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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Mar 28, 2024 at 6:45 PM
    ssd2k2

    ssd2k2 Well-Known Member

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    If you just want to be a trail limo and need protection from "oh shit" moments, maybe go aluminum sliders. They are a 1/3 of the weight of steel, can still support the trucks full weight, and best of all won't rust.
    Next time they have a sale I plan on getting a set for myself

    https://greenlaneoffroad.com/3rd-gen-toyota-tacoma/aluminum-side-steps-rocker-gaurds
     
  2. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM
    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    You’ve got a 2016, have you replaced the CPS? That was a fairly common issue on those
     
  3. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:01 PM
    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    Steel-it

    expensive but it lasts
     
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  4. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:04 PM
    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    Mine are bolt on but as far as I’m concerned, they are never coming off

    I had Slee install them when I was out in Colorado. Was totally worth the install cost to sit in the waiting room while someone else dealt with them - mine are drilled through the frame on the bottom side and there’s also an extra tab welded on the rears for extra support. They had it done in under 4 hours.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:07 PM
    bkhlrTaco's

    bkhlrTaco's viewer discretion advised

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    In 2018 with 20k it was replaced.
    That was total loss of acceleration and shifting at wrong times. Scary at 50+mph
     
  6. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:18 PM
    sparkystaco

    sparkystaco Well-Known Member

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    Now that's some funny shit rite there!!!!
     
  7. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:31 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Are the mounting points the same for 2nd(best) gen and 3rd gen?

    How often do they go on sale? lol
     
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  8. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:40 PM
    ssd2k2

    ssd2k2 Well-Known Member

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    They do have 2nd gen ones as well.

    Last year they had a Christmas sale with 15% off and free shipping. I don't have any off road plans for this year so I'm waiting for a sale.

    Even not on sale they are still the same price as steel since it's in Canadian pesos.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:41 PM
    Tim v

    Tim v Well-Known Member

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    Unless they changed they were going to charge me 35.00 if I picked them up
     
  10. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:44 PM
    Supr4Lo

    Supr4Lo Well-Known Ken

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    Rustolum self etching primer followed by Rustolum flat black. That's all I've ever used on my sliders, bumpers, and armor.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2024 at 7:58 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Damn, they have free shipping right now. Bare aluminum would be $997.22 USD. I'm going to have to look closer on these!
     
  12. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:12 PM
    WiscoPat

    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    The only potential con in aluminum armor is that it won't slide on rocks like steel, it'll have a tendency to gouge instead.

    Highly doubt that's a huge concern for you, as your truck isn't a crawler and these would be there as a precaution, but food for thought.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:18 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    It had crossed my mind, but yeah, I do more of the kiddie trails, this would mostly protect me from the occasional oof moment.
    Btw, I'm fine with my timid approach, it's my DD and even so, I'm betting it's gone to places and trails that 99% of all 'off-road' vehicles Mall Crawlers have feared to tread.


    Eta... Hmm, I wonder if they could add delron inserts on the bottom edges to improve slidability.
     
  14. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:21 PM
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    Love my KO2s, no uneven wear with 30k miles. Rotate regularly. They are amazing in mud and snow, less so in rain.

    Getting hyped for Wyalusing. Wish we had a dedicated thread for it. Anyone running a Discord or something?

    Weather looks good for Saturday, but we may see some rain on Friday. I'm heading up after work on Friday. Should be high of 65, low of 45. That's some good camping weather.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:30 PM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    I second that.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:32 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    We have the events thread. :notsure:

    60's/40's is fantastic camping weather! I'd be super happy with that.

    See you next Friday! Text (if you still have my #) or post your ETA here when you head out.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:38 PM
    Pixeltim

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    But are sliders better or full sized burgers? Decisions, decisions....
     
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    CygnusX191

    CygnusX191 Gangster of Boats

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    I know of someone having a sale.... :D

    This. Local is best.

    Simple. Don't take them off. :D

    I wouldn't use aluminum for armor. But if you're not doing stupid things, it'll work just fine :anonymous:

    I third this.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:59 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    Small lift, slightly oversized tires, well...
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ing-lot-parties-and-social-gatherings.621460/

    That thread will see some action this week.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2024 at 8:59 PM
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    That's what I was getting at...
     

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