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2024 white sr5 2wd

Discussion in '4th Gen. Tacomas (2024+)' started by slater, Apr 16, 2024.

  1. Apr 16, 2024 at 7:58 PM
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    slater [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been a ford engine mechanic for 35 years retired last year, bought a tacoma.
    I cant decide on the westcott 2 1/2" collar lift or the peak suspension 2 1/4" lift.
    Im thinking just installing the front part of the lift as the rake on my truck is ridiculous.
    ide rather have the front slightly higher than have any rake, atleast thats what im thinking at the moment.
    Will just be a grocery queen.
    Had some ceramic tint thrown on the front side windows & considering the windshield.
    Ditched the snow plow & front plate holder, filled the front plate screw holes with some push pins.
    I have no idea what to do with tires at this point & may wait as cant see myself throwing money at it when tires are new, that may change.
    Dont care to do anything crazy as this truck moves, very impressed with the pep in its step.
    Especially after hearing how everyone whines how lethargic the previous gens are.

    May just go up to a 265/70/17 32"? which is stock tire on the offroads....
    Most guys & dealers are starting to equip them with 285/75/17 33".
    Some Methods would be cool & doable but stock wheels actually look somewhat decent for a stock wheel, may powdercoat black...
    Thought it was really dumb for toyota to decide they couldnt keep the wheels the same color as previous gen "black" so they went to gray.
    We'll see, lots to think about.
    If 51 & feel like im a kid again, thinking about mods, thought that was behind me at this point....
    I had not planned on getting the upgrade package. I had a basic sr5 reserved but 2 dealer systems had contradicting info, one screen states will be here in a week, other screen stated not built yet.
    They called when this upgraded white sr5 2wd came in & offered it to me.
    Has heated seats, heated wheel, rear window slider, blaked-out emblems, running boards, rubber floor mats, mudflaps, credit-card key, soft open tailgate, etc...
    I can care-less about heated seats / wheel, rear window slider is useless as far as I can think of at the moment.
    On the fence on what to do with the JBL system, install a beatsonic plug & play inline piggyback amp or upgrade everything.
    Theres a local gal here in san diego & were suppose to meet-up so I can hear her beatsonic amp upgrade for her jbl system.
    She thinks it was a great upgrade & has no interest in a real subwoofer.
    Think the system would sound much better if it had a decent sub, thats where its lacking.
    Also had a local guy in san diego use my truck to 3d scan the entire frame & body, interior also so they have data to make their skid, sliders, etc...
    So it will have rock sliders w/o a top-plate, & a front skid plate.
    So thats in the works..
    Rake looks extra ridicilious in the pics, its all I have at the moment.
    Please comment, critique my thoughts, make suggestions, not sure if anyone here has already modd'ed a 2wd sr5 suspension.....
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  2. Apr 17, 2024 at 7:56 PM
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    So hard to read. Punctuation and paragraphs help a ton good sir.:)
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2024 at 7:58 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I love it and welcome to TW!
     
  4. Apr 18, 2024 at 5:11 AM
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    The first sentence made my day! :rofl:
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2024 at 8:16 AM
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    I never knew how many people hate rake until I found this place.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2024 at 8:29 AM
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    You have no idea, last 5-10 years has been a journey,
    Dont let me get into the ecoboosts in the trucks & even cars, they have killed me....
    Nothing good has come of it except filling my wallet.
    I tell everyone dont buy a turbo motor....
    Ford cant keep a head gasket intact under a head when it comes to the 4 cylinder turbo engines, the 1.5L, 1.6L, 2.0L, 2.3L mustang, etc...
    Its endless...
    Then the theres the cam phaser issues....
    Yes, I only saw the bad but from what ive seen, its made me paranoid & its all bad in my mind...
     
  7. Apr 24, 2024 at 8:12 PM
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    Not really a mod but thought ide share...
    If you swing your door open into something the first part that will make contact & possibly chip the paint is lower part of the door as it extends further than the top.
    I like the low profile of the factory toyota door edge guards & when deciding to continue down the door toyota said $170 for the kit, no thanks.
    The toyota pieces arent really worthless but dumb of the to not extend them the full length of the door. Not sure why they didnt as doesnt look bad by doing so...
    As a ford tech we had an outfit that was on the lot most days adding trim to doors & I could have sourced him but his guards are way bulky / thicker profile.
    Ordered some off Amazon & sent them back as they were bulky.
    Second option worked-out, color doesnt match perfectly but over im more than just stoked with the outcome.
    First pic is just factory guard...
    They only have 3 color options, black, clear, white....
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  8. Apr 25, 2024 at 3:00 PM
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    Wish my lift will hurry-up & ship...
    Come-on Mr Westcott......:rolleyes:
     
  9. Apr 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM
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    sharing a deal:
    COUPON CODE BKC0324

    SPEND $75 @ GRIOTS GARAGE & GET 6pack REALLY NICE PLUSH MICRO FIBER TOWELS $30 VALUE FOR FREE, ALSO FREE SHIPPING
     
  10. May 16, 2024 at 2:02 PM
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    Well!!!!
    My Westcott lift finally shipped...
    Does me no good at this point, with all the pending shit with toyota I put on myself but it is what it is....
    No hurry, see where were at in a few weeks...
     
  11. May 16, 2024 at 2:30 PM
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    Just read this... Nice rig btw. You mentioned you tell everyone don't buy a turbo motor, yet you purchased a Taco 4 bang turbo. What changed your mind?
     
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  12. May 16, 2024 at 2:42 PM
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    thanks!
    I really like the chiseled body on the 24! Dont need a full size truck, etc
    The taco engine has been in the rx350, the highlander, think if there was an issue, it would have came-up.
    Also I think the motor is also utilized overseas from what ive been told from the guys at NW2 that ill be getting my rock sliders from.
    This 4 cylinder config isnt crazy like a v6 eco on the f150 where everything costs 2-3x more than it should to service something, like a simple serp belt harder to get to, have to take 6 turbo air inlet, outlet, cac, tubes off to do various engine related repairs, etc....
    I get that the old days are behind us, but the complexity is unreal now & just sucks the fun out of working on this stuff anymore...
    Even this 4 cylinder is complex & over engineered, wont be cheap to get stuff repaired, if they come up....
    At this point in my life, Im not working on this truck, ever.....
    Ford you had options when it came to f150's, the n/a 5.0 was always available & plenty of power...
    Who needs a turbo ford fusion....
    Just everything was so problematics, but then again, I only saw the bad, day in & day out...
    so my view may be skew....
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2024 at 1:49 PM
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