1. Hey everyone, We’re going to start a weekly email to surface interesting threads in the forums. No worries, you can easily unsubscribe if you don’t find it interesting. If you’re like me, it’s nice to have someone willing to poke around a big community like ours and find the most interesting stuff. Saves time and I hate missing something great. It worked really well when we had someone discovering the best photos for the home page rotation back in the day. And if you have something fascinating to post, maybe this email does everyone some good by getting it noticed. Let us know what you think when you get it. Your feedback will make it better as we go (thread). Thanks! Baldy & rudy1220
    Dismiss Notice

Show us your Tacoma

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nigelcorn, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    961
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    I'm thinking of getting a Tacoma, and I've been drooling over Hodaka's build thread. I searched and couldn't find a Tacoma picture thread, but it seems like there are plenty of people on here with some pretty sweet Toyotas.

    So, what do you think, anyone care to show a picture of your Tacoma?
    #1
  2. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    963
    Location:
    Third trailer on the left
  3. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,281
    Location:
    South of Indy in the hills
    Out and about getting new trailer tires

    53B7BC15-3AA4-45A7-8703-6A0AB2C22F12.jpeg
    #3
  4. Uke

    Uke visualist

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,163
    Location:
    HouTex USA
    I love my Tacomas, actually PreRunners, both from 2007, both Access Cabs. The white truck was a TRD Sport (note use of the past tense was) and the Impulse Red truck is a SR5, both have a V6 with automatics.

    I got the white truck in early 2009 with exactly 30,000 on the odo, it was totaled last June 23, with 142,639. I was in a freeway interchange mired in traffic doing less than 20mph and was rear-ended by someone doing ~50mph. I was shoved into the vehicle in front of me which in turn was driven into the vehicle in front of it. Driver in front of me was transported with multiple symptoms. The car that hit me actually hit me a second time after I was able to get on my brakes, all the airbags went off in that car, the lone occupant must have had something heavy on the passenger seat. Cars in front and behind me had to be towed, I actually took back streets and limped home ~6 miles so I could empty out my truck. I think it is a testament as to how well the Taco is built that it could be driven around the block, I also think it saved me from serious injury although any full size truck should have as well.

    It took a while to find another one, but the red truck was purchased Sept. 11 last year with 28,000 on the odo (odometer). It was owned by an elderly couple who kept it in garage and used it to go to box stores or a nursery, otherwise the drove their cars. For me it was like getting a new truck. And yes, it even snows in Houston, at least it did last December 8.

    Taco.01.jpg Taco.02.jpg Taco.03.jpg

    EDIT added comment: I had planned to drive the white Taco to beyond 250K miles and only made it to 142K, the replacement red Taco now has 31K, it might now outlive me now that my kids no longer go to school in LA. When I'm not riding, I'm driving, my Taco.
    #4
  5. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,381
    Location:
    NorCal
    Did you remove the black door pillar tape?
    #5
  6. FlagRS

    FlagRS Gone to the Dogs

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,523
    Location:
    N. AZ
    My old Gen 2 '06 Access Cab 6 spd was a great truck. Bought new in '06 put 90K trouble free miles on it and sold it in '16 for $19K.

    [​IMG]

    I see it running around town all the time. She doesn't keep as clean as I did.
    #6
    wee-twin, Hannda and Uke like this.
  7. Stop_Watch

    Stop_Watch Not Dead Yet

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Oddometer:
    89
    Location:
    West Coast, USA, Earth, Sol
    Here's my 2003: TRD Offroad with a 5 speed manual. It's due for a clutch and I'll probably replace the lower ball joints soon as preventive maintenance, but at only 225,000 miles, it's barely broken in.

    DSC05833.JPG
    #7
    BoneDigger, wee-twin, Fast1 and 2 others like this.
  8. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Oddometer:
    775
    Location:
    West Bend, WI
    2011 with 30,000 miles. Wouldn’t buy anything else.

    596C30D3-C0A8-4EA4-A5DD-CA438D7F739E.jpeg
    #8
  9. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    227
    Location:
    Somerville Ma
    My 2014, 4 cyl / auto Tacoma. Bought it at 39K miles, one owner, clean carfax including oil change at the dealer every 4K miles. "Convenience Package", which is one step up from a work truck, which is all I wanted. 2014 models got bluetooth integration with the iphone which is pretty cool. Tonneau cover added at the dealer when new (receipt in the glovebox), I'm guessing it's never been off or had anything put in the bed, no hitch so it's never towed, spotless undercarriage. Dealer had just put on new tires, did an alignment and brake pads and oil change. Drives great and the size feels perfect. The access cab is fine for the limited amount of time I have a third person (one teenager), the access back seat is roomier than I thought it would be, and the 6' bed was more important to me than a full back seat. At 47K miles now and no issues. Plan on keeping it a long time. index.jpg
    #9
  10. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    741
    Location:
    Agoura Hills CA
    2004 TRD 3.4L 5-Speed 220k miles. Runs like a top.

    [​IMG]
    #10
    dsilver1007 and Uke like this.
  11. _Harry_

    _Harry_ Redneck Emeritus

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,160
    Location:
    NNM
    '15 TuRD Off Road, ~60K
    Boosted :super
    2.5" OME Lift + Dakar Pack + Airbags
    TRD trail team wheels
    Aluminess bumper + M8000s winch
    BAMF sliders
    Mobtown full Al skids
    + a bunch of other stuff

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Prior to this one I had an '09 4cyl 4x4 just like @CrashBar - it was a fantastic truck for one dude, one dog and one bike. But life changed..

    [​IMG]

    @nigelcorn if you want serious Taco Porn - you should head over to Tacomaworld.com and check out some of the builds there.
    #11
    Uke likes this.
  12. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    963
    Location:
    Third trailer on the left
    Yes. Removed pillar tape, changed grille, wheels and tires, and added mudflaps. Just a few minor changes to set it apart from a bone stock truck.
    #12
    silverbandit1 likes this.
  13. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,381
    Location:
    NorCal
    I have a 07' Double Cab 4x4 and your truck without the Pillar tape and TRD wheels looks so sweet...
    Plus white is my favorite vehicle color

    Did you use a hair dryer or heat gun to remove the tape?
    #13
  14. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    963
    Location:
    Third trailer on the left
    Texas heat sitting in my driveway. I just caught a corner and started peeling it back. Total time maybe 5 minutes combined both sides. I did it when the truck was one day old though so I'd imagine that contributed to being easy to remove.
    #14
    silverbandit1 likes this.
  15. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,381
    Location:
    NorCal
    I had a 96' 2wd, 4cyl, extended cab and at 397,xxx miles some !@#$% ran a stop light and T boned it while my wife was driving it :boid

    I was the original owner and it had the original motor, I really loved that truck
    #15
  16. MillCreek

    MillCreek ADV Risk Manager

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,606
    Location:
    Snohomish county, Washington USA
    My 2016 TRD Sport 4x4 with double cab, short bed, AT, and premium, towing and tech packages. About $ 41.5K out the door in November 2015.

    IMG_20151105_141529.jpg
    #16
  17. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    40,312
    Location:
    Not yet far enough away from town
    I keep seeing this and finally googled it. By PreRunner do you mean a lifted 2wd?
    #17
    Uke likes this.
  18. Uke

    Uke visualist

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,163
    Location:
    HouTex USA
    Maybe you need to better learn of the PreRunner. The PreRunner is an actual variant of the Tacoma, as is also the Tacoma 4WD. If you look closer at the photos of both my Tacos, you will see the PreRunner logo / emblem.

    While a bit too simplistic, yes, the PreRunner is a lifted 2WD. More than just a lifted Tacoma, the PreRunner shares the 6 bolt hubs of the 4WD and other suspension components. The PreRunner has existed for all the 2nd Gen Tacos on and some of the original Tacos, too.
    #18
    OConnor and Hannda like this.
  19. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    40,312
    Location:
    Not yet far enough away from town
    Gotcha. Thanks. :thumb
    #19
  20. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    13,393
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    FWIW, don't know where @Hannda is from but not all parts of the country got PreRunners, or in the current generation, 2WD TRDOR trucks.
    #20
    Hannda likes this.