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New Truck, upgrade options?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rzaucha, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    rzaucha

    rzaucha [OP] Big Member

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    I just sold my old Tacoma and purchased a 2010 V6 Sport. I'd like to do some mods. Thinking exhaust will be the first purchase. What are your general takes on aftermarket systems vs TRD?

    Also, I just threw on a SNUGTOP Rebel cap and I notice it sits about a centimeter wider than the bed walls. Has anyone else noticed this?

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  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    spenny

    spenny Mmm... Beer

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    TRD will sound the best, but performance gains from aftermarket modifications without the proper tuning are usually minimal at best.

    Pretty truck.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    scottri

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    I'd go with a factory designed system myself. TRD
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Few caps (or truck beds for that matter) are true, so overlap from left to right and front to rear never measures up perfectly.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    My Leer cap is wider than the bed because it actually skirts over the plastic bed rail. You cannot see any black plastic once it's installed. :D

    My list of mods would read like this:

    1. Head unit upgrade, speakers later on.
    2. Blackout the badges.
    3. BHLM.
    4. Wheels & larger tires. Lift it up a bit if you like that.
    5. Color match (paint) the engine cover.

    I could go on for hours....... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    JATaco

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  7. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

    Primersinmyshoe Old Sheepdog

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    I'm in the same boat. What would constitute a "mild" lift?
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    tx_shooter

    tx_shooter This place is a cesspool of bfo and spacer lifts

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    Everyone is missing the best mod... a hot chick. One hot chick is worth +100 horses. Just sayin. Other than that, I would go with an air filter and exhaust.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    Personally I had the TRD on my last truck, and will be getting it for this one. I've heard the manga flow in person and it's to raspy for me. The others... well haven't heard to many in person (at least identified) so it's hard to say. I liked the TRD so... all I need. Performance wise it's all pretty minimal without doing serious other mods (forced induction, headers, intake, tune flash, ect ect ect).
     
  10. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    rzaucha

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    I'm pretty solid on the TRD exhaust at this point. Could always use more girls though! Tomorrow I'm installing a leveling kit. I want just slightly larger, better tread pattern tires than stock. I'm hearing conflicting opinions on sizes. The leveling kit is by Daystar and reads 2 1/2" any advice will help...
     
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