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Old 02-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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Talking New Tacoma owner from Bay Area

Hi everybody,
I just bought a 2013 Tacoma double cab 4x4. I usually drive a BMW car but I always wanted a good pic up truck that I can do anything with it and my research and experience with cars pointed me toward Tacoma. I think it is the best mid size truck that money can buy! I wanted to buy a used one but due to the lack of the availability of a used one for a reasonable price, I ended up getting a new one.

I have to say that I am very impressed with the wealth of the information in this website and I am looking forward to participate and contribute as much as I can to this forum.

And now the short list of my mods. What, did you think I will leave it stock?

1- I had to get rid of those skinny tires so I just installed XD wheels and Firestone Destination A/T tires 275/70/17. IMO these tires are wide enough to look good on the truck until the suspension is installed. I had to trim the wheel lining and some of the side skirt but that's about it. The tire still rubs a little in turns when flexing but that should go away after the lift. It looks way better now!!

2- After much research, I decided on getting the ARB OMETAC05LK suspension.
I am not planning to do too much wheeling so I think this suspension should be fine (at least for now! )
The suspension is on it's way and I will install it myself ASAP. I need to buy the strut mounts so I can assemble the front struts in advance to save time and hassle.

3- I want to install LS460 bi-xenon projectors as I really want to see much better than the stock halogen headlights. Anybody against this? I was told the LS460 bi-xenon projectors are the best and it will fit in the Tacoma headlights.
Too bad I can't find aftermarket headlights for 2013 Tacoma. I really didn't want to mutilate the OEM headlights if you know what I mean!






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Old 02-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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welcome! that is a great looking truck.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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Howdy neighbor. New Tacoma owner myself (2010 PreRunner V6). Welcome to the forums from another new member.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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Bay Area! Welcome to TW
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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welcome
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #7
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Welcome! Nice looking truck!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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Thanks for the warm welcome folks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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Welcome from the east bay dude! Nice truck! BTW there are TW folks all over the Bay Area, if' yer so inclined, we have a pretty big meet and greet going on March 8th. It's an awesome way to meet a whole bunch of us, see our modded trucks up close and ask questions. We love yappin about our trucks so Q's are welcome. That thread is here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/nor...march-8th.html

And the local Norcal thread is our BS thread, usually ideas for meets, mod days and wheeling trips get their start in this thread.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/nor...bs-thread.html
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Thanks acdronin
I just subscribed. I look forward to meet TW guys in the meets and see the mods.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #12
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Nice truck.. Welcome to TW.
Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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WELCOME and CONGRATS.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #14
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WELCOME and CONGRATS.
Thanks a lot! :-)
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #16
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Nice looking taco... Check these out for your headlights, the 2012/13 headlights look amazing with these installed! Getting at set for my 2010 as soon as I get the funds.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...down-time.html
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Welcome aboard. Too bad did not see this earlier, would have suggested you swing by San Mateo to the expo this last weekend. Wheels look very nice
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Thanks again guys. I really appreciate the warm welcome.
Here is what my Taco looks like. Unfortunately, I have a hard time with doing things over time. I just have to get done with it.

Things left to do
- Body color rear bumper (already have a Tacoma sport rear bumper. It is just waiting to get painted)
- Hard rolling or folding tonneau cover (still undecided on the brand)
- Rock slider
- Tailgate lock
- LSD (maybe)
- Beefy front and rear sway bars for better handling
- TRD grill badge
- A good looking front light bar or grill guard (maybe)
- FX-R/BHLM headlight. (already have the parts from TRS. I will tackle this job just as soon as I get the chance)
- Getting rid of the Taco lean (drives me nuts!!)


I am sure I am missing something.




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Welcome aboard. Too bad did not see this earlier, would have suggested you swing by San Mateo to the expo this last weekend. Wheels look very nice
Thanks . I wish I knew about it. I actually work behind the expo center. I could get there in a jiffy!
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