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trdNick's 07 Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by trdNick, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Jun 7, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    I figured I have done enough mods to the Taco to do a build now! I bought the truck in May of 2011 with 51, 000 miles, Trd Off Road. The only thing it had when I bought it was the step bars.

    How she sits as of 11/11/12
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    Suspension
    -5100's set at .85
    -Eibach coils
    -LR UCAs
    -Sway bar removed
    -Rear 2" block

    Wheels
    -Gun metal trd OR wheels with FJ center caps

    Exterior

    -Nfab light bar with 4 100w KC Dayliters
    -Blitzpro 6LZ reverse lights
    -Tracrac
    -UWS toolbox
    -Fog anytime
    -100w bed speakers with 500w amp
    -LED hood lights
    -Redline hood struts
    -20% tinted front windows with AVS in-channel window visors
    -Debadged tailgate
    -Gun metal Tacoma badges and Toyota emblem
    -Plastidipped lower valence
    -Color match engine cover
    -Relocated 7 pin trailer harness

    Interior

    -Cobra 19 cb radio with 4' Firestik
    -Wet Okole seat covers, console cover and arm rests
    -Aux input for factory radio
    -Map lights on with dome lights
    -Blacked out chrome on center console

    Future Mods
    -either 255/85/16 KM2's or 255//85/16 Cooper All terrains
    -OME Dakar leaf pack or Icon 3 leaf AAL with Bilstien 5125's

    Here she is the day I brought her home
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    The first mods included AVS in-channel vent visors, an AVS bugshield and a bull bar.
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    For my 21st birthday, my parents got me a UWS low profile toolbox and my girlfriend bought me a 3in leveling kit :D
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    I then did the aux plug for the factory radio, painted my engine cover and added led's under the hood
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    Thanks to TcBob I added 20 hp!
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    It was hard to see out of my tinted windows so I added some extra reverse lights that are on a switch as well coming on when the truck is put in reverse.
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    Next came painted badges with a partial de-badge. I used graphite wheel paint to do the badges
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    Redline Hood struts groupbuy!!!
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    I had a major impulse moment and decided I wanted a cb, so I went all in and put a Cobra 29 in the front cubby of the dash, paired with a 4' Firestik and an external speaker
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    After bashing my bull bar on a stump in the woods, I decided to ditch it and go for a N-Fab light bar with 4 KC 100W Dayliters and Plastidip my lower valence
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    I added the bed rail that was behind the tool box to the front to make it more useful!
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    I was wanting a different look so I decided to paint my wheels to match my badges. I used the Duplicolor graphite wheel paint and the Anthracite FJ center caps.
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    This is how she sits today, and I am completely happy with how my build has turned out. I have this site to thank for all the wonderful writeups and how to's. I also have a lot less money thanks to TW :D I hope ya'll enjoy!


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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
  2. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    Damn you did a great fcking job with those wheels! They look SICK!! :headbang:
     
  3. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    h.zack801

    h.zack801 Goose

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    And I have the great pleasure of parking next to this beauty every day! :D
     
  4. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Thanks man! Prep is key and I didn't wanna go back and fix em so I did it right the first time lol. I got the wheel weights on the inside of the rim to clean em up. I sanded em completely with 320 grit. Primer then 3 coats of paint. Def my favorite mod so far!!:yay:
     
  5. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    What kind of paint and color did you go with?
     
  6. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Duplicolor graphite
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  7. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    Awesome!
     
  8. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Thanks again!!! :cool:
     
  9. Jun 10, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

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    rims look good!
     
  10. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Thanks man! I'm glad I painted em
     
  11. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    ONEOFMANY503

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    5100 front at 2.5'', rear leaf tsb and 1.5'' AAL, tinted tails,Race Line Raptors 16x8, Wild Country XTX with mountain snowflake 285 75 16, tow hitch w/brake harness, locks on storage bedsides, tailgate theft mod, heather blower tsb, custom bed rails, black front valance, mud flap delete, 12v full time power, seatbelt buzzer silenced, custom storage behind rear seat, bottom of cab painted, rear view mirror on/off switch, diff breather relocation,
    Looks good man. Nice job.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Thanks man, I appreciate it!
     
  13. Jun 10, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

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    actually going to copy two things you did... haha using some graphite on my old set of rims i'm selling and doing the cobra 29 set up. how hard was the cobra?
     
  14. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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  15. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    sick looking rims :thumbsup:
     
  16. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

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    wow thats a long time. Is it all straight forward though? like can someone who knows how to solder get it done.
     
  17. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Thanks man!:D


    Oh yeah, once you open it up, just cut one wire at a time and splice in the longer wire, and be sure to use shrink tubing around the solder to prevent any shorts. I'm sure it could be done quicker i just took my time
     
  18. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

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    awesome thank you!
     
  19. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    trdNick

    trdNick [OP] Odie

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    Not a problem!!
     
  20. Jun 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Taco12pack

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    what leveling kit are you running? It looks really good!
     
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