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Just picked up a 2017, first time Tacoma owner

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ncyrider, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    ncyrider

    ncyrider [OP] Member

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    Sounds like I'll want to do the ovtune and CAI. I want to get the TRD pro aluminum skid plate, assuming it fits with the DV8 bumper on, and there is no air dam for me to remove. but I read something about this skid plate only fitting 4x4 models, is this true or will it work good on my 2wd sr5?

    I also want to change the oil in the next ~500 miles, so if cost doesn't matter, what is the best oil and oil filter for this truck? I say "best" because there was a best/favorite oil filter I used on my Explorer (royal purple), a "best" oil I use on my sport bike (motul 300v), and from some videos I've seen, not all higher quality automotive oil filters are made the same/use the same materials. I also think I'll be doing oil changes at 5000 miles on this Tacoma regardless of how good the oil and filter are, unless that would be a complete waste of money and I'd be better off doing 6000+ mile intervals.
     
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  2. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    ncyrider

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    Also I want to make use of the go pro mount by the rear view mirror, I think I want a holder for a cell phone to mount on that, does go pro make one? I have yet to find one. Any other ideas to make use of that go pro mount besides a phone/gps holder? I don't have a go pro by the way.
     
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  3. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Drifter001

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    I tried a phone mount in the windshield go-pro holder, but didn't like it much. Maybe it was the cheap mount, but it was just too fumbly. Using a Weathertech cup-phone thingy now. Much better...
     
  4. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    Ionnaeus

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    Great choice. Very similar to my SR5 - see my avatar. I too don't really have a need for the 4wd. Had an F150 Fx4 and never put it into 4wd the entire time I had. Came close on a pig hunt at Ted Nugent's place in Michigan due to rain/mud.

    Enjoy your awesome choice and glad you found TW!
     
  5. Jul 13, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    DanoT

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    Victoria, B.C in summer. Sun Peaks, B.C. in winter
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    I don't know what people on TW do as I am new to Tacoma, but on all my previous Toyotas including my '93 MR2 which i have owned since 2000, I use Toyota oil filters. So does my Toyoda 4X4 indy mechanic shop. Generally speaking TRD aftermarket parts are very high quality.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    StillNoPickles

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    Bilstein 5100s, Add-a-leafs, SPC UCAs, 285/75R16 KM3s, Raceline Wheels, Warn Slimline winch with VR10000, Avid Sliders, Snugtop Rebel Canopy, 3” MBRP Exhaust
    If you’re going to be changing oil every 5k miles, any 0W-20 that meets specs will do just fine. The 3.5 or any Tacoma engine for that matter is not picky when it comes to oil, especially at 5k mile intervals. A local guy who has a few fleet 3rd gens for his pest control business runs Supertech 0W-20 synthetic (Walmart rebranded Warren Oil), and both his trucks are nearing 200k with zero engine issues whatsoever. I usually just get a bulk 6 qt pack of Mobil 1 at Costco when it’s on sale. Check oil levels every now and then and you’ll be just fine. I use OEM filters, which I can usually get for cheap locally. Again, at 5k intervals, this won’t matter much. No special flavors needed.
     

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