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Favorite Mod/Part under $500

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gringo77, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    gringo77

    gringo77 [OP] Member

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    so...came across $500 and am looking at putting it into the truck. I have a 2011 DCLB PreRunner.

    I've put new tires on it and bought some weathertech floor mats and a toolbox.

    My next thought was step-bars or slidders...

    Could anyone else throw some ideas my way?
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Special_K

    Special_K o_o

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    +1 for sliders
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    ktmrider

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    the seat covers
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Guess that depends on which direction your wanting to go.
    If it was mine I would go for a decent tube bumper. Doubt if you could find a plate bumper for under $500.
    Sliders or steps are nice.
    Bed tool box is always handy for tools and such.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

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  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    gringo77

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    will sliders look stupid on a 2wd truck? could i still use them as a step? which ones should i look into?
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Some are tucked in, others come out kinda far.
    Check the vendors section on the left.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    5100s maybe...?
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    sliders for sure. 2wd or not.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    NewMexiTaco

    NewMexiTaco Abron Cabron

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    Weathertech mats; Wet Okole seat covers; Kobalt Lowpro truck box,(sitting in the shed) Snugtop Hi-liner camper shell; AFE Pro Dry air filter, Tailgate Hoseclamp mod; 5100s all around, Light Racing UCAs, OME 885 coils, OME Dakar Leafs, CB Drop, Driveline spacer. Epoxy Satoshi; Redline Hood Struts. 4x Mil Spec. bed D rings; Brute Force Fab custom DCLB Hybrid Sliders, ARB w/ Warn M8000 wench, Diff Breather mod, Alpine Deck w/ ipod cable. Iphone ziptie to rearview mirror 4wd-cam mod!
    If you haven't seen it -check out the Cheap Tacoma mods under 'tutorials' at the top of the page. theres enough to keep you busy for months.... you could stretch $500 a long way.

    That being said... interior, exterior protection should be at the top of the list.IMO. and then suspension. I got weathertechs right away, but with kids, a dog, and outdoor activities i wish i would have gotten WO seat covers a LOT sooner (mine should be coming in the mail one of these days...:woot:)
    I do want sliders and an upgraded skidplate (search metalmiller for skids and relentless fab and/or beefedtaco for sliders) Those guys make some niiiice shtuff.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    ChiTaco

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    I recently bought WeatherTech DigitalFit FloorLiner matts (front and rear) for a 2011 Double Cab. They are easy to install and clean. I highly recommend this product! Total cost with tax and shipping -- $201.92

    I also bought front and rear seat covers from GT Covers. They fit great! Total cost with S&H -- $346.51
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Capita

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    Add another vote for sliders
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    brow

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    switched rear-view camera, custom access cab bench, tonneau cover, custom bike rack in bed, extra d-rings, de-badged, mag lite mount, weathertechs, bed lights with 3-way switches, rear spring TSB, ultra gauge, after market hitch, cab/hitch mounted canoe rack
    apparently I'm in the minority, but my tonneau cover is by far the most useful mod I've done for under 500
     
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