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Old 06-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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03 Taco mods

Just purchased a 2003 Tacoma for my son's first car. I wanted to modify the truck but need help in what I should do and in what order, since I have 3-4 months to work on it. Here was my ideas:

1. Tonneau cover- not sure of which style/type/brand
2. Seat covers-Wet Okole or is there another option
3. Wheels-should I replace the wheels and how big (is it 5 lug)
4. Tires-size low profile or off-roard
5. Paint-currently factory gray thinking something with flake?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated
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Just purchased a 2003 Tacoma for my son's first car. I wanted to modify the truck but need help in what I should do and in what order, since I have 3-4 months to work on it. Here was my ideas:

5. Paint-currently factory gray thinking something with flake?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated
What a lucky son you have there! As a father I would begin with maintenance and rust prevention before even engaging in any modification or add-ons. So timing belt/water pump etc., differentials if it's 4X4, etc...

You're probably thinking a silver lunar mist metallic correct? There wasn't a "factory gray" option in '03. The closest gray for our first gens would have been a pewter pearl or lavender steel but that was only offered in the late 90's.

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As a father I would begin with maintenance and rust prevention before even engaging in any modification or add-ons. So timing belt/water pump etc., differentials if it's 4X4, etc...
Agree, focus on maintenance so he won't get stuck somewhere with a broken fan belt, burst hose, etc. Tune it up, check the hoses, replace the drive belts, oil, filter, PCV valve, air filter. If the truck is a 4-cylinder, it does not have a timing belt, only the V6 has a timing belt.

Whats wrong with the stock tires, and wheels?
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