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Old 06-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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New taco... Lift? Rims? Keep stock? (Help-A-Noob-Out)

So I recently purchased a 2012 4cyl Tacoma (was looking for a better gas option) and I ran into a slight problem... I honestly have no clue what to do with it. Please excuse my n00biness of knowing nothing about trucks. Anyways, if you have any suggestions of what I can do, it would be greatly appreciated Only thing I have at the moment.... A small Oakley sticker on the back, lol.
Links to different things would also be greatly appreciated...

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Well first you need to decide a budget.
Then what are you going to try to do with it? Off roader? If so to what level?
Is this your DD?
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And don't feel bad, I'm new to this too, only difference is the hours I've spent on here researching after I bought my truck a month ago
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Well first you need to decide a budget.
Then what are you going to try to do with it? Off roader? If so to what level?
Is this your DD?
My budget is around $1,000 and I would like to off road. I'm not looking for insane offloading mods, just something to get by.
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Keep stock for now

First I would get a set of vent visors for the windows since you live in Hotlanta
and tint the front windows

Look in the mod & tutorial area - that's where I started

Search around and check out what everyone else has done ...
Don't jump too fast because you will just end up removing something for something cooler but not less expensive

and so the journey begins and the bank account empties

Good Luck
I will try vent visors. Thanks
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My budget is around $1,000 and I would like to off road. I'm not looking for insane offloading mods, just something to get by.
OME lift kit
http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/...kit_p_231.html
Research it on forums and you'll see alot off people run this. I myself have order this and going to install on my new taco.

Should be pretty close to 1000 installed, might go over.

After that save up and buy new tires/ rims if you want a different look
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OME lift kit
http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/...kit_p_231.html
Research it on forums and you'll see alot off people run this. I myself have order this and going to install on my new taco.

Should be pretty close to 1000 installed, might go over.

After that save up and buy new tires/ rims if you want a different look
Any recommendations on rims/ off roading tires?
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Any recommendations on rims/ off roading tires?
Rims are a matter of personal style. Tires, I got 285/75/16 duratraks coming
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