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Has anybody done any cool mods to their 96 tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco GTR, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Taco GTR

    Taco GTR [OP] Valdosta State University

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    im trying to up grade my tacoma without breaking the bank. please share any pics or tips of what you have done. my truck is an ext cab and its brown. thanks
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    ive got a 04' but its about the same body style
    ive done the deck plate mod and some other stuff. there are pic's on my profile
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    so what does that do?? does it give me more HP?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    it helps a little bit 3-5HP, it gave me a little better throttle response. and it only costed me right under $15
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    nice so do i have to cut a hole in my airbox for that??
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    rab89

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  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    yeah either a 3", 4", or a 5" but i think the recommended size for the 4-cylinder is a 4"
     
  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    ok, thanks. im gonna try and get a pic of my truck up soon. cause i love my tacoma, but it really needs some help. its as low as a car. and i went from an f350 to that. so a lift is in the works really soon
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    is it 4x4?
    does it have the TRD package??
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    no its a 2wd and its not trd or sr5. :( my parents bought it at an auction and i have to drive it to college when i graduate. so i gotta get on the ball. i thought about building it up as a desert prerunner. with the wide fenders and the long travel suspension. but thats kinda expensive
     
  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    yeah if you go down that road it would set you back a little bit
     
  12. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    but im thinkin a 3 or 4 in lift. 33s and repainting it and knocking the dents out. and blackin out the head and tail lights. the only bad thing is it has 279,000 miles on it
     
  13. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    Do it like me!:D

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    For the 2.4 IMO just do the elbow mod its the free version of the deckplate mod and has the same results.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    Taco GTR

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    ok heres a pic of my truck
     
  16. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    Oh a truck is suppose to be faster than car? LOL
     
  17. Feb 5, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    For the cheapest, smartest (in my opinion) and best way to get your truck up to par would be first have it tuned up by a shop, change the oil and do the basics.
    Looks wise I would personally just repaint your existing wheels gloss black at first and give the paint a good wax.

    That would be a good first point to get your started and add on from there.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    well thats a pic of it when is was dirty. but i have washed and painted the wheels gloss black. but with all the georgia red clay. when i go dirt roading, after i clean them. the mud and dirt tends to find a permeant home near the lugs. i can get a paint job and the dents fixed for 100 bucks(me and dad know the body guy) and the engine tune is probably gonna cost the most. but if i do that im gonna do a transmission rebuild too
     
  19. Feb 5, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    heres my friends 96 tacoma like a prerunner like you were talking about
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Feb 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Taco GTR

    Taco GTR [OP] Valdosta State University

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    thats pretty nice. he has the whole front clip. how much did that run him??
     
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