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Help me decide if this is worth buying!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slamuel, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    Lukass

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  2. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    B02A is 3.58 gears, open diff.
    W59 is the transmission.

    3.58 gears, 2.7l, and 32-33” tires is going to be a fucking dog.
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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  4. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    Slamuel

    Slamuel [OP] Christ is King

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    confirm also that its got 33x12.5x15 bfg on it also. yikes.
    I guess we know what the punisher edition is now.





    The driver is the one who gets punished.:rofl:
     
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  5. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    Tacoscar-the-grouch

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    I mean, it’ll drive down the road, but you’re gonna struggle to hit 80. Any hint of a hill you’re gonna be in 3rd gear with the pedal to the floor.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:37 AM
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    Slamuel

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    ffs im buying a turbo 3rd gen hahaha
     
  7. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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    Slamuel

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    update: it also has no tach.........
     
  8. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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    Lol, for that money I’d just regear that 1st gen to 4.88 with lockers, rebuild and replace everything, and wheel the shit out of it
     
  9. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:40 AM
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    Tacoscar-the-grouch

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    Tach can be solved with a scan gauge for ~$100
     
  10. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    Slamuel

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    SAS it you mean? then wheel it like a rental
     
  11. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    Truggy :burnrubber:
     
  12. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    And it's not a 1998 as OP stated
    January 1996 is date put in service according to door sticker.
     
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  13. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    I had an 85 with the 22RE in it, 5 speed, 31x10.50 tires, Stock gearing. Interstate driving just killed that 4 banger. Literally. Blew all the oil out one day. Replaced engine and sold it.

    I had a 1990 with the 3.0 (V6) and a 5 speed. Stock. Not bad on the interstate but had to downshift more than I would like.

    Now - 98 with the 3.4, 5 speed, stock 3.90 gears and 265/75/16 tires. Thing rips down the interstate just fine with very little shifting down into 4th.

    No experience with the model you are looking at but would think that stock gearing, oversized tires and a 4 cylinder you are gonna struggle. Especially with the AC on. But - really good pickup all in all.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    My misteak, 1998 was 1st production year of Tacoma TRD.
    OPs is 1996 with aftermarket TRD stickers.
     
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  15. Jul 1, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    Slamuel

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    thanks for the good word boys. Thanks for the info. I was just looking for something small to play in but honestly it seems like I’d be better off just buying something bigger or newer. Thanks for helping me dodge an old bullet
     
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