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So Long Prerunner, and thanks for all the fish.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by PreRunnerSeth, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Bonus points if you get the reference.

    Anyways... as many of you have known I have been dying to upgrade to a 4x4 ever since the fateful u-joint incident last june. Well I bought the scout and started working on it. It didn't take long for the reality of how much time and money it would really take to finish this thing. So after several arguements and deliberations with the wife she agreed to let me get a 4x4 taco and sell the scout. So my requirements were a double cab, 4x4, and TRD OR (for the locker). Well i started doing some searching. second gen tacos in my price range with those options were few and far between. When they did show up they would have 90-100k miles or be really beat. so a few nights ago i brought up the option of differnt 4x4 with the wife. at first this turned into a big arguement, but in the end she settled and as long as i agreed to keep whatever i got for 6 years i could get whatever i want. SOOOOOOO I bought a FJ! I got one with half the miles my taco had on it, in much better condition with 4x4 and a locker. The wife even loved it after seeing it and riding in it. I have always loved the FJ. Granted it is not as versatile as the taco, but we can compromise and not take as much shit with us when we go camping. So.... Here it is! and yes... the ugly chrome wheels will be swapped out for black ones as part of the deal! hahahaha.. sorry for the blurry pic i will get better ones later.

    I definitely plan to stay very active over here. I have made some really cool friends. Will be participating in wheeling trips and hosting mod days! Just plan to have some FJs along for the ride!

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  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

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    Congrats Seth! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    G.T.

    G.T. Official TW Burrito Inspector

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    Hope you enjoy all the great adventures in your new truck. Don't forget your towel. ;-)
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Daniel Arthur

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    I was scared off from getting one because I heard so many complaints
    about the blind spots, and how dangerous they seemed to drive.


    I hear from people that have one that they can't see and it is scary.

    How does it seem to you, can you see well enough?

    Dan
     
  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    stroM-

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    Nice Seth! Be sure to check out norcal fj's. Those guys are really cool over there and they set up a lot of mod days, social and trail runs for fellow fj owners!

    Congrats on the 4x4 :thumbsup:
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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  7. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  8. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    :thumbsup: welcome to the dark side my friend. You'll love it. Did you get atrac/elocker?
     
  9. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Thanks everyone! Glad to see a couple people got the reference! haha... cant wait to get out on the trails!
     
  10. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Yes locked, but no a-trac.... but apparently all you need is the button to get the a-trac working. I already ordered one!
     
  11. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble‐sanded beaches of Santraginus Ⅴ, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand‐to‐hand‐combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    I told you it wasn't important...:anonymous:
     
  13. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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  14. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    This is you..................

    One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in It's a nice day, or You're very tall, or Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you alright? At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behaviour. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. After a while he abandoned this one as well as being obstructively cynical.
     
  15. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    This one is how I get through life...

    It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    1. Sounds like you need to tell the wife "Don't Panic."

    2. Yeah, good first gens with that spec and "lower" mileage (I'd say 100k is fairly low) are in short supply and tough to find. But at least they aren't cheap...

    3. Need a new user name? Not-so-PreRunnerSeth? FJSeth?

    Congrats on the victory, neighbor.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    So true, so true...

    The universe is a lot more complicated than you might think even if you start from a position of thinking that its pretty damn complicated to begin with
     
  18. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Hahah... definitely looks like we have a few fans out there... Loving the quotes. I really need to reread all of them. I read them probably 20 years ago. Im getting so old!

    42
     
  19. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    that is a great rig. if i didnt need a truck, i would have gotten an FJ or a 4runner. i even explored the option of a smaller off-road capable trailer.
     
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