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Getting Prerunner today - What mods?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stevedidj, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Apr 15, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    stevedidj

    stevedidj [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK - I'm taking delivery of my Impulse Red Pearl 4-Cyl Access Cab Prerunner from Maund Toyota here in Austin TX today. :p

    Reading this site for the last month while I got the choice made and the purchase done has been great - thanks, all for the great info on this forum!

    Now, once I've got this new machine, what mods/add-ons would you suggest? I hear things about ScanGauges, Ipod adapters, leaf-pak TSB, etc. I don't want to spend a lot of money (and I'll let you interpret what "a lot of money" means!), and I don't want to do body/engine/lift mods just yet. What are the bells and whistles you'd think would be cool?

    Steve
     
  2. Apr 15, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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  3. Apr 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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  4. Apr 15, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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  5. Apr 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM
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    ....and maybe a little pine tree air freshener.

    More seriously I'd remove the secondary air filter and replace the OEM air cleaner with a high flow air filter. Those are probably the biggest bang you'll get for the money. One is free and an aFe Dry Pro S is about 30 bucks. I'm also a HUGE fan of the scangauge if you want to maximize your mileage but that's more expensive :D
     
  6. Apr 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Exactly. In comparison almost any other mod is whimpy. (mjp2's truck is a rare exception)
     
  7. Apr 15, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    I'm almost afraid to ask - "mjp2's truck"?
     
  8. Apr 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    Damn. Now I'm blushing. :p

    Depending on how hard you plan to push your truck, my real recommendations are:

    Tires. Scrap 'em and get something that'll keep you from sliding around in the rain. You'll find a few tire threads floating around this site. My recommendation for good all-around tires are the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors. Probably more than you're looking to spend right now but something to consider.

    Brake pads. Braking on these trucks isn't bad, but it's easily and dramatically improved with better front pads. Swap in a set of Hawk pads and you'll be stunned at the difference. Figure about $30 and an hour of your time, including setup, jacking up the truck, pulling wheels, installation, and cleanup. RaceShopper.com has the best prices I've found anywhere and I've been doing business with them for 7 years now.

    Pictures. You need to post them.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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  11. Apr 15, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    I stand corrected. zmtnbik is an ass. :devil:
     
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    Thanks man! It'll be really sweet when it's rolling again. :eek:
     
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    Well, you have a 4banger so get a ton of stickers to add HP. (thats sarcasm for the dimwitted)

    How do you plan on using the truck?
     
  19. Apr 16, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    Well, I plan to use the truck much like the guys the Afghanistan, except no armament, no offroad, not in Afghanistan, and no dangerous territory (unless you consider rush hour traffic dangerous). Ha - about 50% commute driving (20 miles each way), 40% lumber/landscape/plumbing house-project hauling, and the rest as deep in West Texas as I can get. Mileage was the reason I chose the 2.7; I'm very happy with its performance so far (picked it up last night!). Want to let it get good and broke in before I get too carried away, though.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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    mjp2, that's a monster build! It's like touring a candy factory or something going through those pictures - hope there's more coming, and when does Baja happen?
     
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