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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SRQ TACO, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    16'' 5zigen Streetfighters w/ 245/55R16 General Altimax HP's, K&N Filter w/ deckplate mod, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler with turndown before the axle, 01-04 Tail lights tinted, Dual BMW M3 horns, JVC Headunit, JVC 6.5'' door Speakers, Pioneer Shallow Mount 1000W 12'' Sub, 1000W Amp, Monroe Gasmatics front and rear, 1.5'' Daystar Coil Spacer, JDM Smoked Headlights/Corners,2001 Bench Seat, Led swapped gauge cluster and AC controls, Ignition Light mod with blue led, OEM All weather Floor Mats, LED Dome Light, 6000K DDM Tuning HID's, Street Scene Grille and Valance inserts, Clear bumper lights with the fog light mod and JDM Yellow led's, Window Tint: 25% sides and 5% back, TRD Blue Oil Cap.
    I'm getting burned out on the truck. It makes an annoying knocking noise from the rear when driving down the road (almost sounds like a bolt in a tire but its not), it leaks oil out of the rear mail seal and valve cover, keeps getting a CEL for code P0420 which im pretty sure my cats are bad since I'm getting 16mpg!!!! Ball joints are making poping noises around corners, I wanna lift it but I dont see it happening and its expensive to do so. IDK what to do I'm about ready to return it all to stock and drive it till it blows up cause im at a wall with it. Any helpful imput is gladly appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    tacotrd647

    tacotrd647 Resident "dude"

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    Caleb
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    Sell it and buy a 4X4 tacoma.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    Only problem is it was my grandfathers truck and he gave me it in his will. So I can't personally sell it, it has sentimental value.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    FlimFlubberJAM
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    Fix the stuff thats going bad. Its a nice truck! Keep it!
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    MowTaco

    MowTaco Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it's time to ditch some cats then!
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors
    Look for parts on a low mileage wreck in a junkyard. May save you some money for the short term over buying new parts.

    Or park it & save it for sentimental purposes & buy another Tacoma.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    bicklebok

    bicklebok Well-Known Member

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    + 2. Nice looking truck. Do some maintenance and hang on to that beauty!
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Fix it before it gets worse. Then decide what to do next.:D
     
  9. Jul 5, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    IDK I may just fix the cat problem and change up the front a lil. I like the truck but I wish it was taller.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    facemob

    facemob Well-Known Member

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    x2 here. i wish i never sold my other toyota. get another if funds allow and fix the current one when possible
     
  11. Jul 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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