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Toy4Life's "Build"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Toy4Life, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    After 10 years of wanting a Toyota Tacoma 4x4 and 6 months of looking for the right one, in January of 07, I bought an 02 extended cab TRD Offroad 4x4. I havn't quit smiling since.

    The truck had 102,460 miles when I bought it. Here it is bone stock, a couple days after bringing it home.
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    The truck remained stock for 11 months. In August of 07, I stumbled across TacomaWorld. My truck's days of being stock became numbered.
    In November of 07 I installed a 3" Toytec lift.
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    In February of 08, I bought new wheels and tires. Craigar Soft 8 15x8 black steel wheels with chrome center caps and lug nuts and 33/10.5/15 BFGoodrich AT KO tires.
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    Also in February, I added a Midland CB radio with a 4' FirestikII antenna.
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    In March I added a pair of Hella 500 driving lights mounted to the front bumper. I used a Toyota factory foglight switch courtesy of Will(tacomaman06)
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  2. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:23 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.
    Aww how she's/he's grown.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
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    The difference the wheels make is amazing!


    Nice truck!
     
  4. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Nice truck man! Gotta love tacomas and there transformations.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I've since done a number of inexpensive or "invisible" mods, including the Gray Wire Mod, K&N drop in filter, rear differential breather extension and Carrier Bearing Drop. I've also acquired a free tonneau cover and bought a full Manik Brushguard that I havn't mounted yet.
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    In August I finally decided to apply some spray-on bedliner to the sides of the truck. It is a mod I had been thinking about for quite some time.
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    This is how my truck looks today. It currently has just under 126,000 miles on the odometer and still runs smooth as ever.

    Height from ground, through center of wheel, to bottom of fender: front-39" back-39.5"
    Height from ground to frame: 19"

    Money invested in modifications so far: approximately $1500
    Future mods: I plan to continue the spray-on bedliner around the back
    Rock sliders
    ARB Bumper (someday)
    Safari Snorkel (someday)
    Suspension overhaul (someday)
     
  6. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    Chad....you still have one of the hottest first gen tacomas that i have ever seen!!! cant wait for you to get your brackets for the brushguard and get it installed!!!
     
  7. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Looks really good Chad. i've always liked your truck. not over the top but solid looking. i really REALLY like 1st gens.... maybe i should have gotten one...
     
  8. Sep 24, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    Shadow-Warrior

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    Good Looking Taco....I love the wheels.

    Mike
     
  9. Sep 24, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Grown indeed!:)
    B4 and after shots really make them stick out.
    Thank you.
    Thanks Will, I have a lot of pride in my truck. And, I can't wait either.
    Thanks, nd, I try not to make it look tacky.
    Thanks Mike, they're one of my favorite additions.

    My truck is and always will be a work in progress. I wouldn't want it any other way.:)
     
  10. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Nice Taco, I really like the older modles
     
  11. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    tinted head/tail lights-blacked out badges-3 inch tuff country lift 33 inch nittos-black steelies custom spare bed mount-hilift-weathertechs-kenwood dnx5120 dvdnav headunit-remote start-painted grille surround-fog lights-grillcraft black mesh grille
    how much did the spray on liner run you on the sides of the truck??
     
  12. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    It took 2 1/2 cans @ $8 a can to do what I did. I used Plasti-kote, available at Walmart, Autozone, Advanced, etc.... I think Duplicolor makes an identical product at the same price.
     
  13. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    JimBeam

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    good looking 1st gen!

    ive been thinking about that whole bedliner thing...as ive got some dings and scratches along that area of my truck
     
  14. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I have a rust spot on my tailgate that I intend to remedy with the bedliner. I'm no painter, so with the bedliner, there are no worries of clearcoat, color matching, primer, or a shiny pretty finish. All you have to do is wash-sand-clean-spray.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    cumminsdiesel

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    Toytec coilovers, skyjacker leaf springs.
    Hey I like the build.. I have a set of 33's I am about to put on but I can't decide on lift. Did you go with ToyTec coilovers or just spacers?
     
  16. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I just had spacers. If you can afford the coilovers, they would be the better option.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Toytec coilovers, skyjacker leaf springs.
    One more question.. How much backspacing did you have on your rims?
     
  18. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

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    Wow it looks so damn sexy!
     
  19. May 18, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Sorry Alex, idon't remember and I don't still have the truck. The info is probably here on TW, but I'm not sure if I can find it. Also, sorry for the late response. I don't get onto TW nearly as often as I used to(or want to)
     
  20. May 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Went back through some old threads.....I think those wheels had 4" of backspacing.
     
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