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What should I get next? Please help.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by powell0892, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    powell0892

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    Hey guys I have a 2006 DC white taco and will be having having 700$ coming up and I would like to spend it on my truck and I just need some help deciding what to get so I would like some help from you guys. I currently have chrome and black steps on the side and I also have black Moto Metal rims with some 31". I just need some helping deciding what to get next....no lift I dont want to hurt my MPG that bad now with gas but I am open to any other suggestions....if possible I would like to keep it at around 400$ but im open all the way to 700$. I thought about an exhaust but just dont really know how they really sound on tacos I would want it deep but dont know if its possible with our V6's......thanks for all the help!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    How about you toss out the stock stereo and get a new head unit? I would recommended something by Kenwood, that's probably because I have the DNX5120.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    this is a pretty broad question. Mods should be what you want, not what we tell you.

    That being said, is there anything in particular you have been wanting? I would not swap a full exhaust, its a waste of money. Just find a muffler you like and weld it on. Then you will still have a lot to toy with
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    well I considered the head unit i actually have a nice one sitting in my closet i could use but for some reason i just really like the stock. And that is a good point Dgerm let me list some ideas and and maybe you will have some advice and opinions about them. I was considering a muffler like you said and maybe a OEM roof rack i got the model without one and just like the look it gives i also thought about adding a couple of off-road lights such as KC or PIAA, brush/bull guard not sure which one. And also Dgerm were to talking about leaving my stock pipes and just strictly welding on the muffler or were you talking about muffler and tail pipes? And do you have any suggestions on which one? Like i said i would like it to be a deeper tone it doesnt have to be straight pipes i don't wanna sound like a redneck haha but maybe you know of a good around muffler to go with?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    One other thing is some halo projecting lights so add that to the list if anyone knows anything about them
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    sorry guys i keep on thinking of things this is the last one though and im sure people will have different thoughts and opinions but what about a cold air intake? Do they really do a whole lot? I have heard people say it actually gives worse MPG is this true? Sorry for so many questions im kind of new to all this stuff but thanks for the help
     
  7. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    :eek: Don't hear that too often.

    How about some Weathertechs? Maybe some decals from Sockmonkey? Not really big budget mods but maybe something to hold you over if you just have to do/get something now and want to plan out something bigger.

    You could also chop up your grille and go for a Satoshi if you're into that look.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    Haha yea i know i most people think im kinda crazy for saying that. I have been looking and i have pieced together a setup and would like to know what yall think. It is:

    1. Banks Monster Exhaust system
    2. K&N Cold Air intake
    3. Throttle body Spacer


    Let me know what you think
     
  9. Jul 22, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    How about a tonneau cover? I love the looks of them.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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  11. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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    Maybe a HID kit?
     
  12. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    Your MPG will go down with those mods, as will your low end torque.

    URD with the calibration software is your best bet there.

    IMHO go with a 3 inch lift, your mpg should stay the same
     
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