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Got My Taco Today!! Initial Findings...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeDeason, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    MikeDeason

    MikeDeason [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE THIS FUC%^* TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I got the 09 TRD DC LB in my favorite truck color WHITE!

    Started the mods by removing the bug deflector and tossing the rear head restraints....Those rear head restraints block the view and are just plain dangerous.

    Couple impressions after 3 hrs of ownership....

    • Sound system is actually pretty damm good
    • Steering Wheel audio controls are in the EXACT PERFECT POSITION.
    • Love the way the back seats fold for a FLAT rear area...Taco owners are spoiled...on my past Crew model trucks...Titan, F-150 this was not the case.
    • Very surprised the headlights are not auto...this was standard even on my 05 Silverad0 work truck
    • There isn't a hydraulic type lift for the hood. I didn't even know they made the bar type holders for any trucks or cars anymore.
    More tomorrow with pics.

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT....Oh Yea...I Love it!
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    redline hood struts would fix the last bullet point. Enjoy your tacoma.. and avoid tacomaworld.. unless your wallet is deep ;)
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    MikeDeason

    MikeDeason [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Believe me dude...I learned the hard way on mods....I put almost 30k into my Titan...Susp Lift rolling on 37's and I got SOAKED on the resale.

    Plus the thing was just not as functional lifted and fuel economy sucked.

    Keeping this baby's suspension the way GOD and Yota designed it....may add some Teflon alloys and a set of more aggressive 32's and upgrade the sound and put in a sunroof and in dash nav but that's it......

    I HOPE!
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    you really think you'll keep your suspension the way toyota designed it?! Ha! I'll take that bet ;)
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    Congrats on the new truck!! :D
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Congrats and welcome to TW!!! :wave:
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    One of the selling points for me on the tacoma was its factory height, i thought to myself "there's no need to lift it, it looks good already", 2hours on the forum my first day of membership and my mind was changed. Already got the 5100's just waiting on a local wrench met to get some help on install
     
  8. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    Gallo

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    jejeje....it´s just the beginning...... :eek:
     
  9. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    congrats....................don't forget to check out the mods section.................
     
  10. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    MikeDeason

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    Hood Struts are a must!

    Who the hell else uses bars anymore????? KIA????
     
  11. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    hey not even kia uses prop sticks. we have a 2006 sorento with hood struts :D
     
  12. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Congrats on your new rig ,

    PS you can PM Toytec Lifts for a discount on a lift when you change your mind tomorrow ,

    LOL , welcome aboard ,:D

    OZ
     
  13. Mar 26, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    Congrats. As was said, it's VERY, VERY hard to resist modification. I've successfully done so for a little over two years of ownership (aside from 265/75s and my Bestop). I'm getting the bug to put a full OME kit on though:eek:.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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    jandrews

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    I'll just say: This ain't no fuckin' Nissan. Wait til you see some of the suspension options for these trucks...
     
  15. Mar 26, 2010 at 4:33 AM
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    Soon....
    There are plently of mods on here besides suspension stuff. That's what I'm doing.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    Bu11etWhisperer

    Bu11etWhisperer My Taco is Blue!!!

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    I have been a member since March 14th and somehow I have justified spending $1000.00 already :eek:, that's just accessories, not the good sh!t like a nice lift....Good Luck

    I bet you don't love your truck as much as I love mine.....:D
     
  17. Mar 26, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    Bu11etWhisperer

    Bu11etWhisperer My Taco is Blue!!!

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    My lights don't shut off until I open the door :rolleyes: ...Very cool touch I think...
     
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    how did you get a fold flat rear seat setup on the 09?
     
  19. Mar 26, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    i thought i was the last stand against lifting my truck. visited this website, took my truck wheeling (rubbed fenders), visited this website..visited a local mod day.now i am lifted and researching UCA's. WTF? who the fuck set up the ambush?

    congrats on the new rig. if you lifted your nissan, you will feel the "itch" for the tacoma. 3" is cake.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    X2

    And welcome to TW:D[/quote]


    Welcome to the site, o and he is right about the wallet^
     
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