1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Moving to Calgary from Houston

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ostate09, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 5:18 PM
    #1
    Ostate09

    Ostate09 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33538
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    09 4x4 DCLB
    Just got word today at work I am being transferred to Calgary which is a good thing but I just bought a 2009 Tacoma about a month ago. I am still unsure whether the company will provide me a vehicle for the few years I am there, since I am a US expat, or if I will be able to bring my truck. Anyone have any experience with bringing a truck to Canada from the US? If I can bring my truck are there any heaters to keep the oil from freezing or anything like that that would need to be done to the truck. Rough estimates on cost would also be appreciated. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:33 PM
    #2
    snorola

    snorola Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Member:
    #20292
    Messages:
    564
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Canmore Alberta
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 Dbl Cab
    SAW 2.0 Coilovers Eibach 14" 650lb springs Camburg UCA's All pro expo springs OME rear shocks All pro front bumper All pro IFS skid All pro sliders SCS f5 matt black rims Lightforce blitz 240's
    you can get a block heater, they are just under $100 from a dealer in Canada and pretty simple to install yourself. You could order one while you are still in the US for a lot less $$$$$

    My truck still starts in -20 or colder without being plugged in overnight... it just doesn't like it too much.

    Are you going to try register the truck in Canada or just keep it registered in the US?
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:35 PM
    #3
    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18119
    Messages:
    5,384
    Gender:
    Male
    :canada:

    Enjoy your stay in Canada!
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM
    #4
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    Welcome! I live in Calgary. Wicked place to be, nothing says kick ass like being 45minutes from the mountains. All you'll need is a block heater. You can do the Day time Running lights mod on here for the cheap. Your speedo should already have Km/h on it. Other then that, you should be good.

    I've started my truck in -40ºC without being plugged in. As was stated, it still runs, it just gets mad at you for the first 5 minutes of driving.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:44 PM
    #5
    REGGIE

    REGGIE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Member:
    #35385
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reggie
    Manitoba
    Vehicle:
    06' Tacoma SR5
    Stock ass truck
    Your coming to the dark side..
    Fuck'n EH!
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:12 AM
    #6
    snorola

    snorola Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Member:
    #20292
    Messages:
    564
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Canmore Alberta
    Vehicle:
    06 4x4 Dbl Cab
    SAW 2.0 Coilovers Eibach 14" 650lb springs Camburg UCA's All pro expo springs OME rear shocks All pro front bumper All pro IFS skid All pro sliders SCS f5 matt black rims Lightforce blitz 240's
    except for living IN the mountains :D:p
     
  7. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:22 AM
    #7
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    10,322
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    Just traded 8 months of summer for 8 months of winter but you won't have to worry about hurricanes, blizzards instead. Enjoy the socialism, we'll be there shortly if amabo (spelled backwards to match his nonthinking bullshit) has his way.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:30 AM
    #8
    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Member:
    #12223
    Messages:
    7,154
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Left Coast
    Vehicle:
    09 Magnetic Gray TRD OffRoad
    TRD cat back exhaust, TRD Cold Air Intake, differential breather mod' Hellwig rear sway bar, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart's, Michelin LTX A/T2, DTRL Stealth Mode Mod, custom "Texas Edition" shift knob, Sock's "Classic" bedside decals, MetalMiller custom grill emblem, 20% front tinted windows, tinted taillights, Viper alarm, ScanGauge II, Flyzeye Designs V2W Tacoma Interior LED lighting, de-mud flapped, de-badged, extra D-rings under bed bolts, WeatherTech ED floor mats, G4 Elite Fold a Cover ,Toyota bed mat, tailgate theft deterrent device and absolutely no plasti-dip!
    :mad: :rofl:
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:14 AM
    #9
    Ostate09

    Ostate09 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33538
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    09 4x4 DCLB
    Thanks for the information guys.

     
  10. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:40 AM
    #10
    Doc.SS

    Doc.SS ︻╦╤─

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23899
    Messages:
    4,054
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    O'side
    Vehicle:
    T|X Baja
    Supercharged
    If you financed the truck I'd check with the bank that holds the lein to make sure they'll allow you to take it up there. Same for your insurance company, make sure they will cover you up there for the entire time or modify your coverage.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2010 at 8:04 AM
    #11
    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Member:
    #16324
    Messages:
    2,271
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Sunny Az.
    Vehicle:
    10 4X4 O.R. White
    TRD skid painted black,
    1. Block heater.
    2. Electric socks.
    3. Nice toque.

    There you go!
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 4:38 PM
    #12
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    Yeah no, that sucks. I don't like having the weather go from +20ºC to just under freezing in 15 minutes. Boo!

    That and paying half a million for a 900 square foot condo. Kiss my ass. :p

    Depends on where you're going to rent. If it's underground parkade style, I've seen double cab full size domestics park there.

    But I've also seen some that can barely house a civic.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2010 at 8:45 AM
    #13
    AlexanderD

    AlexanderD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Member:
    #28435
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    whitby Ontario
    Vehicle:
    03' tacoma 4x4 trd step-side
    just a couple things to add.
    its calgary not Iqaluit (capital of nunavut which is the most northern territory in Canada). it wont be that freakin cold. you should switch to synthetic oil though. (if you haven't already) as it deals with the cold better then conventional. a block heater is a good idea.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM
    #14
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    It can get that cold. Does it frequently? No. But it can. Generally winter is here is about -25ºC during the main freeze.

    Currently we're roasting at +25ºC today.


    Oh, and it's super fuck ass dry here. Just to let you know. Humidity is a myth.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:17 PM
    #15
    cantac09

    cantac09 Official TW Igloo Builder

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Member:
    #16501
    Messages:
    7,425
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Hugh Jass
    Saskatchewan
    Vehicle:
    tundra
    stock
    calgary is also a huge city so it shouldnt be to big of a change for you other than the weather. you will probably enjoy it, but if you end up cheering for the stampeders i will try to get you booted off this site! lol
     
  16. Apr 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM
    #16
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    Go back to your rectangular prairies raider fan!
     
  17. Apr 23, 2010 at 12:32 AM
    #17
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    If you go there , take a jacket

    And try to bring some good players for their hockey team ,

    OZ
     
  18. Apr 23, 2010 at 12:35 AM
    #18
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    In place of Socialism we prefer Parlimentary Democracy ,

    Have you ever been here for a visit ?
     
  19. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM
    #19
    Dilsky

    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Member:
    #10036
    Messages:
    607
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shawn
    Edmonton AB
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Sport
    2.5" Fox Extendable Coilovers, LR UCAs, Agri-Cover Larado soft top, Pop'n Lock, 48" Hi-Lift Jack, 20" Incubus Offroad rims
    Hahaha spot on my friend. Calgary isn't that bad. The chinook winds will keep you nice and warm. A block heater is all you really need...and a command start isn't a bad idea either! Might
     
  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:58 PM
    #20
    Canadian Max

    Canadian Max Yamaha

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Member:
    #25156
    Messages:
    209
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    In the Garage
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD 4X4
    2010 TRD Sport 4 door Speedway Blue 4" Nerf Bars Vent visors Weathertechs Mats Hella 500 HID Mod Bull Bar Devil Horns Eclipse AVN 726E Energy Speakers
    Good article to ponder T@co_Pr3runn3r, then again ignorance is bliss :drevil:
    http://www.thetrumpet.com/?q=5516.3835.0.0

    Ostate09, your gonna love Calgary.. No taxes, Friendly people, Great offroading! :D
     
To Top