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Old 09-05-2011, 08:01 PM
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98_3RZ's 2000 Tacoma Build-Up Thread

So on August 26th, i traded in my 1998 3RZ Tacoma at my dealership for a very clean 2000 Toyota Tacoma. it's a V6 with a 5 speed manual, TRD Off Road Package, a Leer campar shell, and some very nice looking 15in MB wheels. the only thing wrong with the truck is the ABS doesn't work, which is alright with me because i didn't want ABS. heres the truck the day i got it
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Xtra cab SR5 4x4 TRD

Powertrain:
3.4 liter V6
5 Speed manual
K&N FIPK
TRD Supercharger
Magnaflow muffler

Exterior:
ARB front bumper
Badlands 12,000 lbs. winch
02 Tacoma fender flares
Allpro offroad sliders
Allpro offroad rear bumper custom mated to Reese class 5 hitch
Leer topper (sometimes, usually remove during summer)
MB Motoring Chaos 6 rims, 15x7
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's, 33x12.50
Toyota drop in bed liner
Body Armor 4x4 taillight guards
3M flat black vinyl wrap on hood cowl line

Interior:
TRD boost gauge
02 Tacoma center console
Cobra HH33 handheld CB radio
LED dome light, map lights, and door courtesy lights
Installed 00 Tacoma map lights
Weathertech Digitalfit floormats
Garmin GPS

Lighting:
6000k bi-xenon hid headlights
KC Rallye 800 driving lights
Cree LED reverse lights
LED corner lights
02 Tacoma taillights
Daytime Running Light kill switch

Suspension/drivetrain
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2.5 adjustable coilovers
Toytec diff drop kit
Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs
Allpro off-road 1.5 grease-able shackles
Toytec degreeing shims
Bilstein 5125 rear shocks
Marlin Crawler E-locker skid guard
B.A.M.F LSPV relocation bracket

Soon to come:
4:56 gears

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it didn't take that long to start modifying the truck, about 24 hrs after i got it, i did the "gray wire" mod (didn't take pics cause i'm a moron). a week later i got a K&N Intake from work, and installed a killswitch for the Daytime Running Lights (i'll post pics soon)

this build is going to be a slow process, because my parents co-signed the loan on the truck, and one of the conditions was that i'm not allowed to buy any upgrades for the truck while i'm still in college (i graduate in may 2012). so it'll be slow until may 2012
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didn't get much done today. but i managed to get my light bar that was on my 98 Tacoma. i still need to wire up the fog lights

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good start! i have a feeling that you will be sneaking some mods past the parents... hehehehe...
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yeah, your probably right. i hope to have a cat-back exhaust on the truck by christmas.
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didn't get much done today. but i managed to get my light bar that was on my 98 Tacoma. i still need to wire up the fog lights
Just curious to see if you have or could get any pictures of that light bar and how it mounts?

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sorry it took so long to post. i didn't get any pics, but you should definately check out www.Defianttruckproducts.com i got the light bar from there, and they do have a light bar for your truck
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So i got lazy and have neglected to update my thread, and alot has happened since i didl last. we'll go in order. first i got a set of KC Daylighters from my parents for christmas, and my brother (250000_yota) got me a marlin crawler e-locker skid guard



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one night at my brothers house, my truck deceided it didn't want to go when i wanted to leave. my brother and i messed with the truck for about 90 minutes before i took his subaru and went home. my dad and i went back up the next day with his tundra and the flatbed trailer, so i could take my truck to work. great day to spend my day off.



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i did some diagnosis and found that my fuel pump took a dump on me, so i dropped the tank and replaced the pump



Needless to say, I wasn't too thrilled about this

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then the most awaited modification, i finally lifted my truck. but like a moron, i didn't take pics of the install (AGAIN). i used a set of toytec 2.5 coilovers i had fron the first attempt at lifting my 98 tacoma, with a set of toytec add-a-leafs with bilstein 5100 shocks, and a toytec diff drop kit

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i deceided to take my shell off before going back to new mexico for school, and i had to see how well my truck flexed. little hard to hit the trails in the winter in colorado. so i found a snow pile at the middle school behind my house

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i installed a set of stone guards when i got to new mexico, and i had to go wheeling to try out the lift

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So I've come to realize that I'm bad about updating my build thread, this is how the truck sits now.

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The first things were the ARB bumper, badlands winch, and all pro sliders. I got into a small car accident in May of 2012,a guy backed his Dakota into me at a stop light. My light bar took the brunt of the hit. He didn't want to deal with insurance so I settled and took $1600 cash. So I bough the bumper, and the winch. I had the sliders on my 98 tacoma and chopped them off before I traded it in. So I had those installed as well.

So fast forward to January 2013. I got promoted from apprentice to line tech. My master tech bought a 2006 Darrell Waltrip Tundra, and traded in his 97 T100. So before he traded it in. I bought his TRD Supercharger for $1200

I also bought a set of 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratrac's with my tax return.

Fast forward to September 2013. A tacoma got traded in with an Allpro Off-road rear bumper. I realized after I traded bumpers that the Allpro was kind of a rusty p.o.s. And the hitch wasn't strong enough for me. So my dad and I repaired the rust and combined the Allpro bumper with my Reese class 5 hitch.

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oh wow. Supercharger! Thing must haul ass. Nice car
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Haven't done much lately, flushed the cooling system and replaced the radiator cap with a TRD 1.3 bar cap.

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And a little preview of things to come soon!

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So I got the coilovers on Wednesday, I paid for them about a month earlier and was waiting for the guy I bought them from to rebuild them. Picked them up for 450 total, 250 to buy them, 100 in parts, and 100 in labor.
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Got them installed today.
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Also added some stickers too.
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And yes, I know the I is gone in drive. It was wicked cold when I put that sticker on and I also found out windex doesn't come off of cold glass very easily

I also found out the shackles I bought won't work with the leaf springs I am going to buy, so time to fork out some more money.
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So Christmas came this year, and I got some stuff, and bought some stuff and ended up with this
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OME Dakar springs, Allpro off-road 1.5 greaseable shackles and u-bolt flip kit, and toytec degreeing shims with centering pins for the shims.

Installing the new centering pins
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Haven't had time to install the springs yet. Will post pics when I do.

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So I finally got a day off from work, so what do I do... Go in to work and work on my truck, and put my leaf springs in.
Ready for install
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Old setup
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Half way done
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And "testing"
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Overall, I've been really happy with the springs, but I've only had them in for a couple of days. They do get a little side to side wobble, but hopefully it will get better, and it seems to be getting better the more I drive the truck. I should have expected I would have to chop the tailpipe short, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to. The Allpro shackles are a good option to get some more lift out of the rear, just a heads up... If you have the Allpro rear bumper, you will need to pull it part way, the support brace for the side bars is right in the way of pulling the stock shackles and putting the new ones in. And if you use he Allpro u-bolt flip kit, you will need to narrow the shock bushing if you have bilstein 5100s like me.

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And I like how she sits now, I'll give the springs time to settle before raising the height on the coilover's

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Next came measuring for the bump stops. I ended up going with a set of energy suspension 4 inch bump stops and bolting them to the old bump stop striker pad on the frame. It was also a good chance to see what kind of flex the rear suspension had
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