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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Tikabear, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    Tikabear

    Tikabear [OP] Member

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    I bought my truck in February 2009 after driving a '97 Nissan XE 5spd for about 10 years and really wanting an automatic transmission. It's an 08 Access Cab SR5 4 banger. I had been looking on and off and the Nissan only had 140K on it but when I found this truck in the color I wanted - white - I began talking to the wife.

    I still tell her how much I love driving the Toyota. It rides great and I enjoy just sitting back and enjoying the ride rather than shifting. This is my first automatic in over 20 years. Compared to the old Nissan, it's a Cadillac - nothing against Nissan - that was a great little truck and I would have kept it had it been an auto. Just getting old but not old enough to think about mods.

    I am considering a stereo upgrade and have a plan of what I want to do but I think I need to deal with the rims and tires first. The truck just seems too big for the stock wheels and tires.

    This isn't my first Toyota Truck. I had a blue '87 reg cab 4 speed bare bones 2wd pickup that I ran up to 200K before I sold it. It was a great truck and an lot of fun. My wife has an '05 Camry and we haven't had any problems with it. Toyotas have changed A LOT since 1987.

    This is a great forum and I've broused and searched. I've already found information that has been helpful. Look foward to learning more about my truck and from what others have done with theirs. Good to be here!
     
  2. May 4, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Staff Member

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    What Mods!
    Welcome to TW!!
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Welcome to TW :cheers:
     
  4. May 4, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to tw!!
     
  5. May 4, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    welcome.
     
  6. May 4, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    17in fj cruiser wheels satoshi grille with devil horns emblem Single in double out 50 series flowmaster with stainless tips Kenwod ddx512 double din touch screen DVD reciver with a single Rockford fosgate 12 in sub with an alpine amp tinted tail and third break light silverstar head and fog lights k&n drop in Billy 5100's on all 4 corners with a 2"AAL
    Welcome to tw
     
  7. May 4, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    welcome to tw! great to have you here.:)
     
  8. May 4, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    :wave:hello & welcome to TW:wave:

    Great choice for going with the Taco.:thumbsup:
     
  9. May 5, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Glad to have you on board. Remember, one mod at a time. It's easier on the wife's pocketbook. Welcome to TacomaWorld.
     
  10. May 7, 2009 at 2:14 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  11. May 7, 2009 at 2:28 AM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    Welcome to TW
     
  12. May 7, 2009 at 3:51 AM
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    wbhvacer

    wbhvacer Well-Known Member

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    welcome:D
     
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