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I guess I should start here...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by zuter, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    zuter

    zuter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm new to here but I have already posted questions in other(s) threads...I guess I should have started here...and introduce myself.

    I'm from Calgary, Alberta Canada...the great white north! This is my first Tacoma... or rather Taco as it's called in here. It's a Silver Mica 4X4 - 4 cly SR5....also my first 4X4!

    While I don't plan on doing any real 4X4ing, I will be doing the ol' "road warrior" trek from home to work and back, in freezing winter temps (-40 C, same as in F) on very icy and snowy roads. It'll be a nice change to the usual slip and slide to which I've grown accustomed!

    I look forward to reading, learning and addin' in my two cents worth from time to time....oh, and there maybe a question or two along the way ;)
     
  2. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    Agent475

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  3. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  4. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Welcome. Just curious, what were you driving in those conditions before? I can't imagine not having 4 wheel drive in that kind of weather.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    zuter

    zuter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My last truck was an 05 Dakota V6...they didn't come out with the 4X4 version in the 6 till 06 or 07.

    Driving a 2WD rear drive in winter conditions isn't as bad as it sounds. You just gotta be real patient or else you end up in a ditch or doing to ol' bumper hump with your fellow travelers.

    The wife got smart quicker than I did and bought a Jeep TJ in 05, same time I got my truck. I took it out one day in winter...OK I stole it from her...and almost didn't give it back! What a difference 4x4 makes...as I'm sure you already know!

    However, I had to wait until my other truck was paid off before I could upgrade....and it was Toyota all the way once I test drove it and all the other competition! Great little beasty!
     
  6. Sep 26, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Leave it to Dodge to have a truck not available with 4x4.....that just sounds ridiculous.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    zuter

    zuter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nutz! Agreed!

    In '05 you could only get the 4x4 with the V8 which had 230 HP. I will say one thing for it, it was a nice ride, very comfy. The Tacoma has a more truck ride but then it is a 4x4 so I'm not complaining.

    I only put on 40,000 klms - 25,000 miles - in 3 years on the Dodge and felt the tranny already needed work. I later concluded the auto 4 speed trans was a poor match for the V6! I already trust my Tacoma (4 cyl) manual...just love driving a stick again...further. Now let's just see how it handles the winters up here... :)
     
  8. Sep 26, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    squad314

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    Welcome zuter,greetings from the East coast.:)
     
  9. Sep 26, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    zuter

    zuter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Greets squad314
     
  10. Sep 26, 2008 at 5:43 PM
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    missileman125fw

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  11. Sep 26, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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  12. Sep 26, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    welcome to tw........glad you got into a tacoma!!!
     
  13. Sep 26, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    Welcome :wave:


    Mike
     
  14. Sep 26, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    welcome to tw
     
  15. Sep 26, 2008 at 10:03 PM
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