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Old 06-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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New Owner from Houston, Accessory Advice Please

Greetings. Just picked up a 2013 PreRunner V6 Quad cab, Texas Edition. I like it and think I negotiated down a good deal. This will be a mostly pavement vehicle with an occasional dirt road. Some camping/fishing activities, but mostly purchased for the height and safety aspects. It will be my commuter vehicle as well. I looked at the F150 Ford, really liked it, but found them to be too ginormous for me.

Please help me with various farkles.

1. I'd like to know about getting a deerslayer for the front since I ride out to West Texas a lot and deer hits are very common. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

2. Recommendations for something to cover the driver's seat. As I expect the cloth fabric will wear relatively quicker than for the other seats.

3. Floor mat recommendation for the driver's side.

4. I am also looking for cargo solutions like nets, storage bins, etc.

5. I ride a m/c but would use a trailer to haul that. I was surprised the tow package didn't include the ball mount, but only the receiver.

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Congrats on the new truck and welcome to TW! I can recommend WeatherTech Digital fit floor liners. One of the best investments I made for my Tacoma.
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Congrats on the new truck and welcome to TW! I can recommend WeatherTech Digital fit floor liners. One of the best investments I made for my Tacoma.
Thank you sir. Those look like really rugged products. Did you buy them here in Houston? Store?
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Thank you sir. Those look like really rugged products. Did you buy them here in Houston? Store?
To my knowledge I don't know anyone who sells them locally but you can get a set from Craigslist, they pop in every now and then, I'm on set #4 ? And every time I bought a set it was directly from Weathertech.com
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To my knowledge I don't know anyone who sells them locally but you can get a set from Craigslist, they pop in every now and then, I'm on set #4 ? And every time I bought a set it was directly from Weathertech.com
Thanks for the reply. Did you get the mat or the liner? The liner looks like it may trap more dirt and also be easier to clean.
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I see grille guards are controversial. Will also consider bumpers.

My main objective is to be able to drive away from a deer hit. It's gotten so bad in parts that I won't even drive out west past dark anymore.
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Good looking truck, and welcome to TW!

I've been very happy with WeatherTech DigitalFit mats. I returned from Utah with nearly all of the red dirt and sand contained by the mats. Husky Liners are another popular option.

I'm looking for seat cover options, too. Wet Okole neoprene covers are very popular.

In the 2nd Gen section, there's a thread devoted to bumpers that lists quite a few. For your needs, you'll probably want one with a triple hoop to protect the lights and grill. The additional weight may require adjusting the suspension. An aluminum bumper will save weight, but cost more.

I've never seen a tow package come from the dealer with a ball mount/draw bar. I recently bought a Convert-a-Ball adjustable ball mount that is designed to cushion up/down & fore/aft movement. Seems to work well.

I don't know if you're interested in a bed cover, but I've been happy with a Softopper. I babble about it and other accessories in my build thread.
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Good looking truck, and welcome to TW!

I've been very happy with WeatherTech DigitalFit mats...
My WeatherTech DigitalFit mats arrived today. Wow!
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Good looking truck OP. if you want a bumper you can hit a deer with a minimize damage to your truck check out ARB. They're built like a tank.
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Greetings. Just picked up a 2013 PreRunner V6 Quad cab, Texas Edition. I like it and think I negotiated down a good deal. This will be a mostly pavement vehicle with an occasional dirt road. Some camping/fishing activities, but mostly purchased for the height and safety aspects. It will be my commuter vehicle as well. I looked at the F150 Ford, really liked it, but found them to be too ginormous for me.

Please help me with various farkles.

1. I'd like to know about getting a deerslayer for the front since I ride out to West Texas a lot and deer hits are very common. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

ARB or Bruteforce

2. Recommendations for something to cover the driver's seat. As I expect the cloth fabric will wear relatively quicker than for the other seats.

Wet Okole's, nothing better

3. Floor mat recommendation for the driver's side.

Good choice on the weathertechs

4. I am also looking for cargo solutions like nets, storage bins, etc.

I typically use the rubbermaid bins you find at Academy for items that need to go in the bed loose. It's easier to take them inside after the trip as well.

5. I ride a m/c but would use a trailer to haul that. I was surprised the tow package didn't include the ball mount, but only the receiver.

I haven't seen a ball come with a tow package before. Typically you have to get different height drops for what you're pulling so supplying one size with the truck probably wouldn't work.

Thanks,

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I haven't seen a ball come with a tow package before. Typically you have to get different height drops for what you're pulling so supplying one size with the truck probably wouldn't work.
Come to think of it, the only hitch I have ever bought was an aftermarket installation for a specific trailer. So that's right, the dealer wouldn't know the height drop I'm trailerless right now anyways. Shopping for a small utility one.
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I've had the truck over a year now, and am really pleased with it. I don't think I will ever buy a car again.
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I've had the truck over a year now, and am really pleased with it. I don't think I will ever buy a car again.
That's great. What all did you end up adding to it?
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I've had the truck over a year now, and am really pleased with it. I don't think I will ever buy a car again.
Exactly! Why buy a car when the truck has 4 doors and a bed to haul the road kill of a deer with. You wouldn't stuff a deer in the prius
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Nice looking truck! x2 on weathertech
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That's great. What all did you end up adding to it?
So far only:

1. Weather Tech mats front and back.
2. Console Vault.
3. Weather Tech bug/pebble deflector.
4. Weather Tech sun shield.

Still thinking about storage solutions for the bed and seat covers. Also got 2,3, and 4 for my son's truck.
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