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05 w/ 160k miles. Want to make sure it lasts.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gnomesteel, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Dec 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM
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    gnomesteel

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    Hey all, I have a 2005 V6 Prerunner 6-speed manual that's going in for a new clutch, driveshaft support bearing, and u-joints tomorrow. All stuff that I probably couldn't tackle in my garage. However, I'm thinking about upgrading the rotors/pads on my own soon. Looking at the EBC kits.

    Truck runs pretty well, but is there anything else(beyond the obvious spark plugs, etc) that I should consider replacing at this mileage? I've kept up with the maintenance manual pretty well over the years, but I really want this guy to last another 100k. Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2015 at 2:23 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    -Replace belts and pulley's
    -drain and fill diffs with new oil
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    -New wheel bearings front and back
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  3. Dec 13, 2015 at 10:30 PM
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    Agree except pulleys, wheel bearings, and ball joints. Doing stuff like wheel bearings and ball joints as preventative maintenance is a bit ridiculous.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2015 at 10:35 PM
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    I think using anything other than OEM or OEM-style brakes on a truck that isn't racing / towing is just a waste of money.

    Concerning maintenance, I'm not sure what you have done in the past. I'd just catch up on everything the manual has told you to do.

    I agree on not replacing wheel bearing / ball joints / pulleys until they show symptoms.

    Maintenance is one of those things that only you're going to know best - you know how you use your truck. Just go off of the manual's recommendations and adjust as you see fit based on your use. There's not going be a 'magic list' for this one.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2015 at 7:35 AM
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    Good to know. I rarely tow, but I do carry a heavy load in the bed often. The tires are also a bit bigger than stock so I was thinking an upgrade might help. Maybe it's just the cool looking rotors.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2015 at 7:37 AM
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    Yeah, re-read and I sounded like a dick. The rotors sure do look cool, though! I'm just cheap. :)
     
  7. Dec 14, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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    Me too, buddy. Where do you get your OEM brake pads and rotors? Seems like most online retailers don't carry them.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2015 at 8:18 AM
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    Oh I just mean OEM plane jane-style. I'll use NAPA off-the-shelf ones and get a good 50k-60k out of them. Or your local parts store may just be able to turn them, if they're still good.

    @Rock Lobster has some EBCs - hopefully he'll chime in here and give you his two cents on the performance side of things. Not my cup o' tea, but to have the other side of the argument!
     
  9. Dec 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    I agree with taco, just go to Napa and buy a decent Napa set. I've done a bit of research on Tacoma oem parts and I would recommend sticking with the oem oil filter (not like it'll blow up if you don't though). Don't worry about getting oem everything for other stuff, especially if you don't have a dealer nearby.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2015 at 11:21 AM
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    Wheel bearings on these truck get shot quick. Don't want to have wheel bearing fall apart on you while driving. That happen to mean and took out my absence sensor. But abs sux anyway.Plus pulleys and belt are super easy change it is good preventative maintenance. Plus the pulley bearing get trashed from water and mud.
     
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  11. Dec 14, 2015 at 11:24 AM
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  12. Dec 14, 2015 at 11:34 AM
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    I suppose it depends on how you use it. Mine is stock, stays in town, doesn't go off road intentionally, and a wheel bearing is a fairly big job for me. I expect them to go at some point but I think I'll wait till one does to change it. Maybe if I'm already doing one I'll change both the front ones but to each their own.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2015 at 10:39 PM
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    You had zero symptoms of a wheel bearing go bad? No moans or groans came from it - it just failed one day randomly? Normally they'll give you plenty of warning. I'm not saying it's not prudent to change them out, but only when you have symptoms that it's actually going bad.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2015 at 3:26 AM
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  15. Dec 15, 2015 at 3:34 AM
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    Wheel bearing went out at around 100k so I replaced both with aftermarket. 05 still running like a dream. Rock on!
     

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