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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01taquito, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Oct 4, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    01taquito

    01taquito [OP] "thats what she said"

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    i got my tacoma 1 1/2 years ago. i stumbled upon this website while doing some research on the truck. the first thing i did was replace the stock stereo/speakers with Pioneer equipment. the step by step instructions on this site made it a breeze. i also used the forum for instructions/advise on oil/trans/diff fluid, did them all myself. when it came time to pull a boat to the lake i hopped on the forum to get my truck's towing capabilities... valuable info. next im getting a 2.5 inch lift/new shocks, planning on doing the install myself. this forum has indeed saved me alot of cash:D
     
  2. Oct 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    slickyd

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    The opposite has happened to me. When I first got my truck i was just going to leave it stock. But now I want to buy all kinds of stuff for it. But I couldn't be happier with my truck. This is a really good forum.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    Crashmo

    Crashmo Well-Known Member

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    I am definitely in the same boat. The more I work on my truck, the more I like it.

    One problem--there really isn't anything wrong with my truck. :D
     
  4. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    Haha I agree with both. This site and the members on this site have saved me tons of time and tons of money. Alot of knowledge and know how on here.

    And I also bought my truck to leave stock and drive back and forth to school but know im saving ever last dime I have so I can hopefully one day redo my suspension and some other stuff to her.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Yeah this site has cost me a lot of money too. The constant need of upgrading!!!

    Really...This site has brought me and my Taco closer actually. All the good ideas y'all give. The help when needed. I love my taco and Tacomaworld.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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  7. Oct 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    Kappes03

    Kappes03 Legend of the UG

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    This site has saved me money but yet made me spend more cuz of all the mods I wanna do haha
     
  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    MadManTaco

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    Yeah this forum does wonders and has really drained my bank account over the last few weeks! I just hope my marriage aint next!! haha! Love this place, the members and their badd@ss trucks!!
     
  9. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    This place has definitely not saved me money lol. Im in the "was going to leave it stock" boat.

    But on a side note, What kit are you getting? TRD4u is having a great sale on the complete OME kit. http://www.trdparts4u.com/Scripts/p...talogid=-1&catalogname=OFFROAD&idCategory=-79
     
  10. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    01taquito [OP] "thats what she said"

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    yeah i had to wrestle my wife to get my new wheels but she won on the tire part of the deal lol. changed my mind on the lift for now. summer is coming up and we spend alot of time at the river/lake and im tired of getting stuck so next for me is gonna be a rear locking diff.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    you can get a locker for $300.

    I'd do lift and tires at the same time, because running a 2-3" lift with 31's looks stupid.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    This site is rough for me....
    Its more of a "look that truck has it, why cant mine?"
    Buy buy buy, paint, ungrade, mount, balance, drill hole, paint, upgrade, buy buy buy.....
     
  13. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    What is stock size tire for 1st gen 4x4?
    I have a 30" tire on a 2.5 lift...
     
  14. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    TW def. helps buy better products that cost more money, but i have went the cheaper way and done useless mods on previous vehicles... TWs knowledge base is amazing and im glad everyone on here is here (even the DBs)

    Thank You TW
     
  15. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    01taquito

    01taquito [OP] "thats what she said"

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    i have been leaning toward the Rocky Road no slip system, runs about $430 shipped. still researching i'll be ready to buy in a month or so. leaning that way because its my daily driven truck
     
  16. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    pittim

    pittim mittip

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    you'd be fine with any type of locker since you dont really get snow or ice (exepct last winter) ever, which is where lockers dont do very well on the road.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    01taquito

    01taquito [OP] "thats what she said"

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    from what i have read, some lockers will not allow for smooth driving around corners and can eat up tires
     
  18. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    pittim

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    thats true, and those are full time lockers.

    automatic lockers (like Aussies) do not engage unless you're accelerating.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Taquito Bandito

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    many many many
    go detroit or arb, theyre bullet proof.
     
  20. Apr 22, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    01taquito [OP] "thats what she said"

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    i have heard so many good things about the arb but i dont/cant shell out 1 grand for it.:(
     
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