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Stock 2003 Tacoma Prerunner needs YOUR help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RushTacoma, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Apr 21, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    RushTacoma

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    Hello TW,

    I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner SR5 Xtra Cab with TRD and Tow package. Everything on it is stock, but I want to Build it up and make it look badass. I Just bought a new front fender because I was hit by a drunk driver parked in the street infront of my house. But I wanted to get some upgrades and needed some help.

    My front struts are leaking, so I am going to get sum new ones and I did my research and read in the forums and I am going to get Bilstein 5100s for the front. Im not sure if I should get anything for the back or not. Any ideas?

    I also wanted to get either a bull bar or a off road bumper, but I am not sure which one to get.

    I am also looking at Air intakes, for better MPG and to upgrage my engine little by little since money is tight. What brand is good and affordable to get? I was looking and K&N intakes.

    Hopefully you guys can help me with Tacoma Build.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    Welcome to tw I would recomend the deck plate mod for your intake its easy and cheap. I can't answer any other questions you asked I mostly build my own shit but welcome and be prepared to do a lot of part shopping
     
  3. Apr 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    RPain

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    intake definately do the deck plate mod. if you want a front lift do the bilstein 5100's, if you set them at 2.5 inches you don't have to do anything else unless you want to put an AAL in the rear. If you want to make it look badass get a grill craft grill in the front and throw some wheels and bigger tires on it. Make it sound badass? Flowmaster
     
  4. Apr 21, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    RushTacoma

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    The deckplate mods looks good just gotta find a place to buy a deckplate from haha. I already have a k&n filter in there just need the deckplate.

    Anyone have any suggestions on whether i should get a bull bar or grill guard? And if so what Brands looks the Best?
     
  5. Apr 21, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    RPain

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    i got my deck plate off ebay or if you have any boat shops around where you live give them a call and see if they have any in stock
     
  6. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    RushTacoma

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  7. Apr 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    im not big on grill guards but if you think you will need one go for it.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    747 function > form

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    Nix your front valance...all the cool kids are doing this.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    Ok but are the offroad bumpers bolt on or do they need to be welded on?
     
  10. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    blake1012 Go Braves!

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    are you going to be offroading?

    if not....an ARB bumper would be pointless.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    blake1012 Go Braves!

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    heres my bull bar.....


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  12. Apr 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    Maybe off roading in the future, but right now this is my work truck that I'm trying to build up.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    Rush, If you have a 3.4 V6, I have a K&N FIPK system on my truck. I would swap straight across for your stock system? I can get piks if needed? But trust me, its as new.

    I also have a new Magnablow muffler, and nice tip if interested? again looking to trade for stock. Lemme know, Im in So Cal, near Magic Mountain.
    Gracias in advance, Guy
     
  14. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    @ blake1012...I like your avatar pic: "One in the pink, one in the stink"!
     
  15. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    lol thanks.
     
  16. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    Get the grill guard over the bull bar. Bull bars look dumb on 1st gen's.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Just finished my Deck Plate Mod!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Apr 22, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Awsome! I would def. get some 5100's for both front and rear. And set the front at 2.5" and then a 1.5" AAL in the rear. It will look good, and you can run a 285/75/16 with some trimming, and some wheels that have a 4" backspacing. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    I am definitely going to get the Bilstein 5100s in the front but what will they do if I put them in the rear? And what exactly will the AAL do?
     
  20. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    an AAL (add a leaf) is what will give you the lift. the 5100 rear shock is simply longer, to compensate for the amount of lift.
     
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