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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by REDLARIAT, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    I know the majority of you all hate chrome, and hate the factory chrome clad wheels... But I thought some others may want to see what I have done to my truck.

    So far I have added:

    Painted front lower bumper
    Added chrome foglight trim
    Vanguard Bull bar
    Chrome step boards that are close to the body
    Tinted windows
    A.R.E. Fiberglass bed cover
    Chrome door handles
    Chrome tailgate handle
    Tacoma hitch plug
    Michelin LTX-MS2 tires
    TRD exhaust tip
    TRD 3rd brake light cover
    Chrome grill overlay
    Door sill protectors
    Leather seat skins
    Heated front seats
    Wood trim kit


    Still on my list:

    Bed rug
    HID headlights
    Heated mirrors
    Reverse sensors
    Navigation
    Sub

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  2. Jan 7, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    Grieby54

    Grieby54 Horsebit

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    '13 TRD Off Road 4x4 DCSB MGM JBL/Entune/Nav
    WeatherTech Digital Liners, ImMrYo rear view mirror bracket, color matched grille, Tacoma door sill protectors, OEM hood protector, clear bra, tint, OEM roof rack, trimmed front mud flaps to match rear clearance, debadged, color matched grille, Plasti Dipped front Toyota emblem, OME 884X coils with trim packer on driver's side, OME Nitro Sport 9000 shocks, Deaver/ToyTec AAL with OME N182 shocks, 265/75/16 Duratracs, ProComp 7032 16" wheels
    If that's the look you're going for, good on you.

    Did you have the dealership install your leather and heated seats...?
     
  3. Jan 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    No I did it myself.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    Grieby54

    Grieby54 Horsebit

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    '13 TRD Off Road 4x4 DCSB MGM JBL/Entune/Nav
    WeatherTech Digital Liners, ImMrYo rear view mirror bracket, color matched grille, Tacoma door sill protectors, OEM hood protector, clear bra, tint, OEM roof rack, trimmed front mud flaps to match rear clearance, debadged, color matched grille, Plasti Dipped front Toyota emblem, OME 884X coils with trim packer on driver's side, OME Nitro Sport 9000 shocks, Deaver/ToyTec AAL with OME N182 shocks, 265/75/16 Duratracs, ProComp 7032 16" wheels
    Where did you get the leather/heated seats and the factory looking knobs? How was wiring it? Cost?
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    I got the leather skins from ebay at a cost of 399.00 and the heated seat kit was from ebay as well. I think it was 89.00 The heated seat controls come as part of the heated seat kit. It was advertised as a toyota heated seat kit.

    Wires were simple just needed a ignition controlled power source, ground, and had to tap in to the night time illumination from the other controls.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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    Grieby54

    Grieby54 Horsebit

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    '13 TRD Off Road 4x4 DCSB MGM JBL/Entune/Nav
    WeatherTech Digital Liners, ImMrYo rear view mirror bracket, color matched grille, Tacoma door sill protectors, OEM hood protector, clear bra, tint, OEM roof rack, trimmed front mud flaps to match rear clearance, debadged, color matched grille, Plasti Dipped front Toyota emblem, OME 884X coils with trim packer on driver's side, OME Nitro Sport 9000 shocks, Deaver/ToyTec AAL with OME N182 shocks, 265/75/16 Duratracs, ProComp 7032 16" wheels
    You did a nice job with them!
     
  7. Jan 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    dtopgun515

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    Hey Yall Georgia
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    5100's up front set to 1.75, SCS Stealth 6 wheels, Nitto Terra Grappler AT's
    Any way you could do a write up on the heated seat stuff for the clueless like myself?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    Thank you!
     
  9. Jan 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    I got this in the mail today.

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  10. Jan 7, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    Bill in Ky

    Bill in Ky Well-Known Member

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    I got my first 4x4 in 1972...haven't been without one! I still like Chrome!
    Very nice looking truck!! In my opinion you have done a great job. But
    then, I like Chrome...
    It might be a Kentucky thing...
     
  11. Jan 7, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    I didn't take any pictures during the install, but I used a guide I found on here to go by. I will see if I can find it and post it.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    miniceptor86

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    TRD sport exhaust and cold air intake, nerf and bull bar, RideRide, ProEFX towing mirrors, BakFlip F1 trifold tonneau
    Hi,

    The chrome on black looks nice! You've got some continuity not a hodge podge.
    Don't worry about what others think. Variety is good, if everyone did what I thought was right they'd all be driving speedway blue Prerunners, how boring would that be, and I'd have to trade to...? be different

    Curious though about the tires, how do you like them and why did you go with the at2. Needin' a new set near future, not impressed with the 45k I get out of the Goodyear Triple Treads and not getting the employee discount since I ain't an employee any more so I'm looking at $220 a tire mounted with lifetime balance and rotations no road hazard.

    Jim
     
  13. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    dtopgun515

    dtopgun515 Well-Known Member

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    5100's up front set to 1.75, SCS Stealth 6 wheels, Nitto Terra Grappler AT's
    Did you cover the rear seats with leather skins too?
     
  14. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    It looks black, but it's actually green lol

    I have always run Michelins as a replacement tire on every truck I have owned. They just last forever and perform the best for me. The tires I have are the M/S2 and I choose them because of the open shoulder blocks to shed water, quietness on the road, and lots of sipes in the tread to help in snow and ice. These were 218 a tire installed.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    REDLARIAT

    REDLARIAT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2012 Green TRD Sport w/ Chrome Wheels
    ARE bed cover, Chrome step bars, Tinted windows, Bull bar, Painted front spoiler, Chrome fog light rings, Chrome handle covers, TRD exhaust tip, TRD brake light cover, Custom hitch plug, Leather seats, Heated seats, Wood trim, Custom gun mount
    Yes.
     
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