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New Taco Guy

Discussion in 'New Members' started by a.s., May 17, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    a.s.

    a.s. [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" Lift, 885s, Mesh Grill, Skid Plate, HID Lights
    I figure - "Why not?"

    I have an '07 sport package double cab in silver The only off-road it's seen (and wil most likely ever see) is a few dirt fireroads with big potholes. I put a mesh grill and a bull bar, plus a chrome tip for the exhaust (cheesy, I know).

    I really want to make my truck a little "tougher" looking (sounding and handling too). I'm thinking dual tip exhaust, 5" lift kit, beefier tires...

    Any suggestions? What about (relatively) cheap ideas for increasing HP?

    This picture was taken when it was 12 days new, just after slamming a deer at 60mph. Thank goodness for the bull bar!
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  2. May 17, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    neontrail

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    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    HeLLo!! Welcome to the forum!! WOWza, did you get that fixed?
     
  3. May 17, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    a.s.

    a.s. [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" Lift, 885s, Mesh Grill, Skid Plate, HID Lights
    Yea. It happened over 2 years ago. My "guy" appraised the damage at just over 8K. Insurance covered it. "Don't worry about the deductable." LOL;)

    Since then I've managed to ping-pong the right side off a guard rail on an icy road, side swipe a tree on a wet dirt road and banged up the rear corner backing into a metal fence at 5am on my way to work. (I was tired and hungover:thumbsup:). Oh, and I lost a mudguard on a snow drift somewhere.

    I like to push my vehicles (or I'm just a bad driver). :D
     
  4. May 17, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    TEX357

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    Nice Truck! Welcome!
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    Danzer

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    Welcome. Good thing you had the Bull Bar to help a little with the impact. Lift and tires would def make it look tougher.
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    :sorry: about the truck.
    Welcome to TacomaWorld!
     
  8. May 18, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    Agent475

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    Welcome!
     
  9. May 19, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    a.s.

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    3" Lift, 885s, Mesh Grill, Skid Plate, HID Lights
    Thanks. Looking forward to getting some tech tips from y'all.
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  11. May 19, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Khaos

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    Pretty minor damage for a deer @ 60mph.

    Welcome to TW!
     
  12. May 19, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Jazzfan

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    Ouch!! Well welcome anyway...
     
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