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New Taco Owner - 1st Gen.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Muscrat, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    Muscrat

    Muscrat [OP] Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have had my eye on a Tacoma for the last year or so. Cant afford a new one or even a 2nd Gen. Boy do these hold their value!
    I came across a 1st Gen. on Craigslist for a 2002 for $12,500 with 107,000 miles on it from Washington State. The entire truck is very clean, even the frame. Everything works; Locker, ECT, OD, A/C....etc. It drives straight and feels pretty tight with the exception of a slight wobble/shimmy in the rear when hitting a bump. Shocks maybe?

    Anyway, I got him down to $11,000.
    I hope I made a good decision on this, so feel free to let me know - good or bad.

    Edit;
    I live in Minnesota. Any good suggestions on rust proofing for winter?

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  2. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    CS_AR

    CS_AR Well-Known Member

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  3. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    dbole007

    dbole007 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW and nice looking truck
     
  4. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    BINK05TRD

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    Welcome to the forum. :cheers:
    Congrats on the new rig.
    I use Fluid Film here in New England for rust prevention.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Muscrat

    Muscrat [OP] Member

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    Thanks!
    Does it stay on after a car wash?
     
  6. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    sittingbull

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    Nice one of my customers has that same truck
     
  7. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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  8. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    Yotamachine

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    Congrats on the new truck
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    broke_down

    broke_down highly opinionated with little experience

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    Killer truck. For rust, I like spray-on rubberized paint. I use this, and touch it up every fall, takes 10min. https://smile.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum...+spray+paint&qid=1563383987&s=gateway&sr=8-17
     
  10. Jul 17, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt

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  11. Jul 17, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    Tacospike

    Tacospike Go Away

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    Welcome!! NICE 1rst GEN!!!
     
  12. Jul 17, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    I'd say that's a fair price considering the mileage, is it 4x4? If so then that's an even better deal, at least it would be for out here in CA.

    Regarding the wobble, it's safe to assume that the suspension probably needs to be refreshed if it's still original. 100k miles isn't "a lot" for the stock suspension but it's not a little either, and combined with it's age I think it would be good to start there.

    Also, check your tire pressure...the back end of these trucks is very light when not loaded and if the tires are over-inflated it can make it feel sketchy when you hit bumps in the road at speed.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Muscrat

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    Yeah 4x4.
    Feeling sketchy when hitting bumps is probably the correct terminology. She'll move bit. Caught me by surprise the first time. I'll get it up on the lift this weekend or next and have a better look.

    Thanks!
     
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  14. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    eon_blue

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    When I first got my truck a few years ago, the dealership had the tires inflated to just over 50 psi when they should be at ~35. I remember hitting bumps on the freeway and feeling like the back end was going to swing out from under me
     
  15. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

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    Welcome to TW... Nice 1st Gen
     
  16. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    BINK05TRD

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    Hi pressure water does tend to wash it off. Recommended to apply at least once a year. I do mine in late October.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    irayfz6

    irayfz6 TTC #0249

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    Welcome to TacomaWorld!
     
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  18. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:58 AM
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    boogie3478

    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

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    Welcome to TW!
     
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  19. Jul 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    gmanrider9

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    1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen. You bought a Tacoma. That's always a good decision.
     
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  20. Jul 19, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    Rob Daman

    Rob Daman The Taco Formerly Known as Hard Shell Taco

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    a lot
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