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Who's Gonna show this stranger around?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Goatus, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Goatus

    Goatus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whats up tacomaworld? Here is my icebreaker post. Got my 2009 pyrite mica regular cab 2wd in October of 2008 and I started looking into what kind of wheels would fit on my truck and I stumbled onto this site. Here is one of the few pictures of my truck I can find since I got some new tires and wheels...

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    That's my dad's truck in the back, a 96 Prerunner with just over 240k on it and it still runs like a clock. The wheels are 15x6.5" steelies off a 07 camry. I got them on craigslist from some guy who had the dealer put alloys on the camry he bought of the lot. I was going to get some procomps or cragars but the camry guy only wanted $20 a wheel and they were never used... Plus I like that the offset is the same as the stock wheels and keeps the wheels from jutting out the sides of the truck. The tires are cheap 235/75r15 wranglers and despite a noticeable power loss and -1~2 mpg they are working out OK. Since I took that pic I painted the hubs with rustoleum which matches the wheel perfectly.

    And to ask a question right off the bat.... Does anyone know a shop near Asheville, NC that is willing to put some 3.73 gears/carrier into a tacoma? I've called every shop I could find and none of them will work on rear-ends. What-the-hell.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Welcome Dillon!
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Rustyota

    Rustyota well.....

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    Welcome! Sorry, no knowledge about NC....
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    welcome!
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    WHAT TACO?

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  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

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  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    Packman73

    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    Welcome from Phoenix. I need a dirty girl.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    Goatus

    Goatus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    No worries man. I really have called about 10 shops that refer me to other shops because they "don't work on rear-ends".... One guy at a place called "mostly toyota" said that he had been a toyota tech for 25 years and that "no one" would be willing to work on re-gearing because i would "regret it 10,000 miles later". wtf. I was under the impression that hundreds if not thousands of tacoma owners had swapped gears.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Hi Dillon, welcome to TW :wave:
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Goatus

    Goatus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    See? He keeps hanging up... Thats a man answering.









    *edit* Glad someone caught the floyd.
     
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