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Looking to get another yota

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jahwn, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Jahwn

    Jahwn [OP] Active Member

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    Hi folks.
    I'm an old toyota guy who's looking to get a 4x4 Tacoma soon. Been driving a big Dodge Cummins diesel for awhile, and I'm sick of wrenching on the thing so it's time to get back to my roots.
    I think the 01-04 is what I'm going for. Anything to look for on these year trucks before I buy? The good, the bad, etc.?
    Also, which year did they start making the push button 4x4? I'd like to have the transfer case shifter on the floor if possible, old school style.
    Glad to be here, and I look forward to learning more!
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Cars0n`

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  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    4low2go

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    Hello, welcome to TW!
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Howdy...I left the diesel scene last month...I don't miss it at all. I was allways having to do something to my Powerstroke.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Jahwn

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    Yep, the wrenching NEVER stops. For me, the diesel engine has been flawless. It's just everything else that seems to fall apart or wear out quickly, brakes, ball joints, tie rod ends, plastics everywhere, etc. Dang trucks are heavy!

    I owned two Toyotas back in the early 90's, a '93 4 Runner and a '92 extra cab V6. Both were 4x4 and both manual transmissions. The 4 Runner was great, but I couldn't afford the payments so I bought the truck. Truck was awesome until head gaskets starting blowing. Then a new long block went in, and then 30k miles later another head gasket. After that, I was done with it and went the diesel route. Now I'm ready for a newer yota that will hopefully last!
     
  6. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Welcome aboard from a former '90 extended cab 4X4, 85 4Runner, and '00 Reg cab 4X4 owner. Also went the head gasket route on the '90 (recall). All of them had the "get out and engage" front ends. Loved them all....but really like the '10 I have now...(probably cuz I'm gettin old!) Good luck in your search!
     
  7. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    91Toyotabogger

    91Toyotabogger "Loud Tires Can Save Lives"

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    o yeah my dad had a Cummins 24 valve Turbo then got a Power Smoke, replaced locking hubs, wheel bearings, glow plugs and turbo pendulum 3k later its like brand new...lol...welcome
     
  8. Nov 26, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    jeff b

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    Check the frame! Some 1st gens had frame rust issues you don't want to buy someone's problems.
     
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