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My mods in progress. Pic extensive.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gcwaterski, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    gcwaterski

    gcwaterski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have been posting up on TN but figured I'd post here!

    Long story short a tree fell on my truck and I'm getting a lot of things replaced/painted/bent back.
    Here is a pic- it doesn't look bad but insurance said its $12,500 dollars worth of damages.
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    SO, these are the changes that will take place while it is at the body shop:

    1) Color matched grille
    2) Pinn stripe removal
    3) Debadge everything
    4) Sockmonkey TRD Expedition Stickers on rear quarter panels
    5) Black Sockmonkey stickers to replace all the badges around the truck
    6) Stubby antenna
    7) Color matched eyelids (not the angry ones, gotta research a good place to get those)
    8) Color matched front grille and satoshi mod. (thanks in advance Reznor88)
    9) Color matched rear bumper

    Now what I have to decide on:
    10) Ebay JDM black headlights (not housing just inner plastic) I think I would screw up the BHLM! Obviously I am worried about the quality of them leaks or fog would be no fun but perhaps an extra bead of silicone could fix that?
    11) TRD or TOYOTA emblem in Satoshi Grille?
    12) Black door handles and side mirrors or color matched.

    ....If I have enough money all said and done I will add:
    13) Rock sliders
    14) Wheels or mabye just Spidertrax for now to make the tires look beefier.
    ....If I dont have enough they will have to wait their turn!

    What I currently have: rear TSB, 5100's set at 1.75, BF All-Terrain 265/75-r16.

    The truck is going to be at the body shop for about 3 weeks- but I will go up there and post some pics along the way. Any suggestions for any mods or changes I am not thinking about are welcomed.

    Below pics were just before my tree incident.

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  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Nice ride!!
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    Uhaul-n-azz

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    Nice truck sorry about the tree falling.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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    george3

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    How the hell did that happen? Glad you had good ins.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 1:33 AM
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    Slypted

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    That would make a good commercial. Guy cuts tree down so it falls across the bed, then drives off with it. :burnrubber:
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 3:30 AM
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    TacomaDoug

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    Dang trees! Sweet ride though!
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 3:41 AM
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    grammy

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    Go with TOYOTA rather than TRD on the grill...
     
  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Your truck looked good before the tree fell on it. It's going to look a lot better when you get it back. Nice job turning bad luck into something good!
     
  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    I think the color matched door handles and mirrors would look really good, especially since you're going to color match everything else.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    Great looking truck, sucks about the tree.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Good looking truck. That is the exact stance I'm looking for...

    What kinda MPG do you get? Is it an Auto?
     
  12. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Thanks everyone! Well I love the truck- just have regrets about not going with 285s. Ah well next time around i suppose.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    gcwaterski

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    Thanks for the advice- I would LOVE a TOYOTA emblem but where the heck to get one!

    It sounds bad but I really don't know what kind of MPG I get! I have not noticed any considerable differences with the small lift, and 265/75 All Terrrains. Yeah, It's an auto.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Thanks, I am going to try and work it all in the budget! I like the idea of having EVERYTHING color matched but keeping my non-sport hood.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Incognito

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    Looks good! I like the TOYOTA emblem also. You can get them on eBay, just gotta wait for the right one. :)

    Click me
     
  16. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Just a random storm blew through for like 15 minutes and it was just enough to bring part of the tree down from across the road!

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  17. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    that's one way to haul a tree. haha jk
     
  18. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Sorry about your Taco.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    x2. :(
     
  20. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    gcwaterski

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    Ha ha ha ha for sure!

    Once I did throw a sofa off the second floor of my apartment building onto the back of an old truck i had - 98 ranger go figure! I ended up selling it for $800 bucks about 2 years ago.
     
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