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First Time Taco Owner From MD

Discussion in 'New Members' started by cintocrunch, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    cintocrunch

    cintocrunch [OP] Special Substitute Guest Member

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    So as the title states this is my first time owning any Toyota. So far I am having a great time driving it. Read on for my car history and more info about my Tacoma...

    1. 1996 Honda Accord LX 4 cylinder. It was my first car and I loved it. I would still have it had it not been stolen from me. It was a 4 speed auto and slow as piss, but a really great balance of comfort and sport, not to mention absolutely bulletproof reliability.

    Mods:
    -Factory style fog lights
    -Front and rear strut tower bars
    -Ebay SRI
    -Terrible ghetto wheels that I got cheap

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    2. 1999 Mercedes ML320. My grandfather put 200,000 miles on it by the time I got it. The transfer case was blown and the dealer wanted $5000 to fix it so I took it and sourced the part from a junkyard and installed it with my father. Still rode like a tank.

    Mods:
    -Chrome grill strips
    -2002+ Projector headlights

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    3. 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE. It had the VG33 V6, not powerful but indestructible. It was nice but the interior seemed a little dated compared to other cars of that year.

    Mods:
    -Grill guard with KC Daylighters
    -WeaponR SRI
    -Ravens spare tire cover
    -Factory roof rack
    -2" suspension lift with 1" strut spacer to level it out
    -Xterra S/C wheels
    -Clear front turn signal lens
    -Mile Marker manual locking hubs

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    4. 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE. I truly loved this one. It was the longest lasting. The interior was nicer than most modern interior. It had the VQ35DE motor pumping out 250hp with the 5 speed manual. It had tons of power and torque. I regret trading this in every day.

    Mods:
    -Black headlights
    -Tinted front windows
    -2" suspension lift and 1" strut spacer taken off of the '97.
    -Xterra S/C wheels
    -Front skid plate
    -Missing link subframe connecter
    -K&N SRI
    -Rebuilt LSD...essentially built to be a locker it was so tight
    -Warn manual locking hubs

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    5. 2011 Civic Si Sedan. I bought this car because I became emotionally attached to the drivetrain. The engine and transmission are second to none. The K20 screams up to 8,600 rpms and loves being there. The transmission felt like an extension of my body. Unfortunately my 35 mile each way commute brought me back to reality and made me loathe the car.

    Mods:
    -Stock mud flaps
    -Red front and rear honda emblems
    -Strut King stainless steel dead pedal
    -K&N SRI
    -Mini Bi-xenon retrofitted headlights (best mod I've ever done to a car)
    -3000k HID fog light kit
    -License plate flip
    -Tinted windows
    -Debadge Civic badge on trunk
    -Hondata Flashpro tuner (one of the best mods I've ever done to a car)

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    6. 1969 Camaro SS. 350 Edelbrock crate motor. All stock style suspension. Aluminum radiator with electric fan. 4 speed manual. Enough said.

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    7. 2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Sport. I drove the Frontier Pro-4X as well and the Tacoma felt so much more solid. 6 speed manual, magnetic grey metallic. I am really enjoying being in a 4WD again. This thing rides amazing for its capability.

    Plans:
    -ARB type bumper
    -Sliders
    -TRD exhaust/intake
    -Headers
    -TRD short shift kit
    -Hard tonneau cover
    -Some sort of TRD wheel (either beadlock style or the FJ anthracite wheels)
    -Probably just a front leveling kit, idk about a lift yet
    -Tint front windows
    -Other stuff as it comes up

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  2. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    The camaro and taco look sweet, congrats on the new ride
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW, What part of Maryland are you in?
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    cintocrunch

    cintocrunch [OP] Special Substitute Guest Member

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    HarCo, just outside of Bel Air...How about yourself?

    Also, what's the deal with manual locking hubs for these? Is it possible or what? I searched and found a bunch of crap about 1st gens, nothing about 2nd gens...
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Calvert southern Maryland, no manual hubs on the 2nd gens all electronic
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    cintocrunch

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    That blows, that was an easy 1-2mps on my Pathfinders...I was down your way not long ago to swap the retrofitted headlights from my Civic with some stockies...
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Superx2

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    very nice intro! welcome!!
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    littledvl

    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Welcome from PG county :cool:
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    cintocrunch

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    PG county...that's where my Accord disappeared...I just graduated from UMD in May...
     
  10. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    littledvl

    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Dosnt surprise me.. Iv lived here all my life, if I didnt grow up here I for damn sure wouldnt move here, im right under andrews afb.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    John BIG

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    Welcome from FL
     
  12. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    cintocrunch

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    One of my groomsmen lives in Laurel...I still make it down there every couple months...

    Wow you just made me feel useless with all of those racks on your truck...I like the black wheels on white trucks, nice look
     
  13. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Thanks..
     
  14. Dec 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  15. Jan 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    The pictures of your Tacoma look like your in my area. I am in Forest Hill right on 165 (Baldwin Mill Rd.)
     
  16. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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  17. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    Thanks...

    Yes sir...

    Thanks...
     
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