Hey, first off my name is Chris. I have owned a second gen double cab tacoma for a while. But I recently bought a first gen 1998 long travel tacoma.
Please be serious in this thread, and no trashing it. I just would like to learn more and be able to take better care of my truck.
I'm mainly looking for some tips on maintaining it and how often I should be doing maintenance on it(along with what I should be doing to keep it in check and in best running condition, and if you are going to say something along the lines of "keep this oiled" or "replace this every month" or stuff like that then what oils do you recommend and what parts should I replace....basically I'm trying to say please be specific as what to do. That would be awesome)
I'm also looking for tips on what you guys think I should upgrade on it or add to it(could be anything, as far as better brakes, adding bike mounts, LED bar, engine upgrades, audio, decals, tires, anything)
I would just like to make sure I do everything I can to keep the truck running good and so that it doesn't start falling apart on me, because i know offroading does take its toll on trucks.
3.4L v6 rear wheel drive.
Fully caged, has a Total Chaos long travel kit with 8" stroke 2.5" sway-a-way coil overs eibach springs and fox bumpstops. Rear is total chaos hangers 12" shackles, deaver f67 springs, 18" triple bypass shocks.
30 gallon fuel safe. And all terrains in the front with mud terrains in the back.
Also has cold air intake and a throttle body spacer.
Also if there is anyone down in southern Cali that would like to show/teach someone a few things whether its about truck mechanics and vehicle upkeep, or tips on offroading and would maybe want a few other guys to offroad with them. Let me know. I would always love to learn more, and more people to offroad with is always great.
Thanks, hope to hear some good stuff from you guys.