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New to TW, but my truck isn't

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MtnTopCanuck, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    MtnTopCanuck

    MtnTopCanuck [OP] Active Member

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    Icons LR UCA's Deaver 10 Pack Spidertrax TAG Wincher & Multicarrier Budbuilt Front Skidplate N-Fab Wheel-2-Wheels AFE CAI & Catback 2nd af removed 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers Grillcraft ARE Z Cap Weathertechs DRL's Visors
    Hi I am from western Canada, working in WV, and bought my 2007 2nd gen from a GM dealer in Wisconsin off of Autotrader. Yes, I bought my truck from pictures, and took the salesman's word for it (lucky); otherwise it was a blind purchase.
    I purchased it from Tom Brown at GM of Neenah, and he turned out to be the most honest Cadillac salesman ever. I flew into the Appleton airport, and he had my truck waiting outside the airport door. I drove it right from the airport, and it drove and sounded really good. After meeting Tom, and being given the title (I wire transfered the cash to the dealer's account 2 weeks earlier) business was taken care of.
    Before I drove off, I first gave my new Toy an inspection. And to my suprise, I had Icons, Afe intake and exhaust, 10 pack leaf springs, Spidertrax, Budbuilt Skid Plate, and was almost immaculate inside and out. Talk about JACKPOT! I still can't believe I ended up with this truck, built almost as I would build it. I mean, I knew it had the bumpers and grill, but that was all.
    After lurking around on this site, low and behold there is my truck posted by it's previous owner: IndigoBob. I have yet to make contact with him, but have PM'd him and am looking forward to a reply. As you can understand, I have a few questions.
    This is my 3rd Toyota Truck: #1 was an indigo ink 83 4x4 LB I fully restored in my Grandfather's bodyshop when I was 20. #2 was a white 99 4x4 xc stock. The 83 still is my favorite. I am not an "offroader" but my outdoor activities sometimes bring me into some off the beaten path areas. The 2nd gen. will be getting dirty too.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Nice truck!
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome to TW!
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    MtnTopCanuck

    MtnTopCanuck [OP] Active Member

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    Icons LR UCA's Deaver 10 Pack Spidertrax TAG Wincher & Multicarrier Budbuilt Front Skidplate N-Fab Wheel-2-Wheels AFE CAI & Catback 2nd af removed 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers Grillcraft ARE Z Cap Weathertechs DRL's Visors
    Thanks! Since I have owned it: I removed the visor and nerf steps, put 285's on, added a matching cap, and have n-fab wheel to wheels ordered. Will post up a pic when the N-Fab's arrive for sure.

    The visor made the hood float around at highway speeds because it created an air gap between the hood and the lower seal. I think it also wanders less as well with the visor removed, as if the visor was buffeting and steering it somewhat. I think I will add the 3M protective film to the hood fwd edge as I am a :canada: and they put rocks on the road in order to use less salt in winter.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Welcome aboard! Great looking truck.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    MtnTopCanuck

    MtnTopCanuck [OP] Active Member

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    Right back at ya!
     
  7. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Hell of a find! Welcome.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    MtnTopCanuck

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    It is looking more like this at the moment


    photo.jpg
     
  9. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    kstaco

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    sweet!
     
  10. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    MtnTopCanuck

    MtnTopCanuck [OP] Active Member

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    What it looks like now

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1301874739.087372.jpg
     
  11. Apr 3, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    himmie

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    Welcome to TW!

    I am originally from Wisconsin, the Appleton/Neenah area actually. I was looking at Tacomas for sale at one point...I'm pretty sure I saw that one. Good color choice! ;)
     
  12. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    darkgreentaco

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    nice looking truck!
     
  13. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Sixfeathers

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    Nice rig. Welcome to the TW.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    especk

    especk Nothin' Special

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    Nice truck. What kind of bumpers are those?
     
  15. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Nice truck OP

    Welcome from BC

    Where in Western :canada: are you from ?
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    luk3

    luk3 I <3 the mall

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    welcome!
     
  17. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Nice looking truck!!! Welcome from NC
     
  18. Apr 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    MtnTopCanuck

    MtnTopCanuck [OP] Active Member

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    Kootenays BC how about yourself?
     
  19. Apr 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    gptoy

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    Beauty truck! Welcome.

    I luvs me a double cab with a cap, looks sweet. And great thinking on ditching the bug deflector.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    MtnTopCanuck

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    The bumpers were on the truck when i bought it, and from doing research on this site, I found out the bumpers are Tactical Armor Group "Wincher" and "MultiCarrier". I am happy with the fit and finish, and I saw on their site that they are well priced.
    I put 5100's all around with Eibachs set at .85 up front, and I like the way it sits and rides even with the added front bumper weight. No winch "yet" though. The cap, rear bumper, canoe, and gear sag the Deaver leafs so next will be to replace them with All-Pros and Timkens. I am the second owner so I am replacing some of the previous owner's mods to better suit my use.
    Any opinions or comments on my rear end leaf sag issue would be appreciated.
     
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