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Well, you talked me into it....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gatlin, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Gatlin

    Gatlin [OP] Member

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/234020/cat/500/ppuser/73150

    After monitoring this group for several months and digesting much information I switched from lifelong Ford trucking to a 2012 DC 4X4 Tacoma TRD Sport with towing package. Looks to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've been driving full size trucks for many years and they are much harder to maneuver around these mountain roads than this Tacoma is, yet the Tacoma has plenty of room for the two of us and everything we want to take with us. Well built, rides great, looks good, bought it right. Now I'm just like everybody else, sending money off to Scott for Weathertechs and to others. Thanks to all for such a knowledgeable and sharing group.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    I came from an f150 also and I agree. One of the best decisions I ever made. Congrats
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    welcome!

    and btw, in your gallery post the link under the picture, not the URL. :)

    [​IMG]

    or just copy that ^^ and put it in your OP ;)
     
  5. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    rbeezy

    rbeezy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and congrats on your new ride!
     
  6. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    You'll never regret ditching the Ford.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Space for rent

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    You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.
    First truck was a chevy silverado 1500, then got a 07 prerunner and finally my 2011 TRD offroad and love it!!! Love my tacoma over a full size truck :D
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    Gatlin

    Gatlin [OP] Member

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    Thanks for straightening that out. I'm still learning. Took me a while to even screw it up the way I did!
     
  9. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Cape Codder

    Cape Codder Native Son

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    SOS Concepts Sliders waiting for POR-15 Rust Abatement (Spring 2016), OEM Silver Tube Steps 'til then OME 2.5" Suspension w/885 Coils & Dakars / LR UCA's w/SpecRide Bushings / Lifetime Alignment Wheeler's "Super Bump" Bump Stops Front & Rear / OME Carrier Bearing Drop / 2.5° Axle Shims (Eliminated Vibration) Moog Greaseable LCA Cam Bolts / ToyTech Sway Bar Relocate Kit / Stainless Steel Extended Brake Lines (Front & Rear) TIRES - LT275/70R17 (32.2") Firestone Destination A/T's (and Matching Spare) mounted on (5) 17”x8” (4.5” BS) Machined Aluminum Alloy, with Light Gunmetal Accents, Konig SixShooter Wheels with Hofmann Anthracite Adhesive Power Weights / McGard 65002 Chrome SplineDrive Lug Nuts / Cloned Schraeder EZ Sensor 33000 TPMS SNOW TIRES - Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 - P255/75-17 (32.1") mounted on Stock TRD Sport Wheels (5.5” BS) w/BORA 1" Wheel Spacers (to = 4.5” BS), Wheels Locks & OEM Lug Nuts Wheel Master 36" Stainless Steel Mesh Spare Tire Inflator/Checker attached to Rear Bumper / Spare Tire Lock TRD Skid Plate / Husky Mud Flaps / Redline Tuning Hood Struts / UltraGauge / Frame Hole Plugs / OEM Chrome Exhaust Tip Salex SLX102 - '05-'13 Tacoma GloveBox & Console Organizers Combo Set / GRID-IT (Console Cover Organizer) Color Matched SATOSHI Grill w/ Individual Letters Toyota Emblem (from ‘86 Toyota Land Cruiser) Hella Fogs on Elusive Elements Light Bar mounted behind Grill / Relocated Horns & Outside Temperature Sensor SilverStar zXe Headlights / SilverStar Fogs / Upper & Lower Color Matched Eyelids / LED's @ Dome, Maps, Lic Plate & 3rd Brake / 866 Foglight Lamps for Back-Up Lights WeatherTech Headlight & Foglight Protection / AutoBahnd RoadBlock (3M) Paint Protection System on Front End & Tailgate Avid Hitch Step Color Match Powdercoated / Avid LightBar Color Match Powdercoated / DIY Front Plate Holder mounted on AVID Light Bar (NO Bumper Holes) Emblems DeBadged / CBoy808's Silver OME EMU, Medium Gray Mall Rated, TRD Skid & Matte Black US Flag Decals SockMonkey Medium Gray Shadow Only Bedside, Door, Hood Scoop & Tailgate Decals DeBadged Leer 100LX Cap w/ Adventure Pkg including Thule 48” & 60” AeroBar Locking Removable Racks, Removable Front Window & Rear Door Remote Lock Charcoal/Blk Wet Okoles (front & rear) w/Front Seat Back Waterproof Zippered Pockets, Front Pistol Pockets & Seat Heaters / Drop Stop Seat Wedge Fillers 6 CD Changer w/SubWoofer (TRD Sport OEM) / BluLogic Hands Free (Blue Tooth) / Lutron Maestro Pico Remote Control for Driveway Floods Pro-Fit & Pro-Clip Device Holders for Cell Phone & GPS / Beltronics RX 65 Blue Detector / Garmin 885T GPS 30% Tint on Driver/Passenger Windows / WeatherTech Dark Front Window Deflectors / AutoMate AM-7 Alarm w/Remote Start WeatherTech FloorLiners (Front & Rear) / WeatherTech All Weather Mats (Over Front Liners) TRD "Offroad" Front Recovery Hook (Color Matched) / 2" x 30' & 3" x 30' Recovery Straps ELITE OffRoad 2" Receiver Hitch Shackle / Daystar Black Shackle Isolator / LifeLong Locks Class 5 Locking Hitch Pin Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor / Rockford 12,000mah, 200/400 Amp, Portable Power Source & Mini Jump Starter Pop&Lock PL5305 Manual Tailgate Lock w/Color Matched Handle / Driver's Door Keytechniques Keyhole Cover OEM Bed Mat / 4 Extra Military Issue Bed "D" Rings Attached with Bed Bolts / 4 Extra Bed Rail Tiedowns & 2 Mini Tiedowns H3R Performance Halguard Halotron® 1 (Clean Agent) - HG250C 2.5lb Chrome Fire Extinguisher and Extreme Duty Quick Release Bracket (Mounted in Bed) H3R Performance Halguard Halotron® 1 (Clean Agent) - HG100C 1.4lb Chrome Fire Extinguisher (In Cab Back Door Pocket) H3R Performance MX500R - 5lb Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher w/ Vehicle Mount (On Cab Back Floor, Not Yet Mounted in Bed) ResQMe GB0-RQMTWIN-O Orange Keychain Version of the Original LifeHammer (Hanging Within Reach in Cab) FogLight Anytime / Differential Breather / A/C Condensate Drain / Tailgate Hoseclamp Anti-Theft Mods Toyota Extra Care Platinum Vehicle Service Agreement (VSA) – 8 Year / 125,000 Miles TSB's: Transmission TSB / Blower Motor TSB / Steering Intermediate Shaft Bushing TSB 90L Accelerator Pedal D0L Recall / Driver & Passenger Seat Belts Recall / Inspect Wheels & Tires "BOB" Recall The “TW EMPTY UR WALLET MOD” and a Pile of Stuff Waitin' for Install
    Welcome to TW and welcome over from the dark side
    Nice lookin' truck
    Enjoy the site


    CC
     
  10. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    113tac

    113tac Well-Known Member

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    welcome to tw! nice truck youve got there!
     
  11. Mar 21, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    jimmyk4d5

    jimmyk4d5 Well-Known Member

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    i bought the exact truck. congrats. i pick mine up next week thursday! i can't wait. i'm glad to hear you're happy.
     
  12. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Welcome from Buffalo, NY! Very nice ride you've got there. [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    5100's at 1.75, Rear leaf TSB, Moto Metal 951 16x8, BFG TKO2 265/75/16, AFe Stage 2 CAI w/pro dry filter, Access Loredo tonneau cover, N-Fab steps, Tinted windows, EGR in channel vent visors, Ultragauge, UGA drink coasters in the front cup holders, and a Graco car seat in the back seat
    Welcome :cheers:

    We love making trips to the Smokey's. Can't wait to take the 4x4 up there. Been caught in the snow up in the mountains a couple of times. Not in my Yota though. :rolleyes:
     
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