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I call it Vera - Functional Newbie friendly mods - No drilling required

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by akjone02, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Aug 6, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    akjone02

    akjone02 [OP] Active Member

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    1st of August 2010 I purchased my Tacoma. No experience with Toyota, trucks, mods, or manuals. :) This will be my first time doing any type of work on a vehicle, and I intend to document the process in that hopes that anyone who comes after me can get some ideas and, of course, learn from my mistakes.

    My mods will follow this set of rules wherever possible:
    - Be newbie friendly (I'm a newbie so this should be a given)
    - Have some functional purpose, or at least look really really good
    - Not reduce performance (specifically mpg or hp)
    - At all costs avoid voiding my 7 year warranty
    - Do everything possible to avoid cutting, drilling, or welding into my truck
    - Not break the bank

    I'll be creating a thread with a writeup for each mod that I do and linking to them below. I'm hoping this build will serve as a sort of compilation and easy reference for some of the more common modifications done.

    Stock
    Basic: 2010 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, Barcelona Red
    Drive: 4 Cylinder Manual Transmission
    Options: Floor Mats, door sill protector, no packages

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    *adding more later before I change anything*

    Mods
    Cheated (dealer/aftermarket installed)
    Remote Keyless Entry - 0 hours - $134
    Wind Visors - 0 hours - $93

    Finished


    In Progress
    Digital Shifter with gear display
    Bakflip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover
    Pop and Lock powered bed lock
    Tailgate clamp anti-theft mod

    Potential
    Undercarriage lights
    Bed Lights
    Heated mirrors mod
    Daytime running lights mod
    Steps or shifters with functional bed access
    Powered Mirrors
    Compass / Temperature gauge mod
    Air Intake
    Exhaust
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    claw

    claw Well-Known Member

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    Cam
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2010 Access Cab, 4 Banger
    Tonneau cover, bed lights, fog lights, VHF radio
    The simplicity is similar to what I'm shooting for, I'll be following along for sure!
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

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    Steve
    Sunny Az.
    Vehicle:
    10 4X4 O.R. White
    TRD skid painted black,
    I said I will not modify this truck!!!!

    My wife laughed.

    She was soooo right as usual!!!!
     
  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:51 AM
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    RAD

    RAD RAD@RECHELON/AESTHETICS Vendor

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    "LAX/TO/PDX"
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    2007/TRD/O/R "RECH"RUNNER
    TOO MUCH
    ^Pfft. I said I wasn't going to MOD this truck, nor spend a lot on it. Boy was I wrong.

    Also.....Good Luck with the Build!
     
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