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Issues with the 2nd gens

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SharkMan, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Feb 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    SharkMan [OP] Carolina Alliance: Citadel Div

    Feb 5, 2008
    Charleston SC
    2008 FJ Cruiser Play N Trade Ed
    I'm 6'5 and it seems to be getting smaller, especially since it doesn't have more than two doors on the extended cab. Of course I may need to be upgrading to the tundra.
  2. Feb 16, 2008 at 6:40 PM
    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Rochester N.Y
    06 Tacoma 4 door indigo blue
    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Yeah your height certainly does play a part, I really can't say whether the 2nd gen will offer enough room to be "comfortable" but I do believe offers more room. The 2nd gens went to a mid size chassis and frame, for a man of your size, I can only see positive results. The one quality of the 2nd gens that I really dig is the timing chains, that is a step in the right direction. I did drive the tundra, and it was nice, but for a guy, 5'10" 200lbs, I had all the room in the world, but I felt the truck itself was too big. For me the Tacoma just fit the bill, you on the other hand need to find what you really need, but for the tacoma, it has the capabilities you'll need.
  3. Feb 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    lawnrevenge Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Southern California
    08 regular cab 5-lug, automatic
    My dad has an 03 tacoma extended cab. Had it not been for the 2nd gen coming out I'd be on rangerworld or dakotaworld or something right now. Yes the new trucks have a few issues, just as most newer models do. But my '08 seems to be fine, and it is coming up on 15K. I'm 6'3" and fitting in the gen-2 taco is much easier than my dad's old taco. (I'm tall in the torso I'm 6'3" with only a 31" inseam.)
  4. Feb 16, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    dsds Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Calgary AB
    2008 DC TRD Sport - Black Sand Pearl
    TacomaWorld sticker, DRL mod, running boards, roof rack, remote start / security alarm, marker/turn signal mod, map light with dome light mod, TRD seat covers, rear spring TSB
    Try adjusting the temperature control. I hear noise when it's about the 1-2 o-clock position. No noise if full heat or cool. Hope this might help...
  5. Feb 18, 2008 at 7:05 AM

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

    Mar 12, 2007
    First Name:
    Greenville, SC
    07 TRD Off-Road 4x4 debadged
    De badged, 5100's, Black Toyota Baja wheels
    i hear it at all temp ranges. although, it is more noticable on cold mornings than warm mornings. i think outside temp may affect it.
  6. Mar 26, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

    Jan 15, 2008
    North Texas
    08 White Access Cab TRD OR, Debadged
    AFE oil free drop in, Secondary removed, tint, front D-rings, Toyota bed mat, Undercover tonneau, TRD seat covers and floor mats, Pioneer speakers, Westin Platinum bars, Fumoto oil valve, short antena, Nifty Xtreme's, TSB leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's set at .85" in the front
    I just let go of my '99 Xcab Limited 4x4 TRD with only 60,000 miles. I bought it new also. I just had the TSB done on this '08 Access cab and I don't regret moving to it at all anymore. This truck is slightly larger, has more comfortable seats, and the opening rear doors are great. It rides better, has lots more power, better transmission, and gets better mileage. There are some things I still liked better about the '99 but it was a Limited which is not offered anymore. Believe it or not according to NADA the '99 had a higher msrp than this '08.

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