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Mourn the loss of my '07, welcome my '09

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chopper4Pilot, May 13, 2009.

  1. May 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Chopper4Pilot

    Chopper4Pilot [OP] Active Member

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    :( On February 28th, 2009 a Laurel, MD cop ran a red light and T-boned my taco (2007 DC 4x4 TRD Sport, Silver Strk Mica) in the right door. I never saw him (narrow street he was on), and I had a green light. His cruiser pushed me out of my lane into a utility pole. Truck was totalled by insurance. Check my gallery for pics. I'm ok, walked away with only a seat-belt bruise. That truck did such a great job of protecting me, I just HAD to get another one. Say hello to my 2009 4x4 DC TRD Sport in magnetic gray! Got the tube side-steps and bed extender on this one! Also, just put a TRD cue-ball style shift knob on it, looks great. Pics of wrecked '07:
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    My new 2009:
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    Cue-ball shift knob:
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  2. May 13, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

    tacoma08MZ Well-Known Member

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    wow men looked pretty bad! as long as everyone was ok though, and you got a new truck again!
     
  3. May 13, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
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    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Sucks to loose the truck you had...but it's good that you are set up in another one you like!!
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    looks good. i wanna fly!!!
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    rick

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    holy smoke chopper. glad you walked away. tacomas are pretty damn safe. congradz on the new taco.
     
  6. May 13, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

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    Glad everything turned out ok, and you weren't hurt to bad.

    Local police, possibly PA State Troopers ran a red light a few miles from my house years ago killing one of my brothers best friends sister.

    Marc M
     
  7. May 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    get to tha choppa
     
  8. May 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    arnold??? lol
     
  9. May 13, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

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    Nice lookin 09, Need to watch them MD cops there crazy:D
     
  10. May 13, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    DING DING DING! haha
     
  11. May 13, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    rpoint16

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    Glad you O.K. bro!!!!
     
  12. May 13, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I was inches from being another one with San Francisco police. I had the right of way at a blind 2-way stop intersection. I headed into it at 23MPH when a cruiser with 2 cops in it came blazing through their stopsign doing about 35MPH-no lights, no siren. I hit the brakes in time to be missed by about 2-3 feet! They stopped short and the cop in the passenger side stuck his head out his window giving me the stinkeye. Since it was 4:00Am, I was 4 blocks from work, and no witnesses I figured I better swallow my anger and move on so I did. The look from that cop told me how it would've went down otherwise.
    PS-no accountability with the police dept?? Were they on a call?
     
  13. May 13, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    MiikeyD

    MiikeyD The Green Machine

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  14. May 13, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    hahaha i know right. 1a-1f or whatever. such a joke.
     
  15. May 13, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Sorry about the old truck,glad you were OK...Congrats on the new truck.:)
     
  16. May 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve SMO

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    Wow man. Good deal on escaping harm (more or less).

    That's the EXACT truck I've been looking at. Sooo envious of you right now. Looks really good!
     
  17. May 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    Chopper4Pilot

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys! They are really safe trucks. They're very well made, and quite solid. I loved my '07, but I like the '09 even more. While the improvements aren't huge, the little tweaks here and refinements there add up to a really nice truck.
     
  18. May 13, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Simon2150

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    Oh wow, glad to know you weren't hurt and you got a SICK replacement!
     
  19. May 13, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Chopper4Pilot

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    Yes, the driver's side did. The passenger side did not as I had no passengers.
     
  20. May 13, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie Mainland Newfie

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    hope the pd paid for the new one and all the specs to match it to the 07. If not I'm sure its something that a trip to a lawyer would cure. Def settle out of court and get everything you want, haha.
     
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