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Old 07-17-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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Which year tacoma would you say is the most reliable? Im thinking of building up a Lt truck up and I know some of the newer tacomas have weaker frames
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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personally i like the bigger ones, but i know the 1st gen tacos are bomb!! they last forever and you can get parts anywhere
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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first gen is like 1995 right?
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Yes mam. Before that it was a pick up or Hilux. Hilux was the japanese name and Serf was the 4runner.
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Which year tacoma would you say is the most reliable? Im thinking of building up a Lt truck up and I know some of the newer tacomas have weaker frames
Well the 05+ Tacomas are gonna be more reliable as of right now because there new, but the olders ones are great too. It is just a matter of how much money you have to spend, im building up my 06 right now but would love to have an older one too because there smaller and built better for offroad.
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Which year tacoma would you say is the most reliable? Im thinking of building up a Lt truck up and I know some of the newer tacomas have weaker frames
Stop mental masterbaiting Happy Meals101...yer not building a LT truck. Get over it.


Tell you what, give me all yer money, we will take you out back and kick you in the nuts...then we will call it even.
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I will never forget the thread about navyseals101 thinking of saving HP by removing his AC and crafting himself an AC suit made of tinfoil, ductape and ice or someshit. Oh ya he wanted to use the AC vents to stash drugs in..

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Get a '98 T-100 4x4 if you want a solid assed frame. That's what I want.. just can't find a nice one.

Those trucks are fuckin sick!
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Well the 05+ Tacomas are gonna be more reliable as of right now because there new.
That's a hard and debatable comparison to make given the lack of time those trucks have been on the roads compared to the previous trucks.
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Stop mental masterbaiting Happy Meals101...yer not building a LT truck. Get over it.


Tell you what, give me all yer money, we will take you out back and kick you in the nuts...then we will call it even.
you're just jealous, he has an option and your stuck with your truck
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I will never forget the thread about navyseals101 thinking of saving HP by removing his AC and crafting himself an AC suit made of tinfoil, ductape and ice or someshit. Oh ya he wanted to use the AC vents to stash drugs in..

OH LOOK! HERE IT IS!
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good times good times
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That's a hard and debatable comparison to make given the lack of time those trucks have been on the roads compared to the previous trucks.
I totally agree, but I figure as of this moment like when you drive it off the lot its gonna be reliable.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:51 PM   #14
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Stop mental masterbaiting Happy Meals101...yer not building a LT truck. Get over it.


Tell you what, give me all yer money, we will take you out back and kick you in the nuts...then we will call it even.
well i already have long travel in the front on my 4x4 queer boy
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I will never forget the thread about navyseals101 thinking of saving HP by removing his AC and crafting himself an AC suit made of tinfoil, ductape and ice or someshit. Oh ya he wanted to use the AC vents to stash drugs in..

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its actually quite possible to have a thin walled tubing coil through a suit and you could use certain things to insulate it. Yes The ideas is totally plausible
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and the added weight from the suite and ice chest and whatever the hell else will be better than the idle resistance of the ac pulley and weight of the system
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its actually quite possible to have a thin walled tubing coil through a suit and you could use certain things to insulate it. Yes The ideas is totally plausible




Cracks me up everytime. I can just see someone walking out with a case of beer and a bag of ice, and navyvirgin101 walking out with 12 bags of ice to stock his AC chest every 40 mins.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:33 PM   #18
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^ Im sure the idea is still plausible, 12 bags of ice is unrealistic.

The volume of 1 bag of ice would most likely be sufficient to keep you suit cool for atleast 1 race.A pump pumping water through tubing Would weigh a hell of alot less than an AC unit, You might not get more Hp. As I originally may have stated
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and the added weight from the suite and ice chest and whatever the hell else will be better than the idle resistance of the ac pulley and weight of the system
having a fiew viens of tubing running through a suit with a small reservoir would yes.
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Anyone else have some opinions on which year is the best/most reliable? I've got a friend interested in a 2000 or older Tacoma. I drive a 2007 and can't really advise him on which year models he should focus his search on, and also if there are any model years that should be avoided. What makes your favorite year model your favorite?
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Im actually kind of curious myself. I have been thinking about an 03-04, but there is a thread in Performance about a throttle by wire problem, that is not covered under powertrain warranty. If thats the case, than the 02 would be the most reliable I assume?
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Yeah, so getting back to the subject, I've seen a`lot of 97's and 98's with upwards of 200,000 on the clock. Maybe they're the most reliable.
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i think there all reliable, every year has its quirks, but so does every truck.
theres no way to really know, just buy one, your gonna have to replace parts no matter what.
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^ thats bad advice simon... some years seem to be alot more prone to failure than others, all of this electronic integrated shit will cause problems....
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^ Im sure the idea is still plausible, 12 bags of ice is unrealistic.

The volume of 1 bag of ice would most likely be sufficient to keep you suit cool for atleast 1 race.A pump pumping water through tubing Would weigh a hell of alot less than an AC unit, You might not get more Hp. As I originally may have stated
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^ thats bad advice simon... some years seem to be alot more prone to failure than others, all of this electronic integrated shit will cause problems....
its not bad advice. every truck is different, if you already know the
magic answer for your question that you seem to be asking and answering yourself, im very happy for you.
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its not bad advice. every truck is different, if you already know the
magic answer for your question that you seem to be asking and answering yourself, im very happy for you.
I no that the newer trucks seem to be sacrificing reliability for comfort totally bro.. totally....
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I no that the newer trucks seem to be sacrificing reliability for comfort totally bro.. totally....
For the sake of newbie tech I'll hold my words, but you have no idea what you are talking about.
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^ Ok just keep thinking that your Power locks and power windows will outlast my trusty crank mechanism.

I know it must make you feel shity if you spent all that money on a new taco! when you could of gotten an old one
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Not flaming you, but we buy new taco's becasue we CAN. Our mom's are not regulating our purchasing/spending habits. Why do you think that people are doing SAS...it is not because they like the "old" roll up windows or no ac. They do it for the modern creature comforts of a newer vehicle and the solid axle.
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