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Lurking for a while... But today I'm a Gen 1 Owner!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Drewski, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Drewski

    Drewski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all. I finally did it, I bought me a Taco.

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    The specs are thus: 1999 Prerunner TRD Xtracab, 2.7L Auto, black metallic, grey interior with front bucket seats, tilt, pwr locks/windows, chrome bumpers, sliding rear window, a/c, 138k miles. Clean carfax, positive inspection (bought at a 'yota dealer), spent its life in CA and AZ, and only moved to Chicago last year. Original frame, has less rust underneath than my '08 'speed3. Tons of tread left on the Yoko 265/75r15 ATs, upgraded stereo (from stock I mean, not mp3 friendly), plastic bedliner. All the fluids are clean, the undercarriage is dry - no leaks. The interior is very clean, no damage or stains. No body damage than I could find, a couple barely noticeable dings. The grill plastic is faded, the window sill trim coating is peeling off.

    The clearcoat on the hood and the cab under the quarter lites is peeling - looks like my back about a week after a nasty sunburn. The windshield has it's fair share of pitting, and the paint - although still very dark - is showing the effects of 12 years in the SW sun. It could use a repaint, but that is about it.

    It doesn't ride very smooth - it rides like a truck :D - I love it.

    My only slight concern is with the trans, but maybe this issue is typical. If I don't ease into the launch from a stop, it sometimes "clunks" a little into first, i.e., if I go straight from brake to gas, as opposed to letting off the brake, waiting a moment, and then accelerating normally.

    I figure my first "mod" would involve a trip to Ziebart to get the interior of the body panels and the undercarriage shot. Next... I dunno. A Maaco repaint?

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to a couple hundred thousand miles of enjoyable truckin. I needed to give the Mazda a break from doing home construction duty. Not that the 263hp/280tq 'speed3 can't handle the occasional trailer pull back from Home Depot, but it would seem much more proper in a truck. ;)

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  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    CaptainFun

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    Congratulations on the new truck!
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    CaptainFun

    CaptainFun That Guy

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    (follow up to get my post count away from a particular number :eek:)
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    oneBIGroom

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    New Owner! PARTY TIME!!!! :bananadance::locked::broccoli::taco:
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    G scott04

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    Nice! truck! yeah mine shifts clunkily too, check your fluid to be safe (level, color)

    I recommend pulling that plastic bedliner out of there and see what the deal is, they tend to collect moisture and leaves and stuff, and rub the paint off the sides, then you could get it sprayed with line x or something.. it will keep your bed much nicer!...

    you could also do the hood since its peeling..
     
  6. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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  7. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    G scott04

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    lol it stilll showed up un that post!! you cant get away!
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    oneBIGroom

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  9. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    welcome!
     
  10. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    x 2
    If mine didn't have a composite bed, a spray in bed liner would be the absolute first modification I would make.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Mtek

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    Nice ride, welcome.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    Congrats! Welcome to the club.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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  16. Oct 9, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    My truck clunks from 1st as well... 2.7 and an Auto... Putting it in park at redlights helps... It seems to only happen when it's already in gear.
     
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