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Discussion in 'New Members' started by ryanr256, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    ryanr256

    ryanr256 [OP] Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I've had my '09 regular cab base model in Timberland Mica for about a week now. Nothing fancy, 5 spd., bench seat, etc..

    I traded a 1997 Nissan XE pickup for it. Actually went through the "cash for clunkers" program but after the deal was done, the EPA changed the MPG of the Nissan and it was no longer qualified for the program. The dealer did some fancy footwork and I got the Taco at the same out the door deal as was the cash for clunkers deal.

    After it was all said and done I got a smokin' deal on it. I'd post the number but I'm afraid there would be a lynch mob at my door within an hour. :) The dealer had pinstriping put on and put on some chrome wheel covers which were the first things to come off when I got it home. I'm thinking of painting the steel wheels to try to match the grille.

    I'll try to get some pics up soon. The only mod so far is an Escort radar detector. :cool:

    -Bob
     
  2. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    congrats :thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    welcome to tw! sounds like you gotta helluva deal man.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  5. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    jeremiekc

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    Welcome to TW!! It is really addicting!!
     
  6. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    cntstan

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  7. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    welcome!
     
  8. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    hendooman

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    yo yo yo, glad you got rid of the chrome wheel covers. Put them suckers up for sale in the classifieds!
     
  9. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    ryanr256

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    Thanks for the welcomes.

    Yeah, even though it's the base model it does have air, sliding rear window, sill protectors, daytime running lights, floor mats. So it does have some options. As a bonus it did come with a flaky radio and the reduced load capacity sticker. The truck was built in 7/08 in California.

    I'm currently looking at a Toyota branded box that's on Craigslist. Hopefully I can eyeball it soon and see how it's been mounted. It would be nice if it's been installed using the rails instead of drilling the bed.

    We did buy an extended warranty which we probably shouldn't have done. Normally we flat out refuse any extended warranty but for some reason my wife ok'd this one. :notsure:

    -Bob
     
  10. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Welcome to TW!!!:wave:
     
  11. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    Well, I kinda messed them up a bit trying to find a good color to paint the wheels.

    Actually the process worked out well:

    1. hit 'em with some 220 and 600 grit sandpaper
    2. spray on a couple of coats of the chosen color
    3. if you don't like the color, hit 'em with the pressure washer and start over again.

    FWIW Valspar Graphite in the rattle can looks good with the Timberland Mica.

    -Bob
     
  12. Aug 1, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    hendooman

    hendooman The Stroker Ace

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    make sure you throw up some pics
     
  13. Aug 2, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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  14. Aug 3, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    :laugh: Nice first mod! Speeder!
    Welcome to Tacoma World.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    ryanr256

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    Sorry for not getting this done sooner. Here's a couple:

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    [​IMG]

    Just your typical base model in Timberland Mica.

    :D

    -Bob
     
  16. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    jeremiekc

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    Nothing wrong with a Base Model.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    A lil late, but welcome! Sweet truck man!
     
  18. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    ryanr256

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    I didn't mean to imply anything wrong with a base model. This one suits my needs perfectly. Plus, $13.500 out the door suits the budget also.

    I am seriously considering the XRunner wheels. I like how they look. I'll need to save my pennies though.

    -Bob
     
  19. Aug 8, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    jeremiekc

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    I didn't take offense at all. I got a smoking deal on my X-Runner rims. I just put a post on here that I wanted to buy a set and about a week later I had a guy in Houston wanting to sale a set. I ended up getting five rims for $400 so not a bad deal. They are alot better then what I had on it before.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Great looking truck and pics! Welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
     
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