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Talk me out of getting a Ranger!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Knight405, May 6, 2019.

  1. May 10, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    shakerhood

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    Have the same feeling, the seat is like a sliding board, would have guessed spacers under the front too.
     
  2. May 10, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Worked for me. I went 3/4 " and it helps the back a lot on trips. The low seat position is a thing Toyota refuses to address. I could only do the backs though, as the front holes wont line up when the back is lifted.
     
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  3. May 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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  4. May 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    I don't care for that either. It's the same on the Colorado/Canyon.
     
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  5. May 10, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Yup. We all have different torso-to-legs-to-arms lengths; even two people of the same height.

    I also thought tilting the front of the seat would help. But after watching several videos of owners modifying their Tacomas, the issue appears to be that the cushion where we place our butts is too low to the floor.

    Part of the problem seems to be that the Tacoma cabin doesn’t have a lot of headroom to start with, so Toyota may have deemed lowering the seat as an acceptable “solution”.

    Still, I find it baffling that any of this would be rocket science for Toyota.
     
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  6. May 10, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    Except for my 2000 Silverado that wasnt my daily driver, my Tacoma is the only car ive owned that wasnt a low slung sports car 3 inches off the ground. So that may be why im more comfortable in it. This thing is a cadillac (comfort wise) compared to my 03 WRX I sold before it.
     
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  7. May 10, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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    Strikes me in the pictures that there is more ground clearance and less overall height in the Taco. Cursory check on the interweb confirms it. Taco has 1 inch more ground clearance and less overall height. Practically daring you to lift it, take it off road, and still park it in your garage.

    Ford would like you to keep to the malls.

    Edit: Also explains the cramped cabin/ seats for some.
     
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  8. May 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Same here
     
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  9. May 10, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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  10. May 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I'm a tall dude, I thought that the rails on the tacoma were a little too high. That Ranger looks obscene. At that point just put a roof panel on and call it an expedition already...
     
  11. May 10, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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  12. May 10, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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  13. May 15, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    Here’s color comparison for their orangish choice

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  14. May 15, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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  16. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    I'm back! Still debating the new Bronco, Ranger, 4Runner, and Tacoma. Don't think it's a good sign NOTHING has been released about the Bronco by now though.
     
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    This. When researching to buy my first truck, I was weary of getting in a Tacoma with a sun roof after wanting one for so long... only to realize that my 6’1” 195 was gonna make it terrible.

    Hop in for a test drive, and wow this thing is a plane hanger compared to my previous vehicles. I’ve always been a steering wheel hugger anyway, but I can only assume a lot of the folks with issues must be coming from full sized trucks/SUVs. Heck, my wife’s rav4 feels like driving a go cart after 3 weeks in the taco.
     
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