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Post your top 5 mods....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by S7ICKlVlAN, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN [OP] Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    2012 TRD Sport DCSB
    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
    If you had to do it all over again. What would you do and in what order would they come? As a soon to be new owner, I would like to learn from the experts what I should be considering first.

    So let's have it...Top 5 mods starting fresh and in sequence.

    Mahalo, Kidd
     
  2. May 20, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    XrunnIT

    XrunnIT Well-Known Member

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    Built Motor by LC Engineering Boosted by TRD
    For the X-Runner trim, this would be my top 5

    B&M Short Shifter
    Big Brake Kit
    TRD Supercharger
    APR X-1 (Stage I kit)
    Sittin Sic Track Ready Drop (Coils, leafs, sway bars)
     
  3. May 20, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    1. Head unit-I put in a decent alpine head unit a couple months after getting the truck. It is a great head unit but now I want a DVD NAV Hu. I wish I would have saved up that money now.
    2. Speakers with amplifyer- I put in pretty good aftermarket speakers 6 months in. The sound quality is AMAzING compared to stock, but yet I wish I would have waited to get components.
    Thats all i got for now i will finish tomorrow
     
  4. May 20, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    toku58

    toku58 Well-Known Member

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    6" Fabtech Stage II, 17x9" Centerline Eclipse rims, with 12.5x35x17" BFG KM2's. On board air system,Toyota skid plate, spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD CAI w/AFE ProDry filter (21-90045),Flowmaster Dual exhaust, GrillCraft grill w/custom emblem, Custom Shifter, BushWacker fender flares, Hood struts, Underhood lights, TW driveshaft, Wet Okole seat covers, Dashlight mod, Many other little things to make the truck complete!
    :confused::rolleyes:
    Wow! this is a hard question? Does money play any roll?

    If you're looking for cheap Mods? Then I'd go with:
    1. BED MAT
    2. Dash lights
    3. Front grill
    4. Wet Okoles
    5. Weathertec floor mats

    Expensive mods?
    1. Lift
    2. Tires
    3. UCA's
    4. TRD SC
    5. Gears
     
  5. May 20, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN [OP] Cpt. Bubbleguts

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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
    Money is no object. Just what mods YOU would do, if you had to do it all over again and in what order (signifying your satisfaction with the result you got from it). I guess it would help to list some details about your base case before the mods. Eg. 4.0L V6, Auto, TRD O/R package, Access cab, etc....

    Throughout the cars I've built, I've always done my own thing. Sometimes it was an expensive learning experience, sometimes I hit the nail on the head and it ended up being a mod I would recommend to other forum members. I think about all the money I could've saved, had I known then, what I know now....So instead of doing this all over again. Let us newbies learn from the pro's ya know?
     
  6. May 20, 2009 at 11:45 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen
    1. toytec lift/ coil spacers and AAL
    2. rims & tires
    3. HID's
    4. image dynamics components
    5. k&n CAI

    If I could do it differently I would have gotten a dif lift from the start and installed it myself to save cash. I just ordered the fox 2.0 coilovers....
    I would have gotten different tires, I have the nitto dune grapplers...I would have gotten something that performs better for less $$$...
    And I would have skipped the K&N CAI and just gone with the AFE drop in filter
     
  7. May 20, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen
    what kind of CB do you have?
     
  8. May 21, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen
    cool, I just PMd the guy whos got it going on. im about to get one too :D
     
  9. May 21, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    toku58

    toku58 Well-Known Member

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    6" Fabtech Stage II, 17x9" Centerline Eclipse rims, with 12.5x35x17" BFG KM2's. On board air system,Toyota skid plate, spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD CAI w/AFE ProDry filter (21-90045),Flowmaster Dual exhaust, GrillCraft grill w/custom emblem, Custom Shifter, BushWacker fender flares, Hood struts, Underhood lights, TW driveshaft, Wet Okole seat covers, Dashlight mod, Many other little things to make the truck complete!
    Ah O.K! if money isn't an issue?

    I'd go for the Full SAS! This IFS is too sensitive! Dana 60 front and rear.

    Too much little issue with any lift on these IFS.
    [​IMG]

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  10. May 21, 2009 at 12:22 AM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    2008 Tacoma Prerunner TRD Offroad
    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    1. 3" coilovers
    2. New UCA's
    3. 33" Tires
    4. N fab light bar with 4 lights
    5. HID's headlights and fogs
     
  11. May 21, 2009 at 12:23 AM
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    Burgman

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    K&N intake, Boston Acoustic SL 60 6.5 components up front, Rockford Power T16 6.5 in rear, Pioneer P4100 HU, Soon to be Pioneer Prs 4200f
    havent done 5 mods to my truck yet,
    1. sound deadener, like it alot def. lower cab noise on highway
    3. KN short ram really kicks in in upper RPMs
    2. dvd HU dont have it to run dvds all the time yet
    the 3 ive done in order
     
  12. May 21, 2009 at 12:35 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN [OP] Cpt. Bubbleguts

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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
    Awesome input guys!
     
  13. May 21, 2009 at 12:39 AM
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    TEX357

    TEX357 TX

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    285\70-17 BFGoodrich KM2's 17x8 Pro Comp 7089
    Expensive Mods

    1. Lift- Got it
    2.Tires - Got it
    3.wheels - In the process
    4.tint (very hot down here)- Got it
    5.Flowmaster- In the process

    Cheap Mods
    (Done all Listed)

    1. BHLM
    2. Painted Grille Surround
    3. Fog Lights On All the time
    4.hose clamp
    5. Blacked out Badges
     
  14. May 21, 2009 at 1:16 AM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    TRD S/C/TRD Intake/TRD Boost Gauge/DT Headers/OEM TL/ZKW retro/Pioneer DVD w/Ipod/Magnaflow/20% Tint/BHLM/JL 10" sub, JL VR components, JL 450/4 amp/Helwig Sway bar/Viper 791/ 18" limited 4runner rims
    Expensive mods:
    1. H.I.D. projector retrofit will be done to every car I own unless it comes from the factroy with hids. No PNP kits for me.
    2. intake/exhaust and maybe headers
    3. sound system (deadener, dvd player, sub, components)
    4. rims/tires. Done when I need tires or if I don't like the stockers after awhile. Which is what I currently did.
    5. TRD s/c but I could live without getting it again.

    Cheap mods:
    1. tint
    2. BHLM
    3. dash cover
    4. bed mat
    5. rear sway bar is a must.
     
  15. May 21, 2009 at 1:47 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN [OP] Cpt. Bubbleguts

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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
    Good stuff Ross. I'm definitely diggin that list!
     
  16. May 21, 2009 at 2:16 AM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    My top mods......
    -Lift/wheels/tires
    -tailgate reinforcement
    -Cat back exhaust
    -Alpine Stereo
    -Off road protection(my custom bumper and my rock sliders I built)
     
  17. May 21, 2009 at 2:50 AM
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    white+Peal

    white+Peal Well-Known Member

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    Magaflow catback exhaust, AEM CAI, front bumper made by famous fabrication, JBA long tube headers, All pro back bumper, BPF raptor style grill, 3' toytech lift
    sound deadener what is that??
     
  18. May 21, 2009 at 2:52 AM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    products like dynamat, the one i used is called Second Skin
     
  19. May 21, 2009 at 3:22 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    The ones I like the best are the ones that I find most useful/beneficial to me.

    1) Suspension TSB
    2) Hood struts
    3) Fumoto drain valve
    4) Seat covers
    5) heated seat
     
  20. May 21, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    mycoma

    mycoma Well-Known Member

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    These are my mods so far:
    1. Dome Lights on with map lights
    2. Oakley Seat covers
    3. Bed Lights
    4. Red Line Hood Struts
    5. Beep on unlock of the doors
    6. Bed lights
    7. Rock Lights
     
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