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Complete No Brainer...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cjbs2003, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 1:21 AM
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    cjbs2003

    cjbs2003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have finally come to my senses and bought a Tacoma! I just bought a 2010 TRD 4x4 Double Cab. As in I bought it 2 days ago... I plan on keeping this truck for as long as it'll run. I have a beater '95 Corolla as my daily commuter to help keep the miles off the truck.

    Anyways,to my point... Any absolute no brainer must do mods I should do right out of the shoot? I have to admit, I am starting from square one. Not much if any truck modification experience so bear with me. This is a major reason I was so excited to find this forum and tap into the knowledge all you guys have! I do go off roading a good bit with hunting trips and just driving out in the country, so mods would be mostly based on off roading type usage.

    Thanks for any and all advice!
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 1:29 AM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Get rid of the stock tires :) then lift it. Thats me just surf around a bit you will find what you want.

    Oh and welcome to TW!
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 1:38 AM
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    09tacoLI

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    Are you gonna wheel it or keep it on the street that was my first decision
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 2:21 AM
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    cjbs2003

    cjbs2003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It will have to be street legal...
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 2:36 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    How difficult are the hunting trails??
    Would you need a 3"lift w/33"mt's??
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:36 AM
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    gupster88

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  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    Masada

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    Are you looking for creature comforts or appearance and performance?

    You may want to consider some seat covers, wet oakly's seem to be popular. Or some all weather mats from husky. There are tons of free or cheap mods http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html :goingcrazy:

    I would recommend the additional d shackle in the bed of the truck mod.

    Lifting is always fun, or even leveling off the front with some Bilstein 5100's. There are tons of lift options out there. Depending on the tires that came with the truck, you may look into swapping those out after some time if you plan on some off road activities.

    I have a build in progress in my sig, stuff is going on this weekend and I will have more pictures up next week. But you can see some of the stuff I'm doing, and also check out what others are doing in the build section of this sight.:)

    Hope that gave you some ideas, congrats on the truck and welcome to TW. :woot:

    OH and
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  9. Oct 22, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    cjbs2003

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    HAHA, thanks guys... I am gonna try to get some pics of me and more importantly the truck this evening when they old lady gets home!

    The hunting trails aren't insane, I could get by without a lift but a lift would definitely be sweet no doubt! Here is my quandary and perhaps a few of you may have experience with it...

    When I bought my truck, the dealership I bought it from was part of the Auto4Life program. Not sure if anyone has a truck who is covered by the program... Basically Auto4Life is a lifetime powertrain service contract. As long as I get all services done by the dealership, they will cover any repairs that need to be done related to the powertrain for the life of the vehicle. I am thinking they frown pretty hard on after factory mods in this program though... Thoughts and ideas on this?
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I dont need anyting too crazy either. Some off-roading, Snow storms, but mostly daily driver. But i wanted to be able to handle alot.
    So i have done the following:

    Bull Bar and Nerf bars - protection
    TSB and 5100s set at .85 - a little lift, better hauling capability
    265/75R16 Duratracs - way better traction and looks, snow rated also
    extra D-rings in bed - have already used a few times
    compustar starter - nice to have on hot and cold days
    Painted the stock rims and grill - just for looks

    The truck is really well built stock. The stock tires are about the only real drawback. A good set of tires is a must, the rest is all personal. welcome and have fun!
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Some seat covers for the wet stuff..Call it a day.:thumbsup:
    Truck looks good as is.:cool:
     
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