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If you had to do it all over again...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by armpuller, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    armpuller

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    If you were to buy a brand new tacoma, what options and what add ons would you get and why? I am currently looking into buying one this summer or early fall and was wondering if you had to do it again what would you do. For me, some of the things I am looking at is an aggresive looking truck with a 3in lift and some performance upgrades, ie cat back exhaust and cold air intake. Would you get the base model and add on later, or would you get one with with an option package that has most of this in it (obviously you can't get the lift but it is a dealer option for me). I was looking at the xt-pro option that starts out with the TRD off-road option and adds the TRD beadlock wheels and the TRD cat back.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell Well-Known Member

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    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    I went plain 4x4 regular cab. I like it fine after a year.

    Get close to what you want and you will be happy.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    If I buy new, I get the best I can get first. I add to that later if I want. I don't sweat the money to much, I can always earn more. No, I am not rich, just in demand. Life is short. live it like it will be over soon. Make smart choices and try not to regret things.
    Buy the TX Pro and enjoy the hell out of it.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I bought the last 2007 they had on the lot so buying the truck I did saved me a lot of money. If money were no object, I would have gone for a TRD Sport DCLB with the tow package, a URD s/c set up, Relentless Fab aluminum bumper, BAMF sliders, roof rack, the same ARE MX series shell, wet okoles with seat heaters. I'm not sure if I'd do the same lift or go with OME.

    Given a clean slate with the same budget I've already spent, I don't know as if I'd do much differently. I wish I had the tow package but overall I'm pretty happy with the way I've got it set up.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    SmoothFox

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    I ordered mine. Got the truck just like I wanted. White, 4x4, DC, TRD Offroad w/JBL. :yay:
     
  6. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    MJG

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    I'd still get the access cab trd 4x4 offroad..so glad I chose it over the sport..the bulge in the hood would have bugged me by now..might have gone with leather and heated seats though..
     
  7. Dec 14, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 Write your love, Then your anger.

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    I got exactly what i wanted, I wanted a sport... sucked i couldnt get the locker but i figure thats an aftermarket that i would rather do anyways. Double cab short bed super white 4x4
     
  8. Dec 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I'd buy exactly what I have, except I'd go automatic transmission. Tired of shifting and too many issues with the six speed. I think the TRD package is worth it just for the sport seats and locking rear end.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    2011TacoBeav

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    I got a 2011 sr5 access cab 4x4 stick four banger in black.

    Thinking an access cab would mean I wouldn't have to drive much to do outings or hunting trips, etc. But I get stuck doing it anyway and it's way cramped with four adults in it. Also the four banger is gutless. If I ever decide I want a boat or need to pulling something I'll have to get a new truck

    With that said...

    I'd get a white 2012 sr5 4x4 double cab v6 with a stick
     
  10. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    BigKyle

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    i would get a v6 manual so that i could make it into a desert runner. my current 4-cylinder is not great in sand.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    BigKyle

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    year 2000 btw
     
  12. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    k9cop

    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    i would get the 4x4 sr5. I changed all the stuff w/ a 3" lift anyway so why pay for the other?? jmo. At first I wasn't gonna lift the truck till i saw this site. then, i was in heaven and had to lift..lol. I do like the rr diff lock on the O/R but its only a prerunner so it's kinda like fartin in the wind. Haven't used it at all but perhaps one day it will serve it's purpose. Not a big wheeler either. just some light stuff cause...no 4x4. plus dd
     
  13. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    monkeytaco

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    Get every available feature and you won't have anything to regret. We only regret the things we don't do :)
     
  14. Dec 14, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Strip 4x4 5sp reg cab, same as I have now, and modify to suit my needs.

    I see too many threads of guys buying TX Pro and then replacing all the parts that make it more expensive than the TRD Offroad.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    If I could do it all over again, I would get a 2012 TRD sport preRunner access cab. fully loaded
     
  16. Dec 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    Bosmob

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    If I could go back in time... I would order:

    2011 5 lug Access Cab SR5
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  17. Dec 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    armpuller

    armpuller [OP] New Member

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    Looking at at the responses and I think I know what I want (for now). I think I want the DCSB with the sport option and get the cat back put on. Later down the road I will add a 3" lift and tires. I still got plenty of time to change my mind since I can't pull the trigger until late Aug or Sept.
     
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