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Best $2000 off-road upgrades.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by perfect_disturbance, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Jan 11, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    LivinOnEdge

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    I just loved the look and I got them for half the cost. Once I burn through these in a few years, Ill check out that Grapplers since those were my #2 pick.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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    I went with Load C BFG KOs. D and E are too heavy for a DD and suck too much performance and mileage out of it. I've used D and Es before and they are really flat resistant, but the trade off is a lot of weight.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    perfect_disturbance

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    Ok so at this point I'm thinking maybe some c rated 265/75/r16 duratracks ($900) maybe some sliders ($800), some additional protection ($200) and some traction boards($100).

    Do you guys think this will have a significant impact on performance?

    What kind of impact on economy/factory functionality this would have?
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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    Diy sliders from Xo Fab in Enumclaw, Washington, $250.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2021 at 4:47 PM
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    this is what i did
    Got myself armored up first thing
    Gave me time to learn more about suspension upgrades in the meantime
     
  6. Jan 11, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    Dirk Diggler

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    I'm running OEM OR suspension on a 2017 tacoma.

    I have sliders and just 3 weeks ago got ny mid and transfer case skid to go along with my aftermarket IFS skid.

    I have 265 75 16 load c duratracs.

    I have gone places that I probably should not have gone with just sliders and an IFS skid.
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    Buddy and his on 33 geolanders. I'm ahead at gallagher lake in Washington state. I did this on OEM tires ifs skid and sliders.

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    Halfway to lonesom lake in Washington state. Turned around here due to snow. OEM tires, ifs skid, sliders.

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    Tahuya ORV park in Washington state. OEM tires, ifs skid and sliders.

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    Tahuya, WA only way out no way to turn around. Stock height skids sliders, OEM tires. This made me uncomfortable but no issues.

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    Coppingers Cove, Tennessee. This is the trail where I decided a mid and transfer case skid was absolutely required from here on out. Awesome trail would love to go again. This trip killed my starter and 3 other starters with guys I went with. 265 75 16 load c duratracs, ifs skid, sliders, and good spotters.

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    Photos never do angles justice. Aftermarket tires, ifs, mid, t case skid, sliders, spotter. Stoney lonesome ORV park in Tennessee.

    This vehicle is very capable.


    Copied from another thread but still holds here. Everything i have I got on sale or from another member in here. I'm just at 2,000 for skid trio, sliders, tires and small other stuff im not counting because it didn't help with anything function wise.
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    Dirk Diggler

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    Love me some yokos. Seriously considering pulling my set and getting 255 75 17 C geolanders

    Edit: OP I have 265 75 16 C duratracs and absolutely love em. I used them in Washington state and now in Georgia. I am very impressed minus one was a pain in the ass to balance. I got mine on sale from discount tire with certs for 620 bucks installed all said and done.
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    Yes to maxtrax. Just used mine helping people out of ditches yesterday in the freak Austin snowstorm.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:41 PM
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    What kind of impact have they had on fuel economy. Have you noticed any issues with any of the tss or traction control?
     
  10. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    Total Chaos bed stiffeners CaliRaised bed tie-downs CaliRaised 0-degree, bolt-on rock sliders Meso Customs Gas Hole Taco Vinyl radio knobs JDM console and dash organizer Ceramic front tint Ceramic windshield coating Ziebart underbody and rust proofing Taco Garage Dashtop Multi-Mount (DMM) Black SR5 Grille Surround Swap Tacos4cheap Grille Badge AL Off-Road Trailgate Panel
    I have the @CaliRaisedLed zero degree bolt on sliders with fillers and really like them. They double as steps to access the roof but are less off-road capable than their other (25 degree?) offering, though. Install wasn’t terribly difficult but took the better part of a day.C32DED8F-C688-4E14-946B-2BA0BB48196B.jpg
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Everything is as it should be. I took a 1.5 mpg hit, 100% worth it.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    Hey IndyTac, do you have any skids in addition to your Caliraised sliders? I'm looking into to buy the same slider but also researching which Full set of skids would go well with it without interfering with the mounting on the frame.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    Total Chaos bed stiffeners CaliRaised bed tie-downs CaliRaised 0-degree, bolt-on rock sliders Meso Customs Gas Hole Taco Vinyl radio knobs JDM console and dash organizer Ceramic front tint Ceramic windshield coating Ziebart underbody and rust proofing Taco Garage Dashtop Multi-Mount (DMM) Black SR5 Grille Surround Swap Tacos4cheap Grille Badge AL Off-Road Trailgate Panel
    I’m sorry; I don’t have skids on my truck. I’d search in the forums here and maybe even reach out to @CaliRaisedLed customer service. I’m sure they know what works and what doesn’t.
     
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  14. Jan 13, 2021 at 3:49 PM
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    Top upgrades to get from stock to off road:
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    Wheels/Tires

    Since you're limiting to $2000, I would probably suggest AT tires such as the BFG KO2s for $250 a tire which will leave you another grand to get a full underbody skid plate from CBI ($800) or piece it together from 4xinnovations (total $650). You want to actually be able to grip the ground and protect your most vital components like transfer case and transmission. If you could put in a little more, I'd recommend doing a frame undercoat just to protect your frame for long time use
     
  15. Jan 13, 2021 at 3:52 PM
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    Dkarr13

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    Unless you plan to be rock crawling, sliders are just for show... butttt if you like the idea, 4xinnovations makes an easy diy weld-kit that welds on the frame ($250) or bolts on the frame ($650)
     
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