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Thinking about buying a Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ahb001, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    ahb001

    ahb001 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys, whats up. I've been looking for a Tacoma and came across this site. I found this used '10 not far from me and everything looks good but I had a couple of questions I thought someone could answer for me. I havent seen this truck in person yet.

    First, This pic of the engine looks different than all the other ones I have seen. Is it just missing the cover? Is that an after market intake on it?

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    Second, it looks like maybe there is a lift on it? It's 2wd BTW.

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    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    yes to all of ur ?s
     
  3. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    08pretaco Almost there

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    kinda looks like there is a leveling kit on the front
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    yea, it's missing the engine cover and it is an aftermarket intake. stock kind of coils back then snakes over to the tire well. second, i dont think it has a lift, if it does it's only about an inch up front. the back definitely looks stock...it's got some nice tires though!

    welcome to TW!
     
  5. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    keep looking
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    Thanks for the responses. I guess the cover just won't fit with the intake on. Is that a mod you guys commonly do? I am coming from a lowered crew cab silverado, so this looks lifted to me LOL. Is there anything to look out for with aftermarket intakes and such? Guess I will head over to the performance section and dig around. Thanks.
     
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    OK
     
  8. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    it looks like a leveling kit IMO!!! b/c my truck looks the same except that i gotta AAL in the back...even with bigger tires it wouldnt look like that...more space in the fender wells!!! i think its got the Readylift leveling Kit which is what ive got on my 06
     
  9. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    18seeds

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    how much?

    you want 2WD?
     
  10. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Yea, what everyone else said. There is no reason the cover shouldn't fit though... but it'd look a bit wierd without the box intake on the side and it on. Some people just hate plastic covers all the manufactures do these days too.

    It's probably a block leveling kit but no way to tell without looking at it. If they did, they probably got the rear harsh ride tsb done (adds a leaf). You can check by seeing if there are 4 leaf springs on the back (3 main, 1 helper).

    I see no reason to pass on it if you want a pre-runner... though just don't regret not getting 4x4 like I did the first time around.

    Also for ref... this is what the cover would look like (not a great pic and I'm lazy. Also I painted it red)
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