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GA Tacoma Owners BS Thread

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by BYJOSHCOOK, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Apr 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM
    backcountryj

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    Link to the details?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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  3. Apr 1, 2021 at 2:04 PM
    MDB Taco

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    Walmart is a formally listed vendor now (even though they always accepted it before). My local Wally World had the jugs for $25 each before any rebate for the Extended Performance stuff, $23 for the standard Mobil 1.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2021 at 5:39 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    looks like a trip to walmart is in order.
     
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  5. Apr 2, 2021 at 5:55 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK [OP] Mr. Mojo Risin

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    Anybody have a hookup for a OEM first gen/third gen 4Runner CV axle. Long shot but ya never know
     
  6. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:41 AM
    MAG GRY TACO15

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    Same crap everyone else got
    So for future reference for anyone wondering, they didn't fit my 2016 4runner. The bolt holes lined up but they sat super low. Like the tube was 4 inches lower than they should be.
     
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  7. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:45 AM
    HoneyBrownFan

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    Looks good!! It was nice meeting you.
     
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  8. Apr 2, 2021 at 9:30 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    It isn't OEM, but I have been pleased with the Cardone HD CV axle that I got from RockAuto. The "HD" only means that the boot is stronger. Price is right and has a lifetime warranty. Cardone is who makes the NAPA CV axles.

    Truly shocked. I wonder why they are different.

    Likewise.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:24 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Big Up to @Stormpeacock for the Tune he did on my truck recently.

    After driving it for a week or so, it has made a huge improvement in drivability.
    I think the best way to describe the changes are as follows:
    - truck doesn’t feel like it’s being shifted too early anymore. (My gears helped with this; enable me to use all my gears again, but I still shifted up to early with only the gears installed).
    - With the Tune & Gears I feel as though it is shifting as though I were in control using a stick.
    - Specifically the proper RPMs are reached before the shift is made, giving the truck the ability to pull proper to my needs.

    Ask me what you want to know about how it feels. Come drive it, if you got a heavy beast like me.

    I was kicking myself for letting go of my 2nd gen, after my initial experience with this truck. I have finally reached the point where I am satisfied with where it is in its current state.

    In regards to Rich’s service. I didn’t know him prior to this mod, nor do I have any affiliation with the software. He is a stand up guy and easy to work with. I am stoked we have someone local that is putting in the time to really help get the potential out of these rigs. Rich and I spoke several times on the phone, and I could tell he had experience with talking with customers to get the info out of them he needed, to give them the right tune. He really pin pointed my needs.

    *Side Note for those on the fence.
    I was reluctant to mess with anything with my OEM ECU.
    I don’t like to mod the drivetrain in vehicles other than gears but this was my last push before I sold this truck and went back to a LC. The Tune has made this truck drivable again, better than it ever was even in its stock form.
     
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  10. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:28 AM
    backcountryj

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    Pumped to be getting mine done Monday when @Stormpeacock is in Newnan.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    I agree 100% with this. The tune has really made the driving experience much more enjoyable. The normal driving experience now reminds me of how I was hoping it would be when driven off the lot. When engaging the ECT button it makes the driving experience feel more spirited with greater throttle response and the gears holding to really maximize the engines potential. Highly recommended to all 3rd gen owners.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:23 AM
    Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Under the Stun Gun

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    I've had the tune for a little over 3 months now. @Stormpeacock did it as well. Highly reccomend
     
  13. Apr 3, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    I know JB is regeared and is running a heavy rig. Are you guys regeared/overweight as well? Just curious on the type of tune you when with.
     
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    And would it be worth doing on a completely stock truck?
     
  15. Apr 3, 2021 at 8:46 AM
    Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Under the Stun Gun

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    Ifs, mid, trans skid 1/4 inch from bamf and sliders as well. 320 pounds over stock 265 75 16 load c duratracs. Stock auto gearing.

    It holds gear longer keeping you in the power band. When it shifts, it stays in the power band and doesn't get the sluggish feeling of trying to stay at the lowest RPM, that turns into a sudden down shift and RPM spike.

    I'd do it stock no questions asked. I have heard the 2019 and up have the better shifting from toyota, I'd let you drive mine if you're close.
     
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  16. Apr 3, 2021 at 8:51 AM
    Bizz

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    I am not geared yet and pretty heavy when fully loaded. Made a huge difference.

    I went with the standard 87 octane tune but there have been proven power gains on the 93 tune but with gas prices the way they are now I will not go that route as long as this is my daily driver.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    That’s probably subjective, but for a turd gen I feel the answer is yes. I’m not too far from what most would consider stock.

    OV tune was always in the plans for me. Now that I don’t have to invest close to $1k it’s a no brainer.
    Added weight wise I’m not far off that. Topper full time (~200#), Demello sliders and 265/70. Pulled my steel full skid set to fund other interests so I’ve actually lightened up some.

    Hitting ECT each time I get in is the only thing that kept it bearable. Even with that they are some funky shift points.
    Good call on the octane. 87 is all I run and will be the only tune I’ll entertain.
     
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  18. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    I choose the 87+ When we load out we are at a payload total of 1,400lbs -bumper, winch, sliders, full skids, bedslide and all the way other things we bring while exploring. Mine is not a daily driver but when we do drive it it’s mostly interstate and windy roads to the trail heads which gave the transmission fits. After 2k miles with 800 miles being off road I absolutely wish I had done this immediately following all the other mods opposed to waiting.
     
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  19. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:36 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Yup, exactly my thoughts. I can’t remember the tune he put on mine. Was a recent the 87 tune build for heavy rigs.
    @Stormpeacock which tune did we use on my rig?
     
  20. Apr 3, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    Dirk Diggler

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    Ect mode is like a friggin sports car after the tune
     
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