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What a twice rolled 1st gen looks like...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by T gunz, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    T gunz

    T gunz [OP] Member

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    Well I had just finished y'alls xenon headlight mod over a month ago.

    It's January 19th and I'm driving from Long Beach CA to Laughlin NV for work. Broad daylight high noon and I just stopped 40 minutes prior for gas and a burger.

    Fell asleep at the wheel with cruise set at 67, turned left slightly into the center median and woke immediately to the desert rocks hitting my undercarriage. I got myself back on the highway with a split sec of relief until I realized I had a little too much right rudder on the wheel. I went forward sideways an instantly new I was in for a wild ride. :sadviolin:

    Everything settled with the truck laying on the pax side. Had my seatbelt on, climbed out my door and walked away. Shouder is a little bruised with tendonitis, that's it.

    Now, do I get another 03/04 or go 2nd gen?

    Love this forum guys, thanks.

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  2. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    kjf216

    kjf216 Fitz

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    holy shit glad your ok that looked alittle more then rough. and i would go with a 2nd gen but thats just me.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    rcfreak201

    rcfreak201 Well-Known Member

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    x2 thats crazy man
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    TacoMatt02

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    damn man glad your ok, stick with the first gens reliability. and it looks like it saved your life
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    slmgt

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    Glad you're OK - yikes

    Get whatever gen fits your needs the most. Newer vehicles tend to improve on safety, but are as of yet unproven in reliability. Personally I have an '11.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    Welcome to tw.glad your ok.that truck is fukd up.by far the worse wrecked taco i ever say.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    norcal4banger

    norcal4banger 11-98 MUD

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    Damn. Sounds like you are beyond lucky. I love my 2nd gen more than anything
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    chaz834

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  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    chilidogrc

    chilidogrc Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    Nice first post! Glad you're ok. Welcome to TW!





    Dibs on the driver headlight!
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    2010Tacoma4x4

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    Wow!! Glad you walked away ok!!
     
  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Um.. Damn! At least your GTG. Welcome to the forum.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    davidpick

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    holy crap, man! glad you're alright! quite a thing to walk away from! glad you're still with us!
     
  13. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    acmair

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    Wow, that must have been frightening. Glad to see you're ok.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    achirdo

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    Wow it's amazing you walked away from that. Not sure if insurance is going to cover all of a new 2nd gen. Probably justget you a down payment on one or half way to a used one.

    And I think that the 2nd gens have proven reliablity b/c they have been out for 6 years and have no major horror stories. People on this forum beat on them too...

    Glad your alright man :thumbsup:

    GL with everything...
     
  15. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    Glad your ok! Welcome to TW! I'd go with a 2nd Gen but either way, 1st or 2nd gen, its a win win situation.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    T gunz

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    Thanks for the warm welcome and well wishes. If I had all the $$ in the world, I would have BOTH generations!

    Yes, I am lucky to be alive. USAA gave me a good quote on it but now is the hard part... Finding a gem.

    And yes, it WAS a scary thing to go through. And yes my truck saved my life. Glad I had no pax on board.

    Thanks guys.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    just glad your ok the truck can be replaced
    welcome to T/W
     
  18. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    ForeRunner

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    Glad you're ok! Stick to the 1st gen!:D
     
  19. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    desmo2

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    Glad you were smart enough to wear your seat belt! Without it you would most likely have been ejected, and that would not have ended nearly as well. I also give you credit for being man enough to take responsibility and admit you fell asleep. So many people today want to blame something...anything...but themselves.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    JLee

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    :eek: glad your okay after that one.
     
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