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New taco owner from Oregon

Discussion in 'New Members' started by alejandro, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    alejandro

    alejandro [OP] New Member

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    Portland, OR
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    11 PreRunner SR5
    Hi everyone,
    Total newb here. I bought my first ever new vehicle a couple weeks ago and am loving it! It's a magnetic grey 2011 Tacoma V6 Prerunner SR5 Access Cab. The only other vehicle I've owned is a used 98 Subaru Legacy Outback I bought when it was about eight years old. I've got a Taco and Subi... couldn't get more Portland than that.

    I had been contemplating getting a truck for probably the last year or so. Initially I was thinking of getting a really old Toyota truck just to use for hauling stuff. But as I looked around and saw the prices people were asking I started to lean more towards getting a brand new truck with a warranty, maintenance and all that.

    So I've been driving her for a couple weeks and so far so good. I'm waiting to get heated seats put in (my Subi has them so I had to check if they were available for the Taco). My dealer sold them to me at cost :D

    The truck came with protective film applied to a few areas prone to scratches (under the door handle, edge of wheel well, et al.), but the dealer wanted close to $1000 to apply it to the front of the hood and lights. Does anyone in the PDX metro area have a shop/person they can recommend for affordable protective film work? I'm looking to do as much of the exterior as possible as I live in an area prone to bird poop and vandalism.

    After reading the "improve gas mileage" sticky thread I'm thinking about installing an AFE air filter but since I've never owned a new vehicle with a maintenance package I'm wondering if it might get taken out during routine maintenance, or can I tell the dealer it's in there and they won't touch it?

    I have the stock sound system and I've noticed when using the Aux input I have to turn the volume way up to get a decent level. The Aux source is my phone and I its volume set to max. The radio/CD levels are fine so it definitely seems like the Aux input needs its own amplifier. Anyone else noticed this?

    My Subi also has heated mirrors, so that's something I'm going to be looking into modding. Anyone in PDX area done this?

    Overall I'm very happy to be a Taco owner and look forward to learning lots on this forum. Thanks for being here :)
     
  2. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    SuperTacoma

    SuperTacoma Well-Known Member

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    Tennessee
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    Factory Mods Ventshades Bug Deflector Magnaflow Muffler Solid Fold Extang Cover Pop Lock Helix Power Tower Westin Brush Guard Westin Nerf Bars color match Scoop Hood
    Welcome to TW!
    You get a sticker with it. Just stick it on the air box and they want mess with it.
    My maint plan only covers the oil changes anyway. They might try to sell you a filter just tell them you have a multi mile filter.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome!
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    snugtop supersport canopy, black westin bullbar/tube steps, piaa offroad lights, weathertech floor mats, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    Welcome from the other side of the hill!:cheers:
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    timsxr

    timsxr Well-Known Member

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    elusive elements grille
    welcome your on my side of town!! tommys tint
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Beaverton, Oregon. :)
     
  7. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    kiddwvman

    kiddwvman Well-Known Member

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    weathertec floor liner,tinted windows,bilstein 5100 front .85,5100'S rear,window vents,K@N air filter
    Hello and welcome.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    jivewalker

    jivewalker me gusta pechos firmes

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    Welcome!
     
  9. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    ser240z

    ser240z Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from SoCal...Nice choice on the color!
     
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