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What were the first Mods you made to your Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JPC, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Feb 28, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    JPC

    JPC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100s front & rear, 2"AAL, KMC XD wheels, Hecuules Tera Trac AT II 265/65/17 tires, ARE Color Matched Topper, Thule Roof Rack, Alpine INE-W940
    Purchased my new to me 2011 Tacoma on 2.9.2015 and got busy, lol.

    Here the list of mods that my desire to be unique and this forum helped to inspire:

    1: XD Rockstar 17" wheels with Hercules Tera Trac AT II 265/65/17 tires

    2: ARE Color Matched Topper

    3: Thule 387 roof rack system mounted to the topper (not pictured)

    4. And the best mod........ Alpine INE-W940 indash GPS & Bluetooth head unit

    Future plans include adding a Baja Rack roof basket, build out a raised sleeping platform and preparing the bed for camping. Next desire is for a lift kit, still trying to figure out what direction and brand to go with that (3" or 6"), probably going to throw on a set on wheel spacers. Bumpers will be next. The lift and bumpers will be on the list for next year I'm sure
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2015 at 7:33 AM
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    skiergd011013

    skiergd011013 Well-Known Member

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    avid offroad sliders with kickouts to keep idiots from whacking me with their doors. Also switched relays so now I have factory daytime running lights.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    spitdog

    spitdog Well-Known Member

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    Tailgate anti theft mod,whether tech mats,fluid film on undercarriage. Too cold to do anything else.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    KB Voodoo

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    Pro Comp 7089's and Cooper STT's were slapped on within 20 minutes of pulling out of the dealership.

    Bed cross bars (the prototype) with ski racks were put on 10 minutes after the tires.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2015 at 7:52 AM
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    skiergd011013

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    tailgate theft is seriously that common? Worrying about my tailgate being stolen has never crossed my mind.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM
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    blazer69

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  7. Feb 28, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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    KB Voodoo

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    I guess it depends where you live. I could put a "free" sign on my tailgate and nobody would ever touch it, but some folks live in places where they'll steal anything.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2015 at 8:47 AM
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    JPC

    JPC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100s front & rear, 2"AAL, KMC XD wheels, Hecuules Tera Trac AT II 265/65/17 tires, ARE Color Matched Topper, Thule Roof Rack, Alpine INE-W940
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  9. Feb 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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    spitdog

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    I never have had a problem either , but since a hose clamp and a few washers are so cheap I did the mod anyway.

    To tell you the truth I never heard about tailgates getting stolen until I came here. They will come off easy, so better safe than sorry I guess.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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    rbishopp

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    Seat covers if you call it a mod was the first thing i did.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2015 at 10:49 AM
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    Idaholandho

    Idaholandho The other white meat

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    It unfortunately is very common and has been discussed for a few years. This particular mod has been done by many Tacoma owners.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:06 AM
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    1truckdriver

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    TRD SuperCharger SCS Rays 10
    35% Formula One Pinnacle window tint for the front windows on a doubleCab.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2015 at 5:59 PM
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    JPC

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    5100s front & rear, 2"AAL, KMC XD wheels, Hecuules Tera Trac AT II 265/65/17 tires, ARE Color Matched Topper, Thule Roof Rack, Alpine INE-W940
    what seat covers did you go with?
     
  14. Mar 1, 2015 at 4:43 AM
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    rbishopp

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    They are called exact fit. They look oem. No one realizes they are covers. A pita to install. You can't machine wash them since they have a foam backing other than that I'm pretty happy with them. They've been on for nearly 6 years and look like the stock seats.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM
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    Chapman

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    Tailgate theft mod (both poplock and clamp)
    Door sill protectors
    Wheels and tires
    Seat covers
    Rock sliders
    Rearview mirror mod
     
  16. Mar 1, 2015 at 10:57 AM
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    ASV vent visors LED tailgate brake light Weathertech floor mats Wish list:Maxtrac Spindles New leaf pack Extended rear shocks Braided Brake lines Konig countersteer Anodized bronze 285/70/18 tires NST Crank lite pulley setup XTP intake manifold spacer Neoprene seat covers Fiberglass fenders Power sliding rear window 1" Spacers for rear wheels
    Window vent visors for me. Too hot in FL to not have them
     
  17. Mar 1, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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    darkfader

    darkfader Will this fit without rubbing?

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    Front window tint was first for me
     
  18. Mar 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    TacoRph

    TacoRph How 'bout them Dawgs

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    "How 'Bout Them Dawgs" window decal (+5 HP)
     
  19. Mar 1, 2015 at 12:27 PM
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    JimboAnz

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    Cut mud flaps mod. Those stock length fronts drag all over
     
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    gimmeajo

    gimmeajo i'm here for the food

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    OME 883, N140, N182, 265/75/16 Hankook ATMs, Weathertechs, chop front flaps, diff breather, killed seatbelt dinger
    ^this. Those flaps hit everything!
     

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