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1st Tacoma, have questions.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Atlienzz, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Atlienzz

    Atlienzz [OP] Member

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    Hello all, I've been browsing here the past few days and let me say there is a wealth of information!!

    I don't have pics yet but hope to soon.

    2003 Regular Cab, white, 2X4, 2.4L, automatic. No extra options to speak of, just a plain truck.

    I've been wanting a tacoma for well over 10 years now and I know this is just the base model, but I'm as happy as can be. What should I know about this years model (2003)? It currently has just a hair over 75K miles. Minor blemishes on the outside but overall very solid.

    When I'm idling after warm, the engine seems to vibrate more than I would think is normal, but then again I'm new to the tacoma so maybe it is normal? It isn't excessive but you can visibly see the steering wheel vibrate and you can feel it throughout the vehicle.

    I am looking to make modifications. I would like to beef up the engine if possible? Interested in a lift kit with bigger wheels/tires. Suspension would come next.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Atlienzz

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    Oh yeah I bought it from a dealer for 7500. Decent price?
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    Atlienzz

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  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Cat-Back, weather techs, ipod and sisuis Old 04 Taco: 5100s At all 4 corners set at 2.5", Toyotec AAL, Gibson cat-back, Deck plate mod, 20% Tint on fronts, 10" Kicker Comp sub, Sirius radio, Bud Built Skid, Pro Comp 8069 Wheels
    The pics arent working.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Atlienzz

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    Okay they should be working now...hopefully.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Cat-Back, weather techs, ipod and sisuis Old 04 Taco: 5100s At all 4 corners set at 2.5", Toyotec AAL, Gibson cat-back, Deck plate mod, 20% Tint on fronts, 10" Kicker Comp sub, Sirius radio, Bud Built Skid, Pro Comp 8069 Wheels
    They work. Nice truck and welcome to TW. If its idleing rough you could clean the throtle body with some carberator cleaner.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    mattleegee

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    maybe a seafoam treatment could help

    welcome to the forums
     
  8. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    '95-'97 camouflaged, ARB bull bar, RAT Products skid plate kit, sliders, Green Mountain Customs rear tube bumper and overland bed rack, King coilovers with Icon neoprene covers, defenestrated sway bar, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs + AAL/5125 shocks/NWOR greasable hardware/U-bolt flip kit; S13WL Tundra calipers/pads/rotors, IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W lights, clapped out CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor, Superwinch S9000 with 12V Guy clock switch, 4' Hi-Lift, deckplate mod/grey wire mod/dif breather extensions, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, boat cupholder, Dakine bike pad
    Welcome.
    If you don't mind my asking though: If you wanted to lift your tacoma, then why did you buy a 2wd? You can do long travel suspension but a 4wd is much easier to lift.
     
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