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What would you do with $1000???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mac4au, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Sep 9, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    mac4au

    mac4au [OP] Active Member

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    I just bought an 09 DC TRD 4wd (white). I need to add some manliness to it but am on a limited budget...I am thinking of a toytec lift but want to see what you guys think...So, what would you buy if you had a bone stock truck (except seat covers and a few stickers) and someone gave you a thousand bones??? I am not interested in wheels or tires since I have thot covered just yet to put on (no lift)...thanks
     
  2. Sep 9, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

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    go with 5100s set at 2.5 and get a aal for the rear that should make it way under 1000 and have you lookin good
     
  3. Sep 9, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    I'd go with Bilsteins or the OME kit for a lift, and then do a Satoshi, and then get a decent stereo. ;)
     
  4. Sep 9, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    lopedogg

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  5. Sep 9, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    TexasIslandBoy

    TexasIslandBoy THE RED DRAGON!!

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    pro comp 6inch lift 35'' tires moto 950's radfo coilovers magnaflow exhaust 5/16" front skidplate usa spec ipod interface tree pin strip mod dry drop in filter full size BFG KM2 spare
    you forgot drugs duh:woot:
     
  6. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I would save it until I made a couple more hundred dollars so I could get the Toytec ultimate lift. ;)
     
  7. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Derek is a smart man! Save up. Do research on the forum on different lifts. That way when you are READY you can do it all at once lift, tires/wheels, and uca's.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    flyingface

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    Put it with $350 more and do TRD exhaust/cai and DTLT's.
    :D
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Dang, beat me to it.
    Hookers and blow!!!!!
     
  10. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    lembowski

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    I'm in the same boat as you on this one. Just bought my 09 and I was thinking the same thing about buying the lift now. I don't want to mess with UCA's and alignment issues, so I'm just going to do 5100's at 1.75 and the AAL in the rear.......even it out and it will still let me get some bigger tires in there. I have made the decision to wait until I have around $2000 saved up so I can do lift + wheels/tires at the same time. It will be a bigger makeover with the whole thing done at one time.

    Just save up for a few more months and do it right.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    mac4au

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    Colton: Did you upgrade your stereo? I was very disappointed with my factory..Looks like the majority recommends 5100s over spacers?? I have subs and an amp i pulled from my titan but dont have anywhere to put them...I plan on using wheels and tires from the titan after i buy adaptors but Im still torn between a 3" or 6" (im can here the perverted comments now)...3" is more budget friendly..as far as waiting? I dont have that word in vocab. I just bought my new wifee a ride so I better strike while she is giving the go ahead!!!!!!
     
  12. Sep 9, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Diapers and formula. Oh, and a big bottle of tequila.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I kind of wish I did that to begin with!
     
  14. Sep 9, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I'd apply it toward an upgraded to 4x4 fund for me... otherwise since you already got it.... if you're gunna wheel I'd start investing in wheels, tires, lift, armor (skids, undercarrige armor like Bud's, bumpers), PIAA lighting, ect ect. Also some anesthetic things too if you want. Depends what your focus is.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Outside...

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    Use it towards another 100 shares of ATT stock, sell covered calls and collect dividends.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    id get the FJ TRD rims in that gray color (anthracite..?) and a good set of tires.. then get the seats done on my project car.... (not a tacoma.. but it is what i'd do with a grand right now)
     
  17. Sep 9, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    Canadianboy

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    Bone stock truck, first thing I'd buy would be some suspension components so I can lift the truck up 3". That would be the first order of business. Then wheels and tires.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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    I'd put it all towards my truck principal.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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    DontPanic

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    $26 isn't that bad for AT&T right now if you plan on holding it for a while. 52 low of 20 and 52 high of 32.
    The market is not the no brainer investment it was in JAN-FEB but there are still some gems to be found.

    to the OP: Is your 401K maxed? Is your IRA maxed? Are your credit cards paid off? Is your truck paid off? Any school loans? If you have kids are the 529's funded adequately? Do you have an emergency reserve of cash in a money market or similar vehicle to cover unanticipated expenses? If you answered yest to all of the above questions you can fritter your "limited budget" on truck mods and help the economy recover with your consumer spending, just make sure you take care of yourself first.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    imsikotic

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    4" Camburg Race Spindles and Icon 2.5" ext travel Coilovers in the front for about 5"of lift and for the rear All-Pro 3" leaf pack and Fox 2.0 Resi's converted to piggyback and custom valved by DownSouth Motorsports. 17x9" KMC XD Addicts w/ 4.5 inch Backspacing and -12 Offset. Wrangler Duratracs 285/70/17. K&N CAI, Exhaust, Carriage Works Billet Grill, Custom Bed bar with ProComp fog lights,DirtKing Fabrication front bumper w/ 3 HID converted Hellas, Demello rear PreRunner bumper, Tinted windows, Full System w/ 2 10s, Garmin 265WT, ClearHLM. Theres more I just cant think of it right now.
    Since the Op didn't ask for the " how should I invest my $1000.00 or pay off my debts" question. I personally save an extra 200-300 bucks and get some 2.5" Fox's w/ Resi.
     
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