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New member from Longmont, Colorado

Discussion in 'New Members' started by SkipSauls, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    SkipSauls

    SkipSauls [OP] New Member

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    I recently traded in my 2003 GMC 2500HD for a 2012 Tacoma. That might seem like a strange move to some, but I haven't needed to tow huge trailers for a couple of years now, so the GMC was overkill.

    The Tacoma is a silver double-cab SR5, and looks to be a good addition to the garage. The GMC was an extended cab long bed, and the Tacoma seems to be about 3 feet shorter, a foot narrower (GMC had huge mirrors), and a foot lower. The smaller footprint is nice in the garage, really nice on the road, and amazing when trying to park, especially in the tiny spaces in places like Boulder.

    No mods as of yet, but my wife did get them to include a bed extender in the deal (I have to install it). I'll be looking at either a bug shield or clear bra, possibly a "topper" of some sort, and Weathertech floor mats before next winter. It's not my daily driver, so I'm not planning on going too crazy with it.

    Anyway, this looks like a great forum and I've already been searching and finding some good information.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Mike
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    5100's at 1.75, Rear leaf TSB, Moto Metal 951 16x8, BFG TKO2 265/75/16, AFe Stage 2 CAI w/pro dry filter, Access Loredo tonneau cover, N-Fab steps, Tinted windows, EGR in channel vent visors, Ultragauge, UGA drink coasters in the front cup holders, and a Graco car seat in the back seat
    Welcome from GA.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    ShadesOfGrey

    ShadesOfGrey Well-Known Member

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    TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, Airaid CAI, Pro Comp 3" Suspension Lift, 17" Moto Metal rims w/ 33" Pro Comp tires, Powder Coated Pro-Tech Headache Rack & Toolbox
    Welcome from OR.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    WingNut55

    WingNut55 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Alaska. Weathertech makes a nice bug deflector.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    Ryan07

    Ryan07 Well-Known Member

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    Icon Ext. Coilovers, LR UCA's, Icon AAL, Nitro 9000 Shocks, 7"Kragen HID's/Billet Grille, Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover, Bed Lights, Diff Breather Mod, D-Rings Mod, LED Interior Lighting/Plate Lights, LED 4X4 Switch, Viper Starter, AVH-P4200DVD, PAC Interface, OEM Backup Camera/Pop&lock, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Weathertech Mats, Husky Mud Flaps, 8000lbs Champion Winch/Winch Cradle and Quick Connect Kit, 4,500lbs Champion Winch/Front Hidden Winch Mount, OEM Painted Rims, Spidertrax 1.25, 265/70R17 BFG KO's
    Welcome! Good trade if you ask me:cool:
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    CantSitStill

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    You'll love this forum, and your new truck. Good choice!
     
  7. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:40 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome aboard! :wave:
     
  8. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    Norton

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    2013 Access Cab 4x4 V6 6MT, TRD OR & Tow Packages
    ARE Z-Series Topper, OME 885 Coils, Dakar Leafs, NitroCharger Sports; TRD Quickshifter; TRD Exhaust; aFe POWER Magnum FLOW Pro DRY S Air Filter; Goodridge SS Brake Lines; Cooper Discoverer A/T3s on FJ SE Anthracite Rims; N-Fab 6-Step Nerf Bars; MetalMiller TRD Skid; jsi's Locker Anytime & ramonortiz55's Always on Power Outlet Relay Mods; crashnburn80's Ultimate Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades (RallyLights Harnesses, Osram 85/80W H4 & Flösser 90W H11 Bulbs); ND4's Fog Light Anytime Mod; Interior & Reverse LEDs; AudioControl LC2i LOC, JL Audio XD200/2v2 Amp, Focal PS165V1 Spkrs, Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub, Hushmat & Foam Insulation; Ltd Auto-Dim/Compass/Temp/Backup Camera/Homelink mirror; 4Runner 4X4 & FJ Fog Light Switches; Husky Floor Liners; UltraGauge EM; Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite; Mobtown Offroad Locking Bed Storage Doors; Toyota Bed Mat; Toyota Bed Extender; Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock; SolarGard Tint; CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna; Amsoil Lubricants; Adam's Detailing Supplies
    Welcome to TW and congrats on moving up on the automotive world!
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    wudbuchr

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    * Clear Bra (full front) * Side Body Molding * Tinted Windows & AWS window shades * Romik Running Boards * Color matched Undercover Lux bed cap * G-Tec Fab Door Sill Protectors * Fumoto Valve * ScanGauge-II * Bedrug * LED Interior, Stop, tail, Bed, OPT7 LED H11 low beam and fog lights * WeatherTech floor mats * Clazzio seat Covers * OEM Mud Guards * Chrome Tailgate Script lettering * MobTown Locking bed storage doors, Tailgate skin and cap * GT series Image Dynamics speakers (6x9 fronts, 6.5 rears) * Removed jump-seats & rear seat-belts * Sound deadened back wall, rear posts, rear doors and front doors with a layer of RAAMmat, a layer of Ensolite, and a layer of EzCool * Insulated the roof with two layers of EzCool * Redline Tuning Quick Lift Elite hood struts * - Coming Up - * Audio Control DQ-61 DSP, 5-channel amplifier and sub woofer.
    Science has proven that most bug deflectors do not work! Although it is a little pricy, I would go with the Clear Bra. I got top dollar for my 2008 Mazda Miata (Grand Touring) when I traded for my 2012 Tacoma Access Cab. The Miata looked showroom new without a ding or blemish on the front end. Most clear Bras are 8MM thick clear polyurathane and do a bang up job of protecting your paint. I will be adding a clear bra to my Tacoma as soon as I can find a retailer in West Tennessee.
     
  10. May 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    Jim4X4

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    Ironman4x4 2" lift Ricochet aluminum skids iPad install Undercover Hidden Winch Mount System
    Are you planning on any off road adventures? I am the managing editor for TacomaMag.com and we are out of Co Springs . . . I am looking for some Taco's for pics and stories if you are interested.
     
  11. May 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    2in Toytec leveling kit TSB 4 leafpack 130w KC driving lights Wsetin 3 tab lightbar Black headlights Trex eyelids TRD sport wheels Firestone MT Hood protector Vent visors Tube stepbars Colormatch grille
    Welcome Skip from Alabama
     
  12. May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    rob1

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    Tail gate mod, locking gas cap, locking spare tire, rear spring tsb,Weathertech Digital fit's
    I hate you!! You live where I want to be!! LOL...I love Colorado bro been there 5 times for vacation. Check out some pics of mine in C.
    Welcome aboard TW from stinking south Texas!!!:eek::D
     
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