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New member from NYS, Delaware County

Discussion in 'New Members' started by kb2tha, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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    kb2tha

    kb2tha [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Delaware County, NYS
    Vehicle:
    08 SR5 TRD OffRoad
    Scangauge
    Not new to forums but 1st post here. Also not new to trucks, however have been without one for awhile.

    My first Toyota was a 2002 Tundra. Loved the truck but gave it up in order to purchase a 1997 GMC 1 ton diesel cargo van. Ran that on veg oil for 37k miles before I came back to the realization that I really needed a truck.

    Went to work on a 1959 Chevrolet Apache done as a Texaco theme truck. That should be on the road before the end of summer.

    In 2011 bought a new Corolla. Loved the car and the gas mileage (as much as 40 mpg - 5sp). On a recent trip where it was absolutely loaded, my wife asked, "What year is this?" I responded a 2011 and questioned why. She then said, "You need a truck". So that brings me here.

    Found a 2008 TRD Off Road SR5 AC with 32.8k miles. Took abit of a hit on the Corolla trade, but sticker on the truck was $5400 under KBB. Truck is V6 auto with a Leer 700 hard shell. Excellent condition. Paid $9000 difference. Corolla had 40k miles. I'm happy with it and it is getting 19-20.5 mpg so far.

    Have it currently loaded with tools and materials while at my SIL house to help on his garage build. Have noticed the spring sag common with these trucks. Even though over 3 YO, I will try seeing what various dealers will do about this under the TSB alert. It would seem that Toyota would not want the liability issue (if I am on record) of any future problems arising from this recognized issue. We'll see.

    Thanks for this great forum.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    WHPLSH3

    WHPLSH3 Fortified with horsepower-adding goodness...

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    Vance
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged Spruce Mica 6spd 4x4
    Build thread coming soon!
    Welcome!:wave:

    Can't wait to see that old Chev when it's done!
     
  3. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome!
     
  4. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Right behind you. NY
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    2013 DCLB SR5 4X4 Nautical Blue
    Check out my Build
    Welcome from NY :wave:
     
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