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Newbie 3rd Genner- Where To Start?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Aquatic Tacoma, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

    Aquatic Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been a Toyota truck owner since 1980. I managed a company with numerous 1st gens, so I know the nuts & bolts of them. Still own a 2003 TRD. But, just bought a 2019 Dbcb TRD 4x4 Sport. I’m not up on these. I’ve scanned the forum. No wheeling for this one unless I take that wrong road while traveling the US with my Taco and T@b trailer. The trailer is only 2k dry so it shouldn’t be a problem. It’s been behind my first gen for thousands of miles. All we would run on our company trucks and my others were BFG All Terrain KOs. That will probably be my first change after I get over the hit to my bank account. My family considers me the old codger because I go for function and usefulness over cool looks or trendy. As I mentioned it will be a road truck wandering the continent except when the gps, map or lack of both sends me down that endless dirt road to nowhere. As that did happen last month, once in the Appalachians and once in the Smokey’s. What other items should be of concern to upgrade? Any problem areas that I can head off now? Thanks.
     
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  2. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    diabetiktaco

    diabetiktaco Instalander

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    It's a brand new truck. Just drive it..
     
  3. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Ronzio

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    Invest in a bed mat keep shit from sliding around in the bed.
     
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  4. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    jmneill

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    It's a round button on the dash.
     
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  5. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Tallwalker

    Tallwalker Too tall to hide, too old to run.

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    Good floor mats. Battery jump box. Maybe carhardt seat covers. Threshold protectors. Fire extinguisher. All inexpensive and practical/functional stuff for being on the road.
     
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  6. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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    Thanks Tallwalker for putting up some useful non dumb ass answers. I've carried over all those from my older Taco except for the threshold protectors. Scuffed up thresholds do irk me. Going to go look for them and a bed mat.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    Tallwalker

    Tallwalker Too tall to hide, too old to run.

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    Didn’t care for the vinyl decal or plastic sill protectors so went all in and order a set of metal ones from Greg at G-Tek Fab on the forum here. Super nice.

    Trust me, you want one of these too. I do SAR in the LA swamp. By far the best light I have ever owned (and I have tried a ton). https://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-75784-Stinger-Flashlight-Piggyback/dp/B002XTCBR6

    Don’t forget to make room for a block of wood for the jack, chocks, and a good set of leather gloves stashed only with the jack so they don’t get “lost” on you. Envious of you tooling around the countryside. Maybe one day....
     
  8. Aug 21, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Dryfly24

    Dryfly24 He’s a leprechaun. He tells me to burn things.

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    ^ this if you’re actually going to haul stuff in the back. Thank us later.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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    The light looks good. I’ve got at least 4 Maglites plus 2 headlights in the truck. I’m a lot of old school, had same ones with updated bulbs since the 80s/90s. Wood block is good, but I’ve got what us RVers call “LEGO blocks” for the trailer jack stabilizers always with in the trailer. Yep, check on gloves, one pair with jack, a pair in tool box and a pair behind backseat. Thanks again.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    Tocamo

    Tocamo Not to be confused with Camel Toe

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    C load 265/75/16 Duratracs.
    Got nothing against the K02's, but Duratracs are a tuff looking tire that comes in a C Load. Have a great rain rating AND more importantly for me, it has the 3 peak snow designation. Worked so well last winter, that I sold off my dedicated winter tires/rims. And believe me, I live in a snow belt area.

    IMG_4417.jpg
     
  11. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    I respect that having a good/great flashlight as a first responder is a must, but there is no way this ordinary guy can justify to his financial oversight committee of one to pay $154 for a flashlight.
     
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  12. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    1999TacoMan

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    Take it from someone who works on his own vehicles, I can vouch for the streamlight flashlight. This is one of the best flashlights out there and every mechanic will agree. But I do agree lol, it comes with a hefty price tag. It's like the Snap-on of flashlights.
     
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  13. Aug 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    No doubt they are pricey, but it is only until you have actually used them that you understand how good they are. Went the Maglite route for years with the batteries, bulbs, led upgrades, etc., and there is no comparison. Probably the same money all in anyway. I have had four HP’s for about 10 years. Accidentally crunched one of them when it got tangled in a cable. Streamline sent me a replacement no questions asked. It was three years old at the time and very obviously beat to hell. Sometimes cry once is good judgement.
     

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