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My Roadster Taco

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by scaplus, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Sep 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    scaplus

    scaplus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys!
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    I thought I'd post something in the 5-Lugger section of the forum since it's dead :p. I've actually had my Taco since January this year but I wished I knew about this forum sooner. But so far, I'm loving my 4-banger taco and the best part is it does everything I want it to do. On occasion, I do haul some stuff and go up to the mountain, but mainly use it to commute to college. Sometimes I wish I had a 4X4 but I can't complain, I got the truck for free as a present hehe.

    My parents got the 2006 Access Tacoma for me at around $13K with about 34K miles, in perfect condition. When I got on to the forum, I was kinda intimidated and jealous with all the offroading and more capable Tacos out there compared to mine, but hey, can't complain for a free truck. I do plan on modding this truck a bit more aggressive but road-friendly if you can call it that because of my daily 50+ mile commute. Plus, I'm a college student on a budget XD

    (I need to get better pictures later, most of them are from my phone)

    Mods
    • Tinted Windows (Possibly?)
    • Receiver Hitch
    • Bigger Tires (Possibly 235/75/15 or bigger depending on when I get the lift kit)
    • FatBob's 2.75" Lift Kit or Total Chaos Long-Travel

    Added
    • 225/70/15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A w/ MB Razor Wheels (Got the package at Discount Tire which saved me $400)
    • AFE Dry Air-Filter (Loving it so far, throttle is so much more responsive)
    • Fog Lights & Aux Lights (Need to get pics up)
    • Window Visors
    • Smittybilt Grill Guard (Looks awesome)

    As of 9/22/12
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    As of 9/16/12
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    Getting my Taco new wheel and tires :D
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    Taco vs Sequoia XD
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    Installed Bull Bar
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  2. Sep 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    ivel

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    Me likey !
     
  3. Sep 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    AzogSS

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    Take care of it and it will last forever. Looks good.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    HypnoTaco

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    Looks good, but I bet will look even better after the lift and maybe some 31" tires :)
     
  5. Sep 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    Haslefre

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    If you are doing the roadster, go look at RyanJoutin's build. He has a pretty nice lower on it. He tells you how to cut your springs and all that jazz in it.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    scaplus

    scaplus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I will because I plan to keep it for a long time to come haha! I like it so far since it's very low maintenance - I've been changing the oil, rotating the tires, and everything.

    Thanks! I'm trying to make it a priority and get money for those soon ;)

    Sweet! Will check it out!
     
  7. Sep 17, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    none of us ride on cut springs. it's ghetto fabulous and dangerous. there are many other ways to lower your truck correctly :)
     
  8. Sep 17, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    I love the five luggers like the person post above said the more you take care of it last you forever. I beat my truck but I checked every nut and bolt plus do all the neccary maintence on it still running strong
     
  9. Sep 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    scaplus

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    Just got my black bull bar today ... I installed it right immediately when I got it. Here are some pics of when I got it ...

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  10. Oct 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    why would anybody lift a truck then put cut down springs???????
     
  11. Oct 7, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    So those are 225/75/15 tires w/o lift?
    Looks really good.

    What did the wheels and tires set you back?

    Where did you get your tires/wheels?

    Looking to do something to my 2008 2WD, Reg Cab soon.

    Best regards,
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  12. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    No, the guy above me though that I was going to make it closer to the ground, hence cutting down the springs, but that's not how you do it anyways. I kinda wanted to lift it instead.

    Thanks! I got my tires and wheels at Discount Tires, in all they cost around $1,000 BUT I traded my old wheels/tires in (got $400 back) PLUS got $200 rebate for the set, so in all, it costed me around $400 out of the door. But if you do plan to go to Discount Tires, make sure to visit their website for some package deals because they sneak some in without you knowing.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    So, are those 225/75R-15 or 225/70R-15?

    Either way, looks good!
     
  14. Nov 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Got lured to this thread by the title, thinking you did a roof chop...

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  15. Nov 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Doc4216

    Doc4216 Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

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    David, I think it looks great! All that matters is you like it and it treats you as well as you treat it! and you're right, no better price than free;-) I only wish I had a Tacoma in college!!
     
  16. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    TheRedTac0

    TheRedTac0 Just a Taco guy, both food & truck

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    Bro I'm on the same page as you! I also got my Tacoma for free (gift from the parents) and I love it! I'm also a college student and I love driving that thing to college!! :D

    If you want to know what you really want then I'd suggest looking through...Yes...All 50 pages of the 5-lug pic thread, look at our builds, look at other peoples builds too and don't hesitate to ask questions. I'm currently running 31's with a lift, My MPG is around 20 which isn't bad...but I don't drive 50 mi. daily.
     
  17. Nov 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Thanks, they're 225/70/15's.

    Thanks! I love mine so far and mine is near stock! At least I know what my next car when I get out of college is hehe

    Thanks, I have looked through a lot of the builds, kinda makes me jealous that I don't have the money to get the lifts, etc :p Ya, the 50-100 miles a day is kinda a bummer to me because I could be using it for long-travel, etc but hey, the time I'm done with college, I'll probably have a new truck :)
     
  18. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    TheRedTac0

    TheRedTac0 Just a Taco guy, both food & truck

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    Yeah, I did my billet grill mod before joining...BIG MISTAKE! It stopped me from doing the Satoshi mod or any other grille mod for that matter. But I've had mine since the beginning of my Junior Year in high school and its held up great! I've put 18,000 miles on it since I got it almost 3 years ago. So just take care of it and do the mods that YOU want to do. By the time I'm done with college I hope to upgrade to a Access Cab 4x4 or a Double Cab 4x4 because the Tacoma is an amazing truck!
     
  19. Nov 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    scaplus

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    I might just save up to buy a new Taco down the line that has 4X4 and everything. I put on 20K a year minimum, so I'll be in the 170Ks when I'm done with school.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Looks good! did the bigger tires slow you down at all?
     
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