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Discussion in 'New Members' started by 760side, Jun 30, 2020 at 7:35 PM.

  1. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Just figured Id say hi.

    Ive been looking at Tacomas for a while and I think Ill be ready to make the leap from my '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee later this year.

    I like to think Im pretty handy as Ive done a lot of the basic repairs on my Jeep.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

    Black DOG Lila Well-Known Member

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    Stock. EZ pass.Dump pass.Inspection sticker.Convict printed lic.plates.FG cap.
  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado In honor of a fallen brother

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    Reinstate @StunGun
    Welcome to TW and of course you have... it's a jeep.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    Hobbs

    Hobbs - - - - - - - - -

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    Welcome to The Forum! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt

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  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Yeah.....everyone knows what JEEP stands for....Just Empty Every Pocket.

    :D
     
  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado In honor of a fallen brother

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    Usually if it doesn't fix itself, you probably didn't need it anyways.
     
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  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    Notoneiota

    Notoneiota Claud Bawls molested my cat.

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    All I can say is after owning 2 Cherokees, a Liberty, and a Grand Cherokee...you may as well put most of your tools away because you won't have to work on a Tacoma nearly as much. My Jeeps were constant maintenance, and I didn't mind because I liked working on them. My Tacoma is oil changes and greasing zerks. 140k and I have yet to replace any worn part other than tires (knocks on wood).
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:49 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Between my Jeep and my air cooled VW bug Ive probably lost 10 years of my life.
     
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  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:50 PM
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    FishnTx

    FishnTx Father of the one they call Asher

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  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    I tell myself that I enjoy working on my Jeep but I do tire of questionable questionable quality on Jeep aftermarket parts. I bought the Jeep used so I would have extra room for the wife and kids. Now the oldest is out of the house so Im looking for reliable.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    JStarr

    JStarr Life Off the Road

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    Welcome & best wishes for a great Tacoma experience.
    I have a '94 Wrangler that is still going strong, but it has required quite a bit of parts and work over the years, compared to my Tacomas and Tundra, which have needed very little beyond regular maintenance.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    23Skidoo

    23Skidoo A thirsty fish | Kill The King

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    My old VW bus only took 3 years of my life, but when it ran it was fun.
     
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  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Im a gluton for punishment. My bug was my first car and I was lucky enough to be able to store it at my grandparents house when I was in college. It currently sits in my garage waiting for a full restore.
     
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  15. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    Notoneiota

    Notoneiota Claud Bawls molested my cat.

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    Did I mention I have a 140k on the clock and am still on the original brakes? Just checked and they're all about halfway worn. My Liberty's brakes were done every 30k.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:11 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Sounds about right....every 20K to 30K miles on my ZJ, an undersized braking system on an oversized car
     
  17. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Tacoma1997White4x4

    Tacoma1997White4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Buy a first gen, get rid of that chrysler junk and all youll do is change the oil, welcome to reliability, glad you have seen the light
     
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  19. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:37 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

    buckhuntin-tacoma Shed hunter

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  20. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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    760side

    760side [OP] New Member

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    Thanks. While I wouldnt mind a 1st gen I have my eyes on 2nd gen since in general it will be easier to find one with less miles than a 1st gen.
     

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