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New Tacoma owner from Bay Area

Discussion in 'New Members' started by VazBro, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Feb 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    VazBro

    VazBro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody,
    I just bought a 2013 Tacoma double cab 4x4. I usually drive a BMW car but I always wanted a good pic up truck that I can do anything with it and my research and experience with cars pointed me toward Tacoma. I think it is the best mid size truck that money can buy! I wanted to buy a used one but due to the lack of the availability of a used one for a reasonable price, I ended up getting a new one.

    I have to say that I am very impressed with the wealth of the information in this website and I am looking forward to participate and contribute as much as I can to this forum.

    And now the short list of my mods. What, did you think I will leave it stock? :)

    1- I had to get rid of those skinny tires so I just installed XD wheels and Firestone Destination A/T tires 275/70/17. IMO these tires are wide enough to look good on the truck until the suspension is installed. I had to trim the wheel lining and some of the side skirt but that's about it. The tire still rubs a little in turns when flexing but that should go away after the lift. It looks way better now!!

    2- After much research, I decided on getting the ARB OMETAC05LK suspension.
    I am not planning to do too much wheeling so I think this suspension should be fine (at least for now! :rolleyes:)
    The suspension is on it's way and I will install it myself ASAP. I need to buy the strut mounts so I can assemble the front struts in advance to save time and hassle.

    3- I want to install LS460 bi-xenon projectors as I really want to see much better than the stock halogen headlights. Anybody against this? I was told the LS460 bi-xenon projectors are the best and it will fit in the Tacoma headlights.
    Too bad I can't find aftermarket headlights for 2013 Tacoma. I really didn't want to mutilate the OEM headlights if you know what I mean! :D

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  2. Feb 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    Taco Dan

    Taco Dan Well-Known Member

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    Door sil protectors, rubber bed mat, trimmed mud flaps, WeatherTechs, diff breather relocate, locking gas cap, lighted 4x4 switch, stock radio AUX adapt, eibach with 5100@0 with toytech top plate combo (2.5") suspension lift, arm rests re-upholstered, relentless fab bed bars, hidden cb radio set up, debadged, Total Chaos UCAs
    welcome! that is a great looking truck.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    Jester243

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    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Welcome
     
  4. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    virtualguthrie

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    Howdy neighbor. New Tacoma owner myself (2010 PreRunner V6). Welcome to the forums from another new member.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    Jbcm12

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    Bay Area! Welcome to TW
     
  6. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    welcome
     
  7. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    Nightstr

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    Welcome! Nice looking truck!
     
  8. Feb 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    VazBro

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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks!
     
  9. Feb 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    acdronin

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    Welcome from the east bay dude! Nice truck! BTW there are TW folks all over the Bay Area, if' yer so inclined, we have a pretty big meet and greet going on March 8th. It's an awesome way to meet a whole bunch of us, see our modded trucks up close and ask questions. We love yappin about our trucks so Q's are welcome. That thread is here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/no...ng-norcal-lets-have-meet-greet-march-8th.html

    And the local Norcal thread is our BS thread, usually ideas for meets, mod days and wheeling trips get their start in this thread.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/northern-california/53517-norcal-spotted-bs-thread.html
     
  10. Feb 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    05 X-Runner

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    HVM C/F X-Runner badge 1 of 6 made,P/C'ed black rims,Blacked out Billet Grill,BLHM,HID's,Tinted tail covers, Fog light mod,BFLM,C2C Black eyelids,,C2C 1.75" Front drop 2" rear,C2C Hoodstruts,URD Shortshifter,URD T-CAI.Custom Coupe shiftball, NST Manifold Spacer.. 07 TRD Sport Super White,De-badged,White headlight Mod,Fog light mod,White tail light mod,C2C white eyelids, C2C hood struts
    Nice truck.. Welcome to TW.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    VazBro

    VazBro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks acdronin
    I just subscribed. I look forward to meet TW guys in the meets and see the mods.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    VazBro

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    Thanks! :)
     
  13. Feb 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    Brad Lord

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    Chrome nerf bars and many more to come.
    WELCOME and CONGRATS.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    VazBro

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    Thanks a lot! :)
     
  15. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    AcadianTaco

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    Welcome to TW, truck looks good :thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Aerial Tacoma

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  17. Feb 25, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    JimBCa

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    Welcome aboard. Too bad did not see this earlier, would have suggested you swing by San Mateo to the expo this last weekend. Wheels look very nice
     
  18. Feb 25, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    Faryota

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    Welcome from Washington State!
     
  19. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    VazBro

    VazBro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again guys. I really appreciate the warm welcome.
    Here is what my Taco looks like. Unfortunately, I have a hard time with doing things over time. I just have to get done with it. :)

    Things left to do
    - Body color rear bumper (already have a Tacoma sport rear bumper. It is just waiting to get painted)
    - Hard rolling or folding tonneau cover (still undecided on the brand)
    - Rock slider
    - Tailgate lock
    - LSD (maybe)
    - Beefy front and rear sway bars for better handling
    - TRD grill badge
    - A good looking front light bar or grill guard (maybe)
    - FX-R/BHLM headlight. (already have the parts from TRS. I will tackle this job just as soon as I get the chance)
    - Getting rid of the Taco lean (drives me nuts!!) :(


    I am sure I am missing something. :D


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  20. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    VazBro

    VazBro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks . I wish I knew about it. I actually work behind the expo center. I could get there in a jiffy!;)
     
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