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polling for input; new to me 06, with a few things allready broken

Discussion in 'New Members' started by nilla, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    nilla

    nilla [OP] Member

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    i got this from a guy who swears he never took it off-roading, but that the origional owner did. ... suuuure ;)
    looks like there used to be a different bumper, CB radio, headers, and exhaust system, suspension, and tires so big they rubbed and chewed the fender flares.

    anyways
    1.
    the tail gate failed and buckeled in the midlde. ... is this a common fault?
    i repalced it, but i want to make sure the repalcement won't break in the same way.
    i'm thinking i can open it up and re-inforce the top rail from inside. input?

    2.
    the LCD in the roof isn't illuminating. i think it is supposed to be a compass. how can i fix this or is it a non-serviceable part?
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    3.
    the bed rattles. sounds like the front passenger bolt is loose. looks like a Torx-50 bit. anybody know the size off hand? is this a common problem?

    4.
    this one bugs me just cuz i can't ignore seeing it thru the rear view mirror;
    the sliding back glass window seal is separating from the frame. common issue?
    should i just slap come rubber contact cement in there or ... ___ ?


    5.
    the tie-down points are not strong enough to securley hold down 2 motorcycles. i'd like to put some anchor points up front just under the bed rail; 2 up high in the front corners of the bed, and one dead center.
    Where can i drill and mount these?
    can i just pick my own spots and re-inforce the mounting points with fender washers or a 'sandwich plate' on the hidden side?


    that's what's been on my mind recently. i'm enjoying the 20 MPG's and getting all the looks in this sweet ride. ... i need to get some fresh mud on it

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  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I'm pretty sure I saw that truck on this site a while ago.



    As for your questions, I have no answers. :(
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    mavrick0509

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  4. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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  5. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    nilla

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    the seller was a ginger (red-headed) named Aaron, from Richmond VA if that helps confirm
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    nilla

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  7. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    mavrick0509

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    no problem. I actually dont post much on here but when i see a chance to try to turn away the slammers i try to jump in haha. Im sure one of them will pop in soon
     
  8. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    F75gunslinger

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html

    This is a list of all the better mods that aren't going to kill your wallet. If you click on the top of the forum homepage under " mods and tutorials " and the cheap/free Tacoma mods you'll find it. The best way to add a front set of d-rings is in there,as is the tailgate reinforcement and a ton of other great ideas.

    With the bed of these trucks being made of reinforced polymer ( Heavy-duty plastic ) the best way to add the d-rings is to the front bed bolts and then just criss-cross the straps.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Harleyfx69

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    just looking at the pictures youve posted its either very high mileage or had the piss wheeled out of it
     
  10. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    ColoTaco06

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    I had the same issue with my 06 Tacoma when the display for the compass and temp was not working. Mine was a solder issue....just pull off the plastic cover and unplug the display and solder the wire back
     
  11. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    hondarider215

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    I had the same problem with haulin my dirtbikes around so i solved it buy ordering a high roller moto bar for my truck



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  12. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    mynewtoy

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    i was searching some pics on linex on the rocker panels today and it looks like this truck
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  13. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    nice truck. the temp is a common prob. mine did it. i took it down and unplugged it.than had to leave before i could fix it. i just plugged it back in and put it back. it worked fine. that was last fall still working just fine.

    search D-ring mod. and add some D-rings like in there is in the back. but upfront.


    x2. i think that truck has been on here before.
     
  14. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    OP’s truck has a black rear bumper. that taco does not, looks color matched.
     
  15. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    707tothe907

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    But see the gap between the bumper and the twilight? It looks fucked up and tweaked bad, the old owner probably through on a cheap base black bumper before he sold it.

    I'd be very willing to bet that is the same truck.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    i see it now. maybe or painted/lineX’ed the bumper. you are right it probably is same truck.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    nilla

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    it'd be great if i could find the previous owner's profile and confront him with all his tales and pics of him off-roading this truck.

    it doesn't bother me at all that he did, but that he is denying it. ... i should not care about it. there are more important things i should be doing right now. .... like going to sleep.

    thanks for the quick and help-ful responses, you guys!
    i've got some reading to do, and i'm sure i'll be back with more questions tomorrow.
     
  18. Jun 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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  19. Jun 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    Wonders why the hell this isn't in the 2nd gen section
     
  20. Jun 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    i googled images "linex rocker panels tacoma". there isnt a whole lot of tacos with rockers panels like that.i just thought it was weird i was looking a pics today because i was thinking of doing it.mine would look more like this.
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