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Precautions or Things you have done for your truck that you recommend to others.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I a new Tacoma owner. And so much thanks to this forum for pointing me out in the right direction for warranty, nerf bars, break-in, bed cover and tailgate security. I had no clue that the tailgate could be stolen until I read a post here yesterday and how to secure it. I just orded pop & lock today and I will pick up a hose clamp tonight. Now I am just wondering if there are other things that we need to secure or watch out for. Please list things that you have done to you truck that could be beneficial to others.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    a locking gas cap. not bc people can steal gas, there is a screen in there that prevents that, but to keep people from putting stuff in it.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    L8Rmike

    L8Rmike Well-Known Member

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    For security; in addition to the TG hose clamp, I have a cable lock for the spare and a metal dowel in the track of the sliding rear window. Everytime I open up the hood I am very glad I installed the hood struts.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Fortech

    Fortech Well-Known Member

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    Change your ATF before, or at 60K miles.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    dog tired

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    Enjoy it and save the mod monies for something else
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Hose clamp mod FTW :taco:
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    atf?
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    Automatic Transmission Fluid.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Capita

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    Extra D-rings. The plastic bed rail clamps can't hold a large load
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    05Moose

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  11. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    it's in coma

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    i thought the transmission was "sealed" and good for like forever... when i took it toyota they told they did not change the fluid...
     
  12. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    05Moose

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    It's not good forever. Now they've lowered the recommended change interval to 60K miles. The dealership will have a letter they can show you from Toyota (although it only specifies the 2010s).
     
  13. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    dman597

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    get sliders not nerf bars. i got a set of polished stainless steel westin bars and they are rusting. yes stainless is rusting. I wish i got sliders but this was my first truck and i needed away for my son to get in and didn't know about sliders.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    ShadowFalken

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    Raptor stainless bars, Wet Okole covers, RollBak bed cover, PopNLock, Redline hood struts, XM radio factory kit
    Make the payments.
     
  15. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    dog tired

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    Unless someone posts a Toyota PDF of the letter ---

    forget it it is good for 100,000 miles according to my owners manual
     
  16. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    RogueLeader

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    Add some cabinet locks to the cubby covers in the bed. Allows you to store stuff that might easily get ripped off.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Toyota made a mistake in the 2010 owners manual regarding the transmission fluid needing to be changed at 100,000 miles...supposed to be every 60,000. They sent letters out and printed up new manuals with the corrected mileage for the AFT change intervals...you should check into this. My 2007 owners manual says 60,000 miles.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/66195-updated-service-manuals.html
     
  18. Feb 26, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Keep your cargo tiedowns inside your cab when not in use.

    Many owners have had them stolen when left in the bed rails.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Fortech

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    If it was sealed, how did the fluid get in there in the first place?;)

    They probably didn't change the fluid. And "they" aren't going to do something else when the time comes, which is honor your transmission warranty after 60K miles if it wasn't serviced. "We never told you that sir, by the way your bill is $4,500 due to owner negligence".

    According to my service manual (60K) and dozens of samples sent to get analysis, change it at or before 60K miles.

    Sounds about right. My manual always stated 60K miles (96,000 Kms).
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    HankB

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    Go to http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/, enter your model info and click "print all." It will produce a PDF with a complete maintenance schedule.
     
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