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Traded my Sport a/t for an Off Road m/t!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DubVeeTaco, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

    DubVeeTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bed Mat, WV Hitch Cover, 265/75 R16 Cooper Discoverer ATR's, XM, Rear leaf TSB, front 5100's at 1.75..
    Well, after living for three months with an auto sport truck, I just couldn't take it any more -- I traded over the weekend for a 6 speed off road, and I couldn't be happier :)

    I remember when almost all Tacomas had manual transmissions, but it seems that the majority of the access and double cabs now come with the auto box. Nothing against anyone that has an auto and likes it, but I just didn't like the way it shifted. I'm now back in control with the 6 speed, and I love the new color -- traded BSP for Silver Streak.

    Oh, and thanks to everyone on TW, my first stop was to the tire dealer, where I ditched the BFG Open Country's, and picked up a set of Cooper Discoverer ATR 265/75 r16's. I love the tires, and the extra inch added to the truck's height and wheel wells looks fantastic.

    Here are some pics -- the quality's not great, because I took them with a cell phone, but you get the idea..

    And another thanks to TW -- before I bought the truck, I had the dealer agree to perform the rear suspension TSB. They told me no problem -- just wait about a week, call in, and "complain" about the harsh ride, and the parts would be ordered...

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  2. May 24, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Outlaw

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    Crazy.
    i did just the opposite.
    Traded my 09 Off Road MT for a '10 Sport Auto.
    I did it because I have some back issues and pushing the clutch wasnt helping my back. I miss driving the MT, I still havent gotten use to the Auto Trans, shifting patterns, etc.
    Totally changes the way you drive isnt it?
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Congrats on the trade. sounds like you got exactly what you wanted...nothing better than that kind of satisfaction.

    only one problem... you're pictures aren't working :p
    [​IMG]
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    Outlaw

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    pix are in the OPs gallery.
    I didnt know OffRoads came with BFG Open Countrys I thought the only came with BFG Rugged Trails.
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

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    Wow - funny that you made the same trade in the opposite direction... The auto definitely would be easier on the back -- the clutch is pretty stiff in my truck, but I love the way it feels.

    It absolutely does change the way I drive -- I was so used to a m/t, that I found myself searching for a clutch every time I started the other truck! I'm wondering about mileage too, b/c the manual tranny is rated lower than the auto box..maybe that's just the way the EPA testers drove the vehicle though. I averaged anywhere from 14.5 to 18.5 on the auto truck for mostly city driving. Oh well, mileage really wasn't a priority when I bought the truck anyway :0)
     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

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    Damn - my mistake! They were Rugged Trails... I don't think BFG "Open Country's" even exist :eek:
     
  7. May 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    +1. Although I didn't know BFG made the Open Country.. last I checked it was Toyo...
     
  8. May 24, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

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    Thanks! Yeah, I just couldn't see paying that much for a truck, and not having exactly what I wanted. Plus, I shopped two other dealers before going back to the dealer that sold me the truck, and the other two didn't offer me anything close to what the original dealer did on trade-in.

    Hope the pix are working -- they posted in the original message, but I put them in my gallery too..
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Outlaw

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    i know right?
    I have found the MPG is about the same, just slightly better in the auto, because it barely revs over 2000 rpms.
    Thats what I dont like about it.
    I miss the MT because you shift when you it when you want to, downshift in when cornering etc.
    The Auto feels so much slower than the manual. Its like you have to stomp the gas to get it to shift into a lower gear, and you have to use the brakes a lot more.
    This is the first Auto I have ever owned. I didnt realize how different my driving would be. Autos are easy to drive, and way easier on my back, but you just dont have as much control.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Here is why the pics do not work

    Code:
    https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=5bf89fc67d&view=att&th=128c6686b82f0fa8&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=0.1&zw
    You can not share pictures from gmail.

    Use Picasa to share images (google's free image service akin to photobucket except NOT fail).

    http://picasa.google.com
     
  11. May 24, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    thanks, took a look at them in your gallery:thumbsup:
     
  12. May 24, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

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    Good to know. Here goes the Picasa try:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Off Road Tacoma</td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Off Road Tacoma</td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Off Road Tacoma</td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Off Road Tacoma</td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Off Road Tacoma</td></tr></table>
     
  13. May 24, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

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    aargh! even worse!! just clogged up my own thread :censored:

    I guess I'll just post to my gallery from now on...
     
  14. May 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    once you post them in your gallery, you can copy and paste the code from under the picture.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Lol the images showed but... here's all you gotta do.

    right click the image in picasa "copy image url" or whatever your browser's phrase for that is.

    Then on TW, click the yellow/grey icon that has a mountain and moon in it (image icon). A dialog box will appear, paste the image URL in it... and enjoy.

    The code (unless your'e in firefox it'll just show it anyway) will look like this (at least in Chrome)

    PHP:
    [IMG]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ESQyNIneJUc/Sps51eOAGOI/AAAAAAAAAEY/DuoggNzvyZs/s800/2009-08-30%2016.22.28.jpg[/IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  16. May 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    DubVeeTaco

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    Lol - thanks, guys! I've got it for next time..
     
  17. May 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    brian

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    That picture wasn't taken in Oregon was it? Looks like Neahkahnie mountain viewpoint.
     
  18. May 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Indeed it was on the Oregon coast (though exactly where and the name I couldn't tell ya lol. It was north of Tillamook a bit I think.

    This was from the same or near same spot if it helps identify...
    [​IMG]
     
  19. May 24, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    brian

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    Yup, thats Neahkahnie mountain! You're overlooking manzanita in that photo. I grew up a few minutes from there! :)
     
  20. May 24, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Awesome, it's a nice place... Oregon coast is beautiful. I still prefer good old AZ over Oregon though... for some reason the place is just depressing as hell to me (I guess the 7 months of non stop "rain" doesn't help lol). Hillsboro is also a far cry from the coastal areas though.


    Also, sorry 'bout the thread jack OP. TRD Off-Road > Sport for sure :D Functionality over looks I say.
     
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