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What would you do with $1000

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FixedTRD, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    FixedTRD

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    All pro LT, All pro front bumper,All pro rear fox, 1.5 full leaf and u bolt flip kit. KR sliders, bestop, high lift with custom mount, katskin leather, Hankook MT and atx artillery. DMZ SUA w/FOX triple bypass
    I am planning on doing some mods to the truck but since I'm new to the off road scene I'm not sure what I should invest the money on. Some advice and recommendation would be great. Here are some pics of the truck as well.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    bajamoon

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    since you are local come to the mod day in buena park next week and check out everyone's taco's and see what you like, and someone is always selling something. it also depends on what you want mod, radio, suspension wheels. you can do things like black out the badges and paint your wheels black and that would cost around 25 bucks for all the above.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    Incognito

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    X2. Good advice!
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    MotoXdoer

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    black it out!!!
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Yea, it all depends what you want to do and what's more important. If you're gunna hit the trails off the start, I'd probably start with some suspension and tires... Also are you running 4wd or prerunner?

    Otherwise, as far as visual/comfort things one thing I wish I did sooner was get the color matched grill (though now I wanna do the satoshi mod to it so it might have been kinda a wash anyway). Ditching the chrome grill and rear bumper made all the visual difference to the truck to me, I love walking up to it now and can't help but stare at it.... Little things but they help :p

    Also, there's audio/video... I did a metra ipod cable (was circuit city so finding that is hard now, but there are others) for a cheap fix to get more music until I eventually swap in a real system.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    FixedTRD

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    All pro LT, All pro front bumper,All pro rear fox, 1.5 full leaf and u bolt flip kit. KR sliders, bestop, high lift with custom mount, katskin leather, Hankook MT and atx artillery. DMZ SUA w/FOX triple bypass
    I would love to come out next weekend but unfortunately I will be on my way to vegas. This is my daily driver so I don't want anything extreme until my warranty expires hahah. This is a prerunner.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:36 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Pay it off faster...
     
  8. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    Incognito

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    This is actually the best idea I've heard.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    killjoy, how dare you say something that makes sense! No fun!

    I didn't really answer the question I guess... if I had $1,000 to drop on MY truck right now.... I'd drop in some new speakers, amp, and a small sub.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2009 at 1:36 AM
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    I already have my suspension stuff for the most part so I would go for the All Pro Front bumper as of right now. Waiting to see what some other companies make before I finally decide what to do.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2009 at 1:40 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    It's annoying calling the bank and telling them that I'll have money in a month, please don't send the repo's.

    In this economy unless you're in a recession proof job (Like I'll soon be in, in less than a month) you really shouldn't be dropping cash on frivolous things.

    I once posted on here asking if I should put insurance claim money towards bills or an AllPro bumper since my truck had been hit twice in as many months.

    Best thing I ever did. Put it towards bills. Bank probably would have taken the truck back with the shiny new allpro bumper back otherwise.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    id say get some rims or a lift kit or maybe both..thats what id do.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    arctic bull bar, n-fab wheel to wheel tubes, acrylic enamel and plastic paint to make the emblems black.. and a trip to the liquor store to pick up some beer to do the work! ..oh yeah, and throw in a pizza! :D
     
  14. Aug 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Sound system!!
     
  15. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Put it in the bank.

    Or

    since it's a 2wd I say long travel
     
  16. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    leave it as is and buy a cheap old truck dedicated to offroad use
     
  17. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    i too would say pay it off faster, or if your a prerunner, camburg lift spindles!
     
  18. Aug 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    I'd say go to a ModDay or Meet and see what you want before buying anything.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    not to many, love it the way it is
    nerf bars to help protect the truck from other people who do not care in the parking lots.... for off roading you will probably want sliders instead - though they do not stick out enough to stop other peoples doors' from wacking your truck, I think?

    set of nice seat covers...
     
  20. Aug 8, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Good luck finding that. Cash for clunkers has wiped-out cheap used trucks. :mad:
     
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