10 Best Tacoma Exterior Mods Anyone Can Do in 2023
Taking those first steps into customizing and modifying your Tacoma can be a daunting task especially if you've never done it before. Many mods require some mechanic experience to do and can quickly become overwhelming if you don't have the right tools or knowledge to do them. In this best of, we take a look at the 10 Best Tacoma Exterior Mods Anyone Can Do in 2023. Whether you're an experienced grease monkey or just getting into it, these mods should be manageable and fun to do. Read on to check them out!
You're probably wondering why we're starting out this list with a roof rack, and thinking to yourself, "Isn't that going to be a hard mod to do?" We're here to say there's no need to worry! Adding a Prinsu Cab Rack to your Tacoma is as easy as removing the factory gutter trim, loosely assembling the rack, bolting it to the factory roof rail locations, adding some silicone to the mounting bolts, and tightening everything down. The Prinsu Cab Rack opens up more bed space and allows you to mount all sorts of accessories on your roof. We even offer it with a Light Bar Kit and a couple Wind Deflector styles.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to change up the look of your Tacoma is adding a set of our Window Deflectors For Tacoma (2016-2023). They're as easy to install as cleaning your window frames with isopropyl alcohol or an alcohol wipe, peeling the backing off the automotive grade 3M double-sided sticky tape, and sticking them to the frame. Window Deflectors are designed to reduce wind noise and help protect your car from sun and rain. Click below to pick up a set today!
Did you know carbon fiber isn't only for sports cars and space craft? Add some flair to your Tacoma with a set of our Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps For Tacoma (2016-2023). They're made from 100% authentic 3K carbon fiber, and as simple to install as cleaning your factory mirror caps, peeling the backing off the double-sided tape, and popping them on. Choose from Gloss or Matte finish.
Isn't it lovely how people seem to always notice when you don't use your turn signal? Give them a reason to notice when you do with a set of our Sequential Turn Signals For Tacoma (2016-2023). They feature a bright amber LED with a futuristic lighting pattern that flashes from the inside out. Choose from Black, Smoked, or Amber lenses.
There's are many reasons the Baja Designs Squadron-R Fog Light Kit For Tacoma (2012-2023) is one of the most popular plug-and-play fog light kits we sell. They look awesome, perform incredibly, and require minimal effort to install. Simply gain access to the factory fog light assembly (we recommend removing the bumper cover, but you do you...), remove it, bolt and plug in the Squadron-Rs, and put anything you took apart back together. These fog lights utilize four scorching 3,150 lumen LED lights and can be purchased with either an amber or white lens. This is one project you'll really love seeing after it's done!
Want to let everyone on the road know how cool you really are for driving a Tacoma? Add a set of Raptor Lights to your grille! Our Raptor Lights For Tacoma (2016-2023) are a quick and easy way to add style to your truck without breaking the bank or losing your cool. They simply pop into the grille and include a pre-assembled wiring harness. Pop them in, run the harness, plug everything in, and go. Available with amber or white LED's and your choice of amber, smoked, or clear housings. Click below to pick some up.
This could easily be the most useful exterior mod you can do to your Tacoma. Add a Meso Customs Gasshole to the inside of your gas cover, and you'll finally have a place to conveniently hang your gas cap while you fill up. One simple screw and you're done. Get yours by clicking below.
We're confident saying part of the reason you bought your Tacoma is because it has a bed. You can pick up (see what we did there 😉) practically anything you want and you take pride in that. While there are few things to complain about with the Tacoma, one thing that needs improvement is the bed light setup. It's just not that bright, and honestly not that helpful. Our LED Bed Lights for Tacoma (2020-2023) give you a lot more light to work with. They're as easy to install as removing/un-plugging your old lights, and plugging them in. With 36 individual white LED lights in each pod, they're sure to help you see whatever you've got going on in the bed of your Tacoma. Click below to get yours.
Form meets function with our 3rd Brake Light Replacement For Tacoma (2016-2023). This upgrade features a stealth looking smoked lens and an enhanced performance LED light which can be set to solid or flash with the flip of a switch. This complete solution is as simple to install as undoing a few bolts, removing the factory light, and bolting the new one in (that may be a slight over-simplification, but it really isn't a major undertaking. Check out our install video below.)
NOTE: This light will only fit 3rd Gen Tacomas (2016-2023)
If you do any sort of off roading, you know that eventually someone is going to get stuck. The right attachment points for gear can be critical to a successful recovery. With our Aluminum Hitch Shackle Receiver, you can add an additional recovery point right at your hitch. It utilizes an integrated shackle ring which is precision milled into a solid block of 6061-T6 aluminum. Installation is a breeze, and can be done by inserting the receiver into the hitch on your Tacoma, then securing it with a common hitch pin (sold separately). Click below to purchase.
Giving the exterior of your Tacoma a personalized look doesn't have to be complicated or take a lot of knowledge to do. This list of the 10 Best Tacoma Exterior Mods Anyone can Do in 2023 is a great place to start if you're looking to change things up and get your feet wet in the world of modifying your truck. Hopefully you found this useful and got some good ideas. Let us know if there are any other mods you'd add to the list. Did we hit the mark? Thanks for reading.