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Old 02-26-2013, 08:40 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
 
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Hey y'all, the names Cameron and I'm an MP in the SOuth Carolina National Guard and I currently drive a 09 Tacoma. It's got a few mods done to it and a 3" lift. I was a member on tacoma world.com and I recently decided that I've had enough of a small size pick up and I need 4x4 all the time for hunting and it's getting annoying. I'm selling my truck before I go to afganistan and I'm planning on getting a duramax when I get home and wanted to start doing some research so I can buy the right used truck and decide what mods I want to do.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:44 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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What are you wanting to do with it? Performance? Towing? Offroad? Do you have a budget?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:59 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
 
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Well I'm probably looking for a 03 bodystyle with a short bed and crew cab or extended cab with a 6" lift and some performance like exhaust a chip and anything to help with mileage. My budget would probably be around 27-29000
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Well I'm probably looking for a 03 bodystyle with a short bed and crew cab or extended cab with a 6" lift and some performance like exhaust a chip and anything to help with mileage. My budget would probably be around 27-29000
okey dokey well tough country and zone make half decent lifts. Get ahold of Norcal Nick on here, he is the suspension guru if you want it done right.

Performance you're gonna want EFI Live. Don't bother with the canned tuners. They're sh!t. Get ahold of any of the vendors here and they'll hook you up with ATP tunes or Korys tunes.

As for the truck, find one that has already had the injectors replaced or get your checkbook ready because those models always have injector problems.

BTW your budget is waaaay more than enough for an 03. You could step up the model year for what you're willing to pay.

Oh and an exhaust is easy, MBRP and Diamond Eye are the popular and good kits. 4 inch will suffice but you get more rumble with a 5 inch. Something the vendors can all help with
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:13 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
 
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Thanks man I appreciate the help. And I just really like those bodystyles and any money I end up saving ill put into the duck hunting boat ha
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Thanks man I appreciate the help. And I just really like those bodystyles and any money I end up saving ill put into the duck hunting boat ha
If you want to stick with the OBS body style you probably want to find an LBZ engine. I think this package would give you the body style you want and not need to worry about the injector problems of the previous years.

2001- 2004 have LB7 engines
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:14 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:21 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:21 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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LBZ Or LMM if your budget is under $30k, your good to get some pretty nice rigs!

where are you located?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:25 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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LBZ is the way to go.
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