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new member just picked up my first ride

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by alfmoney, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. alfmoney

    alfmoney [OP] New Member

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    Hi guys i just picked up a 1998 extended cab 4cyl 5 speed 4x4 177k off ebay for $6500. This will be my first tacoma. One of my friends had a 96 6cyl auto that i fell in love with. I know the quality of the 4cyl engine and the tacoma itself and the truck looks to be very clean. I am going to pick it up on tuesday and was wondering if anybody had any tips on what to look for as far as common problems. thanks in advance
     
  2. 97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    look for rust on the frame. the biggest first gen problem
     
  3. maxpower29

    maxpower29 Well-Known Member

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    Jordan
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    All season mats, 2nd filter delete, DT header, Jardine cat-back, URD shifter, Bilstein 5100's all around at .85 front with Eibachs + .25 passenger/.5 drivers spacers and 1.5 AAL, 0w20 synthetic, Scanguage II, extra D rings, OEM backup camera+Mirror, bed mat, Extang Solid Fold, Popnlock 5300, Pro Comp 7089's 4.5bs 285/70/17 Revo 2s, De-badged
    Ya, in my little experience so far, those styles seem like rust cancers. Good pick up though, hope you love it!
     
  4. DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

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    Bethel Park, PA. Burb of the Burgh.
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    TRD Cat-back Exhaust. Semi-Debadged. Shorty 8 in. Antenna. Weathertech vent visors. TRD FJ Cruiser Center Cap Wheel Mod. Nitto Terra Grapplers. Inverter tapped into for outlet in cab. Tacomaworld sticker which adds 5 hp.
    Congrats and Welcome, x3 on the rust.
     
  5. AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    :)
    You're more brave than I am. I wouldn't even consider buying a vehicle sight-unseen.
     
  6. maxpower29

    maxpower29 Well-Known Member

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    All season mats, 2nd filter delete, DT header, Jardine cat-back, URD shifter, Bilstein 5100's all around at .85 front with Eibachs + .25 passenger/.5 drivers spacers and 1.5 AAL, 0w20 synthetic, Scanguage II, extra D rings, OEM backup camera+Mirror, bed mat, Extang Solid Fold, Popnlock 5300, Pro Comp 7089's 4.5bs 285/70/17 Revo 2s, De-badged
    true story for me
     
  7. 97T

    97T Resident T100 guy

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    soundstream 550.2 amp, 2 eclipse 10" subs, 4% tint rear window, 20% sides, 6" sunstrip, clear bumper lenses, avital 4103 alarm with keyless, BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A 235/75/15, 15X7 6-5.5 0C Unique 298 rims
    x3, although my dad and I did buy a motorcycle off ebay once but that was only $700
     
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