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2nd Gen Owner Purchased a 1st Gen Today!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rleeharris, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Jul 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris [OP] "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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    It’s a great day and need to share my new-to-me taco with you all. I bought a 2010 DC TRD Sport in January so this is my second taco in just a few short months--I'm hooked! Your input, advice and comments are welcomed!!!

    This is a 2000 Imperial Jade Tacoma SR5 4X4 with a 2.7L 5-speed manual transmission. The truck has 189,XXX miles and is in incredible condition. Drives wonderfully and nearly rattle-free—very tight for her age (TWSS!). This is going to be my wife’s and my expedition rig and I can’t wait to start mod’ing the bed for storage/sleeping like BajaTaco: http://www.bajataco.com/Camper1.html

    I bought this from a fellow service member (Army Special Forces E8 currently in Physician’s Assistant Program) whom bought it in March 2000. I met him at the hospital while recovering from spine surgery. He and I immediately hit it off and he eventually made me a very generous deal on this truck—his pride and joy—I got it for $7K cash and I was happy to pay it. He and his wife just had their first child and need more room than the Xtra Cab offers. He has kept the most detailed and exhaustive maintenance and fill-up records I have ever seen. It has all power options and creature comforts (minus electric seats), factory flip-up sunroof, flip-out side windows, and sliding rear window. Frame has been inspected and is rust-free; treated at time of original purchase and underbody re-coated at 90K. Spent 6 out of last 11 years in South Texas.

    It has been modified as follows:

    Drive train
    - Re-geared to 4.56
    - ARB Air Locking rear differential
    - Marlin Crawler Clutch Pack @ 180K (replaced original clutch)

    Engine
    - 3RZ-FE, all stock.
    - Synthetic fluids, K&N and Toyota/Nissin filters used since day #1

    Exhaust
    - Flowmaster 40 series w/ 2.25in pipe

    Suspension
    - FabTech adjustable coils w/Dirt Logic shocks - Front
    - Bilstein (5100's) shocks – Rear
    - SkyJacker Leaf springs
    - Overall it has about 3 inches of lift, leveled for the weight of the ARB bumper
    - Stock 15 inch wheels with BFG A/Ts 33x9.5

    Body
    - ARB Bull bar (winch ready… any advice/recommendations?)
    - Bud Built skid plate
    - Rhino-lined bed
    - Tinted windows
    - Very minor trail damage

    Accessories
    - Tow package
    - New Vision color-matched Fiberglass Topper/Cap***************
    - Yakima roof rack
    - Truck-Bedz Expedition Series mattress
    - Sportz 84000 SUV Tent
    - ARB on board air compressor with one open port for air tools, etc.
    - Super Lift TruSpeed speedo recalibrator
    - Uniden CB Radio and Little Wil antenna
    - ScanGauge II OBD2 Scanner/Reader

    Audio
    - All stock

    I’ve been studying the 1st Gen mods carefully and already have a few in mind. Thanks for looking!

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  2. Jul 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    NegroTundra

    NegroTundra Well-Known Member

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    Dude....do you realize what a deal that was???!!!!!! Congrats!!!
     
  3. Jul 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris [OP] "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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    Yep! The previous owner is the coolest guy I've met in a long time. Total gentlemen and wonderful integrity. I'm sorry he's moving so far away. A really great guy!
     
  4. Jul 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    4WD

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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
    Congrats on a great deal !! You'll soon struggle with which one to drive more ....;)
     
  5. Jul 10, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris [OP] "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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    I know! I love the 1st Gen's manual trans. Reminds me of when I was a bit younger (by about 20 years or so!)
     
  6. Jul 10, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    bozotaco

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    Wow that's a beautiful truck, congrats
     
  7. Jul 10, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris [OP] "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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  8. Jul 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    JAJI4

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    Beauty of a truck. Congrats on the purchase. You'll enjoy every minute of it.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    Deckplate mod, black KC slimlight fogs, hurculined bed, NRA sticker mod, painted rear chrome bumper black, black fender flares and front grill surround, HIDs, All-pro rear leafs and UCAs, Eibach coilovers, billys all around, flat black pro comps, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM2s
    wow that is a badass rig! its already set up nice and will serve you for years to come


    Congratulations! and welcome to the 1st gen section:cheers:
     
  10. Jul 10, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris [OP] "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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    Thanks, I see you did the deckplate mod and painted your chrome bumper black. Couple questions: Is the deckplate mod worth the effort? And how did you prep the chrome to paint it black... I want to do this just want to do it right the first time. Thanks for the thoughts!
     
  11. Jul 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Digiratus

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    Congrats Man! Very nice truck. You are well on your way to having a fine expedition rig.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    Scott78

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    Go back to the 2nd Gen forum! :brianr:

    I'm only kidding. :) Sweet looking pair of trucks you got. Got the best of both worlds.

    Welcome to the 1st gen side.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2011 at 4:39 AM
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    Love the truck!! Congrats!!
     
  14. Jul 11, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    Locking hubs, I'm jelly!
     
  15. Aug 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    how do you like your flowmaster on the 2.7? does it sound pretty good?
     
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