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Discussion in 'New Members' started by knadeus823, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    knadeus823

    knadeus823 [OP] New Member

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    i have an '03 Tacoma SR5 Xtra cab that has had some front end damage and am looking to stiffen it up a bit because i don't see my off road driving habits changing much in the near future. My internet searching skills aren't what they could be and i'm having a hard time finding parts and info. regarding the changes i'd like to make. Seems that all of a sudden its out dated and everything i'm finding is for the 2nd generation tacos. Am i better off finding a local welder/fabricator to customize the way i want to or are there semi-d.i.y. or bolt on products that i can purchase pre-made? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stiffen it up how? Suspension wise? frame wise?
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Welcome to TW. You need to be more specific.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    knadeus823

    knadeus823 [OP] New Member

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    basically want to protect the radiator and all the other good stuff under the hood as well as the drive lines from the random trees, rocks and whatever else might jump in front of me. i've rolled it over a few times and want the protection of an enduro-ish or off-road truck without having to give up the features required for efficient everyday usage. A rather tall order i'm told.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Hello & welcome to TW! :) You have come to a great site. You can have all your questions answered here.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    knadeus823

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    but mainly just protecting the well designed mechanics of my investment. Only 66,000 miles so far and would like to see it last to the 200k + miles that i know it can as long as i keep up my end of the bargin.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    Bassetdad

    Bassetdad What if God Smoked Cannabis

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  8. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    higherlux

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    my advice is to get a arb front bumper and some sliders to protect from trail damage and bedline ur rockerpannels
     
  9. Mar 27, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    TEX357

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  10. Mar 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Don G

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  11. Mar 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    :eek:I think you should probably stop doing that. That would be a good place to start. Check out www.budbuilt.com. I've only ever heard good things about the products.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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