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Bought my 3rd Tacoma in Spokane

Discussion in 'New Members' started by elroy135, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:05 PM
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    elroy135

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    Hey ya'll,

    I'm a Taco-owner-for-life, born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and I'm enjoying my new temporary playground: the Pacific Northwest. I found this awesome website while I was shopping around for my newest Tacoma. I settled on and bought a 2006 Tacoma Sport 4x4 V6. Pics below.

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    This isn't my first Tacoma; in fact, I've owned three and I swear by them. I bought a 2000 V6 PreRunner brand new off the lot and drove the wheels off of it. In fact, I drove it across the country twice; once north-to-south (N Dakota to San Antonio) and back, then east-to-west (Savannah to Spokane). :cool:

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    I loved that truck, but I soon found that the roads and hills of eastern washington were too much for the PreRunner, especially in the winter. I was "forced" to upgrade to a 2003 Tacoma 4x4 V6. Here is a pic of my son washing it for me (yeah, you have to start 'em young!). :D

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    I love the doublecab and will probably never go back. It's just too nice to have the extra room with the fam. However, I only had this truck for a year. By the way, sometimes black ice is more than any 4x4 can handle... I was cruising to work one morning this past December, and hit a patch coming around a small bend in this road (I was doing 35 in a 45 mph zone). The back end stepped out before I knew it and after spinning 180° I ended up in a ditch with the truck laying on the passenger side. The State Trooper couldn't find any rubber on the road, so I slid the whole way and hit the frozen ground (it was 20°F outside) in the ditch going 35 still. Luckily, I climbed out without a scratch, but the insurance company totaled the truck. :( Here's pic of the damage once they flipped it back on the tires and pulled it out of the ditch.

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    But sad stories aside, I have a paid-for truck that's like a blank canvas.
    With my previous trucks, I didn't have the money to modify them substantially, but this time around I'm itchin' to get as far from stock as soon as possible. I already purchased the WeatherTech floorliners based on reviews on this website and like 'em already. I've already ordered by 4x4 switch light and I'm considering giving SockMonkey a PM for some of his badging. Any other must-have ideas out there?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    seksilumpia

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    welcome to tacomaworld..all your money belongs to your tacoma mods now haha..start off easy with a black head light mod,its easy and cheap to do..to bad about your other tacos
     
  3. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    TACOMA TRD

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  4. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    Ya! Performance or suspension. Good looking truck but time to use for its intended purpose and play!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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    I'll be keeping an eye out for you around base HAHAHA Tacomas are everywhere!
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    Welcome to TW! Congrats on getting another Taco.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    Welcome Spoklahoman. Thanks for being up there.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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    Welcome to Spokane, and TW :)
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    Boo ya !!!! welcome
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest! I used to live in Spokane (graduate from Gonzaga) and I know what you mean about the black ice. Can be some scary stuff...
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:09 AM
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    Welcome from Pullman; I'm often in Spokane around Gonzaga on weekends.

    Which dealer did you use for your latest Taco if you don't mind me asking?
     
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  13. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM
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    Awesome intro. Welcome.
     
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    Welcome, now time to let the mods begin!:D
     
  15. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Yes, it is... Bought a copy of Back Roads of Washington from REI. can't wait to explore some of 'em around here.
    BTW, love the Las Vegas area... I'm down there about 4 times a year for business. Wish I could bring my truck one of these times.. I bet there's some good trails up by Red Rocks.

    Sweet. She's parked in that lot from 7-5. Our normal one is behind the construction fence.:( I'll look for you around, too.

    A used car lot off Highway 2, Crosspointe Autoplex. I bought the 1st gen down in the valley at New Deal Used Cars. Both places are nice and have military-friendly salesmen/managers. Check out this link: www.spokaneusedcars.com

    To my fellow Spokan-ites...?, any recommendations are trails or off-road parks in the area?

    To everyone else, thanks for the great welcome.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Welcome good sir. I'll keep my eye out for u.
     
  17. Apr 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Do you have any recommendations on which shop to use around the Spokane area for lifts and suspension work/expertise?
     
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    Welcome to the site!!
     
  19. Apr 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Good to have ya here. Let us know if you will be back in the good 'ole South. (Savannah is one hell of a party town) :cheers:
     
  20. Apr 3, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    Agreed, They treated me like shit before I could become a costumer. I was across the street from there CDA store today and thought to myself, I'll never spend a dime there.
     
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