1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Camp Morehead Afghanistan :)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by =JSG=, May 18, 2012.

  1. May 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM
    #1
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
  2. May 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
    #2
    xpocad

    xpocad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Member:
    #73923
    Messages:
    355
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryan
    San Benito Tx
    Vehicle:
    2012 DBL CAB TRD Sport 4x4
    3" Revtech Leveling kit 17" XD Addict Rims with -12 offset White Led dome lit interior Avid Light Bar 21" Blitz Pro Led Bar
    It's a taco meet and we didn't get invited?
     
  3. May 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM
    #3
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
    If u zoom in on the Taco tailgate it says Hilux in the top right corner but we know for sure they are 2nd gen tacos. Does this mean they have the 3L turbo diesel? Hmmmm

    [​IMG]
     
  4. May 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM
    #4
    frycook

    frycook Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Member:
    #68916
    Messages:
    362
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Tacoma, WA
    Vehicle:
    07 Speedway blue TRD OR
    All Pro LT w/ fox 2.5x8" RR coilovers, Rear will have B.A.M.F Shock relocation kit w/ Kind 12" smoothies RR, ATO hybrid bumper, All Pro sliders
    The "tacomas" say hilux on them though....
     
  5. May 18, 2012 at 11:19 PM
    #5
    frycook

    frycook Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Member:
    #68916
    Messages:
    362
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Tacoma, WA
    Vehicle:
    07 Speedway blue TRD OR
    All Pro LT w/ fox 2.5x8" RR coilovers, Rear will have B.A.M.F Shock relocation kit w/ Kind 12" smoothies RR, ATO hybrid bumper, All Pro sliders
    You beat me to it!
     
  6. May 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM
    #6
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
    LOL yea, I think they must have the turbo diesel in them. They are 2012 Tacomas you can tell by the front bumper
     
  7. May 19, 2012 at 12:40 AM
    #7
    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44773
    Messages:
    4,500
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Arlington, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCSB TRD Sport
    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    I only see 3 Hilux's...no Tacos
     
  8. May 19, 2012 at 12:46 AM
    #8
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
    Remember Tacoma is a North American version of the legendary Hilux, whats different is the body style is a Tacoma because Hilux looks lot different:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 19, 2012 at 5:00 AM
    #9
    zul

    zul Professional Goofball

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Member:
    #58083
    Messages:
    910
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon Territory
    Vehicle:
    '12 Pyrite Mica DCSB SR5 4WD V6 AT
    STOCK: DRL, Tow Package, All Weather Mats HAVE: Bed mat, Tailgate Lock, WANT: Rear Plate Bumper, Color-matched Grille, Heated Wet Okoles, Weathertech Floor Liners, Avid Step Rails
    Wait I'm totally confused... they LOOK like Tacomas... but they say Hilux on the backs and sides? Are they perhaps a version of the Hilux that is actually mostly a Tacoma (like, say, from another country? Maybe a localized Euro/Asian/Mideastern country version?). Also I have never seen a Tacoma with those wheels. My guess: totally customized, including re-badging.

    Interesting!

    Also, what kind of Ford is that on the far left?
     
  10. May 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM
    #10
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
    Those same wheels are on the Land Cruiser Prados in the photo. That ugly ford is a Ranger they designed specially for Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
  11. May 19, 2012 at 7:26 AM
    #11
    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56797
    Messages:
    8,997
    Gender:
    Female
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2010 Barcelona AC 4x4 4.0 6spd
    You mean we have Hiluxes???












    *sigh*
     
  12. May 19, 2012 at 7:40 AM
    #12
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
    That is a good thing because no one knows what a Tacoma is out side of North America but everywhere else in the world people know what a is Hilux, including the Taliban lol
     
  13. May 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM
    #13
    Bajatacoma

    Bajatacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Member:
    #47503
    Messages:
    484
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD SR5
    The standard Tacoma is not a rebadged HiLux or vice versa- they are different trucks. In addition to the different body panels and interior, the engine and running gear is different, the bed is steel not plastic, the frame is fully boxed and the suspension is heavier duty. I can't access my photobucket account where I am or I'd post some pictures of HiLuxes from overseas but you can find plenty of pictures on-line that show the differences.

    Tacomas are or were being bought and prepped in the States for combat use then sent over to Afghanistan so it wouldn't surprise me if those in the picture are rebadged as HiLuxes. I almost bought some HiLux badges when I was last in Malaysia but decided against it.

    Incidentally, you can buy Tacomas in Colombia; I don't know if they're available in any other Central or South American countries though.

    ETA- those two silver Land Cruisers on the left are armored. If you zoom in you can see the plating through the back window.

    The Ford Ranger isn't a special edition as far as I know, that's the overseas version (although there were some police packages with winch bumpers, winches, strobes, etc.); I've seen them in the Middle East and and Asia. Headache rack, external bed tie-downs and a gutless four banger diesel in most of them.
     
  14. May 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM
    #14
    kfgk14

    kfgk14 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Member:
    #70457
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Killian
    New Hampshire
    Rebuilt and re-badged Tacos, appear lifted, and are those the experimental no-inflation, no-damage-in-an-IED-strike military tires?

    Maybe foreshadowing diesel engines for Taco's everywhere :eek:

    Or maybe we're all just dreaming. Definitely re-badged Taco's though.
     
  15. May 19, 2012 at 9:16 AM
    #15
    BlueT

    BlueT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Member:
    #15341
    Messages:
    5,645
    Gender:
    Male
    NorthEast
    Vehicle:
    07 Dbl Cab LB with LSD
    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    Thats just great. Now not only we have to worry about stolen tailgates and cats but also about taliban blowing us up. :rolleyes:

    Those are definitely Tacomas body shape is a giveaway.
     
  16. May 19, 2012 at 9:18 AM
    #16
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    I wonder whats in the cooler :D
     
  17. May 19, 2012 at 9:25 AM
    #17
    BlueT

    BlueT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Member:
    #15341
    Messages:
    5,645
    Gender:
    Male
    NorthEast
    Vehicle:
    07 Dbl Cab LB with LSD
    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    Spare parts for Ford :D
     
  18. May 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM
    #18
    TheGreekIndian

    TheGreekIndian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Member:
    #55641
    Messages:
    115
    Gender:
    Male
    We have Hiluxs and 1st and 2nd gen Tacos running all over the place in Kandahar Afganistan. Even lifted all blacked out 1st gens!
     
  19. May 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    #19
    Bendernut

    Bendernut Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Member:
    #63601
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Bend, OR
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD 6MT
  20. May 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    #20
    =JSG=

    =JSG= [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Member:
    #41475
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 DC TRD OR 4x4 SB
    Morimoto 2 Stroke H11 lows
    The Generals were in the armoured Land Cruisers everyone else was in a Prado or Tacoma :)
     
To Top