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My First Truck >:D

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Buy1Get1Freee, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Buy1Get1Freee

    Buy1Get1Freee [OP] HERP DERP

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    Grey Wire Mod, Bilstein 5100s, Eibach Coils! 255/85/16 KM2. DDM HID 35W 6000K, Homemade Rear Bumper, Trail Gear Rock Sliders
    Well I have owned a car (Pontiac Vibe :sick:, worst vehicle ever...) for a while, go back and forth to school, work and what not. And finally had enough money to buy my first truck, since I always wanted one. I was debating on a Ford Ranger FX4, or a Tacoma TRD. I looked and looked and finally came across a 2001 3.4L v6 Tacoma TRD and fell in love at first sight! It was in mint condition, other then the rear locker actuator which had a hole in it and filled with salt in sand.

    Couple things that I need already:

    - New headlight assemblies. (Old, scratched, and yellowish)
    - Rain guards for driver side.

    This is my first Tacoma, is there anything I should look out for? I did some research, but didn't find much...

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  2. May 16, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 Well-Known Member

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    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Welcome to TW!

    Nice truck, congrats!! Good choice too, you'll be happy with your decision.
     
  3. May 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    FBGW01

    FBGW01 Well-Known Member

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    Nicee! love my 01 extended cab. v6 3.4L same truck and i can assure u it will hold up to more then u could imagine! :D great truck and welcome to TW
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Deathcure

    Deathcure Well-Known Member

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    Gratz and welcome to TW, and if u are on here much u will miss your paychecks with all the mods u can do to your truck.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    tacoma guy

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    Welcome to TW. Congrads on your tacoma. Nice lokking truck. You will have a lot of fun not only driving it but doing mods to it .:D
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Bahurim

    Bahurim New Member

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    Welcome to TW! Really nice truck.

    If it has 90k or more miles I would look at getting the timing belt and water pump changed. If it has been changed then there should be a sticker on the belt housing in front saying at what mileage it was changed.

    Lots and lots to read and learn here, have fun with it!
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Buy1Get1Freee

    Buy1Get1Freee [OP] HERP DERP

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    Just did the grey wire mod this afternoon, it works perfect, but the RR Locker light is flashing all the time. I read up about it and people say it's a bad ground? I re-did the ground a couple times to different areas and the light still blinks...? Any ideas?
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    welcome to TW and nice tacoma.
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    Good choice, you should be happy. The thing I would look for is frame rust, especially in salty conditions. Some of the Tacoma frames can rust quite badly. My 1996 is now in the shop getting a new starter motor. The 3.4 will last a long time if taken care of.
    Good luck!
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Fuentes

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    Welcome to TW from California. She's beautiful!
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    Welcome! Awesome truck. I have the exact same truck
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    FBGW01

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