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Took the plunge and here I am

Discussion in 'New Members' started by dcmsideshow, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. dcmsideshow

    dcmsideshow [OP] Member

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    Dan
    Denver, CO
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    Howdy folks.

    I'm Dan. I live in Northern Arizona, and after my 99 Ford Ranger crapped out on me a few months back, I took the plunge and got a 2005 Tacoma. It's a four-banger, but it is more powerful and reliable than my V6 Ranger ever was. I love it!

    I'm a bit worried about the Tacoma because it has 135,000 miles on it, but from what I've read, these trucks go forever. So hopefully that's the case with mine.

    That being said, I'm looking for some accessories, so if you can help me out, let me know.

    I'm looking for a fiberglass camper shell (regular bed, Access cab, Desert Sand color if possible, but would consider other colors).

    Also looking for one of those cubby holes that go in the bed of the truck. Mine is missing one.

    And finally, I'm looking for some bicycle fork mounts that go in the sliding tie-down rails.

    If you have any of that stuff, please let me know!


    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. vegas1

    vegas1 Well-Known Member

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    Jorge Edward
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    04 TRD OFF-ROAD Prerunner SR5 Limited
    KING coilovers set at 2 1/4. 2inch blocks/5125 Bilstein's in rear. 17 inch rims. Tint all 4 windows including the windshield. In-dash flip out monitor.

    Welcome to TW. I would just do a tune-up to make sure the maintance is up to date.
     
  3. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Make sure the rear main seal isn't leaking. Make sure the rear axle seals aren't leaking. Make sure the timing cover isn't leaking. Make sure the motor mount to frame area is good. Make sure you actually have a cabin air filter in the box behind the glovebox. Make sure you don't have some craptastic plugs instead of the iridium Densos that are spec'd for it. Make sure all other maintenance items are done...diff fluid, gearbox oil, eng oil/filter, antifreeze, eng air filter, belt, brake pads/rotors OK, brk fluid freshish...................then worry about personalizing/modding.

    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    Leave! Get out of here! You will regret being here - It will suck money out of your wallet faster than you speed out of here. I am just trying to help you. Buy something that you can not buy anything for - maybe a horse. You will look back later and thank me.
     
  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Welcome to TW!
     
  6. HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    Oh yeah, welcome... but remember my warning!
     
  7. neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Secondary air filter removed, elbow mod, BFG KM2 (33x10.5R15), American Racing Mojaves, Debadged, BHLM, Dome Light MOD (Blue), Hella 500 behind recessed Satoshi Grille, Kenwood headunit, Sockmonkey 'TACOMA' Decals, Readylift 5-lug SST, Rear Shocks - Bilstein TRD, Dynomax Super Turbo #17748, DDM Slim Ballast HID Kit H4 Hi/Lo -35W 6000K in headlights, Apexcone Raptor HID Kit H3 - 35W 6000K in Hella 500s, aFe CAI #51-10762, WeatherTech Floorliner, 200W Smart AC Inverter
    Welcome to TW. :wave: I drove through FLG over the weekend. I like how the peaks are covered in snow.
     
  8. HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    Call me funny but I read... "I flew over FLG..." funny how airport codes mess with my feeble mind! :D
     
  9. 2009Silver

    2009Silver Well-Known Member

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    WeatherTechs Bed Extender Bed Mat 3" Lift Spidertrax Clarion DVD HU Overhead Monitor
    Welcome - I came from a busted down 99 ranger too! Good luck with your truck!
     
  10. tuckr2

    tuckr2 Well-Known Member

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    2010 Silver dbl cab LB 4x4 It's Purdy too!
    LT265/70/17 BFG A/T's, Disabled Seat Belt Buzzer, Black and Gray Covercraft Seat Covers front and rear, Matching SnugTop Supersport Canopy, undercoat, bed mat, window vent shades. Black Weathertech Liners. Trans TSB, Rear Spring TSB Installed.
    Welcome aboard Dan. You will enjoy TW. Lots of little mods you can do for your truck and plenty of enthusiasts to guide you along the way.

    As to the camper shell. good luck on finding used. I managed to find mine using Craigslist, actually Searchtempest.com. Anyway, don't hang your hat on finding a Desert Sand unless you purchase new. My canopy was actually black. Dropped it off at Maaco the day I got it and had it color matched to my truck. 2nd time I have bought a canopy/shell and done this using Maaco. Most any decent paint shop can color match though.
    Paid 600 for the shell and another 250 for the paint job. You can check my profile pics if you want to see the canopy. Anyway, once again welcome aboard. Have fun. Ken:cool:

    http://www.searchtempest.com/
     
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