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**** Tips on buying 2000 TRD**** reply fast please

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98tacoWA, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    98tacoWA

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    ok so i found a 2000 v6 5spd TRD extra cab for $7500
    it has 176k miles and a 3in lift w/ 32in bfgs
    is this worth it and what should i look for?
    how do i know if the rear locker is fully functional? ive never used/had a locker

    Thanks in advance.
    Never bought a rig or even a toyota
     
  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    lil bit high on price (especially for a pre runner) but not bad at all IF it's perfect. Check the frame for rust, check what type of lift it is, and make sure everything works on it.

    You can check the locker by taking it in the dirt, engaging it and try turning. the inside wheel should do somewhat of a burnout. You could also just floor it and see if it spins both tires but the owner might not like that :laugh:

    If it has a spacer lift, use that to bargain.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    98tacoWA

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    ok thank you. By the way it is a 4x4.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Oh well that makes that price pretty good. If you can get it for under 7k that would be a pretty decent deal, assuming there are zero problems with it.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    davidpick

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    sounds like it could be my old truck haha. $7500 sounds like a fair price... got any pics?

    like others said, check for frame rust.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    PkTaco

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    Good deal. Check for rust, be sure the 4 wheel drive and locker both engage. All in all seems like a good deal.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Just FYI, the locker will only engage while in 4lo, unless the gray wire mod has been done.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    BVCOTaco

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    I would hold out for something with less miles for that price. I just bought my 2002 Tacoma, 4x4 TRD Xtra Cab 5 spd, with topper, ARB Bull bar, with 140k for $6200. It has some scratches and the locker is currently not working, but for that price I can fix those things for less than $1k! Shop around until you find a good deal, they are out there, just takes patience! Here is mine the day I got it.
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  9. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    beerye

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    i would do a comp test on the motor
    check 4 rust
    see if he has a maintanence log & reciepts
    lift brand?
     
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