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Discussion in 'New Members' started by chinkymo, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Aug 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    chinkymo

    chinkymo [OP] Lurkster

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    Chad
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    Just thought that I would introduce myself. New to this site, not new to forums but don't expect much from me. I lurk and search more than anything. I bought a 2001 Quad Cab TRD 4X4 Limited last month with 120k miles in near perfect condition, never saw much dirt or even used the 4 wheel drive by previous owner (second owner who purchased within family). I was skeptical too, but it literally shows no signs of offroad use. Dealer serviced from day one with papers to prove it.
    No pics yet, but maybe after I change a few things. It has 17" black wheels with polished trim and tires are 265/70-17 Grabbers (the not-so- aggressive Grabbers). Theyre new, so it will be a while before I can get meatier tires. They did rub a little at full turn so I trimmed a small bit of the plastic lining the fenderwell.
    It also came with a Snugtop camper shell that will soon be up for sale (its in great shape, too if anyones wants to shoot an offer :D ) so that I can afford a small lift for it (thinking Bilstein 5100's all around and a 1.5 AAL, diff drop kit etc). Nothing special, no serious wheeling in my future- simply cosmetic.
    Anyways, thanks to everyone here, this forum is tip-top for info and ideas and you guys seems like a bunch of decent folks.

    Chad
     
  2. Aug 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    mike2011

    mike2011 Well-Known Member

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    Mike
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    Welcome to Tw and the Tacoma life. :wave: If I could make one suggestion (as a mechanic) go find a dirt road or a field and engauge the 4wd. Leaving it sit dormant is as bad or worse then useing it for what it was designed for
     
  3. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    chinkymo

    chinkymo [OP] Lurkster

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    I actually went out to the hills right away to do that after I got it. My last 4X4 was a Grand Cherokee AWD which removed the consideration of whether or not I needed to use it (especially in the winter). I'll need to remember this once the snow starts to fly.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    A BC Boy in Calgary
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    Plasti-Dipped Emblems, Tonnopro Tri-fold toneau cover (for winter use only), AVS in-channel visors, Ultra Gauge, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Muteki Trail Hog 285/70/17, Pop N' Lock, Bilstein 5100's in the front set at .85 with Eibach coils, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with a Toytec AAL. Toytec drivers side spacers, Toytec diff drop kit. All Pro u-bolt flip kit, TJM Compressor (permanently mounted), Custom rack for the RTT over the bed, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Toyota Bed Mat, Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio, and a lot of gear behind the seats.
    Welcome!

    Now run away and never look back as this site will kill your wallet but put a huge smile on your face.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    TacoChad

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    Black rims, Remote Start, Full sound system, soon to be more
    Welcome to TacomaWorld
     
  6. Aug 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Mad Man Marty

    Mad Man Marty Well-Known Member

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