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    ... and if we just ... OT: But I finally acquired my Tacoma!

    I got it down in denver with 86,000 on it. it drives so nice too. here are some pics
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    should have got a Ford - the 4.6 liter motor gets just as good gas mileage and you can carry a whole lot more, just givin ya some sh**, to each his own, enjoy the truck - frankly i don't know how anyone can live without a truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia
    should have got a Ford - the 4.6 liter motor gets just as good gas mileage and you can carry a whole lot more, just givin ya some sh**, to each his own, enjoy the truck - frankly i don't know how anyone can live without a truck
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    Looks real clean

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    I got it down in denver with 86,000 on it. it drives so nice too. here are some pics
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    [QUOTE= - frankly i don't know how anyone can live without a truck[/QUOTE]

    It's easy mate you use a trailer behind a car. I think these 4WD/4x4's/recreational vehicles/ trucks whatever the hell you wanna call them are a blight on our roads. They are not as safe as conventional vehicles. They appeal to women and smaller men as they place you at a higher elevation than other road users. I just love comming up next to one of these at a give way (not). They offer 0 visability and so you have to wait for them to make their nervous way through before you can go

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    You're gonna make me cry! I just sold mine and I miss it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    I got it down in denver with 86,000 on it. it drives so nice too. here are some pics

    Nice! I got one, too - a 2000 extended cab in silver. I put a $20 fork mount on it for my bike, works beautifully! No pics at this time, unfortunately. I like that dark green, BTW...

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    You may well require one, but...

    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!

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    the TuRD package

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    Some people don't live that close to the trailhead. Closest one to me is 15 miles away, then 20, and then 40. Don't think I'll be riding there.

    Give the guy a break, who wouldn't wanna show off a machine that sweet?

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    I love my toyota! I have a 91' 4 x 4, had it for a couple years now. Hardly any problems, and the problems I have had have been quite minor(especially considering the thing is 13 years old!0. You won't be dissappointed.

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    everything about the truck is sweet...however .....

    there is a everpresent slight clunk going from 1st to 2nd gear...is this normal for a standard? am i freaking out or is this something to be looked into....it doesnt like shake the whole truck but it is audible and it makes a very slight clunk thru the seats....
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    Reply clunk...

    Maybe,
    check out the rear u joint.
    lift the rear axle underneath, if it moves it might be time for a new one...

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    My 91 is a little finiky when shifting between some gears, especially when it's cold. If I force it the thing kinda clunks, I wouldn't be too worried. A drivetrain with 86k on it isn;t going to be tight as new. My dad's Firebird clunks sometimes, it's the rear U Joint, so look at that like the other poster said. But then again a 300+ horsepower V8 puts a little for stress on stuff than a toyota motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    My 91 is a little finiky when shifting between some gears, especially when it's cold. If I force it the thing kinda clunks, I wouldn't be too worried. A drivetrain with 86k on it isn;t going to be tight as new. My dad's Firebird clunks sometimes, it's the rear U Joint, so look at that like the other poster said. But then again a 300+ horsepower V8 puts a little for stress on stuff than a toyota motor.
    My 91' is exactly the same! When its cold out, before the truck warms up, the thing is a bit difficult to shift, and it does make that clunk sound. Once you get it goin' it smooths out.

    Glad to know that my problem is semi-common at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    Wrong. Getting a new car is exciting. Cars are f-ing cool. Since they are necessary to us non-enlightened people who actually have a job that we have to drive to (and don't live withing riding distance of the trailhead), many of us are happy when we acquire a new one, especially if it is in some ways better than our previous one. If you feel "bothered" by this thread why don't you go "ride out to the trailhead" and just STFU.
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    Relax...

    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    ....jeez-us!!! What are you some sort of bicycle Nazi?
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    Congrats on the new truck. My family sort of believes in Toyotas. My dad has a tacoma, my mom has a new V8 4 Runner (both used for business constantly full of product so no SUV smashing please). My brother has a tacoma, my sister has a 4 Runner and I have a tacoma. I had a Chevy before this one and all I can say is that I never intend to own anything besides a toyota from here on out.

    Just in case you were wondering tacoma's make great bike racks. Here is mine at a trailhead at Pisgah. BTW, that's my brothers white one in the background.


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    I guess you have an excuse for being so stupid...

    ...since you were still sucking your thumb when Americans were shooting each other for cutting in line to buy gasoline. But anybody who has a memory of those days and still thinks huge powerful vehicles are cool are stupid/arrogant/selfish. And finding that sentiment on a forum that's dedicated to bicycles -- the answer to America's problems -- is really depressing and sad. So much for looking to the younger generation, they seem even dumber than we were, and much less inclined to be riled up about the state of things, which ain't good at all.
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    "...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!"


    Hey, anybody know this guy? I mean, I volunteer for cycling lobby groups and am involved in the biodiesel community, and even we don't have people spouting this crap. Bad day buddy?

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    Oh, I think

    things might change a bit this summer, now that the OPECkers have cut 1M barrels a day from production. FWIW, I still recall that time and ever since have had small cars and small engines. The 'Excursion' crowd is in for an education.

    I share the concern that there's a lack of concern. Everything we do is based on "growth"; too bad the planet is finite. I wonder what type of a major disaster it will take to bring us to our senses?

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    I do not think so....

    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    If I were to ride my 40+ lb DH rig the 120KM (75 miles)to Whistler and back I would be too damn tired to hit the trails up there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...since you were still sucking your thumb when Americans were shooting each other for cutting in line to buy gasoline. But anybody who has a memory of those days and still thinks huge powerful vehicles are cool are stupid/arrogant/selfish. And finding that sentiment on a forum that's dedicated to bicycles -- the answer to America's problems -- is really depressing and sad. So much for looking to the younger generation, they seem even dumber than we were, and much less inclined to be riled up about the state of things, which ain't good at all.
    If you're not pissed, you're not paying attention.
    One word, my friend: Therapy... Perhaps trying to find the real source of all your withheld anger would serve you better then going around this forum calling people stupid and arrogant. Or maybe that's what you do in order to feel smart? Either way, you should try to chill and be less hostile. Maybe a nice relaxing drive through the countryside in a Ford Excursion. Might do you some good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...since you were still sucking your thumb when Americans were shooting each other for cutting in line to buy gasoline. But anybody who has a memory of those days and still thinks huge powerful vehicles are cool are stupid/arrogant/selfish. And finding that sentiment on a forum that's dedicated to bicycles -- the answer to America's problems -- is really depressing and sad. So much for looking to the younger generation, they seem even dumber than we were, and much less inclined to be riled up about the state of things, which ain't good at all.
    If you're not pissed, you're not paying attention.
    A Tacoma is in no way a huge powerful vehicle.

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    Thank you

    Finally someone else with his brain still connected. Personally I'm rooting for gasoline to hit $8 a gallon. You mean a major disaster OTHER than George Bush?

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    Bush says Chill

    In fact, he's counting on the Amerikan Sheople to "chill" because if enough people actually start thinking for themselves instead of letting fox news and car commercials tell them what to do and think, then he's going down big time. Luckily for him, most folks these days are too occupied with feeding their egos and playing with their new toys to step back and see what's really going down.
    Do a goggle search for "peak oil" and educate yourself, and you might understand why I rail against infernal combustion. When the last human on earth is dead, and the wildlife along with us, it will be a direct result of our addiction to fossil fuels. If we're still around in a century, which is looking increasingly doubtful, the name George Bush will be spoken in the same breath as Hitler and Stalin, only the damage Bush and his policies are doing will make the other two's atrocities seem pretty mild, as they only killed people, not the entire planet.
    I don't need therapy, you betcha I'm angry, and I express it freely. If you're not angry, it's because you are ill-informed.

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    Ignore the hater, Taco's are sweet trucks and very enviromentally concious as far as trucks go. The engine used I believe is a LEV engine. Why doesn't anyone hate V12 BMW and Mercedes sedans? Or Camaros with a dinosaur 5.7l couldn't pass LEV if its life depended on it? Or better yet, the Dodge 360 thats so antiquated it doesn't even have a knock sensor? Those all must be very clean burning and fuel efficient since they are used in cars and not trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    snip major pap
    ...and people wonder why the People's Republic of Boulder gets a bad rap as being a haven of loonies.

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    Sorry BulC for......

    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    In fact, he's counting on the Amerikan Sheople to "chill" because if enough people actually start thinking for themselves instead of letting fox news and car commercials tell them what to do and think, then he's going down big time. Luckily for him, most folks these days are too occupied with feeding their egos and playing with their new toys to step back and see what's really going down.
    Do a goggle search for "peak oil" and educate yourself, and you might understand why I rail against infernal combustion. When the last human on earth is dead, and the wildlife along with us, it will be a direct result of our addiction to fossil fuels. If we're still around in a century, which is looking increasingly doubtful, the name George Bush will be spoken in the same breath as Hitler and Stalin, only the damage Bush and his policies are doing will make the other two's atrocities seem pretty mild, as they only killed people, not the entire planet.
    I don't need therapy, you betcha I'm angry, and I express it freely. If you're not angry, it's because you are ill-informed.
    for getting such a poorly designed vehicle that will intoxicate your precious air so severely. The huge 3.4 liter will surely destroy anything it comes in contact with. I will have to make sure i dont drive with in an area code of you so you dont have to hear the beastly rumble and breath the ruined air. MORON! Get a grip! Instead of using electricity reading this why dont you go "Ride to a damned Trail head!", or wait your knobby tires might inflict to much damage to the soil. I guess that one is out for you bud. Sounds like the only thing you think is acceptable is walking or carrying a bike to be a good environmentalist.

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    Congrats

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    I wanna make my 91 shoot fire out of the exhaust!

    Hehehe

    That little 3.0L V6 will whine then PRPPRRPRPRRRRRRRRR out of the exhaust, I will be a pimp.

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    Yeah, congrats. Those are sweet trucks. I looked very seriously at one before going with a jeep. I don't know where this guy gets off lumping modestly equipped and sized V-6 vehicles that are INSANELY useful in with soccer mom piloted V-8 and up behemoths...

    BulC- This being a mountain biking forum, some of us LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS. I needed 4wd to get to work at least once a week during the winter. My 4.0 litre V-6 SUV gets 24 mpg, exactly 2 mpg less than my 4 cylinder volvo used to, and one mpg less than my 5 cylinder volvo did. Not that its on the level with a compact car, but I also spent the winter pulling compact cars out of ditches and giving my friends who had 2wd rides to work on otherwise impassable roads. How about occasionally visiting this planet earth you so fervently defend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    Lighten up, Francis...

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    To quote Zonic Man,

    "This thread rules"


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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    Better save it bulC. Most people, including just about everybody on this forum, just don't get it. The most powerful propoganda machine, which we call advertising, has pretty much brainwashed everybody into NOT caring about things we really should care about. Thats because the things we really should care about, like conserving fuel, just aren't money-makers. Most people here will tell you that its their god given American right to drive anything they want no matter how much fuel it guzzles. Trying to nudge people over to the conservation side usually leads to people that drive gas guzzlers getting all defensive about it, like you are seeing here on mtbr.com. They argue that they need an SUV to haul all of their toys around. Typical selfish behavior that will not be stopped by somebody posting messages about peak oil on a message forum, god knows I've tried it. The only thing that will stop it is if gas goes to $5 a gallon. And don't worry, its only a matter of time. A lot of people are going to be stuck with their gas guzzlers when that happens. Don't say we didn't warn them. Anybody who was driving age in the early 70's knows what that was like.

    Ya see, this peak oil problem you mentioned is such a giant problem, most people figure they can't do anything about it, so they just continue their life of consumption without a second thought. Its their kids who will suffer the consequences. Who cares though, we'll be dead and gone, right?

    The funny thing is people must not really be thinking. Oil is not renewable, but from most peoples attitudes, they must think we've got hundreds of years of oil left. WRONG!! We can look forward to many more wars just to preserve our selfish American lifestyle. How many people will have to die just so joe mountain biker can live in his big natural gas and electricity wasting home and drive his SUV around packed with bikes, kayaks, and the rest of his toys?

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    Great truck

    .We've put a combined 800k on 3 Toyotas without a major repair bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajoc_prez
    Better save it bulC. Most people, including just about everybody on this forum, just don't get it. The most powerful propoganda machine, which we call advertising, has pretty much brainwashed everybody into NOT caring about things we really should care about. Thats because the things we really should care about, like conserving fuel, just aren't money-makers. Most people here will tell you that its their god given American right to drive anything they want no matter how much fuel it guzzles. Trying to nudge people over to the conservation side usually leads to people that drive gas guzzlers getting all defensive about it, like you are seeing here on mtbr.com. They argue that they need an SUV to haul all of their toys around. Typical selfish behavior that will not be stopped by somebody posting messages about peak oil on a message forum, god knows I've tried it. The only thing that will stop it is if gas goes to $5 a gallon. And don't worry, its only a matter of time. A lot of people are going to be stuck with their gas guzzlers when that happens. Don't say we didn't warn them. Anybody who was driving age in the early 70's knows what that was like.

    Ya see, this peak oil problem you mentioned is such a giant problem, most people figure they can't do anything about it, so they just continue their life of consumption without a second thought. Its their kids who will suffer the consequences. Who cares though, we'll be dead and gone, right?

    The funny thing is people must not really be thinking. Oil is not renewable, but from most peoples attitudes, they must think we've got hundreds of years of oil left. WRONG!! We can look forward to many more wars just to preserve our selfish American lifestyle. How many people will have to die just so joe mountain biker can live in his big natural gas and electricity wasting home and drive his SUV around packed with bikes, kayaks, and the rest of his toys?
    I think you just don't get it, give me a break. This thread is about TOYOTAS. Since when are Toyotas considered gas guzzling behemouths? Nobody in this thread has said anything about guzzling as much gas as they want. The main reason I even went with a Toyota was its high gas milage! Come on man, get a grip with reality. How do you get around, go to work, go to the store blah blah? Maybe you live in the middle of everything, I don't. By owning a Toyota I think that we all are getting by and doing the best we can for the enivironment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    I think you just don't get it, give me a break. This thread is about TOYOTAS. Since when are Toyotas considered gas guzzling behemouths? Nobody in this thread has said anything about guzzling as much gas as they want. The main reason I even went with a Toyota was its high gas milage! Come on man, get a grip with reality. How do you get around, go to work, go to the store blah blah? Maybe you live in the middle of everything, I don't. By owning a Toyota I think that we all are getting by and doing the best we can for the enivironment.
    I realize its about Toyotas. My response was more about the attitudes most people have about this topic. As you can see, many people get defensive when its even brought up. It is a major case of denial and apathy. Most people just don't give a $hit about fuel conservation, and they won't, until gas gets so expensive that they'll have too. Too keep fuel at these cheap prices, the US government really has to throw its weight around, as you are seeing now with all of our military involvment in the middle east. Gee, was Iraq as big of a threat as North Korea? Heck no, but Iraq (and that whole region) has oil and North Korea doesn't. People just don't seem to get it that our economy is driven by oil, and as a country we have none. Supply here in the US peaked back in the 70's, so we have to get it from other countries and we do what we gotta do to keep it cheap for everybody commuting from the suburbs to the city in their gas guzzling vehicles, and to keep it cheap for all the trucks hauling chinese goods to Wal Marts plastered all across the country.

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    Sweet truck man... I've got a 96 4Runner - I've envious of your locker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    ...acquiring an Arab gas burning, air-fouling infernal combustion anything certainly isn't cause to celebrate, brag, or bother those of us who see their evil for what it is and would rather hear about your bicycles.
    If you can't do without infernal combustion, ok I can accept that given how screwed up this country is, but hey, it's just a tool, a product, no different than hemorrhoid medication or nose-hair clippers. You need it, you got it, now shut up and do some penance for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.
    Ride to the Damn Trailhead!
    Amen

    God exists in the minds of those that believe,
    for the rest of us earth bound mortals, maybe this is as good as it gets.

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    Hey McGRP01, Look at your question on post #18, then look at this ^ guy's username. Heehee...

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