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Choosing between 2 Tacomas. Would appreciate advice on which to buy.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by riverballer, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    riverballer

    riverballer [OP] Member

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    Hi, this is my first post and I hope to be a Tacoma owner in the next couple days after searching, I've narrowed my choices to 2.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/3350773304.html

    This one is 4x4 with a stock TRD Off Road pkg.

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3310348206.html

    This one is immaculate and a 4x2 with TRd off road pkg. it's also lifted and has a better look because of the lift.

    I'm having a difficult time choosing because I love the look of the white lifted one but don't want to be screwed if I need the functionality of a 4x4. I've started to take interest in taking dirt trails to go shooting and have desired the thrill since then. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    Spacer lift :spy: I would go after 4x4 thats stock..do a suspension lift right without spacers.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    OZ-T

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    4x4
     
  4. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    Crom

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    4x4
     
  5. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Delmarva

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  6. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Zimaura

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    4x4 FTMFW!!!!!
    you will regret the prerunner!
     
  7. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    the.sight.picture

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  8. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    masterwacker

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    4x4 hands down no contest, just like everyone else has said
     
  9. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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  10. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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  11. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    4x4 fasho!
     
  12. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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  13. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    4x4.

    Adding an actual functional lift will only cost you about $350. The white truck looks like a spacer lift up front and has way too much bro lean.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    Like everyone says go with the 4X4!!
     
  15. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Thanks so much for the advice. 4x4 gets the unanimous vote. I'm checking it out tomorrow so hopefully Monday ill be posting pics of my new truck and starting a new thread on suspension and tires to properly lift the truck.

    Thanks again!!
     
  16. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    the 4x4 looks good.
    only thing i wish i got on mine
     
  17. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    No problem riverballer. Good decision IMO
     
  18. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Delmarva

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    You won't regret the 4x4... You may not regret the prerunner, but there's a chance you will in the future.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    4x4
     
  20. Oct 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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