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GOt me a 2008 4x4 TRD Off Road->Wierd Story...Pics

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ocean's, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    Ocean's

    Ocean's [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I've been lookin around here asking questions about towing but am happy to say that I picked up my:

    Radiant Red/FL13
    Port: BC RAilhead
    FE 50 state emission
    DZ am/fm/cd 6 spkr 6 disk
    OC TRD Offroad
    CF Mats and Door Sill

    I found that in all the excitement there is no VSC. Was wondering if that all so important?

    The wierd Story is that this is a 2008 and it only had 28 miles on it. The Dealer said that a Salesperson in 2008 wrote an offer on it and then days later the offer fell thru and the Salesperson didn't re-enter the car into inventory and left it out back where it wasn't, "Out on the line." So, they put it out and I bought it...

    Not sure but it might be one of those Whopper stories...

    Anyway, as I was looking under the car, i saw that the rear differential was leaking from the lower Bolt. My SA had them install fluid and tighten bolt. I climbed under there and dried everything off really well and i'll check it again after some driving.

    Thanks to all the folks who helped me when making my decision. I'm glad I found this site or i might have bought a Ridgeline...:rolleyes:

    Here are some 4:30am pics...lol

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    What's the square hole for?
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  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Metallikatz3

    Metallikatz3 Well-Known Member

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    Nice find man! Congrats!!
     
  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    If the vehicle actually sat THAT long without being driven is never good:(. Seals dry up and will leak. I could be very concerned about gaskets and seals. Watch for leaks for awhile.

    I have an '06 Rad Red DC TRD Sport. The Rad Red definately turns heads!!
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    Capita

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    Great truck. Love that color!
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    NetMonkey

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    whats all that discoloration on the hood?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I think its Ice....or frost....
     
  7. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    SSrUs

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    Looks like condensation.....cold and damp.

    Congrats on the new truck....looks good!
     
  8. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I'm sure that is what happens in the Bay Area at 4:30 in the morning.

    Good score. It looks pristine. I guess it's possible for a vehicle to be go unaccounted for but it's kind of surprising in this economy that the funds wouldn't be accounted for.

    Have fun with your new toy.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Sure is. Welcome to cold.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    solus

    solus HOME!!!

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    radiant red rulz!
     
  11. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Cold sucks.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Robtrd

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    Nice truck! Black it out red trucks look good with black:)
     
  13. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    nice truck good find
     
  14. Oct 24, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    Congrats. Now go get the leaf spring tsb for your hauling your boat. Square hole is for storage I guess. I don't use mine becuase it's covered up by my bedbox.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    mr2crazed

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    Congrats on your new truck !!!

    I've heard the square holes in the bed is how the bed is dropped into the truck at the factory.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Sorry man but that story is bull!!!!!!!!!!!!! Something smells really fishy there. In any case, nice truck and congrats!
     
  17. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    JKD

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    What square hole? The one with the open storage bin?
     
  18. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Ocean's

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! The Taco is really a nice truck to drive. I tet drove Frontier, Silverado, Ridgeline and the Toyota felt the tightest, strongest, and most refined.

    You saw my first post, and unfortunately I don't have the JBL system. I hope to do some sort of touch screen, Nav, and DVD. I see you guys have a audio section here so that will help out a lot!

    I'll get some more pics up, but I did take one of the leaf springs. Was wondering if the letters menat anything?
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  19. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Ocean's

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    i was thinking the same thing but it only had 28 miiles on the odometer. Under the truck it's all nice and black??

    is there any locations that i should take pics of?


    Is that a Bed Rug your talking about? Have a pic?


    Yes
     
  20. Oct 25, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    Nope, UWS LoPro box. It's a bedbox. If you haven't had a truck before I recommend one, You'll find it infinitly useful. It's like a trunk, you don't have to worry about the stuff getting wet or stolen. I carry tools, tow straps and stuff for my biz.

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