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Hey From Virginia Beach

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrbee2828, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    mrbee2828

    mrbee2828 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hola from VB. I've decided to upgrade to a newer truck and I'm parting with my beloved 98' 4Runner. My new rig is going to be a black 2012 Taco crew cab 4WD TRD Sport short bed. While the truck is actually being held for me right now for pick up, I'm still on the fence about a long bed.

    I've decided mostly on the sport because I'm not planning on making this into a rig any time soon and it's cheaper considering I'll be dropping the suspension and wheels that come on it. For the next 5 years this is mostly going to be for utilitarian purposes like projects around the house, camping and beach runs. While it will get a 3" lift and some other upgrades, I'm not in need of the locker controls and other upgrades the off-road package has. When it's time to go all out I'll upgrade all that.. assuming gas is still under $10/gal lol

    I'm purchasing this vehicle for a few reasons, but hauling things with room for the kids is a big reason. So that gets the long bed into play. However, being a daily driver, grocery getter and such, I'm leaning toward the short bed for turning reasons. With a few supports in the bed, I can still manage a 4'x8' sheet of plywood from what I hear. I know this is a lengthy, beaten-to-death topic so I won't ask for opinions :) Anyway... new pictures to come.

    My 4runner is for sale in the buy/sell section if interested.

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  2. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    Aggie97

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    Nice 4runner. I still love those. My brother-in-law just sold his with over 200,000 miles on it, just the past weekend. Bought the Lexus GX which is basically the Lexus version of the new 4runner.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    resq330

    resq330 El' Capi-Tan

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  4. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    resq330 El' Capi-Tan

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    And go with a long bed! Good luck!
     
  5. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    KenLyns

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  6. Jun 27, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    mrbee2828

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    I went with the short bed. I'm parking and making u-turns more than buying lumber. However, I'm going to get the extender soon so I can get some wood to fix my fence with... he truck's first task :)
     
  7. Jun 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Let the mods being! Just some quick pictures.

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  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    mrbee2828

    mrbee2828 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the factory roof racks and go rhino step bars today. I got great deals on both, just over $500, thanks to this forum. I'm looking into 3" options this weekend.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    jeckel7234

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    welcome from hampton man, good looking truck. Are you still trying to sell the 4runner
     

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