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martes, septiembre 26, 2023
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El Taco Diablo… Mall Crawlin, now with LT for tall curbs

Here’s how the truck looks at the very beginning.. the last hunting/camping season it will see stock.

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This past hunting season made me realize a few things.
#1 How much I love my truck (and didn’t even realize it)
#2 How much I ask my (2×4 stock height) truck to do, that is probably more than most ask of their truck.
#3 How much my truck is in dire need of fresh steering and suspension componants.

So, once I started realizing these things, I decided that after 13 years of owning the truck and about 180,000 miles of driving it (260,000 total on the truck, I’m 2nd owner) I need to make it «cool»… and more importantly more functional on the fire roads and trails I take it on.

Since I need to replace a bunch of suspension componants anyway… well… it’s going to just have to get lifted, right?

I figured it might be cool to keep track of the progression. I figure it will be slow and steady, but we’ll just have to see how it goes.

Updated Pic

Engine and Drivetrain
– GM CS144 (Cadillac) Alternator and big 3 wire upgrade info HERE
– Dual Optima Yellow top batteries
– Swapped 4wd with manual hubs and Front Range Offroad twin sticks
– TransGo shift kit
– Factory rear eLocker
– Harrop front eLocker
– Derale Twin fan Transmission cooler info HERE

– Fox 2.5 extended travel with reservior
– Eibach 14 inch 700 pound coils
– Modified Wheelers Superbumps
– SPC Upper control arms
– Whiteline Lower control arm bushings
– Gusseted spindles

– Fox 2.0 10 inch with reservior 7/8 shaft
– Alcan +4 with +700 pound leaf springs
– Ubolt flip kit
– Wheelers Super bumps with custom spacers

– Trail Gear with stinger info HERE
4x Innovations 1/4 inch IFS and mid skid info HERE
– Skid Row Offroad transfer case skid
– All Pro Offroad sliders with kickouts info HERE and HERE
– Low Range Off Road elocker guard info HERE
– Low Range Off Road gas tank skid info HERE
– Low Range Off Road diff skid info HERE
– Custom high clearance rear bumper with wrap around info HERE and HERE

– Custom Roof Top tent rack and awning mounts
– Smittybilt RTT and awning info HERE
– Custom bed platform and truck box mount
– Weatherguard 48 inch side boxes
– Vijay roof rack (2nd Gen Tacoma – Modified to fit)
– Custom satoshi grill info HERE and HERE
Warn M8000 winch with synthetic line and Factor 55 link
– Badlands 10K winch with Badlands Thimble
eBay snorkel info HERE

– Morimoto LED projectors with switchback halos, RGB halos, and demon eyes info HERE and HERE and HERE
– All markers, and turn signals are now LED
– Hella 7 inch ralley lights on bumper
– Auxbeam white/amber – solid/flashing ditch lights (hood)
– Auxbeam white/amber – solid/flashing chase lights (rear facing in boxes)
– Mictuning fog light/reverse light (rear bumper)
– 42 inch Mictuning curved light bar
– 2×2 white/amber (switchable) fog lights (lower front bumper)
– 12 rock lights info HERE
– 6 Three inch patio/camp lights = 2 facing driver side, 2 facing passenger side, 2 facing rear
– 13 inch led cargo light in bed
– Under hood lights
– LED light strip in each truck box

– BMW 128i front seats info HERE
– Rear seat deleted for platform
– Power Acoustik Hi/Mid/Subs and amps
– Icom HAM radio
– Torque Pro app running on spare cell phone on modified mount info HERE

Here are some of my write ups on some of them work I have done to the truck:
Tie Rods
Steering Rack Bushings
Radiator Water Pump and Timing Belt
Tundra Brakes
4x Conversion
Valve Cover Replacement
Mobile Audio and interior

Here are some of the shenanigans committed in the presence of other Taco

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The hangout for local 209 Taco owners is >>here<<

Relief Reservoir 7/22/18 = First ride of the 209 Tacos
Camp Fire Relief Run 11/17/18
Death Valley Feb 2022

Check >>HERE<< to see the 209 Mod Day discussion thread.


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