MadTaco build

Sep 9, 2019
Latest iteration:

1998 TRD 4wd Xtra Cab
5VZ-FE 3.4L V6
5 Speed manual
Current mileage 291,000+

Custom 3” intake tube
Volvo MAF sensor upgrade
ARB Safari snorkel
TRD headers
MagnaFlow muffler
Oil catch can
Champion aluminum radiator (third one in less then 18 months)
150 Amp GM alternator
Dual batteries

Front Suspension:
King coil overs
JBA high caster upper control arms
Toyota Bump Stops
Diff drop kit
Extended diff breather
Extended stainless steel brake lines
Manual locking hub conversion
4:88 gears

Rear Suspension:
OME Dakars
ICON 3 leaf progressive AAL
Bilstein 5125’s
Firestone airbag system
Extended diff breather
Extended stainless steel brake line
4:88 gears

SCS F5 16x8" wheels
BF Goodrich 285/75R16 KM2’s
Two matching spares

PrinSu Cab Rack
Two Plano cases mounted to roof rack for tools and recovery gear
AZ TRD bed side decals
2nd Gen bed track rails
Custom bed rack
Smittybilt basket mounted to rack
Dobinsons 4x4 Roll Out Awning 6.5FT x 9.8FT
Relentless Fabrication dual fuel can holder on swing out
Added Pre-Runner mud flaps
Front Range rear frame plates and boxed frame

1st Gen Tacoma driver seat
2002 Tacoma double cab center console
Gentex 177 Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Compass Temperature
Ultra Gauge
Dual USB plug
AUX stereo plug
Panavise trim mount for mobile phone
3 Ram-Mount balls on center dash
Outback RCHI97 roof console
3rd Gen 4Runner lit ignition ring
3rd gen 4Runner glove box light
Cabela's seat covers
Sound deadener

Armor / Recovery enhancements:
ARB bull bar
Warn M8000 winch
Rat Products full skid plate protection
Rat Products rear bumper with custom swing out tire carrier and Relentless Fab
Stubbs Sliders
The MAX™ multipurpose tool
Krazy Beaver shovel
Maxtrax recovery boards
60” Hi-Lift X-TREME jack
Viair onboard air compressor with tank and front and rear QD air chucks

Really, really bright headlights
2001-2004 tail light assemblies
CBI ditch light brackets with Rigid LED pods
Warn 7" dual beam driving lights
LED lights on side of bed rack
LED pod in rear tire carrier
LED light bar mounted on back or basket
Four switch ash tray bracket
LED under hood
Turn signal mod in front marker light housing
Blue Sea fuse block and relays mounted on custom tray

Kenwood TM-D710G APRS dual band amateur radio
2 Diamond dual band amateur radio antennas on roof
Spare antenna cable for hand held Yaesu VX-5R Tri-band amateur radio
Samsung Galaxy E Lite 7.0 with APRSDroid and Gaia mapping
Mobilinkd TNC2.2
External GPS antenna with booster
Uniden PRO520XL CB and Wilson antenna

Factory dual DIN AM/FM, CD & cassette
MB Quart component front speakers
Pioneer 2 way rear speakers
Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Powered 8" Subwoofer
iSimple USB FM radio integration module

Grey wire mod

Future Plans:
U-bolt flip kit *
Rear shock relocation *
Fox 2.0 shocks *
Tundra brake upgrade*
BPV delete with manual proportioning valve*
Marlin Crawler Heavy Duty 1,200 ft-lb clutch kit*

*Have the parts, need to find the time to install them.
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Sep 9, 2019
Did you notice any performance difference with the Volvo msg and different intake? What about the headers
I think I gained about 1 or 2 MPG originally and a little bit better throttle response, but I mainly did it for the larger MAF housing on the later model 1st Gen's and the headers as well from when I had a super charger on it. But in the end I could not get rid of a ping in the 2500 to 300 RPM range. So I removed the S/C and never bothered to put everything back to stock.
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