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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. May 23, 2020 at 5:59 PM
    Darkgoatracer

    Darkgoatracer Well-Known Member

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    There was no easy solution. For the coils i custom powder coated king coils. For the bodies themselves you have two options. 1 wire wheel or sandblast what you have and paint them. You only use a small portion of the treads, so only the use part will rust again or 2. Buy new bodies. I bought 1 from kartek for this rebuild. The top unscrews from the body with a little bit of heat. Then screw it onto the new body with a new o ring.
     
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  2. May 23, 2020 at 6:10 PM
    CGreenie

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    What did you use ?
     
  3. May 23, 2020 at 6:11 PM
    tamer

    tamer hamerworx.com

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    I used plasti-dip on the emblems and for the bumper I just bought a new cover off eBay. $105 shipped and I figure I can sell the chrome one locally for similar price.
     
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  4. May 23, 2020 at 6:15 PM
    CGreenie

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    Could you link me to that exact one lol? Thanks
     
  5. May 23, 2020 at 6:21 PM
    tamer

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  6. May 23, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    all the fun stuff
    Installed the new Coastal Offroad high clearance bumper, and painted the softopper components black.
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  7. May 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM
    CGreenie

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    Yeah that’s what I need, I wonder if I could order the hardware and brackets somewhere too, have some rust on my bumper now, trying to get rid of everything with the rust and replace It lol
     
  8. May 23, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    That model year truck. Those headlights. I've always thought as the most dramatic mod I've ever seen!
     
  9. May 23, 2020 at 6:52 PM
    tamer

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    ebay also sells completely assembled bumpers with the trim and brackets. They are around $200. That might be easiest. The only rust I had was on bolts which I just hit the heads with a little spray paint.
     
  10. May 23, 2020 at 6:53 PM
    roadking1

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    I used plastidip on my step bars.....it looked good for about one year.
     
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  11. May 23, 2020 at 7:01 PM
    Casper66

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    piddly stuff
    It may very well be. Nothing overwhelming
     
  12. May 23, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDRYMFJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    that's the part, you could find it a little cheaper at some dealerships but then you gotta pay shipping, so it evens out either way.

    As for the lower white plastic part, I pulled the chrome trim off the OEM shifter, sawed it flat, painted it black, then stuck it on. The chrome trim pulls straight off, there's some fins on there but you can grind em away so you can just glue it together. maybe not the most elegant solution but

    I wouldn't recommend using a hacksaw though lmao. I'm just severely lacking in tools and made do with what I had. I'm sure there's something better
     
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  13. May 23, 2020 at 7:07 PM
    Casper66

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    I did this on the last Tacoma I had. Spray 4-5 coats of the plasti dip glissifier over the white. When it starts to get dingy you can scrub it lightly with a good cleaner wax and it will brighten right back up like new. It can be hard to get all the wax residue out of the plasti dip but if you spray it with a detail spray it’ll wipe right off
     
  14. May 23, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Love it!

    I'm planning to add all these same lights soon as well. Went with the Diode Dynamics fogs though instead of the cali raised. How did you wire your raptor lights to turn on? with your fogs?
     
  15. May 23, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Swapped out the trd pro grill for a mesh one instead. I like it.
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  16. May 23, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    Very clean. What grill? And what's the deal with the mini stripes?
     
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  17. May 23, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    Thanks, I wired them directly into the fog light lead from the fuse box
     
  18. May 23, 2020 at 7:48 PM
    OvrlandTaco

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    It definitely updates the look of the front end
     
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  19. May 23, 2020 at 7:55 PM
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    thanks!

    it was not difficult with C4’s YouTube video. I would give it a 4, with 10 being the hardest. Took me about 4 hours total including the wiring. I was pretty worried about installing it myself, but took my time.
     
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  20. May 23, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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    Been staying a bit busy with building this bumper.. pretty close to being done, just have to weld some small components, grind it all down more and paint!

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