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Best things to start upgrading

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bob154, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    bob154

    bob154 [OP] Member

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    I have a stock 98 and am looking to make it a little less stock. Where should I start upgrading?? suspension?? rims?? flamethrower?? I'm game for almost anything.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    kg4ghn

    kg4ghn Well-Known Member

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    Stock 98 what? mini, prerunner, 4x4?

    What do you want to do with the truck? Make it more capable offroad? Just looks?


    I would start with mounting a .50cal machine gun in the bed. Never know when those pesky zombies are gonna attack....
     
  3. Nov 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    bob154

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    If it were more off road capable that would be sweet but i'm not really sure where to start exactly. Is there anything that I really should do first, not just off-road capability but in general such as removing the secondary filter or changing , and y something else before i get really into this and yeah its a 4x4 thanks-Bob
     
  4. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    dylandercole

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    deck plate mod.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    cole47

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    lift, wheels, tires
    x2
     
  6. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    X3!!!
     
  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    uhhh bob, first you want to spray some salt on that frame and get like 16000 for it. than buy a new tacoma.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    StaticFilter

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  9. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    TexasTaco14

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    You known anyone actually try to spray salt on there? I heard about the recall a while back, but didnt hear anyone tryin to do that. It work?
     
  10. Nov 11, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    I dunno, but bobs an old friend of mine. I was just kind of messing around. Idk if it actually works. Probably if you give it enough time
     
  11. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:15 AM
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    Toyota1998

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    I have a 98 Tacoma SR5 TRD, the first thing i went for was an ad a leaf in the rear and a couple months later a leveling kit because the slant made it look like a latino truck. I needed the ad a leaf because i tried to haul a load of fire wood, not a big load, just level with the bed rails, and my truck was practically on the overload spring. I was not used to that! the ad a leaf stiffened up the back end but now i can carry a good couple hundred pounds more weight and not even come close to touching the overload springs.
    a month ago i had about 4 squares of shingles in my tacoma, it dropped the back a little, but still not even close to the overload spring.
     
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