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Shipping my Taco from HI to Nor Cal

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by johnmichael125, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Jan 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    kalieaire

    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    Your argument basically applies to wherever he installs his mods. In that situation, he should never go out.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    Pretty much. Only thing I can say for Sprig's argument is that if you're coming back in just shy of two years, you should just do the big stuff now so you don't run into delay after your truck gets to the port. A few things to consider: port call is hit or miss; there are better things to use a travel advance on to than dropping cash like that; you emphasized time with the family. Rather than dealing with the stress of a build, why not just ship it ready to go and spend an extra week with the kids?

    All in all, sounds like an awesome idea. I'd just recommend simplifying the logistics to enjoy your family time more.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    Sprig

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    Not at all. If he has it installed in Ohio he can drive , check it and test if for a few weeks before leaving on a long trip into remote places. He can be sure everything works as it should. He to can also return it to the shop that does the work if there are problems. He can’t do that once he gets out of California into say central Nevada or Utah for example. It’s the op’s decision but I just don’t see the rush to have the work done and then take off for the boondocks. Again why the rush? Most people would be perfectly happy to make a cross country trip in a new stock Tacoma 4x4. But OP it’s your call, do what you think is best for you and your kids.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    Another vote for Milogen Fab
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2020 at 11:47 PM
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    Noob here...what does “OP” stand for?:help:
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:12 AM
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    Original Poster… one who started the thread.
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    johnmichael125 [OP] mikeD1Esel

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    Hey guys thanks for all the feedback. I think what I'll do now is see when there are shipping deals here on the forums and get the stuff sent to me. Even though I probably won't have the free shipping, maybe I can get it a discounted rate. In reality the bumpers are more for looks right now since there are few places to off-road here in Oahu. Now if I shipped my truck to another island then I could do some more off-roading.

    I really just want the RTT, suspension, and wheels/tires done. I can add the bumpers later on. I don't really need all that armor here so I think I'll take your suggestions and just do it now. Much appreciated.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    It's been a minute since I was stationed on Oahu, but if iirc, the 4 wheel parts did decent work. They were down in Waipahu. You work with a ton of rednecks, why don't you just do it all with your friends? Save a ton of money. I wouldn't ship the RTT to Oahu cause $$, there are the dealers for several brands here in the bay area. That you can just bolt on and go.
     
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