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First time Toyota owner from San Diego

Discussion in 'New Members' started by TuffRuffDangerous, May 31, 2013.

  1. May 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    TuffRuffDangerous

    TuffRuffDangerous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    San Diego, CA
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    2011 TRD Off Road 4x4 DCSB
    Salex glovebox/console organizers, Philips H4 MotoVision headlight bulbs, Optilux H10 Extreme Yellow XY foglight bulbs, csjumper2003 LED domelight & license plate bulbs
    Hello TW,

    I just recently bought a 2011 TRD Off Road 4x4 double cab Tacoma on 4/28/13 from Penske Toyota Scion of Rancho Santa Margarita. I'm originally a Honda guy and this is my first Toyota.

    I first noticed the 2nd generation Tacomas when my cousin got a 06 TRD Sport DCLB back in March 2006. I was surprised at how much bigger it was compared to the previous generation. There were a few times where I had to drive it and I liked how the cockpit was laid out. I also liked the exterior styling. Since then, I've had one friend and two family members buy Tacomas (2008 TRD Sport and 2010 TRD Sports, respectively). I guess you can say I've slowly fell in love with Tacomas.

    I've been lurking here for awhile trying to educate myself before making that final purchase. I was also considering a 2009-2011 Dodge Charger Police version or a 2011 Subaru WRX but ultimately settled on a Tacoma since it would retain its value compared to the other two cars.

    Here's my truck the day that I bought it.
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    So far I've gotten Salex glovebox/console organizers, Nokya Hyper Yellow foglight bulbs and Philips Night Guide headlight bulbs. I do miss the 35+mpg of my Hondas.

    Here are my other cars. L-R: 1994 Civic EX, 1996 Integra GS-R, 1994 Civic Si.
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    I'm gonna sell the Civics so that I can focus more on the Tacoma.

    I have a lot to learn about Tacomas but the forum here has been very informative. Thanks to everyone here and to those responsible for this site!
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  2. May 31, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Gardnerville, Nevada
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    No Truck
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Welcome to TW from Lakeside.. good move on selling the hondas for MOD money..
     
  3. May 31, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    TuffRuffDangerous

    TuffRuffDangerous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2011 TRD Off Road 4x4 DCSB
    Salex glovebox/console organizers, Philips H4 MotoVision headlight bulbs, Optilux H10 Extreme Yellow XY foglight bulbs, csjumper2003 LED domelight & license plate bulbs
    That was what I planned before getting the truck. Though it probably would've been better if I sold them first before getting the truck.:smack:
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 at 4:59 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Houston Tx.
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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Nice truck! :thumbsup: Welcome aboard!
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

    Tactical Tacoma Well-Known Member

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    McKinney, TX
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    '12 MGM DCSB Sport 4WD
    ARB air compressor, ARB rear air locker, sPOD switch panel in sunglass holder, OME Front & rear shocks, 885x coils, Dakar leaf springs, Icon tubular UCA's, Flowmaster 40 Series Exhaust, aFe Pro Dry, TRD Sport wheels powder coated anthracite, FJ TRD center caps, Thule roof rack, 886 fog lights for reverse light mod, CSjumper LED DTRL's, Nokya Yellow fogs, plastidipped lower valence, Weathertechs, Wet Okoles. And MANY MORE MODS, READ BUILD!
    Welcome to TW, the best site ever!!!
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    Anteupp

    Anteupp Mega Member

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    San Diego
    Total Chaos Long Travel 4x4, Fox Coilovers, DMZ spring under, 16" king tripple bypasses, Garage built bedcage/bumper, full cage coming soon...
    :wave: from chula vista, damn I coulda bought and used one of your Hondas as a daily driver!
     
  7. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    BigOly

    BigOly Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW :wave: and yes, that's a smart plan since TW will begin sucking your wallet dry so fast you won't even know it's happening. :D
     
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