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Pulled the Trigger!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GT5050, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    GT5050

    GT5050 [OP] Active Member

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    Found the right truck for me after a fair bit of searching. 2004 TRD Prerunner Double Cab, Lunar Mist.

    Very well taken care of, great vehicle history, just under 58k miles, very good mechanically and underneath, and extremely clean inside and out.

    Picked it up Thursday, and after a bit of research here on TW, the first thing I did was take care of the "axle wrap" that was there in all the Tacomas I test drove including this one. I did the quick fix of clamping the leafs together in front of the axle with a U-bolt, and let me tell you this fix worked awesome. Definitely some new leafs in my future but this was a surprisingly good fix.

    Aside from that, nothing this truck "needs", but I'm coming from a car so I'm looking for truck bed bike rack solutions. Also, trying to get used to the "softness" in the suspension, but what would I expect compared to what I'm coming from. Overall, pretty happy about finding a truck in this kind of shape, pics to come...
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    GT5050

    GT5050 [OP] Active Member

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    Here it is:

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    Haven't done much so far - clamped the leaf spring as I mentioned earlier, removed the clear stickers from the lower part of the rear flares as they looked like crap and were cracked, and am also removing the rain shields from the windows. Definitely getting a tow bar on the back, probably going to get some BFG's, and might do something with the wheels. But it's a clean truck and I'm pretty happy with it, definitely fits the bill...

    As for now, any suggestions on things to look over since this truck is new to me? Fluids are good, but is it worth doing a flush of everything even though I'm fairly certain things are fresh? Also, somewhere in the forum I saw someone making mention of making sure a truck's got the right plugs - is this engine really finicky on what spark plugs are put in? And anything else?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    Bodz

    Bodz Well-Known Member

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    3" lift, Xd Spy wheels, 265/70/17 Michelins, skid pan, fog lights tint, Flyzeye LED lights, ADVMonster LED lights, tri-fold tonneau, box divider........will it ever end? LOL
    That's one beautiful truck! Enjoyl
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    DNG

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    looks really clean
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    TRDBen

    TRDBen Mall Crawler of the Year

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    Front Window Tint KYB Monomax Shocks Blue Dome Light Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    Congrats. Welcome to the wonderful world of first gens!
     
  6. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    JVC Deck, 10" sub mountd in rear seat cubby, 2 LED off road lights mounted in grille, amber raptor style grille lights, LED rock lights, square led bed light, custom made fuse block tray, 12 blade Blue Sea fuse block, 100a marine circuit breaker, black plasti dipped full grille, tinted tail lights + third, Uniden 520 with 4' firestik, Bilstein 5100s with 620lb Eibach coils, Diff drop, Chevy 63 leaf swap, TG creeper joints, 14" triangulated biletein 5125s, 8" extended steel braided brake line, TG Rock Sliders, CBI Moab 1.0 front bumper, custom fabbed bed rack, full TRD E-Locker axle swap and matching re-gear with custom stand alone wiring circuit, 29 spline pinion flange from an 06 wishbone runner, tubbed for 35x12.5" general grabbers on Ultra type 181 wheels, crush sleeve eliminator, Mini ARB compressor, front ARB locker, garage fab aluminum front skid plate, custom built high clearence rear bumper, removable mothafuckin doors
    woohoo first gens!
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    twfsa

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    881 Front coils, Bilstien 5100's all the way front set to "0" Icon Dynamic's mini leafs in rear, stock tires.
    What kind of MPG do the Prerunners V6 Auto get?
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    WOW! That's the first thing I thought when I saw your truck. A pristine unmolested gem has been found hiding in some old mans garage. I guess patience really does pay off lol...
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    brny67

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    great ride and welcome to the World, start spending the green
     
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