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Few 2012 access cab, TRDs, manual trans in the SW

Discussion in 'South West' started by shackley, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    shackley

    shackley [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2013 TX Baja TRD Access cab, 6spd, 4X4, White
    Build (apologies to Sean): 2013 TRD T/X Baja, ACC, 6 spd, SuperWhite II Exterior/Performance TX Baja Series Badging (small sticker--no large “Baja”), Red TRD badge on tailgate Hitch cap TRD Cat-back exhaust BP Fabricating steel front skid plate TRD Gun Metal Gray Beadlock Style Wheels BFG A/T 265/70/16 Tacoma Bed Mat Aluminess flat bumper with PIAA 520 SMR fog lights Demello rock crusher bolt-on sliders Interior/Performance Toyota HD All-weather Flooring throughout cab...entirely weatherproof. No carpeting Stock leather shift knob Suspension Front 3” TRD Eibach racing coils 60mm HD Bilstein (TRD custom valved in San Antonio) front shocks. Similar to 9100/9300s w/ bumpstop Modified bumpstops by TRD in San Antonio Dual tube 50mm Bilstein in rear (TRD custom valved by TRD in San Antonio) Tuned 3 leaf + overload
    I'm trying to upgrade to a new 2012 access cab, TRD, V-6, manual tran. in Albuquerque, but San Antonio seems to be producing mostly auto. Double Cabs. Maybe the profit margin is better, and/or no one is interested in manual trans. anymore. In 2009 when I got my 2.4L Tacoma SR5 (I want a V-6 TRD now), there were many manual trans. Tacomas. Anyone know what's happening marketing wise?

    Steve
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    pigger

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    At our last meet, 3 trucks out of 9 total had manual transmissions, and 2 of those were 1st-gen. I imagine that it will be harder and harder to find manuals anymore.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    shackley

    shackley [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2013 TX Baja TRD Access cab, 6spd, 4X4, White
    Build (apologies to Sean): 2013 TRD T/X Baja, ACC, 6 spd, SuperWhite II Exterior/Performance TX Baja Series Badging (small sticker--no large “Baja”), Red TRD badge on tailgate Hitch cap TRD Cat-back exhaust BP Fabricating steel front skid plate TRD Gun Metal Gray Beadlock Style Wheels BFG A/T 265/70/16 Tacoma Bed Mat Aluminess flat bumper with PIAA 520 SMR fog lights Demello rock crusher bolt-on sliders Interior/Performance Toyota HD All-weather Flooring throughout cab...entirely weatherproof. No carpeting Stock leather shift knob Suspension Front 3” TRD Eibach racing coils 60mm HD Bilstein (TRD custom valved in San Antonio) front shocks. Similar to 9100/9300s w/ bumpstop Modified bumpstops by TRD in San Antonio Dual tube 50mm Bilstein in rear (TRD custom valved by TRD in San Antonio) Tuned 3 leaf + overload
    I found a 2012 Spruce Mica TRD Off-road at Beaver Toyota in Santa Fe. No more 4 cyl. Tacoma for me. They gave me a good deal on my 2009 SR5 4 cyl. with 51,000 mi.

    Steve S
     
  4. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    Sounds good, Steve. I wish I had a V6.

    Hey; thanks for your service to our country, Steve. You must be older than me, and I'm 53. :D The young guys on the NM BS forum are a pretty good bunch, though, I gotta say. :cool:
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    shackley

    shackley [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2013 TX Baja TRD Access cab, 6spd, 4X4, White
    Build (apologies to Sean): 2013 TRD T/X Baja, ACC, 6 spd, SuperWhite II Exterior/Performance TX Baja Series Badging (small sticker--no large “Baja”), Red TRD badge on tailgate Hitch cap TRD Cat-back exhaust BP Fabricating steel front skid plate TRD Gun Metal Gray Beadlock Style Wheels BFG A/T 265/70/16 Tacoma Bed Mat Aluminess flat bumper with PIAA 520 SMR fog lights Demello rock crusher bolt-on sliders Interior/Performance Toyota HD All-weather Flooring throughout cab...entirely weatherproof. No carpeting Stock leather shift knob Suspension Front 3” TRD Eibach racing coils 60mm HD Bilstein (TRD custom valved in San Antonio) front shocks. Similar to 9100/9300s w/ bumpstop Modified bumpstops by TRD in San Antonio Dual tube 50mm Bilstein in rear (TRD custom valved by TRD in San Antonio) Tuned 3 leaf + overload
    You're welcome. Drafted in 1968, stayed in 6 years, plus two reserve, made WO1. Used the GI Bill, got my Ph.D. in 1989, and taught at Berkeley for 21 years. I was the faculty adviser to the campus Vet group. A good bunch of young guys out of Iraq and Afghanistan using their GI Bill.

    Now "retired" in New Mexico.

    Steve
     
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