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I've always been a huge fan of Toyota 4x4's because of their rugged dependability and off road capability. The 2001-2004 Tacoma's are considered to be some of the most dependable pickup trucks ever made. Which is one of the reasons I bought one. You hear stories of these things doing 300,000+ miles and not having any real issues. That's why these trucks hold their value so well. Which was why I had to get this one when I saw it. When I first bought this truck, it was in pretty rough shape. I bought it from a young kid for way less than what these trucks are worth simply because he had given it hell for the last 2 years and it showed. The kids dad bought it new from the Toyota dealership in 2004 and daily drove it while pretty much babying it. Was never taken off-road or beat in any way. He did regular maintainance pretty much right up until around 2015 when he gave it to his son, who beat it almost to death. When I got it all 4 shocks were shot, the tie rods were deadly and both front wheel bearings were seized. I replaced and fixed all these things also with the edition of putting 2016 4Runner wheels on it (which I did not like, but had laying around).
Eventually I decided I wanted to turn this thing into something I could daily drive if needed, and take out on the trails on the weekends. This is when I bought the Old man emu nitrocharger 3in kit. After that, I bought the Toyo R/T 32" tires and mounted them on 17in Method 305 NV's
and the rest is to be continued...
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