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Just bought my first Tacoma...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mgeoffriau, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau [OP] Member

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    I've been wanting a pickup as a 3rd vehicle so that I can work on my Miata without worrying about putting everything back together in time to get to work the next morning, and last night I snagged a 1997 Tacoma (2wd, 3.4l V6, 5sp, ext. cab) for a decent price. Paint is a little funny (you'll see what I mean when I post pics), and it has high miles, but otherwise it's in pretty good shape. With very rare snow down here (and no plans for off roading), I wasn't interested in 4wd, but I definitely wanted a manual transmission, and I like that the V6 gives me more payload and towing capacity.

    Anyway, some of the offroad builds here are pretty impressive -- my plans are much more modest. I just want a reliable daily driver, so most of my work on the Tacoma will be toward that end.

    I imagine I'll be using the search function a lot, so I may not be posting much, but I'll be around.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    Packman73

    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    Bilstein 5100's (front set @ .85"), OME 885's, chris4x4 anti-Taco-lean spacer on driver's side, Total Chaos UCAs, Rear Leaf Spring TSB, Toytec AALs, Black FJ TT Wheels, BFG 285/75R 16 AT Tires, TRD Exhaust, Viper Alarm, Fog Light Mod, De-badged, Blue LED Dome Light, EZ Clamped Tailgate, Wet Okoles, Satoshi Grill, 5% Tint, Engine Tick Fix, Black Rear Bumper, Black Center Valence, Exhaust Cut At Axle, Thanks for all the help chris4x4!
    Welcome from Phoenix.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    mgeoffriau

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    Hey -- are you on the xdtalk forums? Seems like I recall your username from somewhere, maybe the political subforum over there?
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    Welcome to TW.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Welcome Aboard!
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Packman73

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    I KNEW I recognized your name!
     
  8. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Matt? Political?? NEVER!!!!


    Welcome to TW! :O
     
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