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Google cost me money!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lightfire, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    lightfire

    lightfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I am thinking on getting a new Toyota truck. So I google "tacoma forums" and find this site called Tacomaworld. Listening to the people who post here has cost me:

    1 TRD OR Tacoma Truck $28K
    I would have probably been fine with a regular sr5 but NOOO, the TRD OR is SOO Bad!

    1 Topper - $1450
    Gotta have one after seeing the ones on this forum - all due to search engine.

    1 set of Wet Okole seat covers, $200 something.
    Never owned seat covers in my life. But after seeing those posted on this website - gotta have em!

    Duratrac tires; swapped out factory tires $550.
    Well, OK, as much as I would like to blame the search engine I would have done this anyway.

    1 Bed Mat $50
    Gotta have it after seeing the ones posted on this website.

    Well, done!

    But wait - I NEED better shocks. I NEED an aftermarket stereo... Those posted sure look good...
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    LEBM

    LEBM Thread Killer

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    Well don't worry, we're all prgressively being rounded up and locked up for our crimes! :D
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

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    thats to funny.good for u and congrats on ALL the new toys.this site is costly for sure.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    yotarob2005

    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    join the club, there are thousands of us in that boat, I am just waiting for my wife to kill me in my sleep, all thanks to Tacoma World.com.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    5100's all on fours

    :worthless:

    :cool:
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

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    OP .. I feel you pain. I've spent over $2000 on my 5 month old truck. Most I had ever spent in the past was $200 for a new stereo!!

    Damn you Google!!! Do I smell a class action lawsuit??? :mad::mad:
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    z33tec

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    Congrats!

    Quick question, where did you find a bed mat for $50? I like the official Tacoma one but I think it's like $150-$200.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    pataco

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    x2.try to keep all the weapons locked up.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    lightfire

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    :):):):eek:
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    lightfire

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    summitracing.com dee zee brand
     
  11. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    There is a 12 step program but nobody has completed it. Everyone seems to backslide. :D
     
  12. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Toyota all weather floor mats. Mag light that clunks around in the jack compartment. Dog hair. Dog drool on the windows.
    I'm just glad my house needs more money than my truck does. I've sat here and almost pulled the trigger on after market head units. Tannue covers. but decided I needed a new door, Or another room gutted in the house., or new electrical panels. so on so forth......
     
  13. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Yeah, crack cocaine may be a better and cheaper hobby! :)
     
  14. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    You only have to worry if she starts asking if the life insurance payments are up to date and hinting you should up the policy amount... :D
     
  15. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    That's because no one is in denial, can't get past the acceptance stage.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Toymaker

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    Just follow the 12 step program

    Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our off roading - that our lives had become unmanageable
    Step 2 - Came to believe that a Tacoma greater than ours must not exist
    Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our checkbooks and our credit cards over to the care of the Toyota gods
    Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless inventory of our spare parts bins
    Step 5 - Admitted to our to ourselves and to our wives, girlfriends, etc. being the exact nature of our wrongs
    Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have the aftermarket remove all these defects of our trucks
    Step 7 - Humbly asked Bilstien to remove our short travel suspensions
    Step 8 - Made a list of all trails we had visited, and became willing to make it back to them again
    Step 9 - Made it directly to such trails whenever possible, except when to do so would interfere with scheduled modifications
    Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we screwed up a modification promptly admitted it and pulled the truck apart again
    Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our off road driving skills as we understood Moab, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to do some serious rockcrawling
    Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to other Tacoma addicts, and to practice these principles wherever there's mud, rocks and snow
     
  17. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    AWD Ninja

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    ^LMAO !!!
    however I don't even own a tacoma yet and I build a parts list with prices or eveything i want....it ends up looking alot like all.on.black's ride (cause its BA)
     
  18. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    tuckr2

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    Well then, it's a good thing you didn't go looking for a new girl friend or wife. Think how much that would have cost.

    1) Dinner and Date
    2) Flowers and Candy
    3) gettin serous now- jewelry
    4) gettin lucky now- air fare, hotel, dinner, condoms?
    5) uh-oh forgot the condom.. sweet little lady sits you down for a chat.
    6) engagement ring, wedding ring, oversized wedding dress (still the condom issue.
    7) new house
    8) new car (mini van for the sumpthin in the oven)
    9) dog- cause you gotta have someone to blame for your mistakes. Besides he'll still love ya when this is all done.

    Well, you see where this is going. Google is cheap. You think with the right head and make good decisions. Oh, by the way. You might want to look for some mats. Try CL this time..
    Ken;)
     
  19. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

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    lol.u got a great point there.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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