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Best weekend use of Taco...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hetkind, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    My taco doesn't get much use in the summer...last week it spent the entire week on static display outside my office, this weekend it moved exactly once and that was...

    To fetch parts for a brake job on the 08 Jeep Wrangler:)

    Now, not that I am Jeep bashing, but the Jeep chewed up rotors in 40k miles, while my 94 Toyota pickup (pre tacoma) only got 165k on the original rotors. And the only reason the taco even went to the auto parts store is when I dropped by on the motorcycle to get parts, the rotors were out of stock and I had to make a second trip.

    Howard
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    jodiddly33 Well-Known Member

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    I like jeeps too, just older, more reliable ones that I would only use to wheel. As a DD, they suck pretty bad
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    hetkind

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    We live up in the national forest off a gravel lane and for the winter, the jeep can't be beat. As for reliability, it has been OK aside from a bad transmission.

    Howard
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    'Caribe' fog light mod - Power port always on mod - Defrost A/C override mod - Illuminated 4x4 switch - Read diff breather relocation
    Chewed up rotors on 40k miles? What else do you have going on there? Rotors should last a heck of a lot longer than that unless they're made of aluminum foil.

    I have a TJ with 140k+ on original rotors. They're still smooth and true.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    Owned a Jeep before the Taco myself.

    In the winter they can't be beat, but that's really their only strength as a vehicle. They are noisy, the ride is harsh, the engine is gutless for the displacement, the engine is very thirsty for the displacement, corner cutting is evident all over (the motor will last, but the rest of the vehicle rots around it...)

    They are fun, but like someone else said, not as a daily driver.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    hetkind

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    grooved and wavy, with distinct pulse in the brake pedal...now they are in the steel scrap bin at my local transfer station. MOPAR rotors always fail early...

    Howard
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    GuapOh

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    Drive wife to forest for outdoor hump session. No other use even comes close.
     
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