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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by joshuabradley1, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    joshuabradley1

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    I am a frequent browser on the forums, never post. I have a 2008 2wd single cab taco. It has 34k miles. I was wondering what some of the people who have had tacomas for a while would do to this truck if you had $1000. Everything is stock right now. I have had the truck for 7 months.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    Drop it
     
  3. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    i would lift it or do performance like a chip and headers
     
  4. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    What do you want most out of it? Versatility/off road capability? Power? Sound(Audio)? Lighting? There are a hundred direction you can go. How old are your tires? Does it need any maintaining? etc . . .

    I would either upgrade suspension or do something for power/mpgs like a header

    I would also do anything but a "chip" like that guy says^ that's just silliness.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    joshuabradley1

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    I originally wanted something with bigger, beafier tires, but I keep browsing the street forum and am really liking tacomas that way. With that being said any suggestions?
     
  6. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    Rims and tires, exhaust, Retrofits, LEDs everywhere, black out emblems......
     
  7. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    Basically, what he's saying is turn it into a street queen :rolleyes:
     
  8. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    ^lol, dont do it OP
    I vote bigger tires and a satoshi or grillcraft grill, $1000 gone.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    ziggynagy

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    Save the money for college.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    Most if the mods I said could be done under $1000 and ate def worth it. If you don't want I beat up your truck and make it last long make it a street queen
     
  12. Oct 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    Yea, basiclly. Make it awesome
     
  13. Oct 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM
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    If you want a street queen, don't buy a Tacoma. There are plenty of other cars out there for the same price if not less that are excellent for street only. Some of the most badass off-road ready Tacos I've ever seen are easily over 150k miles with no problems whatsoever.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    I say save some more, and get a lift AND tires. You can run a lifted Taco and wheel it..... I've modded my 98 4Runner that way. I don't like to beat on it either, and cringe at the site of "trail pinstripes" or any real carnage. Basically, my Toyota's are my babies... I take good care of them, and leave the trudging through mud, for driving an ATV. :)

    Good luck with the mods, and post up some pics what you've done! :D
     
  15. Oct 24, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    Not everyone buys a Tacoma for off road performance and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm lifted and my truck barely ever goes off road. The main reason I lifted was because Toyota's stock suspension was a joke and there was a lot more aftermarket support for lifted applications vs. beefed up stock height applications.

    I agree with the post above that said we need some more info. $1,000 will go in a hurry so focus your efforts based on what you want whether it be a lifted rig with bigger tires, better audio, new wheels, performance, etc. Pick a direction and we can give you ideas within that category to help you make the most of your $1,000.
     
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    I guess it's just personal opinion. I don't understand why somebody would put larger tires and a lift on a truck if they don't plan on ever using that extra clearance. I guess I've always been a function>form kinda guy.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Function always trumps "I think it looks cool"

    too many derps pick tread pattern off looks rather than their intended application
     
  18. Oct 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    Haha that's a new one for me! Never knew that was something people even cared about as far as looks go.
     
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