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Thank you, and looking for advice on my "new" taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by "OldManTan", May 18, 2009.

  1. May 18, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    Finally signed up. Just got my Taco a few weeks ago. Did a few little things, like painting badges and some tinting, helper springs etc. AFE CAI on its way. Can't wait for that. Cleaning throttle body tomorrow. Idles really high when cold so hoping that helps. Maybe a 2.7l thing, don't know cause I am new to toyotas. I want to tint my tail lights. I want to be safe and seen, so it will be a light tint. I just hate that pink color they have stock. Also want to do the BHLM, but nervous. My wife will kill me if I f-it up. I am handy and knowledgeable, just not the most confident. My question is, what do you think of black rims on my truck? Like pro-painting, or powdercoating the stock rims. Also has anyone successfully added a overhead console to a regular cab? Just the map light one. I really just want the lights and a little extra storage. Thanks in advance for the input.

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  2. May 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    i wouldnt wanna paint those shiny wheels..See if you can find a cheap set of steel black wagon wheels
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    Those are just wheel skins, I would probably sell those. They are just the gray stock rims underneath.
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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    hsc001

    hsc001 Well-Known Member

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    thats a good looking truck man. I didnt know toyota made our stock rims in crome. As for your black rim question, go for it dude. Go ahead and do the BHLM, tint your tails, and paint your rims black. What i would do is paint the rims a matte black and leave the center caps crome, and if it doesnt look good piant the caps. oh and lift it 3 inches. Single cab short beds lifted look nasty. just my 2 cents
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I painted my steel stockers with my winter tires on them matte black, here is a pic of it:
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  6. May 19, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    See I think that looks great relentless!!
     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    So has anyone ever tried to install an overhead console in a regular cab? I would hate to spend the time pulling the headliner down just to be disappointed it's not going to happen.
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I'd say pull them covers off & paint those wheels black :thumbsup:
    The black fenders look good & wish my truck had them rather than the painted ones.
    Agree on the tail lights too.
    My truck is impulse red so the light red hue on the taillights was a lot of red so I bought a set of 09 tails from a member here.
    No help for you on the console but sure somebody has the knowledge on it for ya :D
     
  9. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    madyota

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    Lots to come I am sure

    Nice truck!

    Did you ever do the overhead? I am dying to do it myself in my Regular cab!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    No I haven't done it yet. I lost my job soon after that post and just recently went back to work. I definitely had the time to do it, but not the cash. It is still on the to-do list, but I haven't heard whether the bolt hole and wiring harness are up there, so I will have to drop the headliner to check it out b4 I buy one. If I do it in the near future, I will let you know. Winter is coming, so attention is shifting to my sled and getting that ready.
     
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