mine LMAO! :burnrubber::yay:
     
  11. Aug 20, 2015 at 10:12 AM
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    Thanks Will!! :):D

    My Tacoma mentor haha! Not much more left to do to your truck anyway unless you want to start changing stuff. Then you know who to call first :bananadance::bananadance:
     
  12. Aug 20, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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    Date: August 20, 2015

    Mileage: 105,352

    Mods:
    - Genuine Toyota Super White Door Handles with Caps
    - Rocky Mounts DriveShaft SD Bike Mounts x2 (Thanks again @STiLL WILL :bowdown:)

    Painted handles have been on my list since day one and I got around to tackling the job today. It was a little daunting reading through some of the How-To's, but its actually a very very simple job that is quite fun and satisfying. I'm in love with the results!

    Rocky Mounts has created an amazing setup with their mounts! Extremely well designed, versatile and secure. Really can't think of a much better way to transport a bike in these trucks, besides maybe a hitch mounted Kuat...

    Painted%20Handles-3_zps23rgntwo_789424d29519d469a93819b2da0d37fbec90efdc.jpg

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  13. Aug 21, 2015 at 9:14 PM
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    Anytime! Hope they are working out well for you.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2015 at 9:27 PM
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    Date: August 21, 2015

    Mileage: 105,372

    Mods:
    - Husky Liners Front Mud Guards - 56931
    - Painted Toyota Emblem

    It's pretty obvious that the OEM mud guards on these trucks are hideous and need to go ASAP. Instead of trimming the stockers I decided to try the Husky Liners on the front first and do the rears later if I had good results. These things are legit!! Amazing fitment, incredibly easy install (no drilling required) and look 100000x better IMO. Highly recommended.

    As I mentioned before, I'm trying to get rid of all the chome. I used Dupli-Color BTY1556 to paint the emblem and the paint seems decent. Hit the emblem with some 600 grit before hand to scuff it up a bit and the paint seem to tack up well with decent coverage. Time will tell how well it holds up.

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  15. Sep 1, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    Wow been forever since I've updated this...Truck has been absolutely fantastic and easily the best vehicle I've owned. Since the last update...

    - VLED V3 Triton Gen 2.5 - Amber - 3157CK w/ 6ohm Resistors
    - Performance Package - V1 Mirror Mount and Power Cable
    - Centric Front Premium Rotors - Posi Quiet Ceramic Brake Pads
    - Powder Coated White OEM Rear Bumper
    - TRD Skid Plate - White Powder Coating - Gloss Black Wrapped Front Valence
    - Replaced HVAC Control Harness
    - Wet Okole Front Seat Covers and Arm Rest Cover
    - Amazon Basics Rear Seat Cover
    - AFE Inatake - Stage 2 Si - Pro Dry S Filter - 81162
    - Magnaflow Catback Exhaust - 16625
    - Steadfast Auto 10119 - 8" Antenna
    - TSB Leaf Packs
    - Serprentine Belt, Spark Plugs, Transmission and Rear Diff Fluid Change - ALL OEM PARTS
    - Diode Dynamics 194 HP5 6000K - 2X Map Lights - 2X License Plate
    - Konig Countersteer Type X - 17x8 -10 - Matte Bronze - Black Slpine Drive Lugs
    - Denso 550-0103 - TPMS Sensors
    - Toyo Open Country A/T II - 265/65/17

    Some updated photos...

    [​IMG]09-01-2016-3 by T_Forde, on Flickr

    [​IMG]09-01-2016 by T_Forde, on Flickr

    [​IMG]09-01-2016-2 by T_Forde, on Flickr

    [​IMG]09-01-2016-4 by T_Forde, on Flickr
     

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