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Looks like the V6 08 isn't too hot.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by scubaman44, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Dec 16, 2007 at 2:39 PM
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    ellsworth

    ellsworth Well-Known Member

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    OFF RD PACKAGE HAS NO SCOOP AND THE ELECTRIC LOCK IN REAR WHOO WHOO
     
  2. Dec 16, 2007 at 3:26 PM
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    BlueTaco

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    the decorative hood scoop rocks! it a good rock catcher to avoid windshield chips. Looks like it saved me at least 1, and in Alaska thats a good thing. plus i can pull up to chicks and be like "check out the hood scoop" =P
     
  3. Dec 16, 2007 at 8:32 PM
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    LRH

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    I could write a novel on this post, but i will just post the cliff notes, they go as follows: Blue Taco (BT): hay baby, watcha doing the rest of your life?

    Unknown Female adolescent (UFA): uh, get lost...

    BT: evidently you failed to notice my truck has a simulated hood scoop.

    UFA: I did not notice, please don't exclude me, I am now your personal sex slave, quit work, I will support you, and do as I am told without fail.

    BT: well, ok, I'll give you a 2nd chance, and you better not mess up, you better do right, do you understand me?

    UFA: of course sir, anything, anything, and you can share my friends also.

    BT: that goes without saying; stop stating the obvious.

    ME: I will be checking my mailbox for my Pulitzer prize nomination:D
     
  4. Dec 16, 2007 at 9:53 PM
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    Beverly0817

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    Yeah, scoops are sexy!
     
  5. Dec 17, 2007 at 9:49 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    De badged, 5100's, Black Toyota Baja wheels
    yes they are
     
  6. Dec 17, 2007 at 9:50 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    TRD Sport, no scoop on the TRD Off-Road.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2007 at 10:21 AM
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    Don G

    Don G Old Goat

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    I kinda like the scoop even though it is nonfunctional I like lookin out over it - and it makes the front look beefier! !!:)

    Don G
     
  8. Dec 17, 2007 at 10:35 AM
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    Jimbo

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    Thought I'd add my 2-cents.
    I have about 6K on my 6-manual access cab 4x4 and have found that it has been a learning curve for me to shift this tranny fluidly. I thought after driving manual for years this one wouldn't be any different. I was wrong, it has taken me a bit to really adapt to this tranny. The problem I had was really smoothe shifts, especially from 1 to 2. The ration from 1 to 2 is very quick and made me jerk a bit getting into 2. Seating position and distance has helped me alot. I do like the tranny now more than at first. It has a great ratio for all situations. The granny gear 1st I guess has caused me the most problem in traffic and trying to get fast excelleration and smoothe shifts, but it does get better with time. I expect this tranny will break in even better as I get more miles on it. I wouldn't trade it in for a automatic though, it's just too cool and useful.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2007 at 6:53 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Thanks LRH for the great laugh,I`ve just nominated you for that prize.We do seem to get a little off-topic here ocasionally(maybe the hood scoop thing was or was not)but anway who cares,I sure get much enjoyment here at TW.I hope bitchn hood scoop guy can take a little ribbing and realise its all in good fun.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2007 at 6:57 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    i did like LQQK and opened the back of my scoop up. lets some air flow in over and behind the engine. i dont think it would hurt. LQQK has been running his like that for a while w/ no probs that i've heard of yet
     
  11. Dec 17, 2007 at 10:31 PM
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    BlueTaco

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    LRH that actually happened just yesterday, crazy =P
     
  12. Dec 18, 2007 at 5:44 PM
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    tacotoe

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    No kidding? Damn I might have to go get me a, um..maybe a artificial snorkel er sumthin..
     
  13. Dec 18, 2007 at 11:03 PM
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    danusa

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    When the going gets tough you need 4L.
     
  14. Dec 24, 2007 at 6:51 PM
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    Toyota_hic

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    the TRD offroad is still an SR5, it just has diff. rims,no scoop and a diff/lock.....there are a couple other little diferences but in my mind the offroad is the better buy
     
  15. Dec 26, 2007 at 1:33 AM
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    danusa

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    I bought a TRD Off Road.
    I don`t even know if it has a TRG CAI. Or do I wish to spend money.
    It does have the TRD Cat Back exaust. I saw that.
    I`ll know more when I get the shop manual.
    My dealer has been less than forthcoming on just what I bought.
    Toyota knows with a VIN#.
    I mat have to call them.
     
  16. Dec 26, 2007 at 9:04 AM
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    danusa

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    I was just looking at the parts catalog. They fit `05 to ......
    I have an `06 that I would not trade for an `08.
     
  17. Dec 26, 2007 at 9:13 AM
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    danusa

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    `06 TRD Off Road.
    Scoops just catch stuff that you do not want off road.
    Catching girls is another subject.
     
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