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I just added a Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mattnatti, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti [OP] TEQ HED

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    New to the forum and i am looking forward to many hours of learning. I just traded in my 09' Honda civic Si last night for a 2012 Tacoma. I loved the high reving ( 8k rpm ) V-Tec of the honda but it just wasnt practical to drive any longer. After buying a 80 seriesLand Cruiser to drive back and forth for work the Si just didn't get much wheel time.

    The day I brought home the Si.........
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    The land cruiser I bought to DD.........1994 with 212,xxx on the clock. The coolest all around vehicle I have ever owned.

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    And my new to me Tacoma.......single cab, 2.7L auto 4x4.......4/12 man. Date with 12,000mi.

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    Sorry for the rambling intro post and thank in advance for the welcome.
     
  2. TwzteD

    TwzteD Well-Known Member

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    2013 4x4 reg cab, 2011 4runner sr5 rims, 265 general grabber at2's, 5100's All 4 corners with fronts at .85, De badged, Egr Rainguards, Led tail lights, Int wipers, fog lights, Trailer Hitch, POwer locks+ keyless entry, Extang Solidfold Bed Cover, WeatherTech Mats, Stubbie Antenna, Trd Skid Plate, Tint, Scanguage, Cargo net in bed, Sound Ordnance B-8PT, FULID FILM Under Coat.
    Nice truck gotta love reg cabs
     
  3. Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
    I like the Cruiser - those things last forever.
     
  4. RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Nice! :thumbsup: Welcome aboard!
     
  5. mattgecko

    mattgecko The Lighting guy

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    Congrats on the new truck!!

    Seems like every Taco I see these days is a double cab, I really like the look of your black stranded cab.
     
  6. BigHeadTaco

    BigHeadTaco GFY

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    Congrats
     
  7. Jerez

    Jerez SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    congrats, welcome to tw...damn and it came with the sport wheels :thumbsup: nice
     
  8. Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    Nice Truck! Welcome to TW!
     
  9. Brad Lord

    Brad Lord Well-Known Member

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    Chrome nerf bars and many more to come.
    Welcome and congrats on the new truck .
     
  10. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti [OP] TEQ HED

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    I like the room of a double cab and have owned a 2000 crew cab dually ford with a power stroke and it was sweet but these days a single cab is all I need.

    The Land Cruiser is my baby and is very very capable off pavement. Factory locked front and rear. I will probably be buried in this 80!

    I like the look of the double cab Tacoma but I really wanted the 4bangerafter dropping $100 week at the pump in the Land Cruiser for the past year.

    Yeah, a big plus and was a deciding factor over the 2011 that was on the lot.
     
  11. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti [OP] TEQ HED

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    Thank for the welcome guys. I will bow out now and read/learn for a few days or so. Get the feel for the landscape of the forum.

    Cheers!
     
  12. Redneck92

    Redneck92 Well-Known Member

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    Liken the reg cab and I hate you for having a factory e locked Land Cruiser:D. My buddy has a 97 that's open front and rear, it is one of the most capable rigs in stockish form. One day I'll get one to add to the collection of Toyota's.
     
  13. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti [OP] TEQ HED

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    You are right, even a open 80 is one of the most capable truck in stock form.
    I was lucky that I found one that had been taken care of and am thankful for it. With the LC ( 12mpg ) and the civic( 24-27mpg ) sitting next to each other I would always go for the LC.
     
  14. Mattnatti

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    I will. I have been sick with a fever and didn't even go outside today. I am hoping to get a few more pics tomorrow. the good part about being sick is that with the day off work I was able to get a lot of reading done today about the Tacoma's in-between the drug induced sleeping.:yawn:
     
  15. jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Welcome! All clean vehicles and congrats on the Taco. Although I'd admit if I had the Land Cruiser and an SI I would have kept the Honda as a DD(and fun car) and had the Land Cruiser as the off road toy. Congrats nonetheless though!
     
  16. Mattnatti

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    Thanks Josh, I bought the land cruiser as a DD when I changed jobs and had to give up a company truck ( 2006 taco 4x2 ) I get really dirty and muddy sometimes at work getting in and out of telephone manholes and I didn't really want to trash the interior of the civic. Although the Si was a really nice car with a lot of options and the v-tec rocked i seemed to really take it by the scruff of it's neck when I drove it. After driving the LC like grandma Betty for the past year it made me realize that I needed to start think about things differently. Guarding my CDL kept coming to mind when I hit 6-7-8k RPM in the civic. So I just thought it would be prudent to get something as a DD that was more economical and I didn't have to worry too much about getting it dirty. Plus I am 6'1" and 300# and the civic was a PITA to get in and out of. I guess getting old and fat is catching up with me. ;)
     
  17. rickmeseke

    rickmeseke subaru of america

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    nice 8th gen ;)

    i also traded in my 2010 fa5 for a taco, miss the gas mileage and the clutch but love being in a truck again.
     
  18. meantaco

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    Any more pictures of the LC? Love it!
     
  19. Mattnatti

    Mattnatti [OP] TEQ HED

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    My first wheeling trip.

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    A trip I took last November to Golden mountain park in Sparta Tenn. Wheeling with ACC Toyota crew.

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    This looks like a poser shot but it reall is not. Working the best line for a pretty knarly drop off where the camera man is standing.

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    That is Sam from Lowe Toyota in Warner Robbins Georgia riding shotgun.He is the parts and service manager there and has fantastic service if anyone needs genuine Toyota parts.

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    This is the rear interior. Custom cargo mat bolted to the removed rear two seat row factory bolting locations. 3/4" cabinet grade plywood bedlned. I can remove the front piece and install the second row seats if needed.
    Also, custom cut 1/4" aluminum tailgate armor. And a custom made interior tire mount. This is where I sleep when I go on wheeling trips.

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    Thanks for asking for more pics. I love this truck.

    Next to the taco a few days ago.

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