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My third Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Macadotious, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    Macadotious

    Macadotious [OP] New Member

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    Matt
    Louisville, KY
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    '10 SR5 V6 Dbl cab, LB, TRD Sport, JBL
    Firestone load compensators with on-board compressor,
    Hello TW,

    My handle is Macadotious and I'm a Tacomaholic. Had a 1st gen and am now on my second 2nd gen. The first two were leases so no mods (except for damage) and I tried to toe the line of what they could do. As many of you know, these are impressive vehicles. The third one I bought new and am personalizing it. Much to my chagrin, this is both a personal and a work vehicle (my watershaping and landscaping business). I wish it were a play toy--but then I wouldn't want a double cab.

    Anyway, off the bat I installed Firestone Ride Rite load compensators and the on-board compressor. These things are so sweet! Just hauled 1500# of gravel 50 miles on the highway and it was the smoothest ride ever. I know, I'm over the the load capacity, but this is where my previous lease knowledge comes in handy! No worries! Still got over 17 mpg!

    All that aside, I wanted to introduce myself and let you know I don't get to do as much wheelin as I'd like, but I find plenty of other creative ways to "test the limits" of these bad-ass trucks.

    Also I'd like to thank the members of this forum as I have done a lot of research here before becoming a member. Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome aboard!
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    trd sport 4x4 w/towpkg
    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    Welcome to TW.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:35 AM
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    alexisjackson

    alexisjackson New Member

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    It's nice to hear that, macadotious. Any pictures from your 3rd personalized Taco?
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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    BBiggs

    BBiggs Well-Known Member

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    Brent
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    I just got it!
    Yeah man, without pics, your truck doesn't even EXIST on TW!


    Welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:46 AM
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    Leadgolem

    Leadgolem Well-Known Member

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    Greg
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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
    Welcome to TW. I thought about installing something like those load compensators. Nice to hear they work well.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    Pat 13

    Pat 13 Hillbilly 4X4

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    Congrats, I'm on my third one too, no gen, 1st gen, and just got a 2nd gen.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    David K

    David K Well-Known Member

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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Cibie Halogen. Bilstein 5100s Ride Rite Air Bags
    Hola... I am also on #3 ('01, '05,'10).. all three Off Road TRD 4WDs, the first was an extra cab and the next two were double cabs.

    #1: 136,000+ miles in 5 years, no problems, perfect truck... amazing.
    #2: 102,000+ miles in 4.5 years, soft suspension, brake problems, and wire harness failure causing air bag light to activate, but no brakedowns... still a darn good truck.
    #3: 17,000+ miles so far, 10 months old... Tranny drip soon after getting, fixed... otherwise outstanding with no suspension issues and this fantastic traction control system now... just loving my '10!
     
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