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Hey it's a new guy with a new truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by big sky, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    big sky

    big sky [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well after about a two month plus wait, finally got my 2012 double cab Sport!

    sold my long in the tooth (but reliable) 92 Chevy 2500, figured 20 years is long enough to keep a truck :) was looking for something that offered a little better gas mileage, was very off road capable and reliable- after lots and lots of window shopping, settled on the Tacoma

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    didn't like the looks of the front mud flaps and appeared they could easily become casualties on off road forays- so I lost them; did like the looks of the TRD center caps- so added them :)

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    measured my ride heights (the 12 Sport comes the 4 leaf pack) was 20.5" in the front, was pleasantly surprised there was no driver's side lean and 22.2" in the rear (center of hub to wheel arch)- I think I'm going to try Toytec's 1/4" spacers (evidently yield a 1/2" gain in height), I don't really it want dead even, prefer a slight rake

    I've got an Avid light bar that is going in tomorrow to get Rhino lined (my buddy runs a local shop :))- eventually it will be topped w/ two Hella 4000's
    They do tinting as well so will get the front side windows done to match the rear, they also do vinyl wraps and will get the headlamps, fog lamps and mirrors wrapped (drive on lots of gravel)

    I've got a spare set of Sport rims I purchased here, will eventually get those powder coated in an anthracite and put the grey TRD center caps on them- I've got a set of BF TA's in 265/70/17 waiting to wrap those

    nothing to radical, but should get me around in the hills :D

    Mike
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    Nice truck! :)
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    Hi new guy with a new truck :wave:

    Truck looks good man!
     
  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Flawless Escalation to the Ludicrous

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    The better coast
    Welcome! :wave:
     
  5. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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  6. Apr 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    StickShifty

    StickShifty Well-Known Member

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    nice truck!! white looks great
     
  7. Apr 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Killer truck. Getting a new Tacoma rocks !
     
  8. Apr 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    1GR

    1GR Toyota Dealer Technician

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    Nice truck! Love the super white. There is no such thing as "settling" on a Tacoma. If you didn't get a Taco, you would be settling on something else because you didn't. :)
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    Rellik01

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    Do you know the part number for those TRD center caps?
    Thanks



     
  10. Apr 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    big sky

    big sky [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks gents!

    part number for the silver ones are PT904-35070CC
     
  11. Apr 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    12Tac

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    Leer 100XR, custom surveillance cameras, FN BFD wheels (Winter - Blizzaks), FN Konig Coutersteers (Spring, Summer-Toyo AT2), NFab side steps. Various counter measures.
    Welcome. Nice truck...good choice given the company you're in.

    12Tac
     
  12. Apr 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Faryota

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    I like your truck! Nice & welcome!
     
  13. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    sonocotaco

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    Nice Truck! I'm gonna get me some of those TRD caps too.
     
  14. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Mmmmm. [​IMG] Killer.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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  16. Apr 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    COMAtose HI

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    solid truck!!! congrats on your purchase
     
  17. Apr 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    ppham444

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    Good choice in color! :D
     
  18. Apr 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT AK SnowroxKT

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    looks good! :)
     
  19. May 1, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    get a chance, check mine out
     
  20. May 1, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    elmo7

    elmo7 Easily Replaceable Member

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    A '92 eh! You sure got your moneys worth out of that one! That's how to do it. Enjoy the new one. You thinking of getting a new 2032 when they come out?!
     
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