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Hi guys, noob here.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by NorthernVandal, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    NorthernVandal

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    New to me Tacoma, 02 double cab sr5, love this little thing. Just coming off my loud and obnoxious kick with a 24 valve dodge diesel and fell in love with this truck.

    So she's pretty much stocker right now, performance and comfort wise. I do have a softopper canvas canopy on it but looking for tips on what I should be considering and where to locate group buys. I am an accessory geek so looking at remote starters, seat covers and performance things like intake and TBS things. Not sure where to start so I will hang out in here for a while and see how you fellas operate. Nice to find this spot.
     
  2. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    Thedarkight

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    Welcome man. TW is a great place alot of good info an fun conversations going on. So whats your game plan for you taco?
     
  3. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    NorthernVandal

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    Not really sure yet. Probably some lighting upgrades, seatcovers, stereo then performance, remote start, etc. Stereo sounds good but I have a double din really nice one just sitting in the garage, so I will install that then try to find some good lighting options.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    blake5995

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    i would like to recommend the HID projectors for your toyota. i was very skeptical at the start but since i do a ton of night driving i decided to do it and have done the same retro fit to my other 3 trucks
     
  5. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    NorthernVandal

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    Thanks blake, I was always skeptical of trying a retrofit, I am not that good with cutting plastics. I had the Retro solutions HID kit I put in my dodge and I love them. Lighting is a HUGE thing for me. I did angle them down since I didn't have projectors. Do you recommend a projector kit that someone may sell? Mine were 55w HD 6000k and I loved the daylight they put out.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    m3bassman

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    Welcome to TW. Im a Vandal as well in the area :cool:

    you can try PIAA Extra white halogen bulbs if the HID projector route is too much. The light output is great.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    If you're willing to spend $$$ then look at Wet Okoles for seat covers.

    Super comfy, very durable, beautiful looking (customizable) and you can even add heating elements to them.

    Scroll down the forum index and you'll see a "group buys" forum under the "Shopping" category.

    Scroll further down, to the bottom, and you'll see all the vendors on TW.

    Welcome to TW.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Blackdawg

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  9. Jun 17, 2013 at 2:48 AM
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    NorthernVandal

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    Awesome links and ideas, thanks guys. Bassman, come to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on the 29th for the Bikes, Brews and BBQs event, I am a local bbq competitor, will be organizing the event and cooking in it, look for my white Taco with the softtopper on the back at my pit.

    Great people here. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2013 at 4:24 AM
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    no cutting, hacking, or wiring needed. the company has group buys on here every couple months and there are tons of write ups for installing the lights.
    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/
     
  11. Jun 17, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    We will see if im up that way then, if so maybe i will. I love me some good bbq. I just was up there for Car d'Alene too.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    Welcome to TW!! and congrats on your UPGRADE to a Taco!!

    Wet Okole's are the bomb! pricey, but well worth it IMO

    and like Blackdawg posted, just do the deck plate mod and get a new muffler (Magnaflow!)
     
  13. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    What is the deckplate mod?
     
  14. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    Welcome to TW man! I have a stock SR5 access cab, doesn't look stock anymore... youre going to love it!
     
  15. Jun 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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