2011 Toyota Tacoma - El Stocko Taco

Undercover Street Creeper

Richard Cabeza
Nov 1, 2012
Photographers: John Mata Jr.
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The coolest thing this Toyota has going for itself is it's mostly factory-fresh good looks. Well, that and the fact that its been 'bagged and 'bodied to tuck 22s without a hint of a problem. And on top of all that, this brand-new truck sees plenty of road time as it eats up nearly 100 miles a day during the workweek. This truck has a crapload of cool points stacked in its favor, and owner Justin Merryman knows it.
Peeking inside the cab, underhood, or even in the bed won't reveal any hidden tricks, except for an aftermarket head unit. But don't be disappointed—the streamlined appearance is by design. The new body style Taco is already a handsome devil to begin with, so why tamper with something that's tamperproof? That would be sheer foolishness, but there's always room for improvements. We have actually heard that Justin will be changing up a few things and pushing the truck's styling a little further into the custom realm, but his secrets are safe with us. For now, we'll just focus on today.
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In the world of customs, it's commonplace to see show trucks trailered around between states, but to see one blast out on a 1,000-mile roundtrip journey to hit a show, and be ready for commuter duty on Monday is definitely refreshing. “I drive the truck over 85 miles a day back and forth to work,” says Justin proudly. It would be a shame to see the truck parked in a driveway or garage all weeklong since it's still brand new and all.
We'll see what the future brings for this clean machine, but until its metamorphosis is unveiled, get lost in its simplicity.
"I drive the truck over 85 miles a day back and forth to work."
Owner: Justin Merryman
Ride: 2011 Toyota Tacoma
Hometown: Spring, TX
Club: No Regrets
The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 22-inch Velocity VW910B
Tires: 225/25/22R Atturo AZ800
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Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: Upper controls arms raised, Air Lift Dominator D2600 'bags
Suspension Rear: Two-Link with Y-Link, Air Lift Dominator D2600 'bags
Control Arms: Stock
Shocks: '93 Nissan front and rear
Compressor(s): Dual Viair 444c
Air/Hydro Accessories: ½-inch GC valves with silencers
Frame Mods: 2x3x¼ back half from firewall to rear bumper
Brakes: Stock
Performed By: Chaotic Rods & Customs

Body Modifications
Shaved: Nothing
Bodydrop: Stock-floor
Body Mods: Stock
Suicide Doors: Nope
Bolt-ons: Nuh-uh
Misc.: Sheetmetal bed
Performed By: Chaotic Rods & Customs
Brand & Colors: Slate Metallic
Performed By: Toyota

Seats: Stock
Dash: Stock
Gauges: Stock
Performed By: Toyota
Photo 8/9   |   2011 Toyota Tacoma rear View
Head Unit: Sony
Mids & Highs: 6-inch Rockford Fosgate
Subwoofers: Two 12-inch Rockford Fosgate P2
Amplifiers: Two Rockford Fosgate Prime R500
Performed By: Owner
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Engine: Stock 2.7L four-banger
Intake: K&N cone filter
Header/Exhaust: Stock
Transmission: Stock
Rearend Type: Narrowed ½-inch
Detail Work: Wiped clean
Performed By: Chaotic Rods & Customs

Special Thanks From Owner
"Thanks to the guys at Chaotic for building an awesome daily driver."
Truck Trend Network


Toyota Tacoma

Fair Market Price
Editors' Overall Rating
Basic Specifications
MSRP: $23,660
Mileage: 19 / 23
Engine: 2.7L I4
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