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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. Oct 6, 2017 at 7:23 AM
    Prayn4surf

    Prayn4surf Well-Known Member

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    Four labs! They must keep you on your toes hahah I have one and he is great, but definitely high octane...great pics, I bet they had a blast in the lake
     
  2. Oct 6, 2017 at 7:40 AM
    A Mo Cat

    A Mo Cat Today is yesterday's tomorrow

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  3. Oct 6, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    This is where the dealbreaker is for me, too. I don't mind the 'electric crap', as long as I can keep a manual trans. And like others have stated, when adjusted for inflation, the price of these trucks hasn't gone up that much. But the size kills me every time. If I wanted a full-size, I'd go buy a full size. 3rd gens are about the same size of the 1st gen Tundra.

    Just wish I could buy a 2017 Tacoma with 1st gen feel. They did it for the GT86, I think they could do it for the Tacoma.
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2017 at 8:28 AM
    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    FYI that $25, 800 MSRP on the 03 AC Offroad I posted comes out to $33,650 in 2016, $34,323 in 2017 so the trucks haven't increased much in price at all.

    For what you're getting with the bigger truck and technology you're getting a hell of a deal in reality.

    Curious to see how big the new Jeep truck will be, should be available in a manual but will probably be over $40k.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2017 at 8:57 AM
    MagicMexican

    MagicMexican Well-Known Member

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    If it's the size of a 4-door wrangler but with a bed in the back, that might be ok. I know it's just an 'artists rendering' but this with a slightly longer bed would be great.

    [​IMG]

    Also, I agree with you as far as money goes. I just don't want/need a big truck. If I was doing construction or hauling, sure. But I use my truck for winter/weather DD, snowboarding/mtb/camping, DIY projects etc. I use my bed all of the time, but I only occasionally use all of it.
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2017 at 9:24 AM
    TheSaint

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    I'm the same way, I love the size of the 1st gen. Unfortunately, I'm 6' 1", my wife is 5' 10", and my kids are all 80th percentile or higher in height for their age. We all fit in the 1st gen DC right now, but when the kids all start hitting their growth spurts in a couple of years, that isn't going to last. :(
     
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  7. Oct 6, 2017 at 9:36 AM
    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    It's nice to haul bikes without having to pull the toolbox out or drop the tailgate, with the 3rd gen I can also get 3 bikes across.
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    With the longbed I can sleep in the 6ft bed camping.

    I get better gas mileage and more range with the bigger truck as a DD and winter transport. It goes pretty much all the same places my 04 does unless I purposely try to get into a tighter space.

    But the 1st gen can feel like a fun little run about after rolling in the dirt limo for a time.

    For a daily truck with 2 or more people and gear, the 16 trumps the 04 by a wide margin.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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    My family we always had the AC tacoma and my mom had the yukon (family hauler) even at 6'2 I occasionally rode in the back seats of the tacoma...im sure the double cab can work
     
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    GreeGunc Full of regret

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    I'll have to disagree just slightly, and bump that number up to 3 people. For two people, my 98 Xtra cab has been great (And my Ranger extracab before that). I guess if I had a DCSB, or a third person, I'd agree with you.
    And for bikes, for now I put a pool noodle across the tailgate and put the bikes on it. Eventually I'll buy a pad or go your route with those fork mounts. I have a toolbox but I don't have it on because I prefer a cleaner look for DD. But for a trip, it's nice to lock things up (pump, extra parts, maybe even fold up a bike stand in it).
     
  15. Oct 6, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

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    These turd gens are getting out of hand in here lately.
     
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    Guess there will be no truck parts for awhile :rofl:

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    Not with three of them it won't.
     
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    PROseur TYPICAL PRO OWNER; BRODOZER AND DOUCHEBAG

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  19. Oct 6, 2017 at 1:32 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando ! GIT-SUM !

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    Not overkill at all. I'm running it. So far so good. Do yourself a favor and get a few spare fuses. you know, for that one time you decide to venture off on your own and the damn fuse blows when you are trying to get yourself unstuck. you wont have to huff it uphill for a couple of miles :frusty:

    that signature :drool:
     
  20. Oct 6, 2017 at 1:40 PM
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    Go with this one instead. Worth the extra $

    https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-9...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6AH6JXK396H9YYDQEZ45

    My friend has the one you linked and the steel cable is already fucked up with kinks in it and its not that old. A synth line is safer to use too and saves on important nose weight.
     
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