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Discussion in 'New Members' started by ScissorMeTimbers, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. ScissorMeTimbers

    ScissorMeTimbers [OP] Crème fraîche.

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    Took awhile.

    Bought a 2004 Nissan Titan a 4 years ago and traded in for a 07 Infiniti G35x (hoping for better mpg - Titan got 9mpg in the winter) only to realize after owning a truck you can't be happy driving a sedan. Felt like it took forever to pay that down before I could trade it in for my 08 Tacoma w/ TRD Off-Road. It has 80k miles but i'm not too worried about it, I plan to drive this truck till it dies. I loved modding my Titan but I don't plan to do too much in regards to the Tacoma.

    near fututue mods (performance/exterior) -

    1. AFE Pro-Dry Filter
    2. Sockmonkey TRD Hawaii decal
    3. Custom exhaust from local nebraska shop (custom exhaust on my titan for $320)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvAjNiCK5jo <-- exhaust vid
    4. Plastidip my emblems
    5. Window tint
     
  2. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  3. pra4sno

    pra4sno Goof Ball

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    Welcome!!!
     
  4. dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    Welcome and congrats!!
     
  5. ScissorMeTimbers

    ScissorMeTimbers [OP] Crème fraîche.

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    Okay so all the financing is done. With a 4 year/40k warranty and GAP insurance I got the truck for $23240. I'm very happy with it, feels so good to be back in a truck. Here are some pictures, is this the stock height on Tacomas? I love how high it sits for a mid-size truck - [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    Welcome! The front definitely looks leveled
     
  7. pra4sno

    pra4sno Goof Ball

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    Yeah, that looks leveled. Take some front suspension pics and post them!
     
  8. pra4sno

    pra4sno Goof Ball

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    Oh, Sorry - and Welcome!
     
  9. rrh_2

    rrh_2 Well-Known Member

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    6" pro comp stage one lift ome 885's, 5100's,bhlm, billet grille, lights behind grille, k&n cai , tinted Led tails, tinted 3rd brake light, Lotek a pillar, color matched grille mirrors and door handles, trd seat covers, blacked out windows, color matched engine cover, in-dash flip out screen 2 10'' kicker subs
    Looks good.. Post pics of suspension and we will let u know.. Looks like it has a lol lift on it
     
  10. ScissorMeTimbers

    ScissorMeTimbers [OP] Crème fraîche.

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    Passenger's side -

    [​IMG]

    Driver's side -

    [​IMG]
     
  11. rrh_2

    rrh_2 Well-Known Member

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    Yea it's got a spacer lift
     
  12. VolcomTacoma2011

    VolcomTacoma2011 Well-Known Member

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    Stock-trading in soon
    ahhh! Get rid of those asap! :D
     
  13. ScissorMeTimbers

    ScissorMeTimbers [OP] Crème fraîche.

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    Why? Are spacer lifts bad?
     
  14. TexAggie

    TexAggie Well-Known Member

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    X2 and welcome. Might want to check out 5100s instead.
     
  15. VolcomTacoma2011

    VolcomTacoma2011 Well-Known Member

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    Meh...they're fine for mall crawlers I suppose, or if you strictly want lift and nothing else. I wouldn't go offroading with them...but thats just my opinion.
     
  16. TexAggie

    TexAggie Well-Known Member

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    Makes you ride quality much worse.
     
  17. rrh_2

    rrh_2 Well-Known Member

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    I had spacers on my truck at first and I never had any problems with them... I'm sure most people would say the same
     
  18. ScissorMeTimbers

    ScissorMeTimbers [OP] Crème fraîche.

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    I'll look into upgrading to a better lift/suspension...might have to wait till after a deployment so I have the extra cash. No good off-roading spots in Eastern Nebraska anyway, I appreciate all the help and info!
     
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