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New TX member here!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Bottlerocket, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:22 AM
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    Bottlerocket

    Bottlerocket [OP] Member

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    Well I have searched high and low on the web for a good Tacoma message board and I have arrived here (not before spending quite a bit of time at TTORA and CT) and this seems to be the best one out of the three. Honestly the only reason I stuck around those other two is because they had a seperate "Vehicles" classified section and I was in the market for a Tacoma.

    Well now I have all but decided on the truck I'm going to get. Right now I drive a 2004 Accord coupe V6 6sp manual. Its a fun car, but nowhere near the fun of my previous cars (fox mustangs, LS1 camaros, etc). I had this car and a 2004 ZX10R that was heavily modded but was stolen a few months ago. Now that I am leaving for the Air Force and ASBC shortly I need something more suited to moving cross-country multiple times yet still offers entertainment. The Tacoma seems to be the perfect truck, not too small but not huge and make 4mpg.

    I found myself a 2005 TRD OffRoad DCab in Dark Blue Metallic. I'm going to look at it tomorrow and if it checks out, its coming home w/ me. Im definitely going to check the engine mounts first before making the purchase.

    Plans so far are a 3" lift, some 16" wheels and bigger tires (undecided on size), TRD Sport hood (gotta have that hood scoop, 50 extra HP!!!!!!11111one), blacked headlights, offroad bumper and not sure what else. I hope to get it back in time to make the Texas meet in a couple weeks as I will be going to Texas A&M to finish up my degree before leaving for Maxwell AFB and ASBC. Should be fun to hang out down there and see what the trails are like.

    *EDIT (copied from post 11)*
    Well it looks like I should have kept my mouth shut. I called the guy yesterday and he said he had no interest in it at all yet so I made an appointment to come up and buy it today after class. When I called to make sure we were still on he told me someone came in at 9pm last night and put a deposit down on it and its going to buy it pending the results of the pre-purchase inspection at the Toyota dealership :(
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:46 AM
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    gupster88

    gupster88 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you gotta plan! welcome to tw
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Sounds great! Post pics if you decide to buy it. Welcome to TW.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    neontrail

    neontrail ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈

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    HellO!

    Welcome to TW, glad to have you. Good luck with ur new taco!
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    Thank you for your service.:cheers:
    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Thank you for your service!!

    Welcome aboard!
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    Bottlerocket

    Bottlerocket [OP] Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I am going to head out to see it here shortly. Meanwhile, here is one of the pics from the sale ad:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    You found the best, Chris - Welcome!

    Truck looks terrific!

    :D
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    That looks great for an '05.:thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Looks clean. A lot of people like the blue, wanted the blue, couldn't find the blue when NEW. Go for it! Mod away!!! :D Welcome to Tacoma World.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Bottlerocket

    Bottlerocket [OP] Member

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    Well it looks like I should have kept my mouth shut. I called the guy yesterday and he said he had no interest in it at all yet so I made an appointment to come up and buy it today after class. When I called to make sure we were still on he told me someone came in at 9pm last night and put a deposit down on it and its going to buy it pending the results of the pre-purchase inspection at the Toyota dealership :(
     
  12. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    phynyx38

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    Great truck, welcome to tw!
     
  13. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Welcome to TW!

    Thank you for your service!
     
  14. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    welcome!
     
  15. Sep 16, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    DellGSG5

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    Welcome to TW!!!
     
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