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upgrades to 1st gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoma92, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:11 AM
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    tacoma92

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    so wat is the best upgrade tht has been done to ur 1st gen Tacomas? examples could b new tires, light bars, etc.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:13 AM
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    rab89

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    deckplate mod is the winner!

    then my lift, but it doesn't sit how I want it yet.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    Manlaan

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    I tell all my mods, upgrades, and additions that I love them all equally and not to be jealous of any future upgrades.

    Seriously though, I think it would be my coilovers and UCA, not because of the performance difference, etc, but because it was something I did myself.

    Second would be my wiring for lights, seats, winch, alarm, etc, although its still not finished due to a certain place holding out on sending me my fuse and relay box... I found a better one though, so as soon as I get that, I can finish.

    As far as most useful goes, it would be too hard to decide, as most changes have their own reason and situations. I think the lift does have the most overall impact on everything though.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    FightFire48

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    3" Toytec lift AEM BruteForce CAI Gibson exhaust 2 - Rockford Fosgate 8's
    My favorite mod was getting rid of the intake and putting a CAI in along with the new exhaust. Pretty much got rid of the shitty throttle response IMO.:cool:
     
  5. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    mrp192

    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    What CAI do you have?

    Also I used to live in cheney.. How do you like fairchild?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Tacorunner87

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    To much to list!
    Performance: Deckmod and 4.88 gears
    Suspension: front long travel
    Body:Fiberglass and paint
     
  7. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    Deckplate mod, black KC slimlight fogs, hurculined bed, NRA sticker mod, painted rear chrome bumper black, black fender flares and front grill surround, HIDs, All-pro rear leafs and UCAs, Eibach coilovers, billys all around, flat black pro comps, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM2s
    i think mine might be relocating the rear diff vent line. cuz jeeze its so low and vulnerable. i really need to get around to moving the rest of them a little higher
     
  8. Jul 24, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    Digiratus

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    For me, it has to be the magnaflow muffler and the deckplate. Power, throttle response and sound. It's like falling in love all over again. :p
     
  9. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Grey Wire Mod is my fav. so far, then the deckplate!
     
  10. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    steve o 77

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    suspension and the deckplate
     
  11. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    toy02ota

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    Grey wire and Deckplate :D
     
  12. Jul 29, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    98Tacoma

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    k&N intake, 40 flowmaster turndown, westin brushguard,10 inch JL sub, alpine cd player.painted black tool box. bilstein 5100s 3inch Ebiach springs all around and toytec aal. mickey thompson beadlocks. and 33inch goodyear duratracs
    for me i think it has been my CAI, exhaust,and brushguard with KCs
     
  13. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    FightFire48

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    3" Toytec lift AEM BruteForce CAI Gibson exhaust 2 - Rockford Fosgate 8's
    It's ok a lot better the McConnell AFB in Wichita, KS! But not to bad and i have the CAI made by AEM it's the Brute Force one it's so easy to install maybe took 20mins.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    ETaco23

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    My #1 upgrade was a Tom Woods drive shaft! Say bye bye to the vibes.. :)
    #2 was TRD Headers and Exhaust. Love the extra power. hehe....
     
  15. Jul 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    tacoman101

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    Best to upgrades were probably lift and tires...it makes your truck look alot more agressive.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    ETaco23

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    you talken to me scott? If so.. I agree. But those vibes were terrible!
     
  17. Jul 30, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    tacoman101

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    haha naw i was talking about my truck but, your lift and tires definatly are sick too :D
     
  18. Jul 30, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    my best upgrade would be my rain-x wiper blades...:D
     
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