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Tacoma thread I found on my gun forum...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Packman73, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Packman73

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  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    I'd imagine that most speedometers are off by a bit. How often are you going down the highway, and you come across someone going just slightly slower than you. Their speedometer likely says they are going the speed limit, just like yours.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    Haha! I got the Mazda and thought the mileage counter was good but the trip was fast. I started to not give a shit but I don't notice it anymore. Speedo seems fine though.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    I know my 09 is off but it is on the slow side. If it says 80 I am really only going 77. Not a bad thing. should help me from getting a ticket but i understand that if you pay that much for a new truck there shouldn't be these little issues. I definitely still love tacomas!
     
  5. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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  6. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    Sorry to bore you, it's the first I've heard of it.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    Those loss of mileage numbers toward his warranty is flawed unless he drives 100% on highways at 60 MPH.
    Plus he doesn't start off at 60 MPH.
    So really what is the mileage difference on warranty coverage?A 2% loss,maybe.
    Like Wilson the Dog said and I agree...Much ado about nothing.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    IMO, the moral here is how often we as consumers are being fucked little by little in small ways by too many companies trying to save that fraction of billions of pennys at our expense. The bigger deal is to just blow it off & not call bullshit when it is blatently intentional & more widespread every day making the unscrupulous even more daring to go bigger because the silence denotes complacency & ignorance on our part to them. The less people speak up about it the further they'll take it. So this is not boring bullshit, it's how we have been slowly fucked & conditioned to like it & ask for more for too damn long while at the same time being expected to live our lives by the letter of the law. That is the point of the original post!
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    Maybe so but I have much bigger things in my life to worry about then to get all bent out of shape for a 1 or 2% loss of mileage toward a warranty.
    That speedo difference of 3-4 MPH at highway speeds may have already or will possibly save me speeding tickets.:)
     
  11. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:32 AM
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    How many things like this would it take? If you add them up & it starts being way too often to all the time then it starts being fucked up bullshit. It's not necessarily the .0005 of a cent each time, it becomes the overall concept that should make people think about where this kind of shit takes you long term. The bullshit we find ourselves in today wasn't cranked up last nite.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:39 AM
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    Many more!
    Letting little things like this in life bother you will have you on Prosac.
    Some things aren't worth the worry and hassle.
    You want to fight Toyota on this issue?Would it be worth the aggrivation when they say it's within their specs and will do nothing?
    I understand your point but I'll save my energy to fight bigger issues.:)
     
  13. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    x2 Joe.I don't like being screwed any more than the next guy but like Joe says.........Lifes too short.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:56 AM
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  15. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    Look on your door and see what the factory says the tire size should be, what you are seeing is teh difference in which the vehicle tire size is calibrated versus what came on teh vehicle. You will find that most offroad packagaes have largere tires than what the factory set all of it;s reading from, i.e. if you are running 265/75/16 and the vehicle is supposed to have 225/70/16, well there is your difference.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:14 AM
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    I hear ya but after constantly vs. once in awhile it becomes time to speak out against it if for nothing else just to let people like that know that you're not not blind to their graft & they can drink ball sweat. I will not lose sleep or be pushed into needing drugs to cope or worry profusely or go start snipen people or none of that weak shit because of anyone or anything. Energy supplies completly intact for all nonsense bashing no matter how big or small.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:25 AM
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    Yes,we're getting screwed.It's all over the place.
    Take food for example.
    Hellmann's mayo has jumped in price and went from 32 ounces to 30.Potato chips from 7 to 6 to 5.5 ounces.Most food products with the same scenario.
    Gas has that 9/10 of a cent on a gal.
    You just can't fight and boycott everything.
    I'm a bit older than you so I've been around the block a few times too.
    It's just the way things are and will continue to be..
     
  18. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    I come from a time where doing the right thing mattered & this new world acceptance of the opposite is just not anything that I'll ever embrace. Deal with & minimize at every turn maybe but like it & be silent about, NO. If it's bullshit, it will be advertised as such.............
     
  19. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    Well,that's your prerogative.
    It will get you heated and will just eat at you like it is in this thread.
    Is it worth it?
    Maybe to you it is but not me.
    On the bright side,at our age we'll have to deal with it a lot less time than most on this board.:D
     
  20. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    I think your logic is backwards. The "problem" is that the speedometer reads slower than actual speed. When you swap out smaller tires for larger tires, your actual speed increases relative to speedometer readout since you get more distance per revolution.

    So if the speedometer is calibrated with small tires, and you put on larger tires, your actual speed will be greater than speedometer speed.
     
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