Got a new taco

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by TacoTales, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. TacoTales

    TacoTales New Member

    Hi! I'm new to the forum and just joined the taco club.. quite the expensive membership fee ..

    Wanted to introduce myself and thank you all for all the info on this forum which helped tremendously in my search for a truck.. beyond stoked on my 2018 tacoma!

    Now the search begins for the perfect camper shell, racks, seat covers etc. Also looking for good car wash soap and supplies to protect this baby from my salty and sandy lifestyle. I'll keep browsing the forum for info but any tips and what and what not to gets are much appreciated!

    Thanks all and happy almost new year!! IMG_20171228_143900.jpg
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the new taco. Love the color. Welcome to the forum.
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. There’s plenty of great info, just search around a little. Congratulations on the new truck.
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  6. TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    Welcome.... good looking taco
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  7. greg8765

    greg8765 Well-Known Member

    congrats and welcome! is it a 2018?
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  9. smccombs

    smccombs Member

    I got a leer cap on my 2017 DCLB, love it, RCI for bed racks or sliders for sure! Us long bedders get hate when we put a cap on, but it’s the best way to keep things dry in the back! Plus you can sleep back there
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Lol. I’ll take the long bed hate for the practicality of the topper.
    I’ve never had one but have seriously been throwing the idea around of getting one. They are useful.
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    A long bed with a cap is a studio in New York, but cheaper.
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  12. efinkens1

    efinkens1 Active Member

    Very nice. Send pics once you buy a cap. I recently installed a Cargoglide, which really opens up the bed and is something to consider.
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  13. OP

    TacoTales New Member

    Thanks everyone! :)

    Those frontrunner racks are pretty sick. I was just going to put some racks on the shell but now have some thinking to do.

    I had to get the long bed for sleeping in the back. Before the taco I had a highlander and a full air mattress fit nice and snug in the back but it was a bit cramped with all the fishing and kayaking gear in the front. I decided a truck and shell was the way to go even though the truck is so much more sexy without a shell. Oh well, it beats camping in the rain in a tent haha.

    The cargoglide is super sick! That would be ideal but will probably build my own to save money. My dad made some drawers and has pockets on either side of the wheel wells. His truck is a bit bigger but I'm hoping to make something similar. I'll post pics once I get the shell.

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    FRANKCRAWFORD Active Member

    Ammo nyc. Wash and detail products. Expensive but good.
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

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  16. Peru4x4

    Peru4x4 Member

    Congrats nice Taco. First of all you need to figure out what you really do with your truck to buy the proper equipment. IMG_0940.jpg
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  17. Peru4x4

    Peru4x4 Member

    I have a ARE HD shell , will take about 700 lb on the top but the frame takes some room inside it.
  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You also have to remember these trucks are light on the payload. The double cab off road long bed is 1120lbs.
    1120lbs - (Cap weight + rack weight) = allowed gear weight
    Sure the cap can hold 700lbs but if the bed was loaded down and the rack was loaded down you are now over the payload for the truck. Knowing your equipment and it’s limits will help keep your adventures going and safe.
  19. Timex

    Timex Member

    I know the feeling....Purchased mine 4 days ago. A 2017 4dr, long bed, Inferno with low miles. A huge upgrade from my 2008 SE Frontier with a Leer cap. The Nissan was reliable and served me well. Nice looking truck. I see you are enjoying it.
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