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New from Upper Michigan

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jessrin, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Oct 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Jessrin

    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    Just became a member of the Tacoma World.. I own a 2005 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 4X4

    This is my second Tacoma. I had a 2003 double cab TRD Off Road 4x4 which i traded in a while ago because i thought a full size truck was better.

    Now I feel better to back to by mid-size Tacoma. Glad to have a the truck again. I wont make that mistake again.

    my first one i did a lot of stuff to.. BDS suspension 2 inch lift, Demello rock sliders, custom made prerunner bar and a rack on the roof. oh ya.. PIAA lights all over the place on the truck

    [​IMG]

    Now I'm back with my 2005 tacoma.. I'm going to leave this one stock. I just want a nice truck for everyday running. So far I really like this truck.

    [​IMG]

    sorry.. this a cell phone pic of my recent tacoma..
     
  2. Oct 9, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Duck760

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    both look good man keep it up
     
  3. Oct 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Welcome to TW!!!!:D

    Nice trucks!! Your 1st gen looked awesome!
     
  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    Jessrin

    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    your guys trucks look great too.. i like the light bar on the white one. I'm still on the new stages on my truck. I'm sure in time I'll be doing something to it.. I want to keep it stock, but... I know how I am.. :)
     
  5. Oct 10, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  7. Dec 26, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Rattler

    Rattler Wandering But Not Lost

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    Hey Jessrin,
    I am a troll in the LP but I love the UP!! We have been on a week-long camping trip the last 3 years with a great group up there that come from all over. Here is the website:
    http://www.upoverland.org/

    A lot of Toys do the trip too.

    My '04 started out just like yours!
     
  8. Dec 26, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    how did you mount the lights on the 2005?
     
  9. Dec 27, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Congrats.

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  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    Jessrin

    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    Hey thanks guys for the comments.. i have to look at the link too.. I mounted the light by just drilling holes in the plastic bumper.. not the best but it works for now. theres a stiffer platic piece below the fornt clip bumper to hold on to. In time I want to buy a light bar. I just cant believe how expensive they are just for a strait bar.. crazy! I have done some more stuff for my taco. I'll take a pic and post
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    new house colors look great! oh... and the truck looks good too. =)
    I still want that skid plate but have not got around to buying it yet.

    Nathan
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  13. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    i installed the eyelids for the headlights. I had them painted. I also installed the skid plate and having the black grill done at a shop for a screen mesh upgrade done. i had an extra chrome grill around and had them put that on for now.. i think i like the chrome one a lot better.. When the grill comes back i'm going to mount the lights behind the mesh grill..
     
  14. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    thanks man.. yeah i had the house done last summer.. got rid of that crappy sidding and had some new vinal put on.. made the house look so much better.

    I found the skid plate on craigslist. sure i had to drive 259 miles one way to get it, but it was a great deal.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    Plus.. i really like your wheels on your truck.. are those the ones off a FJ? did you paint them?
     
  16. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    They are wheels off a trd special edition fj. They came in the gunmetal gray color. Here is a link (from my sig) to more photos if you hadn't already clicked on it: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/104249-ycart1201s-build.html

    and here is a close up pic:
    [​IMG]

    Nathan
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  17. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Rattler

    Rattler Wandering But Not Lost

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    You probably hit the TORC races every year. I got to go a few years ago. They are fun. I have been a Johnny Greaves & Jeff Kincaid fan for many years!
     
  18. Dec 29, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    Thats funny you say this. I have been a member of these races since 2005. I was part of the Ben Wandahsega off road racing team. I used to drive the race hauler for him. The races here in Bark River are like a Holiday here. They have them twice a year now. soo much fun. Jeff and Johnny are cool guys to hang with. good people. if you can, make your way back up here for a race again. like you said.. they are a blast.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    Rattler

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    We were up there and finished up our camping trip the same weekend as the August race but we didn't want to back track all the way to the Escanaba area from Munising Sunday AM. I definitely want to attend again though!

    I love how that house is about in the track and the track goes out onto the road too. I was surprised the house was there on the Dirt game version of the track.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Jessrin [OP] Oh, okay...

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    if your talking about that white house.. thats my Uncle Scotts house.. The yellow house on the corner, when you turn right to go to the parking lot is my inlaws house and the white church and also my mother-in-laws..

    its one big family

    the land used to be in the my wifes family's name where the race track is and has been

    Guess where i met my wife??? LOL!!!
     
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