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New (to me) offroad ready tacoma!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by anethema, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm selling my 2WD now, and was going to wait, but found a great deal on a lease takeover. Financing etc is already done, but with this there are ten months in the lease so thats how long I have to sell my 2WD.

    It has been wheeled for sure,but I had the dealership go over it with a fine toothed comb and everything came back 100%. Crack in winshield, brakes at about 50% but everything mechanical all ok.

    The ad lists the following:

    2008 Tacoma TRD Offroad. Access Cab. Silver.
    - 4.0L V6 6spd standard
    - Full load interior (Power windows, mirrors, locks, AC, auto dimming rear view mirror, compass, outside temperature, leather stearing wheel & shifter, fabric seats) (no leather seats available till 2010/11 and only in sport model)
    - Toyota Fabric floor mats (like new) and Toyota all season rubber floor mats.
    - 109,000kms (lots of hiway) (~60k miles)
    - Full bumper to bumper warrenty for 200,000kms or 6years (124 274 miles)
    - Factory 400watt power inverter
    - Extra tie downs in box (only comes with two by tailgate from factory)
    - Bed rail adjustable tie down system
    - Factory rear E-Locker
    - Toyota roof rack for an extended cab truck modified to fit on an access cab, works great, only difference is you cant fold the cross bars away into the sides.
    - ARB front bumper (ready to have a winch installed in it)
    - Allpro rock sliders (welded on, not bolted through the frame, no holes drilled)
    - Icon adjustable coil overs up front set at 2.5" over stock.
    - Stock spring pack in the rear with 2 extra leafs re-arched to match the front
    -Firestone airbags in the rear to help with extra loads.
    -Tires: 255/85R16 BFG KM2 Mud Terrains (33") with full size spare. Tread is at 80% and the spare is brand new.
    - Remote Start system with 2 remotes.
    - Electric Trailer Brake Contoller
    - block heater
    -Tow package (with bigger alternator and class 4 hitch)

    He also threw in 2 Lightforce 170 HID lights.

    That was kind of rambling, but any ways this will be my new baby:

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    To date, I have ordered some stuff for it, some he took out and I have to replace, some just stuff I wanted.

    -2 more lightforce 170 (Non HID) lights.
    -Bluesea fuse block with switches and illuminated labels on it
    -Bluesea 100A circuit breaker for the fuse block.
    -Smittybilt Comp XRC-8 and some snatchblocks, shackles, tree protectors, etc.
    -Yaesu 350M radio and a Nuvi 350, which will show my position and all of my buddies position on a nice garmin Topo map. All thru radio. Can talk/text on it radio to radio, no cell service needed.

    At some point I'll prob go dual battery with an isolator.

    I know most say to do your own lift, but this is a 2008 with everything I wanted essentially, for cheaper than I can get a stock 2008 TRD. I wouldn't be able to afford to spend 25k or more on a stock truck, then another $10k putting lifts, tires, bumper, etc on it.

    The main purpose will be ultimate camping truck, so it seems about perfect for me.

    My cost with taxes in etc will be $21,000 CAD. (Around $21,500 USD).

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Yota Newb

    Yota Newb Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice.
    I'm not up on the cost of 4x4's but from what I have seen on this site, I would say it's a good deal.

    '08 with 60K isn't bad by itself.

    If it runs and drives great, and has no big issues, I think it's a good deal.
     
  3. surfsupl

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    If I were about to purchase that truck I would take it to my mechanic who I've known for over 15 yrs and get a 2nd opinion. Enjoy the truck.
     
  4. 97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    not bad!
     
  5. Hardscrabble

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    Leather seats, WeatherTech's, Access LiteRider tonneau cover, extra D-rings in bed & tailgate. Pelley lightbar with Hella 700FF's. Temp./compass O/H console.
    Looks like you're ready to roll...enjoy.
     
  6. David K

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    I don't see where the newer toy is a 4x4 ? Just an Off Road... But it looks great.. The Ride Rite Air Bags will bake a big difference.. no bottoming out with a load!
     
  7. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid I've always done my own work, but never owned a vehicle old enough for long enough that any major work would be required.

    But apparently the dealer went over it pretty well.

    The throwout bearing issue had cropped up, and was done several times and most/whole transmission was replaced quite a while ago. It was happening fairly frequently and since the major replacement hasn't reoccurred since.

    Again, truck still on the best extended warranty Toyota has for another 3 years/60,000 km. The shaft that bearing rides on is specifically mentioned in coverage.
     
  8. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is 4x4

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    Haha how great would it be if I go through the whole purchase, and 4x4 was carefully not mentioned once and its a prerunner.
     
  9. aficianado

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    OME lift. 884 coils, 1.5" AAL's installed on nonTSB leafs. front diff drop kit.
    WOW!! i like it alot.

    i got an 06 with 36k miles, bone stock for $19k..so i think you got a great deal!!

    i like all the mods on your truck. and the tire size, is good looking..
     
  10. aficianado

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    i bought my truck in LA. i was hopping on the plane to buy it, and had to call the owner.."huh..about to get on the plane, it IS a 4x4 right?"

    affirmative. i asked before, but i just wanted to hear it again.
     
  11. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ya I like the tires. Any bigger than 33's and some real cutting would be involved it sounds like haha.

    Ya even it being mentioned here gave me a scare. "Wow, we couldn't have miscommunicated that this whole time could I?"

    Then I looked at the pic, nope, 4wd :D
     
  12. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, going to work, and taking off early to grab the truck. Did you guys have any suggestions of what to check during test-drive?

    From searching I saw make sure it goes into 4x4 smoothly, check the locker, clutch engagement, etc. Anything else?
     
  13. nick

    nick MURDERED_TACO

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    good job man! thats a cool lookin truck dude..
     
  14. tombiosis

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    2005 Tacoma Access Cab, Super White, TRD Off Road package, Production Date:07/01/05 //// Viper 791xv Alarm/Remote Start / Panasonic CQ-C5310U // K&N Intake with AEM Dryfilter // TRD Exhaust // Toyota Hard Cover // fog anytime mod // door chime mod // satoshi grill // bilstein 5100's all around // TRD OEM seat covers// BHLM// Hella ff's behind satoshi//886 back up light mod// Leer 100R topper//FJ Cruiser TRD SE Black TrailTeams replca wheels!
    looks like an excellent deal with all the extras!
    be sure to check the frame where the motor mounts are...
     
  15. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll take a look in the service manual on where they all are and check em.
     
  16. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I got it! Getting used to a manual again so its a little jerky haha..

    Runs great, no problems evident on test drive. 4x4 works great, went in the snow a little, locked the diff up, and did some fuckin around.

    Very happy so far!

    Put about 100km on it (had a job to go do and took it instead of the work van, for 'gettnig used to' purposes :D)
     
  17. nick

    nick MURDERED_TACO

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    glad to hear it... nice bumper..
     
  18. SampleFool

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    Looks like a good truck to me, as long as there are no evident leaks and the clutch feels tight I would buy too. Whats the price on it cause looks like u got a good deal.
     
  19. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Clutch feels great (tested by me and someone more experianced in manuals).

    0 Leaks that I can see (its been sitting on snow too).

    It is a lease takeover but will be about 21k CAD in the end.
     
  20. anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nice, its mine! Washed it up, threw my scangauge in, and I'm half way there!

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    Once I get my bluesea stuff, I'll install it into the hood area. THEN it will be time to throw in the GPS/APRS tracking/2-way radio. Lightforce lights should be there by then, and I'll have 2 HID flood lights and 2 130W spot lights to go on the ARB bumper.

    In a few weeks winch will be here, and I'll be set!
     
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