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New Guy from Socal

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mudman, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Dec 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    Mudman

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    Hello Guys and Gals,

    Just thought I'd introduce myself.
    I just recently purchased a 2008 Acess Cab Tacoma in 4wd with TRD package. This will be my very first truck, after coming off a 2001 Lexus IS300 that was totaled last week. This will also be the very first vehicle I purchase entirely on my own. :)

    I am looking forward to meeting many of you, and hitting some fun trails. As of right now, it's bone stock. So far my only plans for future mods, will be a small lift, and bumpers. Nothing too extreme, as this will be my daily work truck as well.


    Cheers
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    BryWi

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    Welcome from Ohio.

    Good to see someone else "see the light" and go from luxo-sport to truck.

    Traded in my 2007 G35S for a 2011 Taco.

    I have had trucks before and it's the one vehicle you will ALWAYS miss.

    Enjoy your new truck. And the weather in SoCal. Snow sucks :mad:
     
  3. Dec 7, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Grande

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    welcome, kick or ur shoes and make ur self at home, u will be stuck on the computer lol.

    i was...well still kinda am:rolleyes:
     
  4. Dec 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    unfamouskid01

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    Welcome Mudman, yeah I'm pretty new to this site as well and i gotta say it's pretty addicting.. you'll learn a lot from this site as i did.. Hopefully one of these days when were both ready to do our mods we can meet up and give each other a hand since you're not too far from me (Torrance).. just let me know..
     
  5. Dec 7, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Jerez

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    Welcome from chino...dude I did the same went from a 06 lexus IS to a tacoma...I love the truck way more. Congrats (but sorry to hear bout the loss)
     
  6. Dec 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Welcome from Fontana.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Mudman

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    I am hoping to hit some beginner trails next week, does anyone have any suggestions? Being that this is my first truck, I am just looking to get a taste of the dirt- not anything serious. Don't want to get stuck anywhere.

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  8. Dec 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Grande

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    yea, actually this weekend if ur interested, its saturday, i'll post a link, its all two wheel drive friendly from what i hear with other trails for 4X4's, havent been there myself, its gona be my first trail run on this site, other members are going to.

    just read the thread, u hav to bring 5 bucks to get into the park.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/southern-california/125005-trail-run-hungry-valley-12-11-10-a.html
     
  9. Dec 7, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Hi from 90638 :wave:
     
  10. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    welcome
     
  11. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    How about a 130 mile road - The Mojave Road - from the Colorado River near Laughlin to a little east of Barstow? Certainly not hard core 4x4, but interesting and a good learning trail. But if Soda Lake is wet - don't even try it with 4x4. A two day adventure.

    Guide book available probably on Amazon? - The Mojave Road Guide by Casebier - 20 bucks.

    Some of it is pretty remote so best to have two vehicles.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    himmie

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    Visit the Build.
    Welcome to TW!
     
  13. Dec 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    Mudman

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    I will have to wait until next weekend Granda. Sorta tied up this weekend.

    I'm a little nervous about offroading, since this will be my first time. I've driven down smooth fireroads before to mountain bike when I had my Lexus though.

    Is there a primer on proper trail edicate? I'd hate to be the jerk that's ruining it for everyone unknowingly. lol

    Hopefully I can make it out to a trail run with you guys soon. It would be awesome meet some new people.
     
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