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Noob from AZ

Discussion in 'New Members' started by 05RedTaco, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    05RedTaco

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    Hello!

    My name is Tony and I have recently purchased a 2008 White Tacoma regular cab 2.7L 5speed 2wd. Base model. So far I really like the truck! It has enough go to get up to speed, the interior fit & finish is worlds apart from POS american made trucks, stereo sounds awesome and it has the utility I need!

    Few things I want to do to my Taco. I dont like how it looks from the factory. I am going to try and save for the ReadyLift 5lugger lift kit & some bigger wheels & tires. I also keep thinking of the aFe intake.... It would be nice...

    For now the plan is to de-badge the truck & Cut the exhaust before it turns around the mudflap, like neslerrah did;

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    I like the clean look on my cars!

    Now for a few pictures... The 2nd day i had my taco, next to my lady's Camry;

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    Taco doing some work!

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  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    broken mods
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    YumaTRD

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    Harralsen's truck is really well built.
    Its the King of the five luggers.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    05RedTaco

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    I was somewhat upset that I wasnt able to afford 6lugger, I wanted, but seeing neslerrah's Taco made me excited about my truck! His truck looks amazing, unless you really know Taco's its hard to tell that his truck is base 5lugger.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome from Tempe! :)
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Thanks! Is your Taco lifted in your signature with stock wheels & tires?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Welcome to tw!
     
  10. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Wow the Fat Bob's lift is only $219! That's very affordable!

    Did you get the add-a-leaf or rear blocks?
     
  11. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Tony, Welcome from Glamorless Glendale.
    One thing to keep in mind if you chop the exhaust is the emissions check. They require the exhaust to come out from under the vehicle.
    Now if you save the cut off piece and get a clamp to put it on for testing it might get you passed.

    Had this problem on a Camaro my kid had and we had to run extensions out.

    Good luck on your mods!
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    05RedTaco

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    I already did it and I left enough material on the exhaust to slip exhaust clamp on it.

    I had thought about the emission stuff, but figured with exhaust clamp it shouldn't be a problem!
     
  13. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    Was this photo taken at Camelback at 20th Street?

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  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Yessir!
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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  16. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Thanks David.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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  18. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    willtotheumm

    willtotheumm Yo Taco!

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  19. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Nice truck bud...welcome from Scottsdale :cool:
     
  20. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    1st mod!

    Before... Notice the hack-saw ready for action :D


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    Chopping it off... I left enough material on each end, so i can slip on exhaust clamp with ease!

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    Piece I chopped off...

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    New look!


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    I completely copied neslerrah's idea, I take no credit...lol I knew the exhaust curving around the mudflap was bugging me, once I saw neslerrah's truck, I knew I had to do this mod! I am de-badging the truck this weekend!

    I took the mudflaps off as well... Can't decide if I like that look with the stock tires...
     
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