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Old 10-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #21
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Tacoma gets all the light duty jobs, most it has moved is this trailer with a combined weight of 2580lbs.

I do use it for yard work too, our yard is so big and in the fall there is a ton of leaves, so I just bag them up with the mower, then fill the truck bed up until it is to the brink full of leaves, then haul them around back and rake them out in the mulch pile. Much more convenient than making a thousand trips back there with the mower.

This gets all the heavy duty, dirty jobs. Collecting firewood, hauling heavy loads, and plowing snow. It's a 1967 F250 High-Boy, the top of the cab is about 7 feet off the ground, this was a package Ford offered from 67-77, factory lifted truck! Gets awful mileage though, would make a H2 jealous, but it was built back when nobody gave a shit about gas mileage and guys bought trucks exclusively for work. Someday, when the Taco gets more broke in and gets a few beauty marks and dents, it will get charged with some heftier chores, but until then, old blue Sulley will take care of those.
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Some beastly trucks posted on here! Very nice!!

I wouldn't say I purchased my..what I call.."mighty mouse" 1st gen double cab primarily as a working man's truck but I did haul 450 sq ft worth of laminant flooring + rolls of under-layer pads with ease today from Lowe's that included driving the entire family home. I used a 10% Lowe's coupon plus they had a pretty sweet sale on flooring, got everything under $500 out the door. It was a hefty load of fake wood but the taco pulled everyone and everything home without hesitation! With the wife and I plus the 2 kids filling up the entire cab, I think that is pretty impressive. I just LOVE the utility and off road joyfulness our tacos bring!



I love it! I love how my truck handles everything I've ever asked of her with grace and ease, nice job man!
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Tacoma gets all the light duty jobs, most it has moved is this trailer with a combined weight of 2580lbs.

I do use it for yard work too, our yard is so big and in the fall there is a ton of leaves, so I just bag them up with the mower, then fill the truck bed up until it is to the brink full of leaves, then haul them around back and rake them out in the mulch pile. Much more convenient than making a thousand trips back there with the mower.

This gets all the heavy duty, dirty jobs. Collecting firewood, hauling heavy loads, and plowing snow. It's a 1967 F250 High-Boy, the top of the cab is about 7 feet off the ground, this was a package Ford offered from 67-77, factory lifted truck! Gets awful mileage though, would make a H2 jealous, but it was built back when nobody gave a shit about gas mileage and guys bought trucks exclusively for work. Someday, when the Taco gets more broke in and gets a few beauty marks and dents, it will get charged with some heftier chores, but until then, old blue Sulley will take care of those.
I drove a 65 chevy straight 6, 3 speed with a granny gear, I loved that truck, boy, they sure don't make em like that anymore! Those things were tanks. Trust me, when you decide to start using your Tacoma for the heavier jobs, you'll be pleased with the stoutness of this platform. Throw some Firestone airbags on it and it will do damn near anything.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:45 AM   #28
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I drove a 65 chevy straight 6, 3 speed with a granny gear, I loved that truck, boy, they sure don't make em like that anymore! Those things were tanks. Trust me, when you decide to start using your Tacoma for the heavier jobs, you'll be pleased with the stoutness of this platform. Throw some Firestone airbags on it and it will do damn near anything.
Oh yes, that old 3/4 ton suspension really hammers on the occupants, def not a daily driver friendly truck. Sometimes it will bounce me up and hit my head on the ceiling! But 800lbs in the bed barely pushes the suspension down at all. How much do Firestone airbags cost?
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Around 300 bones without a compressor (I don't really need a compressor anyways, i use a bike pump), this is new but I bought mine off of a fellow TW member, great investment if you don't want to replace the leaf springs
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...+toyota+tacoma
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Setting up for tough mudder coarse Luckily I had the only vehicle that could drive around the lake without getting stuck

http://toughmudder.com/ for those who care to know what im talking about Lol
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Setting up for tough mudder coarse Luckily I had the only vehicle that could drive around the lake without getting stuck

http://toughmudder.com/ for those who care to know what im talking about Lol
Cool, yeah I want to do one of those for sure
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Around 300 bones without a compressor (I don't really need a compressor anyways, i use a bike pump), this is new but I bought mine off of a fellow TW member, great investment if you don't want to replace the leaf springs
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...+toyota+tacoma
Thats actually pretty reasonable, installation shouldn't be that bad. I helped install airbags in my Dad's Duramax a year or so back, can be done in a couple hours.
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Thats actually pretty reasonable, installation shouldn't be that bad. I helped install airbags in my Dad's Duramax a year or so back, can be done in a couple hours.
I mounted the fill stems into two holes I drilled out on the 7-pin connector plate under the bumper, works awesome
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #34
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may not be all work on my end. but she gets use for what she was made for.

well most weekends in spring and summer i mow a small business kinda down by the UT campus. just push mower a blower and weed eater. other than that my girl tows and hauls other stuff.

latest thing was the 2 man tree stand.

early spring, got another push mower and 20(or 25) bags of dirt for the business i mow.

edit: more. pic from a trip to WNY last august. 5 coolers, a suitcase and other stuff, back seat of DC is full of stuff and all the space behind and under it. (mom found a bunch of shit on sale and just had to get it all)
towing,
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bump. any more guys use their trucks for what they were made for?
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #36
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^^^Bed full of red oak.

Below, had about an hour and a half drive with this load. I loaded the trailer poorly so the truck kept "bucking" going down the highway.



I'm sure the 2013 dbl cab will get used as a work truck just as much or more!
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Done mulch plenty of times and jammed it full of wood
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