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first truck!!! and mod questions

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by exp98sohc, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:37 PM
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    exp98sohc

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    hello. im new. im looking at a taco for my first car... err.. truck. would you reccomend them? Also, im looking at a flowmaster super 10 for it. how to they sound with them? also, ive been eyeing magnaflo hi flo cats. how would that sound with the super 10? lastly, are there any other mod ideas you got? thanks!
     
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  2. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    Whats your goal with the vehicle? Lifted all broskies, overlander, rock crawler, long travel baja prerunning , or just a soccer dad
     
  3. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    daily driver but enough offroad capability for overlanding/having some fun... im still in high school not ready to be a dad!!!! lol
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    Oh shit, nah son you need a 1st gen thats paid in cash, cant be in debt right out of highschool
     
  5. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    exp98sohc

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    my uncles got a 17 he said hell sell it to me for 15 and my parents agreed to pay half... ive been working for a while and have saved the cash...
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:49 PM
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    If you got the cash then id buy it, but dont get a loan, i think youd be happier with a 4runner or a lexus or a fj cruiser, but for that price kinda hard to pass up
     
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  7. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    I’d suggest the following mods since you’re still in high school: money for insurance, gas, and repairs.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Nah first mod is getting a topper in the bed for you can invite britney to cuddle after school
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Welcome to TW. Flowmaster and Magnaflo ain't got nothing on whistle tips!! Woo woo

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kSgYtmCnyYw

     
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    yep!
    you sir... have read my mind... if only i had someone lol... but hey! more money savings... right?
     
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    My advice is not to touch the exhaust system. Now I'm making assumptions about your free cash because you are a student, but these trucks are a pain if you get something wrong and if your state has annual inspections it could be a money pit.
     
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    get an insurance quote on that before you jump the gun, know what you’re going to be paying every month just to have it, above and beyond the cost of the truck. High school male in a 2017 truck, I have a feeling your rates will be...a lot.
     
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    get KBB estimate

    get UNcle to drop 10% off as a grad gift

    then ease into it...................

    no reason to let enthusiasm/anxiety get U in over Ur head

    if its a good truck U have time to get it Right !!
     
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    ah. i see what youre saying. CA has been pretty lenient with some other ppls trucks lol.. hoping ill be lucky... as ling ad the magnaflos r CA legal it would b fine right? also abt insurance i checked and its high, but i can afford it bc ive been saving since i was 8 lololol
     
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    Do yourself a favor, and spend your cash on a used truck for under 5k. No reason why you need a 2017 in high school


    I realize that's not what you want to hear but it's the smart thing to do. Right now you need to be thinking about what you're going to do after high school. College? Military? Get a job? Either way, you dont know a. If you will have a place to park it B. If you'll even need it day to day, or c. You might need that money for other things (rent/deposit on an apartment, buying a couch and/or other furniture, etc.

    When I graduated high school I had a ten year old two wheel drive f150 that, tbh I still wish I had today.
     
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    To me the concept of a performance exhaust is increase in engine output etc.

    If you want engine Performance, the Taco is not really a good fit.

    No one can tell you where to spend your money, but some mods that are more popular are bed racks, suspension, bed cover etc.

    I understand wanting the truck to sound cool, but whatever you are paying up front double it of you plan to keep the truck a while. My experience with "value" exhaust upgrades vs the $10k kits you see on sports cars
     
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    ah. i see. my parents said its gotta have blind spot monitoring and all of that which pretty much eliminates half of my choices... and i plan to keep it a while...
     
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  18. Oct 10, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Screw that I had to drive a damn Ford Pinto station wagon in high school. I would have lit that thing on fire with myself inside to drive a Toyota truck.

     
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    15? Either something is really wrong with it or you have a really nice uncle. My 17 was 32k back in April. I'd jump on that no matter what trim it is
     
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    yeah... i wanted a 2nd gen explorer but the whole safety thing threw that out the window :/
     
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    sounds like a good solid deal

    so dont get into burning cash on needless accessories

    a 17 will last U thru college or well into a career

    youth & inexperience will give U some wiggle room

    so far Uv been reserved

    why change
     
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