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just got my first taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by franzcars, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    well not mine, it's "the families" but ill inherit it when i can drive. its a 2008 with about 37k miles. basicly the the base model. reg 5 speed i4. its what ever the desert color is called. im thinking about getting the k&n top hp gain. anyone know if their good. pics tomarrow when the sun is up :) any needed mods for the i4 2wd? i dont plan on hauling or crawling.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    welcome!!!!!!!! i dont know..........
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    chaz834

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    Welcome to TW
     
  4. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    RiderOnTheStorm

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    Welcome to TW! If you are looking for mods, I think an air intake, a set of Doug Thorley (DT) Headers, and possibly an exhaust system would be a good start! Most of the guys around here have something along those lines.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    yeah, we were gonna get a gen 1 but found an amazing deal on it :) and air intake is about all i can do for now
     
  6. Mar 9, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    I like my 4 cyl , it has good power and acceleration, but remember, its not a v8 ,or a 4.0L.
    Its not going to be a great accelerating truck ,or even a huge thrill accelerating with all the mods. For now , think about researching threads on the 2ndary filter, pulling the intake piece in the fender, then think about the CAI. After that, the header perhaps. But think about the thought of your $500 or so , how fast you "think" it will accelerate vs. how fast it really accelerates.

    ps , I avoided using the word FAST on purpose. For all the fun the truck will be, dont ruin the fun of working on the truck by thinking youll "try it out " ,speed, then the ticket you get kills your insurance. Youll gripe the hp you gained wasnt that great anyway.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    ya, thats the nice thing about it, it cant go super fast. plus it'll prevent texting/talking while driving :)
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    where is the best place to find a roll able bed cover used? or what should i search for on cl? my mom wants a bed cover so i thought i'd ask u guys. also what is a good brand? not looking to spend more than say 200
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Honestly, if I owned her and had cash, I would forget about all the perfomance stuff. Tacoyota hit it on the head - I don't think you'll make it into a gnx anytime soon. Maybe look at audio or even a different set of wheels. Tacos are great looking trucks, but the steel wheels blow.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Plus your Timberland Mica with black wheels would look good... or it did in my head
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    here's a pic of my baby :) [​IMG]
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Nice looking truck!

    I agree, wheels you want and a stereo
     
  13. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Welcome to TW. That was my very 1st truck(body style,engine,etc) back in 1989. That thing was a tank. Enjoy your new truck.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars [OP] I'm different, in a different way

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    thanks guys :) still wondering about a bed cover, cuz she keeps bugging me about finding one so we can put stuff in the back
     
  15. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    Nice truck!
     
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