I searched the forum and I couldn't find answers to several questions I have, so hopefully you guys can help me out. I've just had my truck for a couple of weeks, it's an '08 access cab, v4, 2wd. Nothing special, but I do want to upgrade it to suit my needs, and to learn for my next one. (I'm thinking about designing a custom sidebed logo that says RAT: Regular Ass Tacoma in the same styling as the TRD logo )
Anyway I'm diving right into things, I just picked myself up a doubledin stereo after doing some research here and elsewhere, should be here on monday for me to install. I'm pumped.
I have some questions in planning out the next couple of my mods:
First: I want to do tints on the windows, I was thinking 50% on the WS and 35% the rest of the way around. I have a buddy who's done tinting himself but I'm a little iffy about that. Has anyone tinted their own windows and had it come out looking clean? There's nothing worse than a really ass looking DIY tint job. I wouldn't be surprised if another taco owner pulled me out of my truck and slapped me for that, and I'd deserve it.
Second: Where's the best place to buy OEM bumpers? Right now my taco has the black plastic front and rear bumpers, which look terrible imo. I'd like to get some colormatched bumpers and stick them on, but I don't know where to go. The offroad bumpers look awesome, but it would be silly to put them on a 2wd taco that I drive around the city all day in.
Third: My truck also doesn't have the compass and temp gauge on the top center in front of where the sunglass holder is, but I wondered if I could put one in myself since it looks like the guts might be in there. Is this possible? Where could I find one?
Sorry for the long read, thanks for any help folks.