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07' questions

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tacomaB, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Aug 4, 2007 at 9:56 PM
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    tacomaB

    tacomaB [OP] Member

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    Hey Yo... I have a 07' sport that I have many upgrading questions about. If anybody is knowledgable in after market parts, give me a Hello....
     
  2. Aug 4, 2007 at 11:01 PM
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    humanoid

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    What are you planning to do to your rig? Lift I assume?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2007 at 11:27 PM
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    DefJeff

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    I have an 07 Tacoma as well and am itching to do something...
     
  4. Aug 5, 2007 at 6:15 AM
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    scutch10

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    What would you like to know? I may be able to help.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2007 at 9:46 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    yeah, what kind of upgrades are we talking about fellas???
     
  6. Aug 5, 2007 at 1:27 PM
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    tacomaB

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    First off, I heard that the H10 fog lights can be replaced with a H7. Another problem I have is: When I isnatlled my 3 inch lift, I went for a alignment but noticed my truck is leaning 1/2". Coil is sitting properly and the same side leaf spring is in the dowel and torqued. It is brand new 3 weeks and was level before lift. Any ideas?
     
  7. Aug 7, 2007 at 8:36 PM
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    DefJeff

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    Geez, where to start :)

    I started looking into HID lights but sounds like you really need to know what you are doing..

    A little more performance would be nice, but seems most items are for up top power, ie 3500+rpm

    Anyone have suggestions for good Mud tires? not Mud and Snow, as i will be getting winter tires anyways.

    And gadgets are always nice, all i have so far is the scan gauge..

    I'm open to suggestions for anything.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2007 at 9:58 PM
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    reid

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    TacomaB. Try taking measurements on your truck on LEVEL ground. Take measurements at all four wheel. This will help you narrow the 1/2" lean down to one corner instead of one side.

    But... all in all, 1/2" off is not that bad. 1/2" sucks if your truck was 3" off the ground, but 1/2" is not much when it comes to a tacoma.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2007 at 11:02 PM
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    tacomaB

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    Oh... and another question is, when I took my truck in to change the tires... and it took a very long time to balance the wheels. I had to come back again and fine tune them because of a shimmy. The guys at the tire shop told me toyota rims are very hard to balance because of over sized hubs that will not fit the rotary balancer adaptors properly.. Is this guy pulling my leg? Question 2: Has anybody heard of Nokya light bulbs and if they are comparable to piaa's, etc... Question 3: Do you know a general way of aiming your headlights without taking in to shop? I know how to move them, just not sure where to aim them--after liftkit, tires, and HID Kit... Question 4: When I reach speeds of 75 mph + or when i am into a wind, there is something vibrating in the hood that makes a squeeling noise. I reinforced the bug deflector and still it is there?
     
  10. Aug 8, 2007 at 2:08 AM
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    reid

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    Chech the tires and wheels threads for an explaination about hubcentric and lugcentric balancing, that will answer your wheel question.

    Question 4: this can be fixed by going into your dealership and complaining, it is the weatherstripping used on the front window. Search the 2nd GEN Tacoma threads for more info.

    Cant answer the others sorry.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2007 at 11:07 AM
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    rancid

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    Question2: Stay away from the nokya bulbs. A few members in my car club had some problems with them. If you want bright, upgrade to an HID kit. They run at at 35w instead of the standard 55w. For maximum light out put I would get a 4300K kit which is OEM lighting for BMWs, Lexus, etc. The only reason you see the blue hue is due to the projector lens.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2007 at 2:21 PM
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    RockClimber

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    one or two of the toyota aluminum rims do have oversized hubs, compared to most rims out there and they are harder to get centered right on the wheel balancer because most of the cones that come with the balancers are not big enough.

    i had the same problem on a set of rims on a Sequoia at the shop i work at.

    once you figure out the the mounting problem it goes pretty easy. but it does take time
     
  13. Aug 19, 2007 at 12:28 PM
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    tacomaB

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    Hey Reid, Thanx for the info on the weather stripping.. It took two visits and three road tests before the toyota techs would beleive me. I told them about what you thought it probably is, and they responded "It doesn't sound like it is comming from that area." They finally sent me over the window shop and replaced the weather stripping.. Took it for a drive and there was no more noise. Good Job Reid!!
     
  14. Aug 19, 2007 at 12:39 PM
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    reid

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    No problem, I cant take credit though I had the same problem on my truck and found the answer here a couple of months ago. If you have any other problems in the future and want quick answers check the TSB thread. It lists problems that the dealers will fix for free.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2007 at 5:58 PM
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    Hi All!!! I am new to this site as well. I bought my taco in July. I will have pictures very soon. Thanks all! Flash:D
     
  16. Aug 31, 2007 at 11:18 PM
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    chitowntacoma

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    New here, got my TRD Sport last month. Lots of questions answered just reading the posts and thinking it was just my truck i.e. leaning 1/2 inch. Anyone using the pro comp 7089 series black wheels.
    By the wat putting on my TRD intake in the morning..
    Thanks
    Pics coming soon
     
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