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Goodbye Ranger hello Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by 49erfaithful, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    49erfaithful

    49erfaithful [OP] Member

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    Wow it feels so so so good to be back in a Tacoma!! I've owned two 1st generation Tacoma's and the past 4 years I had to drive a 2007 Ford Ranger but after owning this 2008 Tacoma for a week now I'm still in awe of what a wonderful truck it is. I'm still at that stage where I want to drive even if there's nowhere to go, just drive :) The fuel gauge still hasn't gone down from my 1st fill up I can't believe it, in my Ranger it would already be at 3/4 of a tank. This truck is like driving a car or better yet like driving my wifes 4-Runner it's so so smooth to drive. Anyways I'm super stoked right now I could go on and on and on...

    I put a tow hitch on over the weekend as I've done on my two previous Tacomas, but I can't think of anything else that it needs other than a new stereo (with an ipod connection and mp3 cap) but that's it. Well I guess I will get some ideas here as I did when I was on the Ranger forum.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    You will dump money into it if you read all the mods on here!
     
  3. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

    98_Mud_bug 98_mud_bug

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    welcome and congrats on the new truck
     
  4. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Welcome to the forum. You'll find lots of ideas for mods on this forum...
     
  5. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    ppham444

    ppham444 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome my friend, and happy modding!
     
  6. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    scottri

    scottri Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  7. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    TAKoma907

    TAKoma907 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  8. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    gooberpeas

    gooberpeas Active Member

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    I had driven Rangers since 1986....Ford jerked me around with that piece of junk 2008 Explorer that I bought, so I dumped it and and bought a 4Runner....it was such a great vehicle I replaced my Ranger with a Tacoma......

    should have done it years ago!

    my Tacoma gets a good 5 - 6 mpg better than the Ranger...and more power too (not to mention a lot more room)
     
  9. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    zeeya2000

    zeeya2000 Cajun Taceaux

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    FORD sucks!
     
  10. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    zeeya2000

    zeeya2000 Cajun Taceaux

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    except for a very small select few....
     
  11. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    chopper

    chopper ky taco

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    I got rid of a ranger for my tacoma! Man that truck was junk.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Nice to have ya! To bad your a 49s fan :p

    Welcome aboard :wave:
     
  13. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, TRD 1st gen CAI.
    congrats and welcome! now throw some pics up of your new baby! :D
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    Welcome to TW.

    If mods are what youre looking for then you come to the right place....be prepared to dump money lol
     
  15. Sep 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    49erfaithful

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys, here's some pic's enjoy :)

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  16. Sep 6, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Welcome aboard from Central Oregon!:)
     
  17. Sep 6, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    nice man welcome back to the toyota family.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    1TUFFTRD

    1TUFFTRD WTF

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    nice upgrade!!
     
  19. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    printman2000

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    I traded my 99 Ranger last month for my first Tacoma. I really liked the Ranger and after owning it for 11 years did not have ANY major problems. I just needed more room for the family. Had they made a four door Ranger I would have gone that route.

    However, the Tacoma really rocks and I am glad I made the purchase.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Welcome and congrats on the upgrade! I thought I was all finished doing stuff to my Tacoma til I came on here... So many new good ideas
     
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