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Advice for Upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by halfway72, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    halfway72

    halfway72 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cosmetic stuff.... best part HomerTaco Raptor Grille. Need to get a lift, armor and lockers.
    I just want to start by saying the worst best decision I've had lately is joining this site. Mostly because you people have done some kick ass work to your trucks and now I want to start making changes to mine. I bought it in May and have done very little.

    I'm hoping that if I throw this list out here on the site maybe I can get some assistance in prioritizing the upgrades.

    So Far:
    Weathertech digital fit floor matts
    Weathertech Bug Deflector and Window Guards
    Original Access Roll Up Cover for the bed
    I've bought the Behind the Grill Light Bar from timsxr but haven't installed it yet

    What would be nice:
    Supercharger
    Headers
    3" Lift by.... a recommended vendor!?
    Fender Flares... if lifted
    Snorkel... if lifted
    LEDs in wheel wells... if lifted

    What is practical and wanted:
    LED Fog/Driving lights possibly Amber Colored I'm up in NY.. I'm thinking Rigid Industries Duallys either D2 or Original and putting them where the stock fogs are now
    HID Fog/Off Road lights for behind the grill (Preference on brand?)
    The TRD Grill made by HomerTaco- not yet ordered..
    LEDs for the interior
    Fog Light Switch similar to stock switch next to inverter and mirror adjuster
    Sliders/Nerf Bar of some sort
    Tires?-Will wait until winter. I have the stock tires now and have no idea how they will handle snow just yet. Maybe by next week with the way NY weather is. Any suggestions on tires for snow?
    TRD or URD Cold Air Intake
    Cat Back Exhaust- I think I saw a blacked out cat back by URD on here a few months ago. Might hunt that down if I go this route.
    Black Headlight Mod?
    Possibly Retro Fit projector in headlight-- Not sure yet.

    Well ya might be able to tell that I'm leaning towards getting the front end lit up. That's going to cost a pretty penny. I'm really interested in the opinions of the LEDs to replace the stock fogs.. It would look odd because they are square not round but I like the idea of them.

    Any and all suggestions would be nice. :D

    Since theres no pictures of it on here yet.. heres one (yea yea yea looks the same as the ones at the dealerships..)

    IMAG0238.jpg
     
  2. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Hey there and welcome! :wave: We can give you suggestions, but the real thing is to know what you want and use us as a resource to help you accomplish that. Make it your own and how you want it! This place is a pit of money and despair. Welcome to the modding scene, your stay will be eternal.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    NFK

    NFK Death Technician

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    Tiers 33/11.5 tiers Mickey Thompson,Wheels Mickey T Side Bitters 17” 3” Rev Tech Lift,Added Leaf Spring,Black Projector Headlights CCFL Halo’s / HID’S Blacked out tail light Mod,Grill craft Grill Top and Bottom Hella 500 Behind Gril,FJ40 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser Emblem Front Grill K&N Air Filter,TRD Emblem Lower Grill Bottom Right,Toyota Bug & Stone Deflector Toyota Skid Plate Rhino Lined,WeatherTech Window Visors AVID Step Up Sliders,Bushwhacker Pocket Style Fender Flares Key Hole Plugs Colour Matching,Tacoma Bed MattRear,Tailgate Anti-Theft Mod ( Key Hose Clamp) Leer 100XQ Canopy,Semi De-BadgedPainted Remaining Badges (black) FA-series Short Stubby Antenna Length: 8" TRex Eyelids,Wet Okole TRD Seat Covers Charcoal And Black With Center Console And Rear Pockets With TRD Emblem logo WeatherTech Floor Mats,48 LED Blue Dome Light
    Take a look at peoples build pages and see what u like, take a look at mine
     
  4. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    Welcome! :D
    When i first worked on my truck, and decided future mods, you have to decide what YOU want to do with your truck, do you want to climb shit? Pre-run? Or just make it look clean. So decide that, then head from there!
     
  5. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Sounds like you have a lot of work planned like most of us. Mine is being done in stages. Accumulate some money decide how to spend it, rinse and repeat.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    timsxr

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    I have to say you can't go wrong with the rigid lights they are amazing!!! Best lights I have ever picked up!!! I have the d2 wide beam pattern!! Thanks again
    Tim
     
  7. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    halfway72

    halfway72 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cosmetic stuff.... best part HomerTaco Raptor Grille. Need to get a lift, armor and lockers.
    Gotta say ya get quick responses on here!! I got that 3yr Toyota care warranty and im hesitant in lifting or adding a snorkle. Id like to eventually get it to an off road trail/mud type. Not planning any rock climbing.

    Memario thanks for the encouragement

    NFK I was actually looking at your truck this am oddly enough.

    Timsxr.. thanks for the support... literally. But more seriously where did you mount them?
     
  8. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 Write your love, Then your anger.

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    Heated katzskin leather, Black TRD sport wheels, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec 2" Springs, Deaver 2" AAL, Pioneer AVH4400BH, Ultragauge, Weathertechs front/rear,
    Practical, AHHH who wants to be practical anymore! Take out a second mortgage and get serious on that 2011! ha nah if i was you id do the floormats first, Then tires then id do all your cheap mods while saving up some dough. Youd be surprised what a nice set of tires and some nicely painted wheels do for these trucks!
     
  9. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    timsxr

    timsxr Well-Known Member

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    Well the d2 are on my jeep so that may not help ya but in the fog location would work great
     
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