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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mjp2, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 [OP] Living vicariously though myself Staff Member

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    I saw the Options Remorse thread and thought we needed one for regrettable mods.

    I'll start...
    .2" coil-overs with weak springs (should have went straight for 2.5")
    .All-Pro UCAs

    My issues came from a lack of knowledge concerning what I was getting into. I knew rock crawling but some of that hardware just isn't made to take high-speed abuse. I could have saved a few bucks on my build if I went straight for the hardware I currently have, but then I wouldn't have spare parts. It's a trade-off.

    Anybody else?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    i'd prob change my rear bumper...the style is "OK" but not great...kind of wish i couldve kept my plate on the bumper instead of the tailgate
     
  3. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    thebigk

    thebigk 6 Double 5 3 2 1

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    Getting married................................



    "What do you mean you need new tires"
    "What do you mean you need new rims"
    "What do you mean you need nerf bars"
    "What do you mean you need a new stereo"
    "It's a new truck....you don't need that stuff"


    So alas.....no mods yet to remorse about! :mad: (BUt am ordering the nerf bars next week anyway!)
     
  4. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:16 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    i need new tires so i dont get stuck
    i need new rims to fit the new tires correctly
    i need nerf bars to help you get into the truck
    i need a new stereo because im a man and i said so

    :D
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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    tsilliker

    tsilliker Well-Known Member

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    Tundra wheels, Access roll-up tonneau, D-rings in front of bed floor, tinted glass in doors to match privacy glass, synthetic oil, Husky floor liners, fog lights, constant power mod for 12v plugs, heated mirrors, brake controller, billet grill, radio aux input mod.
    I regret installing the Timbrens in the rear suspension. Ruined my "gentleman's ride." I will be going back to the stock bump stops.

    This is no way to beef up the rear. Worked OK for hauling a tandem axle travel trailer and for hauling water in the back of the pickup, but driving the truck empty, it feels like it is bottoming out all the time.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    I have no remorse. All of my mods kick ass. :D
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    even the super duper flying cig lighter burnt mint smell mod?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:46 PM
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    Jester182

    Jester182 Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha amen to that! :)
     
  9. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    thats the most kickass of all...:p
     
  10. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    for the record that came out of the mouth of the guy who isnt married or even dating anyone seriously so...well...lets not really go with my advice on what to say to women :D
     
  11. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    I'm Thinking...Oh Yeah...An FJ
    It's all in my head at the moment...
    "i need nerf bars to help you get into the truck"


    "Why?, do you think I'm too FAT to get into the truck?"

    I can hear it now......

    Happily Single hide.gif
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front
    My wife was pregnant at the time and had 1 back surgery prior when I got my step bars (just after lifting the truck 3".... heh)


    I don't regret any my mods. Most of them are functional and added for a reason. However, I do wish I'd been able to afford a better lift kit. The Toytec spacer/AAL is fine for street and highway use, but harsh off road. If I'd had the money at the time to get OME 886's, shocks, and Dakar leafs I would have. I didn't, so the $240-ish for the Toytec was good enough for now.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Westin step bars. Should've gotten Nfabs which are actually useful AS step bars and not just parking lot protection.

    Other than that, I haven't done many mods so no, not much else to complain about.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    tsilliker

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    I will check them out. Do they work with the stock leaf springs?

    Many thanks for the advice! Great forum!
     
  15. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well....that one WAS the most entertaining. :eek:
     
  16. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    same here:D
     
  17. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    SteelCity

    SteelCity Wherever I May Roam

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    Please change your signature picture. Not fair to other members who need to be doing something else besides looking at your signature picture.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    getting started in the first place....:D
    now can't seem to stop, hunting is not even putting a damper on it.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    kristopherl

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    hell, make the sig pic bigger for a wallpaper
     
  20. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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