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The Pros & Cons of Modding

Let’s face it, modding your tacoma is one of the most satisfying aspects of the truck. Finding that right part you’ve been researching, saving, and aching for, and once you get that part it just sets off the truck that much more. Standing back and admiring the work, whether you installed it yourself or outsourced the work, that part is just one stop in your journey of building your ultimate rig.

Modding the Tacoma does come with its challenges along with its benefits. Its a great idea to take a little time before you decide and weigh out the pros and cons. While some mods are quite simple to do like adding wind deflectors or covering the chrome badging with overlays, others can be rather labor intensive. With these in mind, here are a few more that may help you towards finding the right part for your Tacoma.


  • Performance can really build up the Tacoma so that it can accomplish more than it comes with stock. Adding suspension, wheels and tires, engine tunes can add that performance you've been looking for.

  • Visibility is more than seeing the tacoma on the road, it includes being able to see at night and in poor weather. Adding the proper lighting helps with drivabilit.

  • Storage is another great pro. With limited space in the Tacoma adding extra storage will allow you to carry more essential.

  • New skills. Learning to work on your Tacoma is a huge Bonus. Learning how it works will help you to troubleshoot when problems arise.

  • Presentation. After you install all of the mods you can’t help but to sit back and admire all your hard work.


  • Fitment Issues. You can run into fitment issues with parts you are looking to place on your Tacoma. This could be anything from bolt placements being off or interference from other mods.

  • Quality is another issue that can be a concern. Some brands use cheap materials that will fail at the first sign of stress. Be mindful of your selections.

  • Cost is a major factor when selecting mods. While there are cheap options out there, having to replace the same part over and over could end up costing you more in the end rather than spending the money upfront.

  • Voids Warranty. Mods could void your factory warranty if you service your new vehicle from the dealership. You could run into disputes from the dealership if they find aftermarket mods on your vehicle.

  • Adding problems to the Tacoma. Modding the Tacoma is fun, but it was build to the factory specs for a reason. Adding mods changes those specs and can cause undo stress to parts that are not adjusted to the new adjustments.

However you choose to mod your Tacoma, keep these pros and cons in mind. Have fun with your build, gather information on the mods you plan to add to your Tacoma, and create your ultimate beast. I look forward to seeing what you have created.

Be sure to follow me on instagram @mumfy_taco. Send me a DM with your Tacoma build and tell me about it.

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