UPDATE: Tacoma was sold within hours of hitting used car lot. I happened to be working the afternoon it was sold. Nice guy who bought it. I hope he has as much fun with it as I did!
GONE! REPLACED BY A 2008 TRAIL TEAMS EDITION FJ CRUISER!
(pics coming soon)
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!
IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ANY TOYTEC KIT FOR A TACOMA, 4RUNNER, FJCRUISER OR TUNDRA CONTACT ME FIRST! (I can get anyone a 10 % discount. Contact me for details.)
I'm working my way backwards right now in preparation for trade-in around the end of the year. Stock tires and rims swapped for the Yokos and TRD rims, stock intake swapped for K&N intake. Swapped chrome headlights back in (no more black), TRD exhaust swapped back to stock, bedmat and EGR VentVisors sold, TRD shifter handle sold, TRD seatcover going to be sold as I get closer to trade-in. Eventough I will not have the Tacoma anymore and am staying in the Toyota family so I'll still be here & I will still be working closely with ToyTec Lifts so if you ever need any info for them or if planning on buying I'll still be giving out discount codes to anyone who wants a kit for their Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner and FJCruiser.
If there is anyone in Central NJ who has a super white grill and would be willing to swap for a super white grill with a Lund ScreenFront grill insert please contact me. No money, just an even swap.
http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c309/russ25nys/Wharton State Park/?start=all
(For some reason again if I put these out as links they do not work)
HOW'S THIS FOR A SELLING POINT?
Out for a little more fun with the guys today.
Out for a little fun at Wharton State Park.
More pictures to come.
We are going to try and go again next month so if anyone in the area would like to go just let me know.
Here as some other pics from Wharton:
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Hooked up with Deostacotoy today and shot some pics with him. Nice guy and doesn't live too far from me.
Here are some new shots I got today as well. Hopefully the next time I post pics it will be from the Wharton State Park trip and dirtier!
Figured "what the heck", don't know if anyone has tried this but figured if not, I'll give it a shot. What is it you might ask? Well, "BLACK TAILLIGHT MOD" and I would not recommend it. Picked up a spare taillight off of ebay (where else) and figured I'd give it a try. Well, bloodied up hand and finger later, I wish I didn't bother. Did the same concept as the "BLACK HEADLIGHT MOD" figuring I could just pull the pieces apart after heating it up. "I don't think so, Tim!" The lense is not held on to the backing with glue/tape of any sort. Almost like it was pressed when they were assembled. Once I broke all the lense out (had no choice since it broke as I started to pry it apart) I got the reflectors off and gave it a shot with the Krylon Fusion black. Even though the lense itself has a red/pinkish tint to it I think it would have looked cool. This mofo was harder to get the reflectors out than the headlights.
2005 Tacoma TRD Off Road Access Cab w/ TRD Sport Hood w/Scoop, V-6 Auto, Bed Extender, Skid Plate, Sill Protectors, Toytec 3" lift W/OME 884 Coils, & 1/2" Toytec Spacer, Toytec Diff Drop and Softride AALs, TRD Ivan Stewart 16X8 Rims, Factory Bug Shield, Extang Full Tilt Bed Cover, 285/75R16 Yokahoma Geolander M/T Plus Tires, Custom Windshield & Rear Window Graphics, Toyota OEM Steps and TRD Seatcovers, TRD Shifter Knob, TRD Cat Back Exhaust System, K&N FIPK intake #63-9025 w/AEM DryFilter Replacement, RedlineTuning Hood Struts, Black Headlight Mod, Foglight Always On Mod, Driving Light Mod, Partially debadged, Lund Screenfront w/TRD Badging, AIM Black Stubbie Antenna, EGR Slim In-Channel Vent Visors
Garage shot at work.
Small mod done to the hood scoop:
More on this at http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=136225&page=2
Just picked my Taco up from the dealership for the exhaust manifold TSB and the tick is gone. Sounds is alot better now. Can hear my TRD exhaust and the intake alot better as well.
Here are the new part numbers:
K&N/AEM Cold Air Intake Combo. Thanks goes out to Aaron for the info. BOON88RR
I feel a little bit of a difference in performance and sound. At least now I don't have to worry about oil messing up my MAF. I can still use my K&N DryCharger if needed on dusty roads. Thanks Aaron!
I took some of the pieces from the stock intake since I knew I would not be using it again and modified the hole on the inner fender where the stock intake pulled air from. I cut off some of the rubber hose and the part that fit into the hole and reversed it and purchased some small dryer vent hose to connect to it and ran it down inside the fender well down to the cut slots on the bottom of the passenger side black inner wheel well liner. When I get more time and redo it I'll take more detailed pics. I also put a piece of screen in between the sections to keep anything from getting sucked up into the filter. The pic is kind of deceiving because it looks like the filter is resting on the piece out of the fender but there is a 1/4" gap between the 2 pieces.
Well, after a day of 4 wheelin' for the first time in the Tacoma with Frankg1223 (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2138608) I have so say I am quite impressed with the truck and the power and handling. The Geolander M/T's got me through some thick mud and did not fail me once. Pictures to come soon.
Copy/paste for video.
4 Wheelin' 2(Courtesy of Frankg1223)
4 Wheelin' 3 (Courtesy of Frankg1223)