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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nighthawk87, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K Guys, I need your help spending my money (I know everyone likes to help with things like this)

    I have $500 to spend on my truck and its accumulating at $100 more per month.

    What should I do first based on what I want?

    -3" Lift (Can do in stages since I eventually would like OME coils, 5100 shocks, TC UCA, Rear AAL)
    -For the lift, I really want to do it right so it works offroad

    -In-dash navigation/mp3/ipod/bluetooth receiver (like the Kenwood 8120)

    -Tires on stock wheels or wheels and tires (used might be better deal)

    -Underbody armor (skid plates for front, gas tank, rear differential)

    -Sliders or nerf bars (will nerf bars hold up to off road use?)

    -Grill replacement

    -Leather interior

    IM SO CONFUSED!! I just want to get something for my truck. The lift, radio, tires, and skid plates are my priorities...
     
  2. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    JDCPA

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    I'd do the Kenwood first. Then you can enjoy great tunes while you are saving up for the rest.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    Khaos

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    How do you use the truck?

    Start with the lift. Following that get tires. Then go straight to skids and sliders. After that I would go for the other stuff like leather and an audio system.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    X2
     
  5. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    I want to offroad real bad but my stock sport tires suck! I really need new tires before I feel comfortable offroading. I also need protection.

    I wonder if I get the skids and new tires, if that will be good to start? Only thing is, I'll want bigger tires with a lift when I get it so I wonder...lol

    Decisions Decisions
     
  6. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    Do something right the first time. If you change your mind and keep buying. You end up spending a lot. You truck has new rims and tires on it. You can use that as money too when you sell it. I say save $$$ at first to lift and do the tire/wheel combination you really want.

    Do the skid and sliders first.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    pittim

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    Yep, if you really want to go offroading ASAP, get sliders and skids.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ok, upon futher review of the thread.......X2.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    x3 Sliders and skids. Protect your investment. Even with stock tires, you'll be surprised what your truck can do. For ideas for armor you can check out:
    www.allprooffroad.com
    They have some really nice looking, tough products.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    X2 I never go anywhere without the stereo on, but I'm too cheep to upgrade unless the stock one breaks
     
  11. Nov 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    also, you'll probably get more bang for your buck if you do skids and sliders first.
     
  12. Nov 30, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    I would go with new tires first.
     
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    well the kenwood..its gonna run u 1000 bucks with navigation ipod and blue tooth...between 5 and 600 if u dont want navi ipod and blue
     
  14. Nov 30, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    If it were me..... (and you forgot a couple things)

    Sliders (nerf bars WILL NOT hold up to offroad abuse)
    Underbody armor
    Rear towpoint
    Onboard air
    Tow straps
    fire extinguisher

    You don't need no stinkin leather interior, in-dash navigation, or fancy schmancy grill. Save your money for the offroad stuff - lift, wheels & tires.

    Then...you'll need to regear & lockers, front & rear bumpers, winch....
     
  15. Nov 30, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    JimBeam

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    if i had to do it over again...itd be armor then lift then tires

    if after that you want the other stuff...then by all means
     
  16. Nov 30, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    Why? So he can get to the places where he'll need the protection? And then have to buy them again when he lifts it? :confused:

    Seriously though, unless there's snow or the stock tires are really bad I'd at least wait for the lift before getting tires so you can throw on larger ones.

    Other than that, you want AT LEAST sliders if not skids too before off roading. I had some step bars and bent them the 1st or 2nd time offroading. The provided a little bit of protection at least, and I can only imagine if they hadn't been there. :( I only wish I'd done sliders in the first place instead. Especially since they suck as steps.
     
  17. Nov 30, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    I forgot he wanted a lift!


    I meant if it were me, I would get tires, as I wouldn't be doing any crazy offroading and I wouldn't be getting a huge lift.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2008 at 3:45 AM
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    So you missed 2 of his main goals? :laugh: Or the numerous posts about lifts prior to your's? :D Were you punk drosting again? :rofl:

    Anyway, as much as I hate the stock tires I would lift if before getting new ones unless it's gonna be a few months to a year and you'll need new tires by then anyway. That way you don't buy tires now, and 3 months later buy larger ones to go with the lift.
     
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