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Thinking about trading for a 4runner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by soljah111, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    soljah111

    soljah111 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just found out Im having a baby. I think a 4runner would be more practical what do yall think?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    G scott04

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    Definitely, and you can still buy plenty of toys for the runner, check out the 4runner section on the site :thumbsup:
     
  3. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    I say keep the taco since you have a DC! :)
     
  4. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    ...how would a 4runner be any more practical than a double cab truck?

    You can do MORE with the truck...
     
  5. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    SpazzyB

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  6. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    I forgot to mention I have 2 dogs, thought it would be easier to drive around with the dogs in the back...
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Having two dogs is a reason to keep the truck over a 4runner IMO.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    What? Jrobson traded his truck in? I loved his truck!
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    It'd be a hard choice for me. I'm in love with the newest 4runners. If I ever buy an suv, this would be what I'd buy!
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Put a bestop on the truck bed in case of weather and ride the dogs back there (properly secured of course). You can hose out a truckbed. Good luck hosing out the back of the 4R.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    I was thinking harnesses and leash short enough they can't jump out, secured to a d-ring. I love dogs and get pissed when I see them free-riding in pickup beds. They're gonna die :(
     
  12. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    keep your truck and buy an older 4runner. =problem solved
     
  13. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Haha you guys are too funny
     
  14. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    I run a ratchet strap across the bed from the bed rail tie downs, and thread a short leash onto it. That way my dogs can run from side to side in the bed, but cannot jump over the side
     
  15. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Do you use your bed regularly? If not, get a 4Runner. If you need the bed, keep the Tacoma.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    But if they do jump out, they'll be hanging on the side of the truck (scratching it in the process) :eek: unless you have a REALLY short leash.
     
  18. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Better than them being dead.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Right, and the harness will keep them from hanging themselves. At worst, they'll have some bumps and bruises.

    x2.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    It's weird, i love my dogs more than anything but i let them ride in the box without being tied up. It's only around town or while offroading and never on the highway and I also drive super careful while they're back there, but two years later they haven't died. :(
     
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