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A question for 2nd Gen owners.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tehkoema, Jan 25, 2019.

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  1. Jan 29, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    Mpham

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    Alternator still puts out like it was new. Didn't check the water pump to see how it was. Didn't matter I wanted it changed. I'm surprised the starter and key switch haven't worn out yet. I am in and out of it 5 to 8 times a day.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Love mine! No need to keep up with the Joneses or another 6 years of payments.
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  3. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:06 AM
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    TotalChaos UCA,I-CON 2.5 coilovers,Pro-comp 6''Susp.AFE in FLOWMASTER series 10 out,BFG 315 70 r17 wrapped around MT classic wheel locks,n-Fab pre-runner/ lightbar, Lights -all LED's in & out.HID;sHeadlights,Hella Ralley2000,extra fuse panel under hood,quad Hella horns wired up with 9005 TRS harness
    06' 93,000+-LOVE IT,it's like having a new one only better after doing the MOD'S from TW.
    Fixin shit that ain't busted.
     
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  4. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:51 AM
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    ACLB 6 SPEED Billy 5100's with OME 884's, add a leaf, wheels, 285,70r17's, K&N CIA, MBRP exhaust, Kenwood touch screen radio, jbl club speaker upgrade with Alpine amp and sound deadening, updated "TRD SPORT" graphics, weather tech matts, custom ODI shift knob, Lots of carbon fiber wrap, organizers in glove box and center counsel, Every bulb is LED minus turn signals, Cali raised LED fog lights, Auxbeam 32" light bar in grille, Custom Grille, 4 Hella supertone horn mod, More to come
    Didnt like how the 3rd gen drove. Traction control sucks balls, and it felt underpowered. And man, I'm coming from a tacoma too lol
     
  5. Feb 7, 2019 at 2:06 AM
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    Rims for now.
    My 05 that i just bought about a month ago now has 207k miles on it and i have no issues, no noises, nothing... well except the radio needs to be updated.. im mostly stock though. And the previous owner was my little brother who had it for awhile and babied it.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    Plucky was his name

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    Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m a full generation behind. Some tech here and there, some different sheet metal, and a new higher trim level engine. That doesn’t sum up all of the differences between Gen 2’s and Gen 3’s, but those are the differences I think about when I see new 2019’s on dealership lots. And I’ve test driven a 2018 SR Access Cab 4cyl 4X4. Liked it just fine. Actually felt pretty good to be behind the wheel of it. I could see myself being happy with one, and modding it throughout the years of my ownership. Wouldn’t have a problem with it in the least.

    But, I’ve spent 11 years with my truck, and I remember that I bought it because I knew I wouldn’t see myself getting tempted by another “new” Tacoma as long as I had this one. If anything, one day I’ll just keep keeping my little regular cab and get a second vehicle. Probably a new Tundra when an actual redesign is introduced. Or, a 4Runner or a Sequoia. It doesn’t really matter.

    If a person is fortunate enough to have a Tacoma of any year, and takes care of it, they’ve already won. And, if that person happens to have a regular cab they don’t get rid of it anyway. Haha.
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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    Asian Driver 14

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    My truck is almost identical to yours! Do you have a build thread? If not, what's done to it? That's the look I want to go for...Not trying to look like I'm trying to make the truck look bigger than it is, more of a rugged small truck look.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    13 cupholders for beer. All the Weathertechs.
    My 2nd gen has 13 cup holders. THIRTEEN. That's a lot of beers. 'Nuff said.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    Rented 3rd gen once, was happy to be back in my rig.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    I bought my 07 in 2010 with 30k and have put another 140k on it since. I prefer the body lines of the second gen and have no problem making mods to it to achieve any functionality or farkles that I need/want. I suspect that it will be with me until one of us can't be repaired. When something goes out, I will look at it as an opportunity to either make an upgrade or get back to new.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    Bought my 2015 after having a 2008. Intentionally skated under the wire not wanting to have to deal with that post release dealership troubleshooting. Test drove a 2018 leftover in inferno but the power was still not acceptable. The 2020 has not impressed me yet and I will likely wait until a 4th gen is settled in. Motor is likely to get less traditional and smaller at that point. So will need to get over that.

    For now love my 2015. Installed like new 2018 TRD OR suspension and some 1/4 spacers for a mild lift. Also bought some 16” Pro wheels and BFG AT’s for Spring.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    Hearing it will cost close to 60K for just the base. Crazy money when you can start getting into Raptors at that cost.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    What is your suspension and wheel set-up? BA DA SS
     
  14. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    FOX 2.0s set at 2 3/4, Procomp LaPaz 17x8.5, back space 4.75, Offset 0. 285x70x17 Pirelli Scorpion MT. Rides great, works great. Thanks.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Youze Guys that finance, and then look to trade in and finance AGAIN are either nutz or you have money to burn! I don't care if the truck retains 70% of its value after 3 years, that means that it LOOSES 30% in depreciation! If you paid $40K that's $12K, or $4K per year!!! PLUS maintenance!!!

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    I PAID ~$27K cash for my '09 TRD Access Cab new in '09. MSRP at the time was ~$32K. Think about that for a moment. I paid an amount less than the amount that the "trade and finance" guys pay in depreciation after 7 years. They have nothing to show for their spending on getting the newest thing, and I have a truck.

    I paid less than MSRP because I paid CASH. I've driven it ~90K miles, and I've put ~$2500 into it in maintenance - including tires, brakes, a battery and oil changes. I believe that I could easily sell it for $17K. That's $1K per year in depreciation and $250/year in maintenance! (the secret to low maintenance costs is to keep it AWAY from the dealer!) The picture above was taken about 5 minutes ago.

    To be fair; Toyota has paid the dealer that I bought the truck from to replace the rear leaf springs and the frame.

    I'll drive this thing till the wheels fall off, and I could not care less what the new body looks like. I like my truck. Older is better!

    [EDITED because I initially stated $3K/year in depreciation on a $40K truck. $12/3 = $4K not $3K - I'm a dope!]
     
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  16. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Yeah but no 40-Os will fit!
     
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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  18. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    I have not read this whole thread yet. Has this turned into a straight 2nd gen vs 3rd gen thread? I assume that is the bait we are supposed to take.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    youcantseeme

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    But how will anyone know that we're well-hung if we don't whip them out and swing them around?
     
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  20. Feb 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Until now I thought the only stupid question was the one that wasn't asked!
    (How does it feel to be a generation behind?)
     
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