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New from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Members' started by adamhalliwill, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    adamhalliwill

    adamhalliwill [OP] Member

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    Hey. I recently acquired a 2009 Tacoma base manual w/ 17k miles for use in my new job as a satellite installer. It seems like a solid truck, well built (aside from some ergonomic quirks - small windows, etc) and the MPG has been in the 20+ range, so it should prove to be economical and practical for what I need it for.

    I'm coming from an old-gen Saab 9-3 and was a member of Saabcentral.com for a few years, but now that I own the Taco I decided it's time to migrate to a new community. Did a search for Taco-based forums and this one seemed cool so I joined and look forward to sticking around here.

    - Adam

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  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    TRD cat back exhaust, TRD Cold Air Intake, differential breather mod' Hellwig rear sway bar, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart's, Michelin LTX A/T2, DTRL Stealth Mode Mod, custom "Texas Edition" shift knob, Sock's "Classic" bedside decals, MetalMiller custom grill emblem, 20% front tinted windows, tinted taillights, Viper alarm, ScanGauge II, Flyzeye Designs V2W Tacoma Interior LED lighting, de-mud flapped, de-badged, extra D-rings under bed bolts, WeatherTech ED floor mats, G4 Elite Fold a Cover ,Toyota bed mat, tailgate theft deterrent device and absolutely no plasti-dip!
    Hi Adam :wave:
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Oat

    Oat Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! you from UP or LP in mi? i have family in iron-mountain area.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Blackshirts

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    Welcome to TW
     
  6. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    topgun155

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    Welcome to TW from TX.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    adamhalliwill

    adamhalliwill [OP] Member

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm from the Lansing area, but we've actually cruised through Iron Mountain once when on vacation in the UP.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV. [​IMG]
    You found the right one. TW
     
  9. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    TroutBum

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    Welcome Adam. Nice to see more folks from Michigan joining up.

    Mike
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    Welcome to TW! I was born and raised in Port Huron Mich.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

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    For some reason I've seen that makes a huge difference! Another question that can be asked to find the same answer is:

    do you use your blinker or not?
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Fiolo

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    WELCOME TO TW
     
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