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My first Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Vigor, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Vigor

    Vigor [OP] stormtrooper

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    Hi All,

    Been shopping for a Tacoma for over a year, finally got a 4x4 SR5 about two months ago. Now it's time for the mods.

    Picked up a used 3" suspension lift (unknown brand name, looks like it was painted black for some reason, but no leaks and seemed to be in good shape) and a set of crappy Weld (I think) rims on craigslist. They are not permanent, but for the money well worth the investment. They also got me up, and out on the trails and ready for snow this winter.

    I'm sure I'll be asking newb questions in no time! Here are some pics the day we got done installing the lift kit. I guess it was about two weeks ago.

    Rides smooth, i was really surprised!

    Here are the crappy iPhone pics. You can see my mk3 VR6 Gti too!

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    Sorry my finger is in the last one...
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  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Nice, welcome to TW!
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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  4. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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  5. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    Flyguymike

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    Welcome to TW.......... When you get ready to upgrade those " crappy " rims PM me.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:46 AM
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    DOERanger

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    Yeah, wouldn't call those crappy. I would call those classy.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    Vigor

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    Thanks everybody!

    From the pics you can't tell the rims are in pretty rough shape. I might rattle can them flat black for now and when the tires need change, powder coat them.

    I do have my first newb question though. Both parking lights by the headlights are out and it looks like there is a lot of condensation in the housing.

    1. How do you get these corner parking lights out without removing the entire freaking headlight and grill?

    2. Any ideas on how to seal these so they don't get (my girlfriend hates this word) moist again?

    Cheers!
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    neslerrah

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    Hello & welcome to TW.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    Willkommen Vigor! Sweet truck! and cute pup in your avatar :)
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    Vigor

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    thanks, if you need parts for the super duke let me know.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
    Great Pics!
     
  12. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    Great truck, welcome to tw!
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    oh well looky there! you just became my new A-1 favoritest member! HAHA
     
  14. Nov 15, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    I work here. We have the full KTM OEM and accessory line, and also full aftermarket and apparel line. We discount like crazy as is, so I can't realy offer much more for TW members, but if you call us and know what you want we will defienlty take care of you!
     
  15. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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