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Advice for a new guy?!

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Kelso619, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Feb 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Kelso619

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    Rear/front 5100s, rear spring add-a-leaf, LED interior lights, K&N CAI 63 series
    Bought a 2007 Tacoma prerunner a little over a year ago. Done some things to it already; front and back 5100s, rear add-a leaf, and some other cosmetic stuff on the interior/exterior. Any suggestions as to what a next step would be? Ive been looking into cold air intakes, exhausts, and maybe a new skid plate.
    Never really worked on trucks ever so I'm trying to teach myself everything there is to know. Was a Ranger man outta high school, first test drive of a Tacoma when i was truck shopping and i fell in love, will never own anything different!
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    mercurymullet

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    Take it out, whenever you say "this sucks"-start there.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    Kelso619

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    Sounds like a plan. I went out to Anza Borrego a few weeks ago to explore the hills and found out that I would like some light bars so I can stay out in the dark. Finding people/shops that can sell parts or help give advice on how to install is the issue
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    fireball946

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    Exhaust was one of the first things I wanted to do when I got mine, I just like to be able to hear my truck haha
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    jdk52

    jdk52 Bro do you even 'Merica?

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    Tons of how to on this site man. Keep an eye out for group buys on here also. Think about what you want your overall end truck to be.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    Drummer0247

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    good deal on retrofits right now!!! (if the group buy is still goin on) Cheers and Welcome!!!
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    evanmb31

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  8. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    mercurymullet

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    My truck is loud, but I like it. Its better than hearing the squeaks. I know Kevinthefawker was looking at mounting a led row in his factory grill/bumper. Depends on you final plans, but might get you started a little cheaper.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    Kelso619

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    Thanks for the info guys! How does the group-buy work? Those light bars look bad ass
     
  10. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    evanmb31

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    Just PM the guy who made the original post, tell him what you want to order. Read the first post for details, i think all the orders are processed when the group buy ends. If you have more questions ask in that thread
     
  11. Feb 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    RJ MacReady

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    Welcome to the suck man lol lol

    Well it really depends on the route you want for the truck.

    Im a 1st gen guy but I hear a lot of the 2nd genners have bad wheel bearings

    1st thing I did on my taco was king front coils, then anti-rusting f & r bumpers before installing a water proof 10K lb winch

    enjoy the search button, it'll be your new best friend on TW
     
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