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Old 08-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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New Taco Owner in AZ

I've been lurking for a few weeks now, thought I'd go ahead and introduce my self. My name is Wade and after six weeks of ownership I am a Taco Addict. This is the first Toyota I've ever owned. I traded in a 2007 F250 diesel, crew cab, long bed, FX4 on a 2013 Tacoma DC Off Road. So quite a difference and it's nice to be able to make U-turns again. I have found so many mods on this site that I'd like to do my truck that I should be able to keep myself busy for a while!

Here she is the day I brought her home:




Here's what I pull with her (2014 Forest River Flagstaff High Wall). Just took a trip up to Black Canyon Lake this past weekend. No problems towing at all. I averaged a little over 12mpg for the whole trip but only 9mpg getting to Payson. I think it might have had a little to do with using the cruise control instead of managing my speed manually:




Added an Avid light bar and four Hella 500's. They don't seem that bright to me, my high beams look brighter, so I'll probably mod them to fit HID's. I have the Avid weld-on sliders sitting in the garage with plans to weld them on this weekend.




Installed secondary fuse block with a 100A fuse, was going to use a 100A breaker but for $3 the fuse will work!




And my favorite mod so far:




I've also installed LED's inside the cab, fog lights, and back-up lights. Future mods include BHLM, black badges, powder coating wheels black, some kind of lift, bed lights .... the list goes on....

Looking forward to modding my truck further and possibly meeting up with some of the local guys for some off road adventures!


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Old 08-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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Welcome wade! Good looking truck. Next ti.e your up here let me know. Im up in the white mountains.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Welcome wade! Good looking truck. Next ti.e your up here let me know. Im up in the white mountains.
I was actually thinking the next trip I make should be to the White Mountains. Do you know of any lakes up there where you can camp close to the water but not in a camp ground? I don't like camping around a bunch of people so we always do the "at large" camping.
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Welcome to TW from Chandler That gun rack is awesome.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
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"A gun rack? What am I gonna do with a gun rack? I don't even own UH gun"

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Old 08-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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"A gun rack? What am I gonna do with a gun rack? I don't even own UH gun"

Welcome to the forum!
Haha, nice Wayne's World quote! Now I gotta figure out how to squeeze a 10" sub box and amp back there.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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Welcome man, already got a good mod list going for such a short time :P
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Welcome from Tucson. Where in AZ are you? There's grass! I'm new to owning a Taco as well, enjoy!
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Awesome another storm trooper... Any more details on your gun rack ;-) I was going to pull out my plastic holder and put my recovery gear there.. but that's a much better idea.

yeah and cruise control causes the truck to shift to much under load if you have an auto especially lifted and bigger tires.. it's time for me to re-gear.
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Welcome from Tucson. Where in AZ are you? There's grass! I'm new to owning a Taco as well, enjoy!
I'm in Gilbert.

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Awesome another storm trooper... Any more details on your gun rack ;-) I was going to pull out my plastic holder and put my recovery gear there.. but that's a much better idea.

yeah and cruise control causes the truck to shift to much under load if you have an auto especially lifted and bigger tires.. it's time for me to re-gear.
The gun rack is the $16.95 special from Sportsman's Warehouse! I drilled new holes in it so it would line up with the pre-tapped holes that the plastic holder attached to.
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I'm in Gilbert.



The gun rack is the $16.95 special from Sportsman's Warehouse! I drilled new holes in it so it would line up with the pre-tapped holes that the plastic holder attached to.
welcome to TW im in gilbert too
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Welcome to the AZ section, is that a 590A1 above the AR?
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Welcome to the AZ section, is that a 590A1 above the AR?
That is a Mossberg 930.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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I was actually thinking the next trip I make should be to the White Mountains. Do you know of any lakes up there where you can camp close to the water but not in a camp ground? I don't like camping around a bunch of people so we always do the "at large" camping.
Im the same way. Most of the lakes up here that are in the city have camp sites. I prefer knoll lake and near canyon lake at the top of the rim for my dispersed camping. Its only a 2 min drive from my camp spots to the lakes. Another is big lake up past sunrise. Once again to be right on the lake is in the camp ground but about 1-2 miles down the dirt road you can camp away from people and still be pretty close. All depends on what distant is to far in your mind. I personally just hate camp grounds! To many people up in my business haha
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