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Is your truck your daily driver?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mhuff29, Aug 31, 2011.

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Is your Tacoma your daily driver?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2011.
  1. Yes

    655 vote(s)
    94.1%
  2. No

    41 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:56 AM
    #1
    mhuff29

    mhuff29 [OP] TÅpƐwo®m

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    I was just wondering how many trucks on here are your daily driver? Mine is and that is why I have a reservation on doing a whole lot of modifications to it. Its an '05 with 56,120 miles. It is paid off and I have never really been off road b/c I don't want to break anything or smash it up.

    My ideal plan would be to get a Rubicon and modify it to death and use it for offroading or should I just put money into the Taco?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno Resident Pine Swine

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    Yes and no. My commute is walking the fifty feet from my front door to my patrol vehicle. But days when I'm not working, yes, my Tacoma is the vehicle I drive normally.

    As for trail rigging your Tacoma, it's up to you. There are lots of guys on here who use their highly modded Tacoma as their DD. Don't drive like an asshat while off-roading and you won't have to worry about breaking your truck.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    Pugga

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

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    Mine is my daily driver and I've chosen my modifications carefully to maintain a good ride on pavement. I don't take it off road recreationally for that reason also, it sees some off roading but only to make it to a camping spot or because I need access to something remote for some reason or another.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    danimal92sport

    danimal92sport Well-Known Member

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    Of course it gets DD duty: it's a Tacoma, not a Porsche...

    Dan
     
  5. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    Gregero

    Gregero TRD: Trail Ready Development

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    I use my Tacomer as my daily driver as well as my offroad rig. Like Maticuno said, as long as you don't drive like a dummy, you should be fine off road.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    its my second vehicle, desert truck
     
  7. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    Sport11

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    Why not do small mods? Enough to do some light off-roading but still yet keep the practicality of a DD.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    GatorComa

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    My tacoma is my DD. Ideally it would be awesome to have a separate rig strictly for offroading, since you could make it much more offroad capable without worrying about ride comfort on road, etc. But that is if you can afford it. Otherwise, you should be fine offroading your taco, just make sure you know your limits :cool:
     
  9. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Pugga

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    It's not the mods, it's the chance of breaking something if you wheel it. You can always say you'll take it easy, etc but if you wheel your truck and don't plan for breakage you're incredibly naive. If you can afford it, it's much better to have a dedicated trail rig modded correctly vs. a half ass modded daily driver that won't go where you really want it to off road.
     
  10. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    DD, I drive 60 miles round trip daily back and forth to college. Once im out I plan to get a small car and mod the shiz out of the taco.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    TanSR5x4

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    mines my DD and is slightly modded. my only problem is my tires. they suck up MPGs but they are essential to going off road lol

    and i really wanna move up to 33s and that wont make it any better
     
  12. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    gooch14

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    bought it in mid January for an early birthday present and it now has over 16,000 miles on it.
     
  13. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    jedrovsky

    jedrovsky say NO to BRO!

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    amen! x2
     
  14. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Fodder4U

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    If I only have 2 vehicles one being a motorcycle that is driven daily in good weather and the Taco for bad weather or on weekends I have my son, does the Taco count as a DD to you?
     
  15. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    Burns

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    I drive mine daily 70 miles round trip. It will be paid off in a year and half, then I am going to retire the truck from a DD and get a car that gets at-least 30mpg as my DD. :D
     
  16. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    Fightnfire

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    DD 80 miles round trip in Seattle/Bellevue's finest traffic. I'll do some more cosmetic mods but nothing really extreme.. It will see its fair share of forest service roads, snow, ice etc. Occasionally some really deep snow but that's about it. No rock crawling and no deep mud/water.

    New grill
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    Next up is some 265's to replace the 245's and wheels.
     
  17. Aug 31, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    Daily driver. Got my $300 -400 monthly gas bill to prove it!! I drive between 75km (50miles) back & forth to work every day. :mad: On the bright side it's a open highway commute. No traffic!
     
  18. Aug 31, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    jzicc86

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    dd but drive my bike most the summer... not that my taco has anything amzing done to it. just bout it 6 months ago
     
  19. Aug 31, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    05RedTaco

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    My 2005 AC TRD is my daily. I will be doing very few and mild mods. Like differential breather relocation, DIY AUX on the stock head unit, BHLM, DTLR, maybe elocker skid. I am not messing with the suspension, I can't lift it, because I need easy access to my toolbox and bed, since I use them every day, higher off ground it is, the harder is to get to the bed and toolbox.
     
  20. Aug 31, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    PerfectTekniq

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    Monday - Saturday for a total of about 5 miles round trip. :)
     
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