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Where to go for modifications.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by treppen, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. treppen

    treppen [OP] Active Member

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    Hello there, if you are reading this then thank you for taking the time. I got my first car when I was 13, a $600 1994 Toyota pickup. Since then I've been buying and selling cars, and once I sell the one I have I'll be ready to finally buy my Tacoma.
    I'm at a bit of an advantage to most tacoma enthusiasts because my family owns a toyota dealership, but I could still use a lot of help.:D

    I HAVE A QUESTION: Where is the place to go to get flawless modifications made? I've been looking at 4wheelparts, but I'd like to get some other opinions.
     
  2. jimmy12

    jimmy12 Well-Known Member

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    What particular modification are you looking for?
     
  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Stay very far away from 4wp.
     
  4. treppen

    treppen [OP] Active Member

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    Looking for a 6'' lift and new tires (still undecided what kind).
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Downsouth Motorsports, Offroad Warehouse, Wheelers or Toytec for the parts and a good local 4wd shop for the install. All those shops I mentioned are vendors on here.
     
  6. OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    snugtop supersport canopy, black westin bullbar/tube steps, piaa offroad lights, weathertech floor mats, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    Why not have the family dealership do it? :confused:
     
  7. tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 Well-Known Member

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    4wheel parts is pretty clueless. I know from personal experience. Pretty much any other shop that does things like lifts, tires, wheels, etc. is almost always working on the big four (fords, chevys, gmcs, and dodges). At least that is how it is here anyway. But they almost act like they don't even want to work on a toyota, like it's not "good" enough. And more importantly, they seem to know nothing about toyotas; just the big four.

    Besides that, why don't you get your mods done at your family's dealership??? First of all, they should be pretty familiar with the tacoma inside and out at a toyota dealer's shop. So you will know that your stuff will be done good and right. Also, your family owns a dealership! You could probably get a discount on labor, which costs as much as the mod itself a lot of the time. I'm sure they would do pretty much any mod and you would know it's done right; lift, tires, wheels, exhaust, AV stuff, etc. Especially since your family owns it.
     
  8. PLC721

    PLC721 Well-Known Member

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    Very far. Run. Run fast in the other direction.
     
  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Don't even live in the same state as one.:D:(
     
  10. treppen

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    I don't want to get the mods done at the dealership because even with family/employee discounts it could still be cheaper to go somewhere else. I may still stay at the dealership, but I'd like to look around first.

    I'm going to use one of the vacant bays to do cosmetic/audio stuff myself, but I want to make sure the mechanical stuff is done right.

    Is that why all of the rims are stacked UPSIDE DOWN so you can't see them in 4wp? I thought they were trying to prevent them getting damaged somehow, since the sales guy always put them back the same way after flipping them over.
     
  11. 808TRDTaco10

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    Even if doing the work at your dealership will be more expensive, it's worth it in my opinion...you'll know for sure that the work was done right
     
  12. OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Yeah...especially since your family owns it. If you have any issues they'll more than likely bend over backwards to keep the bosses kid happy and safe.
     
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    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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    that what happens at my job over summer :D but i kind of hate that :(
     
  15. Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

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    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Hot Daym Well-Known Member

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  18. treppen

    treppen [OP] Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice people, just got the price estimates back and staying at home is definately worth a little extra cash. THANK YOU for the advice about 4wp, I don't plan on going back there.
     
  19. snoope

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    Welcome to TW .

    The "Family business" may help in other ways....are they a TRD dealer or can you get "Prices" through them..???

    During my '02s re-frame the master techs became my best friends due to their knowledge of the PRODUCT.....that will HELP you in your "Build"..

    Just my 2 cents...and good luck !!!!
     
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