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If i am going to spend 300 dollars what should i mod first?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by airsoft_warrior, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    Should i spend it on a Exhaust system or a Cold Air Intake.

    There is an AFE intake for $229 Cx model

    and there is a MBRP (or whatever the brand is) Split rear exhaust for $350 What should i upgrade first?

    Thanks Guys!
     
  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    AFE ProdryS drop in filter - $50
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    You'd probably have to pay to have the muffler installed so you'd be over $300 but that's what I'd do and have done except for the 5100's.
     
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    +2!!! best bang for your buck......and you'll notice a difference from all of it!!
     
  5. Oct 3, 2008 at 2:05 AM
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    If you get 5100's - you'll have to decide how high to set 'em and then you'll need a rear lift, which will most likely cost more than $350
     
  6. Oct 3, 2008 at 2:42 AM
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    unless you decide to leave them at stock height, then you dont have to mess with the rear.:)
     
  7. Oct 3, 2008 at 2:55 AM
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    Yea just get the muffler. You will get the sound just not as much performance. Maybe 5 hp. The intake would be sweet too.
     
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    What's the point in buying the 5100's and keeping them stock? Seems the money could go somewhere else... The stock suspension that comes on these trucks is good enough I would think.
     
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    first money i spent was on seatcovers. ordered the TRD ones the day i picked up the truck, also some good huskyliners or weathertech floor mats are a good idea...if you plan on having the truck for a while that is. :2cents:
     
  10. Oct 3, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    just my opinion, but you can leave them stock for however long you need to.....they ride better than the stock shocks, then you can level your ride/lift the front later on if you want to........two pro's to the 5100's.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2008 at 3:55 PM
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    Set 'em at 1.75" and level the truck out?
     
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    ^Yeah, that was my thought process. Even .85" would be close to level. No reason to lift the back then.
     
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    Whats the best place to get the Bilstein 5100's?
     
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    Thanks Will, if I get them I will PM you to talk about settings if I need help.
     
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    that'll work for me man!! if you need, i'll send ya my cell # too. and if you dont want/need the rears.....they have the fronts for like $169....still a great deal on awesome shocks man!!!:)
     
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    Cool man, Yeah I figure I will get all four. Gotta look at my schedule to figure out when I can put them in. I'll be sure to let ya know.
     
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    good deal bro....works for me!:D
     
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    So does the drop in filter just replace the stock air filter? Does it require anything extra?
     
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    yep....just replaces the stock filter. you can get the cleaning kit for it also....but regular dish soap and water work too as good as i can tell.
     
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