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$500 to spend. What should I do?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cykososhull, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Oct 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    Cykososhull

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    Ok men. I've the $500 saved up and a stock 03 taco. What would you guys suggest I do? Suspension? Line-X the bed? Tint windows? Give me some suggestions for a new owner. It will see dirt,mud and elk blood

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  2. Oct 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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  3. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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  4. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Spent a grand on my last truck in 2005. I will but not immediately.

    My life coach says I should lay off or I'll end up in the sixth dimension of hell.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    I'd probably Line-X just to get rid of the drop in bed liner. Seems like the Line-X would be the most beneficial mod if you plan on hauling a lot of stuff.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    5100's up front and a set of AAL for the rear. you might even be able to squeeze in some shocks for 500
     
  7. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    Cykososhull

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    What is the AAL? I'm a taco newb, and not at my computer. What shocks would you recommend ?
     
  8. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    Add A Leaf (for your rear leaf springs) I don't have experience in them, but most people go with 'Dakar Add A Leaf'. As far as shocks go, majority go with Bilstein 5100s, or 5125s (more sizes/longer).


    My vote is for Line-X especially if you plan on keeping the truck a while. That was my 1st mod & there are no regrets in that department!

    The day after I Line-X'd it
    [​IMG]

    I wish I had a before/after pic, but that was before I got obsessed with mods
     
  9. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    blistein 5100's up front, they are adjustable from 0"-2.5" lift
    Depending how high you want the back you could go with matching blistein 5100 rear shocks.
    AAL= Add A Leaf
     
  10. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    Mr. Windsheild there on the pullman highway will tint the front windows for $90.

    If you are leaning towards suspension ive got a mix of things on mine. Feel free to give me a shout if your interested in seeing them in person or even go for a test drive on it. Good luck.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    Oh chit I didn't know you're from The Scow, aka Russia to those of us who travel 8 miles across the border, mainly for Winco.. but a few thrift stores as well... maybe Tri State to dick around :anonymous:
     
  12. Oct 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    How much did that run you off the top of your head?

    Damn, I totally forgot about you living here. I'll shoot you a pm. My girl is leaving to Coeur d' Alene so I should have some time tomorrow. If not later in the week is cool. I'd really like to check out your taco.

    Haha. The Scow. Did you go to WSU?
     
  13. Oct 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    I think it was $400-500 for the bed and $100 more if you wanted whatever they call it where the liner doesn't fade. Yeah, I went to WSU
     
  15. Oct 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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  16. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    Save it for a bigger better mod. Full lift kit for instance.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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    x2 i agree
     
  18. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    Oh that's not fair, we all know what comes with that.... the inevitable new rubber & wheels
     
  19. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    Exactly.

    So don't get new rubber now.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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    well,,,, save enought to get everything unless theres a hole burning in your pocket...:cool:
     
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