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What mod do you regret?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by braik, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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    braik

    braik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What mod did you screw up? Or what did you think was going to be an awesome idea... and then turned out to be crap on a stick? Help us new guys learn from your mistakes! (and give everybody else something to laugh about)
     
  2. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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    Jon850FL

    Jon850FL is Lurkin'

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    buying a tacoma....
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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    TJGARZA84

    TJGARZA84 Well-Known Member

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    TINT - 20% FRONT - 5% REAR 3 INCH LIFT PAINT TO MATCH GRILL AND REAR BUMPER REMOVED ALL EMBLEMS
    Well that went downhill fast .....
     
  4. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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    jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 Super Member

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    I put a stick of deodorant in the sunglass holder.



    During summer
     
  5. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    Taking off the TRD decals and replacing them with custom ones. They never did get all the air bubbles out and looked like crap up close.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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  7. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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    josh0351

    josh0351 Californication

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    Some stuff...
    Well I haven't done it yet, but I'm really on the fence about throwing on some rubber mud flaps up front even though I've already bought them and trimmed them to size. I've heard/read a few horror stories about them getting weighted down by snow or mud, catching on the tire and ripping off! :eek:
     
  8. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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    MikeyTG

    MikeyTG Oh Herro

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    plate bumper... cause now I want a hybrid...

    oh and I used to think I regretted the besttop and really wanted a backflip but then I had to haul a couple things in the rain that wouldn't have fit w/ just a backflip... oh and I've slept in it a few times too... so yeah I don't regret that anymore
     
  9. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    I've heard this



    :rain:
     
  10. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 Super Member

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    I had rubber flaps for a few years. They are nice. One went missing one day so I switched to these.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AUFMFAS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  11. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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    joshipps

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    +1...my friend left a stick of deodorant on my dashboard when we went camping last summer...paint practically fell right off when i wiped up the remnants of deodorant juice
     
  12. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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    braik

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    2" Ironman 4x4 (B) Front Spacer Level LR UCAs Level 8: Tracker Wheels 255/75 Cooper ATPs Welded Rock Sliders Weathertech floormats Wet Okole seat covers JVC Head Unit Diff Breather Mod Zip Tie Mod Needle Bearing Mod HID Retrofit (Acura TL-R)
    It's only fair that I give a story I guess:

    I had the chirp going on in my blower motor and it was driving me insane. So of course, I got on my trusty TW and looked to see if anybody else had this problem. Lo and behold someone did! AND they had a solution! So I take out my old fan housing and start taking it apart. I followed the instructions step by step and was feeling great. First thing I tried to do was re-balance the fan using the two screws at the bottom as suggested by another forum member.

    No dice.

    So I took the next step and started to take out the core of the fan assembly. As I was pulling out the copper core (whatever it's called) it was stuck on something. I re-checked the instructions and verified that I had taken out all of the screws that it said I needed to. I had. So, there was nothing for it but to keep pulling.

    And I did.
    It gave. And finally came out.

    And with it came the bearing that was SUPPOSED to stay at the bottom of the rest of the assembly. It had slipped out of the bracket that was supposed to secure it. Dammit. Nothing for it but to cleaned it up, apply bearing grease (another no-no), and tried to shove it back in.

    Of course it didn't fit.

    The bracket that was SUPPOSED to hold the bearing was now sitting UNDER the bearing which made it about 1/4" taller than it was supposed to be. I tried to shove it in anyway, hoping it would slip back into the bracket (think like a lightbulb slipping into the little basket thing on a lightbulb changing pole). It didn't, and I bent the bracket. But I finally got the top on! So I put everything back together and tried it out.

    I wish I was exaggerating when I say it sounded like I tied a flaming branch to a pig and made him run in circles under my glovebox. (mind you it was about 10 degrees outside and I was about to go on a 250mi trip with the missus so I needed my heater)

    Long story shorter, I ended up stopping by Advance and buying an off brand fan and installing it. Its chirp was almost as bad as the one I had tried to "fix". So I returned it a week later after I bought the new version OEM blower-motor off of eBay. But still. It was a $100 mistake, and embarrassing to top it off.
     
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  13. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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    braik

    braik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of people applying Line-X or other spray on bedliner to the bottom half. I wouldn't personally do it, but then I don't off-road too often either.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    I regret the "Full Tuneup" that I performed on my '99 right before I discovered the "Frame Rust" mod...

    4 new shocks (and the fronts are expensive on those TRD's!), new plugs & wires, new fuel, air & cabin filters. Mobil 1 oil change and filter. I even changed the fluids in the front and rear diffs. Less than 2 months later I dropped it off at Toyota for the last time. They gave me a nice check, but I'd rather not have spent all that $$ just to hand it over to Toyota.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    RigidTaco

    RigidTaco Bearded Bandit

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    That's my goal when the chips get bad! Plus the chips will create a line for where the line-x needs to go haha
     
  16. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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    2012tacolover

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    why the s/c?
     
  17. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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    ace96

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    The finding Tacoma World mod. Like being hooked on crack.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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  19. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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    Bennett707

    Bennett707 Station707

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    zip ties and scotch tape
    The putting a screw driver through my tie rod boot mod during the final stages of reassembly.

    Also the mod that lead me to replace the rods and lbjs and carrier bearing.
     
  20. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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    Bennett707

    Bennett707 Station707

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    In seriousness, aal was the biggest waste.
     

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