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Modded trucks reserved for message boards?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by CDonC, May 28, 2008.

  1. May 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    CDonC

    CDonC [OP] Active Member

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    I don't know about you guys, but where I live (Portland, OR), with the exception of a lifted Ford Super Duty every now and again, I hardly see any modded trucks on the road, which kind of disappoints me. I'm still window shopping and I love seeing the possibilities up close, but pretty much all of the Tacomas that I see are all bone-stock work trucks. Not that I want a completely tricked out truck or anything, but a little personality seems to go a long way. I just don't see a lot of personalized trucks out there.

    The online community would beg to differ. With a membership of 1,000+, most of you guys have poured hundreds or thousands of dollars into lifts, wheels, tires, and other appearance mods. Is it common where you guys live to see a lot of stock trucks?
     
  2. May 28, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    A lot of folks in the New Orleans area do have their trucks stockish.
     
  3. May 28, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    Buckfever

    Buckfever Hook 'Em

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    It's pretty common here is Texas. Every state is different and some even have regs against certain modifications (Hawaii has to inspect and pass your vehicle after particular mods). it also depends on the dealer and what they add/ordered from their supplier. Good luck.

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  4. May 28, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I rarely see modded Tacomas in my area. The most I see on them is a tonneau cover or a cap. Tons of jacked up domestics though.
     
  5. May 28, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    neontrail

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    CdonC...?

    'I actually live in the airport'

    PLEASE TELL MORE:eek:
     
  6. May 28, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    CDonC

    CDonC [OP] Active Member

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    Oh, no. I just think it's funny when I see newscasts that abbreviate Portland as PDX, when that's the name of our airport. A lot of times, it's when they're reporting the temperature, but I do see a lot of national newscasts that abbreviate it that way.
     
  7. May 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Here in town, almost all trucks are stock, you can see step bars, bull bars, rims and tires, lifs, but thats about it.....
     
  8. May 28, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    Here in san diego you see all kinds of goodies, different types of lifts different suspension setups wheels tires i see so many tacos on the road its crazy but i know mine is different from the next
     
  9. May 28, 2008 at 1:19 PM
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    tdm156

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    I agree with you...I moved from Hillsboro Oregon to San Antonio and yes...there are very few modded trucks unless you go out to Forest Grove and some of the communities in the foot hills. Problem I have had in Texas is finding a 4x4 with Cruise control and tow package but I am glad that it was difficult as I am having to post pone my purchase for the moment.
     
  10. May 28, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    CDonC

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    I guess the reason I'm surprised is that especially in the Northwest, a lot of trucks are used in fairly extreme conditions like offroading, taking them up to the mountain, etc. and almost none of them are even lifted.
     
  11. May 28, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    Yeah I had a 2004 Ford Ranger Edge with a 3" and heavy tires and ran a few logging trails and used it out on the beach north of Seaside and you would think there would be more. Unless you come across an off road group it is rare to find much of a modded out 4x4 there.
     
  12. May 28, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    raycie

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    Hawaii does have a bunch, but like someone said, if you want to do it legally, then you need to get a "recon" inspection. (big tires need to have a fender flare etc..)..that being said, even the rice-burner imports that are lowered need to have the same recon done as well..
    for me, it is a $$ issue. Yes i have had friends pour thousands into their rides (like I did with my first car, a '91 honda accord).. A lot of people use their tacoma's for work... some as their weekend truck or "toy-ota".. I have had some friends trick out thier truck, then get it stolen..
    It is also funny to see some guys with their HUGE lift, not only struggling to get into their cabs, but even loading groceries at Costco..

    If I had the $$ to blow, or didn't have a mortgage, I would get a small lift and some nice rims.. (then again there are some people who would frown at someone lifting their pre-runner anyway)

    For now, I'll keep things pretty stock (with a snugtop shell w/racks for the kayak and bikes.. and spend $$ on the AFE and oneday a scangauge II..
     
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