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Break in new truck 1st or....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vprgts, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    vprgts

    vprgts [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my new tacoma dclb and looking to put a 6in fabtech lift with 35 tires. Do I need to break in my truck first before installing these components? I'm going to place the order soon bc it's a great deal but I don't know how long I can stare at lift, wheels and tires. Lol. Thanks!!
     
  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Nope! Get some sliders and break those in ;)
     
  3. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Honestly I would break in the engine a bit before immediately putting on heavier rubber..
     
  4. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Then why does the manual and Toyota recommend 500km of easy travel (no revving hard/braking hard) 1000km without towing...etc.

    You're probably right when it comes right down to it, I'm just providing an arguement.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    you should be fine
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    UMBCrew

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    Beat me to it. that's what i was gonna say.

    on another note......your supposed to break-in a truck, i thought that just meant getting some in the back.:cool:
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    I would forget about the idea of getting the fabtech lift and bigger tires.....
     
  9. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    Right on. Thanks for all of the replies the input!! To the sky we fly.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    The break in period is not for the engine. It's for the differentials.
    If you get the gears too hot too early, well they become shit.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    Then explain how you seat the rings if its not for the engine...
     
  12. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    ^This...which is typically before you ever drive the vehicle off the lot.

    R&P can be damaged very easily before break in. If the oil gets too hot or you overload them, they can break. If you do a regear, most diff shops will tell you 500 miles before towing. Really, it's the first 100 miles that count.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    I think he was talking about OP being concerned about breaking in on suspension not engine...
     
  14. Jul 28, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    misunderstood... in that case, go for it! suspension should be fine for sure.
     
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