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Just bought 96 tacoma what now?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Boarder2052, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Jun 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    Boarder2052

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    I just picked up a 96 single cab short box 2.7 4cyl manual for $3500
    165000 on truck 90000 on engine
    k&N intake
    brand new toyo 33x12.5x15
    has exhaust leak
    has slight body damage just gives it character.
    thought it was well worth the money.

    Im planning on putting new exuast and header.
    change gears to 4.88
    bushwackers
    sliders
    bilstein 5100's and toytec aal
    and find a shell for it. (If anyone know where I can get a used one near Idaho.)

    any tips or suggestions or help finding a good deal on any of that stuff would be sweet.

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  2. Jun 13, 2012 at 2:51 AM
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    CantSitStill

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    Wheel the piss out of it...


    Oh, and watch your local Craigslist, TW and be patient, all your stuff will come up for sale
     
  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    trmarshall1

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    ^^^THIS!!!!
     
  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    Gears for sure if you have stock 3.58's like me. I'm surprised it's driving well with 33x12.50's and stock gears manifold and exhaust. I have the 2004 mini header from stock tacomas because mine was cracked like a bunch of others between the 3rd and 4th cyl. Helped a little. Be careful of exhaust and catalytic work or you'll set off the CEL from those picky O2 sensors we have.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Do not forget some new tires and upgrade to 16" if you want.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Was a PreRunner, now it isn't
    gears could run you 1200
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    KSL.com Man give it a Go !
     
  8. Jun 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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  9. Jun 13, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    Boarder2052

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    The tires are brand new.
    Gears really gonna cost me 1200 I was thinking 700ish damn
     
  10. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    Dang good deal! Get you some tons and start cuttin! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    TacoMX

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    You should have 4.10 gears stock.

    And find out what kind of lift it has on it and make sure it's not a cheap spacer/block lift. You will want a high quality lift if you plan on doing any decent wheeling.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    IDtrucks

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    WHAT IN THE HELL!

    How did i not notice you were from Boise!!!! Whats up man! Welcome to the crowd...you make 2 of us:cool:

    hit up the ID/WA BS thread when you get a chance.



    is it 4x4 or pre-runner?
     
  13. Jun 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Boarder2052

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    It's 4x4. What's the point in buying a truck that isn't.
    I'll have to check out that Id/wa forum
     
  14. Jun 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    Hey fuck you! :mad:


    (I often regret buying a 5 lug. But I love it the same none the less)
     
  15. Jun 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    HAHA, good, just maing sure. I asked because you said you had a 4" lift...and 4" is a lot on IFS.

    BTW, My self and a couple of locked 4 Runners are going wheeling tomorrow out by Hemingway (past nampa). We are meeting at 12pm. Wanna come?



    I loved my 5 lug very very much as well...untill I got the 4x4, then I loved that one even more. As long as you trade taco for taco you won't care about letting the last one go! Time for a 4x4:thumbsup:
     
  17. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    MowTaco

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    Fuck you too :mad:

    I have considered it a few times but can't stomach getting rid of this thing. It still amazes me with its capabilities being essentially one wheel drive and I don't think I will ever be able to sell it. It's either gonna get totaled (God forbid) or bought back (I'm hoping the re frame turns into a buyback by the time mine is ready to die, I have till 2019).

    OP you got yourself a nice toy there. I say just drive it and upgrade things as they become an issue.
     
  18. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    I would but I've been super busy lately. Going up to pine this week end and test out the 4 wheel drive for the first time.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Did you have the frame inspected?
     
  20. Jun 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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