Show us your Tacoma

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

  1. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    miss my old standard cab Taco from 2000

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  2. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    I have a 2003 XtraCab TRD off-road package, V6/Auto, and it came with different aluminum wheels, and the bedside is different. Yours looks like a flareside or stepside. I'm at around 148K mi, with one major problem, and several minor problems. Never used the locking diff, wondering if my next truck will be a "sport" type 4x4 package.

    I take pics of bikes and scenery, this is my only truck pic.

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  3. GiddyThump

    GiddyThump Been here awhile

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  4. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    I'm still waiting for the turbo diesel Taco to be sold in the states like (most) of the rest of the world.
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  5. _Harry_

    _Harry_ Redneck Emeritus Supporter

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    Hope you engage it every now and then. The e-locker actuator can freeze up if you don't occasionally engage, then you won't have it when you need it :uhoh

    A Moab sticker on a truck that hasn't had the locker engaged? :nono
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  6. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Is it mechanically or electronically operated on the 2003 Taco?
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  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The PreRunner designation was gone from '16. Same with the lowered truck.
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  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Toyota was using the V6 engine in Lexus products (and maybe the Highlander) before it went into the Tacoma, with different tuning so it wasn't unproven.
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  9. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    Yup, motorcycles are for fun, trucks are for transporting them. Driving a truck or Jeep or SxS or quad at Moab when you could be riding a motorcycle is just sad.

    Thanks for the locker tip. I'll try to remember to engage it sometime soon. IIRC, gotta shift into 4-Low first.
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  10. _Harry_

    _Harry_ Redneck Emeritus Supporter

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    I tend to agree but when it's 40 degrees and raining, the bikes will stay at camp and I'll take my Tacoma on the trails :D

    You need to be in 4lo to engage the locker but the transfer case actuator needs exercise too. Frozen actuators from infrequent engagement are a common 4wd malady in the Tacomas. The manual recommends engaging 4wd at least 1x/month to keep the internals lubed.
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  11. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    Yeah I engage 4WD now and then during the non-snow months, but I just press the button to engage 4-High, I don't bother with 4-Low.
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  12. lancelazor

    lancelazor Adventurer

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    Road trip to Kansas for Mother's day and the Kia Spectra manual trans came without cruise:beccaSo we fixed that:wings
    2018 Taco turd offroad. About 41.5k OTD. IMG_0101.jpg
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  13. Pez Rojo

    Pez Rojo Been here awhile

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    Hi-lux from back in the day..... Best truck I've ever owned fullsizeoutput_117.jpeg
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  14. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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    We love our 2012 Baja.

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  15. Maslin

    Maslin Adventurer

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    Dealer has a TRD Pro in Cavalry Blue. Dropping the Quicksand '17 off for its first service Thursday.... wife might kill me if I come home in a $48k Tacoma :rofl
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  16. lancelazor

    lancelazor Adventurer

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    It's only $$$$....LOL
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  17. lancelazor

    lancelazor Adventurer

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    I like to buy used. I wanted to buy maybe a lease return or similar. The wife wanted new as it's really for her for her horse needs and yard stuff. I like my Silverado. It rides better. And I confess to having a bit of buyers remorse because we haven't had a car payment since 2006.
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  18. _Harry_

    _Harry_ Redneck Emeritus Supporter

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    Tacomas have ridiculous resale value - it sometimes makes more sense to buy new and get the Toyotacare for 36K (if you trust your dealer). Plus some Tacomas can see some pretty hard use - I'd rather have a new, known quantity.

    I bought my '09 on the 31st of December - the dealer had quotas to make and he was willing to bargain. A year later, the blue book on my truck was HIGHER than what I paid for it :lol3
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  19. Maslin

    Maslin Adventurer

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    Subaru shop down the street had a used '17 TRD Sport for $34k, we bought a new '17 TRD Offroad for $35k.
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  20. lancelazor

    lancelazor Adventurer

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    You fellers make me feel a lot better. She won't put much wear or mileage on it. I'll use the '96 Silverado K1500 or my 1990 F250 4x4 for most duties. The daily driver is a Kia Spectra. We're retired. It takes a year and a half to 2 yrs. get the 3k miles for oil changes. I thought about selling one of the old trucks but I won't get jack for'em.
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