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New 09 Taco Owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by fjfar80, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    fjfar80

    fjfar80 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mark
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    Total Chaos UCA's, King Coilover Front Suspension w/ Remote Reservoir Shocks, King / OME Dakar Rear Suspension with Remote Reservoir Shocks, DO Front Bumper, BruteForce Custom Rear Bumper, Slee Offroad Sliders, Warn w/synthetic line, Softopper, etc.
    All -

    I just purchased my first Tacoma this week, I fly to San Antonio tomorrow to pick it up.

    I've been intrigued with the Tacoma after wheeling with Jacque from TRDPARTS4U in 2010 on a Central Overland trip. I'm a Land Cruiser guy and own a '97 CE Collectors Edition, so this will be a new experience.

    My Land Cruiser:

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    Jacque has been helping me plan the build and we are aiming to do the following in August of this year:

    1. Icon Coilovers with Icon UCA's
    2. Icon in the rear
    3. TRD super charger
    4. ARB front bumper with a Warn 9.5XP
    5. CBI Fab rear bumper with swingout
    6. Slee Sliders
    7. Bud Built skid plates
    8. Factory roof rack with a Baja rack
    9. ARB front locker
    10. Safari Snorkel

    That's my story and sticking to it. I am looking forward to wheeling it and seeing how it compares to my 80.

    Cheers.

    - Mark
     
  2. Jun 23, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    congrats man :thumbsup: when you start the mods, start a build thread so we can see :D
     
  3. Jun 23, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    usfatboy01

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    She a Stocker, from really good stock, too.
  4. Jun 24, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Welcome to TW!
     
  5. Jun 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    TidalWave

    TidalWave I have a shovel and no one will miss you...

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    Welcome from AZ!
     
  6. Jun 25, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    Racerboy221

    Racerboy221 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW from AZ!
     
  7. Jun 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    David K

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    Welcome... What type of '09 Tacoma are you getting?
    2 door, Access Cab, 4 door?
    Base, SR-5, Sport TRD, Off Road TRD?
    2WD or 4WD?
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    fjfar80

    fjfar80 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Total Chaos UCA's, King Coilover Front Suspension w/ Remote Reservoir Shocks, King / OME Dakar Rear Suspension with Remote Reservoir Shocks, DO Front Bumper, BruteForce Custom Rear Bumper, Slee Offroad Sliders, Warn w/synthetic line, Softopper, etc.
    I picked up a double cab 4WD with the TRD Offroad package.

    Cheers.

    - Mark
     
  9. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Welcome.

    P.S. your LC is my Dream vehicle. I'm back in the south in October. Trade? :D

    Edit: lol, should have read the post above... So, sell me the cruiser!
     
  10. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    fjfar80

    fjfar80 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Total Chaos UCA's, King Coilover Front Suspension w/ Remote Reservoir Shocks, King / OME Dakar Rear Suspension with Remote Reservoir Shocks, DO Front Bumper, BruteForce Custom Rear Bumper, Slee Offroad Sliders, Warn w/synthetic line, Softopper, etc.
    Who knows, I may end up selling the Land Cruiser. Thus far, I really like the Tacoma...if feels a lot like the Land Cruiser - about the same width, just a little longer. I am going to run some measurements on clearance areas this evening and see what exactly the differences are - they don't look very significant to me...then again I am running 35's on the Land Cruiser.

    - Mark
     
  11. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Make sure to message me if that day comes.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    fjfar80

    fjfar80 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Total Chaos UCA's, King Coilover Front Suspension w/ Remote Reservoir Shocks, King / OME Dakar Rear Suspension with Remote Reservoir Shocks, DO Front Bumper, BruteForce Custom Rear Bumper, Slee Offroad Sliders, Warn w/synthetic line, Softopper, etc.
    So, I took some time this evening to measure the Tacoma and the 80; I've been thinking that they look pretty similar...so, time to take out the measuring tape. Now, these measurements were taken by my wife and I with a tape measurer...no lasers...no 3D imaging, etc.

    So here they are (Land Cruiser / Tacoma):

    Height to middle of the lowest point of the front bumper - 21.75 / 19.5
    Height to the lowest point of the corner of the front bumper - 26.5 / 20.0
    Height to the lowest point at the center of the front differential - 11.0 / 12.25
    Height to lowest point of sliders / side steps - 17.75 / 20.0
    Wheelbase - 113.0 / 128.0
    Height to middle of the lowest point of the rear bumper - 24.5 / 21.75
    Height to lowest point of the corner of the rear bumper - 23.0 / 23.0
    Height to the lowest point at the center of the rear differential - 10.0 / 10.0
    Height to the lowest point of the transfer case skid plate - 14.0 / 15.75
    Front track width at widest point of tires - 77.0 / 76.0
    Rear track width at the widest point of tires - 76.0 / 76.75
    Height to the bottom of the front windshield - 54.0 / 53.5
    Height at the highest point of the truck - 87.5 / 71.0
    Bumper-to-Bumper - 197.0 / 207.0
    Height of the tailgate (open) - 35.0 / 35.0

    I don't know about you guys...but, those are some pretty similar measurements. You guys don't know how my 80 is built but, the Tacoma is stock except it is running 285/75/16's. My 80 has an OME suspension lift, front and rear bumpers, skid plates, sliders, an INTI roof rack, AO drawers, a M12000, dual batteries, super charger, ARB air lockers, and I am running 35's. I think the bumper measurements on the Tacoma will increase as I replace the stock bumpers with the ARB on the front and a CBI on the rear. Also, the slider measurements should increase on the Tacoma as well...as I get rid of the Aries side steps and replace them with high clearance sliders. None the less, pretty amazing measurements.

    - Mark
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    paidfor

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    Welcome to TW from Texas. I have an 09 acces cab and love it.:D
     
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