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New Member, New Tacoma--what do you guys think so far?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by OSUbuckeyes, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Oct 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    OSUbuckeyes

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    I'm new to Tacoma World and wanted to share some of the basic upgrades I've made to my truck so far (with the help of some of the threads on here).

    I have a 2012 SR5 Double Cab Tacoma. I don't do any offroading (yet) so they are strictly aesthetic upgrades so far.

    Any suggestions on what's next? I'd like to do bigger tires, but I've read a few threads that say you have to get a leveling kit to do 275/75-16 tires. I'm not looking to void my warranty yet so I'm hesitant to mess with the suspension.

    Here is the list:

    - OEM Roof Rack
    - Ionic Railway Running Boards Set - Black
    - 20% Front Window Tint
    - PlastiDipped wheels and front emblem
    - Ventshade In-Channel Ventvisors


    Comments/Suggestions appreciated!


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  2. Oct 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Highland Logan

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  3. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    OSUbuckeyes

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    Yea I'd like to get completely rid of the chrome as well. Any tips on where to start?
     
  4. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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  5. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    Well to me that grill looks like crap, but it depends on if the person likes the mesh style it has. Welcome to the site too
     
  6. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Yea I'm not so sure if I'd like to go with a mesh grill either, but I'll do some shopping around. I think the next aesthetic upgrades I will do will be the grill and bumper. Thanks for the advice!

    Any insight on the tires? I've heard mixed reviews about whether a 265/75-16 tire can fit on a stock SR5 Tacoma without a leveling kit...
     
  7. Oct 9, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Delmarva

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  8. Nov 11, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    disassemble

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    Did the roof rack come with the truck or u installed it after
     
  9. Nov 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    It's the standard roof rack from Toyota that comes on the Tacomas. I had them install it after I bought it as a part of the deal.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    Good looking truck! Welcome aboard! :wave:
     
  11. Nov 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Welcome to TW!

    If you want to get rid of your chrome, I would suggest the Black Headlight Mod (BHLM). Pretty easy project to do in a half day. Multiple threads on here you show you step by step.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    kevinsc

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    i plasti dipped my rear bumper to get rid of the chrome for now.. trying to get my money straight so i can buy new plate bumpers! looks good for now.. just my .02
     
  13. Dec 26, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    That's a great idea, I didn't even think about that. Does the bumper look a little off with the plasti-dip bumper instead of having it painted? Do you have any pictures?
     
  14. Dec 27, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    chrome on front painted to match, satoshi grill done by myself, BHLM, billys all the way around with ome springs upfront and LR ucas with wheelers 3 leaf progressive pack in the rear, mb gunner wheels powdercoated black on 285/75r16 nitto trail grapplers, tinted all the way around and on windshield, pioneer dbl din touch screen with two 10's behing the seat and new speakers all the way around and certain interior parts painted to match, also have a road wire leather kit black with red stitching sitting here waiting for me to find time to install it!
    i think mine looks good imo.. here are some pictures sorry for the quality and the sand all over the bumper as it has been raining here for a few days!
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  15. Dec 27, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    That looks really good!! Any tips or advice on how you did it? I plastidipped my wheels while they were still on my truck--can you do the same for the bumper?
     
  16. Dec 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Yeah I did.. I just cleaned the chrome really well and taped off and used pages out of the wife's magazine around where any over spray could end up.. And took the tag off ofcourse! I left all the plastic on the bumper where you can step and just used a brush to get the over spray off that wasn't thick enough to just pull off after it dried and has held up really great! Good luck and post some pics when you done!
     
  17. Dec 27, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Oh and I took off the tag lights off! All you do for that I take the screw out of each one and either push it easy toward the truck or away and it comes right off.. Sorry I can't remember which way to take them off..
     
  18. Dec 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    what part of Ohio are you from?
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  19. Dec 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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  20. Dec 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Thanks for the tips! This will definitely be my next project along with the chrome on my grill. I'll post pics after I get it all done.

    Did you do anything to your taillights to get them to look dark like that?
     
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