Show us your Tacoma

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

  1. squidhunter

    squidhunter suck-squeeze-bang-blow

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    I bought a 2006 PreRunner TRD Off Road about 6 months ago. I wanted a 4x4, but they are stupid money and I really don't "need" a 4x4. My truck is a real cream-puff with only 100k on the odo and full dealership service records showing it was religiously maintained. Out of the 30+ vehicles I've owned, this is the only one that I'd replace with another Taco if something were to happen.

    Here it is after getting blasted with my foam cannon.
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  2. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Adventurer

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  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    This steering step is the important part, IMO unless you have almost zero traction on one of the rear wheels.
  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    My 2018 Jurassic edition
  5. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    Is this a limited edition? I went to my dealer last night to inquire and they didnt know anything about a Jurassic edition? Are these the ones with the V8 or the slow 3.5L V6?
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  6. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    There's a V8 Taco?
  7. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Never from Toyota. They did put a V8 in certain year 4runners though.
  8. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Been here awhile

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    2017 TRD off-oad with Travel Lite Falcon

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  9. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    There was a concept 10 years ago, they even badged the grill. I still like this Taco and wonder why such a Toy was never brought to market. It's nothing more than an Access Cab and short bed on a standard cab frame, and the very desirable V8, Toy already had all the pieces.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/show-us-your-tacoma.1297664/page-2#post-34926279
  10. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    How does it handle when the Falcon is loaded with water, motorcycles, and gear? I have a 03 Tacoma and there are small toy haulers under its 5000 tow limit but even empty or lightly loaded without a trailer, it downshifts up hills or even in strong headwinds. I plan to just get a F-150.
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  11. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Been here awhile

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    I have the tow package - 6500# capacity, weight distribution hitch and brake controller. Along with being a 2 axle trailer it tows really well. My Falcon is the 23RB model (not the toyhauler) so it only weighs around 3500 lbs.
    I use 4th gear in S mode primarily and 3rd gear on longer steeper inclines.
    I enjoy the Tacoma as a daily driver and it performs well enough that I can avoid a larger truck or having a 2nd truck just for towing.
  12. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 expert apprentice

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    So the 10 speed transmission in the Ford won't downshift for hills ?
  13. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    I'm sure it does but with twin turbos and more than twice the torque of my Taco, I imagine it doesn't have to work nearly as hard nor slow down much.
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  14. Arkansasrider

    Arkansasrider LOST Supporter

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    Thats what I did!
  15. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    2017 TRD OR double-cab/long bed. Bought it exactly one year ago next week. IMG_1788.JPG
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  16. Jimo368

    Jimo368 Quantum Mechanic

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    CE8D0B95-19BD-4A8C-9001-0EAB0B49CB59.jpeg Just found this thread but bought my first taco two months ago. A leftover 17. So far I really like it and am happy with the mpgs. I’m hoping to throw my DRZ in the back and head south in the winter. I haven’t towed anything with it yet but I don’t have much more than 2000# to tow anyway.
  17. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    First Gen Represent Dinosaur Edition @KICKNBACK . Just clicked over 220,000 miles on it. Alternator went at 219K however $100 for a brand new replacement & new battery later we are back in business. Hoping for no more issues for the next 100,000miles. Rear main seeps a tiny bit however I run 0w-40 so that may have something to do with it. Achieved 21 MPG with 5 speed & 4.10 gears. Not too bad!

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  18. AZ Pete

    AZ Pete Been here awhile

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    it will tow the 2000# just fine, with the V6. I tow about 3500 with my 18.


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  19. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer Supporter

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    Got my shell today. ARE Overland...

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  20. Stop_Watch

    Stop_Watch Gruntled

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    You are going to be so glad you checked the option box for the flip-up side windows on the shell. I have them in the ARE shell on my '03 (as seen on page 1 of this thread) and they make it so much easier to load and unload cargo from the bed.

    That's a great metallic blue, don't see many that color out here in the west.
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