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03 Taco mods

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ricvic, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. ricvic

    ricvic [OP] New Member

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    Sherman
    Florida
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    2003 Tacoma
    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
     
  2. BigOly

    BigOly Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  3. tan4x4

    tan4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Rick
    Folsom, CA
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    99 Tacoma EC 4x4 2.7L Auto
    Bilsteins, OME 881's, 3-leaf AAL, Detroit TruTrac, stock gears, stock-size tires, Michelin LTX AT2, Tranny skidplate, sliders, UltraGauge, PowerTank, CB
    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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