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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Naelr, May 22, 2011.

  1. May 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Naelr

    Naelr [OP] New Member

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    First Name:
    Chris
    Charleston WV
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma Double Cab V6 TRD 4x4
    K&N Performance intake.
    Dropping a line to let introduce myself. I am a Computer Specialist/Network Admin (long way of saying we do everything) for a County School system here in WV. My 05 Tocama is my second Toyota. I have always loved the way a Tacoma looks since they introduced them way back when... I swore in high school I was going to own one and it took until I was 30 to buy my first one. It was a grey 03 Prerunner 2WD and I loved that truck. Didn't do any modding but it wasn't big enough for my campter. (oh it pulled it twice to the mountains but I wasn't comfortable enough with the 2WD and some of the camp spots.) So traded it for my 05 Double cab TRD. The addition of the back doors is great. I am always carrying something out to the truck.. computers.. servers.. my laptop.. switches.. and that extra space makes loading and unloading easy. I didn't think I was going to miss that space in the bed but after the first load I was cussing hard. Oh well.. Just need a trailer I guess. Only mod I have done is my gas mileage was very low (only 16mph on a good day) so I added a K&N Performance air intake and have seen an added 2mpg to my gas. The noise that comes from way down under when I floor it isn't bad either.

    I suppose the first mod I will do will be the rear end breather mod or the fog lights independent switch mod. I plan on keeping this one until at least 200k miles... it is at 75k now by then I hope to have the house payed off and I can buy one brand new.

    I live in WV but am afraid to take my Tacoma Off roading to hard. It is my only transportation to work (besides my Goldwing and I can't ride that in the snow) and don't want to have it down and out because I zigged when I should have zagged. I love my truck and I love these forums. I have been reading about everything on here.. I think I have read all the how-to's and before I start modding I have the damn bug..... How bad has a lift affected anyones gas mileage? So many questions so little time and money....

    Anyway I am here and I am here to say. Love the forums and the people seem very adamant about their Tacomas and about helping out.. I will have many questions in the years ahead I am sure.. not much of a gear head but not afraid to tear into something and learn a little.

    Naelr
     
  2. May 22, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    #2
    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Bob
    Houston Tx.
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    2010 DCLB PreRunner SR5
    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome to TW!
     
  3. May 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    Laughlin,N.V
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    trd sport 4x4 w/towpkg
    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    Welcome to TW.
     
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