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Discussion in 'New Members' started by jh2586, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    jh2586

    jh2586 [OP] Member

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    Hello, my name is Jeff and I am new to the truck world. After doing some extensive research, I've decided to go with the Toyota Tacoma. I did opt for the TRD package as well as the 4x4 drivetrain. This is my also my FIRST brand new vehicle purchase. I traded in a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR. Since I'm new to trucks, what basic accessories should I get for my truck? I don't do any hauling or towing but I do like to go off-road from time to time; especially in the snow. Here are some pics:

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  2. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Bitchen, what do you think of the entune?
     
  3. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV[​IMG]
    Good choice of color.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    jh2586

    jh2586 [OP] Member

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    I'm still tryin to figure out how to use it. I had to take a snapshot of the entune sticker and email it to them and they just now got back to me (a week later) so I'm gonna follow the instructions on how to set it up.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    jh2586

    jh2586 [OP] Member

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    Thanks! :cool:
     
  6. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-Pro

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    TRD Cat-back Exhaust. Semi-Debadged. Trimmed down stock Antenna. Weathertech vent visors. TRD FJ Cruiser Center Cap Wheel Mod. 265/75/16 Firestone Destination A/T,s . Inverter tapped into for outlet in cab. Tacomaworld sticker which adds 5 hp.
    Welcome, good luck with the truck!
     
  7. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    YFZ_TRD

    YFZ_TRD 4Runner Pilot

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    Congrats. I bet it's a big change from your MR. Good choice on the Entune system. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Check out the new members area and read the stickys for each section as they will almost certainly answer any questions you may have. The new members has lots of info to get you started
     
  9. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Fink

    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    Welcome to TW from Orlando!

    Congrats on the new truck - she's a beauty!

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  10. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Your truck is beautiful!! Congrats on your first new vehicle and what a choice. As far as mods, the folks here at TW will help spend as much money as you want.
    Basic mods no particuliar order
    bed mat
    huskys or weathertechs floorliners
    seat covers
    free tailgate mod (hose clamp)
    Pop N Lock compliments the hose clamp mod
     
  11. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell Well-Known Member

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    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    In addition to Simons's Mom list:
    Tonneau cover, if needed.
    Trim 4" off the front mud flaps or they will trim themselves on a dirt road/ going over rock or ditch.
    Steps if you have small people riding with you.
    Window vents if you like the look.

    Nice looking truck and welcome from NY
     
  12. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    David K

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    Excellent Choice!

    Not 'just' a TRD, but the original TRD, the TRD that adds four wheel drive-ability to your truck, the OFF ROAD TRD!!! ;)

    Things that may be done for off roading, yet maintaing the stock truck:

    Remove the mud flaps, they break off easily if you drive off road into ruts, snow, mud.

    Relocate the trailer wire plug receiver that is under the bumper (if you have the tow package), as it will bust off.

    Perform the rear differential breather mod., if you could ever go into muddy water over 18" deep.

    Replace the BFG Rugged Trails (Rugged Fails)... as soon as your budget allows... They don't last much over 25,000 miles anyway (if you drive it like a truck and not a princess carriage).

    Otherwise, your stock Off Road TRD is an amazing truck and with the A-TRAC you will be amazed at how it crawls over steep trails or pulls you free of deep ruts, sand, mud. There is a rear locking differential if the A-TRAC doesn't do it alone... or you prefer one over the other (you can use both together, too)!
     
  13. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Thanks! I was looking into the weathertech floor mats. And possibly window and bug deflectors. Nothing too much right now as I just spent a fortune on this truck. Probably within about 6 months I'll be supercharging it. I've contacted TRD and they don't have any word on a supercharger kit for it. We'll see.
     
  14. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Welcome
     
  15. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    montes6173

    montes6173 Any place is comfortable if you make it that way

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    nice truck, and welcome to TW.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    SilverTacoEater

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    Welcome to TW. Sweet truck! Lots to learn and tons of ways to spend money. This is a great site with alot of smart people, so use this place to your advantage. :D
     
  17. Oct 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    You chose wisely! Sweet ride dude, and welcome to TW from GA.
     
  18. Oct 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    jh2586

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    I'm taking her off-road today. I've hit the initial break-in period (500 miles). I'm not gonna go crazy.. there's a place called Carnagie in Livermore, CA and they specialize in ATV's and bikes but they have a SMALL section for 4x4 trucks. I'm gonna see what she's made of! Any precautions I should know? I'm new to trucks but I've always wanted an off-road truck since I was young. Please let me know. I'm leaving in an hour!
     
  19. Oct 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Don't scratch it.
    Mind your front mud flaps.
    4HI will get you through most anything.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

    YFZ_TRD 4Runner Pilot

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    :laugh:
     
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