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My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« on: May 10, 2009, 08:40:42 PM »
I just bought me a 98 Tacoma with 151,500 miles, TRD off road package, black with chrome, push bar, genuine rhino lined bed, 2" body lift and 3" spacers up front with 3" blocks rear.  265/75 R16 Tires, street tires but brand new.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 11:07:02 PM »
thats a huge upgrade, what did u do with the old truck?

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 12:34:08 PM »
looks good you will love that truck, its the same that i have pretty much and its a great truck, just ditch that body lift!
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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 07:02:37 PM »
thats a huge upgrade, what did u do with the old truck?

Im trying to sell it for 1500, but what I really want to do is give it to my brother who lives in montrose.  But I don't think my parents want him to have it, but I think I might just surprise him and my parents and drop it off early in the morning for his 16th birthday.


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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 07:04:38 PM »
looks good you will love that truck, its the same that i have pretty much and its a great truck, just ditch that body lift!

Yep, lovin it already.  Haven't quite yet had a chance to break it in off road but the time will come (probably before the end of the week).  And as far as the body lift is concerned... I think it looks ok, minus the rear bumper, but its more work than its worth to remove it. 

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 02:47:48 PM »
you dont have to remove it. just make some brackets that lift it 2".
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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 03:39:53 PM »
what are your plans with it

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 07:40:24 PM »
what are your plans with it


I plan on using it as a daily driver and also being able to take it on moderate wheeling trails.  I hope to take it to moab before the end of the summer and I will be making my first trip to easter jeep safari with a wheeling vehicle with it.  I will also take it on many camping trips throughtout the summer.  For right now any progress will be minimal.  I need to replace the cv shafts cause the boots are torn and one of the rack and pinon boots is also torn.  I also want to replace the timing belt beings I don't know when it was last replaced.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 07:41:30 PM »
you dont have to remove it. just make some brackets that lift it 2".

I was refering to removing the body lift...

and I actually plan on just getting a thick black plastic or rubber to cover the gap in the body

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 08:17:04 PM »
I have already taken it wheeling a couple of times.  had to use the locker cause even thought they are 60k mile tires they suck...  stupid tires for streets.  I will have to buy a set for off road use only becuse I need better traction but I also want to use up the tires that came on it.







I went wheeling up the hills between Alpine and Draper, ut.  It was lots of fun. 

I also went up squaw peak.  The road was open but there were a couple of places where the road has sluffed off and there was also a place where an avalance went accross the road.  We were playing around and attempted to climb over it.  it was probably 15 feet high and 50 ft wide

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #10 on: Jun 02, 2009, 03:21:31 AM »
how much you pick that up for?

that is exactly what I am looking to upgrade to.
I am selling mine to use it as a down payment on a loan.

that looks really good buddy.
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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #11 on: Jun 02, 2009, 06:43:53 PM »
how much you pick that up for?

I paid the guy $7800 for it, but he only made 100 bucks out of the deal because he owed the bank $7700.  I am very pleased with the price I paid for it.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #12 on: Jun 02, 2009, 06:47:04 PM »
thats a huge upgrade, what did u do with the old truck?

After a couple of weeks I sold my old truck on ksl.com.  I ended up getting $1300 cash out of it.  I have put a lot of time and money into that truck and it was hard to see it go, but the tacoma was all worth it!

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #13 on: Jun 02, 2009, 06:55:24 PM »
that is a KILLER OF A DEAL!!!!!
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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2010, 12:58:14 PM »
that is a KILLER OF A DEAL!!!!!
New tacoma price or selling my 87?

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #15 on: Jan 12, 2010, 01:11:28 PM »
Been a while.  Here are some pics from this summer.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #16 on: Jan 12, 2010, 01:16:22 PM »
more...

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #17 on: Jan 12, 2010, 02:47:07 PM »
Nice ass truck man...
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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #18 on: Jan 12, 2010, 06:23:56 PM »
nice  truck.
i love oregon wheelin.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #19 on: Jan 13, 2010, 09:52:30 PM »
I just installed a new T-case front output shaft seal.  It was leaking.  Pics to come.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #21 on: Jan 31, 2010, 05:18:45 PM »
Most recent wheeling adventure.   

Here is a hill that I couldn't climb up all the way.  My tires didn't do very well in the snow.  Even though the snow pack was perfect for wheeling on.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #22 on: Jan 31, 2010, 05:21:22 PM »
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I was surprised that I went through this deep of snow...  I actually didn't realise the depth until I was on my way out.  I was shocked that my rear dif rubbed the snow.  I also brought alond my wife's pup.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #23 on: Jan 31, 2010, 05:32:14 PM »
Here is the link to my t case leak repair:
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=66949.0

And here is the link to my power steering flush:
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=66180.0

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #24 on: Feb 13, 2010, 06:56:17 PM »
So I have had my hella lights installed on my truck for a while and I have never gotten them working properly with the wiring harness and relay supplied with them and I finally got around to wiring my own switch.  Here is the Switch Installed.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #25 on: Apr 08, 2010, 08:59:52 PM »
Before I headed to Moab I fabricated my own clutch petal bushing out of aluminum.  So far it has worked well.

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #26 on: Apr 08, 2010, 09:14:44 PM »
Pre-EJS spark plug change:

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #27 on: Apr 08, 2010, 09:16:36 PM »
We went to the EJS from 3-31 to 4-4

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #28 on: Apr 08, 2010, 09:17:12 PM »
Changed the brakes:

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Re: My 98 Toyota Tacoma TRD V6 with a 5" lift
« Reply #29 on: Apr 08, 2010, 09:19:07 PM »
Hells Revenge:

 
 
 
 
 

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