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New and looking for some advice ;)

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Bobbyseth07, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Bobbyseth07

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    Just purchased my 07 Tacoma on Sunday and am 100% impressed, love every bit of it. This is coming from a guy who has owned Ford trucks for ever, and I'm sure I'll never go back ;)

    So I'm looking for advice on what to upgrade first. Specs: double cab, 4x4, 6 speed manual, 4liter 6... All stock, never modded.

    My initial thoughts for the near future were:
    -2" body lift (not sure if they make a 3", but might think about that if they don't suck, going to do suspension soon anyway...)
    -Intake (Not sure if I should just go with a K&N filter or whole new kit, I know with some cars the stock intake w/ a better filter is better off)
    -Exhaust (looking for a good quality single in/out, nothing crazy)

    I'll be purchasing these w/in the next 2 weeks and wanted to get some of your opinions on options, and different manufactures. If you have some other ideas for great starter upgrades I'd love to hear them as well.

    Thanks for any help given, and I look forward to talking trucks with you guys ;)

    -Seth
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Intake- just get a drop in, you don't need a whole new setup.

    Muffler- depends on what you want; sound or performance

    Grats on the truck, and welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    For suspension I would stay away from body (my opinion) and go straight with a suspension setup. You can find one relatively inexpensive. Many people here are fans of the blisten 5100s which are ajustable up front for up to 2.5 inches of lift. Or you could go with some ome coils for 2.5-3 inches of lift depending on if you get the top plate spacer.
    For intake: trd and volant have good reps. Some people aren't fond of k&n because of oiling and maf sensor issues.
    Exhaust: Trd, gibson, jardine, borla, flowmaster, magnaflow, dynomax..you should get on youtube and see which sounds you like!

    And welcome to TW!!
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Screw the idea of a body lift IMO and go for a suspension lift. 2-3" is a nice mild lift and will fit 32-33" tires quite easily. As for intake it depends on what you want. The drop in replacement filter is a nice addition and will pick up the MPGs a tad, but an aftermarket intake will give a nice growl at high RPM though not much gain in power on these trucks. I'd also skip an oiled K&N and go with a dry media synthetic filter for the money. As for an exhaust, I love my JBA cat back. Its full stainless, and very reasonably priced and gives the truck a mean growl that isnt overly offensive. Check out urdusa.com for intakes, exhaust, etc as well as a short throw shifter kit for that 6speed- well worth getting a short shift kit IMO! The transmission is much more enjoyable with one. :)

    If you like to go offroad, I have armor available for ya as well.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    Hey Seth,
    Congrats on your new purchase. All of your questions are usually asked and answered on a regular basis over in the 2nd gen section. But to answer quickly.



    "My initial thoughts for the near future were:
    -2" body lift (not sure if they make a 3", but might think about that if they don't suck, going to do suspension soon anyway...)" No don't do a body lift they suck. Check out a nice suspension lift up to 3" is best for wheeling.
    "-Intake (Not sure if I should just go with a K&N filter or whole new kit, I know with some cars the stock intake w/ a better filter is better off)"K&N, AFE and Toyota TRD are all good and a drop in like the AFE Pro Dry S is also good (that what I have).
    "-Exhaust (looking for a good quality single in/out, nothing crazy)"Magnaflow, Flowmaster and Toyota TRD are all recommended.



    Good Luck.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Bobbyseth07

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    Ok... So body lift is out, suspension will come sooner than I thought :) Thanks for all the quick responses and good info. I'll update when I get this stuff installed :) If any of y'all live in the Austin, TX area hollar at me... Especially if you are experienced with install on any of these!
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    08pretaco

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    yes listen to the above posts. do not get a body lift and get a decent OME lift or even just billy 5100's and aal on a budget lift.

    aftermarket intakes are shit, just do a drop in afe pro dry s filter. that over the k & n will save you some headaches and time in the future.

    exhaust go on youtube and the listen to those vids and the ones on here and just get a feel for what sounds best!

    oh and welcome :wave:
     
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