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I love my 1st Gen.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rab89, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Don't you? I just look outside everyday and love it. looks way cooler than any other truck of it's age. actually of any other truck.
    It performs perfectly always.
    everything(except the clock) is designed perfectly.
    what's your fav part about your first gen? :)
     
  2. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    Khaos

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    I don't own a first gen, but I sure do love them. Does that work?
     
  3. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    rab89

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    sure does! you ever had one? ridden in one? driven one? what did you like about it?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    My favorite part of my first gen was EVERYTHING.
    It was an AWSOME truck.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    Is that I never run out of mods!!!!
     
  6. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    20-25 mpg better than my 02 2500HD 6.0L
     
  7. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    Jester243

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    I miss the ride, it felt the way I expected a small truck to ride. Oh and of course the reliability was fantatastic :D
     
  8. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Khaos

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    Almost bought one. Loved the truck. The only reason why I didnt get it (
    04 DC 4x4 TRD) was because it was too small for me (6"2 and 260lbs). My 2nd gen is perfect.

    Biggest thing I like about the 1st gen is the Manual Transfer case. None of that electric crap!
     
  9. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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  10. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    thats a fair reason. yea lots of mods and i feel like it was built for a person like us. just today i was able to hide ALL of the wires that go to my sub and amp, under the carpet, into the cubby and out by the back seatbelt. stoked!
    I also ordered a Cobra 18 WX ST II CB, a 3' firestick and some 9' belden coax cable. the cb is going to fit right in the dash!
     
  11. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    jolayiv

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    [​IMG]

    The 4x4 shift lever! Thanks Tigerfan00 for the pic.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    yea it's pretty good, I wish i knew they came with a J shifter, I got the limited from 01 so it has the push button, scares me to use push button sometimes.

    should heat the air duct and sink that cb in a little bit.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    The limited 1st gen had push button 4x4? where was the button located?
     
  14. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    yea, kinda silly i think, i'll go take a pic. hopefully no one tells you before im back. actually F*ck it, on the side of the 4x4 shifter. still gona take a pic. i'll get a pic of the hidden wires from the sub too!
     
  15. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    I like people asking me how much I've raised it... although it's just sitting stock... stock higher then there raised trucks....
     
  16. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    I sometimes sneak into the garage when my wife is not looking and stand there looking at it. It's so tough, fun, and ready-to-mud-womp just sitting there. It's almost like he's calling me "hey come out and play!"

    Notice that my truck is just about the same exact Toyota as yours. They sure are great looking in that color and setup.

    01 Taco.jpg
     
  17. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    yea I love the color and matched flares.
    here's the 4wd button
    [​IMG]

    can't actually see much, but they are barely visible at all!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    personally i wouldnt do the cb like that it just looks like it shouldnt be thare and it stick out too far
    u should do it like i did mine

    100_0409.jpg
     
  19. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    rab89

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    or like mine, the cobra 18 fits in my dash right under my head unit but fills the space.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    Coming from a 91 Toyota truck, the tacoma interiors are much more comfortable, the dash easier to read, better headlights and a more reliable, stronger V6. The beds on the old trucks were less resistant to corrosion too.
     
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