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Full Size to Mid Size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chomag, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Jul 12, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    Chomag

    Chomag [OP] Well-Known Member

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    San Antonio TX.
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    Hello,
    I was very curious how many of you guys have actualy gone from a full size truck, to the mid size Tacoma?

    I for one actualy went from a 2 door sport coup to the Tacoma
     
  2. Jul 13, 2008 at 12:08 AM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    Will
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    getting there....
    when i got my 06 prerunner.....i came from an 02 ford fi50, but the adjustment wasnt hard at all. now....i went from the 06 prerunner to an 04 doublecab 4x4.....a little adjustment is necessary, but its great!!
     
  3. Jul 13, 2008 at 3:20 AM
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    BTbt

    BTbt New Member

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    Went from 05 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 to 08 DoubleCab 4x4 .Took a few weeks to adjust to seating position, miss the hemi power and sound, but not the fuel bill.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2008 at 3:54 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I started with a midsize (tacoma), then went to a Dodge Ram (needed the towing capacity). After about 3 years, we weren't towing on a regular basis and didn't feel the need to keep the Ram (too big, gas consumption). So - got myself back into a tacoma again.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2008 at 5:13 AM
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    Don G

    Don G Old Goat

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    I went from a $46K Chevy Conversion Van to my TacoTRD and it seems like a sports car! !! I love my my Taco:)
     
  6. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    ricepow

    ricepow Well-Known Member

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    Vegas
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    Went from a 06 Titan to my 08 Tacoma. So far I love it.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:16 AM
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    Taco969

    Taco969 Well-Known Member

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    All I ever owner were full size trucks. Had a 92 GMC ext cab, a 01 silverado ext cab, a 04 ram quad all 4 wheel drive. when I moved to Florida from Wisconsin I bought a double cab Pre Runner and this has been my favorite truck ever!
     
  8. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:44 AM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I went from a 1993 Dodge Ramcharger to a 4 door taco, it was cool.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    kubota man

    kubota man Well-Known Member

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    In the last year i had 04 f150 xlt super cab 4x4,2006 z71 colorado 4x4 super cab,2006 dodge dakota crew cab 4x4, and now the best truck in the last year my first ever new vehicle ever 2008 tacoma trd off road 4x4 hands down the best
     
  10. Jul 13, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Front 5100's @2.5", Rear 5125's with AAL. Light Racing UCA's, Factory hood deflector, Sirius Sportster 5, TRD air filter, Weathertech's f&r, "Hello Kitty" steering wheel cover.
    '05 Avalanche Z71 to my DC Tacoma....Haven't looked back.The Chev rode beautifully but the QC really concerned me.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    das56170

    das56170 Well-Known Member

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    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    My last vehicle was a 94 blazer with 4" suspension and 3" body lift with 35" BFG MT. It had a 5.7L V8 which drank gas. After it hit 235,000 miles, I decided to get the taco. I miss the blazer, but even after lifting my taco and the much higher gas prices the taco is still cheaper to drive, so I'm very happy with the change.

    Blazer2.jpg
     
  12. Jul 13, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Came out of a '04 F-150 Lariat to a DC LB Taco. I miss the size of a full-size for sure and alot of other stuff like the luxury a highend F-150 offers but I need a truck right now that offers EXCELLENT reliabilty as I am just about done putting in my weekend house in the middle of nowhere Nevada. I don't want to break own 2 hours away from civilization...I may bump up to the Tundra in a few years.

    My "town"...closest place with a mechanic is Las Vegas, about 2 hours away.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 13, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    MikeS.

    MikeS. Well-Known Member

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    Undercover bed topper, Nerf style step bars, Python alarm, Ham radio with 250 watt amp and chrome wheel well bling.
    I went from a 66 chevy p/u to a 97 tacoma. The Tacoma was a nice step up. I now have an 08 DC LB Tacoma. Another nice step up.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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    ajviper7

    ajviper7 Well-Known Member

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    I went from a fully loaded 2004 F150 FX4 supercrew to a 2008 access cab trd off road 4x4. I loved the F150, it was a great truck with every available option from the factory, but I really didn't need that much truck. So when I decided it was time for a new truck I decided to go midsize, and I don't regret a thing. The Tacoma rides better, its faster, and I really enjoy the size of it. It has exceeded my expectations in every way.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2008 at 5:40 AM
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    hondabuster

    hondabuster Active Member

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    Tinted window,vent shades
    I went from an 03 silverado extended cab, to a reg cab taco. I miss the room...I could get 6 people in the old truck, milage wasnt too bad, but it had so many issues (dash was replaced 6 times, 8 recalls,strange noises, radio died 2 times,) and it was just about time to do a brake job, tire replacement, exhaust and battery, so it turned out to be a good time to 'upgrade' to a more reliable truck. So far Im very happy about the decision.:D
     
  16. Jul 14, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    billybobsgoat

    billybobsgoat Member of the Goat Army

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    Went from a Lifted 04 GMC Sierra to an 08 access cab Tacoma TRD off road and very happy with the switch :)
     
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