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Yotanator's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by yotanator, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Custom built and painted grill, iPod interface, TRD shift knob, TRD cat back exhaust, Flowmaster muffler, 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials, blacked out emblems, 3" Daystar Lift, Halo headlights, Hunter 4x4 bull bar, 1 1/2 wheel spacers, rooftop light bar, KC daylighters
    Now that my wheels are painted I figured I would start a build page.

    I don't have any bone stock shots of my truck. I bought it at Stockton Toyota (CA) for around 24K I think in January of 2007. The truck had sat on the lot for over a year so they were willing to discount it and it came with a few accessories like a bed mat, door sill protectors, first aid kit, wheel locks, and I can't remember what else. The salesman said it had sat on the lot for so long because no one wanted a stick which was exactly what I was looking for: a 4x4 stick :D

    It sat stock for a few months before it got way bigger shoes: 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTXs

    First thing I did was black out the emblems, including a TRD emblem
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    Next was the 3 inch leveling kit (mods on a budget :eek:)
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    Then I decided to color match the grill and add a red Toyota logo
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    Shortly after that I added a TRD exhaust and then four days later a Flowmaster muffler cause the truck just wasn't loud enough with just the TRD exhaust. (I don't currently have a picture of this)

    After the exhaust I seemed to be on a lighting streak so I added some black Halo projectors courtesy of Ebay :cool:
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    I decided I needed a rooftop light bar and a bull bar :rolleyes:
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    Then because I got pummeled with rock chips and wanted to make life a little easier I painted the grill black (no more taping off to repaint)
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    FJ Cruiser TRD shift knob
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    Inclinometer from Cabela's :D
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    Side mirror decal "Objects in Mirror are Losing" sorry it's hard to see
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    Had been wanting black rims with red for a long time and with a lack of funds I decided to paint my stock rims, also added 1 1/2" spacers
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    As he sits today (as a girl I can't call my truck a she haha)
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    Truck and its owner
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    A couple close up shots of the light bar
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    Love stormy days :)
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    New KC Lights put on at Mod Day Feb 20th

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    The Retro grill!!!! Made by yours truly :D

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    Thread on how I made the grill: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/81760-project-retro-grill.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSzVOnDck2s

    I decided that color matching the grill would look better

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    Then I bought some chrome taillight bezels and painted them black

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    Never saw anyone else on here do this, but since I am all for a unique truck I went ahead and painted my cup holder piece red and added a black Toyota logo.

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    I know some people think it's ricey, but I like the look of the red calipers with the other red accents on the truck

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    Got a pair of Sock Monkey decals:

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    New bumper!!!!! :goingcrazy: from Unleashed Motorsports :D

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    The Little Yeti decal was also made by Sock Monkey :)

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  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

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    roof light bar is pretty cool
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    JohnnyGato

    JohnnyGato God of Thunder ...and Rock N' Roll!

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    I love the mirror sticker "Objects in mirror are losing". Where'd ya get that?
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Custom built and painted grill, iPod interface, TRD shift knob, TRD cat back exhaust, Flowmaster muffler, 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials, blacked out emblems, 3" Daystar Lift, Halo headlights, Hunter 4x4 bull bar, 1 1/2 wheel spacers, rooftop light bar, KC daylighters
    Ebay. There's a guy on there that makes them
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    bajamoon

    bajamoon Well-Known Member

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    looks good girl. not feeling the hood scoop thou. if you like it that is all that matters
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Zizo

    Zizo Engineer Extraordinaire

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    where did you get that roof light bar? it looks awesome. I wanna buy one!!!
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Custom built and painted grill, iPod interface, TRD shift knob, TRD cat back exhaust, Flowmaster muffler, 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials, blacked out emblems, 3" Daystar Lift, Halo headlights, Hunter 4x4 bull bar, 1 1/2 wheel spacers, rooftop light bar, KC daylighters
    It came from Ebay from some dude in Thailand. I guess it's an option on a car of some sort there.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Zizo

    Zizo Engineer Extraordinaire

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    TRD Supercharger, 3" lift, Pioneer Sound System, Remote Start, Avid Off Road Bumpers, All Pro Sliders, LED light bar, HID headlights and fogs, much more...
    you have any closer up photos of it?
     
  9. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Custom built and painted grill, iPod interface, TRD shift knob, TRD cat back exhaust, Flowmaster muffler, 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials, blacked out emblems, 3" Daystar Lift, Halo headlights, Hunter 4x4 bull bar, 1 1/2 wheel spacers, rooftop light bar, KC daylighters
    I was gonna go out today and take some pictures of the truck in a more interesting location than the driveway, so I'll take a close up shot of the light bar then.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Zizo

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    awesome. thanks. Do you know if you can change the bulbs or if they are sealed up tight? I kind of want to put HID's but have no idea where I could put the ballasts. Did it come with a wiring harness kit or anything?
     
  11. Feb 9, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    Masada

    Masada Well-Known Member

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    All Pro Steel Plate Front Bumper| All Pro Light Bar| All Pro IFS Skid Plate| All Pro E-locker guard| PIAA 510 Fog Lights| Hella 700FF| Fox 2.5 Coilover| Bilstein 5100 on the rear| BHLM| Grill Craft MX Series insert| Added two D-rings to bed|AVID Off Road sliders| AFE Dry Flow S| Gibson Cat Back| Custom Bedbar with hilift mount| Camburg 1" Uni-Ball UCA's| Hi-Lift 48" Extreme
    Looks nice, just a little tip on your head lights. A buddy locally had them and they three little lights that run vertical fell out in a ruff road. I suggest that you get a little silicon from Home depot and seal them up. It will keep them from popping out and keep everything nice and dry.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Custom built and painted grill, iPod interface, TRD shift knob, TRD cat back exhaust, Flowmaster muffler, 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials, blacked out emblems, 3" Daystar Lift, Halo headlights, Hunter 4x4 bull bar, 1 1/2 wheel spacers, rooftop light bar, KC daylighters
    Ouch! A buddy of mine bought a pair for his truck and when they came the headlight housing rattled cause something had popped loose. So far no problems with mine *knock on wood* but thanks for the tip!
     
  13. Feb 9, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    I haven't noticed if the bulbs are easy to change or not and no the seller I got them from did not supply a wiring kit. :(
     
  14. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    nice work katie! your truck looks great :thumbsup:
     
  15. Feb 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    i like the decal on the side. whered you get it from?
     
  16. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    Pep Boys....looks like we're going off the same master plan with our trucks :D
     
  17. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    the top light bar looks a little to jeep liberty for me but what ever floats ur boat really nice truck A++++
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    Great lookin Truck there Katie. The lights are different but I like them. Have you run them up there in the fog much and what do you think, say compared to HIDs. I see your from Reno, I grew up in Susanville, I get up there once in awhile and go offroading out in the Black Rock desert, and near Pyramid lake.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator [OP] Not your average girl

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    The roof lights aren't currently wired, but the headlights have done pretty well. I really like them. I've only had one problem when I'm not sure what kind of lights would have saved me. I had to hug the snow on the side of the road cause it was so thick :(
     
  20. Mar 5, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    So you lights on top did not come with a wire harness right? They look like a clean setup but that sucks if you cant get them wired yet. Do you need a special kit or what? I would like something like them as well. Do you have where you got them and price by chance.
    Ya the Snow in Reno gets damn nasty. When I lived over in Susanville we used to go to Reno at least once a week, for Costco or Tractor parts for my Grandfathers Heavy equipment.
     
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