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Is there a SoCal mod shop?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by MBestrgr, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Jul 19, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    MBestrgr

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    I live in LA and I would love to find someone out there that owns a shop. I just got my 2nd gen taco and would love to find a place where guys know what the hell they are doing with tacos. That why I can slowly mod up truck with good advice and expertise. I just don't want to take it to some random ass custom shop to overpay and get it F*ed up. I am a newb when it comes to building shit, but I'd love to learn. The closer to the San Fernando Valley the better. Anyone?
     
  2. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    1BlkT

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    What kind of mods are you looking to do? Suspension, audio, performance, body work? If we know what kind of things specifically maybe everyone on here can give you some recommendations. I don't know very many 1 stop shops around here, but it all depends on what you're looking to accomplish.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Well the list of things I want to do to my truck would include, New grill, new wheels/tires, some lighting upgrades, body lift
     
  4. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    depending on what you want to do, TW member driveways are the best.

    :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Ohhh god a body lift,go to 4 wheel parts in van nuys
     
  6. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Haha dude, I have a pre-runner so I just want something to make room for a lil bigger tires and I am on a buget
     
  7. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    What kind of budget? Look into Camburg 4'' Spindles if your budget can handle it. Then you can add an add a leaf til you can afford a new leaf pack in the rear.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    dont cheap out on a body lift, save the pennies and get something worth while

    you'll be much happier, BL look like crap (cuz they are crap)
     
  9. Jul 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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  10. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Well the body lift is not set in concrete. Still curious about any LA mod shops. I checked out that 4 wheels part and I didn't know about that so thank you for that, it looks legit for parts.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    buying parts at 4WP's is fine, but dont let them work on your truck. i have heard way too many horror stories.

    like said earlier, most of these mods are pretty east to do and you can do them yourself or w/ the help of fellow TW members
     
  12. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    just a thought, it would be rad to install an LED light bar in the lower open part of the bumper.

    OP, you would be the first one i think, just have an offroad shop fab up a mount for you.

    something like this (but on a tacoma)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Welcome to Tw. Look in the regional section of Tw for mod days. Most mods are easy enough to de your self.on a side note try to stay away from body lifts they are not safe and look like crap. I would save up for for camburg spindles, I believe they are located in your area and they cost 300.00 plus the part to install.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    do it right...

    4WP is cool to buy from so long as you know what you are getting...

    if you are new to this, do more research before you buy...

    get to know the so cal folks who have been doing this for a while, especially folks who are into prerunners...

    if you plan to wheel the truck, figure out what type of wheeling you want to try and get first hand feedback from those who are IN to that type of wheeling...

    it's natural to want to save some money, but the money you save today, will mean nothing if you have to spend even more later on upgrades, repairs, or replacements...

    like i used to say over at CustomTacos, "if you VALUE your truck, put some value INTO your truck"
     
  15. Jul 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    That's actually a pretty sweet idea
     
  16. Jul 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the input, some wise words. That's what I am in the process of doing...finding out what is best for me and my truck. I think I have decided against the body lift because it is meaningless and might give me issues down the road, all for some aesthetic look that is shitty anyways. Preferably I would love to meet up with some TW guys in SoCal that could help me out, thats mainly why I posted this thread, but all the input has been great thanks
     
  17. Jul 19, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    What part of L.A. are you in?
     
  18. Jul 20, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    Woodland Hills, The San Fernando Valley. Not too far from Gendale
     
  19. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    you're pretty much in between me, nelson18matt, and th3bigk0

    i sense a valley TW meet and greet coming on...

    :cool:
     
  20. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Hell yea
     
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