1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

PFD (free money) ideas

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Russellstiltskin, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM
    #1
    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin [OP] Oldie but a Goodie

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Member:
    #42928
    Messages:
    859
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Russtifer
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport, DCSB
    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    So, just curious what everyone is planning to do with their $1,174 Oil Check we'll be getting. :) I wanna use portions of it to continue adding to the tacoma ofcourse. Anyone have modifications they plan to use the money for? I'm going to finally get around to buying/installing the roof rack system so i can throw my snowboard rack on top. I have a habit of stopping to/from Alyeska and other mountains and am completely paranoid of getting my board swiped from out the bed of my truck.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:10 PM
    #2
    907taco

    907taco Alaskan Assassin

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Member:
    #34091
    Messages:
    1,364
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bobby
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 BlackSandPearl 4x4
    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    i am buying a full size spare for my truck, down payment on cbi rear bumper..............aH! free money for just living here.....gotta love it!
     
  3. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM
    #3
    SGT Taco

    SGT Taco Disco Disco...

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Member:
    #41503
    Messages:
    1,040
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Rio Rancho Nm.
    Vehicle:
    R.I.P. 2007 TRD... Now a Land Rover Disco II
    Wife rolled it 3x mod...
    i wish i lived up there!!!
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM
    #4
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    You guys are welcome :cool:
     
  5. Sep 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM
    #5
    ffirg

    ffirg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57975
    Messages:
    4,360
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    mike
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma SR5 TRD 4X4
    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Contemplating 5100's all around, new leaf pack, and new coils. Anybody have suggestions on where to get these from locally? AK spring seemed to side-step my request for a new leaf pack, instead insisting on doing an AAL.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:25 PM
    #6
    MLJak

    MLJak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Member:
    #62866
    Messages:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Anchroage
    Vehicle:
    2011 V6 Access Cab Base
    I'm looking to pay for grad school with my PFD!

    But I did want to look into new leafs as well. Strangely enough, it was recommended by a friend I have that works at AK Spring... They're usually decent guys there. Not sure why they'd sidestep you on that.

    I was looking to get a new grill and some custom headlights. Having a brand new truck, I don't think I need many mechanical upgrades yet.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:29 PM
    #7
    MLJak

    MLJak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Member:
    #62866
    Messages:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Anchroage
    Vehicle:
    2011 V6 Access Cab Base
    ffirg - are the 5100's a significant upgrade from stock?
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:32 PM
    #8
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,861
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    yes, they are
     
  9. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:35 PM
    #9
    AlaskaTacoma

    AlaskaTacoma ~AK49~

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Member:
    #39992
    Messages:
    409
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shane
    Anchorage
    Vehicle:
    TRD The Good Stuff
    6000K HIDs w/Fogs Smoked Tail lights Window Tint Dual Exhaust Sockmonkey Decal's Billet Grille Wet Okole Seat Covers Tacomaworld.com Sticker :) Painted Engine Cover Ultragauge WeatherTech Floor Mats
    New Rim's...... Too bad I can't see them on my truck till December :(
     
  10. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:32 AM
    #10
    ffirg

    ffirg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57975
    Messages:
    4,360
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    mike
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma SR5 TRD 4X4
    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Oh I have nothing bad to say about their service. They are great and seemed very knowledgeable. But I had them take a look at my frowning springs and they insisted on a rear "Beef Job." Which I believe is an AAL :notsure: The stock springs are very shot so I just want new aftermarket ones and an AAL for extra capacity. Just gotta drive around town and get quotes, I suppose.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM
    #11
    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin [OP] Oldie but a Goodie

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Member:
    #42928
    Messages:
    859
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Russtifer
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport, DCSB
    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    Whelp! Looks like i misunderstood the amount of money i owed the state for being a naughty boy a few years ago. nuts! Looks like this year I get $0. Enjoy your PFD's guys. haha. I'll have to forget about the mods for a while. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
  12. Oct 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM
    #12
    MLJak

    MLJak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Member:
    #62866
    Messages:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Anchroage
    Vehicle:
    2011 V6 Access Cab Base
    I paid insurance for 6 months with mine so far. Not very "fun".

    Looking at getting some new gloves though!! That's pretty exciting.

    And some black decals for the Tacoma too. Decided I was going to black out everything I could. It looks really good on white.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    #13
    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin [OP] Oldie but a Goodie

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Member:
    #42928
    Messages:
    859
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Russtifer
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport, DCSB
    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.
    Yea, i didn't used to like blacked out items until recently it started growing on me. I think it looks best on White vehicles. Ive contemplated the same thing.
     
  14. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    #14
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Member:
    #42280
    Messages:
    13,025
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    i want free money:( just curious why do you guys get this?
     
  15. Oct 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    #15
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    I'm not from Alaska but I do work in the oil industry. My understanding of it is that because so much of the mineral rights and pipeline royalties are on state-owned land (rather than privately-owned), that the state gives some % of that overall revenue to the citizens of Alaska.

    I'm sure someone else can clarify better.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    #16
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Member:
    #42280
    Messages:
    13,025
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    dang thats pretty cool, what if you only live there in the summer?
     
  17. Oct 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM
    #17
    ffirg

    ffirg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #57975
    Messages:
    4,360
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    mike
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma SR5 TRD 4X4
    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    You have to be a full time resident for 2 years to qualify for the PFD. If you are gone for more than 30 or 60 days in a year you do not qualify.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM
    #18
    MLJak

    MLJak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Member:
    #62866
    Messages:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Anchroage
    Vehicle:
    2011 V6 Access Cab Base
    It was a savings during the big oil booms. A fantastic idea by Alaskans to let the people profit from oil.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Permanent_Fund
     
  19. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM
    #19
    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin [OP] Oldie but a Goodie

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Member:
    #42928
    Messages:
    859
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Russtifer
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport, DCSB
    Custom TRD Badged Grill, PowderCoated Black Steelies, with 285/75/16's. Studded Firestone Winter Force for Winter snow, Firestone Destination M/T for the summer mud, 2.75" Ready Lift Block kit in the front, and 2" AAL in the back, 5100 billies, TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, K&N CAI system under the hood, on a sesame seed bun.

    But don't you DARE call it "Welfare". hahaha.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM
    #20
    benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Member:
    #59032
    Messages:
    8,188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    ^
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    '10 Tacoma 4x4 LBDC SR5 TRD Sport
    Too many to list now.
    Let's reignite this thread! I'm putting it towards the pot of money going to a full set of trail armor and suspension upgrade. See my build for details. It's going to be a very, very good year.
     
To Top