1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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 18, 2019 at 12:57 PM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Member:
    #162030
    Messages:
    4,204
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Sharpsburg, MD
    Vehicle:
    2015 tacoma 5spd access cab 4x4 red
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/kuntykid-builds-a-taco.406341/
    :eek: :ohsnap:
     
  2. May 18, 2019 at 1:01 PM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Member:
    #162030
    Messages:
    4,204
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Sharpsburg, MD
    Vehicle:
    2015 tacoma 5spd access cab 4x4 red
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/kuntykid-builds-a-taco.406341/
    Got 1st box of small mods in today. Waiting on rest later this week. For now figured I'd go ahead & install this lil guy! Thanx to @boogie3478 for the tip on his YouTube channel!

    20190518_155603.jpg
     
  3. May 18, 2019 at 1:13 PM
    boogie3478

    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Member:
    #140179
    Messages:
    25,880
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    14 TRD Off-Road V6
    All the mods
    13" flexi? :thumbsup:
     
    Kuntrykid likes this.
  4. May 18, 2019 at 1:28 PM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Member:
    #162030
    Messages:
    4,204
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Sharpsburg, MD
    Vehicle:
    2015 tacoma 5spd access cab 4x4 red
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/kuntykid-builds-a-taco.406341/
    Yup! It looks better on my truck!;)
     
    gabbo2112 and boogie3478 like this.
  5. May 18, 2019 at 2:01 PM
    PasswordIsTaco123

    PasswordIsTaco123 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Member:
    #238683
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Littleton, CO
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRDOR
    Hooke Road Roof Rack 4runner Trail Edition Wheels Installed: 5100's W OME887's +1/4leanspacer TTBoss Rear shocks HS AAL + 1/2in block Ubolt Flip W superbumps Front Superbumps CB drop kit Tires: Falken Wildpeak At3 C-load 275/70/17 Have but may/may not install Ex rear brake lines diff drop
    About to do the power stop brake install, 2nd clip brake thud mod, and install the 3rd gen front struts and coils i picked up to level her out.FE668652-F91B-4175-AB08-54E200139DE4.jpgE29322F6-5959-4B0B-AAEC-3EF7C491CE9E.jpg
     
  6. May 18, 2019 at 2:03 PM
    whatstcp

    whatstcp currently drunk so don't listen to me

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2018
    Member:
    #261584
    Messages:
    9,428
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ed
    Fontana, CA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma Regular Cab 2.7l 4x4
    King + Archive Relocation Wheeler's bumps +hydros
    A t
    A thorough brake job, noicee
     
  7. May 18, 2019 at 2:06 PM
    PasswordIsTaco123

    PasswordIsTaco123 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Member:
    #238683
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Littleton, CO
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRDOR
    Hooke Road Roof Rack 4runner Trail Edition Wheels Installed: 5100's W OME887's +1/4leanspacer TTBoss Rear shocks HS AAL + 1/2in block Ubolt Flip W superbumps Front Superbumps CB drop kit Tires: Falken Wildpeak At3 C-load 275/70/17 Have but may/may not install Ex rear brake lines diff drop
    Yep, it’s about 55k miles on her, pads are ready for a swap, and goin bigger on the tires soon. Figure needing to stop the extra roll is important.
    I did see that post about never getting drilled rotors, but for the price it was hard to pass up and ppls reviews on these aren’t bad
     
    whatstcp likes this.
  8. May 18, 2019 at 2:19 PM
    Danny72

    Danny72 :D

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2019
    Member:
    #291040
    Messages:
    237
    Gender:
    Male
    Wilmington, NC Area
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCSB 4x4 SC'd TRD Taco
    35x12.5r18s, 18x10s, RC 6" Lift + 1" Toytec BL
    Made an old CCW Holster into a center console mount
    6BDF3EB9-7636-4DB8-9D62-3A831DDC6C7E.jpg 025A18AD-F1EC-4696-AB8B-BA0F1C3BC468.jpg 3F716501-919B-4FEB-A4ED-7C8A91572F84.jpg 345072EE-C58A-43D1-8D99-58F4FED61DC9.jpg
    Closes perfectly!....even tested my draw....while my neighbors stared at me like a psycho
     
    scleaf, Jaypown, Rick_Taco and 9 others like this.
  9. May 18, 2019 at 2:20 PM
    Jonas

    Jonas Boogerrrrrr!

    Joined:
    May 6, 2017
    Member:
    #218353
    Messages:
    1,628
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05TRDSport
    Got a dent in rear passenger quarter on my '05 pulled out. Can't tell it was even there. Was at the car wash vacuuming my truck out, minding my own business, dude next to me doing same. Dude comes over and asks about my dent. I noticed his truck was some auto body shop truck. Anyways, says he could fix it for me on the spot for $199.00. I took a pass and asked for his card. He was up front and said he didn't want his boss to know, just looking for some side $$. Got him down to $100.00. Feel good about that, I've had it looked at before and most shops around here are $225.00/$250.00 range. Got my dent fixed, dude gets some extra skrillage in his pocket, we all win!
     
    JackCrank, MayorMcChz and Kuntrykid like this.
  10. May 18, 2019 at 2:48 PM
    BadDNA

    BadDNA Uh, huh huh... Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2015
    Member:
    #153223
    Messages:
    4,225
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eammon
    Cabot, VT
    Vehicle:
    '15 Blue Ribbon Metallic DCLB SR5 4x4
    OME Nitrochargers, 887 coils, JBA UCAs, Dakar leaf pack, SOS Skids and sliders, Mobtown Tailgate reinforcement, Bussman fuse block, and stuff...
    Got my retrofits installed. Need darkness to get here so I can aim them.20190518_170124.jpg 20190518_170301.jpg 15582159902235837228073441296925.jpg
     
    JackCrank, WoodsGhost, DocD and 13 others like this.
  11. May 18, 2019 at 2:50 PM
    jahulgan

    jahulgan There and Back...

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Member:
    #110458
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Central Georgia
    Vehicle:
    '09 SBDC Green TRD Off-Road 4x4
    Old Man Emu 886 Springs, 255-85-16, ARB Front Bumper w/ Warn 8K Winch, SOS Sliders, Custom Skid Plates
    Total cost was about $200 for the whole shooting match.

    Fluids only without oil change was around $90.
     
    Kuntrykid and PasswordIsTaco123 like this.
  12. May 18, 2019 at 3:02 PM
    HAVOC

    HAVOC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Member:
    #72230
    Messages:
    2,923
    Gender:
    Male
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2012 Tacoma 4X4
    Figured out where to run the harness (for the radio) over to the fuse block so it won't rub on any sharp metal edges.
    I also had to make sure it wouldn't interfere with putting the radio back in place. Still more work to do. Still have to tape it once I finish routing.

    Also I need to make sure I can pull the dash out once the harness is installed for good.

    IMG_1231.jpg

    IMG_1232.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  13. May 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM
    HumanityForPresident01

    HumanityForPresident01 Let 'er eat

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Member:
    #179307
    Messages:
    564
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trevor
    Vehicle:
    2006 Dark Blue Tacoma V6 SR5 EXT Cab TRD Off Road
    2.5" rancho 9000xl lift with UCA's, custom rock sliders, custom rear tube bumper, road armor front bumper, k&n air intake, winch, lights etc.
    20190518_121909.jpg 20190518_121919.jpg 20190518_170339.jpg 20190518_170351.jpg

    I finally finished fabricating and welding a pair of rock sliders - minus capping the ends...
    I used 1 5/8" o.d. sch 40 railing pipe. Mounting plates are 1/4" all welds were nice and hot at 19.8v.
    For paint im planning on Zinc clad-4 base coat and acrolon 218 w/ uv resiatance for top coat.

    I had this idea in 2017 when i started welding school and finally got around to doing it.

    What do you think?
     
  14. May 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM
    PasswordIsTaco123

    PasswordIsTaco123 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Member:
    #238683
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Littleton, CO
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRDOR
    Hooke Road Roof Rack 4runner Trail Edition Wheels Installed: 5100's W OME887's +1/4leanspacer TTBoss Rear shocks HS AAL + 1/2in block Ubolt Flip W superbumps Front Superbumps CB drop kit Tires: Falken Wildpeak At3 C-load 275/70/17 Have but may/may not install Ex rear brake lines diff drop
    Doing the brake install right now.
    Do i need to include these shims from the previous pads? 2C2BE144-2F4B-41F6-AEEC-327051C0CCEC.jpg

    New pads have a shim attached, E8C82033-07F6-4424-8CDC-7BBF1C0B0A3D.jpg just wondering if I’m good to leave these old ones out or if they fill the little gap. Thanks!
     
    13txtaco likes this.
  15. May 18, 2019 at 4:18 PM
    fasteddieyj

    fasteddieyj Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2018
    Member:
    #273740
    Messages:
    546
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ed
    Hanover, PA
    Vehicle:
    2015 SR5
    After almost 2 months the stars finally aligned (work, girlfriend, weather) for me to install my lift. 2 1/2" Headstrong coils, Headstrong add a leaf, 5100s and JBA ucas. Not sure why, but "bending" the sheet metal out of the way to get the uca bolts out of the way with channel locks, vice grips, etc. wasn't even close to giving me enough room. On the driver side had to remove the battery and on the passenger side had to remove the power steering reservoir. After removing these I ended up putting a cold chisel in a deep socket, attached to a 24" long 3/8 extension and beat on that with a 3 lb sledge to move the inner fenderwell, battery support and other sheet metal enough to actually get the bolts out. Added about 30 - 45 mins per side.l wasn't going to reinstall the overloads originally but glad I did. It seems to be pretty level now, almost hoping the front settles a little bit. I still need to get an alignment, which comes on Monday.

    taco18.jpg
    taco19.jpg
     
  16. May 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM
    Philrab

    Philrab Curator of useless knowledge

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2019
    Member:
    #289392
    Messages:
    795
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Phil
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2015 Pyrite Mica Quad Cab Prerunner
    Bunch of Basic Taco mods.
    First oil change since I bought my 2015. Came out dark but good consistency, about what I expected based on the maintenance records.

    Anyone else notice their 1GR takes right at 6 quarts? Mine had the tow package, I thought maybe an oil cooler but was curious about everyone’s experience.
     
    olecoot likes this.
  17. May 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM
    GlennHaggis

    GlennHaggis Doesn’t play well with others

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2019
    Member:
    #281988
    Messages:
    949
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Glenn
    Ormond Beach, FL
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma Double Cab
    A Bunch
    My monster channel locks and large pry bar followed by tapping it out with a 3/8” extension got me through it. I didn’t have to remove any body parts but it was frustrating.
     
    gabbo2112, Kuntrykid and fasteddieyj like this.
  18. May 18, 2019 at 4:26 PM
    13txtaco

    13txtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Member:
    #180469
    Messages:
    887
    Gender:
    Male
    Katy Texas
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma 4x4
    No u good
     
    Kuntrykid and PasswordIsTaco123 like this.
  19. May 18, 2019 at 4:46 PM
    AugustaTaco

    AugustaTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2015
    Member:
    #155836
    Messages:
    2,779
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Augusta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSBXSPX4X4 2017 GX460
    "Getting out of hand" - Wife
    They look great :thumbsup:
     
  20. May 18, 2019 at 4:46 PM
    Freeheelbillie

    Freeheelbillie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2018
    Member:
    #247669
    Messages:
    1,118
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billie
    Saint Clair, MI
    Vehicle:
    2019 Tacoma SR, DCSB
    FRONT END King Stage 3 3” RR Coil Overs SPC UCA’s REAR END King Stage 3 BAMF Shock Relocation Rear AAL Heavy ARB Universal Diff Breather Kit TIRES & RIMS 16” Method Bronze BFG K02 (315/75/R16) ARMOR Demello Off Road Baja Hoop Front Bumper Main Line Overland Rock Sliders w/ Top Plate ¼” Aluminum RCI Fuel Tank Skid RCI Fuel Tank Straps RCI Rear Diff Skid RCI A-Arm Skids RCI – Front, Transmission, and rear Transfer Case Skid DRIVE LINE Re Geared w/ Nitro 4.56 Package Front ARB Air Locker Rear ARB Air Locker 8” Reverse Clamshell 3.73 & Down Carrier RECOVERY ComeUp Seal Gen2 9.5RS Winch, Synthetic Line ComeUp Seal Hawse Fairlead ARB On Board Twin Air Compressor LIGHTING Squadron-R Pro Amber Fogs (Wide Cornering) Baja Designs Rock Lights Squadron Sport Fogs (qty 4) Baja Designs Bed Light Kit SPODS, HD 8 Circuit Switch Panel
    Plugs and air filter today...they were in rough shape. They may have been original as they are the Denso & NGK combo :facepalm:I have only owned it for less than 10k...cured the Tacoma "flutter/spark knock" too.
    Gap on the ones I pulled averaged .70 !!

    plugs166k.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019

Products Discussed in

To Top