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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Sandfire, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Sandfire

    Sandfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi, just thought I should quit lurking and introduce myself as this site keeps prompting me that I haven't posted! I have been reading the site as a non-member (sucks cuz you can't use the search feature) but after looking at several Toyota sites, decided to join here!

    I have had almost every truck made (still have my first, bought when I was 14, a 65 Chevy SB on a 4WD blazer frame) except for Toyota. Not sure why cuz I have been wanting a Tacoma for several years! Possibly have been deterred since they're kind a pricey!

    Anyway recently sold an 06 Dodge cummins that I no longer needed and started looking for a Tacoma. My range of options was fairly small. Wanted the silver to match the wife's silver Lexus, wanted the DC in case we ever have kids, can't live without 4x4, and wanted color matched flares, bumper, mirrors, etc. I did not care if I got first gen or second gen. I have heard great things of both.

    After 2 months (approx) of searching, I found a 2006, double cab, TRD sport, 4x4, silver mica, with 56K. It was a one owner listed on AT and in excellent condition for $18500. I caught it the day it was posted and the owner was nice enough to trust me and hold it for me almost a week (I had to fly to chicago area to get it.) He ended up letting it go for 18 even (super nice guy.) He was turning around and buying a brand new one in the red color set up exactly like this one.

    The sale went smoothly and I drove the ten hours home that day while falling in love with the truck. I had never heard of TW but googled something about tacoma lifts and stumbled across it. Now I have spent way to many hours on this site already. Wife says all you do is set their in your recliner with the laptop:)

    I have lifted and modded other trucks and am looking to do something to this one as well. Last one modded (not last one owned) was a Chevy 2500, duramax, 4x4, that I put a 6"fabtech lift on. I am wanting something more subtle for this one, think I like the 3" I hear everyone talking about.

    OK, enough about that, I look forward to using this site to help me figure out the mods I want to do!
     
  2. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Welcome to TW you will see a variety of lifts around just depends what you want to achieve. Happy modding!
     
  3. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    welcome man.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Welcome from the Hoosier state.:D
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Great intro,great truck,you're gonna fit in just fine around here.....You on the job?
     
  7. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Nice introduction, welcome to TW. Can't wait to see what you do.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome abaord!!
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Welcome to TW! Tell your wife, you've barely scratched the surface.:D
     
  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

    JimmyCrackCorn Atlanta Falcons

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  11. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Sandfire

    Sandfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, yeah, how could you tell:) Been a career Firefighter for 6 years this March. My department has also been putting me through paramedic school, getting close to being done! Still have to do state boards in a couple months though:(
     
  12. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    Sandfire

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, this site is great! I'm sort of new to forums and don't know how to do more than one quote in reply or I would have quoted a bunch of the welcomes and said thanks...anyway..THANKS!
     
  13. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Cool,stay safe and have fun.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    Sandfire

    Sandfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You on the job as well?
     
  15. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Just started my 21st year.Firefighter 1st class,Haz-Mat Tech,very old industrial City with about 200 members.Worked Heavy Rescue for a number of years,currently assigned to a fairly busy Engine Co......Loved every minute of it.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    welcome! Its always good to have a good long drive in a new truck!
     
  17. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Sandfire

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    Awesome! I'm in a smaller city (about 20K) 40ish line guys with two stations, fixing to build the third. Combined with EMS about 13 years ago so were all cross trained at some level. Love the job to! Speaking of that gotta get up at 6, my day on tomorrow.:yawn:
     
  18. Feb 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Welcome to TW! Sure you stopped by to just look.:D What you didn't know, is you fell into a hole called TW. It is very addictive as you can see!:eek: I just stopped by to look for a couple of things, & 3500 posts later.:)
     
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