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V'Monsta Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by 186000mps, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    Charles
    Wimberley, TX
    Vehicle:
    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    SR5 4X4 V6 3.4L 5VZFE 5-Speed, 198,000 mi

    Purpose: Daily Driver / Aggressive Off-Road

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    Front Suspension:
    Shocks – Bilstein 5100
    Adjustable Coilover kit – Toytec
    1/4” Alum. Spacers – Wheeler's Offroad
    Coils – King 14” 700lb
    Swaybar bushings: Energy suspension
    Swaybar spacers: Custom
    Front Diff Drop Kit – Wheeler's Offroad

    Rear Suspension
    :
    Shocks – Fox 2.0 w/Resi 10” travel
    Springs – All-Pro Expo
    Rear Shackles – Old Man Emu greasable
    Main Eye Bushing – Daystar greasable
    Bump Stops - Timbren

    Wheels:
    Rims: American Racing Outlaw II
    15”dia x 10”, 4” Backspacing
    Tires: BFG All-Terrain KO, 33” x 12.50”

    Brakes:
    Front Rotors: Power Stop, Drilled & Slotted
    Front Pads: EBC Green
    Brake Lines: Goodridge Stainless Braided (Wheeler's)
    Fluid: ATE Super Blue Racing
    Rear proportion valve relocate: Custom

    Body:

    Front Bumper: ARB Deluxe Winch Bar
    Bed liner: Rhino Liner
    Toolbox: UWS Gull wing, carpeted
    Fenders: Bushwacker cut-out
    Emblem: Devil Horns by Andre - Polished Aluminum
    Bedside Decals: SR5 Off-Road/Punisher by Sock Monkey

    Lighting:

    Headlights: TRS Morimoto D2S HID
    Philips 85122 4300K
    Off-Road lights: (2) IPF 900XS, 100W Halogen
    Off-Road lights: (2) ADV Monster LED Model 60, 3600 Lumens @ 28W ea.
    OTRTTW switch
    Reverse lamps: LED
    LED under the hood lighting - engine bay on/off switch.

    Air Intake:

    Air Intake Tube – K&N Metal 77 Series
    Filter: Afe Pro Dry S
    Pre-Filter: Custom Outerwears Gore-tex

    Exhaust:

    Muffler: Flowmaster 817519 Cat-back
    American Thunder

    Recovery:

    Winch: Warn XD9000 wireless
    Gear: ARB Shackles, ARB snatch block,
    ARB tree saver, ARB snatch strap
    Shovel, Pick-Axe
    Jack: 48” Hi-Lift

    Electronics:

    Stereo: Kenwood KDC-MP342U
    Engine Monitor: Ultragauge OBDII
    750W Power Inverter

    Survival:

    First Aid Kit
    Hatchet
    Fenix TK-41 - LED Flashlight
    Ka-Bar - Extreme Fighting knife
    Gallon water / Tin cup
    Fishing pole / tackle box
    Light My Fire - Fire striker / Tinder
    Gore-tex Jacket / Gore-tex Wide Brim Hat
    Powerbars
    Cordage

    Toolbox Contents:
    Recovery Gear
    Metric Socket & Wrench Kits
    Metric Tap & Die kit
    Tire Plug Kit
    Spare Nut & Bolt Kit
    Fire Extinguisher
    Timber Choker
    Hack Saw
    Heavy Hammer
    Electrical Wiring kit
    SuperFlow Air Compressor
    Spare Parts
    Vehicle Fluids

    Misc:

    Rear Diff breather relocate: Custom
    All Synthetic Lubricants: Lucas Oil, Amsoil, SuperLube
    Yeti Bottle openers on back of toolbox

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    I brought this '01 Tacoma home on 11-05-10 out of New Hampshire. It had 169,145 miles on it at the time of purchase.

    The previous owner had the frame replaced on 09-04-09 and it had 154,300 mi.
    During the frame replacement, Bilstein 5100s were added all around. They kept the stock coils and had the front shocks set at the top notch for a 2 1/2" lift, OME Dakar leaf packs were installed in the rear. A Gibson cat-back exhaust was also installed at that time. It also included a Rhino lining in the bed. It sat on 265/70 R16 BFG AT T/A KOs

    05.26.13
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    05/2012:
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    I did not take a lot of photos in the beginning as that was before I discovered TW. But this is one of the earliest photos I have:
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    On my test drive I noticed the clutch slipping, so I got the seller to knock $1000 of the original price. A new clutch was the first thing I replaced.

    My first real addition was a Gull-wing tool box from UWS. I did not want my tools to rattle around inside so I lined it with indoor/outdoor carpeting from Home Depot. I worked out the patterns using paper templates until everything fit just right. I hot glued the carpet pieces in place.

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    Snow Shelf Mod:
    The step on the rear bumper was really rusting from the Northeast winters, especially where the hole for the receiver ball was.
    I used an angle grinder to remove as much rust as possible, then primed the area. I filled all the cavities including the hole with Bondo. I then sanded it down and primed again.
    Finally, I got a piece of the rubber self adhesive step material and cut the desired shape and applied it to the step.
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    My next addition was 1.25" wheel spacers from Spidertrax and new Powerstop slotted and drilled rotors(no picts of install, sorry)
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    Next I installed a K&N series 77 CAI
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    I picked up a used set of 33x12.50s on Outlaw IIs 15x10 with 4" BS from a local Toyota owner. They sat around until I picked up my Hi-Lift jack.
    I secured the Hi-Lift under the toolbox with tie down straps and a padlock.
    I used tire chocks to keep it off the bed.
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    I removed the Spidertrax, as the wheels had 4" BS. Here are the wheels finally installed:
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    I found out real quick, I needed to trim to bottom corners of the front bumper as well as pound down the pinch weld in the rear of the front wheel wells.

    I then picked up as set of Bushwacker fender flares.
    This is the only picture I have of them in sequence. This was on my first outing with a used Jon boat I picked up...I loaded it like a retard..have learned since then.
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    Next came my ARB bumper with IPF 900XS lights and a XD9000 Warn winch with remote control.
    For some reason the holes to mount the license plate bracket were misaligned on the bumper and the supplied bracket would not work.
    [insert hole picture here]
    I fabricated a new license plate bracket using of a pair of aluminum "L" channels riveted together with offset holes.
    [insert bracket pict here-need to take]
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    It was way too much weight for my stock springs and 33s so I switched back to my 265/70s until I could get my front suspension upgraded.

    I picked up a set of Toytec coilovers using the Eibach 620lb springs.
    After taking the original coils off the 5100s I realized the shocks were just too ugly to pair with the new Toytec kit..
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    So I decided to refinish them. I knocked most of the rust off to install the sleeves, then went to town sanding, priming, painting and clear coating them. I installed new top mounts and bushings. I decided to paint them with the sleeves on as not to scratch the paint up installing them.
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    Testing levelness with new struts. I tightened the lower adjusting nut a little at a time, driving it in between. to finally level it out.
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    I put my 33's back on and went for a test run...
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    Here I am next to a stock Tacoma
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    ...a poser pict:
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    07/2014: Added Yeti Bottle opener
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    08/2014: We have herds of deer around the house
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    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
  2. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    Maintenance/Mod Log

    08.11.11
    * Installed ARB bumper with XD9000 winch

    01.02.12
    * Purchased OEM Toyota oil filter #90915-YZZG1

    01.14.12
    * Replaced headlights with PIAA H4 (ECE R37) Xtreme White Plus 4000K. 60/55W->110/100W

    01.18.12
    * Purchased OEM Toyota fuel filter with bracket #23300-62010

    01.19.12 [180,384 mi]
    * Added 1/2 can of Seafoam to Oil/Crankcase and 1/2 can to tank of gas
    * 1st Fuelly fill-up

    01.30.12 [180,538 mi]
    * 1/2 bottle of Seafoam to vacuum intake.
    * Changed oil. Used Toyota filter #90915-YZZG1 and 5.5 gal of Mobil 1 full synthetic high mileage oil.
    * Changed Fuel filter, Used Toyota # 23300-62010

    04.12.12 [182,161 mi]
    * Rear diff breather mod
    * Changed oil in Rear Diff. used Lucas 80W-90
     
  3. 04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, keep up the good work!
     
  4. Tacoma03SR5

    Tacoma03SR5 f1rstGen03

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    Alpine Radio Windows Tint Roof rack Suspension Tires Wheels
    Nice truck!
     
  5. ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    05 PreRunner AND 82' Toyota P/U 4wd
    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    Good Looking truck ya got there!
     
  6. Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    Lost track many mods ago
    good looking rig, that bumper is sick
     
  7. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    Thanks guys!
    I wish I'd found this forum earlier there is so much information available!
     
  8. ffirg

    ffirg Well-Known Member

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    2002 Tacoma SR5 TRD 4X4
    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Sweet truck, man. I'll be installing the dakars plus an AAL this spring. What did you end up having the front set at to match the rear?
     
  9. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    When I bought the truck it already had the Dakar leaf pack with the front 5100s set at the top notch (2.5") with stock coils. That looked pretty good and level. When I added the front bumper, I switched to the Toytec coilover kit for the 5100s with the heavy Eibach springs. With that, it is set at the lowest notch, with the adjusting nut set to about 1 1/2" of thread showing below it. How do you like Alaska?
    Thanks for your compliment!
     
  10. Tacomanater

    Tacomanater Well-Known Member

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    JBA headers & exhaust, new cats, K&N CAI, new shocks, 2.5" lift, Prodigy P2, Timbren, snobord552 light bar (v.2), KC off-roads and Hella fog lights, Teflon A/R ATX 16" Ledge, Nitto Terra Grappler, (265/75R16's), ultragauge, curt roof rack on thule set-up.
    Nicely done!
     
  11. weiser5150

    weiser5150 Stickers and new floormats arent Mods

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    Bilsteins all around,Front set at 2.5",Toytec AAL,LR UCAs,18x9 ATX Thugs,275/70R18 Toyo MT's,Relentless Fab Sliders,Satoshi Grill with TRD emblem and Hella Black Magic's converted to HID behind it.
    do work!
     
  12. ffirg

    ffirg Well-Known Member

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    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Cool, thanks. I'm contemplating either going full OME shocks/springs/coils or billies all the way around with eibach coils up front with the dakars in the rear.

    And I love Alaska. Born and raised :D
     
  13. J Hoss

    J Hoss Well-Known Member

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    nice build, definitely want an ARB now :D
     
  14. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    Hey J Hoss
    I will probably be moving to the Austin area in the spring.
    When I'm down that way, I'll give you a shout.

    ....Clean on the inside, mud on the outside.....
     
  15. alove0750

    alove0750 Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's and OME 882's in the front AAL and Bilstein 5125's in the rear Converted to 4x4, with 97 front diff with manual hubs 4.56 Yukons front and rear Custom front bumper, sliders and under-belly skid by MOBS Fab in Concord,NC with built in hella's and 8000lb smitty
    Very clean truck, and I really like the Bushwackers! How do you like them? Did you see any noticeable clearance gains?
     
  16. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    I like them alot. While these were the cutouts I did get some clearance gain, but not in the areas where I was actually rubbing, primarily at the front bumper and near the pinch welds in the front wheel wells (I trimmed and pounded these down before the fenders were installed anyways). The main reason I put them on was pass inspection as my new (used) tires stuck out quite a bit as they were 12.50" wide running with 4"BS.
     
  17. Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    Speed of light,

    Truck looks awesome. Keep it coming.

    How do you like the 33x12.5 in all of the VT snow?
     
  18. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    Yeah...I work as a lighting designer.
    The 12.50s are a little wide for the pavement, but work well on the backroads. I put 4-60lb bags of sand in the back now versus when I ran 2 bags with my 265's last year. If my 265's had a little more tread I would have switched them back for the winter.
    Thanks for the compliment!
     
  19. Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    I used to do the same thing when I lived in NJ. Now that I'm in SC, its no longer a concern. Hopefully we'll get some snow this year.

    You could throw a full size spare back there if you don't need the bed space.
     
  20. 186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    01 Tacoma V6 4WD
    Bilstein 5100's, Toytec front adjustable coilover kit, Exporear leafs, Fox resi rears, Slotted & Drilled front rotors, 33x12.50 BFG ATs on Outlaw II 15 x 10s, Bushwacker cutout flares, K&N cold air intake with aluminum sheathing water baffles, ARB bumper with XD9000 winch with wireless remote, IPF 900XS lights, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, Rhino bed liner, UWS gullwing toolbox with tools and recovery gear. 48" Hi-Lift Jack secured under toolbox.
    Installed the PIAA H4 4000K Xtreme White Plus lamps and am very pleased!
    I did not touch the glass of the bulbs and tried not to let it touch anything, so I hope these last more than a year.
    The high beams really kick out the light!
     
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