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Hello from new Tacoma owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Dacoma, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    Dacoma

    Dacoma [OP] New Member

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    Bay Area, CA
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    TRD Cat Back Exhaust
    Hey all,

    Long-winded introduction to follow.

    Just got my dream truck! It's a 2008 PreRunner TRD Sport 4x2 double cab, short bed. I think I got a pretty good deal on it. I've been wanting this truck ever since 2005. I think the 2nd generation Tacoma is the most attractive pickup ever created.

    I used to be into BMWs (the classic, used, non-rich people ones). I had a big passion for them, along with my best friend. We knew everything about them, and did all kinds of upgrades (and expensive repairs!) on our cars. I've now moved on to Toyota, and obviously, Tacomas. My interest first started with wanting the early 2000's Tundra.

    Anyway, I had the new truck for a day and found the Tacoma World Forums, and have been reading hours of old posts each day. Here I was thinking I had a pretty hot (albeit stock) truck, but a lot of the rigs on here put mine to shame :) I was hoping to get a 4x4 but it didn't happen. Still kind of bummed about it, considering the aparent popularity of "wheelin'" here. In fact, I had one of those classic car buying moments where you're all excited to pick up your new car and you see the even newer car next to the one you're getting. It was this sweet 2012 TRD Off Road with awesome black wheels and all kinds of other sweet goodies. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally happy with my purchase, but I honestly can't get that other truck out of my head!

    You guys have some really, REALLY nice trucks, and I love all the variety! Everyone has something different, it's really great fun. I thought I'd be getting out of the whole upgrading thing by purchasing this truck, but boy was I wrong. Only had it a week and a half and I've already started two projects: 1) researching how I can retrofit my '08 with the OEM backup camera (didn't know it only started in '09, darn!), and 2) adding a TRD cat back exhaust. I only have the nice people here on TW to "blame" for giving me the itch to get that cat back! Darn you guys and your (mostly) glowing reviews of it (read from older posts). It got me giddy so I had to get one. This is also my first pickup truck and you've gotta have an exhaust, right? I'd also like to get the factory OEM JBL system installed, but that won't happen for a while. Had to get a lame FM transmitter instead. Oh well, can't have it all.

    Also, I did my first self-mod right away: the hose clamp mod to deter tailgate theft. I'm not very mechanically inclined with automobiles, but even I could do that one.

    So, it seems like a nice community here. Hope to participate in some way, and I'm looking forward to lots more reading.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

    Rusty 06 4x4 NBHNC

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    West Georgia
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    welcome from GA:wave.. post some pics of your ride when you get a chance
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

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    Mike
    TX
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    09 PreRunner
    Headlight mod, sound system. MB Motor Sport Rims. Black Tails. 5100's, 885, grill craft, Fogs, N-Fab Step Sides. BFG TKO Tires, Wet Oks, LED map lights and dome, LED gauge mod
    And it has begun muhahahahahah

    Welcome to TW
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    2in Toytec leveling kit TSB 4 leafpack 130w KC driving lights Wsetin 3 tab lightbar Black headlights Trex eyelids TRD sport wheels Firestone MT Hood protector Vent visors Tube stepbars Colormatch grille
    Congrats on your dream truck. It was ment to be.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    02YotaGuy

    02YotaGuy NERD

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    Matthew
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    Salvage Title Mod
    Welcome

    I'm currently in the opposite position... I used to be obsessed with my 02 DC 4X4 Taco (sold)... And now I'm working on rebuilding my 87 BMW 325i Vert. I think you'll have lots of fun... and spend lots of money...
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

    Rusty 06 4x4 NBHNC

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    wow really..you should be posting here then
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    Dacoma

    Dacoma [OP] New Member

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    TRD Cat Back Exhaust
    1987 was a good year for BMWs. I had an '87 E23 as my main hobby.

    Rusty, I love your sig. I can't stand those stick figure families. Now that I have my truck, I'm trying to find a zombie version of the stick figures to mock them. I've only found a couple but they aren't what I want exactly. My version would be instead of the dad, mom, two kids, and Fido, it would just be 5 or 6 same height zombies standing there. Not a family, just a horde of zombies! :D
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Norton

    Norton Well-Known Member

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    2013 Access Cab 4x4 V6 6MT, TRD OR & Tow Packages
    ARE Z-Series Topper, OME 885 Coils, Dakar Leafs, NitroCharger Sports; TRD Quickshifter; TRD Exhaust; aFe POWER Magnum FLOW Pro DRY S Air Filter; Goodridge SS Brake Lines; Cooper Discoverer A/T3s on FJ SE Anthracite Rims; N-Fab 6-Step Nerf Bars; MetalMiller TRD Skid; jsi's Locker Anytime & ramonortiz55's Always on Power Outlet Relay Mods; crashnburn80's Ultimate Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades (RallyLights Harnesses, Osram 85/80W H4 & Flösser 90W H11 Bulbs); ND4's Fog Light Anytime Mod; Interior & Reverse LEDs; AudioControl LC2i LOC, JL Audio XD200/2v2 Amp, Focal PS165V1 Spkrs, Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub, Hushmat & Foam Insulation; Ltd Auto-Dim/Compass/Temp/Backup Camera/Homelink mirror; 4Runner 4X4 & FJ Fog Light Switches; Husky Floor Liners; UltraGauge EM; Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite; Mobtown Offroad Locking Bed Storage Doors; Toyota Bed Mat; Toyota Bed Extender; Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock; SolarGard Tint; CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna; Amsoil Lubricants; Adam's Detailing Supplies
    Welcome to TW!
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Houston Tx.
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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome aboard!
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    Superx2

    Superx2 Well-Known Member

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    welcome from iowa
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    5100's at 1.75, Rear leaf TSB, Moto Metal 951 16x8, BFG TKO2 265/75/16, AFe Stage 2 CAI w/pro dry filter, Access Loredo tonneau cover, N-Fab steps, Tinted windows, EGR in channel vent visors, Ultragauge, UGA drink coasters in the front cup holders, and a Graco car seat in the back seat
    Welcome from GA. :cheers:
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV[​IMG]
     
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