Right now this is more of a place-holder until I get started, but my factory tires are wearing down (I've put nearly 20k miles on it so far), and I figure that first bit of money spent will probably break the dam of mod-money and I'll just get it all out of the way at once.
So far, my list of stuff I've done is pretty slim, but I want to add a few things without breaking the bank (any suggestions on must-haves or budget-friendly mods are welcome - I'm reading a lot, but there seems to be so much folks are doing and I don't really know what all has a high bang-for-buck factor - or what is really an essential fix or upgrade).
I'm not nearly as into car-audio as I used to be, and a lot of the mods I would have done back in my 20s, I'll probably skip now that I'm past my mid-30s, but I do want this thing to look just a bit tougher than it does bone-stock - it is a Tacoma after all.
- Iron Cross Automotive 9980 80" HD Step
- Mini Tie-downs with Hooks (on front bed slider-track)
- Additional Toyota Tacoma Cargo Bed D-Ring Pair (have not installed yet)
- Drip-line stuffed into the hood's weather stripping to prevent "the whistle"
- Nothing yet
- No plans (let me know if there is a critical mod here - so far I can't think of anything)
- Nothing yet
- OEM Wheels
- Stock Tires
- No plans - again, any advice here is appreciated
- Some sort of mesh grill mod might be in the works. I'm tiring of cleaning bugs off of the radiator and honestly, the cleaner look is nice
- The budget tire gods seem to be favoring Nitto Tera Grappler ATs as they're currently on-sale for less than the General Grabber AT2s (I'm probably sticking with the stock-size or going up to a 275 at the most)
- Bilstein 5100s at least in the front - may only use the .85" setting - not sure if I need the upgrade in the rear for now
- Spacer/leveler (to get rid of the drivers side sag) - not sure what I'll use yet
- Looking at a set of ~1" Wheel Spacers - not sure which brand, but I like the stock Sport Rims - just want a tiny bit more positive offset
- ~1" Rear Lift - I'm not sure whether to go with a block or AAL, but I do very little heavy lifting or hauling with this guy - I definitely don't want a stiffer ride, but I don't want to do anything detrimental to the suspension either.
Here she is the day I brought her home: