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Old 02-08-2010, 07:55 AM   #1
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Jon M's "Small and Concise" Mods

As the Builds Thread caption reads: "Build-up threads to document upgrades you are performing on your Tacoma".

Therefore, I will be documenting the well thought out and well researched mods that I will be perfoming on my Tacoma.

This will not be an off road beast. I simply want to get the most out of my truck by adding those small features or fine touches that will make it more entertaining, cosmetically appealing, functional, and unique.

I hope this thread can motivate others to "individualize" their truck and give them ideas on what to do. It's your truck and it should reflect your style and personality.


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Old 02-08-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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Truck passes "shake down" test.

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Old 02-08-2010, 07:59 AM   #4
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Mod #3: Paint Calipers

Take your time with this!! Be patient. I did 3 coats and waited the 24 hours before I drove it. The paint was glossy and smooth when I finished.








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Old 02-08-2010, 08:07 AM   #5
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Future Mods: Lamin-X yellow fogs, always 400w inverter, additional outlets in cab, on-demad back-up camera, TRD exhaust, and other things I haven't thought of yet.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:09 AM   #6
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #7
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Excellent. I'm in a serious mod withdrawal. I just bought my truck about 3 weeks ago. and usually don't wait that long till, I can start modding, but this time around a little strapped for cash with the taxes and all this year. dammit.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:16 AM   #8
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lookin good. the calipers are awesome. i did three coats on mine with the duplicolor kit over a year and a half ago, and they still look like the day i did them.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #9
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Lookin solid. We will have to get together this summer and have a SE MN mod day. What are your impressions of the CAI thus far?
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Lookin solid. We will have to get together this summer and have a SE MN mod day. What are your impressions of the CAI thus far?
Thanks.

I like the CAI. Haven't experienced (nor did I expect) some massive performance gain; but it's there. But when you get on the throttle, you definately know it's there! Wicked loud. But don't hear it at all under normal cruising conditions.

I went out cruising around yesterday afternoon right during the heart of the "blizzard", didnt' get too crazy or anything but when I got back I took the cover off of the filter box thing and there was no water or snow or anything in there.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #13
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Looking good!!!
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #14
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This was kind of a pain in the arse (for me anyway). So just a few pics; and then I'm going to finish my Bud Light.











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CAI sounds good on the outside bud! Nice lookin truck as well! Good running into you today.
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CAI sounds good on the outside bud! Nice lookin truck as well! Good running into you today.
Haven't been on the site for a while so this post is a little late but, I'm glad you could hear it! I obviously hear it on the inside but have wondered if others could hear it too.

I've been pulling down just over 18 mpg with it doing 70-75 on the highway.

Pulled off the cover the other day - after all the rain we had lately - and there's no evidence whatsoever that water ever found it's way in there.

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