LowNSlow's 2000 Toyota Tacoma

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LowNSlow's 2000 Toyota Tacoma

Post by LowNSlow » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:16 pm

I drove to San Antonio to pick up this 2000 Tacoma on Friday.

When I was looking for Tacomas I was very picky in what I wanted. I wanted something that would get great gas mileage but still have the functionality of a truck.

So I was keeping an eye out for a single cab, 4 cylinder, 5 speed truck. They are hard to come by for cheap..... hence why I went to San Antonio.

This one was in an accident so the front right fender, hood, front bumper and passenger headlight is all new. It drives straight and it's pretty hard to tell it was in an accident...so I scooped it up. They wanted $4,000, I offered $3200 and they took it.

So I drove it 226.10 miles back home and it still have well over 1/4 tank of gas left.... :rockon:


First time it slept in the garage.... excuse the blurry picture, I just got home from my trip when I took it.

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The next morning I went and had the bed liner sprayed.... and I have to call them tomorrow as they got a good 1" or 2 on the cab of the truck near the passenger door, how? I don't know...but I've read once it's dry, it's gotta be grinded off... ie: repainted, so we shall see what the shop says.

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Then today, I went to go buy some autozone special (gabriel) rear shocks for it as it still had the stockers and would bounce up and down in the rear with little to no effort.


Future plans are some black housing headlights, the newer 4x4 tail lights (red/white), some suspension work from Dotlow Rides (later on down the road) and some wheels.

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-John


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Post by TheRandom1 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:24 pm

Nice! No interior shots?
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:27 pm

Been a VERY busy weekend... I'll snap some although it's nothing special.

It does has a kenwood cd player with newer door speakers in it.

Also forgot to mention, even though they are vatozone specials, those new shocks rock....$20 each and a lifetime warranty. They made a huge difference... (not hard compared to 160k mile stock shocks)
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Post by TheRandom1 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:30 pm

Also, no pics of the bedlinered door?
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Post by racer12306 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:41 pm

Strongly suggest keeping a 50lb bag of sand in the back corners of the bed. It's amazing what a little weight does for the ride on a pickup.
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:38 pm

Eh, it rides fricken awesome right now....
-John


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Post by LaidNeon » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:46 am

LowNSlow wrote:Also forgot to mention, even though they are vatozone specials, those new shocks rock....$20 each and a lifetime warranty. They made a huge difference... (not hard compared to 160k mile stock shocks)
I'm running the same shocks on my truck but they are for a Nissan Hardbody lol

Now quit bullshitting & bring me your damn truck. would you like me to make you a parts list??
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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:29 am

YES!!!
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Post by Diablo0 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:34 am

Very nice!!!!

Good gas mileage huh? Should put it to the test and make a nice long trip up to PA ;)
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Post by heydockyle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:04 am

Diablo0 wrote:Very nice!!!!

Good gas mileage huh? Should put it to the test and make a nice long trip up to PA ;)
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:57 pm

LaidNeon wrote:Now quit bullshitting & bring me your damn truck. would you like me to make you a parts list??
Yes please.... but for real, a non ghetto but on a budget kit.

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Post by Haganracing » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:49 pm

heydockyle wrote:
Diablo0 wrote:Very nice!!!!

Good gas mileage huh? Should put it to the test and make a nice long trip up to PA ;)
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:21 pm

Called the place that did my bed liner... they supposedly have something that'll take it off without damaging my paint. So I will be going by there tomorrow.

I also ordered these....

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Now, I think I'm good to start saving for air.... it'll be a good while before that happens though.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:39 pm

Hehe... it has begun.
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:53 pm

What do you think of them? I was thinking maybe diamond clear but I gotta stick with the black housings....lol.
-John


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Post by LaidNeon » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:57 am

4 - 6" Air Lift Dominator Bags
4 - 3/8" SMC Valves
1 - Dual Needle Gauge
1 - 7gl Tank
1 - Dual Pack Viair 444s
1 - Pack 80
1 - 165-200 psi Pressure Switch
2 - Rocker Switches
1 - On/Off Switch

that will get your started for now homie.....thats about 800 bucks worth of stuff or so. dont buy anything until you talk to me bro. i will make sure you get the hook up. everything can be bought local
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:13 am

800 bucks is a damn good deal John. You know you have the cash for it... go now!

And I like those more than regular clear, they'll fit the truck better.
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:31 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:800 bucks is a damn good deal John. You know you have the cash for it... go now!

And I like those more than regular clear, they'll fit the truck better.

I do have it... but I'd have to dip into savings... and that doesn't happen without permission from the boss. :thumbup:
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Orrrr... do it and tell her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:43 pm

So yea, update, went to the bedline place today and they tried some thing they use to take the bedliner over and it took paint off.

Now it gets to goto the body shop and get repainted in that area... awesome.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:54 pm

Could be worse I suppose. Could have eaten through the metal?
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:58 pm

Yea, it's just a pain in the ass... the bedline place + body shop is like 30 minutes away so I have to go on my day off to drop my truck off.
-John


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Post by neonpla » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:08 pm

nice truck man... my buddy chris is looking for one just like that.. how much can it tow?

John I might be tdy in houston in late july.. i'll let you know if i come down.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:18 pm

Since they fucked it up, they should provide you with a rental for the 2 days it'll take to repair it.
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:33 pm

neonpla wrote:nice truck man... my buddy chris is looking for one just like that.. how much can it tow?

John I might be tdy in houston in late july.. i'll let you know if i come down.
Word, lmk...

Not sure how much it can tow but it'll be great for light duty.
TheRandom1 wrote:Since they fucked it up, they should provide you with a rental for the 2 days it'll take to repair it.
Lol... I'm just happy they're paying for it.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:37 pm

Since they fucked it up, they have to fix it.
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:34 pm

^ And they did what is the problem?

Nice looking trucks with the 4cyl they are rated at 1500lb. V6 auto is 5800lb

How low are you planning to go? I did springs and spindals on my last s10 I got a good solid 5" drop out of that
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:56 pm

bone-yard-racing wrote:How low are you planning to go?

Uh, Dan is compiling my parts list...and doing most the work (I'll help with what I can) but that should answer it.

To the ground would be the easy answer I guess.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:59 pm

bone-yard-racing wrote:^ And they did what is the problem?
Nothing at all. John said he was just thankful they did. Nothing to be thankful for, they fucked up and are fixing it like they should.

I just think that because their fuckup is inconveniencing him for a couple days, a rental car for that time period is not an unreasonable thing to ask for.
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:11 pm

LowNSlow wrote:
bone-yard-racing wrote:How low are you planning to go?

Uh, Dan is compiling my parts list...and doing most the work (I'll help with what I can) but that should answer it.

To the ground would be the easy answer I guess.
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