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Dilemma... Need advice from wise folks.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 05RedTaco, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    you could rent something for your trips?
    What's your ortho prognosis?
    So many with knee injuries here, everyone's is unique in its own way. Hope the best in your recovery. :)
     
  2. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Yeah I can always swap cars with my dad, he has all wheel drive Kia Sorento.

    Besides. The 5lug truck is actually an awesome platform to turn into wheeling truck. With 33's & locker the truck will be very capable! Would be awesome to swap in bucket seats from SR5 Taco :)

    I am going to see the surgeon today. i will let you guys know what he says.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Hey Tony,
    Good luck with the surgeon.
    I've had 2 scopes on my left knee for a medial meniscus tear in the last 12 months.
    good luck

    Denis
     
  4. Jan 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    I've got knee issues too. I went to see an orthopedic surgeon 2 years ago when I was 35 and the MRI showed I basically have the knees of a 70 year old man. My right one is bone on bone on one side. Regardless he said it's not worth operating on as I can still get around just fine, I just experience pain at times and they sound terrible. Personally I wouldn't trade trucks just for this. You should recover just fine. And I doubt owing 15k on a 2WD that you will be able to trade out of it for quite a while. But I did recently go from an SR5 access cab 4x4 4cyl/5 speed to a double cab 4x4/auto with the TRD package and it's a WAY nicer truck. The truck I sold had 102k on it and I sold it for $11,900. I bought my double cab with 113k on it for $13,800. The only reason I went to a double cab was my family no longer fit in the access cab.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Surgery went well! My doctor says I should be able to walk in the next few days and drive manual by the end of next week! I am excited!
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:46 AM
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    Hey Tony,
    Great news! :)
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Great to hear it.

    Now get yourself on a glucosamine regimen. Seriously.

    You'll be glad for it when you're an old f**k like me :p
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    I am about to drive my lil' Taco home from my parents house. I am excited like a little kid...lol My knee is still swollen and sore, but I can shift :D
     
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