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$650...What to buy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AstroluxAtom, Mar 1, 2012.

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What should I spend my $650 on?

Poll closed Mar 31, 2012.
  1. Avid Light Bar + Side steps

    22.8%
  2. Bestop

    9.8%
  3. BHLM, Retros, Satoshi w/Color match

    25.0%
  4. Tonneau

    10.9%
  5. OEM Roof Rails, Bed Extender

    4.3%
  6. Other?!

    27.2%
  1. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM
    #1
    AstroluxAtom

    AstroluxAtom [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Avid light bar?
    OEM Roof Rails?
    BHLM, Satoshi w/ color match, Retros + little things here and there?
    Bestop?
    Tonneau?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    What do you feel you need/would use? When in doubt a functional buy is more guilt free :)



    Check the Group Buy section for ideas
     
  3. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    Socalduckslayer

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    Must be tax season..........
    Buy what you need the most, that might be parts or might be a high interest credit card that doesnt seem to go away.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    jackhart

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    i had about the same amount burning a hole in my pocket and sprang for the group buy on a pioneer double din DVD head unit with a satellite radio kit and steering wheel controls. good luck with your decision.

    of your list, i voted for the bestop...i want one of those also.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    Pugga

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    I think you need to get your needs in line when deciding between a Bestop and a tonneau.

    If it were me, I'd look for a folding, hard top lockable tonneau. I can't rememebr who makes it but it's a vinyl top with a hard back board so you can't just cut into it. I think it's called a hardhat. Next would be either an Avid bar or an Nfab and some lights to go with it. Nfabs are cheaper, leaves you more money for lights.

    BHLM shouldn't be on that list, it costs $20 in parts at most, just get it done :D
     
  6. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    lynyrd3

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  7. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    Hey op, Not sure about ur financial situation, but i'd be savin that 650 for something i really need. Dont get me wrong, i love my tacoma and moding it, but DAMN--gas is 3.77 a gallon where i live. crazy!
     
  8. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    enough to get me there
    ^gas is $4.25 here.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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  10. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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  11. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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  12. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    AstroluxAtom

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    Indeed it is tax season. I used the first half of my return on a new clockspring, tool set, tranny fluid, oil, and various intake, throttle body, and fuel treatment cleaners. So I feel like I got the "functional " part done and want some accessories! I'm leaning towards bhlm, satoshi, and light bar.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    I chose the option with the retofit hids. I had my old prelude retrofitted with a TSX set up and it was hands down the best mod I made. It was the best because it drastically improved lighting and it was also the most used mod. Headlights get used more than almost everything else.
    When I get some more $$ I will be retro'ing my Tacoma!
     
  14. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    Get a few lap dances at the club :)
     
  15. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    avid stuff or bestop depends on what you need/want
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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  17. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Got you all beat. Paid $4.90 here in Seattle!
     
  18. Mar 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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    ^^Sure do... Race gas? lol.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:48 AM
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    chad68

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    This summer you can use that 650 bucks to buy 3 tanks of gas!
     
  20. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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