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Discussion in 'New Members' started by ef1992, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    ef1992

    ef1992 [OP] Member

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    Eric
    LA; South bay
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    Currently own a 2001 v8 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee v8 and its terrible on gas mileage and shits hitting the fan with it.

    When I was purchasing about 6 months ago I knew a Tacoma would be better in the long run but I wasnt thinking straight.

    I wanna save 2k-3k more, sell the Jeep for 5k and buy a 2005-2006 Pre runner for 10kish and finance the remainder.

    As far as mods go:

    Dark tint
    Performance exhaust
    Black soft 8's with moderate knobbies
    Bed cover

    Im a simple guy and I need something solid and more economical.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks bros
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    Oliver
    az
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    2014 Tundra 4x4 CM 5.7L SR5
    AFE pro dry s, Husky X-act Contour
    as far as mods:

    scrap the rest, 6" lift with 35's!
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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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 aboard ,

    do the "park in the driveway" mod for best fuel economy

    OZ
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    Jason
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    08 4x4 Double Cab TRD Rugged Trail
    CBI Moab 2.0, CBI Trail Rider 2.0, CBI sliders w/kickout, Superwinch EPi9.0S, OME sport shocks w/886 coils, OME n182, 1.5" aal, JasonBuilt 3/16th full belly skid, BuiltRight uca, Body Mount Chop, 285/75/16 km2's, Rear cat delete, exhaust crossover rerouted, Fog light anytime, Locker mod, Rear leaf tsb, Debadged, Uws Tool Box, Electric Exhaust Cutout, AFE Pro Dry S, Kiwi Wifi, Diff Breather Relocated, Grom Ipod Adapter, Dual Diehard platinum batteries isolated by BlueSea marine switch
    Are you looking into the 4 banger or v6?
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Greg
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    TRD Off Road 4x4
    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    Welcome.:wave:

    I've been in your shoes before and this time I bought the Tacoma because it is very capable off road and it has a practical side too.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Jandy
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    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Har har.... My mother-in-law has our previously owned Grand Cherokee (99 V8). We still maintain and fix it for her.

    I wish someone would steal the damn thing or it would suffer a catastrophic failure. So far, we've been able to fix everything on it fairly cheap. :mad::(:(
    The thing is a frigin TANK and she's 75 years old and absolutely LOVES It.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2010 at 4:26 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Uncle K
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    Toytec CO's, IRONMAN rear leaf pack, All pro front bumper, Body Armor rear bumper, BA steps MB TKO's w/285/75/16 Terra Grapplers, Bakflip tonneau cover, autopage remote start alarm, Ultragauge
    Unfortunately you won't be saving that much more in gas, especially with the mods but more than makes up with dependability, looks, resale value, etc..
     
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