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help with mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sublimetaco, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    sublimetaco

    sublimetaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    FIRST.. i want suggestions on what i should do next!

    So... i am a complete nooks to trucks period let alone tacomas.

    i need help finding modding websites. im used to mustangs and i always go to Stangmods.com for EVERYTHING....

    can someone tell me or point me in the right direction to get the following things please...

    a few things i want:
    -amp research power steps
    -hids(just ordered from ddm tuning)
    -the front skid plate thing(not sure what its called but i see it mostly with pro comp lifts)
    -exhaust, nothing crazy but something that is decent rumble
    -throttle body and intake(or stuff to boost hp a bit)
    -custom license plate (6 letters) help me choose a plate name
    please HELP THE NOOB Lol

    a few pics to help me choose mods
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  2. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    read bold:)
     
  3. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    -amp research power steps
    $422 used from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/AMP-Research-...2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=generic&qid=1310748929&sr=1-1
    -the front skid plate thing(not sure what its called but i see it mostly with pro comp lifts) (Many options here, if you have a Pro Comp DB lift I think you need to use their specific skid)
    -exhaust, nothing crazy but something that is decent rumble (Magnaflow has bolt on kits that sound good or just get the Tacoma TRD one)
    -throttle body and intake(or stuff to boost hp a bit) (Skip the throttle body, if you need a sound box intake just get the Toyota TRD model)
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    sublimetaco

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    ok thanks guys, ,but i heard that the throttle body helps the response. and for the skid plate, i cant find one for my fabtech lift kit...
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Just dont put on a flowmaster. I have the Wicked Flow 13" 2.25" and its not bad(i want a lil more rumble), but im gonna wait for my headers before i swap it out or eliminate the tail piece in case the headers really change the sound or adds rasp. Replace your airfilter with an AFE pro dry S or K&N if your biased. Throttle body spacers are more for cars with carbs.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    my buddy has the amp research steps on his duramax and they tuck nice and are awesome.. think it fits the taco different?

    what are any bolt ons to help horsepower other than headers and supercharger?
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    honestly.... nothing really. theres small things than can give you a pony here and there, but headers and s/c are really your only options..
     
  8. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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  9. Jul 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    seriously? WOW, i had Noooo idea there was a search... now all of my questions are answered. you are awesome! haha

    yeah man thats not amp research ones. thats some odd off brand i guess
     
  10. Jul 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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  11. Jul 15, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    my bad man.. i don't NOT believe you. it just didn't look the same. my mistake.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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  13. Jul 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Quit being a prick
     
  14. Jul 16, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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  15. Jul 16, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    my thoughts in bold
     
  16. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Thanks man, and thanks for your tips. I am wanting stuff to be useful and I'm wanting cosmetics as well. I've always been a "looks" person. But now that I'm going to be going offroad, I need functional things too

    What are some good mods for going offroad?
     
  17. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Well for wheeling the best mods are 1) Protection 2) traction, at least thats my point of view. You need to protect before you can get yourself out there!

    So I would recommend sliders for sure over the AMP steps! Especially since your lifted so high, if you ever need to change a tire your SOL unless you got sliders and a hi-lift jack.

    Skid plates, not really sure which one to go with just look around and ask members questions about theirs!
     
  18. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Allpro offroad has some awesome skid plates and other armor such as bumpers
     
  19. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    All pro has some very affordable skid plates, got mine 150
     
  20. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    what are sliders? sorry if thats aa stupid question... is that like the nfab steps i had on the truck when i bought it? i took them off already because i didnt like them...
     
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