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Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by OoRrLlYy, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    OoRrLlYy

    OoRrLlYy [OP] Member

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    This is my very first truck so I am a newbie to the truck scene.

    2012 super white Tacoma double cab long bed trd sport w/4x4

    Just wondering what kind of recommendations everyone has... Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
  3. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
  4. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    West31

    West31 The only easy day was yesterday

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    Hey welcome to Tacoma World. Even though we live in Hawaii and its hard to get parts shipped here this forum and other users really help out a lot. Hope we get to cruz one day
     
  5. Jun 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

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    On a volcano, literally!
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    Tint Weathertech floor liner, weathertech window visor Roll n lock tonneau cover Rubber bed mat Smoked license plate covers
    Aloha my braddah :wave:
     
  6. Jun 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Lift, wheels and tires :)
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    HonoluluTaco

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    2010 TRD OffRoad DC/SB, 285/70/17 KM2's, Mickey Thompson Classic Locks, Total Chaos UCA's King 2.5 RR Coilover 3" AllPro Leaf Pack, 2.0 Fox RR, Ubolt flip kit, MBRP dual cat back, URD TCAI and MAF Calibrator, TRD Sport Hood w/ scoop, E&G Classics Custom Stainless Grill, Color matched grill and door handles WeatherTech floor mats, FormulaOne Pinacle 15%+Air blue windshield Tint, RedLine hood struts, TRD 3rd Brake light Decal, Relentless Fab Hybrid 2 piece Sliders with Kick out Relentless Fab Aluminum Front bumper, Relentless steel rear bumper, Relentless Steel IFS B.A.M.F LCA Skids, w/ Rear Diff Skid ordered In my Spare room waiting to be installed sits, Wet Okoles, Illuminated 4x4 switch mod, SockMonkey Hawaii TRD OffRoad Decal, Big box of Rammat, Speakers and Custom Sub from Mr.Marv,
    Howzit and congrats, New 2012 truck, I suggest Weather Tech floor mats right off the bat, followed by Wet Okoles... At least that way while your waiting to do the other million things your gonna want to do, your truck will be protected and stay new.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    IndigoTac07

    IndigoTac07 Tortoise*

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    Welcome! I reccomend Plasti-dipping badges and possibly wheels before going after market, to save some money. Then doing almost everything on this list!

    And a HomerTaco grille :cool: if thats what you like
     
  9. Jun 5, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    400lbGorilla

    400lbGorilla ^Son of a hamster, I smell of elderberries.

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    Roof Rack, TRD exhaust, Hood Shield, Side Steps, 5% Tints, Tow Package, Bed Extender, Billies at 2.5, Toytec TSB AAL, Avid Offroad Bar, Cruise Control, Removed Sway, Hella 700s, 6000k HIDs, diff breather mod. DTRL, BHLM,Sockmonkyed.
    I recommend posting some pics of the new rig. Sounds like a sweet truck, I wish I could've found a DCLB over here in Maryland. Welcome to TW.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012 at 4:55 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    Hawaii
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    TRD badged | Hunting Cage | Smoked Tails | LED Everything | Slim Cubby HID bi-xenon's | Spidertrax 1.25" | BHLM | FLM | S2000 Ant | 20% Shade | PL 8521 | OME 885 | Bilstein 5100's | Toytec 2" AAL | FN 18x9" Bronze BFD's | 275/65-18 Duratrac's | Wrinkle Red Valve Covers | 3M Di-Noc Wrapped Interior | Kode MB Push Button Ignition | Relentless Sliders | URD TCAI | Mr.Marv Enclosure | Arc Audio 10" | Hybrid Audio Clarus F/R | Alpine PDX-5 | Alpine INE-S920HD
    What's good OoRLly! Here's some recommendations.....I'll try to get specific

    Lift - This is a personal preference type mod, but I went with OME 885x & 2" AAL (Toytec), Bilstein 5100's (Downsouth Motorsports)

    Wheels/Tires - FN's BFD's are the shit and FN rocks! Another very personal choice. I also went to Windward Goodyear and got a great deal from Scot there on some Duratrac's.

    CAI (Cold Air Induction) - I went with the URD TCAI and it's the most involving kit to install, but it is well worth the trouble. Many will tell you otherwise, but my MPG's have improved pretty dramatically, and throttle response is much better. I'm sure it's added power, and it's known to pull ambient/lower than ambient temps.

    Alarm - Get a good alarm system. Self explanatory

    Weathertech Mats - Makes living with your truck a lot easier

    Cat-Back Exhaust - Some guys will tell you just add a muffler. I say, buy a whole new system. I'll be likely going URD, but this is another one of those very personal decisions.

    Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers - You'll need the URD y-pipe and some 02 sims as well. One of the best bolt-on HP adders and they sound killer.

    Forced Induction - The TRD S/C is the most popular and offers warranty from Toyota. I personally would likely go with a Turbo kit (my personal preference). See user Torspd or Toons714 build pages for more info.....SICK stuff!

    Tint - I went with non-legal tint and don't regret it for a moment. Looks good. Keeps the truck cooler. See Dwight at Protint in Kalihi. Awesome work, good prices!

    Sound system - The 12's sound OK outta the box, but a great sound system is something I have come to appreciate. Mr. Marv is the man when it comes to this stuff and I'd go thru the trouble of looking him up if you decide to go this route. Search him on the forums. Awesome guy.

    NST Pulleys - These are extruded aluminum pulley's that weigh a fraction of the stock steelies. They will help with throttle response and in reducing rotating mass/inertia.

    Braille Lightweight battery - This is a killer mod to do. I plan on doing this and relocating it closer to the rear of the truck. The stocker is an anchor (as are most). Braille has a battery that weighs 9lbs and can be mounted sideways/upside down/etc.....nice way to reduce weight.

    That should give you some good places to start modding. Personally I am extremely happy with a bunch of my mods. My recommendations, particularly the brands and companies I referenced, reflect good experiences. In particular.....

    FN Motorsports
    Downsouth Motorsports
    Mr. Marv
    URD
    Toytec
    Protint
    Goodyear Windward

    There are also some relatively cheap DIY mods. BHLM or black headlight mod is awesome. Also, see my build page for painting your valve covers....looks great and just takes a little time and effort.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    HonoluluTaco

    HonoluluTaco Well-Known Member

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    2010 TRD OffRoad DC/SB, 285/70/17 KM2's, Mickey Thompson Classic Locks, Total Chaos UCA's King 2.5 RR Coilover 3" AllPro Leaf Pack, 2.0 Fox RR, Ubolt flip kit, MBRP dual cat back, URD TCAI and MAF Calibrator, TRD Sport Hood w/ scoop, E&G Classics Custom Stainless Grill, Color matched grill and door handles WeatherTech floor mats, FormulaOne Pinacle 15%+Air blue windshield Tint, RedLine hood struts, TRD 3rd Brake light Decal, Relentless Fab Hybrid 2 piece Sliders with Kick out Relentless Fab Aluminum Front bumper, Relentless steel rear bumper, Relentless Steel IFS B.A.M.F LCA Skids, w/ Rear Diff Skid ordered In my Spare room waiting to be installed sits, Wet Okoles, Illuminated 4x4 switch mod, SockMonkey Hawaii TRD OffRoad Decal, Big box of Rammat, Speakers and Custom Sub from Mr.Marv,
    Dave's (S7ickivaian) is on the ball and I agree with those mods, I forgot to mention the tint, living in Hawaii definitely get a ceramic nano based tint, there are several brands all the tinters carry one version. These not only block 99% UV keeping everything new inside but block 60% infrared heat (thermal heat, the kind that heats up the truck) while not affecting electronic signals inside the car. Also Check out Air blue, it's a clear legal front ceramic tint that goes on your windshield. I leave my truck in the sun all day and it's barely slightly warmer than out side. Best comfort MOD I 've done. I've had my truck done if you want to check it out, I live Makiki right around the corner from you.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    West31

    West31 The only easy day was yesterday

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    One thing I think the others forgot change out your DRL (Daytime running lights) bulb to an LED. Or completely disconnect it.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    OoRrLlYy

    OoRrLlYy [OP] Member

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    Wow! Thanks for all the input! Right now I'm still debating to do a lift with rims and tire or to put in a full jl sound system with alpine head unit. I'm torn because I love the look of a 3" lift matched up with 33" tires but the stock stereo system sucks balls. I'll try get some pics up later on today!

    Btw, do you guys hold any meet n greet or anything like that? Would be nice to put some faces to these usernames sometime!
     
  14. Jun 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    HonoluluTaco

    HonoluluTaco Well-Known Member

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    2010 TRD OffRoad DC/SB, 285/70/17 KM2's, Mickey Thompson Classic Locks, Total Chaos UCA's King 2.5 RR Coilover 3" AllPro Leaf Pack, 2.0 Fox RR, Ubolt flip kit, MBRP dual cat back, URD TCAI and MAF Calibrator, TRD Sport Hood w/ scoop, E&G Classics Custom Stainless Grill, Color matched grill and door handles WeatherTech floor mats, FormulaOne Pinacle 15%+Air blue windshield Tint, RedLine hood struts, TRD 3rd Brake light Decal, Relentless Fab Hybrid 2 piece Sliders with Kick out Relentless Fab Aluminum Front bumper, Relentless steel rear bumper, Relentless Steel IFS B.A.M.F LCA Skids, w/ Rear Diff Skid ordered In my Spare room waiting to be installed sits, Wet Okoles, Illuminated 4x4 switch mod, SockMonkey Hawaii TRD OffRoad Decal, Big box of Rammat, Speakers and Custom Sub from Mr.Marv,
    Were trying to get a MOD day going, that way you can see what everybody else is doing to their trucks and pick what you like. I.E. see the different size lifts, wheels and tire packages, hear different exhaust systems, shat like that... Basically add to your never ending list of Modifications...
     
  15. Jun 7, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    OoRrLlYy

    OoRrLlYy [OP] Member

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    A mod day would be nice! I'd be down to show up and help.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

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    Tint Weathertech floor liner, weathertech window visor Roll n lock tonneau cover Rubber bed mat Smoked license plate covers
    The stock stereo doesn't suck to much balls, I've heard worst stock radios
     
  17. Jun 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    aptech

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  18. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    West31

    West31 The only easy day was yesterday

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    Mod day would be awesome I would love to check out what everyone has done to the Taco. I havent really done anything at all in my 2009 that I bought off a friend
     
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