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$1000 For Mods, What To Do??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MakoTacoma, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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    MakoTacoma

    MakoTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bonuses are coming soon and I'm limiting myself to spending $1000 of it on my Taco. Truck is mostly a mall crawler (literally, I oversee a mall!) with weekend getaways on mild trails. As she sits: bone stock DC TRD O/R 4x4 with CB radio.

    Was thinking sliders, grill lights (mounted behind Homer Taco's grill), maybe replace the cheap factory speakers...

    Recommendations??!! Best bang for my buck??!!

    Thanks! :cool:
     
  2. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    First things first.

    How do you like to use your truck?
     
  3. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:22 AM
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    MakoTacoma

    MakoTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Good call! See Edit.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    You wont get any use out of the sliders
    Grill lights are pretty bad ass.
    Can't go wrong with a nice head unit and new speakers

    A good mall crawler always has a shiny set of wheels. Although I may be worried about theft if it sat in a mall all day. Do you have a secure parking lot?
     
  5. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    MakoTacoma

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    Yep, I park right where 1 of our cameras scroll - I can pull up the camera from my office and check on it. :D That and I have 1 or 2 security vehicles patrolling all day.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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  7. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    rbeezy

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    nice, wish i had bonuses at work....

    get rid of the Rugged Trails and get bigger tires
     
  8. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    Honestly, since you do like to hit trails... I'd invest personally in some proper armor. At the minimum any rig that sees a trail now and then should have some good sliders and at minimum a good front skid from a rep vender, be it Bud, AllPro, or otherwise. In my 2008 PreRunner just having the AllPro IFS skid saved my ass when I got a little cocky out in the desert a few times.

    Cheap investments to keep the truck looking new and protected, plus it doesn't make it scream "mall crawler" anymore, even if it is :p
     
  9. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    truck cap eyelids and halo lights
    I just spend 1000 on my truck and i went with a new grille(satoshi) lights for behind the grille sliders and HID kit for the fogs and headlights and the smitty built seat covers that have a molle rack and storage. I say lift that bad boy though!
     
  10. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    Wallygater

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    Sliders, then buy silver with the rest. :cool:
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    MI4x4Toy

    MI4x4Toy The slowest build EVER!!

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    Being in a mall parking lot, if you do sliders they might help against lower sitting vehicles and dings? You do mild trail rides so get some bolt on versions.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    09DC4X4

    09DC4X4 Night In The Ruts!

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    Tires! Tires! Tires! Def get some new shoes.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    sliders change the look of your truck IMHO but in a good way! satoshi the grill.. while your at it do the BHLM.. get yourself some trail gear.. get some weathertechs best thing i got for my truck thus far..
     
  14. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Couldn't notice change to much until after I put on tires then it looked better. I started with bull bar driving lights black headlights eyelids 2 inch lift hood protector vent visors then stepbars and it still didn't stand out until I piut on the tires.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    MakoTacoma

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    Satashi is on order from HomerTaco, and I've got Husky's in there now (from my previous Taco). Leaning towards sliders and recovery/camping gear.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    I like the larger/more aggressive tires you have - definitely changes the look. I've only got about 3000 miles on my Taco, so I'm going to wear these tires out. When that time comes, I'll drop some $ on a full-on lift and some big feet to fill the gap!
     
  17. Jan 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    I took mine off after 6 thousand miles sold them and the wheels for 600.00. Paid 900 for my new ones so the offset was only 300 dollars. Figured I would sell the stock ones while o could still get some good money for them to help pay for what I wanted. Thanks Firestone MT .
     
  18. Jan 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    I would go sliders and some skids, or a plate bumper. But thats me :D.
     
  19. Jan 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    The first thing I bought was, vent shades, floor mats, and seat covers. Which set me back about $300.00.
    More recently, I got new shocks, tires, and driving lights...
     
  20. Jan 21, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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