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Suggested add-ons for my truck?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by akitter92, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    akitter92

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    I just bought a 2001 Toyota Tacoma SR5 with 84k miles on it a few weeks ago. Since the truck had a v4 engine the previous owner wanted to get more power out of it so purchased Gibson Headers, Gibson Exhaust, Injen air intake system, and Tenzo rims. I was thinking about possibly adding running boards or a bull bar, but i am really open to suggestions. I was hoping to spend maybe $1000 dollars just adding stuff on, so just tell me what you guys think I will try to attach a picture link below.

    http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab86/akitter92/Screenshot2010-10-30at64208PM.png
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Do in I-4 engine swap. It's jdm.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    toyota has never made a V4....
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Thats a sweet little truck, don't ruin it with a bull bar.

    If I was you I would look into lowering it a bit. Do some searching here and on customtacos.com for more info on lowering as I have no idea how its done lol.

    Also a sound system would be cool.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    As it is always said let people put on there trucks what they want. If they like it, then do it. If he wants a bull bar get a bull bar. Let me guess he should keep the black wheels on it right? And put on a bug deflector.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    I'm not too sure on the bull bar but i am looking at all possibilities and I was just suggesting that as a possibility. What do you guys think about using "Plasti-dip" and making the badges black?
     
  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    jeez, calm down. He basically asked for opinions and I gave him mine. I just don't think a bull bar would look good on a 5 lug street truck.

    And yes, I love the wheels and the plain look. His truck looks awesome the way it sits IMO.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    You could do that, I think I've seen it done that way somewhere on here. Most people just paint them though.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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  10. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    ^ THANK YOU, been looking for a good DIY guide, will surely be doing this tommorow
     
  11. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    No problem. If i would have known that when i did mine, it would have saved me a ton of time.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Hey, I was browsing in some other threads on plasti-dip, and some others have said that it might not stick to some of the emblems because they are "plasticky" any knowledge on that?
     
  13. Oct 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    I'm not sure about that. I did mine the hard way by sanding and painting so i'm not sure about the plasti-dip.
     
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    :ohsnap: Who are you? The defender of all things chrome bullbar?
     
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    That truck is begging for a lowering. Keep the same stance, just drop it 2 or 3 inches. It'd look mean as hell.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :D
     
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    Personally while those rims are nice they do not belong on a Tacoma they just look out of place. Maybe if that was a Scion TC, IS300, or an RSX they would like good but not on a truck.

    That being said, if I had $1,000 and that was my truck I'd purchase some OEM Tacoma wheels from either a 2001-2004, or you maybe even some black Pro Comp wheels and a meatier tire. Last I'd paint the grille to match the body, black out all the chrome, and sell those wheels and make your money back.
     
  19. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    ^^ I also think the rims look a bit out of place but i also think it makes the truck unique and if you saw it in person they are actually pretty cool. the rims are $1600 brand new (Thats what the guy i bought them from said) so i might consider selling them. He included the stock rims and tires as well so i may put those back on it and go for a diff. look. still deciding.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    haha agreed





    I used it on my emblems and it worked fine. I've only had it on there for like a month so i really couldn't tell you how long theyll holdup for but so far for me its worked great.
     
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