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Need advice on my next mod..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Davidson, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Davidson

    Davidson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's in the front @ 2.5", 1.25" allpro wheel spacers (Removed), painted front valance, BHLM, eyelids, Grillecraft grille, magnaflow catback ehxaust, k&n CAI, window tint, 2 10" kicker subs, painted badges, 5000k 55w HIDs (headlights & fogs), (2) 7" kragen HID lights behind grille, rear tsb (finally), AAL
    I've hit that point where i dont really know what to do next, theres so many options and im not sure what to do. could you guys help give me a few ideas? right i have only a few things done..

    Painted valance
    Blacked out badges
    Blacked out front emblem
    5100's in the front
    1.25" wheel spacers
    K&N intake
    Magnaflow exhaust
    HIDs
    And i have some eyelids that i havent put on bc i cant seem to find the right color match paint.

    oh and attatched photos are slightly old. might not be entitrely up-to-date.

    2011-04-01 14.26.29.jpg
    2011-04-01 17.29.59.jpg
    2011-04-03 16.33.05.jpg
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Dr. Pepper

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    What do you have in the rear...nothing? Stance looks good. I say maybe some a/t or m/t tires? Other then that truck looks good, you didnt go overkill with the mods, which I like!

    You in FL?
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Davidson

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    5100's in the front @ 2.5", 1.25" allpro wheel spacers (Removed), painted front valance, BHLM, eyelids, Grillecraft grille, magnaflow catback ehxaust, k&n CAI, window tint, 2 10" kicker subs, painted badges, 5000k 55w HIDs (headlights & fogs), (2) 7" kragen HID lights behind grille, rear tsb (finally), AAL
    Thanks! Yours looks great too, but i've been trying to save up for some wheels and tires. i just cant get myself to buy new tires when my stock tires have so much tread on them. alot of ppl have been telling me to get the terra grapplers. seems like a decent tire but i rarely do any offroading sad to say. so i dont think i need such an aggressive tire.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Get some duratracs and sell ur old ones. They'll sell quick on CL. Have u done the anytime fog mod? Dome/reading lamps mod?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Davtopgun

    Davtopgun Weeeee mod time!

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    Wheels & tires for sure.

    Oh, and don't forget, Black wheels on White Taco's look badass!
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    No but i've defenitely thought about doing the anytime fogs mod. and idk what the dome/reading lamp mod is. im debating about doing the bhlm soon i just dont want to mess up the lights. seems sketchy putting them in the oven haha. my long term goal is black rims, satoshi and bhlm.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Davtopgun

    Davtopgun Weeeee mod time!

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    I did BHLM with my original headlights, and had the same concern. But i bit the bullet and followed the directions exactly, and they came out great. Just make sure you set aside a whole day if you want to take your time and do them right.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    yea i usually take my time when it comes to doing anuthing with my truck. id rather take way to long and get it right then trying to cut corners and finish early. i think im going to do the bhlm next then. have you done the satoshi mod? im tempted to just buy one. which i dont want to do bc i was proud to say i did every mod myself on truck
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Davtopgun Weeeee mod time!

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    I'm not much of a fan of the setoshi (Don't like the way it insets), so i had to find another option. I ended up cutting the center out of mine, seperating the front and back parts, installing a mesh, then putting the front and back, back together with plastic epoxy, then color matching it with my truck. This puts the mesh near flush with the front of the grille, and i love the way it turned out.

    This was after i did BHLM and the mesh in the grille. (The grille was still work in progress in this picture)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    that doesnt exactly sound that easy haha. and btw, what brand and style or your rims?
     
  11. Jul 20, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    Their eagle alloys, fairly old. I don't think they sell these exact ones anymore.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Good looking truck. Wish I had gone with white instead of Silver. Do you have the TSB Springs in the rear? Just asking because it looks a little nose high.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    BHLM and retrofits, that'll keep you busy for a while :D

    I was concerned doing the BHLM myself (I did mine color matched) and ended up buying a second set of headlights to tear apart, paint and reassemble. Once I had them on my truck for a couple months with no leaks, I sold off my OEM set for what I bought the donor set for.

    FWIW, I bought a set of eye lids with the intention of spraying them myself and came to the conclusion that superwhite is tough to match. I never found an aftermarket spray paint that matched well enough for me and ended up giving the eye lids away.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Then def save up before you jump the gun on new tires. If you don't do much offroading then an a/t tire is perfect. You still get a semi-aggressive look.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    I cant tell, what tires and size are on your truck in your signature? nice lookin truck btw.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Mine are 265/75/16 BFG A/Ts.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2011 at 1:33 AM
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    no the rear end is stock, i have the 5100's at 2.5 so the nose is high.

    ive highly considered doing the retrofit but i have not the slightest clue of doing that. i do love the look tho.

    tires are a big invesment, well for me. military doesnt exactly pay great haha.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:07 AM
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    If you decide to do the bhlm I'll buy your headlights. You can buy chrome housing headlights for $100 on here and you will have enough left over change to pay for material for your bhlm and add a leaf to the back. PM me if your interested.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    If your looking to transform the look of your truck at a reasonable price then I would debadge it (the tailgate at least), new grill (Satoshi is up to you), maybe a lightbar and lights (your choice on style), and Eibach coils to level the front... of course you can do much more but these are a few inexpensive mods that will definitely help change the way your truck looks.
     
  20. Jul 21, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    well i already went thru all the hassle of painting the badges so i think im going to leave those on. im one day going to satoshi and put lights behind it. i already have the billies in the front so im good on needing to raise it. but thanks for the input anyways!
     
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