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Hello from NJ

Discussion in 'New Members' started by faithless, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Mar 22, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    faithless

    faithless [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say hello. I just picked up a 2017 SR 2.7L 4x4 5 speed taco with convenience package. After looking at used trucks for over 5 months and almost buying a 2017 Subaru Forester 6spd twice and a couple ford rangers it came down to this. It is incredibly frustrating finding a used manual transmission truck in the north east. I was looking at 1gen Tacomas and Ford Rangers (my first truck love). Most were either beat to crap, rusted out or marked up by 3-5k. No dealers want to budge on their ridiculous pricing on used trucks.

    So I picked up the brand new Taco under invoice. V6 would be nice but it was almost $7k more for the sport which had to be special order. I was also pleasantly surprised that the 2017 SR has really nice interior, painted frame and truck bed for a "base" model. I also like how the convenience package gives you paint match bumpers. Truck looks pretty good to be honest.

    First mods will be weathertech floormats, mud flaps and have to find smallish running boards. If you have any recommendations please let me know. I also have to weld up some kind of a kayak rack for the bed. Once I kill these tires maybe new wheels or paint.

    As for the "2.7 is under powered" question. I come from a VW diesel TDI engine which has 240lb of instant torque available from 1500-2500 rpm. It is quite an adjustment especially in a truck. I don't tow anything ever but I do need the bed for home depot runs, motorcycle or equipment on the weekends. I need the 4x4 for winter commuting and getting into some fishing/camping spots. You have to wind up the 2.7 to get the truck going quickly and 3rd gear feels pretty good. Highway speeds are fine at 75-80, doesn't feel like the engine is overworking. Clutch grabs a little high, I would like it to be more towards the middle but it is still breaking in. I hope there is an adjustment rod on the master cylinder. I think I am going to be really happy with this truck. They only knock I have for it is, I wish it was a little smaller similar to the 1gen or Ranger.

    See ya guys around!

    #savethemanuals
     
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  2. Mar 22, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    scottalot

    scottalot FooW

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    Bone stock like Chicken in the Crock Pot .Dakkars,305/70/16 MT's, Extended length Fox Coilovers, Fox RR rear Shocks, Total Chaos UCA's, Dakar Leaf packs, LED Map and Dome, Breather relocate, Slimer from Ghost-busters starut up screen, Vent Visors, LED Pod's on Ditch Brackets soon, Level 8 Strike 6 Wheels, New MT Tars - Fierce Attitude, SOS front bumper -steel, SOS bed rack, LED white marker lights, LED reverse, TRD exhaust, Wheelers Super Bumps up front, SOS sliders bolt on with fill plates, Csjummper2003 White/Amber DTRL and white parking led bulbs, RTT rack basket Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. All listed stuff was on the '14 Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
    :wave: MT FTW
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    ODNAREM

    ODNAREM MEMBER Of The Church Of @ODNAREM

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