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Best bang for my buck lower cost, high visibility exterior mods

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Conflicted, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Jul 29, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Conflicted

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    So I'm just getting started on my newfound hobby here. I already have the running boards and some wheels which came as basic upgrades from the dealer. I know I would like LED headlights and maybe some smoked out tail lights but I'm looking for something a little more affordable for now while I get into the groove of things. I have the TUNDRA fill letters coming in for the tailgate as well as the simple liner accessory kit for the interior. What else would give me a noticable upgrade for the exterior without spending an arm and a leg right off the bat?
     
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  2. Jul 29, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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  3. Jul 29, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    Not cheap but tinted windows make a big difference. Adding too much to the outside starts to look like somebody went down the performance aisle at Pep Boys and went wild LOL.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Plasti dip is cheap....could always do the SABM (Stock Air Box Mod). Maybe paint the engine cover for a fun/cheap project.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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    Got some more ideas: Eccological bumper covers....Debadge
     
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  6. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    BAMuffler - might not see it, but it effects most of the other senses

    And it only costs an arm
     
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  7. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    Yea tinted windows used to be a thing around here, but since New York State became such a wonderful place we have to allow more than 70% light through all windows by law. At that rate it's not worth the money to pay for a slight tint without being hassled by Mr. Policeman
     
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  8. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    Ha does it make my 5.7 sound more like a 5.7? That's one thing I'm a little disappointed in. My power machine sounds a little weak unless I put her to the floor. The power is there and the get up and go is superb...but she sounds a little lacking
     
  9. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    Here’s mine https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8HOEMhgQzIw

    Also could get a front hood emblem. Got on Amazon but can’t seem to find it now
    FA6ECA6A-96DA-4DB6-A5DD-1F00B9BBAA8C.jpg
     
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    Keep the revs between 3k and 4k. It will sound good.
     
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  12. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    I second saving up for exhaust. It will definitely sounds more like a 5.7 and you feel good knowing it sounds good.
     
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  13. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    I just watched this video the other day on YouTube and it helped me decide to go with the 10” BAM on this group buy. Thanks for the upload!
     
  14. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    @justfortun how much did that mod set you back if you don't mind me asking. Can definitely turn some heads with that
     
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    @dirtydeeds they have a group buy going on right now for the exhaust.
     
  18. Jul 30, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    Glad I could help =)=)=) Thing still makes me smile.
     
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  19. Jul 30, 2019 at 4:22 AM
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    If you really want to hear it, get the dirty deeds dual dump or dual side exit exhaust :burnrubber:
     
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    I like those center caps - appreciate the link, might have to grab a set of those!
     
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    Ecoological bumper covers and off road rivet fender flares
     
  22. Aug 5, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    So this happened....actually makes a huge difference at a small cost
     
  23. Aug 5, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    I'm trying to fit the BAM 8" system into my budget but even with the group buy I'm having a hard time with it
     

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