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Hello from So. Cal

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tmkpres, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    tmkpres

    tmkpres [OP] Member

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    Hello *tips hats*

    Well Im a kinda new member here, been lurking more. I've been toying with the idea of selling my car and getting a taco(loved the tacomas since they 1st came out).

    I've been into the import scene for a while now (11 Years) I still love it, but the whole lowered car thing is starting to get to me. Not to mention the hassle from the cops :mad:

    The truck will be my main source of transportation, unless those real nice days come out in which I ride :D

    Help me guys make a decision LoL

    Really helpful site. Hope to learn more before I make my decision.

    Thanks,

    Pres
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    Welcome :thumbsup:

    I also came from the import scene so I know how you feel..
    What kind of car do you currently have right now? pics!? :)
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    kiddwvman

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  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Thor

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  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    tmkpres

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    I have ap1, here's a couple of pix of my baby :p What did you have ? You got any pics :)

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    And a shot that I like a lot

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  6. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    sweet pics man!
    i had an evo 9 mr se in black.
    one thing youll miss is the attention you get right now, oh and the speed.
    unless you supercharge your tacoma
     
  7. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    tmkpres

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    I think the speed the most LoL and being able to take my frustations out in the canyons LoL or the on/off ramps :p

    The attention I can do without LoL, The EVO is another car I was looking at, but Im just gonna be in the same boat if I get the EVO *sighs*
     
  8. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah I was in the lowered imports scene back in the mid 90's when they werent big at all but after Fast and the Furious came out, all hell broke loose and they became to trendy after that. I mean they are still nice and all but just played out to me in my eyes. I also loved Tacomas since they first came out and ever since I bought my 06', I have never regreted it one day on getting it!!!:D
     
  9. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    where in socal are you located btw?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    tmkpres

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    562 Pico Rivera, small city close to motebello and East LA, you can see me on the 605 and 5 every morning LoL. Where abouts are you from.

    WW Frefighter. Yeah they became trendy, but thats also when, In my eyes there was more of a personal touch to set apart the wannabe's from the real guys.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    SoCalR

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    I'm on the same boat as you. I've been working on/racing imports since the 90s too, and totally agree with you about F&F movies changing everything about the scene.

    ...and to the OP, Welcome to TW! There are a lot of helpful people in here and a ton of info to read when you're ready to make the change from the sport compact scene.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Talking about this is making miss the ol' days. :(
     
  13. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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  14. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Welcome. Im in Fontana if you kow where thats at.

    There is just something about a truck that makes it so much nicer. I love cars too but I will always have at least one truck in addition to a car.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Of course I know where thats is. Back in the day we use to go race at the strip right there Did some events and the street legals. I use to drive my civic up there open downpipe and all slicks and race gas in the back seat LoL.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    lol Yea we have the speedway too. Every Sat morning you can see all the imports driving there to go race!
     
  17. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    tmkpres

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    O really ? I thought that they stopped that ? My buddies been wanting to take his integra out there one more time b4 he puts it back to stock. Go some slicks that needs some action LoL.

    Im gonna have to go onto their website and get the 411.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    Edit, crap, almost forgot :facepalm:. Welcome to TW
     
  19. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Im pretty sure they are still doing it.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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