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Post your favorite DIY mod??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jefferson, Jan 28, 2009.

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What is your favorite DIY Tacoma mod??

  1. Fog Lights On Anytime

    19.8%
  2. Day Time Running Lamps

    5.6%
  3. BHLM

    17.6%
  4. Bed Lights

    7.1%
  5. Map Lights On With Dome Light

    3.6%
  6. Bed Storage Compartment Locks

    2.7%
  7. Cigarette lighter plug always on

    4.2%
  8. Engine Bay Light

    1.2%
  9. Rear Differential Breather Relocation

    8.5%
  10. Other

    29.7%
  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 6:41 PM
    #41
    nvdeserted

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    Just re-located the trailer plug the other day, definitely a trail improvement since those stock 7 pins are $200+. Plus it looks good too. DIY in about an hour.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:24 AM
    #42
    surfsupl

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    Fog Mod . :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:17 PM
    #43
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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  4. Apr 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM
    #44
    jefferson

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    that woulda been my favorite if i didnt have it either!
     
  5. Apr 11, 2009 at 11:21 PM
    #45
    DeeKay21

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    Def fog mod and DTRL's!!!
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:57 AM
    #46
    george3

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    Well for cheap mods I'll go with Seat belt chime disable. Didn't co$t a thing. Don't get cheaper then 0.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2009 at 2:28 AM
    #47
    Outlaw

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    Best cheap mod is disabling the seatbelt chime! Whoever gave us the code to turn it off is a saint!
     
  8. Apr 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM
    #48
    DriverSound

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    Just enough! Other vehicles: 2015 Mustang GTPP 2014 Prius 2010 4runner SR5 4x4 2009 TRD-OR AC
    sorry, newbie. What is bhlm and a deckplate mod?
     
  9. Apr 12, 2009 at 9:33 PM
    #49
    DriverSound

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    Just enough! Other vehicles: 2015 Mustang GTPP 2014 Prius 2010 4runner SR5 4x4 2009 TRD-OR AC
    Thanks phantom! I just did the chime off mod thanks to this forum. I have an 09 so I have black headlights already and I installed a trd cai so I guess cutting a hole is out! I learned a lot being here for just about two weeks.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2009 at 9:34 PM
    #50
    jefferson

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    can i see a link on this one?
     
  11. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:28 AM
    #51
    JDCPA

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    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    Can't beleive the tailgate security mod is not listed in the poll. Anyone that hasn't done that is asking for trouble.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:35 AM
    #52
    09TRD

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    Not yet,
    I voted other for seatbelt chime mod
     
  13. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:15 AM
    #53
    Veccster

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    I've had a 1st gen and 2nd gen and have always left the lights on because they shut off when the door is opened. I think every truck in the world should be programmed that way.

    HOWEVER, the DTRL got my vote and I haven't even installed it yet (have the relay and jumper ready to go). I look forward to having just the inner amber lights on and not my tail lights.


    D-rings were nice but are a requirement for me. I have added them to all of my trucks.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    #54
    mgrande

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    This is one of the reasons I joined this forum. Ever since I got my tacoma I've been wondering about the air intake. Does anyone run into problems in deep water/off road with it being where it is? Would a TRD CAI help? I seached around for a thread on this and couldn't find one, so if there is one already could someone point me in the right direction, I don't want to hijack this one.
     
  15. Apr 13, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    #55
    kris77

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    Hood Struts....By far the best....

    Ex D rings...#2

    Seatbelt chime...#3

    DTRL...#4
     
  16. Apr 14, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    Veccster

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    I put on Redline hood struts and am happy with them but don't see them too often.
    How often are you under the hood?

    The few times I am (to change oil or refill wiper fluid) I do appreciate the ease of opening the hood.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    jefferson

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    the redline hood struts are on my todo list. i really love not having to use the bar to open any hood. it just makes sense.
     
  18. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    confuzzed2

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    Voted other for Comp off with defrost.
     
  19. Apr 17, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    djs05tacoma

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    Locker anytime mod
     
  20. Apr 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    PeteK

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    :confused: Is there a good place online to buy the tailgate security hoseclamp mod? I can't find any locally. I did find some online, but they were all on backorder.
     
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