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Old 12-21-2009, 02:48 AM
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In 2005 bought a brand new Tacoma with all the bells and whistles. My first pick-up (I'm 61) and used it to move to NC. But after move sold it because it was too big! Not a great turning radius and parking was a bitch.

2003 Ranger is smaller and fits me MUCH better! But good luck with your new ride!
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:41 AM
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thats so going in my sig lol
how do you put it is you sig
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:30 AM
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Very nice Christian...I knew it would happen eventually. But stick around, maybe you can be the lucky one next snow trip to pull everyone out!
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:46 AM
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Very nice Christian...I knew it would happen eventually. But stick around, maybe you can be the lucky one next snow trip to pull everyone out!
Thanks. Maybe I'll get pulled out by a Ranger. Who knows. After a break in I wanna go wheeling.
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A 2wd will go most anywhere a 4x4 will go as long as the ground is flat and dry. And as far as a 2wd rock crawling, well, that ain't rock crawling.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:06 AM
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i pulled out a Dodge Ram Ex. Cab 1500 day before yesterday, i was stoked!
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:36 AM
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The only reason you hate Imports is cuz your Dad told you to.
i actually have a very poor relationship with my father and havent talked to him in several years. and the rest of my family drives imports. except my uncle who has a chevy. hell my mom has a honda. i do what i feel based on my own opinion not what im told to think. i do know that american companies like ford still out source but id still rather buy from an american ran company then something else. and your right you have the ability to choose what you want to buy and i am not opposed to that in any way.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:40 PM
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I like your truck. Hopefully it treats you well. Has Toyota fixed the frame rot problem on the Tacos or not?

I too, respect almost all manufactures, short of a couple. But I probably will not buy a "foreign" for long time, maybe never again unless I find a super good deal on some beater. In my opinion, domestics and imports are all pretty much equal with a few exceptions on each side. If you take care of the vehicle and maintain it, it will last. Just when it does break down, it will cost more to repair the foreign car vs. the domestic. I had a Subaru for about a year and a half and I always usually had to have parts ordered from the parts stores, and they were generally more expensive than a similar domestic part for the most part. Hence this is the reason that I will most likely not own another foreign car.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:44 PM
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Oh and be careful with the ATV loaded back there...don't want to have to duct tape another window...haha
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:23 PM
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Ever since then I have been using 4 straps instead of 2 so it doesn't move much. The Taco is going to be tricky since the attachment points are on that rail system.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:18 PM
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For the rear straps could you hook down to the tailgate latches or maybe go down to near frame somewhere?
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:34 PM
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Well it has D rings at the back of bed floor.


I would have to use that strap down point on the rail for the front.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:45 PM
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ah got it...that kind sucks that they wouldn't have something a little stronger up front for a tie down.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:53 PM
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Tell me about it. I have to add some D rings up front. The rail system should be fine though. It can handle 220lbs of pull.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:45 PM
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Some final stats on my Ranger:
January 1 2009 - December 19 2009

Total gallons of gas used 824.3
Total gas cost $1786.72
Total miles driven 12,478
Total for repairs(parts and labor) not including maintenance $868.99

Total for all $2655.71
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:16 PM
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