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Year/Make/Model: ’98 Toy­ota Ta­coma

Owner and City/State: Chris Mal­one; Deer Park, Texas Club Af­fil­i­a­tion: Com­mit­ted


Front Sus­pen­sion: Fire­stone 2,500 bags, re­lo­cated Mon­roe shocks

Rear Sus­pen­sion: Fire­stone 2,500 bags, two-link with track bar, three­quar­ter frame with 2x3x1/4 rec­tan­gu­lar tub­ing, new trans cross­mem­ber, 3/8inch SMC valves, dual Vi­air 480 com­pres­sors, 5-gal­lon tank, 3/8-inch alu­minum hard line, Nor­gren pushlock fit­tings


En­gine: 22RE four-cylin­der, K&N cold-air in­take, 3-inch raised clutch mas­ter cylin­der, RedTop Op­tima bat­tery

Trans­mis­sion: Stock five-speed man­ual


Stock floor body drop; tub­ing built by Rocky Fox at Chaotic Cus­toms; ’04 Toy­ota Ta­coma hood; front fend­ers, grille, head­lights, blink­ers, and front bumper in­stalled by Madd Con­cepts; PPG Di­a­mond White with three dif­fer­ent shades of blue, with or­ange and gray paint done by Patrick Reid at Madd Con­cepts; third brake light and an­tenna shaved; full­size truck sun­roof in­stalled


Full cus­tom-painted in­te­rior, cus­tom-tweed Honda Civic seats, cus­tom-built steer­ing wheel by Chris Cod­ding­ton at Hot Rods by Boyd, bil­let win­dow cranks, cus­tom-built cen­ter con­sole and cus­tom shifter done by Patrick Reid

Stereo: 7-inch cus­tom-mounted Ken­wood screen, two 10-inch Pi­o­neer shal­low-mount sub­woofers be­hind seats, Pi­o­neer 500x1 am­pli­fier


Wheels: 18x7; Hot Rods by Boyd Retro Vipers Tires: 225/35R18; Radar

Spe­cial Thanks: My fam­ily, Court­ney Car­roll, my Com­mit­ted fam­ily, Patrick and Saman­tha Reid, Jonathan Bar­ron, Rocky Fox, Chaotic Cus­toms, B&C Of­froad, Ar­jona Up­hol­stery, Gordo’s De­tail­ing, and Phil Gor­don

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