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Discussion in 'New Members' started by LKtacoma, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. LKtacoma

    LKtacoma [OP] Member

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    Hey guys so i was told today that for my 17th birthday in June i was going to receive a Tacoma for my first car which is what led me here! I'm basically here to learn about the car so when i get it I am not clueless, And eventually build it up! Thanks Merry Christmas.:)
     
  2. jeffvt0508

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    I guess it all depends on what ya get.. 4cl-v6? Reg Cab-Double Cab? 2wd-4x4? Sr5-TRD?
     
  3. acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you! Take good care of it and it will take good care of you:)
    Let us know what you are getting and we can tell you more about it
     
  4. David K

    David K Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, take care of it, don't bash it or over-lift it... The truck (not car) can last you most of your life and that will save you thousands of dollars you can use for other things, like rent, food, etc.

    Let us know what model Tacoma you are getting and if it is a 2WD or 4WD.
     
  5. LKtacoma

    LKtacoma [OP] Member

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    i was planning on 4wd cuz im going to University of Oregon and heard it actually rains there unlike socal so i kinda wanted to have some fun off roading... my friend owns an 4runner and suggested the SR5 trd
     
  6. acdronin

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    That would be a good way to go, an access cab would be a good bet for you, are we talking new or used?
     
  7. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    First, welcome to TW!
    Do you know any of the basic info about your specific truck yet?
    Ex: Mine is a 1996 Tacoma Xtracab (2WD, green, 2.4 L, automatic.)
    Or is that all still a surprise?
     
  8. BrettBretterson

    BrettBretterson Wild Ginger

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    What's the budget?
     
  9. dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    Welcome to tw!!! Somewhere out there, there's a perfect tacoma for you. Maybe build your own on the Toyota website to get some ideas
     
  10. LKtacoma

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    acdronin i was thinking the access cab used i like the 2003 and fenwick ya pretty much my friend has been helping me out on teaching me all that stuff, Bret its about 15 grand and looking around locally it seems to be enough money to get what i want.
     
  11. David K

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    All TRDs are SR5s.... so you want an Off Road TRD which is the only model with a rear locking differential and A-Trac for low range crawling and climbing right from the showroom floor, no expensive mods needed. The Sport TRD has only appearance additions to an SR5 such as a fake hood scoop and color matched bumper and trim. Both TRDs do have Bilstein shocks.
     
  12. David K

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    If a 2003 then there is only the Off Road TRD with a locker. Enjoy!
     
  13. LKtacoma

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    so basically look out for that TRD decal when buying right and it will have all those things?
     
  14. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Not entirely true... Pre2008 TRD Sports also have a mechanical limited slip. The TRD Sport's interior is different from the SR5, it has the bed outlet and a thicker front sway bar.
     
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    Welcome! Start saving money! A lot of eye candy to fuel you mod bug once u get bit!
     
  16. Ahshiet

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    Crawl under the front of the driver side rear tire to see if it has the actuator motor on the axle to be sure. Someone could have just stuck the sticker on or removed it best to crawl and look
     
  17. David K

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    Not for sure because a used car lot or seller might add the sticker or a true TRD may have removed the sticker. Look for a RR Diff Lock button or the locker on top of the diff.

    Also my first reply was for new truck models. As mentioned 2005 to 2008 Sports had a mechcanical limited slip.
     
  18. Ahshiet

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    Look for this vvv and button on the dash RR diff lock

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  19. LKtacoma

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    haha alright thanks man
     
  20. tacoteacher

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    Welcome to TW, young man, from another SoCal dude.
     
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