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Just got a truck, I need some tips on what to do with it

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RobbySkateboard, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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    RobbySkateboard

    RobbySkateboard [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, I just bought a truck today (I can pick it up friday, I don't know how I'll wait). I've been looking for a 4x4 manual double cab truck for about 6 months or so. I've been reading here a bit but I didn't want to jinks myself by joining the forum before getting a truck. I made that mistake by joining a frontier forum when I saw a frontier up for sale (glad that didn't work out and waited for a tacoma though).

    I plan on using the truck just as a daily driver and some moderate off roading (I wanted the TRD off road but because I wanted manual and double cab it just never pops up so I went with the sport when it popped up for a good price)

    Anyways, I bought a 2005 Tacoma TRD sport Double Cab, Manual, 4x4, I'm VERY pumped but am a totally rookie with car stuff, so I'm enlisting your help, what should I do to make my truck awesome? On my list of things to buy so far is:
    Stubby Antenna
    Ready Ramp
    Pioneer IC-X940BT (when it comes out) and a license plate frame camera
    off road lights (not sure which ones, any recommendations?)
    I'd like to figure out how to mod it so I can use the truck bed outlet when the truck is off or in gear or something.

    What else do I need in your opinions?


    Also, a few questions:
    When in 4 wheel low, does it constantly beep? When I test drove it (I'm not really sure how to test 4x4) it was beeping while I had it in 4 low.
    At what speeds can I switch to 4hi and 4low? I just came to a 100% stop to test it but can't you shift into 4hi at 45?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

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    If it comes with the book, look up how to switch to 4lo, if it beeps that means it is not synced, and you must take it out of that mode, move the truck a bit and try again. Don't drive it in 4x4 mode on pavement. Welcome to TW, take a look through the forums, you can finds tons of ideas here to do mods on these trucks, try clicking on 'mods and tutorials' at the top of the homepage. Try putting things you are wondering about into the search bar, there is a very good chance that almost anything you can think of has also been done or at least discussed here before.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    Valkryn

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    Hey, just joined the forums as well. The 4L is beeping due to it trying to engage 4L. The truck needs to be under 2 MPH or a complete stop with the shifter in N. This is for manual transmission. Automatic needs to be at a complete stop with shifter in N.

    Once the beeping has stopped and the 4 wheel drive indicator has stopped flashing and is steady, you are in 4L.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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    rleeharris

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    LEAVE NOW and save yourself an assload of money. J/K! Welcome, congrats and good luck on all your future mods!
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    You need to engage 4hi then shift to 4lo.
    But don't do this on dry pavement.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    MakoTacoma

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    Welcome! :cool:

    How do you plan to mount the off road lights? Satoshi grill is a great option.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    Welcome to TW new member! The truck should not beep in 4lo. This is how you are supposed to engage it, park on a flat surface so your truck wont roll, keep the wheels straight, put the tranny in neutral and press the clutch all the way to the floor and turn it to 4lo and wait for the light to stop blinking, once it does, release the clutch, if you did it right it won't beep and you are good to go! I for one would not shift into 4lo while the truck is moving.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    elmo7

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    Fill up the back and drive it around! Be sure to get some mud on it once in a while too. Occasionally, back into something so you have some pictures and a story to tell! LOL! And enjoy!
     
  11. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    Also I forgot to mention do not use your brakes when applying 4lo, the wheels are not supposed to be bound up.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    RobbySkateboard

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    wow, I'm going to LOVE this forum, already so many responses in the short time I slept, this is awesome! Thanks for the advice guys, I'm going to take a look at this list of cheap/free mods and see what I can do, thanks guys!
     
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