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Deal Master
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The Tacoma was purchased with the notion that it would remain pretty much stock with 31" AT's for its life. :rofl:

Vehicle:
1999 Toyota Tacoma XtraCab Sr5
5vz-fe 3.4L V6
R150f 5-speed manual Transmission

Front:
ARB RD90 air locker
4.30 gears
Aisin Manual Locking Hubs
King 2.5" coilover suspension w/ Eibach Springs
Total Chaos Upper Control Arms w/ Uniballs

Rear:
ARB RD89 air locker
4.30 gears
Custom Hybrid Leaf spring pack
1.5" greasable lift shackle
Bilstein 5100 shocks


ARB Bullbar w/ Warn M800 Recovery Winch
Bent Up square tube sliders
Bentup HD rear Bumper
Optima Redtop 34r
Cobra 75 WX ST
Hella 500 Fog Lights
ARB Air Compressor
Magnaflow Exhaust
Betterbuilt Low profile OTR toolbox (LineX'd Interior/Exterior)
Fabtech Bed Mounted Spare Tire Carrier
Daily Tires: 32x11.50x15 BFG AT K/O
Offroad Tires: 32x11.50x15 BFG MT

 

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Deal Master
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History Lesson:

Had the opportunity to To replace my old 1998 2.7L Prerunner Xtracab


with a 1999 V6 4wd V6 XtraCab


which has evolved into this:
 

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Deal Master
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Mods that didn't last


Cheapo Foglights Mounted into OEM bumper (too much vibration)
Side Step Bars (replaced with Sliders)
Daystar 1.5" Spacers w. Rancho 5000's (Replaced with King Coilovers)
 

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Deal Master
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Figured I'd replace the factory nerf bars with Bentup Sliders


Well, Was so impressed with AJ's work that I couldn't pass up a good deal on AJ's Bentup rear bumper with flip up license plate bracket that hides a receiver mount.


LineX Truck Bed and BetterBuilt Low Profile OTR Toolbox
Had the guy Spray the outside & inside of the box as well


Drilled a piece of 1/4" aluminum flat stock for an antenna bracket


Attached to the antenna cable is my Cobra 75 WX ST

Replaced these el cheapo Foglights:


with a pair of Hella 500 Driving Lights


Found a new Mounting place for the Hella 500's - Wife bought me an ARB Bullbar as a wedding present


Since the ARB bullbar had the provisions- I decided to fill in the empty space in the bumper with a Warn M8000.


and because of the the winch , I upgraded the battery to an Optima Redtop 34R


Well....although the Amsteel blue synth winch rope offeres a tremendous weight savings over the steel braided line, the additional weight of the Bullbar & M8000 "forced me to upgrade my suspension

King 2.5" Coilovers


Total Chaos Upper Control Arms


To compliment the front suspension,
I am running AOR 1.5" greasable lift shackles
Bilstein 5100 shocks
Modified NWOR leaf spring pack
 

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Deal Master
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Now for the fun stuff


I started out with 4.10 open diffs


Then decdied to lock the rear.
Here is a pic of my ARB compressor switch and rear locker switch.


Will update with pic of compressor location
[Here]
 

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Deal Master
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Now Fast forward >>>>>>>
I decided to relocate my Air compressor switch here:
(Its in a more secure spot with less chance of unintentional activation, yet its easier for me to access)


Now the reason for the relocation of the switch........


I managed to acquire a set of front & rear Tacoma 4.30's.
These are pretty much the Holy Grail for V6 Tacomas & V8 Tundras
So after "RE- regearing" my 4.10 geared ARB locker to 4.30's, I bit the bullet and decided to lock the front at the same time as the 4.30 swap.
 
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