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"Tacozilla" has arrived

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BigBlueTexas, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. Oct 17, 2021 at 11:19 AM
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    Speedfreak

    Speedfreak Member in poor standing

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I would like permission to use this gem in my signature, of course with credit to you.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    you live in India?
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    oconnor

    oconnor Where am I?

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    Or because the AC MT isn't available in OR trim in the US.
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    Absolutely :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    BigBlueTexas

    BigBlueTexas [OP] "God Bless America"

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    OMG, you are absolutely right. I tried going super cheap this last time on my 2020 Tacoma. The plan was to purchase a 2wd, 4-door cab, V-6, with the manuel transmission.... Like an SR or SR5 (Not). No such luck. Toyota figured out real quick how to suck us "stick-shift" guys into a triple upgrade, only offering the manuel transmission at the mid-level trim model. i.e., the Tacoma Sport trim package. If this "Tacozilla actually goes into production with a manuel transmission option, ding-dongs like me will slobber all over this and Toyota knows that.....
    :burnrubber:
    https://youtu.be/VjUaq4dCOrU
     
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  6. Oct 18, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    Wow! :101010:I've never seen one in that clean looking condition even back in 1986!
    That things a beauty and I think a great bargain for that price. Good score
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Thanks! Yeah he was really excited to find it. Guy was asking $7000 and he offered him $5000 and he took it. I couldn’t believe it. Definitely gonna keep it in the family. We live in Florida and he takes it to the keys. He’s got the life now!
     
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  8. Oct 18, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    Pretty cool, I get why people want this. I would love to own one, or a Sportsmobile, VW Vanagon, Four Wheel Camper. Cool stuff, real expensive stuff.
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2021 at 8:34 AM
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    Toyota is detailing the build on YouTube:

    Part 1:


    Part 2:
     
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  10. Oct 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    The tundrazilla looks like a dumpster fire.

    8CE1A3E1-5D01-4942-BCDC-0DF3F9204C38.jpg
     
  11. Oct 18, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    When I think of "Tacozilla" or any "Zilla", I think of something that is Monsterous. Not just some truck with a fancy camper shell with 37's or smaller. Lol
     
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  12. Oct 18, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    Since it's based on the Chinook? (probably cant use that name anymore because of cultural appropriation)

    Chinoma? No. Taconook!
     
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    Aloha,
     
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  14. Oct 18, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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    The Nookie?
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  15. Oct 18, 2021 at 5:35 PM
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    OMG! LMFAO!!!!!
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  16. Oct 21, 2021 at 9:36 PM
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    Ok, this just hit youtube about 12 hours ago. I don't know what to think after watching this teaser video out of Plano, Texas. Someone said all that tube steel framing is too much weight and I kind of agree. When I first saw this I was thinking a little "sleeper" for my road trips but this thing looks like its going to be a huge looking RV type Dolphin from the 70's.....
    :burnrubber:

    https://youtu.be/XDcQvoSKkI4
     
  17. Oct 21, 2021 at 10:44 PM
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    I want this so bad! I wonder how it the camper will handle the frame flex
     
  18. Oct 21, 2021 at 11:34 PM
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    BigBue said, "Ok, this just hit youtube about 12 hours ago. I don't know what to think after watching this teaser video out of Plano, Texas. Someone said all that tube steel framing is too much weight and I kind of agree."

    Yeah, that looks like it's going to be heavy. I watched the video (thanks) with sound off cause my wife was on the phone for work. Assuming they're skinning that with aluminum? I thought for sure the tube frame was going to be support for some sort of composite body. Even so....geez, that's going to weigh a lot with all the interior comforts installed. Even beefing up the suspension, this thing is going to be a pig going uphill on the highway. I'm old so, I remember seeing the fiberglass rigs on the Toyota chassis cabs back in the day. I wondered even then how could anyone stand to drive one of those so grossly under powered? And the mileage?! Even modern gas-powered motor homes are horrible for power/mileage and they have a lot more engine in front of them. To be fair, these are much larger than this prototype but I can't imagine the power:weight ratio is any better.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    That is way bigger than I expected. I'd imagine they're upgrading the Sport leafs but this thing just looks like a rollover.
     

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