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My new Gen3: how to make buying fun

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TK11, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    TK11

    TK11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 6112 / 5160, 275/70/17 BFG KO2, Caliraised Sliders, SSO bumper, Warn winch
    After searching for my new Gen 3 for a few months and only seeing one or two in the West, I realized finding one equipped to my specs wasn't going to happen quickly. Sure, I could have waited longer, ordered one, or compromised, but what's the adventure in that? So, when the next one popped up, in Spokane WA of all places, I jumped on it. Flew from San Francisco to Spokane with my youngest son (15), bought it, then... Road Trip!! Enjoyed the sights, stopped at my college (Oregon State), and got back to SF last night. Total: 1000 miles. Great sights and bonding - with my son and with the truck. It was a blast.

    My specs? Off-Road, Manual, Premium, White. Didn't seem that obscure to me...

    This is my second Tacoma. Already have picked out wheels, lift, sliders, etc, but will get to know it "as-is" for a bit first.

    Pic: Somewhere between Spokane and Pasco

    IMG_0504.jpg
     
  2. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    doublethebass

    doublethebass aspiring well-known member

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    That's the way to do it! I got a Super White MT Pro the same way....one way flight to Houston then road trip back, although no son for me haha.
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Captqc

    Captqc Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Great memories for you and your son and a new Taco, what could be better?:mudding::taco:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    Loqu!to

    Loqu!to Somewhat skilled Rookie

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    MBRP Dual 409 SS Exhaust, many exterior mods.
    Congrats on the new truck! Manual is the best transmission hands down so props for that.
     
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  5. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    HacksawMark

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    Welcome! Good story!
     
  6. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Vegas Island

    Vegas Island Active Member

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    Awesome! Good times are just beginning!
     
  7. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    Grossomotto

    Grossomotto Complete 3rd Member

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    Congrats, you’re going to love trolling those 2ng Gen threads.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:54 PM
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    shakerhood

    shakerhood Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the sweet truck!
     
  9. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    Tacoma2020

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    Drove from Houston to Minneapolis?
     
  10. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    doublethebass

    doublethebass aspiring well-known member

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    actually at the time I was living in Philly
     
  11. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    Tacoma2020

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    That isn’t short either. :)
     
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  12. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:50 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

    7r41lbr34k3r @gmail

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    Congrats!

    I took a Greyhound up to Boston, then a train into the burbs to pick my truck up. I didn't have anybody to bond with for the ride home, but there was at least one person's BO that bonded with me along the way. Lost my first windshield on the way home, too.
     
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  13. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    cowsquatch67

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    Hell yeah! Great experience for both you guys...Truck looks awesome btw. I do like a white truck when done "properly" with lift, black wheels and beefy rubber!
     
  14. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    su.brat

    su.brat Tacomakart

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    ha, scored the first MT Pro (3g) delivered in Texas, a super white one also... took almost 6 months of waiting and re-checking my place in line. glad you made it OP!
     
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  15. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    doublethebass

    doublethebass aspiring well-known member

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    i remember you writing about this at the time. I must have been just shortly after you
     
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  16. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    su.brat

    su.brat Tacomakart

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    yeah, i was in my R32 and saw this pic before it was released. i said to myself if my R32 ever dies i'm gonna get one of those (and i said so much on the R32 forum). and my R was totaled shortly after, so...
    :D
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    Zarot101

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    Congrats, I kind of had a similar story but instead I bought it in my hometown after getting my Subaru back from the shop after a bear wreck and then drove back to work with my brother. Only 540 miles too. Nice you were able to take that trip with your son. Definitely going to be a memorable trip for him and you.
     

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