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Newbie needs advice on which pickup to get

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Crep, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Jun 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM
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    Crep

    Crep [OP] Active Member

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    Hey guys so I am new here. I have been looking at tacomas and I have came across 2 very different ones.

    One is a 95 4 cylinder 4x4 manual pickup dx short bed. They seem to be very rare. This one is in amazing shape. But had not been driven in 4 years and has been in an accident but was repaired. The inside is peferct the chairs are all in one peace it is a California car with only 108,000 miles selling for 7,200. The owner has passed away and his kid is now trying to sell it but we need to go to the dmv to get the pink slip.

    The other one is a 2004 Trd pro with access cab it is a v6 4x4 manual. It has alot done to It and looks like show room quality from the pics.
    2004 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 V6, 3.4 LITER 4X4 5SPD AC, PWR S/W/D/M, CC, TRD OFF-ROAD PKG, 4 4-WHEEL ABS, TOW PKG...SPECS:
    --KENWOOD KDC-448U IN-DASH CD RECEIVER LCD WITH USB & AUX WITH DETACHABLE FACEPLATE & REMOTE CONTROL
    --AVIONIXX AXA 740 CLASS A/B 370 WATT AMPLIFIER INSTALLED 12/4/17 1 YEAR WARRANTY
    --MEMPHIS MCR8S4 BASS SUBWOOFER 8 INCH 300 WATTS INSTALLED 12/4/17
    --FRONT & REAR (4) ALPINE SPR-68 TYPE R 300 WATT SPEAKERS INSTALLED 12/4/17
    --SIRIUS/XM SATELLITE RADIO READY
    --CLIFFORD 5102X SECURITY SYSTEM KEYLESS ENTRY & REMOTE START
    --WEATHERTECH DRIVER & PASSENGER FLOOR MATS BLACK
    --TINTED WINDOWS 100% REAR, 70% SIDES
    --UPGRADED LED INTERIOR DOME & READING LIGHTS
    --NEW BLACK ALL-AROUND EXTERIOR PAINT & CLEAR COAT COMPLETED 2/9/18 WITH 4 YEAR WARRANTY
    --FABTECH 6 INCH SUSPENSION LIFT KIT
    --TOW PACKAGE WITH RECEIVER HITCH & ADJUSTABLE DROP DOWN STEEL HITCH DUAL BALL MOUNT 2" & 2 5/16"
    --2 FRONT BUMPER INSTALLED 5 INCH SQUARE LED FOG LIGHTS POWERED FROM INTERIOR SWITCH
    --IONIC 3 INCH NERF STEP BARS
    --GO RHINO ROLL BAR WITH 4 MOUNTED LED OFF-ROAD LIGHTS (2 SQUARE LIGHTS IN CENTER POWERED FROM INTERIOR SWITCH & 2 ROUND LIGHTS ON OUTER SIDES POWERED FROM INTERIOR ON SEPARATE SWITCH)
    --UPGRADED OEM LED HEADLIGHTS, BLINKER LIGHTS, PARKING LIGHTS & THIRD BRAKE LIGHT
    --4 NEW FEDERAL COURAGIA M/T OFF ROAD TIRES 35x12.5R18 LT 123Q 10PR MOUNTED 4/23/18 ALONG WITH 4 WHEEL BALANCE & ALIGNMENT ALSO PERFORMED 4/23/18
    --WHEEL ALIGNMENT WITH NEW BALL JOINTS & NEW TIE ROD PERFORMED 5/8/18 AT 146,291 MILES
    --18 INCH HD SERIES ROCKSTAR RIMS BLACK MACHINED 6 LUG
    --NEW BOSCH PREMIIUM POWER BATTERY 24F700B INSTALLED 2/5/18 3 YEAR REPLACEMENT WARRANTY & 96 MONTH PRORATED WARRANTY
    --AEM BRUTE FORCE AIR INTAKE/INDUCTION SYSTEM - 21-8402DP
    --REAR SHOCKS REPLACED 4/13/17
    --FRONT & REAR DRIVESHAFTS REBUILT 11/1/17
    --NEW CLUTCH INSTALLED recently

    It has been in Colorado but has spent a good portion of its life in California. It has had 3 owners and the guy is asking 14,000 for it. This one has a clean title and is being well maintained.

    So what do you guys think any opinions would help.Screenshot_20190605-235213_Autotrader.jpg Screenshot_20190605-235739_Autotrader.jpg
     
  2. Jun 6, 2019 at 12:17 AM
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    BINK05TRD

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Both truck look great. Two totally different rigs. I would suggest you decide if you want/need a regular cab or a double cab. Take each for a test drive and see which one you like better.
    I would have the stock regular cab looked at by a mechanic. That seems to be sweet deal. As with all of these rigs have the frame checked.
    Good luck with your search. :cheers:
     
  3. Jun 6, 2019 at 12:21 AM
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    Crep

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    Thanks it's a hard decision one is like a blank canvas that I can build up but is inherently more risky then one that is already restored. I am looking for a daily driver.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    irayfz6

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    Personally, I wouldn't buy a modified truck. You never know what all was done to it or how sketchy the installs of all those parts were. I would have the stock truck checked by a trusted mechanic (make sure they check the frame for rust) and go from there.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2019 at 12:55 AM
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    Crep

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    Thank you.
    I have been leaning towards the red one but the pink slip issued does scare me a little. Plus since it has sat for 4 years idk what may have to be done to it.
    Overall I am having a hard time finding a truck :/
     
  6. Jun 6, 2019 at 2:57 AM
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    electricdgm

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    Welcome to TW I agree with the comment don't buy the modified if you don't know the track record. Let you be the one that makes the modifications then you know what you have.
    Good luck!
     
  7. Jun 6, 2019 at 3:19 AM
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  8. Jun 6, 2019 at 3:28 AM
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  9. Jun 6, 2019 at 3:40 AM
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    Sorry to be rude... Welcome aboard!
     
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  10. Jun 6, 2019 at 4:10 AM
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  11. Jun 6, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    Personally, I would look at a truck that is between these two. The first one is clean, though accident repair can be hit or miss.

    I would avoid the second one. It's pretty modified. You have to hope that everything was done correctly or go back over their work.

    It is easier to fix a stock vehicle than it is to diagnose a modified one.
     
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  12. Jun 6, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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  13. Jun 8, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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