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Noob. First mods?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MarcomaN, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    MarcomaN

    MarcomaN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What's going on everybody? I'm a new member to TW but I've been using it for a little bit now to check out all of the rad things we can do with our Tacos. So I was wondering, what would be some first mods to look in to that don't cost an arm and a leg? I just got an authentic pair of Trail Team wheels last weekend, and I'm stoked on them! End Game: I want to turn my truck in to a Baja Surf Machine!

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  2. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    SpruceTaco

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    Welcome from FL. :wave: Check out the mods & tutorials section at the top of the page. The wheels look good btw.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    welcome!
     
  4. Jan 7, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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  5. Jan 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    MarcomaN

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  6. Jan 7, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    MarcomaN

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    Thanks Mike and Ferdie! I'm going to post some more pics when I get them up.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    BakerTaco

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    Definitely the weathertechs. First mod on my truck, and the most useful
     
  8. Jan 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Athlaos

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    An after-market shift knob is always nice.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    That's a great looking truck, welcome.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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    mattgecko

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    Welcome to the forum!!

    Cheap mods:
    Remove badges or plastic dip them black.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    MarcomaN

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    Ah yes. I do like the Plasti-Dip Look. Perhaps that shall be my next lil Saturday morning project.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    Mr Salty

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    Bilstien 5100s up front set to the second notch and wider/bigger tires. Oh and get that grill surround painted right away.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    akaryanreynolds

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  14. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    how good are you with wires? i would do bed lights. you can get 20 dollar off road lights from wal mart that fit into our cubby holes in the bed. i just did mine a few weeks ago and they have already came in use when i go surfing. ill be in the bed of my truck waxing my board and its still dark out in the morning and i flip my lights on and i love it!
     
  15. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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  16. Jan 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    MarcomaN

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    I just started reading up on the 5100's. Seem popular. They're adjustable shocks that add some ride height? What's the scoop on these?
     
  17. Jan 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    MarcomaN

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    Killer idea. I'm not quite there yet. But it would definitely make a nice finishing touch.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    MarcomaN

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  19. Jan 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    Brad Lord

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    Welcome and the rims look good .
     
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