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Which do I get/keep?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 3.4L, Mar 28, 2010.

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What should I do? Keep the black or get the white?

Poll closed Apr 27, 2010.
  1. Keep the black one and spend $$$ making it right

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Nah, get the white one and save a lot of money

    16 vote(s)
    88.9%
  1. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM
    #1
    3.4L

    3.4L [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Presently I have a 1997 Black SR5 with sunroof, locker and ABS ( factory) It has low miles and mechanically its in great shape. The truck has a lift on it which I do not like with huge blingy tires and wheels. I would want to return to stock or at least do a lift correctly which means $$$
    The paint is poor.. its checked and would have to be redone
    which means more $$$
    So we are talking 600-800 for tires.. 250 for a nice set of OEM wheels
    replace the front suspension figure 100 for a used set of Bilsteins and replace the rear leafs which are about 200 for a good set.

    Then the cost for the paint...$$$$$ or $$ for a cheapy job

    The other choice would be to sell this one and pick up ( no pun intended) a 1997 white one that has lower miles, excellent service record, stock all the way around, also an SR5 but no locker or ABS ( does have the sunroof) Same color interior, stock everything else and would need maybe a timing belt change. The miles are about 14K less than my current black one

    The kicker is that i could sell my black one as it sits now for 750.00 more than the white one would cost me

    What sayest thou?

    Just for clarification.. I do not do any hardcore offroading nor do I live in a snow area. I actually like NOT having ABS and I really would have no use for the locker.. so those are not really any deal breakers..
     
  2. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    I would sell your current truck and buy the white truck. Any pics of the current ride?
     
  3. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    Go with your gut feeling
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Yup. This sounds like an easy choice.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 3:59 AM
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    Sparky4.0

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    i think your mnd is already made up
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    yup sell it
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Boosted17

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  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    ak47

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    i say give me your locker.....
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    KentuckyTaco

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  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    RideFast

    RideFast on the flats.

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    you already made your choice, u dont need the locker, the truck still works without it. get the white one.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    3.4L

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    Very interesting.. Thanks for the replies... I do have a confession.. I probably would never use it but I do like having the locker heheh..
     
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