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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject:  lifted the Taco Reply with quote

Thought I'd share a few pics of how the Tacoma looks these days. Just had a 3" lift installed which consisted of Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks with Eibach springs, Bilstein 5100 shocks for the rear, 2" add-a-leaf for rear, and new upper control arms.






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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

now, do you do as much off roading with that taco as you did with the impala? Laughing it's looking pretty sharp. keep up the good work on it! peace, john

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

haha thanks. It's only been off road a couple of times. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

does your tonneau cover have the sewn in "j" channel that hooks under the cover frame rails and makes it impossible to roll tightly to the front of the bed? i had one like that on my ranger, and i liked the look with no visible snaps, but God help you if it had to come off and go back on in the winter. peace, john

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The lift looks great!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Looks pretty aggressive, especially with those big knobby tires. How's the road noise with those tires?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Lookin good! I like the lift. Just enough but not too much. If it were mine I'd like the front up another inch but looks great! Next project? Not really sure what to suggest. It's safe to say it doesn't need anything else

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments folks.

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How's the road noise with those tires?


Not bad, they're pretty aggressive for an all terrain tire, but they weren't noisy like you'd get with a mud terrain tire when you see the trucks driving down the other side of the highway and you can hear their tires humming.Laughing They made a little bit of noise when they were new, but I've got about 20k miles on them now and they're quiet now.

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Next project? Not really sure what to suggest. It's safe to say it doesn't need anything else


Nothing major at this point. On the waiting list for a guy on the Tacoma forums who makes these grilles. Going to put the old school FJ Cruiser style "TOYOTA" emblem on it.



And some kind of side steps of some sort. May also get one of these, undecided yet though.

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Might go with a little bit wider tire when I wear these out. I'd love the TRD supercharger but there's no way I'm spending $5k on a single mod. Laughing I tossed around the idea of doing an HID projector retrofit but don't think I'm going to now.

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No snaps on this one. It's a tri-folding tonneau. Just held onto the truck with 4 clamps. 2 at either end of the bed. Undo the back to and folds in 1/3 and then 1/3 again and you can keep it like that, or just take it off if you undo the other 2 clamps. Only takes a minute to put on or off. I usually just leave it off in the summer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Great looking lift! I was going to put new Bilstein 5100s on my Jeep when I lifted it back in 08/09. I was going to go that route on the Ram too. Great shocks by far.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I like the grille idea. Not so much the side steps and bumper. I Personally haven't even had to use any side steps on any truck that had them and I like your truck without them. I hate aftermarket projectors on tacoma's so not sure how I feel about that either

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Niiicee! i like it! now THATS a truck!
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Nothing major at this point. On the waiting list for a guy on the Tacoma forums who makes these grilles. Going to put the old school FJ Cruiser style "TOYOTA" emblem on it.


That grille is bad ass. Got any pictures of a Taco with it installed?

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I tossed around the idea of doing an HID projector retrofit but don't think I'm going to now.


If you ever change your mind in the future, It should be actually easy on your truck. The Morimoto Mini H1 Projectors (TRS.com) are basicly plug and play with H4 Housings. Open em up, Twist lock them into the bulb holder and tighten the screws and reseal the housing. Done.

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Well, if I would do that, it wouldn't be the aftermarket ebay style projectors, I think they're ugly on any vehicle. Laughing It would be a custom retrofit of proper HID projectors into the stock housings. Something like this guy has on Tacomaworld.



Iffy, you can also see that style grille in that picture, albeit with bigass off road lights behind it.

I think I'd do the TOYOTA lettering like on this one, not sure yet. Other option would just be a small black TRD emblem in the bottom corner.



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I tossed around the idea of doing an HID projector retrofit but don't think I'm going to now.


If you ever change your mind in the future, It should be actually easy on your truck. The Morimoto Mini H1 Projectors (TRS.com) are basicly plug and play with H4 Housings. Open em up, Twist lock them into the bulb holder and tighten the screws and reseal the housing. Done.


Yea, people that went that route didn't seem to have too much trouble. I would paint the whole inside black then like in the pic above. Think it looks badass that way.


Additionally, those are the style of side steps I would get.

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If i wasn't so dead set on Using D2S bulbs and OE balasts I would'a gone Mini H1 my self. They are awesome projectors for the price and ease of use and have comparible output to some of the real Valeo and Hella OE projectors.

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