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New Member from Middle Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Members' started by pastagreyhound, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    pastagreyhound

    pastagreyhound [OP] Member

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    Middle Tennessee
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    07 Prerunner
    Hello all, hope your Summer is going well. The wife finally got her dream car--a truck. She's been wanting a Tacoma forever and we were finally in a position to get her one. She's a demanding little thing: "I want to sit up high--but I want good gas mileage and lots of power! I want to haul stuff around, too!" After a few attempts at different vehicles--the last one being a craptastic 2010 Honda CR-V--ridiculously underpowered and much too small for my 6'4" frame, we found this Taco while vacationing in Florida. Initially she test drove an FJ, but it rode like, well, an off-road vehicle (DUH!) and the visibility was a complete nightmare.

    Anywho, she absolutely loves this truck. Drives great--except for those damn low profile tires on 20 inch rims. It starts to shimmy when we get above 50mph or so. Took it in for tire balancing and rotation and to make sure it wasn't a caliper or bearings, and sure enough, the mechanic rotated and balanced everything twice and came to the conclusion it was the the big, low profile wheels. C'est la vie. It's her truck and it doesn't bother her.

    The first thing I'll be doing is getting rid of the ridiculously bad stock Totota stereo. Gonna replace it with a Pioneer with USB.

    The previous owner blinged it up with chrome--she loves that. Except for the ridiculous fake air vent things on the doors. And he added "4x4" on the back for some reason. It's not.

    Anywho, got a feeling I'll be looking for some stock 18's in the near future.

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  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Racerboy221

    Racerboy221 Well-Known Member

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    Bill
    Litchfield Park, AZ
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    Tacoma 2.4, Std cab/bed, 18"wheels,airshocks
    18" Wheels & Tires, Airshocks, CB Radio
    Welcome to TW from AZ! Nice wheels!
     
  3. Jun 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Judy or Jude :)
    SBurl Vermont
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    13 TRD OR DC MGM
    Stock for now
    Dang there is a lot of chrome on that truck!
    Great intro, welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
     
  4. Jun 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    Rich
    Greenville,sc
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    2002 TRD prerunner,SR5, doublecab
    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. TC UCA's OME Dakars with extra leaf in the rear. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    Welcome Sir.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2011 at 3:13 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Houston Tx.
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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 to TW!
     
  6. Jun 19, 2011 at 3:21 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Scott
    AZ
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    Its so Chromey...lol



    Welcome from AZ :wave:
     
  7. Jun 19, 2011 at 3:30 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    TN
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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
  8. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    pastagreyhound

    pastagreyhound [OP] Member

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    Thanks, ya'll! Yes, I agree--more chrome than allowed by law. I mentioned to my wife that I was surprised the dude didn't have the tonneau cover chromed. I don't think the wife looks forward to polishing all that bling.

    Here's some more chrome for your viewing pleasure:

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