New member but long time car/truck lover.
1990 Honda CRX w/ cammed b18b engine swap.
2001 Civic LX autoX car.
2002 Tacoma TRD lifted locked and armored
2006 Civic Si 240whp
2004 V8 4runner lifted on 32's.
Current: 2012 VW GLI Slammed on Miro 111's.
Current: 1992 2 door Toyota 4runner (stock).
I have loved Toyota trucks for age's, especially my 2004 V8 and regret selling it for the GLI, hence the '92.
I am tossing around the idea of a 2012 Tacoma, but am having an insanely hard time getting over the fact Toyota will only give me ~20,000 for my 2012 GLI with 6000 KM's. I bought it new for 29,000.
That being said I am quite convinced if I get the right deal I would make the move. If not I will wait (hopefully) for the newer more power and fuel efficient engines in the 2014 model.
I have a few things on my list for the new truck.
Access Cab or short box quad cab.
I am 27 with no kids and a GF, so no kids in sight but I do like the idea of a quad cab.
I love the rear seat room on my VW, but I think in the 10 months I have owned the car it has only been used 4 times.
I love the 2012's new front and interior, so I would only buy a 2012+.
I also prefer the plain black plastic interior of the base over the tacky as hell silver trim of the SR5/TRD's. The VW has spoiled me with REAL metal trim throughout.
I also prefer the base model's black fender flares, a throwback to my old '02.
But conversly I like the options of the SR5: LED tails, backup cam, and just general immenities. I also cannot BELIEVE Toyota has the balls to sell a $27,000 CDN (base V6 manual access cab) truck without cruise or intermittant wipers.
On topic again (whew), I saw a stunning 2012 Black base Access Cab V6 Auto for 29,605 CDN. This is a great prices as nearly any V6 2012 is over 30 locally.
The truck comes with dinky 245/75/16's and I am wondering the the gearing is the same as the SR5/TRD sport's 265/65/17's or the OR's 265/75/16's.
The first mod i would do would be a 5100 1.75" lift to pair with the stock Canadian market TSB rear springs, accompanied by a set of 265/76/16's.
I made the mistake on my '02 of putting on big tires without gearing and it KILLED the truck for me. I would hate to make the same mistake on a new truck.
Are all gear ratio's the same?
Auto and manual for the base and the higher trimmed trucks?
I have google'd and cant find to much info online regarding the gearing of 2012 tacoma's.
And unbore you from the novel I just wrote, some car porn from my previous cars.
2002 TRD 33's.1" BL. Icon Coils. Deaver 8 leaf rear.
2004 V8. 2.5" lift. Spidertrax. 265/70/17's.
2012 VW GLI 6 Speed. KW Coils. Mirco 111 Wheels.
1992 4Runner 2 door