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Well I have always wanted to start a build thread soooo here it goes!

Living in the PNW of the U.S.A., I have always been interested in cars. Originally I had an 06 Toyota Tacoma from the ages 15-17. Ever since I started driving, I have always driven a manual because it came naturally to me and mostly "because racecar". I bought my 01 LS when I was 17 and I am now 20 as I start this. I mainly picked the teg because it only had 45k for mileage and it was bone stock and my parents wouldn't let me buy anything over 50k. As of now, it's at 99k miles and at 230whp and 208tq.

Engine
DC5 K20A
K tuned 2.5" Header
K tuned fuel rail and FPR
Hasports stiffest k swap mounts
Stage 2 Clutch Masters Clutch
Lightweight Clutch Masters flywheel
ARP Head studs
Aem Infinity 506

Handling
Tein Street Advanced coilovers
Skunk2 Camber Kits
ASR subframe brace
USDM rear ITR sway bar
ITR Front Strut Bar
Enkei92 15x7 with Dunlop Direzza Star Spec 2s 205/50/15 tires
Mini cooper big brake set up with stop tech performance pads (Only upgraded the front)
Mostly gutted interior
AC delete
PS delete
Rear wiper delete
Antenna delete
Battery relocation
Autopower Race Roll Bar

Misc
ITR front lip rep
Top1 Motors Half Diffuser
K-tuned billet shifter
Type R Carbon Fiber wing
Benen Rear tow hook (Actually works)
Wink mirror
Ebay clear corners
DDM HIDs
Corbeau Forza Sport FIA approved seats
Corbeau 5pt camlock harnesses
Sparco 323 steering wheel
Sparco 92-95 civic hub adapter
NRG Gen 1.0 quick release
35% Tint


How it started



How she sits now



With a few car friends from a shoot a few months ago



My favorite action picture of it when it snowed



With my buddy and his turbo MR2



The security guard at the mall didn't like me taking pictures on the property...OOPS!

This will be a slow build but I will do my best to keep everyone updated!!!!!
 

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The tune made a pretty big difference. It added 16 hp and 7 ft lbs of torque. With the Skunk2 header on it, there is a pretty noticeable spike at 4k rpms.

 

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I will post an engine bay pic and a sweet shot with the wheels on it at the same time! I also have an instagram thats mostly my car. "Newtgomez" is the name
 

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Engine bay pic. It's really dusty, but it's decently clean. Engine has a lot of black stuff on the bottom though...



My favorite three from my ten minute photo shoot featuring my brother and my ginger friend who works at Dutch and drives the blue turbo MR2







This was with a little post processing because it was gloomy and dark and the wheels were barely visible before it.

All of these pictures are taken with my moms Canon camera. It takes damn good pictures. Makes me feel like a real photographer sometimes.
 

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Thanks! I think all of it together was 600. I bought an obd1 ecu, conversion harness, and the cost of installation and tune all from Garage 808 (Best Honda tuner in the area, I would highly recommend them). The tune off the top of my head was 300 dollars. My friends say it shoots a little flame when it's dark out and we are doing some "spirited driving". :driving:

I'm lowered on Tein Street Advanced dampers. They have a good spring rate but don't feel hard enough for Autox. I don't know how much I dropped it but I tried to get it as low as possible without the tire scraping my fender wells. There is just enough room to fit your fingers in there so it isn't scrape on a highway marker low.
 

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Sooooo my mini cooper brakes and type R calipers came so I decided to put them on. I have a timelapse video I am getting ready of my swapping out one of the sides. The only problem I had was with my Enkei92s where the bracket rubbed really hard on the inside of the wheel so I had to grind some of the bracket down. Another weird thing was that the bleeder screws seemed to have a little bit of a leak, even though the brakes work fine. Anyways, here are two pics. I'll have the video posted up today or tomorrow.



 

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Nice wheels man hahha, I was gonna get the gold ones but my gf wouldnt let me.
You should paint the meshies white and keep them for winter tires !!
 

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They actually were plasti dipped white for almost a year but I got tired of it and decided Laguna Seca blue was more original lol. I'm keeping my studless snow tires on them and using my enkeis until I can manage to afford slicks.

 

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I'm running no mud flaps right now because it looked silly with the new wheels. Those Rally Armor ones were more function than form but you can't really beat them for being around 20 dollars brand new. The only reason I bought them was because I wanted flaps but I never really cared paying over 100 dollars for 98-01 stock flaps. The car looks way different in person compared to the pictures that I take.
 

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Some friends wanted to do a photo shoot and I couldn't resist taking the pictures since I'm the only one with a camera...

This one has a nice pic of my wheels and my brothers truck is in the background.



This is myself and my buddy Jeremy who has pretty much the most photogenic miata in the area.



My car having some play time with some other friends cars.



Bro fisting on roof tops of parking garages. Only took the photo because we were thinking it would be "Instagram worthy"



Anyways, I just figured I would keep people updated.
My ITR rear sway bar and ASR brace is finally on its way after waiting for a whole month no thanks to JHPUSA...at least it will be installed before the next autocross event next weekend.
 
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