Hey Guys Quick Quesiton

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by MattScatt425, May 7, 2018.

  1. MattScatt425

    MattScatt425 Well-Known Member

    so I looked at a 2005 Toyota Tacoma 6 speed 4x4 ". The truck was heavily modified which was fine, but when I went for a test drive 3rd Gear kinda grinded til I shifted it like a grandma and it was fine. I have heard about the 3rd Gear syncros problems and weak shift forks. I don't know if it could be dirty Transmission fluid or bad syncro. It only has 70k on it. Also it has a 6 inch dumb pro comp lift and the whole steering wheel shook at 40 mph. Death wobble? It has 12.50 deep dish wheels. I want a 6 speed again but I think I should pass on this ? Thoughts? Thanks
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    If you got the bad feeling in your gut it may be a good idea to move on and look for another Toyota.
    It could be no issue but if it’s feeling bad going into third and wobbling like it’s drunk at 40 it may be more work than you want to get into.
    If it’s a good price it could be worth it though.
    I’d go with your gut.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’d pass.
     
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  5. OP
    MattScatt425

    MattScatt425 Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought too. Salesman always try and talk you into it. I know Tacomas better than him. There is a reason why the guy before traded it in. I like that reason if your gut tells you than it's probably correct. Thanks guys
     
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Very true. No warranty and Lord only knows if it’s got a lot of issues worse than what you’re seeing on one test drive.
     
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  7. OP
    MattScatt425

    MattScatt425 Well-Known Member

    yeah you're right. sweet looking truck though. :(
     
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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    A hot girl with HIV may look good but she still has HIV. Same difference in a good looking Tacoma with a lot of problems.
     
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    MattScatt425

    MattScatt425 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha I have never thought about it that way but that is absolutely true unfortunately. New analogies everyday
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Maybe she’s got trich or HTLV-1.
     
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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That HTLV-1 is some scary stuff. I can’t believe that it hasn’t gotten more attention.
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    HIV’s cousin
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yep.
     
  14. skyler.surf

    skyler.surf Member

    Ha this actually applies to my relationship life lol
     
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  15. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Why not just keep your 2012??
     
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  16. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    "Run Rudolf Run"
     
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  17. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    You had me at "heavily modified"
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    ... running the other direction towards a fritter shop.
     
  19. OP
    MattScatt425

    MattScatt425 Well-Known Member

    I don't want an auto anymore
     
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  20. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    I have both and both have good and bad. My 05 is a six speed and I love it with no traction control and no fancy TPS. Also, the woman cant drive it. My 13 is an auto and I thought I would hate it, but after a few months I like not having to shift all the time in traffic when I travel. But I hate the TC, the TPS and all the crap that comes with it. I don’t know how the stick is with all that crap, but I can drift my 05 in the corners perfectly. But that truck sounds like a POS and I would not touch it unless you want it for parts...I am still looking for a cab and frame...lol
     
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  21. OP
    MattScatt425

    MattScatt425 Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with you. I don't like the traction control in these trucks or the tpms sensors. I had an 05 6 speed I miss everyday. The traction control almost over brakes in the rain drives me nuts. But yeah that truck was probably trading in for a reason. I will keep looking. I would like a 2012-2015 6 speed but those are hard to find for a good price
     
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