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I came over to the dark side... I bought an '09 Tacoma...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TL697, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2009 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab 4x4 V6 SR5 TRD Offroad...

    Magnetic Gray Metallic exterior w/ Graphite interior

    TRD Off-Road Package with JBL® satellite audio [6] and Bluetooth® [14]-Off-road-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks, locking rear differential, 16-in. alloy wheels with P265/70R16 BFGoodrich® Rugged Trail T/A tires, VSC + A-TRAC with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) [15] and Downhill Assist Control (DAC), engine skid plate, front tow hook, 115V/400W deck power point, fog lamps, JBL® audio package: premium JBL® AM/FM with 6-disc in-dash changer, six speakers and subwoofer, on-board XM Satellite Radio with 3-month free subscription to XM, Bluetooth®, remote keyless entry, cruise control, variable speed wipers, overhead console with compass and temperature gauge, chrome grille surround and rear bumper, color-keyed front bumper and overfenders, smoked headlamp trim, sliding rear window with privacy glass, Sport seats with driver lumbar support and Sport fabric trim, metallic tone insrument panel trim, leather steering wheel with audio controls, leather shifter, sunvisors with mirrors and extenders, backup camera [5] and auto dimming inside mirror with monitor, TRD Off-Road graphics, Towing package
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  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Congrats. Nice looking truck.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Nice choice welcome to the club.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 3:24 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 4:13 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Sweet.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    Veccster

    Veccster bass turds

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    Love that Mag Gray...NICE TRUCK!

    Any plans for modifications? If not, hang around here a bit longer and you'll catch the bug.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    wow, nice. Lots of buttons to keep you on the road. :D
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    TL697

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    Maybe just some better tires... No plans for any major mods due to the fact that I have a 72 month/90,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty w/ no deductible...

    Also, I like the stock reliability and performance... I think this truck is great right out of the box...
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    TL697

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    I was surprised... The '09's come with like 4-5 different traction control systems... VSC... A-Trac... Auto LSD... Locking rear Diff... Downhill Assist Control... etc... AND, they can be selectively turned off/on individually...

    I like the fact that I can decide how to use them and which is best for my situation...

    I live "offroad" (I live at 9700 feet in the CO mountains on 35 acres w/ a 1 mile dirt/gravel drive that goes up 600 feet in elevation...) and I head into the national forest at least 3-4 times per month, so this truck will definitely get used...
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    thats great, I was all over loveland pass two weeks ago on a snowboard trip. To bad I wasnt in my Taco that time, we had my budy's Outback.

    Mine doesnt have any of that traction stuff but thats ok it goes where i tell it
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Shiftin2Sixth

    Shiftin2Sixth I'm crackin eggs of wisdom

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    That color looks bitchin'!!:woot:
     
  12. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Great photos & welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
    Was thinking the same thing as Dark Knight about the buttons, all I have is a fog light button :laugh:
    Congrats on the New Tacoma!
     
  13. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    JTech

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    that's the exact truck I have! although mine is a different color. All the bottons are great but you can still only use most in 4lo, ie downhill assent control, rear diff locker. The best button there is the RSCA off, which turns off the side airbags. This is because the new Tacos have a roll sensor and if you are off roading and jolt to one side too quickly they will deploy. So make sure you turn it off if you are off road (you have to hold it down for 3 seconds). Welcome to TW!
     
  14. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    surfsupl

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    Nice ride. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    Veccster

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    Wouldn't that suck if your slowly navigating a rock garden with your 2009 Tacoma and BAM...your side airbags deploy and knock your ass onto the center console!

    Has this happened to anyone on here? It would be a funny story!
     
  16. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    TheBlackPearl

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    Congrats! If I were to get an 09, that would be the color I would get. Too bad I didn't have enough moolah.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Good looking ride you got there. What did you have before you came over to the dark side? I like the "drunk driver" button. If you are standing still, or going less than five 5 mph, and press it once, it turns off the VSC and enables the Auto LSD, the "haul ass" mode. If you press it again and hold it for a few seconds, it keeps the VSC off and also turns off the ALSD so you have an open diff. Good for doughnuts and one tire fires. Pressing it at speed will enable the ALSD, but it will keep the VSC on. It's kinda cool having a open diff., LSD, or locker with the press of a button. Atrac is pretty cool too. I just leave the button on. Unlike the locker, it doesn't even light up until you put it in 4lo.
     
  18. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    eordonez

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    Damn nice!!

    Congrats!
     
  19. Mar 11, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    Munkey

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    Good lookin' truck. I like the white letter tires. I'm kinda old school, I like chrome and white letter tires. Not much of either around here anymore.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    Welcome!! Nice ride!! Now ditch the mud flaps.
     
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