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…
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.
Zoidberg to the front desk.
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…
So there is a new TRD pro Tacoma coming and the “big news” apparently is the snorkel.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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?
... is probably a RWD Tacoma with the 3.4L, extended cab, and NOT a PreRunner.
But the two-tone with 2nd-gen SR5 wheels on this 1st-gen Taco just doesn’t work.
After owning 3 relatively boring sedans, I decided to take a chance and pick up my first off-road capable vehicle. I fired up Craigslist, searched for a week or so, and picked up a 2002 4runner with 180k miles on it for about $4k.
Stopped by a place that sells things, and I saw a thing:
So this comes up a lot, people think that the 4Runner and Tacoma are related - I’m here to set the record straight: The Tacoma and 4Runner are not and never have been the same truck.
Got a little snow here so i got to test the new tires a bit. It was like an inch or two, so it was an absolute tank. Basically drove it like I was in a cold rain and didn’t slip the tires (Unintentionally) once. Also I only shifted into 4hi just to make sure it was still working.