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some basic taco questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by puttdog, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    puttdog

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    hi folks,

    first time poster, please forgive my basic questions. i am looking at a 2007-2010 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab, considering both I4 and V6, preferably with a manual transmission.

    1) what year did the Tacoma get LED tail/turn signals?
    2) what year was the aux audio input on the stereo added?
    3) somebody told me that the older (maybe 1st generation?) V6 engines had a timing belt that had to be replaced fairly regularly...is this still true of the 2nd generation V6s?

    i have some other questions, but i figure that is a good start. thanks for reading, i do appreciate any responses.

    thanks!
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    1) LED Tail lights came out in 2009.
    2) 2009 or 2010. I have a 2010 and it has the aux port. I'm not 100 percent about the 2009.
    3) I have had two 2nd generations with no problems.

    Backup Cameras came out in the 2009.
    I have hands free bluetooth in my 2010 and I am not sure if the 2009 has that feature.
    The 2010 also has side curtain air bags. Once again I am not sure when those became standard but they were not on my 2006.

    As far as motor size, I would recommend a V6. My justification is that you will be getting around the same mpg in both motors because you will have your foot stuffed in the 4 banger.
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    2nd gens have timing chains

    Welcome to TW!
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    Remember - you can swap tails and add an ipod input for very little money. If you save a couple of a grand buying an '08 vs. an '09, just food for thought.
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    RE: Time Belt, I think the 2nd gens have a timing chain which doesnt have to be serviced as often. :confused:
     
  6. May 2, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    thanks folks! awesome responses. much appreciated.
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    get the v6, or you will be whinning later
     
  8. May 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    What is the easy way to install an ipod aux port? Do you have a link and will it work on my 05?

    thanks
     
  9. May 3, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Welcome to TW
     
  10. May 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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  11. May 3, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Google "GROM audio".

    It will charge your ipod/iphone and you can control it through your stock radio.
     
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