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Is this a good buy?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by surfordie, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    surfordie

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    Looking at selling my jeep which i quickly learned to hate and i want to buy a Tacoma which i have always liked. I know its only 2wd but i figure that way i wont break as much things as i did off-roading in my jeep

    http://mcallen.en.craigslist.org/cto/2735667878.html

    Please take a look so i can get an opinion from some guys with knowledge about these trucks.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    kimo

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    Not bad, but I'd look for one with less miles if it were me. But then price goes up.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    you could probably offer him 4500, that lift kit cost about 1k on eBay, i think it's a good deal if it's a clean truck, they are hard to find, especially in black, those 3.4 motors are easy to find (a lot easier than a 2.7!!), and it it's at 180k mile mark, the timing belt may have just been done again,, (if not,that would be a factor in the price too, b/c timing belt change will run you 300-500 depending on who you know, this could also be leverage when your negotiating price),,, if it were on CL around here it would already be gone
     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    jking3002

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    As long as the frames solid thats a good price really. nice looking rims too.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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  6. Dec 4, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    i would offer 4k if its clean and something you will keep...high mileage but a good truck..even though it has a locker it is not 4wd....detracts from value drastically...but a good truck no matter what...trust me...i buy and sell...have had 4 tacomas this year..alll 4wd they sell quicker! but id jump on this one!! still got another 100k or more in it!
     
  7. Dec 5, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    surfordie

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    Ya i was thinking about offering 4K and going from there, i asked how big a lift and he said he thinks its a 3.5" and adjustable, what does adjustable mean? And what are the two bars that are outside of the tire
     
  8. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    they look like fabtech coilovers...and they are adjustable height..you can spin the sleeve and adjust how high the truck sits. the bars look as though they were part of a light bar setup for the bed...not sure..if all still in good shape you could sell the parts and buy yourself a set of new stuff...fabtech coils are pretty decent though for the prerunners.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    surfordie

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    Would probably install the lift, and i was kinda think the bars could be like running boards or something. Quick question though, If you adjust the front wont that only raise the front and not the rear?
     
  10. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:37 AM
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    STRYTLR

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    those def look like "step bars"

    the add-a leaf's go in the back and raise it 2.5-3 inches, the adjustable coilovers allow you to adjust the front ride height without removing the strut assembly,,
    on the 4wd's when you put a 3" lift in the front, (if you don't use a t-case drop down kit), you will end up with ripped cv boots on your axle's(for the ifs),,, since this one is a prerunner, you prob wont have that problem b/c there is no t-case, etc...

    the coil-overs simply allow adjustments on the fly, without removal
     
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