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What to do to my Tacoma?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by yota_01, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Jun 19, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    yota_01

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    What's up everyone, i'm about to buy a 2006 tacoma 4 Cyl and was wondering what all I should do to customize it. Definitely wanting some AT's and a lift but don't know what size and don't know how it would look. I am still deciding on fender flares and exhaust please leave your suggestions and pictures below, thanks!

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  2. Jun 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM
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    Oem for now !
    I have a front 2" spacer off eBay,
    Nothing in the back

    Could use some bilstein shocks all around to make it more smooth

    I personally don't like fender flares but that's up to you image.jpg
     
  3. Jun 20, 2016 at 1:37 PM
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    New Rims....that was my biggest upgrade.
     
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  4. Jun 20, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    Gone over the Top for a 5-lug..
    2006? First thing to do is check for the frame rust recall issue. If your truck has not already been inspected, time to do it now.

    The 'usual' recipe is larger tires and/or rims, a lift-level kit specific to our 5-lugs, and better shocks than OEM. Beyond that, it's your truck, your tastes, and your budget/VISA bills which will dictate what comes next... we can't help with that ;)

    What you do with it, depends on what you want to do, with it. I'd strongly recommend taking a week or two to read most of the threads in the 5-lug section, to see what others have done - get ideas to work with, and go from there.
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    What are the Bilstein's that work on our trucks at OEM height, Will? I have heard some of you guys mention that before but have no idea what would fit.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2016 at 2:58 PM
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    Gone over the Top for a 5-lug..
    4600 series are specific to the 5-lug, lift or no lift. Direct OEM replacement.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2016 at 2:58 PM
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    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!
     
  8. Jun 20, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    Gone over the Top for a 5-lug..
  9. Jun 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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    Goodyear Wrangler TrailMark 31's. F.B's 2.75" spacer, TRD rear shocks, stub antenna, ripped out charcoal filter added AFE dry, Chrome grille, upgraded to SR5 sun visors, variable wipers, backup camera, HID DDM 35w 5000kv, ebay fogs w/yellow LEDs.
    What Ive done:

    Fat Bob's Garage front spacer.
    Rear TRD shocks
    SR5 Intermittent wiper switch
    Charcoal filter removed
    AFE Dry Pro S
    15x7 Ion Alloy Wheels
    Goodyear Wrangler trailmark 31s
    OEM Running Boards
    SR5 sun visors w/extenders
    SR5 Chrome grille
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    HID 35w 5000k DDM Hi/Lows
    Dual USB charging port
    OEM backup Camera
    RuggedT SR5 decal
    Ebay stubby TRD antenna

    Planning on..
    REgear 4:10 and a LCE header




     
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  10. Jun 20, 2016 at 3:24 PM
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    Honestly, buy a different truck. Just getting a prerunner would be better than lifting that base model, and you're going to spend a ton on parts and eliminating shimmys and aligning etc if you rebuild that entire base suspension.
     
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  11. Jun 20, 2016 at 3:27 PM
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    Any noticeable difference with AFE Pro Dry filter in terms of performance?
     
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  12. Jun 20, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    Yes on the freeway specially and combined with the eco block by crawford it's much better off the line and less downshifting to 3rd going up freeway hills at 75mph
     
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  13. Jun 20, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    What is this ecoblock you speak of?
     
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    No codes and I've been getting better milage.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Color matching the front bumper is something I have often considered.....although that would require a lot of work if going the DIY route.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    You failed to mention. The POWER don't care about gas saving.
     
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    No offense, but this is a grocery delivery cart with a little motor.

    I would consider a 4x4 or Pre-Runner 4.0 before you start dumping money into this tub trying to make it into something it is not or can ever be.



    It just doesn't make sense.
     
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    So by saying no offense. It's ok to bash the trucks . To each there own. If It makes them more fun to own and drive what does it matter. It's only money. That shit comes and go's. The good times and memory's in them are priceless. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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