CREW Toyota Tacoma/4Runner/Land Cruiser/Tundra/FJ crew. Let's get a thread going

Boomchrono

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I've gone on some rough roads I can't go on in a car but they're still roads. Been to some scenic areas that are only truck accessable. Would love to take it out and do something cool one day.
 

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borazhasleftthebuilding

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in da forest
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guy wants $3k lol
 

Manthrax

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I've gone on some rough roads I can't go on in a car but they're still roads. Been to some scenic areas that are only truck accessable. Would love to take it out and do something cool one day.
250k on my '05 V6 SR5. Original everything. Been all over the country, been beat on off road pretty hard for a stock vehicle and not even a rattle.

The A/C has a slight leak. I just fill it up at the start of spring and even when fall/winter come it's still blowing ice cold.
 

Boomchrono

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250k on my '05 V6 SR5. Original everything. Been all over the country, been beat on off road pretty hard for a stock vehicle and not even a rattle.

The A/C has a slight leak. I just fill it up at the start of spring and even when fall/winter come it's still blowing ice cold.
Mine's a v8 4wd, 235k I think, same year as yours. It makes a popping noise pulling out of parking spots sometimes but I never hear it going down the road do that. I wonder if it's front most skid plate, it's a loud pop but it's not a "uh oh something's broken" pop. Kinda hard to describe kinda hard to tell where it's coming from. Other than that it's great, no fading on the interior or anything. Runs great. Keep it serviced right. Had to replace the alternator a month ago. Was really easy, just pulled the alternator through the bottom of the car. The guy in the video said it was an easy 1 hour job. Took me like 2 hours, but I don't normally do stuff like that so I'd say I did pretty good. The popping noise was around before I did this I never saw anything loose while I was under there.
 

jaunt

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Aug 7, 2006
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Posting for a friend, truck is currently in Oregon. I've personally maintained this truck for the past few years and it's in great shape. Many thousands spent using OE parts.

 
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CPTMULLET

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Posting for a friend, truck is currently in Oregon. I've personally maintained this truck for the past few years and it's in great shape. Many thousands spent using OE parts.

damn, I shoulda bought one of these 10 years ago :wtc:
 
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ObeyTheNoodle

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Posting for a friend, truck is currently in Oregon. I've personally maintained this truck for the past few years and it's in great shape. Many thousands spent using OE parts.


Love that color. Looks great!
 

americanwit

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I have a ton of Snap-on from days as a tech and will say 100% not worth the cost for the DIY crowd - but this test is FUCKING RETARDED with "back drag" and pressure to switch direction??? seriously???

If you care Snap-on is USA made but if you are working professionally the biggest advantage is the strength and warranty service that comes to you. I never understood why anyone would buy this shit for strictly home use, but debating their superior design and construction just tells me you haven't used any Snap-on/Mac level tools.
 
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CPTMULLET

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GearWrench is the winner regardless of price point. SATA has a great cheap wrench. Snap On and Mac ain't worth it.

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Gearwrench warranty is kinda a PITA, Tekton ratchets are not quite as nice, but the warranty is super easy to use FWIW
Icon for things you're just gonna abuse is also nice EG these ratcheting breaker bars :mamoru:
 
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ObeyTheNoodle

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TLDW:
GearWrench is the winner regardless of price point. SATA has a great cheap wrench. Snap On and Mac ain't worth it.

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Last year I picked up a few SK pivoting head socket wrenches because I've been using the same set of Craftsman that I got back when I was a teenager and wanted to treat myself. They are super nice, the chrome plating is probably the best I've ever seen, and the ratcheting is smooth and precise. Later that year I picked up a set of the GearWrench 90t pivoting head socket wrenches and agree that they are probably the best bang for the buck out there. The ratcheting/teeth on this are even smoother than the SK...
 

anomaly

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Oct 12, 2000
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Gearwrench warranty is kinda a PITA, Tekton ratchets are not quite as nice, but the warranty is super easy to use FWIW
Icon for things you're just gonna abuse is also nice EG these ratcheting breaker bars :mamoru:
You can buy 3 of the SATA's for one HF ICON. That is what you should be abusing.
 

Accords 4U2 NV

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Honey.. I shrunk the truck!
 

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sp00n155

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I have a ton of Snap-on from days as a tech and will say 100% not worth the cost for the DIY crowd - but this test is FUCKING RETARDED with "back drag" and pressure to switch direction??? seriously???

If you care Snap-on is USA made but if you are working professionally the biggest advantage is the strength and warranty service that comes to you. I never understood why anyone would buy this shit for strictly home use, but debating their superior design and construction just tells me you haven't used any Snap-on/Mac level tools.
I'm not saying this is the norm but I broke my snap on 3/8" ratchet and my Mac ratchet, now that I've moved to the middle of nowhere I have no homies that get the truck to come to them so I'm just sitting here with two broken tools. Meanwhile my shit ass Pittsburgh ratchets with 3x more use on it are still plugging along fine. As a former pro turned hobbist it's really a horse's ass to get tools exchanged from mac and snap on, plus the eye watering price difference. I'll never buy anything from them again besides snap on screwdrivers, those are worth it.
 
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