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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by taco.bomber, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 8, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    taco.bomber

    taco.bomber [OP] New Member

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    Hey everyone! I just bought my first Tacoma, it's a 3rd gen TRD Off-Road and I am wanting to put a levelling kit onto it as well as some K02 tires. is there any better solutions? I have currently been looking into the Readylift levelling kit. Is there anything you guys can tell me about better options or anything else I might want to know before I start my build? I am extremely new to everything off-road, so every bit of advice I can get I would greatly appreciate!
     
  2. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 Infantry leads the way! TTC #114

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    Welcome! There's plenty of resources here to answer your questions. I'd personally recommend to just take your truck off-road and see what you need and do your mods incrementally.
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT Well-Known Member

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    Go slow and drive it a lot before you do too much. Figure out what you need vs what someone wants to sell you.
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    JS760

    JS760 Well-Known Member

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    3 months from now....starts thread about how much joing TW has cost him
    :D

    congrats and welcome
     
  5. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    WiscoPat

    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    I'd echo what the above guys said - go slow. The Off Road model comes plenty capable out of the box for the vast majority of people. Spend time getting to know your vehicle, where it excels, and where it could improve.

    If you have the mod itch, start small and practical. Plenty of threads on here that can help you with initial recommendations.

    As for off roading, some of the best initial mods are actually things to take with you in the vehicle. Depending on terrain and climate, a good shovel, traction boards, and airing down your tires will get you through most things. Nothing, however, beats having a second vehicle with you.

    Welcome and enjoy the truck!
     
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  6. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:19 PM
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    Thunder Fist

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    Like, so many.
    Welcome aboard. Here’s my standard list of easy mods:

    1. Bed mat. It’s life changing.

    2. All weather floor mats (Husky or WeatherTechs).

    3. Hondo Garage radio knobs. You don’t know that you need them, but you do. You can thank me later.

    4. If you don’t have an OR, get a tow hook from an OR. Paint it red or something cool.

    5. Check our the regional forums ASAP. They are the heart of this whole thing.

    6. Rear diff breather mod.
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    Blockhead

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    Keep it stock.
     
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