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New Owner from Houston, Accessory Advice Please

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Zarcero, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Jun 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Zarcero

    Zarcero [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Greetings. Just picked up a 2013 PreRunner V6 Quad cab, Texas Edition. I like it and think I negotiated down a good deal. This will be a mostly pavement vehicle with an occasional dirt road. Some camping/fishing activities, but mostly purchased for the height and safety aspects. It will be my commuter vehicle as well. I looked at the F150 Ford, really liked it, but found them to be too ginormous for me.

    Please help me with various farkles.

    1. I'd like to know about getting a deerslayer for the front since I ride out to West Texas a lot and deer hits are very common. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    2. Recommendations for something to cover the driver's seat. As I expect the cloth fabric will wear relatively quicker than for the other seats.

    3. Floor mat recommendation for the driver's side.

    4. I am also looking for cargo solutions like nets, storage bins, etc.

    5. I ride a m/c but would use a trailer to haul that. I was surprised the tow package didn't include the ball mount, but only the receiver.

    Thanks,

    Z
     
  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    RLDTACO

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    Congrats on the new truck and welcome to TW! :wave: I can recommend WeatherTech Digital fit floor liners. One of the best investments I made for my Tacoma.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Thank you sir. Those look like really rugged products. Did you buy them here in Houston? Store?
     
  4. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    To my knowledge I don't know anyone who sells them locally but you can get a set from Craigslist, they pop in every now and then, I'm on set #4 ? And every time I bought a set it was directly from Weathertech.com
     
  5. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. Did you get the mat or the liner? The liner looks like it may trap more dirt and also be easier to clean.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    I see grille guards are controversial. Will also consider bumpers.

    My main objective is to be able to drive away from a deer hit. It's gotten so bad in parts that I won't even drive out west past dark anymore.
     
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  7. Jun 9, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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  8. Jun 14, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    Good looking truck, and welcome to TW!

    I've been very happy with WeatherTech DigitalFit mats. I returned from Utah with nearly all of the red dirt and sand contained by the mats. Husky Liners are another popular option.

    I'm looking for seat cover options, too. Wet Okole neoprene covers are very popular.

    In the 2nd Gen section, there's a thread devoted to bumpers that lists quite a few. For your needs, you'll probably want one with a triple hoop to protect the lights and grill. The additional weight may require adjusting the suspension. An aluminum bumper will save weight, but cost more.

    I've never seen a tow package come from the dealer with a ball mount/draw bar. I recently bought a Convert-a-Ball adjustable ball mount that is designed to cushion up/down & fore/aft movement. Seems to work well.

    I don't know if you're interested in a bed cover, but I've been happy with a Softopper. I babble about it and other accessories in my build thread.
     
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  9. Jun 14, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    My WeatherTech DigitalFit mats arrived today. Wow! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    Good looking truck OP. if you want a bumper you can hit a deer with a minimize damage to your truck check out ARB. They're built like a tank.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    Nice truck welcome!
     
  13. Jun 14, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Nice looking truck!
     
  14. Jun 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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    Come to think of it, the only hitch I have ever bought was an aftermarket installation for a specific trailer. So that's right, the dealer wouldn't know the height drop :thumbsup: I'm trailerless right now anyways. Shopping for a small utility one.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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    I've had the truck over a year now, and am really pleased with it. I don't think I will ever buy a car again.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    some cheap ass parts I ordered while drunk surfing TW that I decided to bolt on my truck
    That's great. What all did you end up adding to it?
     
  17. Sep 27, 2014 at 4:28 AM
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    Exactly! Why buy a car when the truck has 4 doors and a bed to haul the road kill of a deer with. You wouldn't stuff a deer in the prius
     
  18. Sep 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM
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    Nice looking truck! x2 on weathertech
     
  19. Sep 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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    Zarcero

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    So far only:

    1. Weather Tech mats front and back.
    2. Console Vault.
    3. Weather Tech bug/pebble deflector.
    4. Weather Tech sun shield.

    Still thinking about storage solutions for the bed and seat covers. Also got 2,3, and 4 for my son's truck.
     
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