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rocketeer928 - My 2003 Tacoma SR5 V6 Manual 4WD

Discussion in 'New Members' started by rocketeer928, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    rocketeer928

    rocketeer928 [OP] Member

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    2003 Tacoma SR5 V6 4WD
    Truxedo cover, Fog lamps, Hitch
    Hi,

    Just found this site today. I have a 2003 Tacoma SR5 V6 5-speed Manual 4WD, which I bought new as a third vehicle, so miles are low at 17,500, as of Sept 2009.


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    Right after I bought my truck, I installed fog lamps, Linex bed spray, Truxedo bed cover, and a few bed holds. The truck is pretty much stock, and it just passed the inspection for the frame rust perforation (likely to be spray coated as soon as the local stealership calls). I do most of my own routine maintenance.

    I plan to put Firestone Destination A/T tires on this month (appt on Sept 21). I've never liked the stock tires; they are terrible in rain and snow, even with 4WD.

    My primary vehicle is a 2003 VW Jetta TDI diesel with a 5-speed manual. I've done a lot of work on my Jetta to enhance its HP and torque. If interested, just click the link.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Welcome to TW!

    I miss my 2001 Jetta GLS TDI and my 1998 Jetta GL TDI.
    I miss having a diesel under the bonnet - period.
    :pout:
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    rocketeer928

    rocketeer928 [OP] Member

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    I spent a year living in Germany, and learned the advantages of diesels in terms of efficiency and longeviey. A year ago I contacted Tacoma about offering a diesel Tacoma in the U.S. Their lame response was that they are focusing on hybrid technology rather than diesel for the North American market. No way I want a hybrid pickup truck.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Agreed. I signed the online petition too. I am hoping that sometime in the next year I can save up enough money to get my friend Todd to drop a D4D engine into my Tacoma. *sigh* Just don't have that kind of money right now.

    You should check his stuff out though. I have seen and photographed and driven a few of his swaps, and they are all clean and factory looking. They drive beautifully too! :D

    http://dieseltoyz.com
     
  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

    Phantom_X-SP Rude Boy |><|

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  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    hello & welcome to TW.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Colton

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    Welcome!! :wave:
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 at 3:52 AM
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    rocketeer928

    rocketeer928 [OP] Member

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    Thanks for all the welcomes. I just posted a couple of recent pictures in Posting Nr. 1
     
  10. Sep 12, 2009 at 3:58 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    BUILT, not bought...
    welcome dood
     
  11. Sep 24, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    rocketeer928

    rocketeer928 [OP] Member

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    Wow! Really expensive.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    Welcome ur truck looks real clean
     
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