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Discussion in 'New Members' started by mformby1, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Sep 20, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    mformby1

    mformby1 [OP] Member

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    Got commissioned in the Navy Friday, bought a Tacoma the following Monday. 2017 4x4 SR5. Its all stock currently. Looking to get some modifications going. Would like to start with a lift. Not sure what's best 3" or the 4". Changing out the tires and rims for off-roading. Get a bull bar for the front and tool box in the back. Just looking for some suggestions. This is pretty much new ground for me. Any input or good places to start searching would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. Sep 20, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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    scottalot

    scottalot Something smartalic

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  3. Sep 20, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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    MattyJans

    MattyJans Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, and congrats on the new truck! Lets see some pics!
     
  4. Sep 20, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    11Bguy

    11Bguy Well-Known Member

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    PICS or it didnt happen!

    Also, if you have the money, I would skip the bull bar and go for a bumper instead! If I were you I would stick with 3' or below. The higher you go the more you put unneeded stress on your components. Plus, you can do as much or more with a 2.5-3' lift than you can with a 4-6'. What types of lifts, wheels, and tires are you looking at?
     
  5. Sep 20, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    mformby1

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    IMG_0332.jpg IMG_0331.jpg IMG_0330.jpg Not sure on tires or anything. What's a good, reliable brand? I like the all black rim and tire look.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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    11Bguy

    11Bguy Well-Known Member

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    Spend some time on this site looking around at what you like and ask some questions about it before you pull the trigger. You can spend as much or as little as you want on wheels, tires, and lifts, but most of the time you get what you pay for with these trucks.

    My personal preferences though:

    SEMA TRD Pro wheels
    Nitto Terra Grappler tires (Its my DD so I cant have anything too aggressive.)
    Icons all around
    Total Chaos UCA's
    SOS off road concepts sliders

    its gonna set you back a few but its gonna set you up nice too for a long future of fun!
     
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  7. Sep 20, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    ODNAREM

    ODNAREM MEMBER Of The Church Of @ODNAREM

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  8. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    brown2498

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    Nice truck! Welcome to TW!
     
  9. Sep 20, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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  10. Sep 20, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    blksandpearl2010

    blksandpearl2010 Yeah, yeah...

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    Congratulations on truck and commission.

    Welcome to TW!

    And thanks for your service. :oldglory:
     

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