Custom Toyota Tacoma Is a Notch Above the Rest

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2002 Toyota Tacoma

Money-no-object Tacoma build is a true work of art. So it’s no wonder it went fast in the YotaTech Marketplace!

If you’re thinking about going a little further into the off-road scene, you’ve probably already experienced the sticker shock that comes with building a hardcore wheeler. Things like long-travel suspensions and custom fabrication don’t come cheap, after all.

But one way to circumvent much of those exorbitant costs is by buying a pickup that’s already been fitted with said parts. And what better place to find something like that than the YotaTech Marketplace? Heck, it didn’t take us long to come across this amazing 2002 Toyota Tacoma build.

2002 Toyota Tacoma

Sadly, it was too late, because this badass Tacoma is already gone. But we’re not surprised at all that somebody snatched it up post haste. After all, this is a build done right. It was pieced together by Central Coast PreRunners in Arroyo Grande, California, and the build quality is obviously top notch. And they started with a nice base – a 3RZ SR5 Tacoma with A/C and all the power goodies. Because we might all talk a big game, but there’s nothing better than ice cold air on a hot desert day.

The seller says that this Tacoma is a “no expense spared build,” which is a common cliche in sales ads. But judging by the pics, he’s telling the truth. It’s easy to see the reported $40k that was invested here, without a doubt. The Central Coast body bits and Total Chaos long travel suspension setup are a work of art in themselves. As is the full prepped bed with spare tire rack and jack.

2002 Toyota Tacoma

Sadly, we were a bit late to the party on this Tacoma. But there are plenty more awesome rides up for grabs in the Marketplace. So check in frequently and maybe you’ll find the Toyota of your dreams. Hopefully at a bit of a discount!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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