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What should I get!?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cmart, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    cmart

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    Okay so Im about to have around 500-700 bucks to spend on my truck, possibly a little more, looking for some suggestions on what i should do.
    I have side bars, UWS box, Alpine HU, and all Alpine Type-R aftermarket speakers. Have wanted an amp for awhile and havnt had the money and have recently been thinking about a brush guard and lights. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Dont get a raunchy brush guard. What about an Nfab light bar with lights and atrd intake or trd exhaust?
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    cmart

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    ehh not sure about the light bar, but have thought about the TRD exhaust... how is it?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    I like the way it sounds. I want to get that and a trd intake soon funds permitting.

    Instead of a light bar get black headlights and HID's for headlights and fogs
     
  5. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    dylandercole

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    why shouldnt he get a brush guard? i have one and i like it. iv had it less than a month and its already saved me damage.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    If he needs it then sure. But they really make the truck look ugly in my opinion. Most people end up taking those and bull bars off. But by all means. To each his own.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    eh. i guess your right it is a little ugly. but ill probably get it off once i can afford a new bumper. sorry to derail the thread slightly.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    Its not derailing. We are helping him pick :)
     
  9. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    I don't think the brush guards are ugly, maybe thats because I have a black truck and have been looking at black brush guards, it doesn't stand out as much as it does on other colors.

    Heres a few pics

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  10. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    Im not trying to sway you away from buying one. But I bet if you posted a poll about it most people would say no. But that doesnt matter either. You get what YOU want. I also dont like them because if you do mods like black headlights, satoshi/grillcraft grill and things like that, the brush guard distracts you from the good looking mods.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    You are probably right, and i agree with you about the mods, but if i got a brush guard i wouldn't spend the money on anything that was behind it just because of that fact.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    trd intake or exhaust...or both if you can find a good deal
    :thumbsup:
     
  13. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Yea. If it came between brush guard and bull bar I choose bullbar. But as you know my first pick is neither :p
     
  14. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    You could get some wheels. It would help if we had some pics of your truck.
     
  15. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Brush guards look way better than bull bars.


    Nothing beats the All Pro bumper though. :D


    Or an N-Fab light bar if you still want to retain the mostly stock look. That's what I'm doing. :D
     
  16. Sep 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Ill add some pictures later today
     
  17. Sep 29, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    Okay heres some pics of my truck. I put in a couple of my old blazer just for kicks.

    IMG_2490.jpg
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  18. Sep 29, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    I second the n-fab light bar and lights!
     
  19. Sep 29, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    you would :rolleyes:


    hahaha :thumbsup:
     
  20. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    i say hids for fogs and heads
     
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