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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Stripminer, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Feb 20, 2014 at 5:16 AM
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    Stripminer

    Stripminer [OP] Member

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    not yet....
    So I pulled into the garage at my workplace this morning and the antennae on my new 14DCLB was ticking off of the warning signs indicating 6'8" clearance. It occurred to me that maybe a lift is not a good idea.

    This got me thinking.....(for the record, I realize you can shorten the antennae and have plenty of room to lift a Taco and still fit in a garage). TW is full of awesome ideas, especially vehicle mods, but I wonder if anyone has done something they regret? Anybody out there wish they could take something back?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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    aubi1414

    aubi1414 War Eagle!!

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    LED Dome, LED Map, LED License Plate Bulbs, , Konig SixShooters Matte Black, Toyo Open Country ATII's 285 70 17, Satoshi, Bilstein 5100s (set to 0), 885s, LR UCA's, Icon RR 2.0 +2, All Pro Standard 3" Leaf Pack, All Pro Flip Kit, Sway Bar Relocate, Exhaust Chop, Antenna X 14", Debadged, Tint, Matt123 Black TRD Skid, Black Weathertech Mats
    Yep joining this website :)
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    Agreed. If I didnt go on this site. I would have paid off my 2012 prerunner and had a savings account and would have been a happy man. Instead I found this site. I lifted my prerunner got rims and tires and a lot of other stuff. Then decided the prerunner wasnt enough then I got a 2014 4x4 and went crazy on it.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Yup... Pretty much the same thing. I was within 1 1/2 years of paying mine off then fucking TW showed up on my computer somehow.

    New loaded truck and I don't even begin to know how many thousands of dollars spent. For the record I don't really want to know.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    HI, my name is nick and I have a problem. Im an addict. I get the rear bumper today (all pro with the side panels and hitch). I told my wife its the last thing for the truck till I need new tires. Then I will get 33's, Mid travel, UCA's, and bushwackers. I have had my new truck 4 months. and in that time I have added alot, But im already planning on meeting up with BAMF and getting a CB bracket behind my wifes back. she would kill me if she found out I spent another penny. But Like I said im an Addict.

    Mods in the last 4 months.

    All Pro Apex bumper
    All Pro rear bumper with side panels and hitch (on the way)
    All Pro Front Skid
    All pro transmission skid
    All pro transfer case skid
    RCI gas tank skid
    BAMF LCA skids
    BAMF Rear Diff skid (on the way)
    Avid bar (sold)
    Exhaust re-route
    Magnaflow exhaust
    Under the truck turn down on the exhaust
    Toyota Roof Rack
    Inno Cross Bars
    Inno Fairing
    Toyota Bed Extender
    Flat Bed cover
    Bestop Camper shell
    Mounted Hi lift (link to lift and mount below)
    http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Lift-Jack-H...ywords=hi+lift
    http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Lift-4X400-.../dp/B000CMHNY2
    Slider adapter for hi lift
    http://www.amazon.com/Lotus-Developm...i+lift+adapter
    Husky weatherbeater liners
    Short antenna
    Plasidipped badges
    4x4 badge
    Color matched grill from toyota
    Grill craft Black mesh with BAMF letters
    Rock sliders (Trail Gear)
    Bedlined Bumper
    Cargo Bed rack (made of two kbvoodoo's bed racks) link below
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...pic-heavy.html
    Tacoma Decal
    Black Rock 909b 17" rims
    Ultraguage
    5 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires (265/70/17) The review below persuaded me to buy them.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...rs-review.html
    UBolt Flip Kit
    Aftermarket bump stops
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    CB Radio setup. Links below
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Diff breather mod
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...mies-pics.html
    Tuff LED offroad lights
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Pop n Lock (have to mount the camera with a Zip tie on the 2014)

    MY LIFT
    3" lift kit with Bilstein 5100s and toytec Coilovers with Dakar leaf pack and 5160s
     
  6. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:01 AM
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    2003c5ae

    2003c5ae Well-Known Member

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    Custom Chrome Running Boards, Black Vinyl Tri Fold Tonneau, Polished Exhaust Tip, Cargo Extender, Glove Box & Console Organizer .
    Nope, just took delivery on 14 access cab and last two days ordered mods that I want. Mainly bed stuff and small trinkets. Got a Sport 4x4 with navigation so all expensive options were ordering truck imo. Not getting into performance mods with Tacoma as I have car that is already done and for the most part taught me expenses I care not to do again. All good for now !!!:rolleyes:
     
  7. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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    Winker

    Winker Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need to do the lift the roof of the parking garage mod. If there is one thing I hate, it's workplace discrimination.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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    Spoon93

    Spoon93 Well-Known Member

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    How about buying my damn taco. Tacomas never even crossed my mind until last spring. I grew up a Ford guy and have had nothing but Fords. 93 Bronco, 94 F-150 2004 Exploder & 2005 Ranger. I would have had my Ranger paid off by now and would have had a 4" lift tires, cvt, front & rear bumpers and what ever engine mods I could do since fords 4.0L was a gutless piece of shit.

    Then I found Tacoma World.....

    While helping a buddy figure out a way to store gear in his 05 AC TRD Sport Tacomaworld showed up and we found some good ideas. But I was hooked. I started trying to morph some ideas to the Ranger. But to get a 4" lift for an 05 4x4 Ranger, there was 1 option and it was 3,200 plus another 600 to replace front drive-shaft (Ford used some weak piece of shit go figure). So I decided that I needed a Taco because I fell in love with compact pickups and it makes it much easier to get to my hunting grounds. So I now have an 06 DCSB SR5 that is stock (for now) which accompanies a car payment and several more years until it is paid off. I spend every waking hour on this damn site and as soon as my contract job converts to full-time (2-4 months away) the rest of my money will be going to MODS.

    EDIT: Though I guess I really do not regret it because lets face it, Rangers fucking suck compared to Tacomas.:D
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Denial.... Admitting it is the first step.;)
     
  10. Feb 20, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    Marcoc

    Marcoc Well-Known Member

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    2017 Tacoma TRD OR LB white w/tech package
    Easy fix to stop or atleast slow down the modding bug is to get married, buy a house, then have a kid- all fixed no more money for truck:D
     
  11. Feb 20, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    spieler

    spieler Well-Known Member

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    3" Lift kit/265 Duratracs/SCS Stealth 6 matte black wheels, OEM White grille switcheroo, TRD skid derped white, CSjumper drtl map dome parking lights fog light bulbs, Lifetime LED headlights, **Reverse light mod, Foglight anytime Mod, Trimmed mudflaps, Fully Debadged, 3rd brake light cover by well...me, Liquid Innovations black carbon dipped front emblem, G-Tek Fab diamond plate white door sill protectors, SOS Bolt-on Sliders bedlined, MattGecko rear window security bar, Hardwired Radar Detector w/custom sucker mount, Horse Stall Bed Mat, Audiocontrol LC2i with custom mount ACR-1 remote, Custom sub box behind drivers rear seat, Mag light holder behind seat, Center console organizer , Passenger seatbelt flapper fix, Tailgate anti-theft Mod, Bed storage Locks Mod, hygieneboy ghetto gutter grille guard
    The only mod I regret was installing the wife a couple years ago. Those women folk are so needy...lmao..... im easy...pizza, beer, sex, and a nice Tacoma.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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    InSight Retrofits

    InSight Retrofits Closed

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    :rofl:
     
  13. Feb 20, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff

    So true. My wife spends twice as much as I do on the truck on hair, makeup, shoes, boots, and handbags.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    AWF ROWD

    AWF ROWD ...eats at the " Y " often....

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    TRD Supercharger, Walbro 255 FP Upgrade, aFe Stage 2 si CAI, TRD Acrylic cover by Coupe ADD 1 OIL Catch can/SS hoses, TRD cat back exhaust, URD 2.8" Stealth pulley, 3" lift, Toytec/Bilstein C/O's, Toytec Progressive AAL's, LR UCA's, 5100 Rear Billies, Bi-Xenon HID BHLM Retro's w/ Halos RED LINE Tuning Hood Rods Swaybar Relocate, Line X'd Bull Guard/Step, Hitch, Craven Speed Dual Gauge mount, AEM Boost/AFR Gauges, Windows 20% tint, Weather Tech deflectors, GrillCraft upper and lower, Tacoma Raptor letters, LED Interior/Exterior lighting, Lund 6" Color Matched Oval Side Bars, Webasto 700 II sunroof, Heated Two toned custom leather TRD logo'd, Kenwood Multimedia 6990 HD head unit ,JL Stealthbox sub, Hertz Component speakers,, Entire cab damped with hushmat, Viper Security/Remote start, Weather Tech Liners, Blackened exterior LED Lights, Undercover Top w/LED's, Carbon fiber TRD windshield decal,, TRD stitched leather shift knob, TRD steering wheel emblem,
    Welcome Nick...with all those Mods you won't find any sympathy here...sit the fuck down and shut up....

    Hi...my name is Doc...................................
     
  15. Feb 20, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    jw1983

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    :)

    lol.jpg
     
  16. Feb 20, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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    spencer44306

    spencer44306 Well-Known Member

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    New offroad 10-ply tires:$1400
    Suspension lift: $2000
    camper/bedcover/roof racks/soft top:$50-2000
    plate bumper/high clearance rear/air locker/ retrofit: $$$$$

    Thinking more about your truck than your wife/gf.....Fucken priceless
     
  17. Feb 20, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    TRD 09

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    Icon remote res C/O's, uni-ball UCA's, uni-ball covers, C/O covers, Dakar leafs, icon vs rear shocks and alignment = $4000

    Homemade front/rear bumpers, rock sliders, roof rack $800

    Winch, synthetic rope, hause, in-cab controls = $ 750

    Wheels/tires (used) = $1250

    Snorkel = $600

    Recovery gear = $200

    Still to come
    Re-gear
    35's
    Lockers
    Bed rack
    RTT
    Awning
    Better lighting
    Bed drawer
    Suspension seats
    ...

    Enjoyment = $priceless
    Regrets = none

    2E601CBC-717B-45EC-853C-73788752B7A8_c21c361eee9e47d84849e4845deb24e072e0286a.jpg
     
  18. Feb 21, 2014 at 5:18 AM
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    spieler

    spieler Well-Known Member

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    TRUTH!
     
  19. Feb 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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    TheGrayRider

    TheGrayRider MARANATHA !!!

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    The first thing that came to my mind was moderators not modifications LOL

    There are some members around that think they are moderators
    These same members PM members and campaign those members to put members on their ignore list in a pitiful attempt to quell freedom of speech in Tacoma World

    More to the point

    The 2.5" spacer lift was going great until I had too much fun and overextended my right front shock and pulled the guts out of it

    Now I have 5100s all around and have no worries

    Bad mods give experience that leads to good mods and we all can learn from other members mistakes and save time and money so it all works out. :cool:
     
  20. Feb 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    AWF ROWD

    AWF ROWD ...eats at the " Y " often....

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    TRD Supercharger, Walbro 255 FP Upgrade, aFe Stage 2 si CAI, TRD Acrylic cover by Coupe ADD 1 OIL Catch can/SS hoses, TRD cat back exhaust, URD 2.8" Stealth pulley, 3" lift, Toytec/Bilstein C/O's, Toytec Progressive AAL's, LR UCA's, 5100 Rear Billies, Bi-Xenon HID BHLM Retro's w/ Halos RED LINE Tuning Hood Rods Swaybar Relocate, Line X'd Bull Guard/Step, Hitch, Craven Speed Dual Gauge mount, AEM Boost/AFR Gauges, Windows 20% tint, Weather Tech deflectors, GrillCraft upper and lower, Tacoma Raptor letters, LED Interior/Exterior lighting, Lund 6" Color Matched Oval Side Bars, Webasto 700 II sunroof, Heated Two toned custom leather TRD logo'd, Kenwood Multimedia 6990 HD head unit ,JL Stealthbox sub, Hertz Component speakers,, Entire cab damped with hushmat, Viper Security/Remote start, Weather Tech Liners, Blackened exterior LED Lights, Undercover Top w/LED's, Carbon fiber TRD windshield decal,, TRD stitched leather shift knob, TRD steering wheel emblem,
    Huh...you can do that.....?:stirthepot:
     
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