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11 Taco TRD Sport Level Kit Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jruiz76, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    jruiz76

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    Just got my tacoma this past saturday and while it looks good as is I want to do something to it (nothing radical). I was wondering about a basic level kit and some black (matte) rims. Will the stock tires look too small if I do this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    JMR
     
  2. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Welcome!
    Bilstein 5100 struts up front set at either .85 or 1.75 would level you out. Check out Downsouth Motorsports in the vendor section for pricing. As far as wheels, are you going to paint your stock wheels or buy new?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    X2. I would try and stay away from spacers but only cause everyone else says too. 5100's would be your best bet in performance and price. Your truck will still look good with the stock rims but maybe some beefier tires would give it a meaner look, either way its going to look good.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    I didn't know you could paint them? How would they look? I was thinking into buying a set.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    15% Tint, 5100's at 1.75, Rear Diff Breather, CB radio, Black rattle canned rims, 265/75/16 Goodyear MTR, Magnaflow Offroad pro cat back, hi-lift bed mounted, shovel bed mounted
    checkout my build, i painted my stock rims
     
  6. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    You can certainly paint them. It's cheap, easy and they look pretty good if you take your time with the prep. You can stuff index cards or playing cards around the bead between the rim and tire and that works as a masking surface so you don't have to tape off the tire.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html
    Check out this thread, lots of mods to do. DIY wheel painting is about 1/3 of the way down the second gen list.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Very nice. I've always wondered about painting the rims but didn't know if it could be done. What paint and primer would you recommend?
     
  8. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    I know a lot of the guys use plasti-dip to do their wheels. But there are some that hate plasti-dip but there are others that swear by it. Good thing about plasti-dip is you can remove it if you dont like it.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Thank you. All great replies. Going to try it soon.
     
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