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How to appropriately upgrade a taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Papawhiskey, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Feb 22, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    Papawhiskey

    Papawhiskey [OP] Captain of the Jolly Roger

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    My fellow Americans.

    I have searched high and low but figured this is a question that should be addressed by people who know things and stuff.

    I have purchased a 2015 TRD Sport and am loving everything about it.AN ABSOLUTE MACHINE!

    However, I have hit a wall.

    Over the last 4 months I have:

    Upgraded interior lights, backup lights and liscence plate lights all to LED.

    I threw a Yakima on top.

    Replaced hippy antenna with a low profile.

    Took the nerf bars off because I’m single and need that good clearance.

    Threw some weather techs in the cab.

    Put a very dark, darker than midnight under a black iron skillet dark tint on all windows and brow.

    But now, I am lost on what to do next. I have ordered some LED bulbs for headlights but we shall see how those pan out.

    Up until this point I haven’t drilled holes or cut any thing because I’m not very savvy with these things AND I don’t know where in the cats ass to start and I don’t want overkill. At least yet....

    I think I want to put a leveling kit and some good ole BFs on there when the time comes. Maybe a good sub behind that strange space behind the passenger seat. Soft topper? Skid plate? Maybe Go HAM on a Cobra 29 Lx?

    Thank you for your time, feedback and any recommendations on builds.

    Papa

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  2. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:36 PM
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    Bebop

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    6 inch lift kit dude!!

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  3. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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    KactusJack

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    Before you put in those LED headlight bulbs, search the forums. Generally not a good idea unless you replace the entire headlight assembly with LED-specific. The LED bulb does not play well with the design of the reflector inside the headlight assembly.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:42 AM
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    Supercharge it.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:43 AM
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    That be very clean son! Ol red be lookin good!

    Lights, why did you go with 4 boxes instead of one bar?

    Rigid industry vs SEE Lite?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:47 AM
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    Papawhiskey

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    I was poking around with that yesterday. It seems condensation build up and blinding other drivers is an issue. I can still cancel my order. Bought the OPT7’s.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNBDWPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  7. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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  8. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:49 AM
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    I foresee this thread going downhill quickly. Sub'd.


    In all honesty the sky's the limit for whatever you want to do. Use google and search for things and just add tacomaworld to your Google search you'll find the answers. The biggest question though it what do you want to do with the truck or get out of it. When that question gets answered then it'll guide you on what to do.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    any ideas on bed lights?
     
  10. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:57 AM
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    Love your optimism!

    I’ve been doing a ton of that for weeks but of course every component has mixed reviews. I’ll check out ya build!
     
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  11. Feb 23, 2018 at 5:46 AM
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    tires/wheels.........go completely over the truck...replace all fluids.....gear oils etc....plugs

    serp belt......5100's on all four corners....lifted Taco's look kool.........just don't want any

    issues with driveline etc....dash cam ? new front bumper ? too many mods.....

    not enough cash...........:(
     
  13. Feb 23, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    I have a 15 pro suspension kit for sale:)
     
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    I don't like the one bar. And I got all 4 rigid pods on Craigslist for 100 bucks. Couldn't say no
     
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    :rofl:

    And drilling and trimming is where the fun begins!!! All while you think to yourself “what did I just do?”
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    13 cupholders for beer. All the Weathertechs.
    :rofl: I read this in Jeremy Clarkson's voice. My vote would be Softopper. I LOVE mine.

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  17. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:04 AM
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    So - how do / will you use it?
    I see you do some light off- road camping.

    What else?

    If you go far off-road, body armor.
    If you camp a lot - a RTT (roof top tent) & maybe suspension
    If you like to drive through water a snorkel might be in order.
    If you are a mall crawler - you'll need lots of stickers (LOL).

    So how do / will you use the truck?
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    How about red line hood struts for the hood. That's a nice mod to do op.
     
  19. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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  20. Feb 23, 2018 at 8:15 AM
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    I might just have to reach out to @mattgecko ! The whole enchilada is exactly what I’m looking for however when I get a soft top I think it will get in the way. I’m in love with that enchilada and coincidentally I love Enchiladas.
     
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