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Coming from an evolution

Discussion in 'New Members' started by it's in coma, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Apr 18, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    it's in coma

    it's in coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hello everybody. i am a former owner of an evo 8 and i decided to come to the side of the off road. first of all i have never owned a truck but i have always had a thing for tacomas. hopefully this weekend i will get one. looking forward on learning all about these trucks. first question: What should i be looking at when buying one of these trucks? thanks in advance.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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    gdawg25

    gdawg25 Zoom-Zoom

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    Welcome to TW! I hope you get a Tacoma this weekend too.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    what a coincidence. i just sold my evo 9 mr se not too long ago. i am about to buy a tacoma but so far i cant find the one i want around here.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    Flycatcher

    Flycatcher Master of the Universe

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    Decide up front if you want LSD or open diff. The TRD packages come with one or the other.

    If you buy new you shouldn't have any problems, but if you buy used, check to see if it has had the TSB (technical service bulletin) work done. Get familiar with those. There is a sticky thread dedicated to them. If you buy used, it may be out of warranty and you probably won't be able to get any TSB work done.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2008 at 1:04 PM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    technically he needs to decide between lsd or an open diff with an electronic locker
     
  6. Apr 19, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Blinker fluid... definitely synthetic blinker fluid ! :D
     
  7. Apr 19, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    Welcome to TacomaWorld!
     
  8. Apr 19, 2008 at 10:46 PM
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    it's in coma

    it's in coma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks to everyone for the relies. on the tsb, if the seller does not know about it, how can i tell if that service has been done or not. regardless, i am looking for a new, or something with mid to low 20k. thanks.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    4 leaf springs under the rear axle... means its good....... 3 means it hasnt had it done....
     
  10. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome to TW :D
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    welcome to an ancient thread :rolleyes:
     
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