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Discussion in 'New Members' started by TGurau, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    TGurau

    TGurau [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I just joined TW. I have a '98 Tacoma SR5 4x4. I bought it with some mudding tires but I don't know what brand. The rims look like crap, it has a few dents and some scratches (complements if the tree branches the are on the trails). I had a overheating problem and had to change the thermostat, a hose, and finally, the radiator (which finally fixed the problem). I just bought an Injen Cold Air Intake and it brought my MPG down quite noticeably. I love offroading and I love my truck. I'm planning on installing a 3" lift, 32" ATs with some good looking and durable rims, a chip, and an exhaust. I plan on keeping this truck even when I can afford a new Tacoma TRD Off-Road. I will be more than happy to take advice on mods/upgrades. I would also appreciate any advice given. Pictures will come shortly.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    AK27

    AK27 Well-Known Member

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    welcome to tw :wave:
     
  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    TGurau

    TGurau [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lol, no way!
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Welcome sir!! Pics of your truck?? And i suggest window tinting if you haven't already done so.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  6. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    Jigzor

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  7. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    topgun155

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  8. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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    TGurau

    TGurau [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How feasible is this: I want to install a TRD Off-Road package on my truck?
     
  9. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Welcome aboard bud :wave:

    Gotta love the streaks in the paint from brush...out here we call it " Desert Pin Striping" :laugh: and my truck is loaded with it :eek:
     
  10. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:36 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    skip the chip...put the stock intake back on and sell the CAI


    to effectively "install" a TRD package you will need to buy progressive front coilsprings, and a rear axle with an e-locker + all the wiring and switches
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    TGurau

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    Why shouldni sell the CAI? the thing is awesome and I REALLY don't mind the MPG. How much does the whole package cost?
     
  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:18 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    because the CAI is doing more harm than good

    look up doing the deckplate mod to your stock intake

    proven HP gains + better sound for like $20 MAX



    by the whole package do you mean for TRD? its gonna be pricey if you buy the parts from a dealer, but for a 1st gen you probably cant walk into a dealership and just order the "package"

    youre going to have to tell them which parts you want and its gonna cost you an arm and a leg
     
  13. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    dhurley

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