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It's official, I became a Tacoma owner today! (pics)

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by BlondeRod, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    BlondeRod

    BlondeRod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally sold my Siverado, and picked up a 2001 Regular Cab, Shortbed, 5 speed, 4x4 with 62k, on 33's in MINT CONDITION, and a few minor issues :eek: For $2500. With that in mind, I wanted a fixer-upper, and I have a few bucks left over from the silvy sale to get it up to par.



    It's gonna be fun.











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    Minor collision with a forklift
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    Superior weather protection
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    Even came with some free goodies:D
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    This is what I sold
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    At a TW meet. I was a Wanna-be.
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    It needs: New bed or bedsides, Radio, O2 sensors/fuel pump(impossible to drive), Wheels n Tires (none of them match, going down to 31 inch treadwrights), Front/back windshield, Im sure there is more. You know, just the usual. U mirin?






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  2. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Sublime

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    What's up man, I remeber you and your brother were out there with us right? I remember your front end on the silverado was air born half the time in the whoops.......you'll fit in here real well! :D

    That's a nice little truck man, great deal!

    PS - stay with 33's and fiberglass that bitch!
     
  3. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    BlondeRod

    BlondeRod [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lmao ya that was me. Motocross mentality. Faster =/= smoother in a stockish truck.

    Who were you if you don't mind me asking? Trying to match profile to face.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Welcome aboard!
     
  5. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Haslefre

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    Welcome! Instead of just getting a new bed/bedside, make it into a flat bed?
     
  6. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    thats funny man, im the same way.

    its true, faster=smoother
     
  7. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    Desert Drifter

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    Icon MT suspension, Pelfreybuilt front bumper, Relentless skids, Avid sliders, Avid custom rack. Pelfreybilt HC Rear bumper.
    Makes me feel kinda silly spnding $33K on one last month! Welcome aboard!
     
  8. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    BlondeRod

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    Thanks everybody! It died 4 times on the way home(less than a mile), but Im super attached already <3 Did I dun goof on spending this much on a POS?
    Not in the fullsize, I just got in the zone too hard I guess

    I never thought of that...Interesting Idea though, could look pretty badass
     
  9. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Haslefre

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  10. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    Welcome! x2 on making it a flat bed :D
     
  11. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    i say...

    collect insurance, keep the bed the way it is, fix with insurance money.

    any insurance money left ofer after its fixed.... MID TRAVEL!
     
  12. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    BlondeRod

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    ^ OHHHH LAWWDDDDDD at flatbed pics

    That would be sick. I dont know if I have enough funds to get everything running mint, buy a welder, metal, AND do an SAS which would be necessary

    I got it after the forklift incident, and its a bonded title, so idk bout that insurance deal

    AND I need to save a few Hundred to buy a 12 gauge :D
     
  13. Aug 30, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    SAS doesn't need to be done right away. Can always come in time.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    BlondeRod

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    Ill be broke in time though...

    Another sweet feature i just discovered: Stolen single den samsung deck underneath the front seat!
     
  15. Aug 30, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Your truck looks a bit beat up man. I hope you got it for a hell of a deal, like under 7k.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    BlondeRod

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    Notsherriffsrs...

    $2500. Is that fair? It's beat to chit, but Im gonna have fun with it.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Yeah. 3.4L? Guess I should have read the original again. Drinking and watching football makes me lose focus. I would start with a good suspension. You may have a lift, but what kind? Spacer, coils? What? I would start with that. Body can look like shit, but as long as the suspension/engine runs well you can't go wrong.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    :notsure:Haha I know how that goes, anything makes me lose focus. I think its got either the 2.7L or 2.4L and the 5 speed manual.
    I have no idea on the lift, if any TBH, the tires rub like a somebish, but the cv angles aren't bad at all.
    First priority is getting it drivable. Ill probably throw in 02 sensors Monday, and if that doesnt fix it, fuel pump. The scanner said fuel pump though.

    There is no lift that I can see, at least no spacers on the coils or anything, and no blocks on the back. The leafs do have some negative arch, maybe an AAL? Iv only ever dealt with Dropbracket Torsion Bar Lifts :notsure:
     
  19. Aug 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    TacoBran

    TacoBran Your Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

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    Snap some pics, guys here will tell ya what it's got.

    Welcome to your new lifelong obsession :D
     
  20. Aug 30, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    lol you can talk like this on tw....no one understands it ;) hhaha dude i am so glad you are in the tacoma family now.....:D soniamproud.jpeg
     
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