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It's a sad day, but I need to get sell my new Tacoma....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08BlackTacoma, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    08BlackTacoma

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    I just got my 08 Taco maybe 2 months ago... Its a base truck, but I absolutely love it and it was suppose to only be used for work but i wound up using it more then my other cars! I got a set of rock crawlers and BFGs and the tuck looks great all black. But the bad news is, I now need to get a truck that can tow my Dodge Viper to the track a few times a month. So i am considering a V6 Taco, or Tundra, or possibly a Ram with a Hemi. So far i have no made up my mind, but I need a new truck soon, and i put my Taco on Swap a Lease if anyone wants to see it or is possibly interested. My payments are only $230 a month and the truck is mint with 2,200 miles.

    http://www.swapalease.com/VEHICLESEARCH/VehicleDtlL.asp?VehicleID=444129
     
  2. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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    tacoskim

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    damn thats a bummer man. but shiiiiit atleast u got a viper!! jealouse!
     
  3. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    luk8272

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    Thats not that bad of a deal, sounds like you have some toys to play with.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    08BlackTacoma

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    I'm just mad I need to get rid of since I just got it and liked it. I am also not happy about having to raise my payment. :(
     
  5. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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  6. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    just get a v6... why spend so much money on a tundra and esp a hemi?
     
  7. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:46 AM
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    08BlackTacoma

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  8. Sep 11, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    I am strongly thinking about it. My only debate is, if I am getting something to tow, I do not want to be close to the limit of capacity if i was to tow a different car or buy a new trailer. A V6 taco should tow my trailer and Viper just fine and a tad under the limit. But if i got a Tundra, I would get a a 5.7 and the Dodge would have the hemi and they can both tow 8-9k lbs, so towing would not be an issue. But then again, If i can make do with a V6 taco i would save $$. So this is why i am confused and mad I need to do this all over again after just buying my new Taco! ugh!:mad:
     
  9. Sep 11, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I'd definitely stick to Toyota, the Tundra is cool but they're a bit too big for me. Besides, the V6 can tow great, observe:[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 11, 2008 at 2:54 PM
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    wow! is that first picture for real?
     
  11. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    Nice to see a Toyota that is not classified as a "all show, no go" truck! Finally someone using their truck for what it is made for! Nice! :D
     
  12. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    yea that first pic is real... i remember when the person posted that thread
     
  13. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    Yeah right. :laugh:
     
  14. Sep 11, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    That's a tough call.....
    How much does the Viper weigh? How much does your trailer weigh?
    How far do you have to tow it?
    Have you ever towed before?

    I had a Dodge Ram 1500 for about 3 years. I towed a built Jeep Wrangler on a trailer (total 6500lbs). I towed twice a month (2 hours one way) and a couple long distance trips with it (12 hours one way).

    The tacoma can handle anything up to it's 6500 towing capacity (get the towing package) - but - my only concern would be long-term wear/tear on the transmission if you're towing regularly and for long distances. My other concern would be, the 'controllability' of the Tacoma versus a bigger vehicle.
    The heavier/bigger the vehicle is, the easier they are in handling the load. I also towed with a Jeep Grand Cherokee and the difference in controllability between the Grand cherokee vs the Dodge - was HUGE. With the Dodge, you couldn't even feel that you had a load back there.

    If you tow with the tacoma - make sure you get one with the towing package (transmission & oil coolers).
     
  15. Sep 11, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    hey man, that pic isn't photoshopped if that's what you're thinking. i haul my dad's backhoe all the time. that pic was taken when i got a job with it during my spring break from college..... i wasn't about to turn down an opportunity to make money. i hauled it arround a few days last week too. The Tacoma really can tow quite a bit. its waaaayyy underestimated what these trucks can do.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    Stick with the Tacoma man! You loved your base model, imagine the V6's capabilities. :D
     
  17. Sep 11, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    +1
     
  18. Sep 11, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Dude if you dont want to sell your truck, just buy some upgrades for it, like an intake, exhaust, and possibly a supercharger if they make them and headers, all of those add HP and could allow you to tow the dodge viper you lucky dude
     
  19. Sep 11, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    Having the extra horsepower isn't necessarily a benefit in towing.

    On my Dodge Ram, I already had a dual exhaust and I put a CAI on it. After installing the CAI - I lost a lot of the low end grunt/torque that you need in towing.

    I removed the CAI 3 months later.
     
  20. Sep 11, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    You have a ram?! Nice
     
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