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Old 03-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #41  
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Thanks Mark! Haha I posted some pics after the paint, it looks pretty much the same

I'll have some pics with the new grille and lights installed soon
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haha.. I know, but pics with the shiny wheels and lights and all that, together... yeah, that's what I'm talkin bout! lol.
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best is yet to come? i cant think if anything more lol
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #44  
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Time for lights!

Old tabs were removed, new light tabs were fabricated
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Got the lights and grille on today!



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Been wanting lights since the beginning, I am amped!!

I chose to get the full wiring kit & switch kit from Soltek, great quality harness kit!

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Chose to go through this grommet, kicks the wire out right by the gas pedal so the wire goes almost directly straight to the switch.

A few pics
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HUGE difference. I need to do the HID conversion to my headlights. Something mild though, not too blue.

Just Headlights
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Just HIDs
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Still haven't had time to really adjust everything. The outer driving need to point out a bit more and the pencil needs to go up a bit. Minor detail time.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #45  
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Dang!! The lights complete the front fo sho. Nice!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #46  
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Indeed! Thanks man!
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Shmexy!!
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need another jump pic prease.
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Lookn sweet!
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Looking damn good! i cant wait to see this thing out at pismo this year.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #51  
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Yoyo thanks dogzz!!

Jerry, I will once I get my wheel wells tubbed! These new tires are are a bit taller and wider than my old bfgs. I trimmed the fenders temporarily so they don't rub driving around town, but I need to take about 1.5" off of the inner wheel well and make a new seam at the pinch weld on the cab.

Next big phase will be the wheel wells, but I'm going to be switching to Icon shocks from here on out. Need to order my 9" body Icons, cycle the suspension w/o the coils, and start cutting the wells out. Then triple bypass secondaries will be added, which I can run with Icons as opposed to kings double bypass which doesn't allow a third bypass tube to fit due to interfering with the frame.

Pretty much I need to put up so dough, and things will all flow together
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Gorgeous!

Looking good buddy, hope to see you out on the dunes again this summer.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #53  
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Thanks bud, I'll definitely be there!
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hope to see you out on the dunes as well. truck is coming along
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #55  
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Nice!

I'm a full on ricer now, I'm all into the light mod phase and don't worry I got my fart can kragen special muffler ordered

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Sylvania ZXE's

HUGE difference over stock. They are slightly blue in person, but just the color I wanted. I've seen my friends blow through HID conversion ballasts of every brand, and was quickly over that route. Not to mention when one breaks you're out a head lamp until the return process is complete.

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Driver ZXE compared to stock passenger halogen

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Next to a buddy's 02 tacoma with stock headlights

Overall, a great light improvement. Nice white light! All pics are low beams only.
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I'm really starting to like these Tacomas and may be looking into getting one here in the near future.
keep up the good work
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Joe - you should go with DDM tuning HIDs they're very high quality. I've never had an issue
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Joe - you should go with DDM tuning HIDs they're very high quality. I've never had an issue
i agree. they cost as much as regular bulbs now. i have DDM slim in my motorcycle and all my friends. all still working since 08.
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i agree. they cost as much as regular bulbs now. i have DDM slim in my motorcycle and all my friends. all still working since 08.
I agree with both of them as well.
I just ordered my first pair from DDMs website for $43 with shipping but if you have one of their local stores in your area it comes out to be around $33 bucks.
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