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The Chicken Truck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stupidchicken03, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:41 AM
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    stupidchicken03

    stupidchicken03 [OP] Team Moist

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    Well finally made it into my own Toyota.

    I come from the land of boxer motors.

    I owned two VW Bugs before I was old enough to drive (73 then a 69). Learned the basic wrenching skills on those. I learned how to drive a manual trans between those and my dads 86 Toyo pickup. Drove the 69 all through high school and into college.

    When I started looking for a new car, I was originally looking at Tacomas, but even then the Taco Tax was real. My friend introduced me to the Subaru WRX. Still had AWD as I would go to Tahoe frequently (we live here in Northern CA just outside Sacramento) and would just throw a rack on for my snowboard.

    After owning the Bug for 6.5 years, I sold it and bought a 2002 WRX. Loved that car and did a ton to it. After owning it for just over 7 years I sold it and bought an utterly clean 2005 STi. Did even more to the STi (full motor build, large turbo, injectors, E85 tune etc etc) and rarely drove it lol.

    The STi was my fun weekend car as I had a 99 Honda Civic 5sp as my daily driver - I have/had a 60 mile round trip commute to work (pre covid times as I get to WFH now). After owning the civic for about 2 years, I sold it and bought my first brand new car, a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek as a new daily.

    I cant leave anything alone... I had wanted a Crosstrek for many years and already had a pile of parts waiting in the garage when I ordered the Trek.


    Back to the STi, after owning it for almost 7 years I had only put about 28,000 miles on it as it was my fun weekend car I decided it wasnt worth it to sit around colleting dust and paying insurance on it. So I sold it last March.

    Now to the Toyota! Unfortunately my grandfather just recently passed away, my final grandparent. He was the original owner of this very clean 2002 SR5 AC 4x4 Tundra. It is a few hundred miles shy of 78,000 miles and was garage kept 95% of its life thus far.

    I already have some plans for it, because I cant leave any car un-modded haha.

    Maintenance is the first priority.
    -timing belt/water pump
    -engine coolant flush
    -lube propeller shaft/drive shaft
    -transfer case fluid
    -front/rear diff fluid

    Planned mods as of right now
    -some window tint
    -remove OEM step/running boards outside
    -replace head unit with a bluetooth unit
    -needs new tires, but want to get some rims and slightly larger tires.
    -light/mild lift to fit slightly larger tires (looking at Dobinson 2 inch). Will search for recommendations

    I dont plan on using this as a wild off-road rig, maybe years in the future.. Fun fact, this is actually the first automatic transmission ive owned, other than my wifes cars.

    Ill start a build journal to document everything ive been doing. I do this with almost every car I own. Mainly to help me keep track of what/how I did something, but I can help others along the way too lol.

    EDIT: Link to build journal - https://www.tundras.com/threads/chickens-truck.81575/

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    Current Trek
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    STi right before I sold it
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    Summer setup
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    Winter setup
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    WRX
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    Feel free to ask me anything! Looking forward to learning from the boards.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:47 AM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly R.I.P KB!! Lakers Nation 4Life

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    Welcome from SoCal sir :hattip:
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:42 PM
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    stupidchicken03

    stupidchicken03 [OP] Team Moist

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    In the SAC of CA
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    What part?
    My wife grew up in Riverside and her parents are still there (up the hill from UCR). Her aunt/uncle live in Studio City and we're there at least once every couple years.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:46 PM
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    FlyingWolfe

    FlyingWolfe Wolfie

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    Welcome from Maine.
    I'll be honest, I have chickens (My husband calls me the Chicken Tender) and expected to see a photo of a Tundra with chickens in it and feathers flying everywhere. Disappointed :rofl:
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:48 PM
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    stupidchicken03

    stupidchicken03 [OP] Team Moist

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    Sorry to disappoint! hahahha

    It was my very first email account in grade school. Kinda just used it on almost any forum ive been a part of since 07 :bananadance:
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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    Welcome from NY.
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    MatthewPTguy

    MatthewPTguy Not a new member

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    Eugene, Oregon
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    Borla dual cat back exhaust system, K&N replacement air filter, Headlight Revolution 40" Stealth LED light bar, Headlight Revolution LED fog light replacement bulbs, Line X bed liner, de-badge
    Welcome from Oregon
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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    Bakershack

    Bakershack Critical of Noncritical Thinkers

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    Spanish Fort, AL
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    2020 Silver Sky Metallic Tundra 1794 Edition
    Welcome from LA (Lower Alabama)!
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly R.I.P KB!! Lakers Nation 4Life

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    i live out in the IE area also :hattip: lots of members out this way always trying to romp around in the dirt :thumbsup: let us know when come out here :fistbump:
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    JMB

    JMB Not new, just a little old.

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    5100s all around, 295-70-18 Defenders, 1.25 Spidertrax spacers, BD reverse lights, de-badged, interior LEDs, footwell LEDs, reverse LEDs, ARE cap, front receiver hitch for cooler holder, cooler holder/rod rack, backup camera, Kenwood HU, Westin nerf bars, Husky floor liners, folding rear seats, remote battery posts, plastidip grill chrome, Powder coat bumpers.
    Welcome from VA.
    Same here with my 2013, first automatic that I've owned. My first car was a 70 something Fiat 131. Even my 4wd isuzu troopers were manual. It took my left foot about a year to figure out it didn't have a job anymore.
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:45 PM
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    stupidchicken03

    stupidchicken03 [OP] Team Moist

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    In the SAC of CA
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    I had actually planned on buying a new car mid/late 2020 as a new DD that would be an auto. The 33 ish mile commute one way could take as much as 1.5 hrs on a really bad day. But since covid and working from home... didnt see any point in buying a commute car when my new commute is walking down the hallway :rockband:
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    YardBird

    YardBird Native San Diegan

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  14. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    stupidchicken03

    stupidchicken03 [OP] Team Moist

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    In the SAC of CA
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    My wife used to live in Carslbad for a couple years while in grad school. We both love it down there.
     
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  15. Jan 13, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    YardBird

    YardBird Native San Diegan

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    Carlsbad is a fantastic part of San Diego. Many a time I wished I lived there.
     
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  16. Jan 13, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    JMB

    JMB Not new, just a little old.

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    5100s all around, 295-70-18 Defenders, 1.25 Spidertrax spacers, BD reverse lights, de-badged, interior LEDs, footwell LEDs, reverse LEDs, ARE cap, front receiver hitch for cooler holder, cooler holder/rod rack, backup camera, Kenwood HU, Westin nerf bars, Husky floor liners, folding rear seats, remote battery posts, plastidip grill chrome, Powder coat bumpers.
    I had a commute like that in the 80s and 90s. It could be a pain with the manual.
    Your current commute is easy, I have to walk down stairs to get to work.
     
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  17. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:19 PM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 Super Secret Elite Member #9

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    Welcome from Ohio
     
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  18. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    bleach

    bleach Resident WISEGUY

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    Welcome from an ex SoCalifornian!
     
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  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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    I_Am_Thee_Walrus

    I_Am_Thee_Walrus New Member

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    That crosstrek looks sweet!
     
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  20. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:47 PM
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    NWPirate

    NWPirate New Pirate

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    Welcome from WA!
    Sorry about your gramps, that's tough.
    Wait till @Professional Hand Model lays his eyes on this cherry 1st Gen. Can't wait to see more of this truck.
     
  21. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:57 PM
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    TundraBike&SkiGuy

    TundraBike&SkiGuy So I got that goin' for me

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    RIP to your Gramps!
    Looking forward to seeing the upgrades and your cross trek is sharp.
     
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  22. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    jalam321

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    Welcome! Nice looking Subies! I'm a Subaru fan also. I had a 07 WRX wagon that was modded. I loved that car, regret selling it. I also had a Forester XT, upgraded sti turbo, intercooler etc.

    Nice looking Tundra also. Looks almost new!
     
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  23. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:25 PM
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    FundraTRD

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    Thanks for sharing your life story and showing pics of your past girlfriends. Welcome from Seattle! trucks looks great
     
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  24. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:04 AM
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    Rgross2112

    Rgross2112 New Member

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania
     
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  25. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:17 AM
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    Haggis777

    Haggis777 Luke 12:15

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    LEDs interior & exterior, stubby antenna, Bak-Flip cover, 285's, AGM battery, block heater, Pine tree air freshener
    I also came into the thread hoping for more focus and dialogue on poultry, preferably pullets/hens, care of, love for, etc.
    Still hopeful....
    IMG_20210114_071659.jpg
    And very sorry for the loss of your grandpa.:(
     
  26. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:48 AM
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    Boerseun

    Boerseun Super White

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    Welcome from Florida! That is a very clean truck. My 2018 already have more miles than that!
    Sorry to hear about your grandfather, but good to see that you can have his truck to build good memories and keep him close.
     
  27. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:12 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    Welcome from Wyoming.

    Had a WRX myself for a couple years. Still miss it sometimes, but such is life. Also, hands down the manliest looking Crosstrek I've ever seen! :rofl:
     
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  28. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:29 AM
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    4WDWalrus

    4WDWalrus New Member

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    Welcome! Nice truck, very clean.

    I also have a WRX and still have it.

    I like your 05 STi, those are becoming collector’s.
     
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  29. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    RainMan_PNW

    RainMan_PNW 246 toothpicks...

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    Check the build link in my signature.
    Welcome from the wet side of WA.
    That's a beautiful Gen 1 truck!
     
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  30. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:22 AM
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    Safar85

    Safar85 New Member

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    I live in Corona and have a place up in Big Bear, some good trails up there, I'll keep an eye out for your truck!
     

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