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Philly to Phoenix in Four Days!

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by DesertTC09, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Jun 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    DesertTC09

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    Hey all, title says it all! Just bought an 09 Tacoma DCLB TRD Sport 3 weeks ago. Had it long enough to drive from Philadelphia, PA up to Syracuse, NY to visit my parents and then find out my company was sending me to Dallas, TX for 3 weeks. Now I found out 3 days ago (still in texas.) that I'm transferring to Phoenix, AZ!:eek: I'll be home for a week before I have to drive across the country.

    Needless to say I'm scrambling, but in the middle of all of this I realized that once I'm out in AZ I want to break into the offroading world (this is my first truck and I have zero experience with offroading). So my searches of the internets brought me here. This place is amazing! All my downtime over the past 2 weeks has been spent lurking around and finally found time to register and just wanted to say hi.

    I'll be moving in 3 weeks and I'll be posting pics here to document the whole trip. Looking forward to meeting up with the Tacoma crowd out in AZ and eventually starting my own build thread (money is a bit tight with the move, but it's gonna happen, this itch isn't going away).
     
  2. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Welcome to TW! AZ has plenty of spots to wheel and a good crowd of like minded people.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    X2 Just watch out (or just plain avoid if possible) that Chris4x4 guy.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

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    Hide your wallet while it still has money! Welcome from Washington and Dan that's a lot of driving man. I just did Michigan to Washington in 3.5 days towing. Good luck with the move and getting settled
     
  5. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    benbacher

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    I feel like TW should get kick backs for every purchase of a tacoma and/or tacoma accessory. This site does nothing but help you spend money....which I didn't have a problem doing from the beginning. Welcome to TW! In Arizona you should have access to a lot of fun shops in the area (at least driving distance). Makes me jealous. AK is not so close to SoCal.....but if it was....I probably wouldn't like it as much...
     
  6. Jun 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    HAHA, yeah. It's a bad habit to have a list of what you want to do with your money over the next 5 years. I hope to slowly get into doing alot of the work myself but am a little tentative having never even done any real work on a car or truck. I'm a property damage estimator so I have alot of experience being in and around cars but never done the work myself. Any suggestions on good shops in the Phoenix area?
     
  7. Jun 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    I'm not sure about the Phoenix area but it seems like California has every custom shop available for tacomas.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    Welcome to Az when you get here.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    We got plenty of shops here. SDHQ being one of the biggest I believe.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    Welcome to TW and to Phx! what part of town are you staying?
     
  11. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    BRING SOME YING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    I don't know yet. I'll be working out of north phoenix. My job takes me on the road all day so I just have a home office in that area. My friend suggested Shade at Desert Ridge? I guess it is a Mark Taylor Apartment complex? Friend says it is at Tatum and 101 and it would be about 10 miles from my office.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Thats north phoenix scottsdale territory a bit pricey in that area....
     
  14. Jun 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Welcome to tw and look forward to having you join us in az
     
  15. Jun 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    no but seriously, BRING SOME YING!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Jun 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    That Pinal guy too.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    :cool: welcome to AZ!
     
  18. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    Welcome to PHX! I live up in the north end of town (2 miles from desert ridge) and work about 10 miles away near deer valley airport. Depending on which direction you are traveling to work from desert ridge (east to scottsdale, or west to phoenix) take traffic into consideration while not a big deal for just a 10 mile trip, the 101 looks pretty bad going east in the morning, and west in the afternoon.

    If you want any more information about the area, feel free to shoot me a PM
     
  19. Jun 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    definitely headed west from there, office is right near the first major highway west down 101 (17 i think?). Sounds like Desert Ridge might be the place. It's likely just for 6 months while I look for a house. Thanks for all the greets!
     
  20. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    There are some decent apartments around happy vally and I17. Don't know the names of them off the top of my head but they are fairly newish.
     

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