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Took The Plunge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Winger12003, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Winger12003

    Winger12003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I bit the bullet this afternoon and traded my 06 Tundra in for a 2009 Speedway Blue V6 4x4 Taco. I have always loved the design of the 2nd gen tacomas and even though the new Tundra is badass in the engine department, I could never get past the revamped body. The tunda I had was a good truck, but it just didn't seem as rugged as the Tacomas. I have tons of mods planned for my new toy and I have already gotten lots of good ideas form this site. Just wanted to say hi to everyone and I will be checking back in for advice and pics.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    phynyx38

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    Welcome to TW :D
     
  3. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Welcome and congrats on the purchase!!
     
  4. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    Uhaul-n-azz

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  5. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Welcome. Gotta love the Speedway Blue!
     
  6. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    Welcome to T.World! I wanted the blue over the Barcelona red i bought. Wasnt any in stock, red is good too.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    Niknaq

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    congrats, you will love the 4x4
     
  8. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    Colton

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    Congrats on the purchase!
     
  9. Aug 1, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    trdracing5

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  10. Aug 1, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    05TRD4WD

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    welcome
     
  11. Aug 1, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    cntmdc

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    Welcome to TW :D.
    I gave up my 06 Tundra XSP as well and I don't miss it.I love my Taco more than I ever did my Tundra and so will you.I don't miss the turning radius (it was horrible) on the Tundra and you could do little things to make your Taco more personal.Again Welcome:cool:.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    welcome i like the ol;der tundras but i also like the new body style with the bad a$$ 5.7 just wish toyota would offer a manual tranny with the v8s 4x4s n ot the 2wd 4.0 v6 auto. just my opinion. oh ya welcome again to our addiction. ps you will love the taco
     
  13. Aug 1, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Welcome! Which mod are/have you done first?
     
  14. Aug 1, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    trdracing5

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    dwalden2

    dwalden2 Your mom goes to college

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    Welcome to the club.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Hell yea, congrats...nice color too!
     
  17. Aug 1, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Welcome to TW. Post some pics of the tundra and taco!
     
  18. Aug 2, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    Winger12003

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    265/75/16 Duratracs, 1.25 Spidertrax, OEM rack, TRD catback, weathertechs, TRD bead Locks, 5100's all around with 1 inch rear block
    Thanks for all the welcomes guys, I have had the Tacoma for about 48 hours now and I can give some of my 1st impressions: First of all I love the quickness of the Tacoma over my old Tundra, I don't know how much this will chage once I level the truck out and put some bigger meats on her, but so far this baby will fly. I had the JBL radio in my Tundra and the stock radio in my Tacoma sounds a heck of alot better to me, at least some better bottom end. There seems to be alot more after market goodies for a Tacoma, than a Tundra, especially in the lift department. I love the tight turn radius of the Tacoma also, my Tundra DBL cab was a pain to try do to do a U turn with. Now all I have to do is decide on my first mods, LOL! Thanks again guys for all the welcomes, think my first mods will be the leveling and rims and tires.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    Hollywood22

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    Welcome and congrats
     
  20. Aug 2, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    welcome to the club. Congrats on the new Taco. If you are concerned about losing some of the quickness to bigger meats you could always regear to get some if not most of it back.
     
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