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my tacoma is expensive

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, May 27, 2010.

  1. May 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    in the last three weeks, new ball and seat on the driveline, carrier bearing, and u joints, new belts, ps pump, brakes and rotors, lots of money, but still lovin my taco
     
  2. May 27, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Digiratus

    Digiratus Adventurer

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    its worth it man! keep it up. its worth it!
     
  3. May 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    toycar18

    toycar18 Well-Known Member

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    OME Suspension, BFG 33x10.50 AT, Light Racing Upper Control Arms, Rear ARB Air Locker, LCE Header, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, K&N Intake
    I have a 98 too - I have to had to dump some money into it also

    It sure beats having a car payment.
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    How many miles on it?
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    ninorth

    ninorth T-REX

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    I miss my old 98... I should have never traded it in for the 06....
     
  6. May 28, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

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    Listed in sig.......
    1st gens FTW lol, are ya not lovin ur 06?
     
  7. May 28, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    ninorth

    ninorth T-REX

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    I do love my 06 but I also loved my 98.. I could drive my 98 like a sports car, speeding around. The 06 is bigger so not as easy to speed around it but some how I still do it (more power tho).. LOL I would love to have both!
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    177,000 miles madjik man
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    pittim

    pittim mittip

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    Pink slider.
    uh, brakes and rotors are wear items...they're expected to have to be replaced.

    lifetime brakes are a crock of sh!t.
     
  10. May 28, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Meh, not bad in the maintenance cost IMO
     
  11. May 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Shit, that puppy is just getting broken in dude , I'll bet there's still good hone marks in the cylinders.......:D :cool:
     
  12. May 28, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    haha ya for sure there is but it was just all at once, kinda sucked, but like i said it's worth it, gonna get new tires soon not sure what to go with
     
  13. May 29, 2010 at 2:35 AM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank Well-Known Member

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    new headers, new stereo, new speakers, new muffler, new fuel upgrade, it's all expensive........................ but worth every penny.

    on another note i am expecting to have to replace the drive shaft if my final lift kit alteration doesn't work out. Any suggestions?
     
  14. May 29, 2010 at 2:37 AM
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    Timicha

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    Fabtech 4 inch lift, tinted windows, diff drop, 33 inch MTZ tires on Raceline Raptor wheels, ELITE OFF-ROAD bumpers and sliders
    i cant even list the amount of money i've spent on my truck over the years haha but its all worth it in the end
     
  15. May 29, 2010 at 3:05 AM
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    Leadgolem

    Leadgolem Well-Known Member

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    Herculiner bed liner, White LED instrument lights, Custom painted hood, Homemade leather steering wheel wrap, Avic u310bt gps stereo, 1.5" bushwacker fender flares, 1.25" bilstein lift front, 1" shackle lift rear, rear bilstein 5100 shocks, ridiculous helper spring lift rear, wet okole seat covers, mutilated exhaust, boom mat under hood
    Hmm, I had to replace one of my u-joints too. Maybe it's just the age. Mine has 219k on it. :)
     
  16. May 29, 2010 at 4:07 AM
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    Johnny M50

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    K&N "warm" air intake
    I had a 2000, missed it alot. Darn thing saved my life when I got T-Boned by a bone head speeding durning a heavy fog. This 09 isn't near as rugged as the 2000, I guess ford can claim their quality is like a Toyota's now.
     
  17. May 29, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    bruinsrme

    bruinsrme Well-Known Member

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    2002 dakota with 125k
    2 1/2 sets of ball joints
    3 sets of front bearings
    1 set of new break lines
    new BCM computer
    3 sets of front brakes
    3 new calipers
    3 sets of new rotors
    2 seats of rear universal joints
    4 O2 sensors
    1 new gas filler tube
    new belts X2
    air conditioner/heat system needed a complete replacement
    exhaust on its way out
     
  18. May 29, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

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    thats a pretty hurtin amount of repairs for only 125k
     
  19. May 29, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    bruinsrme

    bruinsrme Well-Known Member

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    the engine was awesome, just everything aroundthe engine sucked.
    I stopped liking the truck after the second set of bearings. i kept it because it was paid off. looking back it cost over $3000 in repairs after 80k miles.
    even though the bank was paid off I was still making payments just to various repair shops.
     
  20. May 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    Debadged,Deck Plate mod, Helix throttle body spacer, magnaflow two chamber, smoked corner marker lamps, cb radio, smoked headlights, grillcraft mesh grill, URD short throw shifter, ultagauge, billstein 5100 front struts, spidertrax 1.25 spacers on all four
    after seeing that dodge i dont feel so bad
     
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