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What was the best mod you did for under $150?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Chas of MRT, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Sep 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    Chas of MRT

    Chas of MRT [OP] Total Automotive Performance

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    As the title states, what do you believe was the best mod you did to your truck for under $150?

    Mine would have to be the steering rack bushings from Energy Suspension. Its the first thing I now put on any new Toyota I pick up.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    RacecarGuy

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    I'm more worried about breaking stuff, so for me, it's probably BAMF LCA skids or Inchworm e-locker guard.

    I haven't heard about the steering bushing? Is it only for worn out replacements or did it have improvements over a factory fresh bushing?
     
  3. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    ARB rear locker Leveling Kit Custom Rear Bumper Tires and Rims Air tank fully plumbed into truck
    Abs disable. By far.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

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    Lexus IS-F Sport shift knob, just because I use it every time I drive.

    Performance-wise, I can imagine steel-braided brake lines being a very bang-for-the-buck installation.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    cdj1

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    In cab winch controls

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  6. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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  7. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    Chas of MRT

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    Bushings are a harder polyurethane material and are an improvement even over factory fresh bushings. They greatly reduce some of the slack in the wheel.
     
  8. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Chas of MRT

    Chas of MRT [OP] Total Automotive Performance

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    They are a BIG and very noticeable improvement, even with stock pads, rotors & fluid.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    MajKong

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    Bed mat!
     
  10. Sep 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    Solo707

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    richardbui23

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    shift knob for sure. just makes the overall driving experience a little better
     
  13. Sep 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    goomba

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    Well putting gas in my truck works well only 50 bucks
     
  14. Sep 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Weathertechs. I will always buy them for my trucks and cars.
     
  15. Sep 27, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    My LED Dome & Map Lights, lights my truck up at night so I can see things, and my window tint!
     
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    Pugga

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    Either the Husky floor mats or the bed mat. They are the most extensively used mods on my truck. New brakes are a close second but was a little over the $150 mark.
     
  18. Sep 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    Boone

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    ABS kill switch. Free and my truck no longer attempts to kill me on a daily basis.
     
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    slaphappy

    slaphappy Mama didn't raise no fool

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    In the young life of my Tacoma..window tint :)
     
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