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Best bang for your buck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bengland25, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Bengland25

    Bengland25 [OP] Never Forget! 343

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    Hey TW,

    I have been thinking about getting myself a little Christmas present this year and wanted to know what everyone's opinion was for the best bang for your buck for mods. Wether it be for performance or strictly aesthetics. I am planning on keeping in the ballpark of anywhere between $0-500.

    Interested in exhausts, lifts, lighting, satoshi grill, bumpers, scangauge II, etc.

    I'm open to any and all opinions. Just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were!

    Hopefully some good stuff gets going on here!

    And for all intensive purposes have some damn fun with this! Idc if it's ridiculous or not! Haha
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    johnanm

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    For less than $50 you should put a pair of Sylvania Silverstar headlamps in. Huge difference over stock, and the white color is nice as well.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    Bengland25

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    For sure man, always an excellent option! Might have to take care of that
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    Umrunner

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    Leer 100xr with adventure package, bfg at's, weathertech's, demello sliders, billie 5100's all around, URD short shifter, Diff breather mod. BDF lightbar. Grillcraft grill. PIAA 520 severe weather driving lights. Other random stuff as well.
    Putting in the 5100's was one of the better things I have done for my truck. The ride is much nicer, and the ability to adjust it in the future is a great bonus. I see you have the ready lift in there, but the quality of the billies is amazing.
    Sliders are also right up there. Not only are they great off road protection, they prevent many a parking lot door dings. They pay for themselves very quickly.
    If you own a manual transmission truck, and you have not put in the urd short shift kit, your missing out..

    Currently putting in the lights behind the grill, which aught work out to be a real nice touch as well. I do a fair bit of severe weather driving, so the addition of them is not only a good looking thing, but a very functional thing as well.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    Toy Yoda

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    new audio system or head unit? maybe some wet okoles too
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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    ShawnR

    ShawnR Roads?? We don't need no stinkin' roads...

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    I couldn't STAND the crappy radio, so that was the first thing to go. A double DIN stereo fits in great, and even with the original crappy speakers, God, what a difference....
    But it's what matters most to you is where you should start.:D
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    Rocketball

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    Stereo & speaker upgrade for sure is the best bang for the buck IMO.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Did you use the original coils with the 5100? ive heard a lot of guys doing that but when i called my local suspension shop they had very strong opinions about that..

    Whats the major difference with the bolt-on and weld-on sliders? will i ever really notice a large difference?

    you have a satoshi grill so you have more access or you go with a grillcraft?

    what brand did you go with for your double-din? been looking into alpine and pioneers..


    THANKS! :cheers:
     
  9. Dec 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    AUDIO--#1
    Real BANG for you buck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Dec 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    jtav2002

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    As far as the sliders it depends on what you're doing. If you just want them for looks and light off roading bolt on are fine. But any serious off roading where they may need to support the weight of the truck you will absolutely need weld ons.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    What set-up you recommend? most companies have about the same performance as others. so I am not sure what most people go with. my dad has a bitchen pioneer double-din, but that thing was like $900. My GF bought me 2 - 10" rockford fosgate subs, only issue with that is that i have an 09' access cab and have no fuckin' idea where to put those since i have that shitty transformer looking sub in the back. Don't want to loose space by putting those in the back seat so I need to figure that out... any suggestions?

    :D
     
  12. Dec 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    major price difference between the two? thinking weld-on are the better way to go
     
  13. Dec 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    I think they generally cost the same.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    ok cool thanks man! may have to invest in some weld-on sliders:bananadance:
     
  15. Dec 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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  16. Dec 17, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    I ordered Avid step bars. Good alternative to sliders if you dont do hardcore off roading, and they're a great value.

    Other than that... maybe.. Window Tint? Lighted 4x4 switch? New Decals? Weathertechs? Wet Okoles? There is a decent 'light' mod list... and if you want to go the easy/cheap route, go get yourself a can of Plasti-derp and black out your badges, protect your door sil, etc.
     
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