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New member...New taco...New mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by taco_like_mud, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    taco_like_mud

    taco_like_mud [OP] Member

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    Before I begin, I would like to say how awesome you guys on this forum really are. I love this site. You guys do the best job on write ups than any other websites...... Having said that, I am a newby to the website, however not a newby to tacomas. I had a 98' single cab 4x4, now I have a 05' Silverstreak PreRunner (Sport) Accesscab. I got it about 2 weeks ago and it was in bad shape.... not to mention bone stock. It really drove me crazy it being plain jane so I started on a couple cheap mods (I am currently in college so money isnt allways abundant.....chech it out
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    The first thing I did was follow that AWESOME write up on painting stock wheels.... I like them although I know there are some that wont. I can't believe how well they came out.... my friends thought I went out and spent some serious $$$. lol so funny
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    I still didn't have a lot of money, but I wanted to do more to the taco...(it really is an addiction) so I invested in a 20$ LED strip and a 5$ rocker switch and went to town (you wont be able to see it that good during the day... will get some night shots soon)
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    This is where I put the toggle switch... I thought it was pretty clever....out of the way at least
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    I really like the write up on the black headlight mod......will have that done in the next couple of days
    Can't wait till that 3" lift.... thinking toytec spacers and AAL

    So whatcha think? Don't be afraid to hurt my feelings...
     
  2. Feb 5, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Welcome to TW, I'd liek to see that hood scoop at night, also I like where you put the toggle for it.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  4. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Don G

    Don G Old Goat

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    Welcome to TW!!!!!
     
  5. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Welcome! Nice truck!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    those wheels look awesome. anyway you can post the link to that write up for them?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Welcome to tw your right its an addiction.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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  9. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    Ry1984

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    welcome to TW
     
  10. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    gonzo6up

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    Welcome to TW ... nice light set-up
     
  11. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

    JimmyCrackCorn Atlanta Falcons

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  12. Feb 5, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Now THAT'S the way to introduce yourself around here. Well done.

    And welcome! :cool:
     
  13. Feb 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    taco_like_mud

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    Thanks for all the input guys.....the truck was in real bad shape....back window was busted out....there was 3 different rims on it.....and there are about a dozen dings and scratches....but at least now I don't have to worry about scratching the truck up offroading.....
     
  14. Feb 5, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    freesample

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    Visors, Deflector, Husky Liners, too expsensive for good ones :(
    i think i'm going to paint my wheels like that too... cost much?
     
  15. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    taco_like_mud

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    Not much at all......just a little time.....after sandpaper, primer, and paint it came to like $19
     
  16. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    6shooter

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    plenty.......
    like the wheels, not so much on the led's in the scoop - but either way, one newb to another, welcome.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Welcome to TW man. Nice job on the new truck mods on a budget!
     
  18. Feb 5, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    ERdept

    ERdept Well-Known Member

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    Welcome I like the mods. I never saw anything wrong with the stock wheels except that I wanted them black.

    Good work
     
  19. Feb 6, 2009 at 3:19 AM
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    daleclough

    daleclough Active Member

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    it's a secret
    Welcome!

    The LED isn't my thing but as long as you like it it's cool. I really like the switch location!

    Wheels look hot!

    Keep checking in and happy motoring!
     
  20. Feb 6, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Welcome to TW!! nice truck and mod's :)
     
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