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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Apexhntr, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Apexhntr

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    Hello forum regulars,

    The lease on my car is up in 90 days and I'm interested in the Tacoma. My budget is about 20K. The 4WD is a must, no need for double cab....that's why I passed on a Honda (no offense-nice motorcycles by the honda folks).

    So my questions are:

    1)Is there a recommended site to search for modded out Tacoma's for sale?
    -big wheels
    -sport exhaust
    -lift kits
    -cool stuff

    2)Which model has the best seats? Is there and easy seat upgrade? We have an 08 4-Runner and the seats are not that comfortable...IMO

    3)The TRD off road stuff looks good with the locker diff. Is this model taller than the sport? Are the seats better in the off road or the sport pkg?

    Thanks Guys

    PS leaning towards a used 2007-9 4WD-access cab/TRD-off road
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    wat?
    welcome....same seats and same height in a stock sport or OR.

    as for the taco's for sale, check out B/S/T section here. dont think u'll find a 4x4 07-09 taco for 20k, just an FYI
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    Is the off road package for 4WD only? I saw an ad for a 2WD with off road pkg? It seems odd to offer it in 2WD.

    Thanks
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    wat?
    u can get the OR or sport in a prerunner (2wd). prerunner OR still has the locker
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    np...just get out and test drive what you can and go from there.
     
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    Welcome!
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    Apexhntr

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    Guys I'm out looking at trucks and will update when the field has been narrowed down a bit. Are there any recommendations when checking out a 2007-2009 used taco. Should mileage be a factor? I'm generally putting condition first.

    Thanks
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    DEMELLO ROCK CRUSHER SLIDERS, PIAA LIGHTS, TSB 4 LEAF PACK, CBI OFFROAD REAR BUMPER LINEXED, CBI OFFROAD FRONT BUMPER LINEXED, REAR 5100's, 1.5" TSB AAL, ICON EXTENDED TRAVEL COILOVERS @ 3", TOTAL CHAOS UCA's, HELLA MICRO DRIVING LIGHTS, IPOD INTERFACE, THULE ROOF RACK, UWS SLIM LINE BLACK TOOL BOX, 17" BBS RD TRUCK WHEELS, GOODYEAR WRANGLER DURATRAC IN 285/70/17
    i saw one on craigslist in va last week. it is in hampton roads or richmond. it was
    white. i will try and find it.
    welcome
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    thanks for the great leads....
     
  14. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    no problem, i stumbled across 2 more looking for the one i had seen.
    i look on there all the time, you can get some great deals on there
    from time to time.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    We were taking the wifes 4runner in for service today and looking at the various configurations access vs double cab. There were no new examples in 4WD but the sales guy did mention a recent trade in 4WD showed up yesterday. It was a 4000 mile 2010 SR5 w/sports pkg-double cab. There was a lift kit, big tires and chrome step bars. Is $28,600 reasonable with TTT, it is $30,000 out the door? Some wear was evident but hopefully it will clean up. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    what kind of lift ? i got my 2008 sport double cab long bed, and had them
    add leather & heated seats. got it for 28,2xx out the door. it was new. has everything but the jbl system.
    i would try and get it for closer to $28,000.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:09 AM
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    Which dealer did you purchase your 08 from?
     
  18. Jun 11, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    heubert vester toyota, in wilson, nc. i let my wife haggle. she is just
    amazing, if she is dealing with a man, i know he is going to come off
    the price. it is embarrassing sometimes, she just loves to haggle people.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Well the deal went through on the 2010 with 4K miles. The lift is just the "toytech" 3 inch pro basic kit with 285/70-17R tires.

    Any suggestions for a matching diameter spare?

    Slight rub on full lock...... may be eliminated with 1.25 hub centric spacers up front.

    The ride is pretty nice but slight pulse in the wheel at 55-60 mph gone at 70-80 mph cruise. Stay tuned for the results of a "super balance" which balances the wheels to hundreths of an once patented by a friend here in NC.

    The dogs seem to find the bed of the truck accommodating: 6 paws up!

    DSC00642.jpg
     
  20. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    sick truck! vibrations are pretty normal with a 3" lift. you can try a few things to get rid of it, like a front diff drop, carrier barring drop, or new upper control arms if it doesn't already have them
     
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