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Ridiculous Toyota’s: 98’ Tacoma ARB’d Ridiculous Toyota’s: 98’ Tacoma ARB’d

The notorious Toyota tax. It is the price you’ll pay in excess of anything comparable for any Toyota product. I am very familiar. I have a 4Runner and a Sienna. The owner of this Tacoma understands they can command a large price. But is he pushing the tax rate too high to overburden any potential buyers? Maybe we…

Tallcoma Tallcoma

Been watching a lot of reviews on the TRD pro tacoma lately since it was just “introduced” for 2019 and the embargoes have been lifted and a common theme is present in many of them: “cramped cabin”. Specifically that the roof is too low and the floor too high.

Ahhh...feels so good. Ahhh...feels so good.

Feels like a weight lifted. Loan free is a good place to be.

I Love Off Road Comparisons I Love Off Road Comparisons

But why do they always drive these trucks like they are prerunners. They aren’t even raptor level, they are just small trucks with nice shocks.

Road Trip from the Devil saved by a Taco Road Trip from the Devil saved by a Taco

This past weekend we went up to BlackHawk Farms Raceway in upper Illinois with my buddies 92 Saturn SC. So coming up from Ohio and through Chicago, the Tow vehicle tapped out multiple times. Once right in the middle of Chicago traffic.... So to fix the situation and save the weekend we rented a 2018 Tacoma to finish…

LeMay LeMay

Made it to the LeMay Museum in Tacoma yesterday. There was a good mix of cars from all eras. Lots of cool prewar metal. A few race cars and the normal mix of muscle cars. They also had a cherry 80s Chrysler minivan. All around, I’d say it is worth catching if you are in the area. The building is cool in itself as…

Get Outta Town... (Photo Heavy) Get Outta Town... (Photo Heavy)

After work Friday I ran home and gathered and loaded all the stuff while she did food prep. We drove out to one of our favorite areas and got camp set up shortly before the sun went down.

Paging Zoidberg Paging Zoidberg

Zoidberg to the front desk.

LeMay America's Car Museum - SUPERCARS, CLASSICS, AND MORE LeMay America's Car Museum - SUPERCARS, CLASSICS, AND MORE

Located next to the good ol’ Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA resides the hood scoop esque building sitting at 4 (or 5) stories full of nothing but amazing wheeled machines. With 10 acres of land donated by the city, Harold LeMay owned the world’s largest private car collection. No seriously, over 2000 vehicles and…

Interesting info on that TRD pro snorkel. Interesting info on that TRD pro snorkel.

So there is a new TRD pro Tacoma coming and the “big news” apparently is the snorkel.

Snownuts in NC Snownuts in NC

Got about 10” today in NC and had a good time playing. Did two full miles of donuts in the parking lot. It was a good way to test out the handling of the truck since I haven’t had it out in the snow yet. Between the Discoverers and 4HI it was unstoppable.

Oppo Truck Advice

I filmed this Video a few weeks ago of my truck. It burns something(gas/oil?) on startup. This only happens on cold starts, and I think is more pronounced when it’s cold outside. Doesn’t appear to happen during normal driving. Oil level doesn’t appear to be decreasing, so I think it may be running rich.

Hunting Native American Ruins - Part 2

In this episode we nearly crease a brand new Tacoma doublecab long bed on a rock, shred some Subaru tires and drop a little kid off a cliff. What could go wrong!

Hunting Native American Ruins - Part 1

Not that we wont finish part 2 of our Overland Expo trip, but in this video we get back to what we really love to do, explore.

Helped my Papaw sell his Tacoma today. Helped my Papaw sell his Tacoma today.

We were asking $3,500 and we got $3,000 out of it. Papaw was willing to come down on the price because the brake, ABS, and check engine lights are on. All minor fixes (sensors need replacing) but his mechanic quoted $400.00 to fix them all. The A/C compressor squeaks occasionally, too.

Grandpa’s new Tacoma. Grandpa’s new Tacoma.

2014 with 22,000 miles. It has the Toyota Entune Bluetooth stereo, air conditioning, an automatic transmission, and a tilt steering wheel. That’s about it as far as options. He got a good deal on it, though. It books for almost 16k and he paid right at 15. The Taco tax is real, folks.

Uwharrie Off Road Trip Report Uwharrie Off Road Trip Report

Some of you may have seen my recent purchase, a 2011 Tacoma. Last week, for Labor Day, I headed up to Uwharrie National Forest to test out my new toy.

T/X Pro - Now with undercoat T/X Pro - Now with undercoat

Frame is back to looking shiny and new. The truck was from near Chicago and had a bit of surface rust. Now that’s it’s down south, I figured it would be smart to get it POR-15ed. Now it looks shiny and new, and hopefully won’t suffer any more Toyota frame rust problems. Next up is tires and a 45k full service. The…

OPPO - tell me about tacomas

Oppo - I am looking at buying a 2011 Tacoma T/X Pro access cab. Is there anything I need to look out for or any reason to stay away?

The only thing rarer than common sense... The only thing rarer than common sense...

... is probably a RWD Tacoma with the 3.4L, extended cab, and NOT a PreRunner.

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