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New TX Baja owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MilesToEmpty, May 30, 2013.

  1. May 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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    MilesToEmpty

    MilesToEmpty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello Everyone, name is Charles - and I live in MD. The tacoma is my 10th vehicle since I turned 16, and my first new one ever.

    Two weeks ago I went looking at a few new Tacoma's at the Toyota dealership, and when we were test driving a 13 Demo truck that they were going to sell me for $30,002 - two TX Baja's came off the truck, both unexpected.

    When we got back from the test run, they were already inspected and one was sold. The one that was sold was red. The other one was white. I decided to test drive it for giggles and really liked it.

    (Can anyone tell me why Ive never seen these around here in white? Only red and black...)

    The sticker price was 37,790 and they names the $40k price tag out the door.

    I put a $500 deposit down on it to think about it, and do some research.

    I found another dealer selling them for $34k (including destination) and had the dealer match that, and throw in a skid plate, and bed extender (which just arrived and I need to get them installed.)

    Anyway, I made out getting the truck for $33k plus tax and tags and what not.

    People said I wasted my money, but we own 39 acres in WV, and I figured the extra ground clearance and the suspension would benefit me out there.

    Anyway, here's some photos.

    My first mod was to remove the "beadlocks." I need to locate shorter bolts for the holes since I would like to keep the bolts there for a nice look.

    And today I removed that giant sticker on the side, which I understand cost me about $400 lol.
    Day I picked it up:
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    Father and I stopped to get some 9' plywood... needed a bigger truck lol, so father and son.
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    Beadlocks before:
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    And After:
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    The next day, our new DR mower came in, and the pallet weighed in at 680lbs, fit perfect and handled it great.
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    And today, I need to wash it, you can still see the baja from the dirt/clean area.
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  2. May 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    KingKoda

    KingKoda Never Satisfied

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    I like it. Congrats and welcome.
     
  3. May 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 Ohio Member

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    looks really good in white. welcome
     
  4. May 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    Sparky2003

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    Good looking truck!!
    I own the 2011 TXpro Same color but my rims came in black with BFG rugged trail tires. own thing that I found worth the extra money is the Undercover Tonneau cover. Great set up. you can get the kit that bolts into the exsisting rail system in the bed and one person can put it on or take it off. Pluss it improves your gas milage
     
  5. May 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    nothing cool
    sweet looking truck.
     
  6. May 30, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    tasnowma

    tasnowma Well-Known Member

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    So since you had the 'Baja' sticker removed, which costed you even more, which is kinda messed up considering that's what a lot of people spend the extra thousands of dollars on... to flaunt this package off... this is essentially a TRD Off Road with a small TX decal left on it then right? This adds what, a 2" lift, BFG all terrains and bead locks? That's about it right? I'd say you over paid by about $7000.

    Nice truck though.
     
  7. May 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    It's a gorgeous truck don't get me wrong, but you could have easily picked up a year or two later model and dropped a few grand in suspension parts and still saved thousands of dollars and had a better performing truck suspension wise. But if your happy with the deal than that's all that matters.
     
  8. May 30, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    MilesToEmpty

    MilesToEmpty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well from what I could tell, 33k for a Tacoma was a good price. The dealer demo i was testing had shy of 8k miles on it for 30. I figured that for 30, or the TX for 33..

    I also wanted a warranty, Im tired of having to fix my vehicles. There are fee's with having a lifted truck in MD/WV for inspection.

    I need something that my wife could get in and drive, and not worry about having something failing, or downright refusing to drive - my old STI was a different story though lol.
     
  9. May 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    Its a good looking truck. Enjoy everything under warranty. As long as you are happy with it who cares. Looks like you got a good deal on that model even though you could built something like it for less on your own. Welcome to TW.
     
  10. May 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    RLDTACO

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    Nice truck! :thumbsup: Welcome aboard!
     
  11. May 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    650H1

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    nice truck man!
     
  12. May 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    trdsam

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    Awesome truck. In my neck of the woods you got a FANTASTIC price. I will use your info in my up coming negotiations with the dealership, so thank you for that. lol Great buy!
     
  13. May 31, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    TIM.TRDSparks

    TIM.TRDSparks Well-Known Member

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    Tonneau cover, engine block heater, trailer brake controller, tow hitch, etc...
    Welcome to TW!
     
  14. May 31, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    BZP56

    BZP56 Take a shower, shine your shoes...

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    Nice truck man. You paid for a Baja what a paid for a regular TX (not even TX Pro). I got a meh deal and you got a good one. I'm not sure why someone said the Baja is just a TRD OR with a sticker... pretty sure you get a) better shocks b) better tires c) better height and d) better exhaust. Well, I guess I got had :sadviolin: Still love my truck though and it did come with a bunch of options like the vinyl floor, etc.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    txagdan

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    I saw the same truck today. Made me reconsider and stop the deal I had going for a tt fj. Enjoy it. I think you did well. They'll always be the online experts that tell you what they'd have done instead. But you got a well equipped vehicle, waranteed, that you had to do nothing to mechanically to make it fit your needs. Sounds perfect to me.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Didn't waste money at all .
     
  17. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    blitzburgh99

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    Congrats! You did great on the price. It will hold its value better than other the other models. Don't let the 'aftermarket is better and cheaper' guys rain on your parade....this truck will hold its value better than those guys trucks too. Drive it with you head held high on a great brand new truck for a great price!
     
  18. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Lord Helmet

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    Welcome to TW. If you like it, that's all that matters. I personally think you got a good deal for a TX :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jun 2, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    nothing cool
    i wrote ya a message. maybe ya read it or maybe ya didn't. wanted to know if you're interested in selling your fake beadlock rings off your wheels? mine are a bit beat up in spots and thought about having an extra set painted black. write me back if interested.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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    floodedkiwi

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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