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  • Top Tacoma Mods Under $300

    by Ryan Horton December 06, 2023 4 min read

    The Toyota Tacoma is a tried and trusted platform that is not only extremely capable but also ultra-reliable. From a daily driver to an offroad-ready rig, the Toyota Tacoma can be a great option, especially with the many accessories designed to enhance the vehicle. Whether you are looking to enhance the convenience of your Tacoma or increase its capabilities, rest assured that there are accessories out there that won't break the bank. In this post, we will explore our top picks for Toyota Tacoma mods under $300. The products below are primarily for the 3rd Gen Tacoma (2016-2023) but 2nd Gen (2005-2015) options are also available.

    Cali Raised LED Catalytic Converter Shield

    There is no surprise catalytic converter theft is on the rise and we don't see that subsiding anytime soon. The Cali Raised LED Catalytic Converter Shield is designed primarily for protection, but it also offers great theft defense. By bolting around and surrounding the two catalytic converters on a Tacoma you will be protected from rocks and ruts, but also crooks out there for a few extra bucks.

    Cali Raised LED constructs its Catalytic Converter Shield out of brushed stainless steel which ensures that it will last long into the future and be rust and corrosion-resistant. It features a simple bolt-on design and will come with all the necessary hardware to get you up and running in no time. Cali Raised LED offers numerous lighting options including their renowned Tacoma light kit.

    Cali Raised LED Catalytic Converter Shield

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    Expedition Essentials 3TPAM USB Powdered Accessory Mount

    Fumbling around with your phone while doing 80 on the freeway doesn't sound like a good plan, but sadly it does happen quite often. If this is you, get a Tacoma Dash Mount ASAP! The Expedition Essentials Tacoma Dash Mount is a seamless and easy way to stay organized and allows you to mount your devices (phone, tablet, etc.) in plain sight on your dash. Not only does this allow you to easily view your devices when navigating trails, but also allows you to keep your cup holders free of clutter.

    Every driver has different needs and different devices that they use. The Tacoma 3TPAM dash mount can mount all your items including iPads, CB mics, and more. Need to keep your devices charged while on the road? No problem with the Expedition Essentials Dash Mount which includes a 4.8 fast charger USB outlet. There is also an integrated wire cover designed to hide any wiring.

    The 3TPAM is built from CNC-formed lightweight 5052 aluminum and is precision laser cut to exact tolerances. Minor drilling and disassembly of your dash is required, but overall the complete installation can be done in just a few hours if not quicker using basic hand tools.

    Expedition Essentials 3TPAM Tacoma

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    Pedal Commander Throttle Response Controller

    There is no question all Tacoma owners wish their Tacoma had a bit more power and better throttle response. This is especially true for those of you with skid plates, roof rack, bed rack, etc. that can all add weight to your rig. One tested and vetted way to increase your vehicle's throttle response is the plug-and-play Pedal Commander. Not only will it increase your throttle response but there will also be the potential to increase your fuel MPG by up to 20% depending on the setting you use.

    With over 36 adjustable settings your options are endless. Are you wondering if a Pedal Commander will void your factory warranty? It absolutely will not void your factory warranty and won't leave any traces behind on your ECU. With its easy plug-and-play installation and the ability to not only increase throttle response but also increase your Tacoma's fuel economy with a selected setting, you have the ultimate tool in the Tacoma Pedal Commander to fit your specific lifestyle and your needs while not breaking the bank.

    Tacoma Pedal Commander

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    Mountain Hatch Tailgate Insert

    Climbing into the back of your Tacoma can be tough on your knees and your ego. The stock ridges in the Tacoma tailgate not only hurt but they also don't provide a flat surface for preparing food, setting down drinks, etc. There have been countless times I have tried to set down a beer on my tailgate and lost half the beer as it tipped over. With the Mountain Hatch Tailgate Insert, we can now have a much better tailgate experience.

    The Mountain Hatch Tacoma tailgate insert is a direct bolt-on replacement for the OEM tailgate panel that includes integrated cup holders. It is also worth noting that the Mountain Hatch is constructed out of 1/2 inch heavy-duty FDA approved High-Density Polyethylene and is food safe - perfect for preparing food for the camp cookout. With its simple bolt-on design, the Tacoma Tailgate Hatch can be installed within minutes using basic hand tools.

    Tacoma Tailgate Hatch

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    Rago Fabrication Center Console Molle Panel and Device Mount

    Who doesn't like maximizing their storage capabilities and ability to keep necessary tools, firearms, and more within arms reach? Enter the Rago Fabrication Center Console Molle Panel and Device Mount. Keeping must-have gear ready to go has never been easier.

    The Rago Center Console Tacoma Molle comes standard with two side plates and one bridge plate. The unique molle design allows accessories to be easily attached. The options are truly endless, but the most popular items we see mounted are phones, GPS devices, radio and tablet holders, accessory packs, and firearm holsters. All controls are accessible and it will not hinder your driving in any way.

    Rago Fabrication Tacoma Center Console Mount

    Rago Fabrication Center Console Molle System

    In Summary

    Toyota Tacoma Accessories don't have to break the bank. The five outlined above provide the best value and are sure to impress. In addition, there are a slew of other accessories available for the Tacoma from raptor lights to rock sliders to a bed cover which all serve a primary purpose, but are a bit more expensive. Truck Brigade is your go-to shop for everything Tacoma and has years of experience outfitting rigs. Contact us today for personalized recommendations.

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