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Toyota Tacoma
« on: May 22, 2015, 07:37:58 pm »
Bought a 2005 Tacoma.  TRD Sport.  V6, automatic.  New (recall) frame.  Nice and clean, runs good, everything works, drives straight and tight.  :cheers:












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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 07:51:11 pm »
It is time to remove the for sale sign, eh? It is a pretty truck.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 07:55:44 pm »
The picture of the interior was taken when I first saw it on the side of the road.  All the other pictures were taken today.  :ohyeah:

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 08:30:01 pm »
Congrats! What will be the next license plate pun? "TACO" wouldn't have the same subtlety as the past combination.

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 09:32:21 pm »
Get rid of those tail lights and steering wheel cover.  They're both terrible. The headlights look great.

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 10:03:04 pm »
Get rid of those tail lights and steering wheel cover.  They're both terrible. The headlights look great.

How am I supposed to drive it on the street with no tail lights??

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 10:05:16 pm »
Congrats! What will be the next license plate pun? "TACO" wouldn't have the same subtlety as the past combination.

Thanks!  Not really sure...haven't thought of anything worthwhile yet.  TACO would be a bit lame, indeed.  I have 'til mid-August to decide. :lol:

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2015, 10:14:06 pm »
TACOETR

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2015, 10:18:57 pm »
Sweet truck.

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 10:20:00 pm »
Sweet truck.

Thanks!  I like it so far.  Can't wait to take it on some adventures.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2015, 11:21:50 pm »
The interior looks to be in very good shape. Nice ride for the UP.

Get rid of those tail lights and steering wheel cover.  They're both terrible. The headlights look great.

The lights look fine to me.

How am I supposed to drive it on the street with no tail lights??

Hand signals.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2015, 01:45:49 am »
TACOETR

:facepalm:

That's one of the stupidest license plate ideas I've heard of. I don't live there but I'm willing to venture a guess that there aren't too many tacos being made and eaten in the UP. Even if that were the case and they happened to be his favorite food, it would still be dumb.

Perhaps it would make sense on some level in that case, but even still...it's corny as hell.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2015, 06:31:38 am »
A corny joke is a subtle relation to the taco theme.

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2015, 06:50:37 am »
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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2015, 07:27:35 am »
Nice looking truck. :ohyeah: Congratulations! I agree with your plan to remove the blocks (a little jacked up is okay, but it looks a little odd right now) and I'd agree with Clay that replacing the taillights at some point is not a bad idea, the current ones are a little strange.
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Re: Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2015, 08:14:29 am »
:facepalm:

That's one of the stupidest license plate ideas I've heard of. I don't live there but I'm willing to venture a guess that there aren't too many tacos being made and eaten in the UP. Even if that were the case and they happened to be his favorite food, it would still be dumb.

Perhaps it would make sense on some level in that case, but even still...it's corny as hell.
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Tacomas are often referred to as "Taco".

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2015, 08:40:54 am »
:facepalm:

Tacomas are often referred to as "Taco".

Only because the last three letters fall off. Tells you something about the build quality, for sure.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2015, 09:01:38 am »
:facepalm:

Tacomas are often referred to as "Taco".

Well that's news to me. I know that a lot surfer bros who own Tacomas but I've never heard them referred to in that way. Even if I had, it wouldn't change my opinion.

It's a nice ride either way.
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2015, 10:39:50 am »
Nice looking truck. :ohyeah: Congratulations! I agree with your plan to remove the blocks (a little jacked up is okay, but it looks a little odd right now) and I'd agree with Clay that replacing the taillights at some point is not a bad idea, the current ones are a little strange.

If I felt like finishing off the look, some 35s and some nice black wheels thay give it a little offset would be really sweet. But this is a DD.  I don't want 35s on my DD and I'm not huge into offroading, so theres no need for me.  Perhaps I can get new wheels later on...the ones on it were beginning to corrode. Previous owner painted them a bit.  But if I did, I'd still stick to a stockish tire, especially if I removed the lift.
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2015, 10:46:59 am »
The guy also gave me an HID bi-xenon kit with it, including bulbs and ballasts. I'm guessing the guy he bought it from had it wired up in the silly tinted lens headlights before the frame was replaced.  Might rig it up and see if it's any good.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2015, 10:50:50 am »
"YOTA"
or "OYO"
or "OFFRD RICE"

:lol:

Anyway, I like it.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2015, 10:52:55 am »
Limit is 7 characters. 

I dunno, with the Audi and LOTR, it was a pretty unique combination. But all of the Toyota and Tacoma jokes are already out there. What could actually be subtle?  Something outside of TACO and TOY and such?

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2015, 10:56:32 am »
I wonder if Toyota will keep making the Tacoma bigger or if they've maxed out. It'll be interesting to see what happens going forward with that and the Tundra.

The original Tacoma was too cramped, IMO.
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2015, 10:56:49 am »
Nice, I have always liked the Tacoma.  And I like tacos.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2015, 10:59:08 am »
Limit is 7 characters. 

I dunno, with the Audi and LOTR, it was a pretty unique combination. But all of the Toyota and Tacoma jokes are already out there. What could actually be subtle?  Something outside of TACO and TOY and such?

Maybe something with UP in it that isn't necessarily to do with the name Tacoma. At least there it gives you 5 other characters to work with.

I was going to say UP Detail but that's one letter too many.
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2015, 10:59:34 am »
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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2015, 11:02:37 am »
I believe these are the tail lights. Smoked altezzas.  All the blinkers currently have LED bulbs, so they blink fast 'cause nobody wired in a resistor or bought ones that introduce load.  That'll be my first purchase...new blinker bulbs.

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Re: Re: Toyota Tacoma
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2015, 11:02:41 am »
Nice, I have always liked the Tacoma.  And I like tacos.

Yea same

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