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First long trip in new taco...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by victorye3, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Nov 19, 2007 at 10:38 AM
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    victorye3

    victorye3 [OP] Western Alliance-NorCal

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    Well this weekend I went to Los Angeles and man it was a bumping ride. I didnt think it would be that way but the Off Road package sure didnt seem useful. Or maybe its not built for the free way. Every little bump and it bounced.
     
  2. Nov 19, 2007 at 12:56 PM
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    rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    They can definitely bring out the imperfections in the road. Most of the time it doesn't bother me. In my wifes G6 all the highways in town seem smooth. But in my Taco there is one highway that is absolutely terrible. You would swear we were traveling down a washboarded country road. It looks perfect but you can distinctly feel every single slab of concrete as you drive over the joint.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:18 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Hey you bought a truck and you got a truck, pound for pound, dollar for dollar you got one of the best trucks going, if not the best. Try this, put about 300lbs in the back, and then take that trip, I bet it rides nicer, but your milage will drop a little, not only this, it is a new truck, let it break in, it will soften a little over time. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:55 PM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    Nice tight suspension. I love it. Did you not test drive before you bought it??
     
  5. Nov 19, 2007 at 11:22 PM
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    victorye3

    victorye3 [OP] Western Alliance-NorCal

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    yah i test drove it. It seem really smooth. I just got to get use to it. It just surprised me that it was ruff on a long trip like that.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2007 at 12:27 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i'm taking my taco for the first long trip on wednesday night into thursday morning, about 800 miles each way with my brother so it should be fuuuuun. i feel many moons flying out the window and lots of energy drinks and junk food
     
  7. Nov 20, 2007 at 12:38 AM
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    MarkC

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    Tight suspention is the point of the off road package
     
  8. Nov 20, 2007 at 12:58 AM
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    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    yes it is, and i love the way mine handles. for having the off-road package i didnt think it'd handle better than every other truck i've ever been in, i can almost drive this thing like a WRX haha
     
  9. Nov 27, 2007 at 11:35 AM
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    nd

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    I go out of town every weekend, some long trips some short. I dont have any complaints at all about the ride. have you checked your tire pressure? keep it around 30psi and you should be fine
     
  10. Nov 27, 2007 at 2:26 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    Just drove from Houston, TX to Cleveland, OH and i thought it road nice..... Spent a few nights in KY but drove 1400 miles total. will be driving back this weekend and i dread the long time spent in the truck and on the road, but don't dread the ride. I was suprisingly pleased with it.....
     
  11. Nov 27, 2007 at 2:38 PM
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    rmd0311

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    That is weird... I have the TRD OR as well and that ride is nice. I have taken a few semi long trips with comfort. Like ndcouch said... PSI?
     
  12. Nov 27, 2007 at 2:38 PM
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    Dcrooks84

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    I love the ride of my truck that's why i got rid of my last one. If you want to experience a bad ride drive a dodge.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2007 at 2:41 PM
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    hokihigh

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    I just got back from a trip Jacksonville, Fl and all in all I was very pleased with the ride. This was the furtherest trip by far in the year that I have owned my truck and I was pleased all around with my truck.

    hokihigh
     
  14. Nov 27, 2007 at 3:29 PM
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    sawdust

    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

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    Not to sound too much like a "me too", but I put 1200 miles on my truck last week (almost half it's total) and can't complain about the ride. I did have a couple of hundred pounds in the bed with all our luggage and such. I'm not sure whether this is a personal preference thing, or if yours really has some issue.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2007 at 4:21 PM
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    bao523

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    i took a one day trip to dallas from houston 4 hr drive, with nothing in my truck but a back pack and loved every mile. you might want to find someone else with a taco and see if you can get a ride to see if you might have a problem with yours.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2007 at 4:42 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Ok so my trucks the first gen ( DBL Cab TuRD ), but I have found that even with the mfg suggested 26 PSI in the rear that when rotating the tires they show wear signs of over inflation (more wear in the center).I run 24 PSI now in the rear and recomended 26 in frnt.Currently on second set of General Grabber ATs 265 70 16s. Don`t foget to air up with a load though.
     
  17. Nov 27, 2007 at 9:56 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i drove a total of 1600 miles from wednesday night to saturday night this past week over thanksgiving, drove great the whole time.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2007 at 9:57 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    yo you should stop by illinois on the way back lol
     
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