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Discussion in 'New Members' started by mtarnone, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    mtarnone

    mtarnone [OP] Member

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    TRD Exhaust TRD Short Shift
    I am planning on purchasing a new Tacoma 6-speed manual Double Cab TRD Off Road. It is scheduled to be built on March 4th. I have added two options; the TRD Cat Back Exhaust and the TRD Short Shift. I am also considering new TRD wheels as well (PTR18-35090-BR). I have wanted one of these for a long time and I must admit that I am excited.

    Always looking for recommendations to make it better.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome and congrats on your new purchase! Its going to be a really long month.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

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    Ferdie
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    Upgraded 2002 Tacoma to 2018 Tundra
    Welcome!
     
  4. Feb 10, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    mtarnone

    mtarnone [OP] Member

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    Your are right... it is... going to be a long month. Matt, I enjoyed your pictures. My build is going to be the same color and it was great to be able to show my wife a great example of what it will will look like. She is warming up to my purchase slowly but surely.

    My daughter is excited as well because she knows that it will likely be hers in a few years after she graduates college.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    poundin tacos

    poundin tacos Well-Known Member

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    plasti dip badges, maxtrac spindles, spidertrax up front, 20x9 BMF novakanes, 305/55r20 nitto terra grapplers, flowmaster dumped before axle
    Welcome buddy.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    LOL, My wife had warmed up, well right up till I told her how much $$ I was dropping for the supercharger. :argue:
     
  7. Feb 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Drummer0247

    Drummer0247 International Jewel Thief

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    Cheers, welcome to the obsession that your significant other will never understand, or how you can talk to dudes all night and not be gay
     
  8. Feb 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    chris5255

    chris5255 Me mber

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    BAMF Sliders Fog light switch mod, Pelfreybilt Front bumper, Warn Zeon10 winch pinstriping for speed
    Congratulations. Sounds like a great truck. Can't wait to see pictures after you get it.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    mtarnone

    mtarnone [OP] Member

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  10. Mar 30, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    mtarnone

    mtarnone [OP] Member

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    I finally took delivery of my new Tacoma. I am more than pleased with the final result. I had the TRD High Performance CAT back exhaust and TRD short shift installed at the factory. Once delivered, I had purchased the TRD baja wheels and had them installed at a local shop.


    Side view
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    Front view
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    Rear Wheels with exhaust. The wheels match well with the dark metalic grey paint. They come in two pieces (wheel and chrome ring on front). The exhaust is considerably louder but not too loud. Shifting through the gears at about 2500 RPM can sound pretty radical though.
    [​IMG]

    Closeup view of exhaust tip
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    Shifter knob... unique to the TRD short shift kit. Short Shift is the only way to go. Going through the gears is slick and I absolutely love it. Combine the fast shifting at 2500 RPM with the TRD exhaust, it is very BAAAAAADDDD!
    [​IMG]

    truck1 side.jpg
    truck2 front.jpg
    truck3 rear wheel.jpg
    truck4 exhaust.jpg
    truck5 shifter.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  11. Mar 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    mtarnone

    mtarnone [OP] Member

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    Here is a closeup of the TRD short shift knob with the TRD logo engraved in it:
    truck6knob.jpg
     

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