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My 2010 Pre-Runner Build – A Collection of Essential Mods for Every New Tacoma

View Poll Results: Whats your favorite mod in this thread?
The "hose clamp" and "cable strap" tailgate security mod... 24 28.24%
The rear bed cargo area compartment locks... 18 21.18%
The plywood bed liner with the 4 extra D-Ring bed tiedowns... 5 5.88%
Removing the rear seat headrests for enhanced rear view mirror visibility... 15 17.65%
Replacing the OEM cigarette lighter with an additional OEM 12V power outlet and cover... 18 21.18%
Adding an additional OEM 12V power outlet and USB port to the rear console panel... 16 18.82%
Adding the plastic soup cups and OEM ashtray for additional center console storage... 3 3.53%
I think all the mods are cool and I vote for them all... 33 38.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-20-2010, 04:47 PM   #21
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Good timing on your post, I picked up a 2010 Tacoma yesterday. I do plan on doing some of those mods. Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #22
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Thanks for sharing your ideas with the rest of us. I've got the exact same truck. I' need some additional D-ring tie downs but wasn't sure how to attach them, you have enlightened me.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #23
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Looks good. The only one I'm not 100% behind is the plywood in the bed. I really like the power outlet mods and the removal of the rear headrests. Those damn headrests piss me off. And now...thanks to you, I'm headed outside with my tools to get rid of those mofos.
ditto on the plywood thing, but good job on everything else
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:44 PM   #24
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$38.50 from citytoyotaparts.com for both the 12V power outlet and grey cover. Price also includes shipping.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:54 PM   #25
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nice work
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:58 PM   #26
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Everything looks really good man, nice job! I might have to try some of these. Just not sure about the plywood in the bed. Won't it rot after it gets wet for a while?
Not really, at least not in my case since I always store my truck in the garage and out of the weather. On my last Tacoma (which was purchased brand new by me in 1997), I did the same plywood bed floor thing and that piece of original plywood was still in excellent shape; even after 13 years. Never had to replace it even once so I probably won't have to replace this new piece of plywood anytime soon either. Besides, even if you tear it up in a few years from heavy use, replacing it is a quick, easy, and cheap. Twenty bucks at most, and in my opinion, this sure beats the hell out of those pricey rubber bed mats that are likely to get stolen anyway...
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:20 AM   #27
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Excellent write up.

You should buy stock in JB Weld. I think I'll go get some.
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Great ideas, especially about the lighter, extra 12V in the console, and usb. Thanks for sharing them.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:58 AM   #29
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Thanks for sharing your mods. Like an earlier poster, I'm on my way out now to get rid of those damn headrests.

I'd like to make that whole back area more useful (...nobody I know will ever be able to sit back there, except maybe the dog, and she doesn't like the seats much either). I'm wondering if it'd be worthwhile to fit that storage rack deal that's in the double cabs, in place of the jump seats.
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Nice write up, very well explained. Like others have said, not sure about the plywood thing. Kind of sticks out like a sore thumb IMO, and don't see the advantage over the plane old rubber mat and drings. You obviously like it, which is all that counts. Nice work
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Everything looks really good man, nice job! I might have to try some of these. Just not sure about the plywood in the bed. Won't it rot after it gets wet for a while?
Nice mods...
Pete, I think he used exterior grade plywood which should be pressure treated, which is the same grade of treated as material you build a deck out of. Should last a good long while...
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I think we have another PB2theMax on our hands!!! Here are his mods for reference... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/832238


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Nice mods, thanks for posting them up. Also not sure on the plywood thing myself but eh... If I were to do it, I'd personally paint it black or line-x it at the least. I still like my rubber mat, but I got an undercover that'll keep it from pulling a David Blaine
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Why plywood? why not on the bed?
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very nice Op!
one question.. maybe i missed something. Why the plywood in the bed? just curious, not tryin to stir sht.
keep up the good work
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very nice Op!
one question.. maybe i missed something. Why the plywood in the bed? just curious, not tryin to stir sht.
keep up the good work
Throughout this thread, several Tacoma owners have asked me why I chose plywood for the floor bed. My answer... I routinely use my Tacoma as a work truck and often transport heavy construction materials like concrete blocks, bags of cement, lumber, construction tools (like shovels, picks, a wheelbarrow, and the like), pressure cleaners, and all sorts of heavy metal things that literally have to be slid along the bed floor during loading. And as I found out early on with my last Tacoma of 12 years, plywood seems to hold up the best and can really handle the abrasion caused by raw metal scraping and sliding along the bed floor. In fact, plywood hardly shows any wear or scratching at all, even when subject to extreme use and abuse. So for me, plywood is simply the best choice. Granted, plywood may not be as appealing as other floor bed options, but it really holds up well when subject to the heavy wear and tear of transporting construction materials. And since I store my Tacoma in the garage and out of the weather, I won't be needing to relace the plywood any time soon. Indeed, my last piece of plywood floor bed (in my 1998 Tacoma) lasted 12 years and was sold along with the truck when I recently upgraded to a new 2010 Tacoma Pre-Runner. Hope this helps to clear things up as to why I chose to go with a plywood floor bed.
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