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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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2011 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab Questions

I switched from a Accord Coupe to an '11 Taco about 1 month ago. I just had a couple of concerns about the truck on what is normal and not normal.

Is this common:
  • Engine Ticking noise
  • When you first start your car or at an intersection while on the brake the truck lunges
  • Suspension sag (truck appears to lean one way)
  • Can't see radio display while using Poloraized glasses
  • ~20MPG (v6)
  • Bug shield scratching hood (removed shield)
  • A lot of people staring at your truck
  • Tacoma owners park by each other
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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lol, all normal
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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Is this common:

Engine Ticking noise - Yes
When you first start your car or at an intersection while on the brake the truck lunges - Yes, caused by the a/c compressor
Suspension sag (truck appears to lean one way) - Yes, called "Taco Lean"
Can't see radio display while using Poloraized glasses - Yes
~20MPG (v6) - Yes, that's what I average (4x4 will be worse)
Bug shield scratching hood (removed shield) - Yes, but try a Weathertech bug deflector
A lot of people staring at your truck - Of course
Tacoma owners park by each other - Yes

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all normal noises and such with mine...
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Awesome. Thanks for the replies. Can't wait till customize.
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When you first start your car or at an intersection while on the brake the truck lunges - Yes, caused by the a/c compressor will do this in defrost mode as well.
Suspension sag (truck appears to lean one way) - Yes, called "Taco Lean" are you lifted? the stock taco should not sag on one side..


I elaborated on 2 things..
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When you first start your car or at an intersection while on the brake the truck lunges - Yes, caused by the a/c compressor will do this in defrost mode as well.

Yes, I believe the A/C was on when I noticed the lunge.

Suspension sag (truck appears to lean one way) - Yes, called "Taco Lean" are you lifted? the stock taco should not sag on one side..

I am running the stock Sport shock. I think I tilt slightly to the left. I noticed another Tacoma Offroad slightly tilted to the right. Something different I guess.

I elaborated on 2 things..
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You're getting ~20 mpg???? Consider yourself blessed :-)
Most I've gotten is 18.5 with mixed driving. Think we're still burning
winter gas here in CA though.
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