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  1. stillspiraling

    stillspiraling Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER

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    Right now have an '00 Audi S4 which I will get about 25 out of. I want to look into a truck. Reccomendations for looking? I've been checking out:

    '01-03 Tacoma Double Cab, V6 w/ or w/o supercharger. Slap a lift and tires on it.


    Any more good ideas?

    Thx.
     
  2. FrankMalice

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    my two cents

    i've spent a lot of time around trucks.
    both personally and professionally.
    stick with toyota and you'll be the most satisfied.
    their build quality is top notch, reslae as well.

    although, it is what you are looking for.
    if you are towing large loads, the domestics are the best bet.

    the tacoma is great although normal lifts will not get
    you a ton of tire clearance. even at 2-3 inches, you'll
    have to trim the fenderwells. no big deal, do it right and
    even a future buyer will not even notice.

    how do you like you're audi?
    ironically, i'm thinking of getting an a4 or a6.
    are you happy with it dso far?
     
  3. Wolvrin704

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    Unless you plan on hauling large loads you should be happy with the Tacoma. If you can afford it get the supercharger.
     
  4. FrankMalice

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    if you spend the money on the blower,
    you HAVE to tweak it.
    the factory setting is too conservative,
    makes 4lbs boost or something like that.

    there are a few people who have well documented
    their experience with the trd blower on the net.
     
  5. Procharged LM7

    Procharged LM7 New Member

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    Toyotas are fine if you are a very small person, and they have no power what so ever. I had a Tacoma x cab 4WD for a few years. Crap gas mileage, no power, and tiny. My Chevy is a much better truck, overall. Also, my blower puts out some real power.
    Why get a supercharged engine if it puts out less than a stock V8 ?
     
  6. Wolvrin704

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    I would have to somewhat disagree with your assesment. Before I got my F150 I had a 93 Extended Cab 4x4 PU. Mine had the 22RE engine as well. While I agree it was underpowered that was really my only complaint. As for size, I'm 5'11" and 225lbs and I had no trouble. Although the F150 is more comfortable I really did like my Toy. If one wants a smaller truck I highly recommend getting a Tacoma.
     
  7. Zimmy76

    Zimmy76 I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic

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    I brought a 99 ranger XLT 4X4, and wish I had gone with a Tacoma x cab 4WD instead. I haven't had alot of problems with the ranger, but toyota seems like a much better truck.

    I don't haul all that much, sometimes wood for my lake house or a deer after hunting, but most of the time the bed is empty. I'm happy at times that I got the truck, and kick myself other times--gas mileage sucks.
     
  8. DSHR

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    Why the switch from a car to a truck? You will miss the gas mileage even Toyota's aren't great.

    If your getting a Tacoma get the 4dr in Black. Their's 2 Frontier in my town lifted on 35's with about 6-8" of suspension lift. They both look badass :cool:
     
  9. Zimmy76

    Zimmy76 I like my beer like I like my violence, domestic

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    I know I do, I was getting like 28 mpg in my civic, now I'm getting like 15-16 in my ranger. You could always buy a semi new 4 banger for daily driving, then just pull the truck out in bad weather or when you are hauling something.
     

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