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2001 Toyota Tacoma


  • Mileage: 177500
  • VIN: 5TEWN72N91Z853298
  • Color: Red
  • Price: 12500
  • Location: Golden, CO

2001 Toyota Tacoma. This isn't a trailer queen. It's built to get you to the trail and back. It has scratches and a few dings (mostly from a light hail storm).

Mechanically: 10/10
Cosmetically: 7/10

Some details/mods include:
3.4L V6;
Manual Transmission (replaced original with a donor due to failing input shaft bearing by Groove Toyota; ~100,000 on donor);
177,XXX miles (timing belt replaced at 106k);
Marlin Crawler Heavy Duty Clutch;
Revolution 5.29 Gears installed by Master Tech at Groove Toyota;
Rear E-Locker;
Old Man Emu Lift (~2.5" - 3" throughout);
- 883 Coils in front;
- DX6L add a leafs with dakar springs in rear;
SPC Performance upper control arms;
315/75r16 Cooper STT Pro's (90% life) w/ steel 16" wheels ;
1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers;
Tubbed firewall and trimmed fenders;
Front bumper built by Adventure Offroad Fabrication in Littleton, CO;
Custom rear swing-out bumper w/ lighting, spare tire mount, CO2 tank mount, and rotopax mount;
Front Range Offroad frame reinforcement plates;
Custom IFS/Transmission skids;
The Retrofit Source Morimoto D2S projector headlights;
Bean LED bar & Rigid Dually ditch lights;
Uniden 520xl CB & Baofeng HAM radio;
Superwinch Tigershark 9.5 w/ synthetic line;
Other items not listed.

I also have a few additional items that can go with the rig (CO2 tank, hi-lift, rear seat platform) as well as spare trail parts (2 cv axles, MOOG ball joints, tie rods, etc.).

Two minor flaws:
- It has a Magnaflow muffler that rotted and recently broke off at the tail pipe. The muffler itself is still in tact, but the tail pipe is no longer there so it is a bit loud. I've just been waiting to find a used factory muffler to put on since. It passed emissions in June and is good to go for registration.

- Very minor seep from T-Case. I pulled the t-case this winter and replaced the input seal and gasket near the sticks. Seep still appears to be coming from the input seal. I check the oil level periodically and it's always full. Evidence of a leak can be found on the trans/tcase skid.