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Just want to brag a little

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by blackxpress, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    blackxpress

    blackxpress [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought my 2nd Toyota pickup and wanted to brag on them a little. My first one was a 1987 regular cab 4x2, 22R 5spd. It had 480,000 mi. when I sold it and was still going strong. The head had never been off it and it used about a qt. of oil every 1500 mi. The original clutch went 450k. It had to be replaced because it would slip a little pulling steep hills while towing my boat. I should have kept that truck.

    The one I just bought a couple of weeks ago is a 1998 Tacoma 4X2, 2.4L 5 spd, Extra cab. It had 93k miles and is just like brand new. I just put it to the test this past weekend. Had to go down to GA and get my boat. The total trip was 960 miles. The boat, motor and trailer weighs just over 2,000 lbs. I also had the bed full of household items, probably about 500 lbs. worth. It's about 2 hrs of 2 lane mtn. roads just to get to I-75 below Knoxville and then north from there to just south of Dayton, OH. Needless to say the truck worked really hard pulling all that stuff up some really steep hills. The terrain doesn't start to level out until you get north of the Kentucky River. The temp gauge never moved above normal and it didn't use a drop of oil. It may be a little early to pass judgment yet but I think I got me another real good truck!
     
  2. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    matthew5olson

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    K&N cold air intake, doug thorley headers, rear sensor simulator, flowmaster 40 series, magnecor plug wires, Royal Purple synthetic gear lube, airaid throttle body spacer, Hyperground system, flex-a-lite elec fan.
    Its great having a truck you can trust to drive anywhere. Welcome to TW. I've put 54,000 miles on my truck in the 1 year I've owned it and have replaced nothing but maintenance items. Although I wish my clutch lasted that many miles. I replaced mine at 130k. But thats mostly my fault and the previous owners. I'm not great at saving my clutch.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    higherlux

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  5. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    FWIW, a buddy of mine put on 650K miles on his 97 with the 2.4 with only 1 valve job, oil & filter changes. oh...and a few batteries. They are great trucks. :)
     
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