When Oliver Porter (aka DJ Trix) of Phoenix purchased his '02 Toyota Tacoma, the only thing he was looking for was a good daily driver, one that could get him to and from college classes as well as haul his turntables and DJ equipment around town. It wasn't long before Oliver and his father Dennis were looking at the truck and spinning their own ideas.
They started by having Trevco in Chandler, Arizona, install a full 'bag setup on the truck. The front ball joints were flipped, and a set of Slam Specialties 'bags and Toxic Shocks were installed in place of the stock coils and shocks. The rear of the truck was treated to Firestone 'bags, a custom two-link with a Panhard bar, and a C-notch. The bed was cut to allow the new bridge a little room to breathe, and the stock fenders were tubbed for additional clearance.
To prevent some serious disasters beneath the truck, Trevco raised the gas tank and installed a skidplate for protection. Beneath the bed are three 3-gallon tanks and two Thomas compressors that were mounted and plumbed with 3/8-inch hard line. A skidplate was formed beneath the tanks, in addition to compressors, for additional protection. To finish off the new look, a set of 18-inch Limited 341 wheels and Nitto 40-series rubber was put beneath the wheelwells.
Although the Taco' was low, it was still lacking something that Oliver considers serious on any custom vehicle: a great paintjob. Not to knock Toyota's factory, but straight-up white doesn't cut it on the custom scene. So the next stop was to Drew Brothers Customs, which is also in Chandler.
Scott and Vic of Drew Brothers went to work shaving the mini-truck clean. The tailgate handle, rear fender lip tabs, and taillights were filled, and a Sir Michaels steel roll pan was added to the rear. Once the taillights were gone, the body line was also shaved, and a 44-inch single row of LEDs was frenched into the tailgate along the upper body line.
Once all of the prep work was finished on the truck, Rob Drew laid out the traditional flames, sprayed them with Corvette Blue paint, and pinstriped them in orange. On the exterior, the lower valance, door handles, and sideview mirrors were sanded down and painted to match.
Oliver was stoked when he picked up his daily driver from Drew Brothers. Not only did it lay out, but it also looked tight with the blue-on-white flames. However, there was still something obvious missing from the DJ's truck: He needed a stereo to play his favorite tracks on. So he stopped into Ultimate Electronics in Chandler.
Clif of UE brought out the fiberglass resin and created a custom sub box, which became the home of four Alpine 12-inch subs. Above the box, Clif created an amp rack to hold the three Alpine amps, which produce a total of almost 5,000 watts, and wired everything together using Monster Cable four-gauge wire. To help provide instant power to the system, a trio of 1-farad Monster Cable capacitors was added.