E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > General Off-Topic

General Off-Topic
Everything not about BMWs. Posts must be "primetime" safe and in good taste. You must be logged in to see sub-forums.
Click here to browse all new posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
****Official Truck Thread**** (Jeeps are also welcome)

We have a Jeep thread and I know some Jeep guys hate Tacomas and vise versa, so I figured I'd start this thread to talk about all trucks.

Here is my 2006 4x4 TRD Sport Tacoma DCSB, got the frame and leaf springs replaced by Toyota over the summer so I have been gradually updating/upgrading it over the past few months.




New wheels and tires installed today
__________________

Last edited by bgsmith; 12-03-2016 at 11:58 AM.
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 11:56 AM   #2
cowmoo32
.--. . -. .. ...
 
cowmoo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: FL
Posts: 5,545
My Ride: Yukon
Until someone else posts a truck, this is a thread about the picture in your signature.
__________________

Last edited by cowmoo32; 12-03-2016 at 11:56 AM.
cowmoo32 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
Until someone else posts a truck, this is a thread about the picture in your signature.
This is very true.
__________________
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
-Ross-
OEM ///Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 602
My Ride: JustEmptyEveryPocket
I dig the Tacoma.

Here's my current money pit. 08' Jk with 2.5" lift, 33's, and some other goodies. Only 52k on the clock.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1480790253723.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	58.1 KB
ID:	646370  
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
Shut up and drink your snow from your plastic cup you hungry homeless homosexual.

Last edited by -Ross-; 12-03-2016 at 12:40 PM.
-Ross- is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 12:41 PM   #5
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Ross- View Post
I dig the Tacoma.

Here's my current money pit. 08' Jk. With 2.5" lift, 33's, and some other goodies. Only 52k on the clock.
Yeah my truck has recently turned into a money pit, luckily its all by choice though, I've got 124k on it, but thats nothing for this engine.
__________________
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 12:47 PM   #6
cowmoo32
.--. . -. .. ...
 
cowmoo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: FL
Posts: 5,545
My Ride: Yukon
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Ross- View Post
I dig the Tacoma.

Here's my current money pit. 08' Jk with 2.5" lift, 33's, and some other goodies. Only 52k on the clock.
Goddamnit Ross you ruined it.
__________________
cowmoo32 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 01:11 PM   #7
-Ross-
OEM ///Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 602
My Ride: JustEmptyEveryPocket
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgsmith View Post
Yeah my truck has recently turned into a money pit, luckily its all by choice though, I've got 124k on it, but thats nothing for this engine.
I'd say half the money I dumped into it was by choice. Basically all of my suspension and steering parts are worn out. I've done the lift, tie bar, drag bar, shouldered bolt kit, and ball joints next week.





Quote:
Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
Goddamnit Ross you ruined it.
Lol
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
Shut up and drink your snow from your plastic cup you hungry homeless homosexual.
-Ross- is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2016, 01:15 PM   #8
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Ross- View Post
I'd say half the money I dumped into it was by choice. Basically all of my suspension and steering parts are worn out. I've done the lift, tie bar, drag bar, shouldered bolt kit, and ball joints next week.
Yeah I forgot about one big ticket item, had he steering rack replaced when it was in for a frame recall, had the wheel bearing replaced as well but that was a while ago and it was under warranty. Besides that I've just has to replace breaks and shocks. Although I initially upgraded the shocks by choice.

Next up is a new rear bumper and and AAL to lift the rear and better support the bumper, after that I plan on replacing the front shocks and coils.
__________________
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 05:10 PM   #9
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
New floor liners arrived today.

__________________
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 10:13 AM   #10
IdahoToyo
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: A Sunny Town in Idaho
Posts: 379
My Ride: 4WD Tundra / GS500F
I'll go find a couple. Didn't we have a truck thread a while ago?
__________________
-- Kyle --

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
IdahoToyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 10:51 AM   #11
trizzuth
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MA$$HOLE
Posts: 6,013
My Ride: 231k, 16yr old B3AST
This thread is for small penors.

JK.

Why the hell did you have to get your frame and leaf springs replaced on a 10 year old truck? That's a POS 10 year old truck. Oh right, you are a Ma$$hole like me. Shoulda welded an aluminum one or made one from a new F-150 fit!
__________________
trizzuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 11:54 AM   #12
aarondb4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 441
My Ride: 2002 BMW 330CI Vert
I'll contribute. After six months or so of sitting in the garage, the truck is back to full time duty. Wife took my car so she could park her E46 for the winter. Took a bit of cash to get the truck out of mothballs but it seems to be doing well now.

First pickup was a 2005 Dodge Ram Quad with the 5.7 Hemi. Had it for about a year before I got sick of the shitty trans and the bad gas mileage. Also the back seat was less than stellar. Nice looking truck though.



Decided I wanted a manual trans so I didn't have to put up with the constant gear hunting. Wanted a diesel for better pulling power and better fuel mileage. And wanted a bigger cab. There was only 1.5 years to get the more efficient 5.9 Cummins with the Mega Cab, add the 6 speed manual and it took me 6 months to find this truck.

Was a bit rough when I brought it home. Needed a front bumper, bed had a big dent and it was dirty as hell from being a horse hauler. But it ran great so I got to work on getting it back to respectable condition.

[IMG] photo ForDT.jpg[/IMG]

Put a Laramie bumper on it. Bakflip tonneau cover, tinted windows, tinted tails, tinted heads, heated seats. Last winter's project was new speakers, amps, and converting a Nexus tablet to work as my stereo.

[IMG] photo IMG_0529_zpsr6c0ebfy.jpg[/IMG]

This winter's project was cleaning up some 20" wheels I found on CL, Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 35", upgraded steering setup with new stabilizer shock, steering brace, LED's in the cab, and two fresh batteries. Working on upgrading the headlights now to HID compatible and probably do HID or LED in the fogs as well.

Sits like this now.

[IMG] photo IMG_0380.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG] photo IMG_0431_zpsqc4lk3bc.jpg[/IMG]

It's a big pig, but the wife and dog love it and unfortunately the EPA is doing everything they can to ruin newer diesels so it has become a bit of a unicorn. Probably hang on to it for a long time.

One last pic. Last year's trip to Cali for road cycling camp. 7 bikes and all the gear.

[IMG] photo 78C671E2-F9CF-48DB-A9AA-43E70368F4D0_zpsfjm7uykl.jpg[/IMG]
__________________
2002 BMW 330CI Convertible

Last edited by aarondb4; 12-20-2016 at 11:59 AM.
aarondb4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 12:28 PM   #13
trizzuth
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MA$$HOLE
Posts: 6,013
My Ride: 231k, 16yr old B3AST
^ love the back how it just says "Heavy"

also you said you tinted the heads, and clearly lied.
__________________
trizzuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 12:31 PM   #14
aarondb4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 441
My Ride: 2002 BMW 330CI Vert
Haha, yeah, I got to debadging it and got to where Heavy was the only thing left. Thought it would be funny to leave it for a week or two and see if anyone noticed, that was 4 years ago.

The 06 model is the only one with a long amber strip at the bottom of the headlight, not my favorite look so I opened them up and tinted that and the side reflector. They still blink yellow but are black when not lit.
__________________
2002 BMW 330CI Convertible
aarondb4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 12:40 PM   #15
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by trizzuth View Post
This thread is for small penors.

JK.

Why the hell did you have to get your frame and leaf springs replaced on a 10 year old truck? That's a POS 10 year old truck. Oh right, you are a Ma$$hole like me. Shoulda welded an aluminum one or made one from a new F-150 fit!
Was replaced by Toyota for free, issues with rust in high salt areas, similar issue with the first generation Tacomas, I guess they didn't learn their lesson. They recently settled a $3.4 billion dollar suit regarding frame rust issues. The engines on these trucks run forever, the frames not so much.

http://autoweek.com/article/recalls/...any-34-billion
__________________
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 05:14 PM   #16
trizzuth
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MA$$HOLE
Posts: 6,013
My Ride: 231k, 16yr old B3AST
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgsmith View Post
Was replaced by Toyota for free, issues with rust in high salt areas, similar issue with the first generation Tacomas, I guess they didn't learn their lesson. They recently settled a $3.4 billion dollar suit regarding frame rust issues. The engines on these trucks run forever, the frames not so much.



http://autoweek.com/article/recalls/...any-34-billion


Score for you then. Did you coat the new one with anything yet?


Sent from my iPhone using E46Fanatics mobile app
__________________
trizzuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 05:58 PM   #17
bgsmith
Registered User
 
bgsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hingham, MA
Posts: 1,165
My Ride: No longer an e46
Quote:
Originally Posted by trizzuth View Post
Score for you then. Did you coat the new one with anything yet?


Sent from my iPhone using E46Fanatics mobile app
Yup, fluid film about a month ago.
__________________
bgsmith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2016, 01:09 PM   #18
IdahoToyo
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: A Sunny Town in Idaho
Posts: 379
My Ride: 4WD Tundra / GS500F
Back a while ago. Not much added on since these pics. Will be getting a steel rear bumper and sliders to replace the NFAB Steps come spring. Will just wait out winter as it continues to be cold.



__________________
-- Kyle --

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
IdahoToyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2016, 01:26 PM   #19
aarondb4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 441
My Ride: 2002 BMW 330CI Vert
^^ Nice looking truck.

What bumper is that?
__________________
2002 BMW 330CI Convertible
aarondb4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2016, 01:37 PM   #20
LeMansteve
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA - GA
Posts: 2,298
My Ride: '04 330i 6mt ZSP ZPP




__________________
BMW CCA member - Peachtree Chapter

Last edited by LeMansteve; 12-22-2016 at 01:37 PM.
LeMansteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use