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Taco to a Civic and back again! *Lots of PICS*

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Notty, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    Notty

    Notty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been here for a little while and decided I'd share some pics of my vehicle dilemma. I had an 05 Tacoma TRD Offroad, traded it for an 06 Civic Si, then realized I was crazy for letting the Taco go, gave in to the addiction, and picked up an 08 TRD Sport! I apologize for the crazy amount of pics, I just thought it'd be cool to show my journey! haha

    My 05 the day I bought it

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    First Mods - BHLM and 5% tint all around

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    When I went to the dealer for the whistling windshield TSB, they dented the hood while replacing the windshield! So I had them replace it with a Sport hood for free! I was stoked!

    Some wheeling pics with the new hood!

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    My bro in the drivers seat cheesing it up!

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    For some crazy reason, I decided I would enjoy a car more than a truck. So I traded the Taco and picked up an 06 Civic Si! It just so happened my Wife had the same exact car, so I just got a different color! Her car is blue, so I got red! :der:

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    Then I changed to graphite colored wheels....

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    and Dropped it!

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    After a little more than a year, I realized I was not enjoying the car as much as I enjoyed the truck! Plus, how was I supposed to haul around my toys with a Civic? SO, I picked up an 08 TRD Sport

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    Added the BHLM

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    Lifted with 3 inch EZ-Lift top plate spacers, rear TSB, and 1.5" blocks. Wheels and tires coming soon!

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    And the toys that the Taco hauls around! Sure couldn't get these into the trunk of the Civic! hahaha

    My 06 600rr

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    Changed the paint

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    07 GSX-R750

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    and of course I haul around the Wife so she can play too!! Hahaha

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    I have to say, the Taco is WAY more fun than the Civic. I had a blast with the Civic, but I just couldn't enjoy it the way I really wanted to! Again, sorry for all the pics and I hope you enjoyed the journey as much as I did!
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    TacoTycoon

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    haha glad to see you back in a taco bro! and i really like the bike
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    congrats on going back to the taco!!
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Got pics lol Well welcome back those are some cool pics.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    dude...that orange paint job on that bike is SWEET
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    ERdept

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    Nice pics!!


    I went from Civic to Taco, but not back yet.

    Honda's are very nice cars and very reliable.


    Bet your Civic couldn't drive to where your truck went.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    FLATaco06

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    Nice truck! Yeah I can see where you might have wanted a Honda for the gas mileage, but beyond that you were definately cruisin in crazy town! Good thing you came to your senses and got back in a taco!
     
  9. Jan 22, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    If that gixxer is your wifes, she has a cooler bike than you, HAHA. Nice setup.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    Burns

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    Welcome back man! Cool pics BTW
     
  11. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:19 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Nice truck and bikes. Excellent pics.
    Welcome back Notty!
     
  12. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:19 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome back to Toyota... :D
     
  13. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Notty

    Notty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments! It is nice to be back in a Taco and enjoying the Arizona desert/mountains again! I was definitely getting bored in the Civic being stuck to pavement!

    And SinCityTaco - Both bikes are/were mine. I haven't got the Wife comfortable enough to ride on her own yet. So for now, she just hops on back! I actually just sold the 600rr so I hope she doesn't change her mind anytime soon! hahaha
     
  14. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    I have a 2007 Civic EX coupe and a 2008 Tacoma. I don't regret buying either one, except I wish I had bought the V6 Tacoma. My wife mainly drives the Civic and she loves it. As long as she's happy....;)
     
  15. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    nice pics, i really like the murdered out bike. i wish toyota would dent my hood and give me a sport one.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    Two very nice Tacomas! :D
     
  17. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    red06toy

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    nice toys man! the car was cool the way you had it set up too, arizona looks very nice, we got 60'' of snow already this year. The truck is awesome
     
  18. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    RoyB

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    cool pictures. how do you like the sport over the offroad?
     
  19. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Notty

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    I like the appearance package of the Sport a lot more since it obviously has the color matched bumper/handles and scooped hood, but other than that I really don't notice a difference at all between the two. I haven't taken the new one off road nearly as much as the 05, but what off roading I have done I have not missed the locker at all. I even went up in the mountains in almost a foot of snow with no chains and did just fine with some weight in the bed. So I guess I'd have to say I like the Sport more than the OffRoad only because of the way it looks!
     
  20. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    FamouzStarz

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    i myself went from a 07 Civic SI to my taco boy was that a change.....welcome back
     

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