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Switch from Xterra to Tacoma, glad I did!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mr Souc, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Dec 31, 2011 at 4:42 AM
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    Mr Souc

    Mr Souc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Joel
    Topsham Maine
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    2011 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    - TacoME Satoshi - Hella Supertones - TRD front skid plate - TRD CAI - TRD cat-back exhaust - TRD short throw shifter - TRD 6 speed ball knob - Baja Soft 8 16" wheels - 265/75/16 Grabber AT2s - Pioneer AVH-P2400BT - OEM roof rack - Thule Aero roof rack - TSB Add-A-Leaf - 2" Level spacer up front - Plasti-Dip bumper, badges, & roof
    Hey everyone!

    After years on the side lines I have finally entered into the Tacoma world!

    Earlier this year, I had a 2005 Ram 1500, 5.7 HEMI, 2" lift, 37"x12.5" BFGs Flowmaster super 44 cat-back exhaust, and a bunch of MOPAR stuff under the hood, bla bla.... It was a NICE truck, but I never used it like a truck. I would tow our pop up camper with it but you could tow that with a tricycle if you wanted to. The Ram was just a loud nasty big ass truck and I needed something better on gas and less obnoxious. So, I started to look at Tacoma's and Xterra's as an option to switch from the dodge to. Long story short, all used Tacoma's with the SR5 trim and TRD package (had to have) were all out of my budget. Damn things hold their value! So I went with the Xterra. And for all of you that own houses and don't have a truck or access to a truck know how tough it can be trying to do stuff around the house without a truck. So the Xterra didn't quite cut it. I also am quite active outside and the Xterra was not all the great off road. I had the SE package so it wasn't really geared to "beat on" and get in to those deep, far out fishing spots or good kayak areas.

    So, I just traded the Xterra in for what I should have gone with in the first place, a 2005 SR5 TRD Tacoma double cab. Just hit 78k miles with it yesterday and absolutely loving it. Found one that already has the Pop Lock on the tailgate, and a hard bed cover as well as the stock roof rack. All must haves for me!

    I just wanted to say that this is a great community, I have already used the help and DIY section to fix my overhead compass and temp display as well as the aftermarket radio install issue with your dash gauge lights not working after installing a head deck. THANKS!

    So here I am, another member and happy Tacoma owner!

    Side note: I bought a set of 275/70/16 BFGs for the Xterra only a few months before trading it in and I got the dealership to swap them on to the Tacoma before I signed the papers for the truck. Small victory there and they look nice. If only they were bigger...

    Cheers!

    -Joel

    My new truck:

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  2. Dec 31, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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    Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

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    Headlight mod, sound system. MB Motor Sport Rims. Black Tails. 5100's, 885, grill craft, Fogs, N-Fab Step Sides. BFG TKO Tires, Wet Oks, LED map lights and dome, LED gauge mod
    Welcome to TW
     
  3. Dec 31, 2011 at 4:53 AM
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    fuzz master

    fuzz master Well-Known Member

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    greetings and welcome the madness
     
  4. Dec 31, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

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    Bethel Park, PA. Burb of the Burgh.
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    TRD Cat-back Exhaust. Semi-Debadged. Shorty 8 in. Antenna. Weathertech vent visors. TRD FJ Cruiser Center Cap Wheel Mod. Nitto Terra Grapplers. Inverter tapped into for outlet in cab. Tacomaworld sticker which adds 5 hp.
    Good looking truck! Congrats and welcome!
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    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 aboard! :wave:
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    cc350

    cc350 Buckeye Member

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    TRex3 eyelids,Undercover hardshell cover,Timbrens
    Good swap. Very nice looking taco! Welcome to TW.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    jackhart

    jackhart Well-Known Member

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    that thing looks brand new! congrats on the purchase, you'll love it!
     
  8. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    feldman28

    feldman28 Well-Known Member

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    Good looking truck welcome to tw
     
  9. Dec 31, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    kogary

    kogary Well-Known Member

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    Heated drivers seat, JVC HU, Sound Ordinance compact 8" sub under passenger seat, Morimoto projectors/D25 HIDs, LED lit cupholder mod
    Wow, very nice truck! I really like that color red.

    Welcome to Tacoma World :)
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV[​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    tooth sleuth

    tooth sleuth Well-Known Member

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    5100's (front 1.75) all around, rear leaf TSB. Bestop supertop, OEM bed mat. Pioneer 3200 HU, Pioneer GM 9500f amp, Eclipse SC6900 Front, Rear Eclipse 5 1/4, Marv box with Arc 10 sub. Dampened all doors and back wall with BXTII and ensolite, Supertop, blacked out emblems, 2011 grille, bedmat
    welcome to tw from maine! any other mainahs?
     
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