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My truck became a man today...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SgtRoachUSMC, May 3, 2010.

  1. May 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    SgtRoachUSMC

    SgtRoachUSMC [OP] New Member

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    So I didn't know what I was getting into when my buddy asked for some help to haul some lumber to his house to repair his deck. As I have not yet used my new truck as a truck I was happy to help. Turns out he needed more than I expected. As we were gathering the wood in the store I began to wonder if I was soon to be asking too much of the little Tacoma. My fear grew as we loaded it all in the bed. But never being smart enough to stop until it's too late, we kept going. The truck handled the weight without even noticing, save for the rear springs. But the problem came in because of how long they were a lot of weight was concentrated on the end of the tailgate. Turns out I ended up destroying the bushing inside the right tailgate hinge. So until I replace it the tailgate sits a little off center when closed. I was happily surprised that the tailgate itself didn't bend or crack at all. We were only about 3 miles from his house, and it was all back roads so we went pretty slow to prevent sanding the tips off as we went over bumps. Not something I'm going to try again, at least not with lumber that long, but I did enjoy making use of the bed. Thanks for wasting your time to read my little story.







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  2. May 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    fishinsteeg234

    fishinsteeg234 Well-Known Member

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  3. May 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    BravesFan

    BravesFan The MOST Badass Offroad Truck

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    uhhh i dont even know what to say to that........:confused:
     
  4. May 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    91Toyotabogger

    91Toyotabogger "Loud Tires Can Save Lives"

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    thats not save for a f250 to haul that long shit..much less the lil taco
     
  5. May 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Koov

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    WoW...
     
  6. May 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    JKD

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    Lumber that long should be delivered. It's not worth the damage to your truck...
     
  7. May 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    4x4jeep

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  8. May 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    I can't believe you actually drove with that hanging out the back.:eek:
     
  9. May 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Damnit boy...Lots o' weight for that lil taco...
     
  10. May 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    it looks like a girl sqauting to pee.
     
  11. May 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    cantac09

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  12. May 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    That's just funny.:taco:Hooray for Tacos! So how many rubberneckers did you pass on the way?

    And - off topic here but I thought all guys referred to their trucks as "she"...
     
  13. May 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    I think I would have left my buddy at the store as soon as I saw how long those boards were.
     
  14. May 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    uhhhh i'm gonna go ahead and say NOT safe....
     
  15. May 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    MxRacer190

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  16. May 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    schiz94

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    haha even with my little truck overloaded so many times it wasnt that bad.
     
  17. May 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    =toytruck=

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    Lol that's crazy, but that's what helpin out friends is all about.
     
  18. May 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I love helping my friends too, but damn that's just insane!!!!

    Also, is your tailgate bent now? Looks like it in the pic.

    :smack:
     
  19. May 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    wolfe0zero

    wolfe0zero opportunityisnowhere!

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    How did they let you leave the lumber yard like that? Haha
     
  20. May 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    James3492

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    DUDE THATS FUCKING AWESOME :)) HAHAHAHHAHA MAN HAHAHA IF I SAW That i would be like what the fuck are you thinking but i would rather see that in person :) Holy shit Props to you :))
     
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