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Discussion in 'New Members' started by northside, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    northside

    northside [OP] Member

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    Hey-

    I'm in Colorado and just scored a 96 Tacoma Ex. Cab V6 with 297k and some front end elk damage for CHEAP.

    I'm planning on selling my 85 Toyota 4x4 pickup to fix up the new rig. I've done a drivetrain swap on this truck, rebuilt the front axle, and SASed an 86 4x4 but this is my first time with a 'newer' Toyota.

    So far i've only been at it with a come along, hi lift and hammers straightening things out. No frame or steering damage, so it drives strong and straight up to highway speeds.

    plans are:

    -new power steering pump (old one doesn't seem to have been in use for a while...)
    -new fan (lost 2 blades to the radiator, which survived!)
    -new timing belt/water pump/etc

    new suspension (OME/Alcan maybe? rear springs are both broken)
    new tires (33x9.5 BFG?)
    custom bumper

    looking forward to learning a lot...
     
  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Squattin'
    Welcome to TW! Sounds like you know some stuff already.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    TRD4x4JIM

    TRD4x4JIM Well-Known Member

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    2010 toyota tacoma TRD 4X4 OFFROAD
    4.0L V6 DOHC 24V 236hp 5 Speed Auto trans Part Time 4x4 2 Speed Transfer case Auto LSD, 16" TRD wheels, VSC TRAC TPMS, TRD OFF-ROAD EXTRA VALUE PACKAGE.... OFF-ROAD TUNED Suspension, Bilstein Shocks... Locking Differential.. VSC + ATRAC , HAC, DAC, SKID PLATES TOW HOOKS POWER INVERTER,FOG LAMPS , WINDOW TINT, RUNNING BOARDS ROOF RACK DOOR SILL PROTECTORS hot plug for my cell phone... A R E camper shell
    hello and welcome to t w---- Jim Tulsa OK
     
  4. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    SR54x4

    SR54x4 Well-Known Member

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    pics or you didnt buy it!:worthless:

    and if you don't mind what is cheap?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    Boosted17

    Boosted17 Well-Known Member

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    2006 Corvette Z51 M6. Best mod ever!
    Welcome!
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    northside

    northside [OP] Member

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    $300 and this is how it looked when I got it home. I'll keep you posted...

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