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Discussion in 'Northern California' started by Gadsden, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    Gadsden

    Gadsden [OP] Active Member

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    I'm new to my 04 Tacoma and I'm in need of a good mechanic I can trust here in the East Bay, Walnut Creek area or nearby. The truck is in great shape, but I recently went mudding at Carnegie in Livermore and had to replace the alternator, now I have a whine from the front of the engine. I think its one of the pullies. I can replace those myself, I can do basic stuff, but if something big comes up does anyone know where to go? I just don't want some dude to tell me its my Flux Capasitor an try to charge me an arm and a leg.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    Welcome

    I'm hosting a Mod Day on May 5th just across the bridge from you I'm sure we can figure out your issues and save you a few bucks too.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Gadsden

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    I saw that in your thread... You do good work and I'm interested in your rocksliders. I'm working OT that day and can't make it, but I will follow your thread for future dates, thanks!
     
  4. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    JLee

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    Sounds good.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    t4r4life

    t4r4life poptard and protein farts

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    i know a shop in walnut creek, he is expert on toyotas. search for diablo off road and performance. name is cliff, ask his opinion first before you start changing parts.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    Gadsden

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    Perfect, thank you...
     
  7. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    MikeyTG

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    I don't mean to thread jack and it's kinda along the same lines, does anyone have a good shop they know of in the Sacramento area?
     
  8. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    want to buy a 2013 tacoma double cad 4x4 when i retire.. in 15 months... I just retire now i want the Tacoma BUT i want 8 way adjustable seats?
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    [​IMG] what I dont like is what they dont offer
    Any of you northern California Tacoma owners who can give me any suggestions. My complaint is whats with no stock heated seats, i want to buy a 2013 model in a few months... BUT i want the same options the tundra has to offer,and NO i do not want a fat over sized "tundra" I want a tacoma and i am willing to pay for it....
    Heated, 8 way adjustable, leather seats, and a sun roof... I live in the bay area and the Toyota dealers in redwood city could careless. all they want to do is sell the freaking "Prius" .. the Burlingame dealers had some full loaded models , BUT could not give me a straight answer as to where i could, or how i could, get the options i wanted.
    Any appropriate suggestions would be well appreciated? Or should i buy a ford f-150 fully loaded, with their econ engine and walk away from the Tacoma idea??
    thanks
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    bjmoose

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    I'm not sure exactly what suggestions you're looking for here. The spirit of TW is taking the risk and making changes to your Tacoma in order to make it your own.

    Talking to the dealer is barking up the wrong tree.

    If you buy a Tacoma - will you be able to make the changes you want to get the seats you want? Undoubtably - IF you throw enough time and money at the problem, anything is possible. Will it be a pain in the ass? Oh, you bet it will. With modern air bags and everything.... I remember when a simple swap-out to Recaros was just a bolt-up affair.

    Now -if you don't want to do the work yourself - well - have you visited any custom shops to ask them about your idea? Search on TW for "custom shops." to find shops other folks have used, then call or stop by to see if seats and interiors is the kind of customization they do. Lots of small shops have specializations. E.g. Jerry does metal fab work.

    The simplest solution is always to buy a truck that already has what you want on it from the factory. So yeah, if F150 can be had with the seats you want from the factory - well, you'll spend a lot less headache by visiting "your local ford store."

    But if you want a TACOMA with those seats - you can have it, but you're gonna have to work for it. :cool:

    Not trying to flame you here -- hope you find this advice to be helpful.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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  11. Apr 30, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    Gadsden

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    A friend of mine bought a Nissan Leaf, then had the entire interior taken out and installed leather, I can find out the company if you want and send a PM...
     
  12. Apr 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    aficianado

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    toyota pro in concord. these guys just changed a part out for me..for free. call and talk to peter. very very honest.
     
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