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For those who have Done mods: how much

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CNEDEER, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    CNEDEER

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    :eek:Hey there guys, currently have a 05 tacoma I'm looking at thats already modded, but if that doesn't go through I'll probably buy a stock one. Having said that, I have "big" plans for it if i buy stock. Listed Below is what I intend to do, just want a general consensus on the cost, or what you guys have paid for? i know, i know, I can use the "search" feature, but wanna hear real feedback from ya'll. :D

    Here it goes:

    3 in. lift (I know, i know, theres probably a hundred different ways of doing this, I'm not looking to offroad much, but do want a quality 3 inch lift, even if itll cost a little more, Ive heard toytec, bilsteins, aal, tossed around, is there a general consensus on the best type of lift for this)

    HID's with HALO Headlights ( The ones that have the illuminated circle around the light)

    Exhaust (Obviously theres a million of these, but whats an average figure i can expect to spend)

    CAI (K/N, AFE)

    Satosh grill (Defintiely a must)

    Wet Okole


    AND I am positive there will be more, but for now, this is where I am going to start (start saving that is :eek:)
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    :eek:. I was hoping it would be more along the lines of 64030302838374810 euros...man was i off!:mad:
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    With those mods, maybe $3k range
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    That's before install...
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Thank you, I was hoping for around 2, but slowly by slowly, I suppose I can afford it. Obviously, theres ten different ways of doing the a lift, but whats an average figure just lift kit wise I can expect to spend.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Yup, this is the number I landed on...
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Lifts are anywhere from $300-$3000... If you want a good lift, 5100s all around and an AAL will cost you like 5-600 (maybe less)
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Hmm Im somewhat familar wit the 5100s and the aal as I have read about them on here. $600 aint bad at all, and that will give me the full 3 inches? Ive heard some mention to buy new UCA's too. NOT trying to turn this into another lift forum, but just wanna get a general idea.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I personally would go this route (as it is the route I am taking as well, pretty close anyway) OME lift... Full 3"

    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=120&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    New UCAs are recommended, but unless you can't get the alignment back close to spec, they are not required.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    So will I only get 2 inches in the rear though, I checked out the site and it said 2 inch aal...
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    i personally wouldnt buy used that has been modded.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Stock we have some positive rake, so lifting 3" up front and ~2" in the rear should put you at level
     
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    Ah gotcha, I was doing some reading on the suspension forum, and seen something about eibach coils? Whats the deal with those?
     
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    hope that helps.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    Defintiely, thats one expensive lift! How do you like that CAI you have, any noticeable "gains" (and I use that term loosely) in regards to power or mpg?
     
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    yea, but with wheels and tires it wasn't too bad when I did the pricing separate. As far as the intake it seemed to "free" up the throttle response. As far as any noticeable power gains I didn't' notice.
     
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