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I just sold my old laptop for $800 and want to put that money in my pride and joy (don't tell my kids I said that :cool:)

I've got an 04 Access Cab that is pretty much plain-jain stock. It does have nice running boards and a bedliner--that is it.

What would you kind folks recommend I do? I guess I would prefer performance upgrades versus cosmetics, though I would entertain all ideas. I don't do much off-roading (though I wish I did), just a little to make the kids smile (doesn't take much for a bunch of toddlers).

Air intake? Exhaust? Lift Kit? You Report, I'll Decide (with your help, of course). I know most of you have got mods...so think....what's the best bang for $800.

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i'm very sorry--i just realized this forum is for 2007 and newer tundras. I am brand new as of tonight--honest mistake.

you guys and yer new tundras--man i'm jealous--but i waited for 7 years to get my used 04 and am thrilled! maybe one day i'll be buyin your used 07 model :tu:.

sorry for posting to the wrong area--won't make this mistake twice!

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What is the best uprade(s) for $800???

I just sold my old laptop for $800 and want to put that money in my pride and joy (don't tell my wife and kids I said that :clown: )

I've got an 04 Access Cab that is pretty much plain-jain stock. It does have nice running boards and a bedliner--that is it.

What would you kind folks recommend I do? I guess I would prefer performance upgrades versus cosmetics, though I would entertain all ideas. I don't do much off-roading (though I wish I did), just a little to make the kids smile (doesn't take much for a bunch of toddlers).

Air intake? Exhaust? Lift Kit? You Report, I'll Decide (with your help, of course). I know most of you have got mods...so think....what's the best bang for $800.

This is the best site in the world!!!!
 

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Re: What is the best uprade(s) for $800???

If you're not ruling out audio performance, get a new headunit and set of 4 speakers. That, and my subwoofer, has been my best mod to date (I love my music), and in my case came out to about $650 all told. :tu:
 

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JBA headers. End of discussion. :D
 

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how much did the headers run you? did you install yourself? thanks--i bet that arizona sun looks great shinin' on your true-blue tundra!
 

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Honestly, a small leveling kit and some new wheels and tires. You could pull this off for a little more than $800 and you would not believe the appearance difference. Definitely makes your truck stand out. In my world, audio stuff comes last

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Honestly, a small leveling kit and some new wheels and tires. You could pull this off for a little more than $800 and you would not believe the appearance difference. Definitely makes your truck stand out. In my world, audio stuff comes last

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x2....but it would be pushing it to get it under $800. Other than that, the headers would def. be a nice upgrade.
 

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**** I forgot to double the cost for the wheels. Then just get bigger tires and a leveling kit. That ought to be right around $800

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i'm very sorry--i just realized this forum is for 2007 and newer tundras. I am brand new as of tonight--honest mistake.

you guys and yer new tundras--man i'm jealous--but i waited for 7 years to get my used 04 and am thrilled! maybe one day i'll be buyin your used 07 model :tu:.

sorry for posting to the wrong area--won't make this mistake twice!

chris
Not a problem Chris, hope you and the kids enjoy your new truck. Maybe spend the $800 on a rear seat DVD player for the the toddlers when your not off roading?
 

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x2....but it would be pushing it to get it under $800. Other than that, the headers would def. be a nice upgrade.
X3 made a huge differance in looks, well worth the $$
 

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Just doing this from memory but I believe it was $680?? [FONT=&quot]Titanium coated for the vvti. Should be less for your rig. I did install them myself! My hands still hate me for doing it too. ;)[/FONT]

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how much did the headers run you? did you install yourself? thanks--i bet that arizona sun looks great shinin' on your true-blue tundra!
 

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another laptop :eek:

window tint & remote start alarm. :tu: :tu:
 

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put it in the bank and earn the interest
 

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I wouldn't bother with performance upgrades. They just aren't worth the money for what you get.

I'm a function over form guy, so I like to think about my needs and go from there. If you spend a lot of time in the truck, audio and interior upgrades are nice. If you spend a lot of time off-road, lockers might be nice.
 

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Take your wife/girlfriend (or both) on a nice vacation.
 

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I wouldn't bother with performance upgrades. They just aren't worth the money for what you get.

I'm a function over form guy, so I like to think about my needs and go from there. If you spend a lot of time in the truck, audio and interior upgrades are nice. If you spend a lot of time off-road, lockers might be nice.
I agree with you Shall.

I have no money invested in performance, because the V8 is plenty of kick already. My money went into better sound. :tu:
 
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