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Finally got my Taco. Now.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ghettosamson, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    ghettosamson

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    I've wanted and saved for a Taco for 7 years. Went from an 86 volvo wagon to an 06 TRD Sport Double Cab 4x2. I love it. Now I got some questions I'd like to ask some fellow Taco lovers. I like the look of the rugged off road tires, but I never take my truck off road. In your guys' humble opinion, is the loss of mpg performance worth the look, or should I just stick with the stock type? They are fairly new so I wouldn't be replacing them anytime soon, but in the future when it's time I wanna know either way. Also, I've been reading through the manual looking to see what to do if the thermometer gauge thats located by the sunglass holder isn't working. Has anyone had theirs go bad? Could it be an easy fix like a fuse or something deeper? The only other thing I've noticed is that sometimes I'm at a stop like with the brake fully pressed and the truck creeps 2 inches forward. The first time I thought I got nudged in the back by another, lesser worthy vehicle. :) Sometimes I'll let the brake go and it feels like a hard shift. Could it be the brakes or the tranny, or something else? Thanks for any help guys. Glad I'm part of the Taco fraternity. Any chances that Toyota sells a key with a built in clicker instead of having the key separate from the clicker? Forgot to mention, I'm I crazy to wanna have black rims on this thing? I'd like to have them painted or powder coated or something. Anyone had this done to theirs?

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  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    norcal4banger

    norcal4banger 11-98 MUD

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    Awesome man! I have different taco but I heard the whole "moving while brakes are applied" thing is normal. but maybe not.

    Again, I have a different taco but when I up a few sizes in tires with a more meaty tread, my truck handles better. as far as mpg's go....I didnt have the stock tires on long enough to tell the difference. Maybe 1-3 MPG's worse?
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Thats a great looking truck!! You made an upgrade for sure, I love the blue.

    I have also read that the problem your having when stopped is common. Some people put their trucks in neutral at the light to bandage the issue, Im not sure if there is a fix for it or not.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Sixfeathers

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    Nice truck, but I will showsome love to the Volvo. Good cars.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Congrats on a beautiful truck! As far as the tire question, aside from upping size, I dont think you will loose much mileage, but you will give up some ride comfort and gain noise from them.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Gregg

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    Creeping forward is normal for this truck at a stop. I believe the engine idle is being increased when the compressor kicks on:confused:. You get used to it pretty quick. Beautiful truck by the way. Congratulations. I love the color. I wish they had that color when I bought my 2010.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 2:45 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Nice upgrade!

    Personally, I think that it's worth losing a little gas mileage for the look and function of having meaty looking tires.
     
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