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Life Guard Tacoma - San Diego Auto Show

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jackrules, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    I thought you guys would like to see this. I'm interested in the roof mount light bar. I can't wait to see these at our local beaches.

    I would have liked to have gotten a pic of the interior on this. They had their Scanners mounted in the center console at the foreword most spot. Looked extremely factory. Also, I didn't see, but they generally will remove the back seats and fill it with every kinda injury treatment kit possible and flotation devices as well as Personal Distress Beacons ( I'm not exactly sure if that's what they're called). I'm also assuming that the new water resistant factory will help the smell of the interior. ( The passenger seat is called the "Wet" seat because that's the guard that runs into the water to make rescues ). I also saw a really nice bed mat in the back, not sure if it was a toyota mat. Usually patients are put in the bed to be transported back to the tower or to meet ambulances.

    If anyone lives down here, the show also has a fun Jeep test track where your ride in Wranglers. Up and down 35 degree grades. Drives sideways and puts jeep on 30 degree angle. Goes over wood posts to show off 10.5 inches of clearance. Etc. That was worth the price of admission alone.

    Our beaches currently use Ford Rangers that get pretty rusted out in a few years. ( They are expected to last 3 years before replacement ).

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    The mount said "Whelen" on it, if any of you are interested in this for an off road LED light bar.
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Not bad. When I was with Long Beach Lifeguards, we used Chevy 1500's. I think they now have F150s
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Looks real good! Thanks for the pics!
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    *Whelen* is the company that makes emergency lights and stuff. Cool Baywatch taco :p looks like a sweet setup. They deserve good trucks!
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    wonder if toyota will make it 3yrs before the frame rusts threw?
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Yes they do!


    Life guards make sure to wash the undercarriage and frame extremely well at the end of every day. I would hope a tacoma could make it 3 years with the proper care.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    We rinsed our's at the end of every shift, and between the sand and salt in the air, and the salt water itself, it still rusted through. You can try your best, but you will never fully get the truck salt free when it lives on the beach
     
  9. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    i was just making a funny
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Plastic frames anyone?
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Interesting
     
  12. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    This is what I was thinking.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Anyone ever try Line X'ng the frame and the underside of a Taco?
     
  14. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Yes indeed. A sweet truck. This one has the entune system inside. I was like WTF?
     
  15. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    I'm sure they just used a fully loaded 2012 Trd OR..
     
  16. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    I would have liked to have seen better tires
     
  17. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    must have seen 6 of these at Huntington Beach today, except they were the 2011 models. pretty sick!
     
  18. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    I was surprised with our 1500's we were running street tires. And in 4hi they did just fine
     
  19. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:28 AM
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    The trucks in Encinitas ( North San Diego ) use bad ass MT's...
     
  20. Dec 30, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    The rugged trails will be fine for year round sand and street use... :cool:
     
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