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New to TW and Tacomas, advice?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by cyclewvu, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    cyclewvu

    cyclewvu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been a fan of Tacoma's for many years now, glad to say that I'm finally a proud owner of one! Wanted to buy a used 95 Taco as my first vehicle but unfortunately let my dad talk me into getting a new 07 impreza instead. Great car, but not a Taco. Wrecked it and traded it for an 08 base 4wd, been driving this for 2yrs now and love every minute of it! I'm slowly putting parts on it, might make the leap to lift kits and off road armor/equip here soon but I'm really looking for a good ratchet set so I can do the work myself... Anybody have any good ideas on where to get quality tools for the beginner? The stuff at AutoZone looks like Mickey Mouse tools. Also, any specific size ratchets I should get for my Taco? Thanks guys, this site is great, looking forward to posting pics and such later!
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    redezman

    redezman Well-Known Member

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    welcome to a great group
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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  5. May 23, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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  6. May 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    cyclewvu

    cyclewvu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! went to Sears today and found an awesome sale on their 260pc set. was $300 but with sale and a few gift cards I only spent $150 and I'm wrenching on my tacoma already. Took a look under the truck, I'm thinking about dumping the exhaust just behind the axle as it starts to turn down--any advice? I wonder what it will sound like after I cut it off. I'm also thinking about welding some plate steel together and fabbing some custom trail armor-- my factory skid plate is already f*ed up from light off roading! Getting the camera out now to take some initial pics.... it's a little dirty right now so I might take advantage of the beautiful weather and clean it up some.
     
  7. May 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    calaniz0312

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    Welcome to TW from south texas and a good choice to go with craftsman.
     
  8. May 23, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    I got that same 260 piece set, you'll need to get 19mm and 17mm open end wrenches as well. I don't think they come with the set
     
  9. May 23, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    cyclewvu

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    Ok, from here out I think I'm going to post everything on a Build forum, see u guys there.
     
  10. May 30, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    gupster88

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    welcome to tw man! and welcome to the WV tacoma owners too lol. where abouts in WV are you located in?
     
  11. May 31, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    cyclewvu

    cyclewvu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Morgantown. Know any good off roading spots near by? I just know of 1 abandoned mine clearing that's pretty good but gets boring after a while
     
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