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Bought an 09 TRD off road last week

Discussion in 'New Members' started by fenway.park27, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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    fenway.park27

    fenway.park27 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Front and rear Weathertech floormats, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Bracket, anytime fog lights, always on cigarette lighter & power outlet mod, center console and glovebox organizer, LED map and dome lights, Flyzeye LED, Fumoto oil drain valve, FT-8800 ham radio, tailgate theft mod
    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Al, living in Connecticut, and I purchased an 09 Tacoma TRD off road access cab two weeks ago. I very happy with the purchase and plan to make some modifications in the future - as the pocketbook ans wife allows. I'm fairly handy with hand tools, so I''ll be doing my own oil changes, stereo swap out, and general maintenance. I'll be referring to the forum frequently for tips and pictures. Thank you for this resource!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:23 AM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Chain of Command, I know it all too well, Welcome Al.:D
     
  3. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:55 AM
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    fenway.park27

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    Front and rear Weathertech floormats, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Bracket, anytime fog lights, always on cigarette lighter & power outlet mod, center console and glovebox organizer, LED map and dome lights, Flyzeye LED, Fumoto oil drain valve, FT-8800 ham radio, tailgate theft mod
    Found out a long time ago that if you want something, put it in such a way that's it her idea and you usually get what you want. Takes time, but keeps domestic tranquility.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:56 AM
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    Underdog777

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    Welcome to Tacoma World :wave:
     
  5. Mar 17, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    fenway.park27

    fenway.park27 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Front and rear Weathertech floormats, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Bracket, anytime fog lights, always on cigarette lighter & power outlet mod, center console and glovebox organizer, LED map and dome lights, Flyzeye LED, Fumoto oil drain valve, FT-8800 ham radio, tailgate theft mod
    Thanks. Was looking at some of the mods guys have done and I'm going to do two right off the bat...the backup camera and the 4WD light switch. Don't understand why Toyota didn't include these as standard equipment. I've been impressed with the info sharing and pictures that accompany the write-ups. Great work.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    Good places to start for sure. Who knows. Toyota will eventually catch on :jerkoff: There is tons of info on here dude but still feel free to ask questions. Many members are big on using this "search" function, but I've still yet to have seen it :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mar 17, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Welcome. Good luck with the truck!
     
  8. Mar 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    Welcome!
     
  9. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    fenway.park27

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    Front and rear Weathertech floormats, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Bracket, anytime fog lights, always on cigarette lighter & power outlet mod, center console and glovebox organizer, LED map and dome lights, Flyzeye LED, Fumoto oil drain valve, FT-8800 ham radio, tailgate theft mod
    Thanks to all for your warm welcome. The information and the talent on this site is fantastic. Tons of great ideas. I took a few pictures...

    Taco 1.jpg
    Taco 2.jpg
     
  10. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    rbeezy

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  11. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    RockyMtnTRD

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  12. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    mcdowell

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    Nice truck man. Welcome from Alabama
     
  13. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Darth_Yota

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    Welcome from your neighbor state Al! (I'm in MA)
     
  14. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Thanks!
    When I was on active duty, I was working on a project that required me to commute from Biloxi to Pensacola weekly. Went thru Mobile many a times. Visited the fort on the mouth of the bay, but I can't remember it's name anymore. I like your bull (or is it bully?) bar. Do your KC light attach to it and did it come with the skid plate. It's very functional and I like how dresses up the front.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    fenway.park27

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    Thanks! I'm in MA a few times a week with the company I work for. The wife was born in New Bedford. Me...Seattle. Long story.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    Man, that's the truth. I'm looking at all sorts of stuff to add on and I thought owning a Jeep (Just Empty Every Pocket) was bad. But I have a great platform to start with, I just need to take my time and plan what direction I want to go with it. Some of the mods on this forum makes me wonder whyToyota didn't include them to begin with...like a switchable back-up camera (always on, off, or stock), map and overhead lights wired together in the cab, lighted 4WD dial...and so on...all simple to do at the factory. But I'm glad that there is an enthustic fan base here that shares their knowledge and ideas to anyone that cares to look.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Darth_Yota

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    Cool! Well we have offroad meets from time to time, you should come join us! Lots of fun! Look forward to seeing you around!
     
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