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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

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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 Well-Known Member

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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 Well-Known Member

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    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

    Zizo Well-Known Member

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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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    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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    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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