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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:01 PM
    Itchyfeet

    Itchyfeet Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine it was a popular combo, but it's a four banger with an automatic. A nice old man truck
     
  2. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:03 PM
    Captain Magma

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  3. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:03 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Oh yah, just put it out of its misery, the 4cyl and auto combination is a test of patience. I couldn't stand it, with a manual it feels great and plenty zippy with the automatic it's like waiting for porn on dialup.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:07 PM
    JKO1998

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  5. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:11 PM
    Itchyfeet

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    Do you think it would be a tough sell around the $2200 mark after I harvest the minty bed and put my meh one back it it? I've looked at buying another bed on car-part but shipping can get pretty expensive and a grade A bed with a gate is about $1500-2000 before shipping
     
  6. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:13 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    Nah, auto or not 4cyl Toys are easy to sell, people equate Toyota 4cyls with reliability. Especially older folks, even with a beat up bed if the rest is nice and decently clean, runs okay, and miles are below 200k it should sell for above 3k easy.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:20 PM
    m3bassman

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    Yes and no. Checking them often can prevent the failures. Also, it is a shitty design that requires frequent inspection unlike 99% of the other vehicles on the road. If the design wasn't shit, you wouldn't need to check them all the time.

    Rant over, finally fixed my rollers since my wife tore em up trying to climb the big ledge on ToTW. A 5# sledge hammer and a wood block worked it back into shape.

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    I also realigned the passenger door that crushed the fender when the wind in the canyon ripped the door out of my wife's hand over a year ago.
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    Notice a theme? :D at least they are simple fixes.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2017 at 8:30 PM
    Teke

    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    I agree, just not the easiest thing to check without taking it to someone with a special tool to measure it.

    And thanks, she's daily, work truck, and trail rig all in one. Makes for an interesting vehicle.
     
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  9. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:58 AM
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  10. Sep 29, 2017 at 6:52 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    That when you blame your significant other for all your problems you can call her your wife instead of fiancé now? :p
     
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  11. Sep 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM
    m3bassman

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    Yes and it is easier to spell than that french word.
     
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  12. Sep 29, 2017 at 7:02 AM
    cynicalrider

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    Touché.
     
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  13. Sep 29, 2017 at 8:32 AM
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    :hattip:
     
  14. Sep 29, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    Got a shell for my ride.
    Gonna paint it in a few days


    I'll need a new tw sticker now also.......

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  15. Sep 29, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    Was it hard to find the right size?
     
  16. Sep 29, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    Yes
    I have been looking for a stepside shell for almost a year.
    I wasnt going to buy a new on for 900$ plus No thanks.

    Found mine for 300$ Plasti dip cammo (tan) is on the way.. I'll put up picks when its done.
     
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  17. Sep 29, 2017 at 9:46 AM
    2BeersPlease

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    I can imagine. I had a hard enough time finding a color-matched one for my 5' bed. Might be a regional thing though because another member, in another part of the country, reported seeing a lot of short bed caps but not a lot for regular beds. I had the opposite experience.

    $300 is a steal as far as I'm concerned. I had to drive ~220 miles to get mine and I paid a premium for it. Got a nice BedRug with it, so I guess that counts for something. Happy with both.
     
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  18. Sep 29, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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    I agree. If the ball pulls out of the socket it is definitely neglected maintenance.
     
  19. Sep 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM
    ToxicTwin

    ToxicTwin Money Talks...It Says Goodbye

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    Facebook is the devil, it will destroy the planet...never had it, never will!
     
  20. Sep 29, 2017 at 11:26 AM
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    I just hit 150k. I couldnt go any faster in my mudders, haha!

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