Im a new tacoma owner (would have posted in New Member forum, but i have actual questions!), and so far i love it!
Previously i owned a 1992 Toyota Pick-up 4x4, and had been after a 2nd gen tacoma for a while, and was finally able to snag one!
I bought a 2005 PreRunner TRD Off-Road with ~75k miles on it from a buddy who works at a stealership, but luckily was able to get an employee discount so i think i got a pretty good deal! I was on the fence about the 4wd, but only used 4x4 in my old truck a handful of times, so im hoping this will still work out for what i need it for.
Anyway, ive got some questions for you:
1) I really dislike the aftermarket wheels it came with - 20" shiny chrome wheels, they're just not my flavor. I have been looking at Pro-Comp Series 7032 black 16x8s and some BFG A/Ts to put on it, but the wheels are back-ordered until April
So my options are to wait....or....find/do something in the meantime. Ive been looking for used OEM wheels to paint black, but we are still talking ~$300 for the wheels, plus buying tires, plus mounting, etc.
Do you think i could paint the wheels i have on it? I attached a picture for your reference. I have no idea what brand they are, or how they would turn out if i painted them. Thoughts? Or does anyone know of other places besides 4wheelparts that might have the ProComps in stock?
2) It has the rear locker on it, but i honestly dont know when i should use this. Also, im assuming i cant accidently engage the locker when im driving down the road. I went to hit the fog light switch and accidently hit the rear locker instead one night. Im hoping this didnt actuate it or cause damage? So when should i use it?
3) I was messing with the bed rail tie-downs that slide, and one came out. Now i cant figure out how to get it back in. Is there a trick?
Thats all i can think of right now, but im sure i have more! I'd appreciate any help you can lend!
So stoked to be a part of the TW crew! Ive already found A LOT of useful info.