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03 Taco mods

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

  1. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    ricvic

    ricvic [OP] New Member

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    Sherman
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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:

    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. Jun 12, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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    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. Jun 12, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    tan4x4

    tan4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Bilsteins, OME 881's, 3-leaf AAL, Detroit TruTrac, 31" tires, Michelin LTX AT2, stock gears, Tranny skidplate, TC skidplate, CBI rear bumper, 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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