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Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by puddin67, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    JohnWJ

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    The wife and I have the 2 Gen AC Tacoma in 4x4 tow package I love it's good for all the yard stuff :eek: the wife wants and good for going to the range in :cool:.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    BlackSportD

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    TRD S/C, TS PNP AEM FIC, TS 625cc injectors, TS 2.2 pulley, Hayden tranny cooler, AEM wideband, TRD boost gauge.
    I love my first gen 4x4 extended cab TRD+ TRD blower, but I really like the look and size of the 2nd gen, and with Toyota bringing TRD in-house, the 2nd gen's super charge kits are a great improvement over the old (in regards to intercooling and more so OE derived management).

    I'm not sure about the 4.0 weighing more than the 3.4. I'll even save myself the google searching and am pretty sure the 4.0 is alloy, the 3.4 cast iron (except the head). The 4.0 could very well weight less than the 3.4. I also like that the 4.0 has timing chains over belts (just had my 3.4 changed). But I really like iron blocks- they can take extremes very well. But the MPGs of the 3.4 blows in comparison to what Toyota could probably get out of it if they re-did it with dual VVT and DI. I think the larger bodied 4.0 2nd gens are getting the same MPG as the little 3.4 1st gens.

    All and all IMO I see Toyota kind of loosing their routes and going the way of domestics- bean counting their vehicles into less and less reliable vehicles. I can see how the 1st gens get an almost colt classic like following- I sure don't want to let mine go.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    NorCalTacoma

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    Snug top with remote open,Bilstein 5100, rubber bed mat,Kmc Addicts, Duratracs,Pioneer Z150, Arc 900x6, Memphis Mojo Pro Components f&r,2x12 Memphis shallow mount subs.
    I love my 2nd gen dbl cab lb and the size doesn't bother me at all. Sometimes I wish I had a full size diesel truck just because the mileage is the same and the ability to tow a lot more is huge. Just towing my Polaris rzr xp sometimes taxes the Tacoma when pulling up a steep grade. Trying to decide if I should sc the Tacoma or break down and upgrade to a Ram 2500 diesel. Good luck in your decision.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    ChamYota

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    X2
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    BlackSportD

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    TRD S/C, TS PNP AEM FIC, TS 625cc injectors, TS 2.2 pulley, Hayden tranny cooler, AEM wideband, TRD boost gauge.
    Dodge Ram 1500 3.0 V6 turbo diesel coming soon. I like my first gen, have no mechanical reason to move on from it, but damn-- 400hp/tq ecoboost Fords, "small" turbo diesel 1500s... my kind of stuff.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    Bullfrog

    Bullfrog "I think I know more than I do."

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    Accessory Box with CB attached. Alpine Type S front and back. LineX. Bedline SKidplates. In progress: Bilstein 5100s with BFG mudterrains 33x10.5 A/C compressor to Onboard Air compressor mod.
    Double cab means a shorter bed. We all have trucks for a reason to put stuff in the bed. So having a bed that is still short even if it is the "long bed" kind of misses the point of a truck.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    wut

    Regular cab = 6' bed
    Access cab = 6' bed
    DCLB = 6' bed
     
  8. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    sofiasdad11

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    :rolleyes:

    :D[​IMG]
     
  9. Feb 16, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    My 99 prerunner is the love of my life, but damn would my heart grow in leaps and bounds if it was 4wd.

    Thinking towards the future, if I can't even find a 4wd DC first gen now, then it looks like I'll be "forced" to get the second gen DC down the line.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    xsp package, 20" enkei deep six wheels,33" cooper zeon ltz, borla exhaust, borla intake, carbon fiber trim, weathertech mats, Halo HID lights, black grille surround with mesh, smoked 3rd break and tails, 3" toytec coilovers with bilstein strut, AAL and bilstein 5160 in the rear, led tag lights, led interior lights, NTW plated bumper, anytime fog mod, blue and white cluster swap, UWS toolbox,
    I couldnt agree with you more. I made the mistake of getting a 2wd aswell, and i am selling it. Only after putting 4k into it, though.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    yota90ca

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    Yep each generation of the Tacoma has it purpose, her up north of the 49th Parallel, the 2nd's do way better in the Snow, yes down further south you ask what this Snow stuff I am talking about is, never mind about it. The 2nd Gens do way better because of the weight.

    Was on a trail run a couple weeks ago and the only 1 gen was the only one to get really stuck on the hill.

    if you need the room in the cab but can scrafice the cargo capacity in the box there is a 5' box for the Tacoma which makes it the same length as a AC
     
  12. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    5100's at 1.75, Rear leaf TSB, Moto Metal 951 16x8, BFG TKO2 265/75/16, AFe Stage 2 CAI w/pro dry filter, Access Loredo tonneau cover, Tinted windows, EGR in channel vent visors, Ultragauge, UGA drink coasters in the front cup holders, and an Evenflow car seat in the back seat
    I would love to do mine but I'm skeered. :eek:
     
  13. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Tacos are still one of the most cool trucks around, but it ain't all the same anymore, once they know they are popular, all Hell breaks lose. Everyone is in it for the money, thats all. We all lose period! The Company and suppliers cut corners to steal your money all just for aftermarket goods!
     
  14. Feb 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM
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    Ditto!!
     
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