2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner

Started on July 8 by problemaddict

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This is my new S-Runner. The SR is Toyota's 'sport truck' model for this generation of Tacomas. From the Factory: 3.4L V6; 5-speed; 190hp/220lbft.; lowered 1" over stock by way of shorter tires; stiffened springs; larger swaybars; Tockico Blues.

I got this one w/ 47k miles on it and its in terrific shape save for a few dings. I got it for a daily driver and to tow around my GLH and motorcycles. I'm betting it will also hit the autocross and dragstrip a few times.

Its pretty cool as-is, but i can't leave anything alone. Plans include blacked out 17" wheels from a Chrysler 300 (cuz i have them and they should fit); mild 2-3" lowering; Koni adjustables (apparently 1st Gen Camaro shocks fit when the truck's lowered); exhaust; and 75hp shot of nitrous for kicks....

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Jul 15, 2008 12:15 p.m.
i really want to sse your progress with this , i've got a little nissan d21 that i've posted about in the main forums . hope to get a camera so i can take pictures of it.
Aug 28, 2008 12:10 p.m.
David S. Wallens:
Nice shot, Mike.
Feb 16, 2009 4:09 p.m.
No progress on mine, as of yet. I have the parts for a 3" lowering job in the garage, though. Just need a warm weekend... Here's some inspirational S-Runners for anyone interested: 1st - Cheap, DIY, Remote-mount turbo system: http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97254 2nd - Very fast S-Runner. TRD Supercharger @ 10psi + 125 shot of NO2 = 11.7@114mph in the quarter http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124663
Mar 24, 2009 4:02 p.m.
Took the Taco out for some autocrossin' fun this weekend. It was an exercise in futility. Without an LSD, this thing is useless in the tight stuff. I dont think i had both tires putting down power throughout the entire course. Also, this truck comes from the factory w/ some pretty hefty swaybars, but looking at the pix, i'm not sure they are hefty enough. Anyway, had alot of fun, which is all i'm out there to do anyway. Here's some pix. Thanks to Perry at http://www.autox4u.com for the pix: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/autox4u/3377826442/" title="IMG_2114 by Perry A, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3377826442_8399cc908c.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_2114" /></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/autox4u/3377826396/" title="IMG_2113 by Perry A, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/3377826396_d799624302.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_2113" /></a>d
Oct 11, 2010 8:22 p.m.
Do u canoe?

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