Just Purchaced a 1st generation Tacoma!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Joseph Lefebvre, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Hello all,
    Just picked up a cherry 2003 Tacoma Doublecab Limited 4wd TRD. Has the locking rear diff. Only 108k miles. One owner truck.
    New Wipers, Oil change, Air filter, Valve cover and gasket, timing belt, Water pump,Front brake pads and rotors turned, Battery, Full alignment (toe, camber, caster, steering). I had them put it on a lift and the frame is immaculate. Perks of being a North Carolina truck. It also came with a 30k mile/3 year powertrain and electronics warranty! Always wanted a first Genny and now I have one. Figured I’d join a forum and join the Tacoma family! Any tips and advice moving forward ? Thanks for lookin.
    - Joe

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  3. mhinson79

    mhinson79 Well-Known Member

    Very nice
     
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    It looks like you picked up a pristine first gen. Congrats and welcome to the forum. Beautiful truck.
     
  5. SCH

    SCH Well-Known Member

    Sweet! Enjoy.
     
  6. Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum! Wow looks like a clean truck.
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Want to sale it? I know a few buyers haha. J/K...
    Congrats man that’s crazy low miles. That thing will last you another 200k miles if you continue to take care of it. Welcome to the forum.
     
  8. OP
    Joseph Lefebvre

    Joseph Lefebvre Member

    Thanks guys. I’m thinking about removing the nerf bars as I find them awkward and relativity useless. They look kinda cool though I guess. I’m definitely going to be getting an access roll up tonneau cover instead of the fiberglass one. It is for sale. Should I post it on the classifieds here?
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You can post it in the classifieds I suggest pictures. They help. I would also put in on your local Craigslist. If you sale your nerf bars it will help pay for some rock sliders. :)
     
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  10. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Nice find & welcome fellow 1st genner...
     
  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    If you have any questions about modification or hacks for your truck @4wd ^^ is the guy to ask.
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yep. @4wd is definitely the first gen resident expert.
     
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  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It might take a little for his Tandy 1000 to log on so be patient.
     
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    @4wd likes his older trucks and old computers. He just upgraded from a punch card computer. IMG_0899.JPG
     
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    Joseph Lefebvre

    Joseph Lefebvre Member

    old school is the only school
     
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    Joseph Lefebvre

    Joseph Lefebvre Member

    Anybody know how to get off these Stone guards from the rear fender flares? It’s like a decal/skateboard griptape like thing and it’s crackled, dry and grey at this point . Really bothers me
     
  17. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


    If your talking about "de-badging" get some fishing line (6# - 10# test) & a blow drier (don't use heat gun unless very good at it) Heat the area on edges of decal , once you get a corner curling up take fishing line with both hands & get the line underneath & it'll peel off very easy without scratching or scarring paint...
     
  18. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

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    Bogoon strikes again, haha...:D
     
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  19. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


    Oh I mis read, but still give this a try, it may come off anyway...
     

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