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Back where I belong... In a Toyota!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Chipskip, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Chipskip

    Chipskip [OP] N7MCS

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    Deck Plate, '17 rims, Tundra Brake Upgrade, All-Pro Expo Leaf Packs, 01-04 Center Console, Ultragauge, LED interior lights, HO alternator...
    Hey Everybody!

    I just picked up a 1998 Tacoma Limited w/ 198k miles from the original owner. This man babied this truck as a daily driver and mild off-roading. Everything except oil changes had been done by the dealership, including new leaf springs at 178k.

    This is my third Toyota Pickup! My first was a "81 regular cab, 4x4, SR5. I grow up traveling the country (and Canada) in this one. Then rebuilt the engine and learned to drive in it. I was just over 278k when I went over seas and had to sell it. After I returned to Arizona I got an "85 regular cab, 4x4 and drove it for only a year or so before the engine went (beyond my knowledge base). So I found a nice mechanic at the Toyota dealership to sell it to. I recently saw it driving down the road. It looked happy.

    I spent the last few years driving with my butt only a few inches from the ground. I am glad to be back up high in a Toyota again, where I belong. I plan on doing a few mods to the truck for now (new house and family take up most of my funds).

    I have visited this site several times recently and figured now was the time to finally join.

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  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    In close proximity to an undisclosed location
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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    Welcome! 1st gen FTW!

    Looks like a tidy truck there. Nice find.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    Viet2100

    Viet2100 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back! And congrats!
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    Toyota Truck

    Toyota Truck Well-Known Member

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    Nice...Congrats on the new truck.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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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
    whoa that thing has a sunroof! thats a good looking truck right there

    welcome back
     
  6. Aug 31, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    trd7

    trd7 4wd tacoma

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    Welcome to TW, nice tacoma! ;)
     
  7. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Tojo

    Tojo Well-Known Member

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    nice find - you got lucky for sure....Welcome to TW!
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    welcome back chip
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Masada

    Masada Well-Known Member

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    All Pro Steel Plate Front Bumper| All Pro Light Bar| All Pro IFS Skid Plate| All Pro E-locker guard| PIAA 510 Fog Lights| Hella 700FF| Fox 2.5 Coilover| Bilstein 5100 on the rear| BHLM| Grill Craft MX Series insert| Added two D-rings to bed|AVID Off Road sliders| AFE Dry Flow S| Gibson Cat Back| Custom Bedbar with hilift mount| Camburg 1" Uni-Ball UCA's| Hi-Lift 48" Extreme
    Welcome aboard from Laveen AZ!
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    :woot: for white 1st gens! Welcome. You say you don't have the funds for mods...stick around here long enough and that will change for sure.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

    808TRDTaco10 Black Sand Mirror

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    Welcome to TW

    Nice truck!
     
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