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Buy or No Buy?...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NicNac22, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    NicNac22

    NicNac22 [OP] D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F

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    fun stuff coming soon! New battery, radiator and CV joints and axles. Added some Rancho RS5000 shocks.
  2. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    muddin

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    that is gorgeous.....just check it out in person before you commit to buy it. dont want any suprises
     
  3. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Wow that thing looks awesome!!! Has lots of mods though so you need to be careful, who knows how the last owner treated her.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    Real nice...Just check everything out!!!!
     
  5. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    It will likely feel pretty underpowered with the 22RE, unless it is regeared (looks like an SAS, so pretty likely, I suppose). Go drive it up an onramp and then see what you think.

    Seems like it would be OK for mainly offroading in low, etc., but not a DD.

    Price seems high, IMO.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    rex99

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    hopefully its not a cop selling it....:rolleyes:
     
  7. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    might want to take the link down and post up the pictures so no one tries to steal your truck!
     
  8. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    Thats badass! Only 4 banger though? Is it regeard?
     
  9. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    and as others said above..


    ask if its regeared
     
  10. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    NicNac22

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    im waitin on a call back, im gonna ask if its regeared, but it will be my DD i only live 15 mins from work, i also live in the mountains where it snows and all that good mess, plus i like to play on the back roads...i almost got my mini van stuck this weekend lmao. and im working with the guy to get the price down.

    but not to sound like an idiot, what exactly does 4 banger mean? i havent looked into tacos this old i was looking for 95-98.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    I'd do a carfax first.

    I found an awesome looking ride like that and it was 5+ hours away and I kept pressuring the guy for the vin #. He finally gave it to me and I ran a carfax and found out it had a rebuilt title.

    Well crap my 4x4 ranger was just totaled (cosmetically) but frame & everything else was fine and I wanted a "clean" title so I passed on it. I ended up driving by his place 3-4 months later and that beautiful truck is still sitting on the his lot.

    To me it was worth it to check out via carfax as I found a number of tacomas that were repo'd, rebuilt titles, owned by companies whose employees don't give a crap about the rigs, etc. Well worth the small investment for a large outlay. Besides if you do see something suspect it might be a good bargaining chip for you.

    Best of luck,
     
  12. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    lmao i know right, im guessing you saw the other post, that was hilarious. im pretty sure its not a cop so i think im ok :D
     
  13. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    yeah you deff should ask about the gears
     
  14. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    the guy at the dealer told me he had to number to the guy that built it. trust me i ask plenty of questions, people usually get tired or me :p
     
  15. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    oh how much trouble would i be getting myself into if i wanted to lower it a pinch? bc it is going to be my DD
     
  16. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    4 banger means a 4 cylinder engine
     
  17. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    thanks i learned already...im not up to date on slang yet, but im learning
     
  18. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    you would have to get all new springs for it. it be easier to leave it like it is and plus it looks awesome. nice find!
     
  19. Jun 30, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Yeah, this is not actually a Tacoma. It is a Pickup (that is what Toyota called them before the Tacoma change), and it is a little bit different. The 4 cyl 22re is famously reliable and has good torque, but when you load up the truck (xtra cab, 4x4 hardware), it ain't too peppy...unless you add a header... These trucks also came with a 3.0 v6 that was notorious for blown head gaskets.

    Edit: it does nto look like this one has a header, BTW.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    fun stuff coming soon! New battery, radiator and CV joints and axles. Added some Rancho RS5000 shocks.
    yeah i know they werent tacos till 95, but some things worry me with it the closer i look at the pics, why doesnt it have an rpms guage? dont you kinda need that with a manny? i mean i can tell by sound and feel when to shift gears but still. and also it looks to me like they switched the front seats...the guy told me they put a cpl grand in the truck which also raises a red flag, he said 1200 for tires they put on but didnt tell me the other stuff, so im wondering what they had to fix to make it like that. i dont need pep tho, ive had enough speeding tix in my early days of driving, plus i dont want to spend my $ on one. i need it for a truck, to haul hay and occasionally pull a small horse trailer...plus play on some back roads :).
     
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