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first i wanna start by saying that sir is a gorgeous truck. i think you saw mine i posted a few days ago. the red 2002. my dad has 08 tacoma trd sport ext. cab, white, auto. its got the hood scoop and color matched bumper/grille. they are quick trucks for the motor they have. i dont know if you opened yours up yet, but hands down i guarantee its gonna suprise you for what it is. the 0-60 is right around 6seconds. which i will say is quite quick for a truck. i love my yota, holds its value amazing, and fun to drive.





as far as your "vibrating" do not be alarmed at all, my dads does it too, and they told him it was just a mixture of the 2 peice driveshaft, and his limited slip. his is the sport edition. as far as MPG he is averaging 18.6 around slow traffic town. i do reccomend when you get some extra money, get the trd dual exhaust. night and day difference, and sounds pretty nice. also i love the tail lights they put on the 09, and in 09 they slightly tinted the headlights. look at 08's head lights compared to 09 you'll notice it. i couldnt tell at first until i really paid attention.

anyways, enjoy the truck, i know i enjoy driving my dads truck.


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Ah yes. I remember your truck. I have always like the older tacos as well but I wanted new. I'm not a fan of dual exhaust but I know they make the single for my truck. I'll get it later down the road. I do like my headlights and taillights over the 05-08 models. I didn't notice the vibrating until I actually opened it up a bit. I'll take it in and see what they tell me. If its an issue that can't be solved I'll just switch to a one piece shaft.
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i actually forgot about that vibration, i had an 07 before this ranger and its a common problem, its when you hit the gas i remember that, i never took it in cause i read a ton of stuff about it and the dealership was never able to do anything about it cause they use the two piece driveshaft, i did hear the one piece will fix it though, are you a member on ttora.com?? or whatever that website is
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i actually forgot about that vibration, i had an 07 before this ranger and its a common problem, its when you hit the gas i remember that, i never took it in cause i read a ton of stuff about it and the dealership was never able to do anything about it cause they use the two piece driveshaft, i did hear the one piece will fix it though, are you a member on ttora.com?? or whatever that website is
Yeah I'm a member on ttora, toyota tacoma forums, toyota nation and custom tacos. LOL. I haven't read that far into just the problem being the 2 piece shaft. If there is no fix then I'll just get a Tom Woods one piece shaft.

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i belong to ttora, and customtacos. ive checked out all the other forums, like toyotanation, yotaech, etc.. im not really a big fan of ttora though, idk bout you.
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Yeah I'm a member on ttora, toyota tacoma forums, toyota nation and custom tacos. LOL. I haven't read that far into just to the problem being the 2 piece shaft. If there is no fix then I'll just get a Tom Woods one piece shaft.
sweet, ya im almost 100% positive its the driveshaft and you can replace it with a 1-piece for it to go away, ive been trying to find the thread i read about it but no luck so far

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i belong to ttora, and customtacos. ive checked out all the other forums, like toyotanation, yotaech, etc.. im not really a big fan of ttora though, idk bout you.
i agree ttora is a bunch of homo's they just ***** about everything i didnt like it but there was some good info on there for the most part
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sweet, ya im almost 100% positive its the driveshaft and you can replace it with a 1-piece for it to go away, ive been trying to find the thread i read about it but no luck so far



i agree ttora is a bunch of homo's they just ***** about everything i didnt like it but there was some good info on there for the most part
One little problem wont faze me though. I'll take it in anyway and see what they say.

Yeah TTORA sucks. I'm on it but just for info. I like Toyota Tacoma Forums the most so far.
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o i def wouldnt let it bother me, i used to crack up with reading everyones stories about how they take it to the dealership to get it fixed and they pretty much replaced everything including one guy that got a complete new rear end, still though that truck is awsome id love to have one but i just dont know yet
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yota tech is sick but from what i remember most guuys on there have the 80s trucks / 4 runners

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my buddies got 21 ./ 22 if he cruised all hwy .... 06 dbl cab 4x4 auto
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Look!!!!!: 2003 Ford Ranger XLT #12926 at Quality Toyota, Corona CA

I moved my pics around on my photobucket album and they don't show up on the original post and you can't edit old posts not(dumb idea) so here are the pics again.







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They don't even have it listed as 4wd lol
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I told then like 5 times it was 4wd. I hope it finds a good home.
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im laughing more at the mpg listing
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I wonder if they have experienced the failing clutch.
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im laughing more at the mpg listing
ha ha i noticed that too.
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I did some minor first mods this weekend. Front mud flaps are gone and got front some tint. No I can't go darker on the front because in CA any front window tint is illegal. I might go a bit darker on the back but not sure yet.

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lol i just got a front tint ticket today as luck would have it

seems like i get pulled over every jan

2008, still had the 96 integra, fix its for front tint, no front plate, exhaust too loud, state ref for intake
2009, front tint in the truck
and same this year haha
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That really blows. I never had a problem with tint. (Knock on wood)

No more smog refs in CA. Any shop can sign off on stuff now.
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the worst is i wasnt even on a state highway at the time, what this guy was doing on the east side of town is questionable, its nowhere near the chp station, i was just cutting thru "da hood" cause the traffic was bad after playing some disc golf, i think he seen me turning and next thing i know im lit up a block later.

glad to hear no more ref .... once i get established and can afford insurance on 2 rigs i plan to get a 4wd pickup for the weekends and a 96-05 civic hx for a daily.

either way i hope to get a quad soon, ive been toying with the idea for 3 years now but havent been able to afford it yet, my friend offered to sell me his 01 kawi 250 brute (i think) but i dont think id be happy with it in the long run cause im a bigger guy so its a tad slow
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If you go for a quad you can save a lot of money on a used one. I didn't want to deal with someone else's problems so that's why I bought new.
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a brute is atleast a 650 and there not slow at all i own one lol it pops wheelies all day long with 2 people on it kawis 250 is a bayou
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a brute is atleast a 650 and there not slow at all i own one lol it pops wheelies all day long with 2 people on it kawis 250 is a bayou
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^^ looks to me to be a kawasaki lakota/mojave..
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lakota ... thats it .... my bad on the wrong name before
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Yeah I'll stick around. No I wont say my truck is better and yes I do know a lot about Ranger.

Shane pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:



He likes the DTRLs on Tacos. Don't mind my uncle's parking tennis ball. LOL
Repost bro, repos tit!
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Nice looking Taco!!! When I see the TRD, I think "Turd" Edition......LOL

Have you taken it off road yet?
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