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Finally got my Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mbush, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    mbush

    mbush [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    My name is Mick and I finally brought home a new Tacoma. Its an Access Cab 4x4 Sport, speedway blue. Hopefully I can become a contributing member here, and thanks to all who helped me through the buying stages.

    A couple of questions: Are there any kind of tips or FAQs section for first time tacoma owners? Also, what do you all recommend as must buy items for a new owner? I'm thinking of getting some nice rubber floor mats, nothing major, just some inexpensive things that are purposeful. Thanks again.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Weathertech makes really good mats I hear. I am saving up for them at the moment but almost everyone has them here. Welcome!
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    ttylerr

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    weathertech floor liners are top notch. husky liners are also a good choice, they don't fit quite as nice but they're cheaper
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    l_prettyman

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    my "must buy items" would have to be weather tech floor mats liners, window visors, double din screen and subwoofers. oh and new speakers.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    Congrats!
     
  6. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    BP09

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    Black rims
    New suspension
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    Bumpers
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    New Grill
    Maybe some Wet Okole seat covers....
    cant think of anything else at the moment but basically buy one... and you want to buy them all. Its a bigger addiction than crack
     
  7. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    Packman73

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    Welcome from Phoenix.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Hello Mick, welcome to TW.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    fletch aka

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  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    mbush

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    Thanks for all the replies. I like the weathertechs and okole seat covers. I might get a bed mat too, but I'm kinda worried that it might get stolen. Maybe some new horns since the stock ones seem kinda weak.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    jefferson

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    i love my weathertechs. never even wipe my shoes anymore.. just track it all in and throw it all out later. Its brilliant. Dont think, just buy them and thank us later.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    topgun155

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    One thing everyone should get is a scangauge. I highly recomend one.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    i agree but i hate that theres no really clean area to install one..
     
  14. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    mbush

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    What does this scangauge exactly do?
     
  15. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    Congrats and welcome.
    I had the same q's and have got great advice from this site.
    I bought Trd shifting knob $25
    ARE CX Cap $1500
    Dee Zee rubber bet mat $60
    Wet Okole Seat covers w/ TRD logo $290 (Front only)
    Westin/ Wade ALL weather front floor mats (very similar to weather techs). $80
    Husky Rear Floor All weather mats. ($50)
    Aries Full Grille Guard ($400)

    Looking to get
    Smittybuilt running rail with 2 steps. ($275)
    Thule Roof rack for cap. ($200)
    K N Cold air intake. ($280)
    Better all season tires in the summer.

    I would say the Wet Okole Seat cover and the front and rear floor mats are a MUST HAVE!! They will save your investment for years to come!
    For me the cap was a must for the dogs and bed mat for their comfort.
    Grille guard and runner rails (if I get them) are mainly for looks but do serve as protecting as well.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    mbush

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    Whats the best place pricewise to get weathertechs and a bed mat? Any shop recommendations?
     
  17. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    I got my bed mat and both floor mats on ebay.
    Ebay sellers names

    Husky rear floor mats: got-chrome

    Bed Mat : carpartswholsale (best price i could find anywhere)

    Front floormats : finaltouchautomotive (i got these when no other floor mat was available due to recall issues many took them off their shelves until recently when gas pedal has been offically blamed)
     
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