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STI to Tacoma - Lovin' it!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by relmone, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    relmone

    relmone [OP] Active Member

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    i thought i would post to the new member thread since i am new. :D

    i have been a Subaru enthusiast for the past 6 years and decided it was time to go back to a truck. it's actually nice to get back into a 'yota. the 2009 Speedway Blue Tacoma is my third, 1988 4Runner was my second, and a 1996 Tacoma was my first.

    just got a small lift and Weld Racing Wheels (powder coated matte black).

    [​IMG]

    more mods to come... starting to plan that out.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    yotarob2005

    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    nice truck, welcome to TW
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    relmone

    relmone [OP] Active Member

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    cool, thanks!

    i figured i would post up my Subies.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    Boosted17

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    2006 Corvette Z51 M6. Best mod ever!
    Welcome! Nice Sti's.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Tsenekos

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    I did the same thing but I miss my sti alot
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

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    Do you still have your STI's? I'm jealous..love those cars. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    BLKTRD6SP

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    I have wanted an STI for a long time. It was a toss up between the Taco and the STI...... Tacoma won because of the practicality. I think I still should have taken an STI out for a test drive though.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Lots.
    This is my plan with a flip. Hoping to go to an STi in 4-5 years.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    Tsenekos

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    nope but hoping to get a '09 or '10 this spring
     
  10. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    relmone

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    nope. i decided it was time to get more practical with the Tacoma. the STI's were fun as hell, smoked a lot of cars on the road and raised a lot of eyebrows. i loved the 06 GC Chassis way better than the 08 GR Chassis. they changed the rear suspension in 2008+ to a double wishbone and it took a lot of that "go kart" feel out of the car. the turbos had a lot more lag in the 08s too.

    when i have the money i think i am going to build a Baja/Dakar Rally Forester STI.

    something like this:

    [​IMG]

    :taco:
     
  11. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    dhurley

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    Welcome to TW:)
     
  12. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    07trd4x4

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    Welcome. Miss my subie too. I understand
     
  13. Dec 12, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    P-Dub

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    Welcome! Nice color choice ;)

    I miss my saabaru :(.. It had some STi parts in it.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dec 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    dunkhi

    dunkhi CSULB socal

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    my friend has the 06 sti with gold rims. its pushing like 450. i want a sti so bad i was thinking about trading in. what do u think the price difference would be. becuase he got his sti for 20k my tacoma is worth more i believe.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    ^ IMHO...Bad Trade for the long run.

    I was torn between a few cars before the TACO purchase. Bottom line. Nothing is like owning a truck. The STI is an amazing beast. Insurance, Turbo Maintenance, and price difference killed it for me. Everything about it got real expensive. I know I would also get myself into trouble too. Tickets I tell you.

    I would "NEVER" buy a USED STI! Its buying new or don't. So with a price tag of 35K and Insurance being High on these Bad Boys.

    TACOMA all the way.

    I'm going to get a used AP1 Honda S2k and enjoy that on the side. :D
     
  16. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Nice truck. welcome to TW.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    ashjwilliams

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    I just went from a 2009 Subaru WRX Sedan to the 2010 Toyota Tacoma a few months ago as well. My Subaru blew an engine at 3500 miles (the dreaded spun rod bearing) and I had problems with it ever since (in and out of the dealership somewhere around 9 times). I traded it for the Toyota and I do not miss the Subaru whatsoever...although if I do I can always visit it here as it will sit there FOREVER (though they did finally come down on their asking price LOL).
     
  18. Dec 30, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Welcome! I am a fellow subie enthusiast also:
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dec 30, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    Had a few subies growing up started out with outback sedan, then a WRX, and finally an STi. However my favorite car I owned was a 05 EVO RS. Taco for daily duties and MV Agusta for corners and a speed.

    Did you get an AT or MT? I figured the 6 speed would keep my brain occupied while driving so I don't get sidetracked and come home in a car.
     
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