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Hi Everyone, New guy and new to pickups

Discussion in 'New Members' started by RobStar86, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    RobStar86

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    Hi,

    My name is Rob and I'm new to the world of pickups, but not new to Toyota's. I have owned probably 14 Toyota's so far but this is my first Tacoma :) It's a 2002 PreRunner 4x2 2.7L Auto, nothing special but it's a one owner truck and has a freshly replaced frame along with a bunch of the suspension stuff as of last year.

    I was looking for a 4x4 initially, but they are so expensive or just beat up beyond belief. I'm planning in the future to convert it to a 4x4 which I understand you can do with all OEM parts and it's a fairly simple conversion.

    Anyways, I'm picking it up on Friday or Saturday, so I'll post up some pics when it's here. Looking forward to joining the community and learning a lot :)

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  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    jaw154

    jaw154 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW!
    Why not just buy a 4x4 if you really need it?
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    RobStar86

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    Thanks!

    I don't to be honest, it's not a priority. I'm really looking for the space this provides and I've yet to own a pickup, so it's a jump into foreign waters. The 4x4 swap plan isn't set in stone and probably won't happen anytime soon to be honest. I have a couple project cars I'm working on now, so this will mainly be a daily and will just get the odd part here and there.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Ivan

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    Welcome to TW!! Good luck converting it to 4x4, I can't imagine a project like that to be a simple one
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    jaw154

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    Okay i was just curious :p
    Post pictures of it asap :bananadance:
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    RobStar86

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    Once I pick it up, pics for sure lol
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

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    Sup Rob welcome to TW! good choice on a truck!
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    RobStar86

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    Thanks Tigahshark! Yeah, I've had all Toyota's so it was an obvious choice for me to pick one up. I've been lurking the forums for a week or so now and there are so many nice ones, hopefully I can make mine half as good as any of them :)
     
  9. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Lol
     
  12. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    Haha, Thanks! OZ-T, Your truck is exactly what I wanted, but just couldn't afford a second gen. One day.....
     
  13. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Nothing wrong with the one you got .

    Welcome
     
  14. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Hi Robby.
     
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  17. Sep 8, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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  18. Sep 8, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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  19. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    RobStar86

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    Thanks everyone, this is probably the friendliest forum I've ever been on :)
     
  20. Sep 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    RobStar86

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    Added Pics, nothing special since she's stock but like I promised
     
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