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1st. Gen Tacoma Buyers Guide

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ERG80, May 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 24, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    ERG80

    ERG80 [OP] Newb

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    added some random sunroof info to the end of post #4
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    arturo lopez

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    No matter where u go there you are! Especially in a taco.!!!!
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    Southern01Taco

    Southern01Taco Well-Known Member

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    edit: posted in the wrong thread lol.
     
  4. May 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    whodatwhodat

    whodatwhodat New Member

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    Wow! Thank you for taking the time to post this! I've been looking to get a 2nd gen, but decided on getting a 1st gen. This thread is priceless, thanks again!
     
  5. May 13, 2013 at 5:10 AM
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    ERG80

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    Youre welcome. Glad it's still being used.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    interceptor1972

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    Awesome info. And a great collection of informative links. Thanks ERG80!!
     
  7. Aug 17, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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    hikesnp

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    Thanks,Great info...
     
  8. Aug 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    ERG80

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    Youre welcome.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    Codemonkey3

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    I'm about to look into replacing my new 01 Toyota. The frame rotted so bad it cracked and a frame replacement would cost more than just buying a new truck would.

    I'm looking at a dealership across the border selling an 04 Toyota Tacoma, the exact one I have in every way except actual year.

    So, I'm a bit curious. How did the frame recall effect 04 Tacos? Because the few people I talk to said that 04's weren't under the recall and their frames are good-to-go. What should I be looking for and should I be cautious? I've never seen a 04 with a warranty replaced frame, so I think they may be right but I know next to nothing about 04 Taco Frame status.

    The particular one I'm looking at was coated previously and there are no major holes or anything like that. But there is some rust and it looks "scaly" it was described to me. The trip to see the truck is about two hours so I want to make sure it's worth the ride.

    They want $15,900 with 90,000 miles on it. It's a Double Cab with a Cap and 4WD.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    scotrinaf

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    I have an '04 Double Cab for sale and it has 0 rust on it. I had the frame inspection done and they gave it a clean bill of health... :) See my sig.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Codemonkey3

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    So quick question, the sooner I can get it answered the better.

    I just bought a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. The rear diff was patched, I'm pretty sure that's a common repair and not a big deal. Any input with that? Or should I be concerned at all?

    Picture below:
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    The pumpkin has a patch, not sure what the material is but it's not welded or anything. My uncles Tundra was patched too. This is common, right? Not a big deal?
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013
  12. Oct 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    sandcruiser

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    looking to buy
    Thanks. Good reference.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    jdkilroy

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    First, you should start a new thread to ask your question; no biggie, just a heads up.

    Second, you should be thinking about looking for a rear assembly to replace your current one. Look into sources like: http://www.car-part.com/ to find one. The pumpkin starts out with pretty thick metal; if that rusted through you should have some real concerns.
     
  14. Nov 20, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I've never seen this, nice job on all the specs. much appreciated
     
  15. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    I just bought a 04 AC that the dealer did the full frame replacement. They did mention it took some wrangling with Toyota though to get it done.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:59 AM
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  17. Sep 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM
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    Coma Rookie

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    33's, ARE Topper, Dakars +2.5", AAL, +1" Shackles, Bilstein 5125 rear, Bilstein 5100's wrapped in OME 881's, Tuff Country Knuckles
    I really appreciate the time and effort it took for you to post this thread. I am now a proud 1st Gen owner and you educated me so that I made the most informed decision I could, hats off to you. I look forward to learning more on this great site.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2015 at 2:00 AM
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    BoilerAnimal

    BoilerAnimal Welding GURU

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    6" lift, 3" body lift, header, cold air intake, chip re program,
    Your full of s*+t, I drive a 2000 Tacoma extended cab with a factory sun roof that still DOES NOT LEAK, mind you. Need to check, check, & re-check before you make such a statement, ain't no telling how many sales you've screwed up cause some poor soul thinks that the sunroof is an aftermarket add on that will leak because so & so on the forum said they didn't offer them for those years... And THANK YOU FOR THIS VERY INFORMATIVE POST!
     
  19. Mar 5, 2015 at 3:52 PM
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    Geosense

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    Softopper, All Pro Donuts, BFG AT KO2's
    This thread has become my 200(1)(2)(3)(4) DC 4x4 Search Bible.

    Thanks for all the helpful links. :D
     
  20. Mar 22, 2015 at 9:06 PM
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    mattthebat

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    "1998 Toyota Tacoma: This is the year Tacoma received its first cosmetic face lift. Tacoma finally gets a passenger-side airbag, and the SR5 models get a new name--Limited."

    I have a 2000 SR5. I have never heard of a "Limited".
     
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