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what dealer-installed accessories to get?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by needataco, May 6, 2008.

  1. May 6, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    needataco

    needataco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I'm looking at buying a 2008 4x4 Access cab on Saturday. The dealer has agreed to give me all accessories at cost. I already know that I'm going to get a hitch installed. What size ball should I get for the hitch? I plan on eventually getting a boat and a trailer to tow.

    What other accessories would be good to get? I don't want to go overboard but I thought it might be a good idea to get them while I can at cost if I'm going to eventually want them anyway.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 6, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    eordonez

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    Tube steps, all weather mats, maybe a cargo divider or net, but the tube steps would be my first choice
     
  3. May 6, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    bed mat, tube steps, bed extender, vent visors, trd exhaust and intake, supercharger:D, better tires.....but thats just some things i think are cool.
     
  4. May 6, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    A 2" ball should be fine. Stay away from the bug deflector.
     
  5. May 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM
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    eordonez

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    yep the bed extender is a must!
     
  6. May 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM
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    yeah.....toyota's bug deflector sucks....it'll tear up the paint on the edge of the hood. get a wade instead.
     
  7. May 6, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    If you get a s/c at cost, let us know how much. You could 'lose' it on the way home and have to get another one. :D
     
  8. May 6, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    you got that right.
     
  9. May 6, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    If you don't wheel, grab the steps to. If you plan on wheeling, I'd skip that and look into Sliders.
     
  10. May 6, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    Extra cleats, and D hook tie downs would be nice. TRD exhaust would be a nice addition too. Personally I would skip on the Toyota tube steps regardless of if you're off-roading or not. Unless they have changed them, they are painted silver, that's eventually going to chip up. And they are too expensive. I would save my money on the steps and buy a nice set of Westin SS steps if you're looking for a tube step.
     
  11. May 7, 2008 at 6:38 AM
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    Thanks guys.

    So this is what I'm looking at getting:
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    Bed extender (7T) $282 Tow hitch (DH) $455 Cleat tie down (DI04) $25 All weather mats (DI08) $99 Door sill protector (DI10) $27

    How do I know for sure that the dealer is giving me these at cost and not just discounting them a little bit?
     
  12. May 7, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    you may never know... dealer items are quite a bit more expensive i guess for the convenience of being able to tie them into the loan. try searching for htem online perhaps?
     
  13. May 7, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    I would get the floor mats and tow pkg only, anything else you can add later if you want, probably cheaper than the dealers cost. tow pkg for me was around $600 so if you are getting it for 455 that sounds good. make sure its an actual factory tow package and not just a dealer installed hitch mount. actual tow pkg should have a 7 pin plug, bigger altinator, bigger battery, transmission cooler, and auxilary oil cooler. if its just a hitch then its not a factory option and is a dealer option and 455 is a huge rip off
     
  14. May 7, 2008 at 8:53 AM
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    You will regret it if you don't get a bed mat.

    Other things
    Extra cleats (your truck comes with 4)
    Running Boards
    Cargo Net
    TRD Intake
     
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    Bed Mat is a must. I kick myself in the head everytime I put stuff back there. Without a mat everything slides around.
     
  16. May 7, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    If you intend to get a boat/trailer eventually then purchase a Tacoma with the tow package. Don't add the hitch as an accessory. For one it's not the class IV hitch and is only rated to tow 5000#. Also the Tacoma without the tow package is only rated for 3500#. The tow package includes a tranny cooler and larger alternator required for the larger 6500# tow capacity.

    Definitely get a bed mat though. It's worth the investment.
     
  17. May 7, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    At least ask how much the superchange would be. I am sure everyone here would like to hear actual cost. Get the tow package instead of the hitch, the tranny cooler alone is worth it. I personally would check about Borla exhaust, its factory in FL. Hell, I'd just ask them to give me a list and go home and compare prices you can find online.
     
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    Try trdparts4u.com to compare what they list it for and what your dealer is going to sell it you for.
     
  19. May 9, 2008 at 4:45 AM
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    Are you saying the dealer will install the accessories at cost or is labor extra?

    Go with what j4x4ar3 says too if you can. The factory installed tow pkg is a heck of a deal. But if you cannot, you can get an aftermarket hitch (Like Drawtite or Reese) with wiring harness installed for around $200. Less than that if you don't mind using hand tools. (etrailer). As said, adding afterwards without the tow package only gives you the hitch & harness. My dealer threw mine in for free.

    The bed mat is a definite too imo. Everything else, add yourself. Much less expensive unless of course everything includes installation!

    Congrats on your new toy!
     
  20. May 9, 2008 at 6:44 AM
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    You should visit www.toyota-parts.com I think their prices may help a lot on comparison, then you may argue your dealer's price and get even a lot less price for some or all of them.

    I hope this is not to late...
     
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