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newb needs taco help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TexasChaos, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    TexasChaos

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    I just got my first truck (00 4x4 2.7) and im looking to see if you guys have any good suggestions with mods to start off with. I work alot of construction and here in texas sometimes it will rain out of nowhere like today and my truck got stuck pretty fast even in 4lo.

    Ima highschool student and pay for everything myself so money isnt in loads here :D

    Any suggestions would be awsome guys.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    probably a small lift and some good tires would be a good start, and that would serve you well really. then, you could save up for intake or high flow filter and maybe an exhaust if you wanted one.

    what were you thinking of doing??

    by the way...welcome to tw!!:)
     
  3. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    backwoodking

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    Welcome to TW. I just thought a fun project would be to do the deck plate mod that everybody loves on the forum. It sounds cool and does the same as a cold air, but with out the money. Check it out. As far a getting stuck...you can't do much more than new tires and a lift.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    i was gonna mention the deck plate mod, but im not sure it can be done on the 4cyl as opposed to the 3.4 v6.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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    backwoodking

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    True I didn't know about that. I should have checked into that.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    JimBeam

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    i think the first thing i'd do is the tires...get some good rubber on there first...then save your money for the rest of the stuff you'll want
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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    My opinion... I had a 99 trd with 3 inch body lift(cheap) and then 32x11.50x15 mud treads not very expensive tires i have pics in my gallery of my old truck.... But that truck would go anywere!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:59 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    trd man how hard was the body lift and did it reallt give you 3 inches oh and what tires did you have
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    body lifts are easy if you have the proper tools to do so.... mine took like 5 hours. a little beer was drank there to haha i had elderado trailcutter mt's great tires i love them!!!!! http://www.eldoradotire.com/downloads/
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    ^What they said. But if you're feeling crazy, a turbo would be sick. Im starting to plan mine!
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    how would you add a turbo to a tacoma i was thinking about that the other day i used to have a subaru sti and i miss the turbo!
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    dually Low and slow

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    Easily, well, on the 4banger it is. You are able to run with the stock fuel system as long as you are running low boost ie. 5-6lbs. Which i plan to do. With a garett t3/t4 turbo intercooled.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    thats way cool!
     
  15. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:08 AM
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    It's definitely do-able, I just did it last week on my four banger. A three inch hole is all you can fit if you intend to put the deck plate on tho. I went a little bigger and just said screw it :D
     
  16. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    It will be a daily-driver-but-not-far-offroad-truck hahaha. A guy that works with me has a 97 v6 with camburg a arms, S/C, and a 3' lift and a lsd in the back. He said he would sell me one (lsd) that just has to have bearings put in it for $200. Is it worth it?
     
  17. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    I'd kill for LSD, bearings are cheap. I'd get it! Especially after the turbo:D
     
  18. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    Eh, I dont know about the turbo, seems like to much work. I was thinkin S/C but i dont know if i can find one for a I4
     
  19. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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    For one, turbo is cheaper and will give you A LOT more gain than a supercharger. Im in highschool also, so my funds are a little limited too, but im going to make this work. Check out some of the badass boosted tacos on www.customtacos.com
     
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