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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yeti4x4_970, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    Yeti4x4_970

    Yeti4x4_970 [OP] New Member

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    Hello to all! I'm excited to be back to the T4R world. My first was a '97 SR5 that I sold in 2013 with 265K on it, what a beast she was. It's time for a new to me vehicle and I've got my eye on a couple 2010 Trail models. I'd love a 2014+ Trail Premium but my budget dictates something near $25K.

    I can't wait to get one and start building her up a bit. I plan on spending most of my summers on the mountain trails/passes of Colorado.

    Any tips or advice on what to look for/look out for are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Derek
     
  2. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    UssMoGn

    UssMoGn That Vegas Dude

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    Buy another 3rd Gen and have money left over for MODS!
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    UssMoGn

    UssMoGn That Vegas Dude

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    Probably find a clean 3rd gen with, 4x4 and locker with 3.4L for around 8K. Then you got like 17k for MODS!
     
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  4. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    Yeti4x4_970

    Yeti4x4_970 [OP] New Member

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    I appreciate the insight And if it was just going to be my off-roading machine I wouldn't hesitate. But this will be my primary vehicle and need something that has enough creature comforts that will keep my wifey happy too.

    I look back at it and wish I would have never sold my '97. Should have kept it and did exactly what you suggested!
     
  5. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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  6. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    UssMoGn That Vegas Dude

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    Alright alright you said the magic word..... "Wife" ugh. So yeah I think you be alright with the next Gens, they are all solid and more roomy, If i didn't pick up a Tacoma id went with a 4th Gen myself. I haven't hear any critical issues out of the 4th or 5th gen thats a deal braker just go for what you want to use it for (4x4,auto,ect) and just look for the usual when getting a use car...leaks, previous maintenance and history.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Yeti4x4_970

    Yeti4x4_970 [OP] New Member

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    Again thank you for the info guys I appreciate it.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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    Husky Driver

    Husky Driver Elsa's chauffeur

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    2k T4R3 SR5 Highlander Sport TRD
    Toytec Ultimate 3" lift susp w/ OME 891 rear coils, Bilstein 5100 shocks front & 5125 rear, ARB 'Roo Bar, Warn VR10k, 0.7, 2 & 11-meter 2 way radios, Nitrogen inflated 33" BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s, FlexFuel E-85 conversion, AFe lifetime filter, Savage Offroad rock sliders, Ryno All Terrain 4.5mm skid plates, Line-X coatings on the armor, LifetimeLED & Rigid Industries LED headlights, UltraGauge 1.2, T3q 4.10 eLocker with armor from LROR, AmsOil lubricants used throughout. CBI plate rear bumper with swingaway, SPC Light Racing UCAs, ARB SS170HF Safari snorkel w/ Afrikaans centrifugal pre-cleaner, Tacoma antenna mod, TRD Supercharger w/ URD 7th inj. & URD pulleys, Anti-Dark engine bay lighting system. Having gone 250k, Aug 2016 was the time to replace the original clutch & get the driver's seat rebuilt/stuffed. Front & back Weathertech liners. Tundra front disc brake swap. Full length Rocky Mountain Rack with 40" lightbar & alternating strobe rear dust lights.
    I bought my 2k4R in 2008 for $10k & just recently passed $15k in upgrades & accessories.

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  9. Oct 1, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    Yeti4x4_970

    Yeti4x4_970 [OP] New Member

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    Kipp that is an awesome machine!
     
  10. Oct 1, 2016 at 9:33 PM
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    Husky Driver

    Husky Driver Elsa's chauffeur

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    Toytec Ultimate 3" lift susp w/ OME 891 rear coils, Bilstein 5100 shocks front & 5125 rear, ARB 'Roo Bar, Warn VR10k, 0.7, 2 & 11-meter 2 way radios, Nitrogen inflated 33" BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s, FlexFuel E-85 conversion, AFe lifetime filter, Savage Offroad rock sliders, Ryno All Terrain 4.5mm skid plates, Line-X coatings on the armor, LifetimeLED & Rigid Industries LED headlights, UltraGauge 1.2, T3q 4.10 eLocker with armor from LROR, AmsOil lubricants used throughout. CBI plate rear bumper with swingaway, SPC Light Racing UCAs, ARB SS170HF Safari snorkel w/ Afrikaans centrifugal pre-cleaner, Tacoma antenna mod, TRD Supercharger w/ URD 7th inj. & URD pulleys, Anti-Dark engine bay lighting system. Having gone 250k, Aug 2016 was the time to replace the original clutch & get the driver's seat rebuilt/stuffed. Front & back Weathertech liners. Tundra front disc brake swap. Full length Rocky Mountain Rack with 40" lightbar & alternating strobe rear dust lights.
    Thank you. :hattip:

    There are distinct advantages in not buying brand new, like buying a 1 owner used, low mileage, dropping $15+k into it & still come in under MSRP for a new one. Except for the color, this is what I started out with:

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    The most recent & expensive mod was putting on a TRD 2nd generation 5VZ-FE supercharger with snorkel intake & S. African desert pre-cleaner, ~$5k.
     
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