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Old 05-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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New Taco Guy

I figure - "Why not?"

I have an '07 sport package double cab in silver The only off-road it's seen (and wil most likely ever see) is a few dirt fireroads with big potholes. I put a mesh grill and a bull bar, plus a chrome tip for the exhaust (cheesy, I know).

I really want to make my truck a little "tougher" looking (sounding and handling too). I'm thinking dual tip exhaust, 5" lift kit, beefier tires...

Any suggestions? What about (relatively) cheap ideas for increasing HP?

This picture was taken when it was 12 days new, just after slamming a deer at 60mph. Thank goodness for the bull bar!
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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HeLLo!! Welcome to the forum!! WOWza, did you get that fixed?
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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HeLLo!! Welcome to the forum!! WOWza, did you get that fixed?
Yea. It happened over 2 years ago. My "guy" appraised the damage at just over 8K. Insurance covered it. "Don't worry about the deductable." LOL

Since then I've managed to ping-pong the right side off a guard rail on an icy road, side swipe a tree on a wet dirt road and banged up the rear corner backing into a metal fence at 5am on my way to work. (I was tired and hungover). Oh, and I lost a mudguard on a snow drift somewhere.

I like to push my vehicles (or I'm just a bad driver).
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
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Nice Truck! Welcome!
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:44 AM   #5
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
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Welcome. Good thing you had the Bull Bar to help a little with the impact. Lift and tires would def make it look tougher.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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about the truck.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:32 AM   #9
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Thanks. Looking forward to getting some tech tips from y'all.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:39 PM   #12
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Ouch!! Well welcome anyway...
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