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New truck and new to the forum

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Padaurizio, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    Padaurizio

    Padaurizio [OP] Member

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    Phil
    Cheyenne, WY
    I picked up my new Tacoma about two weeks ago and so far I'm very happy with it. I moved out to Cheyenne, WY from Niagara Falls, NY last month for work. I'm a well site geologist working on well sites from the Denver area to Williston, ND and anywhere in between. All of the long and lonely back roads out here prompted me to buy a new Tacoma.

    This is the truck that I drove out here, and it is is for sale now. It was a good truck with the cummins diesel, but after 10,000 miles in 3 months and no garage to make repairs on a 200k mile truck, I decided that a smaller, more comfortable truck would be better for me. I only carry about 300lbs of equipment for work, so a 3/4 ton pickup is overkill.
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    I chose a green 6 speed DC OR. This is the day I brought her home. :D
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    And in short order I debadged it and removed the mud flaps. It's too bad the stock mud flaps hang so low and are so stiff. I may trim them and reinstall them, but I like the way it looks without them. I also picked up a softtopper on craigslist for cheap. I'm not a huge fan of the looks, but I need the space when transporting equipment to the well site.
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    I haven't had much time since I bought it, but I've managed to do a little bit of exploring near my current job site.

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    And here is some stock Tacoma flex. My previous off-road toy was a grand cherokee with long arms, so this minimal flex will take some getting used to but the highway road manners are totally worth the reduced flex. I have driven Dodges and Jeeps for a long time now, and I'm really enjoying the overall Toyota experience.
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    My plan for this Tacoma is to keep it very mild, as the main use will be highway and back road driving. I will be most likely be ordering the all-pro front and rear bumper and skids, a winch, bronze TRD wheels, and 265-75-16 goodyear duratracs. I like the high clearance rear bumpers, but i'm not ready to cut her up just yet. I have done a lot of fab work, but unfortunately my garage, welder, and plasma cutter are back in NY, and I don't have time to go back and fab anything up this year. I may do a more aggressive build when I get my equipment out here, but I don't like paying for mechanical or fab work. I really enjoy doing my own work, and it's cheaper :)

    I was planning to do all of the mods right away, but decided to put a bigger down payment on the truck. I will most likely order all of the stuff I want when I sell my Dodge, hopefully this weekend!

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone here and at the local events that I can make it to.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Bob
    Houston Tx.
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    2010 DCLB PreRunner SR5
    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
    Congrats on the new truck and welcome to TW!
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    looks like you got it all figured out man! Welcome from NC, :wave:
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    OZ-T

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

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    Peter North
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    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Welcome :wave:
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Welcome to TW! I think you have the most pics I've seen for just having a number of "1" post, haha.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-Pro

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    Bethel Park, PA. Burb of da Burgh.
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    2010 MGM Mostly Stock Off-Road 4x4
    TRD Cat-back Exhaust. Semi-Debadged. Trimmed down stock Antenna. Weathertech vent visors. TRD FJ Cruiser Center Cap Wheel Mod. 265/75/16 Firestone Destination A/T,s . Inverter tapped into for outlet in cab. Tacomaworld sticker which adds 5 hp.
    Nice, I like that color. Congrats and Welcome.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    jrobson

    jrobson Well-Known Member

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    Ultimate lift kit, LR UCA's, Bi-xenon 8000K headlights, Xenon 8000K foglites, (4) KC slimlites on N-Fab light bar, Extang trifecta toneau cover
    You will not regret your decision.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    himmie

    himmie Well-Known Member

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    Visit the Build.
    Welcome to TW! Congrats on the truck and great color choice.
     
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