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LIFT or TRADE for a 2012?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MADtaco09, Jan 29, 2012.

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6" Lift or Trade for a 2012?

  1. Lift.

    59.2%
  2. Trade.

    40.8%
  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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    MADtaco09

    MADtaco09 [OP] Hawaii, Fuck Yeah!

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    First, I'd like to say "Hey" to all you Tacoma owners out there!:)
    I am a new member and this is my first post!
    My plan was to get my truck lifted 6 inches in April but now the 2012 tacomas grew on me! I REALLY like the new look of it but i always dreamed of lifting my 09 since the day i got it.
    If you guys were in my situation, what would you do?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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    pancho

    pancho Go home Nubbs, street lights are off!

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    Check out the trade. See if its worth it.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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    krimson

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    I say, keep the 09 and get A 3" lift with 33s :D
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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    MADtaco09

    MADtaco09 [OP] Hawaii, Fuck Yeah!

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    Yeah, I'll probably check it out on Monday.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:04 AM
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    MADtaco09

    MADtaco09 [OP] Hawaii, Fuck Yeah!

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    Haha that was my first choice!
    but decided that i wanted a 6".
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:13 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

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    I'd take my 2012 over my old 09 anyday.....Love the look and the small feature improvements. Just sayin...
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:03 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Aloha, nice to see another BI member on here!

    I'd say trade it, since you seem to really like the '12's. Might as well build up a truck that you'll be completely happy with, ya know? I love the new green that they have for 2012, Spruce Mica. One of those would look sick with a 6'' lift and 35's or bigger tires. Haha
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:17 AM
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    I really like my 2012. I am sure the 2009s were great too though. The radio system in the 12s are pretty sweet. I love the USB port.

    I am going to keep it mostly stock for now, no lifts or big tires.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    your 09 will be paid off sooner.. cheaper insurance, tag IMO I would keep the 09 and lift it.. I have an 06 the trucks last forever why buy a 3year younger truck I mean the 3rd gens will probably come out in 2014 so wait it out.. Just my 2cents
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    dexterdog

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    What will happen when the redesign comes out in a couple of years?
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    will want to trade again.:notsure:
     
  12. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    front end on 2012's looks like a sperm whale collecting plankton, just thought i'd throw that out there.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    MADtaco09

    MADtaco09 [OP] Hawaii, Fuck Yeah!

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    On what side of the Island do you live on?

    You made a really good point there! haha
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    Lift what you have. The 12 is the same truck.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    MADtaco09

    MADtaco09 [OP] Hawaii, Fuck Yeah!

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    I got my 09 paid off back in November of 2009..
    I cant wait 2 years for the 3rd gens, im to unpatient!:p haha
     
  16. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    I would stick with the 09. It took you this long to decide, what is stopping you from doing the same with the 12.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    bjmoose

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    Gahhh! You created a "non-expiring" poll!

    After four months you're going to stop waffling, trade in on a 2012.

    3 years later after the 2012 is paid off and the warranty's up you're going to be in the same shoes you are now, but you're going to choose the other way and apply a 6" fabtech lift.

    You'll post up lots of pics and people will complement you on the look. 18 months later you'll post pics of the "deep stuck" you got in a gigantic mudhole hydrolocking the engine, and bending the frame during the extraction operation.

    With the insurance money, you'll trade in on a new Subaru.

    And people will *STILL* be voting in this poll...
     
  18. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    i say 3inch lift with 33's :cool:
     
  19. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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  20. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    lift dat one hawaiian!!!
     
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