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Vehicle as purchased:
1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Ext. Cab 4WD
2.7 Liter
3.58 Gearing
Off Road + Color Keyed Package
Sunroof
Power Sliding Rear Window

First and foremost, I wish that I would have been an active participant in off road forums, when I initially purchased my truck. 3 years later (January 2005) I became a member of TTORA soley to see what other guys were doing and what to shy away from.

The truck was purchased in 2002 as its sole purpose as to me by DD to make the 50 minute commute to class. Hence, the reasoning behind purchasing the 4 cylinder over the 6 cylinder. As my friends changed, so did my hobbies. My friends were fairly active 'wheelers' and I had decided that I wanted a 'beefier' stance. I decided to go with a 2.5" Daystar Spacer lift teamed with Trailmaster add a leafs (AAL's) in the rear while rolling on 31 10.50 AT's. See pictures below



I had always wanted the standard aluminum bullet hole wheels so I purchased a set of 15X8 wheels. See pictures below with the options I have discussed thus far. (Richlands Trail)







I was then convinced by others, to upgrade to 33 12.50's. Furthermore, Hella 500's were the must have in offoarding. (I later learned that rock lights were the more appropriate approach to sufficient lighting while night wheeling. These rubbed, so I opted for the quick fix of a 3" Body Lift. See Pictures below







I then traded these tires for a set of Brand new 33 12.50 MT's and purchased a Yakima Roof Rack System at an almost wholesale price.




I then Decided to do some modifications to the bed of my truck with a Hi-Lift, Shovel and Tire and bike carrier. I eliminated the 2x4 and replaced with a pc of square tubing. (note: the tire carrier was made by drilling a hole through the bed, welding a nut underneath the bed, a threaded rod, and some tubing bent and then welded to a nut for the top 'spin bar'. Less than 20 dollars invested and was my first time ever bending tube.



Since then I have cut the 'spin bar' down even more to almost be recessed into the wheel/tire combo.


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The following pics are of my interior and how it has changed.
I first installed a large, illuminated Uniden CB with 30 watt finals with Astatic Power mic. I then chose to go with a smaller, 'stock look' like cb to mount underneath my Stereo.
While we are on interior, I chose pioneer 3 way's for the front since tweeters were not offered until 2001. Sony xplod 2 ways in the rear and a long throw Bazooka Bass tube powered by a 500 watt mono amp.




Some of you all may have a similar radio setup as i do, or you may have the Double Din tape/cd combo...if so...well i dunno. Luckily i have a CD CHANGER underneath the seat and not the DIN size seperate cd player underneath the tape player like a buddy of mine does. I had a pocket underneath my tape player in which i took out and could slip this CB into place.
i previously had an illuminated display 30 watt final, weather and powermic setup located on my dash. However, it got old being in the way all the time and i decided to go with a Cobra 18WX ST II front speaker, and 8 weather channeled CB.
ive been meaning to post this for quite some time now but here is another option of mounting a CB in your double DIN opening.

out of box photo

this one is a lil blurry but you can see how nicely it fits, oh and for you folks that wanted a pic of the Hand Throttle...there ya go too! haha





After communicating with members on the natl board, and Sleepy I then installed a 2 pod pillar guage pod
I chose to purchase the pid from Lotek
http://www.gaugepods.com/ out of Durham, NC
4-Runner/Tacoma | 2 pod / full pillar | '96-'00 | | $54.99





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Very cool. I see potential in this rig.

BTW, I moved the thread for you.

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Thanks Woody.

Wanting protection I contacted Justin at Unbreakable Fab www.unbreakablefab.com and had him fab me up some sliders. He was very helpful and took the pictures/sketches that I gave him and delivered.
Before xvab protection


After Xcab protection



For more pics: http://unbreakablefab.com/sliders.html or http://appstate.edu/~ch67697/gallery/

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codyjh wrote:
Thanks Woody.

Wanting protection I contacted Justin at Unbreakable Fab www.unbreakablefab.com and had him fab me up some sliders. He was very helpful and took the pictures/sketches that I gave him and delivered.
Before xvab protection


After Xcab protection





For more pics: http://unbreakablefab.com/sliders.html or http://appstate.edu/~ch67697/gallery/

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In lieu of Kyle's post on the diffbreather, and the Callalantee/Crackers Neck TN run coming up. I decided to do the diff breather mod.
Supplies:

Stuntin':

Ran inside:

Connected:


Moving Forward>>>>
Just before Christmas Jeff (xxxfirstgen) sold me a used set of 35 12.50 Super Swamper SSR's
Waiting patiently for wheels


Thanks to a guy in Taylorsville I picked up a brandew set of 4.88's with install kits for front and rear for an excellent price.


While my gears sat un installed , I saved for a rear locker. Last week I purchased a Lockright for the rear. (box on top)


And a few minutes ago I contacted a guy in Eugene, Oregon and purchased a brand new pair of Bilstein 5125's. They will be here in a week.



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Tires, gears, locker, shocks. You're great at buying stuff, now start turning some wrenches. Smile

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vanguard wrote:
Tires, gears, locker, shocks. You're great at buying stuff, now start turning some wrenches. Smile


Hey dont Leave out the D Ring! Aaron Bishop at HCORE who will be doing the gears and locker install. Tenatively in the next 2 weeks.

Thanks to Mark for some info on what to do after gear install:
1) Drive 20 min, stop, wait for cool down
2) Drive another 20 min, (the thing is not to heat them up too fast)
3) They will get really hot, so take it easy on them, after 400 miles change the diff oil.

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vanguard wrote:
Tires, gears, locker, shocks. You're great at buying stuff, now start turning some wrenches. Smile


Hey...your place is looking a lot like mine a few weeks ago. Get those shocks in and we will turn some wrenches before Crozet. Tony IS going.

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It's all coming down to wheels and tires for crozet...
The 35's might get me the best hwy mileage driving there, we shall see. I'm going either way. It may just be via, your passenger seat though.

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Looking good Cody, your gear installer should tell you the same thing. Break 'em in easy so they will last the life of the vehicle.

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Randy's break in instructions.
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All new gear sets require a break-in period to prevent damage from overheating. After driving the first 15 or 20 miles it is best to let the differential cool before proceeding. I recommend at least 500 miles before towing. I also recommend towing for very short distances (less than 15 miles) and letting the differential cool before continuing during the first 45 towing miles. This may seem unnecessary but I have seen many differentials damaged from being loaded before the gear set was broken in.
I also recommend changing the gear oil after the first 500 miles. This will remove any metal particles or phosphorus coating that has come from the new gear set.

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Hey Cody....can I ride along?

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xxxfirstgen wrote:
Hey Cody....can I ride along?



any time im driving man, and the seats free...you hawla.

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Special thanks to stretch for helping me out in the snow this morning.
I woke up to a flat tire, so I un locked my hilift, and began to losen the lugs only to find out they were rounded off. The only thing getting these off easily was an impact wrench. So I called around and found a decent 33 12.50 BFG AT at a local shop. We aired up my tire via Chris' compressor and I was on my way. So....thanks stretch...because I HAD to travel down the mountain tonight.


This board rocks....and has a lot of perks, and I'm fairly sure that if any of us needed the least bit of help...one of us would be there.

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codyjh wrote:
This board rocks....and has a lot of perks
You haven't seen anything until you spend a night in the tent with Kyle, Nate, and Dirty. elepant

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Rolling Eyes if you wern't such a bad ass i might try and kick your ass Laughing

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xtoy_boy35 wrote:
Rolling Eyes if you wern't such a bad ass i might try and kick your ass Laughing


are you flirting with me?....or just runnin that trap of yours?

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codyjh wrote:
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Rolling Eyes if you wern't such a bad ass i might try and kick your ass Laughing


are you flirting with me?....or just runnin that trap of yours?



that was actually directed to woody, but yes i am always running my trap Laughing

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I want to see Woody and Jake get down! Who's in ?

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yes!! i'll put some cash in on that one for the winner

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Woody: i will never step into the forbidden tent. no worries.

Nate: yea i realized that after i posted it. i dont feel bad though.

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codyjh wrote:
Woody: i will never step into the forbidden tent. no worries.

Nate: yea i realized that after i posted it. i dont feel bad though.


so what you're saying is you're hardcore, but not that hardcore Laughing

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Hey cody...my Tacoma is faster than yours Laughing

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Nate: i will never be woody

Jeff: lets takem to wilkes-burrrrowwww

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