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My First Taco.. best truck ever IMO

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by HF13, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Jul 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    HF13

    HF13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Aaron
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    Sup Fellas

    been lurking around TW here for a while...searched the far corners of CL for around 2 months, could find nothing in the '01-'04 range in Florida. Happened to take a spur of the moment trip to visit a friend in in VA, and instead of a plane ticket home, rode home in this

    2004 TRD Offroad 5 speed V6 4x4 with brand new BFG rugged trails, other than that completely stock.

    had 106,xxx when i got it for $11,599 from a little mom and pop dealership. A little outa my budget but it was worth the extra $ i had to come up with.

    Runs like a top, ill post more pics of the stuff ive done to it since i got it

    AMSOIL everyding
    TC
    OIL and filter
    Trans, front and rear diffs

    Tint
    Drawtite towing reciever
    Towing wiring harness
    ERG in channel window deflectors
    Husky Liner Floor Mats (front only, back to follow soon)
    Marathon Superhides Seat covers Max 4 camo (still waiting on in mail)

    Just want to say a huge thank you to the guys on here that have helped me out over the last few months through PM's, and to everyone who has created a thread anything DIY related, bc ive looked at pretty much everything. This is hands down the best resource for working on the truck, much better than a haynes manual (not to say there bad) which i had to use on my old beater chevy i just sold to get this baby!

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  2. Jul 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    gman2530

    gman2530 Well-Known Member

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    Took few months to find mine also....
    Great looking truck!! Looks like it was garaged also, headlights still nice & Clear!
    Congrats!!!!

    03 w/ 164k 10G

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  3. Jul 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    HBtaco02

    HBtaco02 Well-Known Member

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    ARB Front Locker grey wire mod Camburg UCA's Extended Kings All-Pro expo's 10" Bilstien Brute Force Hybrid front bumper Smitty XRC8
    Lunar mist... best color. ..
    Nice truck...
     
  4. Jul 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    PB65stang

    PB65stang Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the new truck, should last you a long time.

    Not trying to be an asshole at all, but was it repainted on the passenger side? Color on the access cab and bed look slightly different than the front door and front fender. Just curious is all!
     
  5. Jul 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    corysmith936

    corysmith936 Well-Known Member

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    Mods coming soon!
    I saw that too....hmmm
     
  6. Jul 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    HF13

    HF13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thx guys...noticed that when i was posting the pic....not sure, carfax showed it was a one owner vehicle with no accidents, guess it possibly could have been in an accident and not reported on carfax but i dont rly care because it runs great, doors close and open perfectly, etc...

    any suggestions on what other mods and maintenance to do other than changing the belts in a couple days?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    02sr5trd

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    Congrats on the new truck! Has the timing belt and water pump been replaced? if not I would do that first. then maybe... Deck plate mod, Magnaflow 14'' muffler
     
  8. Jul 16, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    68dave

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    Nice lookin' truck. Looks like my 04 but i bought mine with a broken camshaft.

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  9. Jul 16, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    TotesMagotes

    TotesMagotes Too Drunk To Taste This Chicken

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    Nice truck, congrats. Driving home in that thing for the first time musta been pretty sweeeet.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    HF13

    HF13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thx man...timing belt and WP done at 90k....should I get the 120k service done at a dealer or a local reputable mechanic?

    NICE!

    yea man cruise control is the best, didnt have in my old shitbox
     
  11. Jul 18, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    Taco Dan

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    Door sil protectors, rubber bed mat, trimmed mud flaps, WeatherTechs, diff breather relocate, locking gas cap, lighted 4x4 switch, stock radio AUX adapt, eibach with 5100@0 with toytech top plate combo (2.5") suspension lift, arm rests re-upholstered, relentless fab bed bars, hidden cb radio set up, debadged, Total Chaos UCAs
    congrats man, its always nice to find a super clean used truck from an honest used car lot, looks like they care about their customers.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Nice little find there, perfect color/combo and it has 4WD. I wouldn't worry about the door being repainted
     
  13. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    PNW Silver Tacoma

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    Look like you found a great truck. I can still remember my first drive home 8 years ago.
     
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