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I made a mistake, advise, spindle lift and locker or a 4*4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Mademan925, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 [OP] Senor Taco

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    Update: so right after I got my promotion and decided to get a new truck layoffs started due to rising interest rates. I have made it through two rounds of cuts the last two months by working my butt off and staying off tacomaworld. We are down to a small group now and Im starting to feel safer agian. Im going to take my truck to toyota this weekend for my free oil change and I was thinking it might be time now to get a new one. The payment will basically be the same but will be another 60 months before I pay it off. Am I crazy or should I wait? If the payments the same does it really matter if I get laid off Im still going to owe. The other news is I will probably drop 2,000 into new suspension and UCAs and another 1,500 on armor but the armor can wait. What would you guys do?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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    jrtodd46

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    Why would you spend money on a lift and armor if you're worried about being laid off?

    I would put that money in a "when I get laid off" fund.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    Monster Coma

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  4. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    Mr Salty

    Mr Salty "Give up the good to go for the great"

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    ^^^^^

    Best answer right there

    Stops thinking wants and think about what you'll need when you eventually get tossed and are left finding a new job.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    Mademan925

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    I have a rainy day fund already set aside. And I need the lift to keep my old tires on the new truck from rubbing.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    What tires are on the truck now?
     
  7. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    Shauncho

    Shauncho Embrace your inner Bro-ness

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    Go 4x4...you'll regret it if you don't. I do :(
     
  8. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    265/70/17. They rubbed at full lock with my rims without a lift and they tried to eat my mudflaps when I was in reverse. I could get the truck do some triming and take off the mud flaps if I wanted to hold off on the lift.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    Mr Salty

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    Smaller tires is a lot more affordable then mods or a new truck and you can add even more to that rainy day fund ;)

    If switching to a 4x4 think of the added cost of insurance.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    I checked into that and for me it would have only been about $10 extra per month to have 4x4
     
  11. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    having 4x4 is not that much of difference as far as insurance.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Its paying the tax man again for buying a new truck that really bothers me. It just seems liek the right time. The 2013 are going to be alittle cheaper because the 14s are on the way. It will snow in a couple months and a 4*4 would be nice.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    To be honest OP, Get the 4x4. Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

    This is why I always say buy once cry once. With my truck I got what I wanted the first time, so now have no regrets about it.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    Yeah, but sometimes its nice taking my eyes off the work for a couple minutes every hour. And by working my butt off I meant I went from working 8 hour days and taking lunch and checking tacoma work once and a while to working 10+ hour days, no breaks, and no tacoma world. I understand that many americans are drowning in debt, but my wife and my debt to income is low and we have plenty equity in our house, but maybe Im just trying to talk myself into a new truck. :D
     
  15. Sep 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    Do you really need 4x4 I mean I got it because I love in the PNW and you need it here if you drive through the mountains
     
  16. Sep 13, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    once you go 4x4, you will never go back! lol

    I had a 4cyl pre-runner, joined TW, traded her in 8 months later and bought my V6 4wd! never looked back!
     
  17. Sep 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    if the payments are the same and you have a rainy day fund....get the 4x4, do what you have to, to make the tires fit. i wouldn't go dropping 3.5k in a truck if there is a chance of being laid off. not only upgrading to a new truck with lower miles, but if the worst comes you can sell it and get more for it on a trade or private sell. but i wouldn't drop 3.5k in it at first.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Mademan925

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    Kind of what I'm thinking. I don't need it armored or lifted for the winter. Ill just get it ready slowly for next season.
     
  19. Oct 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    Thanks for all the advise to get a 4x4. My truck handled everything I put infront of it this weekend at frank raines. Im so glad I didnt keep the old one and add a locker.
     
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