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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Bignick, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Bignick

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    New to this forum. I currently don't have a tacoma, but I am starting here first to get the best information possible. Looking to buy one soon and get my project started.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    welcome to the World, and wish u the best on finding one
     
  3. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Jester243 mod status????

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  4. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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  5. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Welcome from Alabama. What kind do you have in mind?
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    David K

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    Welcome... Maybe share what your needs are, if you want any feedback?

    Street only, some snow, some off roading?

    New/ Used?
    2WD/ 4WD?
    V-6 or I-4?
    Manual or Automatic?
    2 door, Access Cab, 4 door?
    Std. bed, long bed?
    Base Model/ Traction package 'Off Road TRD' / or Appearance package 'Sport TRD'?

    Hope we can help, but at least we hope you have a great experience with a Tacoma... I came over in 2000, and have been a believer ever since! Now on Tacoma #3 (5 yr. leases)... you can't wear them out!
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    geat..DK is gonna scare the new guy away
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Bignick

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    thanks everyone. @mcdowell, looking for 2nd gen thats relatively stock unless I find something that has everything I want done to it already. I've looked at quite a few and I am partial to charcoal or white colors. Definitely 4wd.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    OZ-T

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

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    Appearance package , lol
     
  10. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    David K

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    Quite the opposite, I want him to know we are here to help and there are a lot of options and we can better help if we know what his Tacoma is needed for... yes?

    Oh, and Happy Easter!
     
  11. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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  12. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    It wasn't a joke... didn't know how else to make it generic sounding...

    All 2009+ Tacomas have TRAC/ AUTO LSD limited slip.

    What goes beyond that...

    Apperance (Sport) Pkg: Colored trim, painted bumper, artificial hood scoop.

    Traction (Off Road) Pkg: Locking rear differential, and Active Traction Control on 4WD models.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    so what you are saying is...

    you are currently on your 3rd tacoma..

    but you have not had a tacoma for more then 5 years at a time..

    how can you say you can't wear them out..

    if you havent had one for more then 5 years...

    :crazy:
     
  14. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    @DK- I am looking for used at the moment. I live in SoCal but I am based in Colorado as of now so I would use it mostly for snowboarding, hunting, etc. Preferably 4wd automatic. 4 doors. Standard bed. I dont really know the differences between all of the packages yet but I am assuming the appearance package. Thanks for all the help, I will take all I can get!
     
  15. Apr 8, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Welcome,

    Let the Mod madness begin, to wit the only part of your behind that is going to hurt is where your wallet resides LOL.

    Cypher
     
  16. Apr 8, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    David K

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    Well, there are two ways to measure durability: time it is good and miles it is good.

    If it sits in a garage a lot, 5 years means little. That is why mileage means more than age...

    To me, if it is driven a lot of miles, that means more than how old it is.

    2001 Tacoma: Nov. 2000 to Aug., 2005: 4.75 years and 136,000+ miles!
    2005 Tacoma: Aug., 2005 to Dec., 2009: 4.33 years and 102,000+ miles!
    2010 Tacoma: Dec., 2009 to present: 2.33 years and 36,000+ miles...

    I have but one vehicle for work and play, so it must be reliable! The Tacoma is.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    that's nothing for a toyota
     
  18. Apr 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    David K

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    That is fine, indeed... The Sport is very popular!
    2005 was the first year for the Sport... it had a mechanical limited slip differential through 2008 model. In 2009 all Tacomas got electrical, brake assisted limited slip systems called 'TRAC', and it works very well... specially in the 4WD mode (High Range only).

    In Low Range, only the Off Road TRD has traction aid, called A-TRAC... and it makes the truck perform 'close to' one with after-market lockers added. Those with the Sport TRD have performed a mod that tricks the ecu into thinking it is in High Range while in Low, so the TRAC works in low... much better traction than only open differentials in Low. See the 4 low trac mod for that trick!

    Enjoy your future purchase...!!!
     
  19. Apr 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    David K

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    I know, that is why I don't baby my truck while it is on a lease! I plan on purchasing the 2010, it is so perfect.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    dont baby your truck? or do baby your truck? which is it that you are trying to say
     
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