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My First Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Aguaski, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Nov 20, 2015 at 11:22 AM
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    Aguaski

    Aguaski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been lurking for a while and just registered as an official TW member. Late last July I bought my first Tacoma. My truck is a 2014 Off Road DCSB Prerunner. It had 21k miles when I bought it and it now has 25K. So far I love it. I have also enjoyed lurking TW to see all the great Taco's and the mods many members do on their own. While I salivate looking at the other Taco's I will probably be less aggressive in how I mod my truck. I primarily bought my Taco to tow an 18 foot boat and a small pop-up trailer. The Taco also has to serve as my daily driver as well as haul my wife and 2 teenagers. I tend to prefer the stock look on my vehicles so my mods will be more subtle. I don't foresee a lift in the future of my truck as it will see little off road time. Mods for me are primarily geared towards creature comforts or protecting the Taco. So far I have done the following:

    - Clear bra coating to the front 1/3 of the hood and front end.
    - Panavise mount paired to a Proclip mount for rock solid smartphone holder
    - Extra dark tint.
    - Slightly larger Michelin tires (265/75R16)
    - Kicker hideaway subwoofer.
    - Alpine Power Pack 180W amp added to factory Entune plus stereo.
    - Tailgate mod using the hose clamp.
    - Stainless bolt and wing nut through my bed mat to hopefully slow an opportunistic thief from stealing my mat.

    I would like to eventually add Weather Tech mats and upgrade my stereo speakers. Once I do those items I will considered my truck fully upgraded and modded to my needs.

    I do most of my maintenance when I have time but sometimes I do break down and pay to have the work professionally done. It usually comes down to available time. 7f8dd99a66ab5c548f0613fbb9499b2f_587c9a3f1d29ce476aec3dd4a275a7dfccbe698e.jpg

    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    rottenpixies

    rottenpixies Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Beautiful truck. I'm like you with my mods. I'm considering do upgrade to sound system, did adding the sub woofer and amp make a nice difference in the sound for you?
     
  3. Nov 20, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    ODNAREM

    ODNAREM MEMBER Of The Church Of @ODNAREM

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    Welcome and congrats!
     
  4. Nov 20, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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    Aguaski

    Aguaski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The sub and amp did make a huge difference. Best part is I was able to salvage the sub and amp out of the car I had prior to the Tacoma so it it was an almost free upgrade. I like the the factory deck, especially with the voice control button on the steering wheel, so I am trying to improve the sound without a deck upgrade. The amp is small an sits behind the factory deck and my sub is behind the rear seats. Still have a factory look which is what I like.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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    rottenpixies

    rottenpixies Well-Known Member

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    Did you install it yourself? Is it all just plug and play basically? I really want to enhance the sound a bit without spending thousands on it.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM
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    Aguaski

    Aguaski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's not plug and play but it's also not difficult to install. Took a half day for me to install where a professional could have done it in 1-2 hours.
     
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  7. Nov 20, 2015 at 3:06 PM
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    Over da Hill

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  8. Nov 21, 2015 at 10:44 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  9. Dec 12, 2015 at 1:51 AM
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    hyper15125

    hyper15125 Headlight Retrofitting Hobbyist Vendor

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    Welcome to the forum! Would you mind sharing how you wired the AMP to the factory system as well as the details on the sub wiring. I just changed out all my speakers, new components and rear door. I'm thinking of adding an amp to the factory H/U and and looking at the Kicker 11HS8. I was thinking under one of the front seats but I don't want it to stick out the back, may have to put behind rear of back seats in my DCLB.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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    THROTTLE231

    THROTTLE231 Well-Known Member

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    I LIKE BEER....
    Welcome to TW.. Great choice on truck :cheers:
     

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