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Under1630's Off Road Prerunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by under1630, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    Full cab Dynamat, Bilstein 5100's, aFe cat back exhaust, aFe stage 2 CAI, aFe throttle body spacer, 16x8 MotoMetal 951's, Hankook DynaPro MT 295/75 16
    I was at a crossroads in the build of my '08 Taco. Do I dump another 10 grand into the truck to make it a "semi" prerunner, or do I go ahead and buy a completed used prerunner and beat the shit out of that one and save my '08 as a nice daily driver. There really was no decision to make.

    So, I had looked at a nice early Toyota truck with linked rear w/ 28" of rear travel and full Camburg front suspension. But the truck was really a "beater" and needed loads of TLC. But the truck hit the shit hard and didn't squeal about it. The other truck I was considering was an '89 Toyota truck up in Anaheim Hills, about 100 miles away. I can say without reservation that the trek was well worth my time. (What's my time worth anyways, since I'm retired and just fuck around all day?)

    The seller told me that the previous owner had spent $35,000 in building the truck, and nothing I see makes me think anything different.
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    The truck is full caged from bumper to bumper w/ 1½" chromoly that's powder coated.
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    The engine and transmission are all Bow-Tie. A 4.3L Chevy Vortek V6 mated to a Chevy 4 speed automatic.
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    The engine breathes out through a set of ceramic coated Doug Thorley headers,
    [​IMG] which in turn feed into a 3" stainless exhaust into a stainless Magnaflow muffler.
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  2. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    Full cab Dynamat, Bilstein 5100's, aFe cat back exhaust, aFe stage 2 CAI, aFe throttle body spacer, 16x8 MotoMetal 951's, Hankook DynaPro MT 295/75 16
    The trucks frame was cleaned and powder coated gloss black. The front suspension is custom designed by PDC Motorsports out of Brea, CA. Upper and lower A-arms, chromoly tie rod ends, dual 10" travel reservoir Bilstein shocks per side, yielding 12" of travel up front.
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    The Chevy 4 speed automatic transmission is mated to a custom 4" drive shaft,
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    which in turn is mated to a custom 6" wider Ford 9" rear end with a Strange Nodular case, Detroit locker, 35 spline axles and disc brakes in the rear.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    That's awesome! So are you going to buy a desert toy or are you just looking around?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

    Fluffymonkey Token

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    Not crazy about the yellow, but that thing is nice! How much does he want for it?
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    THXEY

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    do it
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    Rear suspension consists of Downey LT leaf springs mounted under the axle with 42" long, 16" travel Bilstein reservoir shocks, yielding 16" of travel in the rear.
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    The truck is equipped with a Fuel Safe 25 gal. fuel cell,
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    and dual Optima yellow top batteries. Custom bead rolled aluminum panels for the inner bedsides and inner fender wells.
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    and Ivan Dan fiberglass bedsides, fenders and hood. 15" Eagle 058 wheels and 33/9.50 15's in front and 33/12.50 15's in the rear. (The rear wheels are too small for the tires and I need to address this).
     
  7. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    that shit is clean!!!
     
  8. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. I bought this June 16th. $8350 trailered to my door in Chula Vista from Anaheim Hills.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    In that case congrats! Make sure to get some action shots/video if possible.

    I bet the Tacoma will make an awesome tow rig.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    dude that is a nice fucken toy you got there.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  12. Jul 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    Added new wheels and tires. Eagle Alloy Series 100 16x8's wrapped in Hankook DynaPro MT 295/75 16's.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 4, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    Nice. Can't wait for the action shots.
     
  14. Jul 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    you are so lucky.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    STR8_BEAST Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I think he has more than earned this one Jake...
     
  16. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    soooo sick
     
  17. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    My newest mod:

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    A brand new Bulldog Trailers 18x7 double axle, electric brakes car hauler. With drop hitch and brake controller installed, $2340 out the door. It tows very straight, and now I can take out my prerunner and beat the shit out of it without having to worry about driving it home.

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  18. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

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    Wow, very nice. Wish I had one!
     
  19. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    under1630

    under1630 [OP] Retired UPS driver

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    Which one, the truck or the trailer?
     
  20. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Both! Lol
     
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