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Houston, Texas Newbie with my '98 T100!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by oriojasjr, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    oriojasjr

    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    A newbie to the site, but have been loving on Toyota for quite some time. The wife calls it an addiction; I call it.....ok, it's an addiction. :( We are on our 4th 4Runner, and my 2nd T-100. It's not my fault Toyota keeps improving the design, d@mmit! So I don't have a Tundra (yet), but most of you true enthusiast know that the "T" is the predecessor to the Trunda. While I'm convinced I will eventually have a Tundra, I'm going to try driving this T100 until the wheels fall off or the engine just completely dies (and yes, that IS what I told my wife for the 1st three 4Runners and the 1st T-100).

    All jokes aside, I love my Toyotas and am I a huge fan of little DIY mods. If I were mechanically inclined, I'm sure I'd spend quite a bit more time in the garage, but I am more about functionality of my little rigs, than about show. I do keep them clean, but I believe these trucks/SUVs were built to be used, driven, on AND off road. While I don't ever get out for mudding, I do get out. Hunting, fishing on one of my kayaks, mountain bike fun, and camping.

    I am working on updating my T-100 a bit, since it's my DD. I don't need it to look like a 2017 Tundra, but some creature comforts of the newer rides make for a nicer commute to the office, which just happens to be an hour each way.

    Looking forward to meeting some of the forum members, and hopefully picking up some useful mod ideas. And now, back to the garage...CHEERS!:burnrubber:
     
  2. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Sushi, and Teslas Staff Member

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    Welcome! We have a self-help group here. All 5k members are part of it :anonymous:
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    oriojasjr

    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    Sounds like I'm in great company then!

    "Hello, my name is Oscar...."

    Thanks for the welcome, @Sean266!
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

    ToyotaTundraMike Not A New Member

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    Lets see some pics!
     
  5. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    oriojasjr

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    When I first picked it up a year and a half ago....even my 70-year old father in law was giving me grief about that camper!!

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  6. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    oriojasjr

    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    This was earlier this year. I tried out the toolbox that I had on my first t-100. Then decided to ditch it- I wasn't liking the bulk any longer, so will eventually tack on a low-pro box, but not on the priority list. I've been riding with my Yakima roof rack, and will throw on the Thule X-Sportster when I'm carrying the kayaks.

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  7. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO, and nice T100!
     
  8. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

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    My '97 314+ miles 4wd timing belt 2x plugs 2x no leaks still ticking
     
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  9. Nov 20, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    oriojasjr

    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    Added those rims from a '14 Tacoma, and wrapped them in some BFG's.

    Recently updated the interior with some carbon fiber wrap over the center dash and door panel accessories, but not liking the wrap too much. I also modded a center console from a 2015 4Runner, as the factory T100 is pretty small, and was not much of an armrest, which I needed for my long drive to/from work. I intergrated a dual socket/USB connector and am brainstorming on other items to add. I've got an empty pocket where the original shifter goes, and am thinking about fabricating a pistol holster that would sit perfectly on there. (Firm supporter of the 2nd!).

    Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts on what else to add??

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  10. Nov 20, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    oriojasjr

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    Thanks, @zcarpenter92!

    @aramirez73, loving the T, sir! It's always good seeing more of these out there. Still running Rough Country lift? If so, any issues or complaints? I'm in the market for a lift at the moment, and wanted to stay under 6".
     
  11. Nov 20, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

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    No lift all stock but toytec makes one for it I'm thinking bout it
     
  12. Nov 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun heartless Bastrd

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    Welcome, I really like the T100, had 2 of 'em.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    oriojasjr

    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome, Warren!

    I actually gifted my first one with 260k miles to my father in law whe he needed a truck. I had 2 4Runners sitting in my driveway at that time, so felt compelled to hand the keys over. Fortunately, he still has "Big Red", so it's never too far away- ha! Six months after I gave it away, the withdrawals started, so HAD TO HUNT FOR ANOTHER! It took a good 4-6 months to find this white bueaty, and I've been cleaning it up since. It reeked of smoke, and was pretty dull inside and out, so it's a work in progress, but a journey I'm enjoying.
     
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  14. Nov 21, 2016 at 3:37 AM
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    Welcome from Obx
     
  15. Nov 21, 2016 at 5:38 AM
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    Welcome from Canada. That's a sweet ride you got there!
     
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    Welcome from CO. Nice"T". I always liked the T100's.
     
  17. Nov 21, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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    thumper7799

    thumper7799 Bad Girls Drive Bad Toys!

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    Welcome from San Antonio Texas.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2016 at 12:53 PM
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  19. Nov 21, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    SA, my hometown:cheers:, thanks for the welcome, Erika!

    Thanks, Brian, Matt, Ron, and @SR5TRDTUNDRA! Glad to be here and appreciate the warm welcome, all!
     
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Welcome from TN! You'll fit in just fine! LOL
     
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  21. Nov 21, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    oriojasjr

    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    Haha- thanks, Law! I'd have to agree, buddy.

    ......Now if I could ONLY get my hands on a nice white T-Force Tundra....:mudding:
     
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    thumper7799 Bad Girls Drive Bad Toys!

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    @oriojasjr Whereabouts in SA? I'm in the Stone Oak area
     
  23. Nov 21, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Ooh keep your eyes open and internet working, you just might get lucky!!
     
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  24. Nov 22, 2016 at 12:44 PM
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    oriojasjr

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    Sorry for the confusion, @thumper7799 - originally from SA, but haven't lived there since '99. I guess I can officially be called a Houstonian, at this point. Hahaha.
     
  25. Nov 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM
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    oriojasjr [OP] New Member

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    Man, if I could make that happen with my wife, I'd consider myself a fully accomplished man!! A 4Runner, a T-100, a Tundra.... Wow..., but what would SHE drive!?!? Hahaha
     
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    She could ride with you??? Just saying.... LOL
     
  27. Nov 22, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    @oriojasjr. Gotcha. I just moved back to San Antonio from Houston. I was living in Tomball for a couple of years. I have to say I'm glad to be back in SA. Houston was to much for me....ex-boyfriend and all :crapstorm:
     
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    Welcome from Colorful Colorado, Nice looking T100. It looks very well taken care of, these trucks are proven reliable....
     
  29. Nov 22, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    Hello from Texas! Choice T100! Nice!!
     
  30. Nov 23, 2016 at 3:26 PM
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    Erika, hoping things work out in SA for you!

    James, many thanks, sir! Colorado is where I hope to ultimately move my family- gorgeous state---Especially for the outdoorsmen!
    Definitely been doing some cleaning up on this T, and loving the sweat equity! And likewise, I like the MGM Tundra- it's the same color as my 4Runner: see below.

    Thanks, @DallasDigital! As mentioned above, nice MGM!

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