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New to the taco world, need some advise!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jnizzle, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    Jnizzle

    Jnizzle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys! So I'm going to be getting my first Tacoma here in about a month and I have been doing some research and decided to make an account here to get a head start. I have a few questions, first you should know I'm looking to get a 98-03' ish extra cab. I'm leaning tward the "4 popper" but open to looking at the 6's too. Budget is $8000 or so. Is there Any year or model I should look for or stay away from? Anything else I should know?

    Thanks for any replies in advance!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    from what i know the first gens are pretty solid, but make sure you check the frame for rust!!

    just make sure the timing belt/chain is replaced like it should be.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    Welcome to TW! I owned a 01 4 banger SR5 4x4 and it was a very solid truck. Never had one single problem with it at all. Still kick myself for trading it in.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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  5. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  6. Jan 18, 2012 at 4:13 AM
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    Delmarva

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  7. Jan 18, 2012 at 4:25 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    like the other guy said check for frame rust..
     
  8. Jan 18, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    RLDTACO

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  9. Jan 18, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    LMR

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    Welcome... but it's advice not advise
     
  10. Jan 18, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Jnizzle

    Jnizzle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! And I always mix up advice and advise, just one of those habits lol.

    I have another question, I like to do a bit of off roading and going fast so do you think the 4 cyl would be adequate? And is there some easy mods I can put on to give it some extra vroom? Really appreciate the advice thanks again
     
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