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TRussell456's 2003 Tacoma Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by trussell456, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Jun 29, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Gender:
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    First Name:
    Tyler
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    I've been a member for a year and a half and I'm finally getting around to creating a build thread, so here goes.

    How It Sits Today 6-29-13

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    Day I Got It 1-19-12

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    Specs:

    -2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab
    -3.4L V6
    -TRD Off-Road
    -4x4

    Suspension/Wheels:

    -Bilstein 5100's All Around
    -Eibach Coils
    -AAL
    -Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
    -Dick Cepek DC-2 Wheels (Flat Black)

    Interior:

    -Weathertech Floor Mats
    -Blue LED Dash Lights
    -White LED Dome Light
    -Wet Okole Realtree Seat Covers

    Exterior:

    -All-Pro Front Tube Bumper (Flat Black)
    -All-Pro IFS and Transmission Skids (Flat Black)
    -Billet Grill (Flat Black)
    -20" LED Light Bar
    -IPF 968 Off Road Lights W/35 Watt HID's 5000K
    -Morimoto Mini H1 Retrofits 5000K
    -Weatherguard Tool Box

    Audio:

    -Pioneer DEH-4300 Headunit
    -Rockford Punch 5 1/4's
    -Rockford Punch 6x8's
    -Rockford Punch Tweeters

    Misc:

    -Grey Wire Mod
    -12V Power Mod
    -2LO Mod
    -Magnaflow 14" Exhaust

    Future:

    -Rear Tube Bumper
    -Rock Sliders
    -URD Short Shifter
    -Rear Leaf Pack
    -Upgrade Audio System

    Before Lift:

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    After:

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    I got a really good deal on the rims/tires but never liked the rims so I decided to paint them. I used Rustoleum flat black in a rattle can. They came out really well and are holding up decent. Plus its very easy to touch up with the leftover paint. I love em

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    Just a couple pics of me wheeling/playing/flexing

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    Thanks for looking and feel free to let me know what ya'll think :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  2. Jun 29, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    porchop

    porchop Well-Known Member

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    Brad
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '15 wrx
    BHLM, Grillcraft, BAMF Light Bar w/ Hella 500FFs, BAMF CB mount, Bilstein 5100s w/ OME 885x coils, MBRP Exhaust, Weathertechs, MotoMetal 957s on 265/70/17 Hankook ATMs
    great looking xtra cab! subbed :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    Rebel Taco Man

    Rebel Taco Man Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2002 Manual TRD SR5 4x4
    Bilsteins front and rear, Eibachs up front, 2" Toytec AAL in rear, Diff Drop, Grey Wire Mod, Kobalt tool box, Bulldog Keyless entry, Sportsman max-4 seat covers, modded EL Bazooka basstube, Friends of Coal sticker and license plate, Green Hooks, Green Emblems, Green LED sony radio, Green shiftknob.
    what size are your tires?
     
  4. Jul 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    33x12.5x15
     
  5. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    Rebel Taco Man

    Rebel Taco Man Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
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    Vehicle:
    2002 Manual TRD SR5 4x4
    Bilsteins front and rear, Eibachs up front, 2" Toytec AAL in rear, Diff Drop, Grey Wire Mod, Kobalt tool box, Bulldog Keyless entry, Sportsman max-4 seat covers, modded EL Bazooka basstube, Friends of Coal sticker and license plate, Green Hooks, Green Emblems, Green LED sony radio, Green shiftknob.
    how bad did they rub?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2013 at 3:19 AM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    not too bad at all, i had to take off the front mud flaps, trimmed a little plastic and i pounded the pinch weld with a hammer.

    They hit the frame at full lock but barely, thats the only place they rub
     
  7. Aug 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    Painted my headlight reflectors and shrouds black this weekend, and also added a 20" LED light bar to my front bumper, planning on remounting my HID fogs a little lower on the bumper this week or coming weekend!
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  8. Sep 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
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    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    Finally got the HID fogs mounted below the light bar, added amber LED strips for blinkers onto the bumper filler plate things right below the headlights.

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    I also added white LED's in my corner lights so all my front facing lights basically match at a more cool white 5-6000K
     
  9. Sep 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
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    Vehicle:
    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    I Ordered a couple OTRTTW switches that i will be installing this coming weekend. Planning on doing a plate below my aftermarket single din stereo like a few ppl on here have done. I only have two switches to put in at the moment, but will most likely cut openings or at least leave space for 2 or 3 more for future

    Ill post pics when done
     
  10. Jul 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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    BlackSportD

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    TRD S/C, TS PNP AEM FIC, TS 625cc injectors, TS 2.2 pulley, Hayden tranny cooler, AEM wideband, TRD boost gauge.
    How do you like the Eibach spring rate? I went 881 as I wanted a soft ride, but when I pre-load them later to get more height, I guess that will come at a cost of travel (springs will bind before suspension runs out of travel, or am I wrong on this?) later- would have been nice to get 3" of lift out of the box, but I liked the 881's spring rate.

    I'm digging All Pro's hybrid Baja bumper, but not liking that I need to buy their skids... how do you like the whole package? It might be a blessing in disguise I have to run their skids anyhow as the threads on the body for the OE skid are ruined.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    trussell456

    trussell456 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tyler
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    Vehicle:
    03 TRD V6 5-Speed
    Bilstein 5100's / Eibach's / AAL / All Pro Front Bumper / Skids / Billet Grill / 33x12.5x15 Duratracs / Dick Cepek DC-2's / TRS Retrofit / 20" Light Bar / 6" HID Fogs / Wet Okoles / WeatherGuard Tool Box
    The eibach's ride really well on the road, i like a stiffer spring. they're not bad offroading, but def not the best. I really don't have anything to compare them to besides stock.

    I really like my All Pro setup. Installation was easy and everything fit perfect. The only problem i had was rusting bolts when i needed to take the skids off, but thats part of living in Maine.
     
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