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New guy, old truck!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by phidauex, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    phidauex

    phidauex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sam
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    Small lift and a topper!
    Just bought a truck today, so I can officially be a member. ;)

    Bought a '97 Tacoma LX, 4x4, V6 manual, extended cab, 193k, for $3900. Comes with a good topper, almost brand new Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos, newly replaced clutch, belts, timing belt, water pump and front axles. Everything works great except the door locks which lock from the inside, but can't be unlocked from the outside. Its clean and in good shape, and has been well maintained.

    I've got a few weeks now to get it prepped up for some long trips, towing a trailer. Not much to do besides the usual fluids change on a new vehicle, put a hitch and wiring on, and vacuum the dog hair out of the cab!

    Probably paint the wheels too (stock alloys, getting a little oxidized...)

    Look for more questions from me soon in the 1st gen forums as I get it tweaked up. Not planning on doing anything crazy with it, but I'll probably update some of the suspension components soon.

    -Sam
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    sounds like an awesome truck! welcome!
     
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Welcome, great truck! :)
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    matthew5olson

    matthew5olson Well-Known Member

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    congrats on the truck. Seems to be the same setup that I have only 7 years older. That looks like a great deal.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Kmoney

    Kmoney Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the truck! Welcome!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    :wave: Welcome to TW


    Oh wait...hold on, got something here for ya........

    :worthless: yep there it is :D
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    phidauex

    phidauex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Small lift and a topper!
    Ha, thanks for the welcome! Hopefully this will satisfy you. A few pics to get started! You can see the nice new 31" tires, and it seems to have a small lift on it, though I can't tell from what just yet (still getting used to the suspension components).

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    Not perfect, lots of dings and bumps from being 12 years old w/ almost 200k on her, but she runs strong, handles well and inspires confidence!

    -Sam
     
  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Very nice truck bud! Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  10. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    Welcome
     
  11. Jul 29, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    HwyRogue

    HwyRogue Resident Canuck

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    Welcome to the club.. just goes to prove, you can't kill a good thing! :D
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    Kappes03

    Kappes03 Legend of the UG

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    Welcome from the Aurora area man. I'm only a month late on the welcome :)

    -mike
     
  13. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    gupster88

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    make sure you post pics of everything you do!

    welcome to TW :wave:
     
  14. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    And a member you are now! Welcome to TW!
     
  15. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    welcome to TW.
     
  16. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Welcome to TW!
     
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