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Some new changes/mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tommy07, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    tommy07

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    So I wanted to share some changes/new mods I have done to the truck over the last 1-2 months. I went to toyota and purchased some all-weather floor mats. It worked out great because the weekend after I purchased them I went to south carolina to visit family. It happened to rain a little the weekend I was up so I tracked a great deal of clay and mud into the truck so they came in very handy. For those of you that do not have them I strongly recommend them. Everytime I clean my truck it is 10 times easier to vacuum and clean the floor. I just spray the weather mats off with water and they are good to go!

    Next, I ordered a toyota roof rack and installed that. The install was very user friendly. Toyota does this need trick that I have heard of, but never seen before. They color code the screws so you do not install the wrong screw in the wrong place. Although this is never a problem for me, it made it twice as easy to distinquish where the screws go. I purchased a roof rack to support some beach hobbies such as ocean kayaking and surf fishing. I plan to put the kayak on the roof rack along with a rod or two this weekend to see how it works out.

    The next upgrade was getting my TSB suspension installed this week. I must say, so far the ride quality has been great. I have been able to tell the quality of the smoother yet stiffer suspension that was installed.

    I plan to post some pictures this weekend and to test out the durability of the rack with the kayak on top. The instructions for the roof rack said it can hold up to 100 pounds and my kayak only weights 45 pounds, so everything should work out well.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    Brunes

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    I've been thinking about a roof rack...The wife and I have talked about kayaks...and the rack seems like the best option.

    can't wait to see the photos!!!
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    tommy07

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    Here we go. I finally got to put the roof rack to good use. The kayak easily fits up there and the rack supports the kayak very well. Enjoy!

    Picture 1027.jpg
    Picture 1025.jpg
     
  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    tommy07

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    I love the look of Toyota's roof rack, plus the install is very very easy.
     
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