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Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by thegifguy, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    thegifguy

    thegifguy [OP] The Gif

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    3" trailmaster lift-Pro Comp Wheels-2 X 10 Inch Kicker CVT/ 1000 watt Nitro Amp-AVIC D3 Navigation-Tinted Windows-Viper Remote Start and Security-Flowmaster Dual Exhaust-Westin Bull Guard-Billet Grill-K&N Cold Air Intake-WeatherTech Digital Align Floormats-Debadged-Sockmonkey Decal
    I have purchased an item for my truck that was a complete piece of junk and was wondering what items other people have got and felt the same way. Please put the name, the price, and why it was a a big heartbreak...

    Avic D3 Navigation/DVD player
    Cost- 699$ plus 200 accessories/install
    Reason- Out dated maps/ Not user friendly
     
  2. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Khaos

    Khaos Big Member

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    265/75/16 BFG A/T, 18" Magnaflow, K&N Intake Filter, Ultra-Gauge, Kobalt Toolbox, Metal Tail Light Guards, Cobra 19 and 4ft fiberglass antenna, Plasti dipped Badges/lower valance/rear bumper/grill/bullbar/ac controls, black DIN kit, JVC KD-X40, Wet Suit Seat Covers
    I'm fairly certain that you can download (or purchase?) updated maps for most GPS systems.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    thegifguy

    thegifguy [OP] The Gif

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    3" trailmaster lift-Pro Comp Wheels-2 X 10 Inch Kicker CVT/ 1000 watt Nitro Amp-AVIC D3 Navigation-Tinted Windows-Viper Remote Start and Security-Flowmaster Dual Exhaust-Westin Bull Guard-Billet Grill-K&N Cold Air Intake-WeatherTech Digital Align Floormats-Debadged-Sockmonkey Decal
    250$ for the new cd. I just bought it not too long ago
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    You would think a company would give you a free update when you purchase it.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    Front differential drop on my '06. Not junk in terms of quality...just in terms of impact on the late-model trucks.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    MacTaco

    MacTaco Mustache May

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    Skyjacker 3" Lift, 285/75/R16 Toyo M/T tires/ Eagle Alloy Wheels, Flowmaster 50 Series, Pioneer Din Head Unit, Viper Alarm/Remote Start System, Debadged, DT Headers, True Flow Intake
    Really?

    I've had mine for about a year now, and it's worked flawlessly.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

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    Snugtop XV Shell, Yakima Rack, AFE Pro Dry Filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed, Michelin AT2's, Partially Debadged, HID conversion, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, Rear leaf spring TSB, Foglights always on Mod, URD Short Throw Shifter, Toytec Coilovers on the way!
    I'm pretty sure that you can download them on bit torrent sites.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    i bought a bullbar once...that was a waste
     
  9. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    thegifguy

    thegifguy [OP] The Gif

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    3" trailmaster lift-Pro Comp Wheels-2 X 10 Inch Kicker CVT/ 1000 watt Nitro Amp-AVIC D3 Navigation-Tinted Windows-Viper Remote Start and Security-Flowmaster Dual Exhaust-Westin Bull Guard-Billet Grill-K&N Cold Air Intake-WeatherTech Digital Align Floormats-Debadged-Sockmonkey Decal
    the buttons are to non user friendly. when i lived in san antonio and it was worth jack shit as far as nav. The buttons and commands could be laid out a ton better. The bluetooth can never be heard. I really just feel like it was a waste.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    bull bar i once had, bug guard, cheap floor mats, and i even had a throttle body spacer once upon a time:D.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    1. Bullbar
    2. Hella Rallye 4000 Lights
    3. Bakflip G1
     
  12. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo What is the Search Tab for????

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    3" Pro-Comp Suspension Lift AAL Rear w/TSB, All-Pro Plate Bumper, Lightforce 240 Blitz lights, Lund Genesis Roll-top Bed cover, K&N Filters, Spidertrax Wheel spacers, Built-by-Me Rock Sliders, Jeep Tow-Hook, Black Leather seats, 48"Hi-Lift Jack mounted in the bed, Blacked out TRD Rims, BHLM, FLM..... and Awesomeness
    My 04 Honda Accord Coupe with the factory HFP package..... I bottomed out on every bump in Houston. Took it back to the dealer a month later and took an $8,000 dollar hit. Bastards.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Bluridge53

    Bluridge53 Well-Known Member

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    A bug deflector for the Higlander. Being 5 yrs old it cracked from age and I tossed it without replacing. All it did was deflect the bugs to the windshield. Nasty. In the south during the summer the bugs are large enough to carry off small children and pets.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    GAH! About a year ago I rode my motorcycle from Gainesville to Miami in October and there was a stretch of road where I actually thought it was raining because of all the bugs.

    My leathers never looked quite as clean after that ride!
     
  15. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

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    Hah I'll do you one better - my buddy got pulled over in Klamath Falls, OR. The cop told him he was missing his front license plate. My friend had to grab a rag to prove it was still there :eek:
     
  16. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    Brush guard - $460 (at least sold it for $300)
    Hella 500FF lights - $80 x2 (but what can I expect from buying offroad lights at Walmart)
     
  17. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Toy-tec Coil over lift, Eibach 700 lb springs, Sway bar relocate, Total Chaos UCA's, Moto metal wheels, BFG mudterrians, HID, custom 3 piece grill, Highlift jack w/custom mount, Highlift jack cover, bed matt, de-badged 100%, storage box lock mod, using defrost w/o AC mod, short antenna mod, horn re-locate, Tire Gate flat spare tire mount, engine cover painted, bed light (1) mod, wreck bar carrier, Blue Sea 5026 fuse block, center console outlet, flash light mod, Blue Sea inline fuse, Shrockworks sliders, All-Pro front bumper, Piaa 510 driving lights, Warn shackles front, Kennesaw rear bumper, "Tag Boltz" plate lights, Warn shackles rear, Warn M8000 winch, devil horns, BHLM, weathech liners front and rear.....T.W. sticker of course. Custom Sock bed decal for Michele
    Well to be honest, nothing I purchased truck wise has been junk/worthless.
    Maybe because when I started all of these items I looked, talked, and searched here on TW (except for the Undercover).
     
  18. Feb 25, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    That's true. The brush guard wasn't junk by any means, just didn't serve a purpose other than mounting lights. But I guess that can be more attributed to my changing needs...

    The lights though were a waste of money at $80/pair...
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    NicksRig

    NicksRig Well-Known Member

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    Blacked out Skid plate, block heater, bug deflector, blacked out headlights, tinted fronts, OME 3" lift, Toytec AAL, Revenge-Fab Sliders, K&N Air Filter
    Nothing yet for me. But that is because I have spent so much time read on TW and havent done to many mods. :p
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    09tacoLI

    09tacoLI Well-Known Member

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    Shrockworks sliders,Shrockworks Front bumper,Warn 9.5xp winch,Toytec Ult.3in,Total Chaos UCAs,AP expo Rear, Fox remote resi shocks Bud built skids,Piaa 7in,Piaa yellow plasma Off road lights.
    I haven't got anything worthless for this truck yet. But for my s-10 when I lived In colorado springs I bought the stickon rain guards and a bug deflector a week later the left rain gaurd fell off while driving when a friend said to me these are cool when did you get'em then touched it. The fuckin thing flew right out of his hand. Gone but not forgotten. The bug deflector broke in half the first winter when I was cleaning snow off the hood. Needless to say I havent bought these products again.
     
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