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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hockeyfan, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    Hockeyfan

    Hockeyfan [OP] Active Member

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    Hey guys I'm about a couple of months into owning my taco, this is my first time posting... just have a few observations / questions.

    my ride is a 2008 TRD Double cab long box, auto with a borla cat back and a k&n drop in air filter, and about 65,000 kms on the clock.

    On a recent road trip I noticed a few things about the truck on the highway

    1) I'm really fighting any bit of wind with this truck. poking through the threads here it seems like a lot of people are upgrading to 5100's, will changing to 5100's solve this problem? what is the ride like on the 5100's? i'd like it to stiffen up, but i don't want to feel like i'm driving a 3/4 tonne. i'd probably set them at 0, or maybe a little lift but nothing that would make the stock tires look out of place.

    2) The auto trans hunts around all over the place on the highway and in the city it feels like it really lags between shifts. sliding the shifter over to 4 and out of D really seems to crisp up the shift points, i'm wondering if this is normal, or is there something wrong. TSB?

    3) At around -15 when i have one passenger + dog in the back seat, I can not keep the rear windows defrosted when driving around. air flow seems good, and the heat is fine, just doesn't seem to get rid of the humidity very well. anyone else in northern climates going through this?

    so for the long post... especially for a first one..:eek:

    love the forum so far thanks for the help guys!:cool:
     
  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    I used to have a couple labs. Nothing steams up the windows on any car like having a big dog or two in it. So I'd call #3 normal.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    Welcome to TW! On the highway with higher than normal winds I am constantly fighting the truck. I would like to know also if upgrading shocks would help this problem. I know we have light trucks, but my 01 was not affected nearly as much as my 2010.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    MY_SUV

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    #2 sounds like you have the 4 cyl engine. My '08 with the 4 cyl did the same thing, especially running against the wind. The '10 with 6 cyl does not do it.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    scottri

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    I have a problem with the humidity as well but I haven't noticed any problems driving in the wind.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    newp.. 4L V6 Auto....

    I know the previous owner towed a 4000lb boat with it.. although i'm not sure how frequently. Enough that he wanted to upgrade to a full size truck though.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Hockeyfan

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    thanks for the replys guys... glad to know i'm not the only one with the humidity issue.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    CityTRD

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    Welcome!
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    kws129

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    Looking into the transmission TSB might help your shifting issues. Just search transmission TSB and you'll find out all about it.

    Not sure if at this point they would warranty it, but the reflash shouldn't be out of this world expensive
     
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