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help me spend $1500

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by damon, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    damon

    damon [OP] Active Member

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    Hey guys, the info you guys have on here is amazing. I hope I can get some good ideas and some help with my dilemma. I set back $1500 for some mods and upgrades for my taco. The thing is, I am driving myself crazy going over what to purchase. I cant afford to set up an offroad monster so, I am looking for the best bang for your buck. Can you help me?

    I plan on doing any installs myself to save some bucks
    I am wanting to help its off road capabilities.
    I was thinking about 5100 all around with 2.5 up front and a 1.5 aal My math has that running around +/- $500 with alignment and all.
    Next i was thinking grill craft with lights behind it, then leaning towards a westin brush guard, but cant decide, want an all pro but that's tapping the bank.
    then may be a tool box for storage with a jack and straps.

    Any advice would help, I am certain I am not the first with this problem.
    I only hope I can learn from you.

    Should I spend more on lift........ OMG, I could go on and on.
    thanks everyone for all you help:confused:.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    jnoley07

    jnoley07 Well-Known Member

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    That's easy, send it to me first. I promise I can spend it quick! :D
     
  3. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    jnoley07

    jnoley07 Well-Known Member

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    I say definitley go with 5100's all around, then some A/T's or Muds. There you go. money spent.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    just a word of advice....if you are going for "offroad capability," save the money from brush guard. brush guard will lessen your approach angles. if you want something to mount lights and/or protection for somewhat cheap, get the avid offroad light bar. looks nice, offers protection and light points, and hangs tight to the bumper
     
  5. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    Get some Total Chaos Upper Control Arms, 5100's and get your TSB Springs done at the Dealer. (Does the 2010 apply for TSB springs?) If not Get an AAL.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    747 function > form

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    subscribed for as-you-mod progress pics...
     
  7. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    ATO front skid (need more but icon's might fail if I hang anything else from my truck) All-Pro front bumper thanks to a good deal here and a pesky encounter with a rock or 20, total chaos uppers.
    While the 5100's are nice, now that I have them I really want some coils and upper arms. I would consider the icon coilovers and know that they will last. just my .02
     
  8. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    tim920

    tim920 Never seen Forest Gump

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    Maybe the OME kit and Total Chaos UCA?

    5100 + OME coils & AAL
     
  9. Jun 29, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    fauskar

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    Your choices sound logical. Talk to some of the other truck owners where you drive and get their opinions. Set it up for where you plan to be driving.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    AKTACO420

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    Give it to me
     
  11. Jun 29, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    im running the bils 5100s all around, 2" toytec AAL, and OME 882s on mine...

    i love it!!!

    :)
     
  12. Jun 29, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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  13. Jun 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    x2, mine are now fading and will need to be replaced,Sway-a-way 2.5's here I come. For $1500 you can get UCA's,true coil overs and 5100 rear shocks
     
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