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New 2013 TRD Experience... Thoughts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by poppeye, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    jandrews

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    Look everyone! Subjective opinions!

    Let's all discuss OUR opinions too!
     
  2. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    jmg256

    jmg256 Calmer than you are

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  3. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    mm1ssdv

    mm1ssdv heavy user

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    2.5 inch spacer lift
    All new vehicles are like that. Turn them back the right way, tip your seat back a little and enjoy not breaking your neck when someone hits you at a red light.

    You've been driving the same truck for 9 years, anything is going to feel different.

    Welcome to the world of terrible automatic transmissions. If you really want control go with the 6MT.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    jandrews

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    Which originally might as well have been made of glass. They seem to have beefed up the synchros in the post '06 models though. Dude on TTORA did a great writeup on a rebuild.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    :rolleyes:

    Ermahgerd
     
  6. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    jmg256

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    I bought a pair of Nike shoes a few weeks ago and don't find them to be as comfortable as I'd like...so I don't wear them much.
    Anyone else have a similar experience, where their old shoes were preferred?
     
  7. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    JdevTac

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    My responses in red, hope it helps.

     
  8. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    moondeath

    moondeath Plenty of slaves for my robot colony?

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    I personally love my 2011 TRD seats! They are firm and very supportive. Great for long trips.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    Check them out :P
    Sounds like some people are too damn picky...
     
  10. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    poppeye

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    Yeah, definately. The ride itself is very nice and much improved, it holds stable and isn't overly stiff and bouncy like my 2004. Its much quieter on the road and doesn't have the real airy sounding whirr of the motor. I like the AC power in the bed, and the number of tie down points... definately some good things in the truck.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Could be...

    I have a feeling that this truck just fits some people better then others. I test drove it and can't say i really noticed all of these things. The headrest thing for example doesn't bother me instantly, but after about 5-10 miles I'm itching to get out of that seat, which is a bit longer then most test drives. I'm 5-6" and i've found that it seems its shorter people that have more issues with the headrests, and its not hard to imagine that the seating position is related.

    but some people are giving some tips here, and i'm grateful for that, gonna try some of them out.

    I don't think its unreasonable to expect some level of comfort from a 30k vehicle.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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  13. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    I went from a 2010 dbcb 4x4 SPORT to a 2013 dbcb 4x4 OR. And I love it. I think it rides and responds to acceleration much better. I also dont feel the jerky shift points I did with the 2010 yet. But it only has 200 miles on it so far. The only issue I have is it seems shorter and definitely sits lower than my SPORT.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    This works?

    I assumed the learning system was more for the engine to tune itself.. not to tune itself to the driver..?
     
  15. Apr 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    I drive a first gen every day. Once and a while I drive my dads tundra, with exception to the seat deal I feel the same way about his truck. Love my first gen can't imagine driving anything else.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    I'm enjoying my 2013 TRD Sport DCSB. My only issue is the sluggish acceleration. Overall, very happy with my first Tacoma.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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  18. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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  19. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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    The TRD is pretty nice and I wish the seats came with leather
     
  20. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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    They do in :canada: bitches

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