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Hopefully a Taco in my future...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tacoholic, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Hey everybody just checking in here. About a year ago I started research for a new car and in the end it came down to a Mazdaspeed3, Mazda3, and Tacoma TRD Sport double cab short bed.
    I made a wrong decision and couldn't get a Mazdaspeed3, nor could I get a Tacoma for some weird reason that I don't even remember at the time. I wound up getting a 2008.5 Mazda3 Grand Touring and still have it currently. (about 6 months and counting)
    I've slightly modified it but didn't have money for performance mods (which it needs for power that it lacks).

    Anyways, 6-7 months running now and I realize I bought the WRONG car. There is no way in hell you can go from driving a 2005 Expedition with a 5.4L V8 cranking something like 300HP and 365TQ to an I4 cranking around 156HP and 150TQ...it's just not possible.
    So I'm hoping that everything works out and I can sell it for a good amount to get a TRD Sport double cab short bed in Speedway Blue like I've always wanted. (aside from a black MS3 that I almost got)

    I'll be lurking around here for a while, posting and learning about the fun I could have been having. Keep in mind I like my car, it's a very nice car and very fun to drive, it's just not the right car for me.
    Just wanted to introduce myself and let you know here's another member coming from a big SUV to a small car and hopefully back to the big guns.

    Here's my short mod list that's not too fun: Tinted Windows | Clear Coating | Mazdaspeed3 Sill Plates | Simota High-Flow Air Filter | Heated, Anti-Glare, Wide-Angle Mirrors | Rear Bumper Step Plates | Custom Made Dead Pedal
    Here's what I had planned:
    LED's throughout | Mazdaspeed CAI | Mazdaspeed Cat-back Exhaust | Buddyclub Condenser Kit | Hoen H-11 Xenon-match Fog bulbs | Candied gloss black painted brake calipers | Someday...Turbolicious
    Hopefully you guys have as much fun as the Mazda guys on the Mazda forums.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Welcome! I hope you get one soon! Very fun trucks.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:

    Post some pics of your Mazda up... :D
     
  4. Jan 11, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I've heard, sadly I've never driven one but every time I see one I just want it. I doubt these are slow especially since they have a better TQ/lb ratio than the Expedition and I just love them. I never say that about trucks but these and the '09 F-150's are perfect.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    My Taco is fast. :D
     
  6. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Welcome to TW. Lots of fun going on 'round here for sure! Go get that Taco and hang around for a while....:D
     
  7. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Here's some pics...Mainly from the day or so right after I got it in June. Then there's a pic of the Mazdaspeed3 sill plates.
    But wait! I have more...
    edit: you guys get to see the Exped too...what a treat ;)

    Front Seats.jpg
    Engine.jpg
    Front Left Quarter.jpg
    Rear Left Quarter.jpg
    left mazdaspeed sill plate.jpg
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Some more from sept 10.

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  9. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Good to hear!
    I plan to as long as everything goes just right.

    Here are some from the first time it rained on her around oct 4.

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  10. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Here are some more from a photoshoot I did with a friend of mine who has a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT.
    I've also got another friend who owns a 99 Honda Accord V6 2 door...blakc on black and slammed. lol

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  11. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    That photoshoot was too big for just one post.
    Did I mention it was at a school?

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  12. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Welcome to TW!
     
  13. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Thank you!
     
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