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What should I do First????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoshO, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    JoshO

    JoshO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I love my Tacoma and am not sure what I should start improving. It is a Brand new 2010 Double Cab 4x4 with the TRD Sport Package. I didn't really want the sport package, it would be cooler if the hood scope functioned, but it was the only Black one in the Area. I use it as my weekend vehicle. I would love to have a more aggressive look and have thought about maybe a brush guard with lights and a winch. I would also like a toolbox for the bed that would slide in the rail system and a sliding bed extender but cannot find either. It would be really cool if the truck box had some flush mounted lights to illuminate the bed since a cargo lamp is missing. I also do not have a lot of cash. I am willing to try things myself but do not want to start messing with the electrical. I have done some electric on my other car installing lights in the trunk but I spliced into a wire and I used a shop manual to get the correct wire.
    Any ideas????
     
  2. Aug 10, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Slow down....slow down. Enjoy the truck for what it is. You'll learn what mods you wanna do first and ONE AT A TIME. Your wallet will thank you!

    You can't mount a winch on a brush guard and expect it to be functional. You need a full replacement bumper or a front receiver hitch - both of which will mount to the frame rails for structural integrity.

    Search the forum. Lots of do-it-yourself modifications already listed on the forum. Look at the stickie threads in the Technical forum and on the 2nd gen forum.

    There are a couple writeups for bed lights too.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    jnoley07

    jnoley07 Well-Known Member

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    You're gonna like this place :D

    well if you can't find it, chances are you can make it, or somebody here can... Make her your own!

    Welcome to TW!!!
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 Well-Known Member

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    welcome, you can find info on pretty much anything you want to do to your truck on here. if i could go back and start over, i would have got some type of cold air intake or exaust first. but that's just my 2 cents.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    Hermit

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    ... welcome to TW...
    First thing to do is start saving money. There's lots of improvements possible, and most of them around $500 to $1000 each. Figure out what you would enjoy the most, and pay cash for it.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    scottri

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    First things I did to mine:
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    Once it was reasonably kid proof I can think about things I'd like to do.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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  8. Aug 10, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I did the Oznium LED Flood lights in the bed:
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    They're not as bright as the walmart cheapies but they're pretty small and still put out enough light. I put in 6 of them and just velcroed them to the bed. They cost about 18 bucks each if you buy more than 3.
    http://www.oznium.com/marine-led-light
     
  9. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    JoshO

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    You guys are awesome! Neoprene seat covers are a great idea. I spend a lot of time at the beach and hate getting into my truck wet. I will slow down and drive the truck awhile before doing any mechanical mods, but thanks for recommending a cold air intake to start. The bumper replacement was a very helpful tidbit. Thanks for the bed light ideas as well. I will post pics of the truck soon. My father already added a bed cover and nerf bars to his Tacoma.
    Josh
     
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