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I think Florida takes the cake

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Tacoguy, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    During my 2 week visit of Florida I observed that there are a TON of Tacomas, especially 1st gens.

    Now for me this was odd, because in Illinois I hardly see any 1st gen tacomas, it is mostly 2nd gen and not many tacomas in general. However on this trip I must say that at least 1 out of every 5 pickups was def a tacoma.

    It seems Florida is overrun with them. :D

    Anyone from Florida here?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Brunes

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    HELL YEAH- We do have a few. They are great trucks (both gens) for trails and beaches and doing a bit of work with....AC blows real cold. And as much as folks complain about the paint and rust...they stand up to it all pretty well...

    I drove about 45 mins to a swimming hole near here and every other car I saw (excluding about 5 mins on the interstate) was a toyota and the majority with SUVs and Trucks.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    pittim

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    probably because all the ones in FL haven't rusted out.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    i'm about to be one of them tomorrow :) unfortunately its hard to find the 4x4 off road version, but i happened to find one for myself :cool:
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    on a second note, where in florida were you? you bring your taco?
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    blackhawk63

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    I see a lot of the new tacomas in phoenix.

    6 people at my school drive em lifted and all that shit
    rich kids...
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    I was pretty much all over Florida:

    Tampa
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    West Palm Beach
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    Miami
    Key West
    Orlando
    Gainseville
    Ocala

    Yes I brought my taco as well. It was its first long trip. Put on around 4k miles on it total and also bought new Nitto Terra Grapplers when I was in Orlando. :D
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    That is a HELL of a round trip- You only missed the Redneck Riveira up here the Pensacola.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    I am here in Florida in Cape Coral/Fort Myers. There are MANY MANY MANY MANY Taco's here.... I mean a lot. I see them to and from work all over the place. Lots of Gen 1's everywhere. LOTS of 2 Gens also. Florida seems to be Tacoland!!!!

    No rusty frames here!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    I'm from Florida, the Daytona Beach area.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Hi Everyone,

    1st public post. I'm also in Fl (West Palm Beach). I just bought a 2000 Xtra Cab 4wd a couple weeks ago. With a lot of advice and direction from Neubs (many thanks!), I ordered a Toytec 3" lift. I received it Friday and installed over weekend (pics to come).
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    im from Panama City, FL and there are alot of tacomas here too.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    it is definitely hard to find 4wheel drive in florida but i got one.

    west palm here.
     
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    my job takes me around the state. its amazing the number of tacos i see. or maybe i just notice them more
     
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    lol come to california.. come to socal.. my neighborhood of 120 houses has about 35 tacomas. a quarter of them have some kind of lift or mod also
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    I'm in jax. North east florida. Yeah it was hard to find 4wd. The northerners are hogging them all. jk.

    Holy cow, 4000 miles. I get bored after 2 hours.
     
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    well its not like you need them.... we have white stuff called snow that falls and makes all the bad drivers go off the roads so us 4wd tacos gotta pull them out. (plus, you try to get up a long narrow unplowed driveway with 18 inches of snow on it)
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    There are still people in Florida? I thought they were all up here in Blue Ridge.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    i'm pickin mine up in hollywood tomorrow, sad thing is, besides trails the only thing around me is mud and i'm sorry but i just can't bring myself to take a stock 09 taco through the mud haha thats just askin for problems, i'll pull people out though :D
     
  20. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Correct, we definatly don't need them but it sure is fun to have. I've still managed to get stuck in 4wd though with it locked. Thankfully I had RMBCrew for the rescue.
     
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