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Life since TW

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by JDMcQ, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    JDMcQ

    JDMcQ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been a member of this forum for just over a year now. Since beginning my membership, much has changed in my life. I have encountered many people on this site and am proud to call some of them my friends. I have also, as have all of us, encountered some people I would just as soon not hear from again. The former far outweigh the latter.

    Prior to joining here, my truck, which I have owned since new, was used entirely for transportation. It sat in the driveway each night bone stock. It had never been off road, with the exception of the backyard. This is not due to lack of interest, or my inabilities, I had off-roaded in my Jeep and Ranger prior to buying the Tacoma, just because there was no one to go with and fewer places to go.

    Then comes along TW. Soon after joining, I got bit by the mod bug. Larger tires and new wheels, followed by the required spacer lift. Upgraded brakes seemed appropriate after that. A few months of the spacers and it was time to drop the big nut on OME suspension parts and the Total Chaos UCAs. A few weeks ago, I installed a set of sliders. Sliders don't do much good in the center of the truck, so now I am looking at skid plates. Perhaps Long Travel or SAS is somewhere down the road.

    This past summer, just after installing the suspension, I followed some fellow members around Rausch Creek Off Road Park. This was my first organized trail ride. Needless to say, we had a blast. My step-daughter said that it was the most fun she had ever had. Just went back to Rausch last weekend and had just as much fun, only this time in the rain and mud.

    So through all of this I have made some great friends, my bank account is usually empty and the garage is filling with used and obsolete parts. The frame of the truck is perpetually covered in dirt and every time I pass a rock or an obstacle of some sort, I find myself thinking "I bet I can crawl over that".

    Thank you all for your advice, friendship and shared experiences. I would like to hear from some of you who have had similar changes take place in your lives since joining Bobs merry online bunch.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    McJosh

    McJosh avidoffroad.com

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    Wow that's a nice story. It's weird because I seem to be able to apply your story to myself. :)
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    Well said John. That about sums up my year in TW.:)
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

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    I've met some great people at local mod days and learned more about my truck than I ever though I would.

    Young and old, we are all here because we love Tacoma's and I hope this site grows stronger and I get to meet more members in the near future.

    :woot: for TW!
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    JDMcQ

    JDMcQ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Funny how it works huh Joe?
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    This cool to hear. I definitely enjoy and find this site more useful than TTORA and CT
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    I'm still a n00b here but I can see where this is going. Already restarted my Mod savings account that was depleted while unemployed.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Sounds pretty cool. After that story I'm now considering joining too!
     
  9. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    PM me after you do and tell me what you think....Ive been a lurker on that site for a while now......:anonymous:
     
  10. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    Cool story!! Hope I am not one of those that you would "rather not hear from again" people!!
     
  11. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    People on that list usually do not stick around for very long. I think you are safe. Watch your step though. ;)
     
  12. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    i hear those folks at TW are a queer bunch

    i'd stay away from them if i were you
     
  13. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I think thats only the Cops though.....
     
  14. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Good story John. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    no im pretty sure its the whole crowd

    i mean one guy's name is FlimFlubberJAM
     
  16. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yeah...Hes gay...No doubt.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    Hey Guys, Iv owened and Wheeled my Taco for a little over 4 years. I was already built before I came to this site. but thanks to all of the nice comments and inspirations... I a member on alot of Truck sites..EX the MATC, ShutUpandWheel. Rightcoast, TTORA, CustomTacos, and others.. but Iv made a good amount of friends on here. helped a Few of you, and well Im just glad to be here..... and I spend most of my time on here.
    Im also the Prez and Founder of Uncivilized Creations. Maybe oneday we will be Nation wide... But 4 now Now lets get together and Ride!!!

    -Redz
     
  18. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    Well, anyone who went on the last trip to Rausch Creek knows I am hooked.:D And you are right John, helluva goup of guys.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    I heard that all cops were gay
     
  20. Nov 17, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Not all of them.....Just these:

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