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New 01 Taco Owner Westminster, CO.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by srsupertrap, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 12, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    srsupertrap

    srsupertrap [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2001 Tacoma SR5 V-6 TRD 4 X 4
    Bilstein 5100s, Borla 14945 S/S Exhaust, Fram Air Hog Filter, Diff Breather Mod & NGK Wires
    Howdy,

    I live in Westminster, CO. which is located between Denver & Boulder and I have been looking for a first generation Tacoma for well over a year now. As my fellow Coloradians can attest to, the price of 4 X 4 Tacomas are inflated and good ones don't last long on Craig's List or dealers for that matter.
    Last month I was quick enough and purchased a 2001 Taco Extra Cab SR5 V-6 TRD 4 X 4, 5-Speed with Diff Lock from the original owner with 104K miles :). It's forest green with a tan interior and it came equipped with a color matched Snug Fit Cap ( Locking Handle does not work ). It's not perfect and the original owner was not a gear head and the maintenance was done by those Jiffy Lubes places etc. Unfortunately he replaced the all the Bilstein shocks with some Big O Junk Shocks, go figure. I do my own mechanical work and have replaced T belts etc on Pathfinders so I am pretty confident I can tackle the Taco timing belt replacement which hasn't been done yet. Probably replace the water pump as well when I am in there. I received my EBay Tacoma Maintenance Manual which I found was a pirated copy of the Factory service manual. For $10 I could care less. I have already searched the Forum for the best prices on "Toyota Tacoma OEM parts" but didn't get what I was expecting. Please let me know where to purchase Tacoma OEM parts (See below) . . .

    I am an Mechanical Engineer by profession and unfortunately the medical equipment company which I have been working for the past six years terminated my position effective Dec 2008, Gee thanks.

    PS: I will post a picture soon & I am an active member of the GS Resource Forum.

    Motorcycles:
    79 Suzuki GS1000E Original Owner
    92 Honda ST1100
     
  2. Nov 12, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Equador. Don't know why.
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    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    Welcome to TW! Congrats on your find, if you're like the rest of us fixing our trucks up is a labor of love.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2008 at 7:50 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    BUILT, not bought...
    welcome man.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    neontrail

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    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    Welcome to the forum!! Sorry about the layoff man....

    But congrats on finally finding your taco...
     
  5. Nov 12, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    TengoTaco

    TengoTaco Wish i was wheelin

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    Great introduction. Welcome :D
     
  6. Nov 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM
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    srsupertrap

    srsupertrap [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2001 Tacoma SR5 V-6 TRD 4 X 4
    Bilstein 5100s, Borla 14945 S/S Exhaust, Fram Air Hog Filter, Diff Breather Mod & NGK Wires
    I am looking forward to learning a lot on TacomaWorld Forum. It's amazing the wealth of information out there on all the Forums from our Tacoma's to motorcycles and everything in between. A friend of mine told me there is even website for Cub Cadets . . .

    Since I need to replace my Taco T-Belt, waterpump & probably spark plugs (Do I really need NGK Spark Plugs with 2 Pronge Electrodes ?) I was wondering if some of the more seasoned Forum members could provide a link to cheaper Toyota OEM parts.

    I used the Search function but it didn't turn up a 1-800 number or Website.

    TIA
     
  7. Nov 12, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    silver07taco

    silver07taco Well-Known Member

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    2013 Tundra RCSB 5.7 4x4, 2007 Tacoma AC 4.0 4x4
    Welcome to TW!
     
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