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First time Toyota owner, and I love Tacos!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by OldSkoolGP, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 16, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    OldSkoolGP

    OldSkoolGP [OP] Member

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    HIDs, rear air bags, K&N air intake, FlowMaster muffler
    Hi everyone!

    I've been a life long sports and European car guy. Only owned one truck previously in my life, a 2000 Silverado for three years. I've always loved my Pontiacs. I had a Grand Prix that I souped up, currently own a 2006 GTO that I've had for 9 years. And up until two weeks ago my daily driver was a twin turbo Audi A6 Quattro with manual transmission.

    I really needed a truck for work, but living in Phoenix I didn't want a full size truck. I hate Rangers, Colorados are hard to find in the right spec, forget the Dakota. So I have been looking at Tacomas. There are a ton of 95-04 available around here with over 200K. I tested drove a couple and like them. I wasn't afraid of the miles at all because I know Toyotas live forever. But none of them had everything I wanted. Either they were automatic or things were broken or missing, or they didn't have options I wanted. But that all changed two Fridays back.

    I found a white 2009 Tacoma Prerunner TRD Off Road with the 1GR-FE and a 6 speed. I loved it before I drove it. Then I took it for a spin. Two hours later I owned it. Picked it up for $14,500 with 94K miles and some tasteful mods by the previous owner. He put HID headlights on, the installed rear air bags, a decent Pioneer touchscreen stereo, a sub with built in amp between the back seats, a set of Dick Cepek wheels, a FlowMaster muffler, and a K&N air intake.

    I drive it every day for work and absolutely love it. 4 days after I got it, work unexpectedly called me to drive up into the hills northwest of Phoenix to repair some fiber optic cable, and I got my first off road experience which was amazing. Truck handled slippery, muddy tracks with no problem at all, I didn't even need to lock the diff! I can't wait to drive it again and I'm looking forward to spending more time off road.

    In the near future I'd like to find a way to lock/unlock the tailgate with the keyless entry, turn the power inverter on while the key is in accessory, get the fog lights to turn on in parking light mode, and switch the rest of the rear bulbs to LED. I uploaded a couple photos of day in the hills. Love this truck!20180110_094211.jpg 20180110_135132.jpg 20180110_134800.jpg20180110_082717.jpg
     
  2. Jan 16, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    Traegermaster

    Traegermaster Well-Known Member

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    5100's/5160, Eibach coils, Icon leaf pack, SCS Ray10s
    Great truck! Looks in good shape, congrats!
     
  3. Jan 16, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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    irayfz6

    irayfz6 TTC #0249

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  4. Jan 16, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

    buckhuntin-tacoma Shed hunter

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    4 inch lift - complete blackout, n-fab step bars, Black Horse bull bar, 20 inch light bar, anytime fog lights, added led day running lights, Fuel wheels and Falken Wildpeak tires ,custom fit seat covers, Gatorback mud gaurds
    Nice..... Welcome to TW!!
     
  5. Jan 16, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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    JJ Customs

    JJ Customs Supreme Leader!

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    A few additions to make me feel cool.
    Welcome.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    Kabogski

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    Hi tuck Exhaust FalkenWildPeaks Blackout Badge
    :mudding:Welcome!
     
  7. Jan 16, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    tn_popo

    tn_popo OINK

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    Welcome aboard :wave:
     
  8. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:24 PM
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    Dan H

    Dan H Wife thinks I'm having an affair with my Tacoma

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    ProComp Pro Runner shocks n struts Painted engine cover Fog anytime mod Cherrybomb muffler Bestop 3/16 tailgate plate and top cap Where do I begin with all the camo
    Welcome to TW. Another Phx guy here, who never knew all the mods you can do to these trucks. You have a nice looking truck.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2018 at 3:58 AM
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    boogie3478

    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

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    All the mods
    Welcome to TW!
     
  10. Jan 17, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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    SuperBad

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    Trail damage and enough fur to make many more dogs.
    Welcome to TW!
     
  11. Jan 17, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    joeythetruckguy

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    Welcome to TW bud!!!
     

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