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New guy in SoCal!!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Cruisermansd, May 16, 2013.

  1. May 16, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Cruisermansd

    Cruisermansd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm Jeff and I just picked up an 03 DC taco with 80k miles, trd 4x4!!!!

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    First thing is first I am getting rid of the snugtop and bed rug.

    I am not new to toyotas I have a 2005 4runner. Needless to say I am a toy nut!

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    Thanks to all the great info on here, I searched a lot of great info on what to look for before buying this great looking 03 Tacoma.
     
  2. May 16, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    choppersx

    choppersx ZoMbiE aLeRt

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    Lifted Bilstein shocks 5100's Front set 1.75, Rear set 1.5 ICON 3 Leaf Progressive add on / Lights-Retrofit with Halos & interior Dome / Tinted windows/AFE PRo Dry Air Filter / Go Rhino Bars / Flowmaster Exhaust 50 series
    Welcome Jeff! Be ready to open that wallet again :D
     
  3. May 16, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Cruisermansd

    Cruisermansd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks chopper!! Love the addiction. Already have a few ideas floating in my head on what direction I want to go!

    Going to sell the trailer and the snugtop and make the Tacoma more of an overland explorer.
     
  4. May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    BigOly

    BigOly Well-Known Member

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    Only 80K? Geez, the engine on your taco hasn't even broken in yet! :D

    Really nice find on your 1st gen and kinda diggin the color on your new rig! :p

    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  5. May 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    Cruisermansd

    Cruisermansd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bigOly!!

    80,791 miles on the clock!!

    I wanted a white or the desert color but I could not find one and when I saw this one I could not pass it up for the amount of miles it had!!! I totally scored.

    The color is growing on me!

    Can't wait to get this thing outfitted!
     
  6. May 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    TIM.TRDSparks

    TIM.TRDSparks Well-Known Member

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    Tonneau cover, engine block heater, trailer brake controller, tow hitch, etc...
    Welcome to the forums!
     
  7. Jun 21, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    Cruisermansd

    Cruisermansd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well after having my truck for about 6 weeks, I finally started modding it out.

    Allpro coilovers,
    Upper arms
    Leaf springs (standard duty) kit
    Frontrunner bed rack,
    CVT RTT
    255/85/R16 KM2s
    Full skid plates
    Ultra gauge
    Ram mount iPhone holder

    Next on the list is a Thule rack with mountain bike carrier.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Aug 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    PhdNPrerunners

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    Truck looks really good man!
     
  9. Aug 27, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Cruisermansd

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    Thank you very much!!!

    I added some new additions to the truck

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Aug 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    Cruisermansd

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    Added
    trail gear front and rear bumpers, trail gear slider (not on yet)

    Tiregate and a 255/85/16 spare

    Yakima roof rack
    Yakima rocket box
    Yakima mountain bike carrier

    Frontrunner feather light awning (which is awesome)

    Arb 50l fridge with frontrunner slide
    Have not put the slide in yet as I am going to take out the back seats and add a platform .

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    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  11. Aug 27, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    precoma

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    Holy shit that was fast. Truck looks great man
     
  12. Aug 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    Cruisermansd

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    Yeah I have the bug.

    I have a 05 runner that I built up which was supposed to Last me a while but my dad fell on hard times so he is borrowing that for now. I just could not stay away from not having something fun to drive so I picked up the taco to try something a little different than what I have had in the past. So far I love the taco, not as good as my old 80 series or the 4runner but still a great truck right out of the box.


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    Thanks for all the complements.

    And just for shits and giggles and because everyone like Toyota porn here is the old 80

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  13. Aug 30, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    PhdNPrerunners

    PhdNPrerunners Well-Known Member

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    Wow you modded the tacoma a lot really fast! You have definitely had some great looking toyotas
     
  14. Aug 31, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Cruisermansd

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    Thank you sir!
     
  15. Aug 31, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    FlashCulprit

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    New truck. Mods to come!
    How do you like that CVT? I'm in the market and have considered one of those puppies. Good looking build. Jealous of how fast it came together!
     
  16. Sep 1, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    Cruisermansd

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    Flash; the CVT Is great, I analyzed each of the RTT makers and my conclusion was that CVT had good quality at a good quality price point. I have used it and it has not failed yet. For the $$ it's the best buy out there I think.

    Thanks for the complements, it has come together fast but hey, you never know when the zombies will attack!! Hahaha

    Go for a CVT good people to deal with.
     
  17. Sep 2, 2013 at 5:11 AM
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    FlashCulprit

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    Good to hear. Based on price point it's hard to find a well build/easy to set up RTT that can withstand weekly use. I'll have to check out it. Looking forward to see what else you can do with this truck. Lovin' it so far!

    I'll have to give you a shout out next time i'm in Del Mar visiting family.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    travis.diller

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    Wow! Did you win the lottery? Sweet rides :)
     
  19. Sep 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    Cruisermansd

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    The CVT RTT really has held up very well. And I use my stuff. I don't hold many punches with my trucks.

    That would be awesome, stop by there is alway cold beer for people that like toyota's .
     
  20. Sep 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    Cruisermansd

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    Thanks or the compliment! And no I didn't win the lottery. Wish I would tho, sure would make everything much easier hahah.

    Just the tried a true method "work hard play hard" & " pay it forward "
     
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