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Tips and Tricks on the 3rd Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AAChaoshand, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:01 AM
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    Peterlemonjello

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    I grabbed it from the front page on this thread. It was number #18. I thought it meant storage as well, but that is addressed in a later point. I thought maybe the seat was shaped different and allowed for more leg room or something. I guess it is just worded strange. I have two kids 12 and 6, that sit in the back. I never noticed anything, but if there was a difference I could move my daughters booster behind me instead of behind the passenger, giving my son some more room. I am close to 6'3' and things are kind of tighter than I thought they would be even after the test drive. thanks for the reply! :)
     
  2. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    mlr69

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    Oh, that's the #18 you were referring to, sorry, I forgot about the list from the first post. Yea, I'm 6'4" and always feel bad for whoever has to sit behind me because I can't move my seat up.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    mlr69

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    Yea, I'm not taking the time to fold down the rear seats when I go grocery shopping. Grocery bags go on the back seats and floors.
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    Mine go in the front passenger seat and passenger floorboard.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Peterlemonjello

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    Man 6’4”! Are you comfortable on long distances? I just called an upholstery shop, and am getting foam added to the front, and having the lumbar area replaced with denser better foam making it a bucket. $300 but it is what it is. I feel like I'm sitting on a plank of wood. It’s so solid and straight. It’s so low to the ground it messes with my back. Other than that I love it. :)
     
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  6. Apr 24, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    mlr69

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    ~400 miles are my longest trips and don't really have too much trouble. I will say though when I first got it I felt the driver seat was uncomfortable, so I've either gotten used to it or it's now been broken in.

    Let me know how the reupholstered seat works out for you. I'd have a problem with adding more foam to the seat if it's gonna make it any thicker - my head is already close the roof.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    Will do! I am supposed to ride in it for another week, then they are going to mock up some foam for the back of it. He is supposed to dig out the foam in the lumbar region and replace it with what he considers better foam. It should not raise the height to much, maybe an inch. then add some foam to the front of the seat to support my legs a bit so they are not so straight, and add foam to the thoracic area. I will follow up in a few weeks with some pictures. thanks again!

    also, I didn't realize the steering wheel telescoped out another inch. that helps me tremendously. This forum is sweet!
     
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  8. Apr 25, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    After 10 years driving Jeeps, which have an upright seating position, I am finding my legs feel sore and tired after driving the Tacoma for one hour. I think the seats lack thigh support.

    Has anyone else run into this and found a solution?
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    jamesfishn09

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    Depending on your height ½ ”, ¾” or 1” seat spacers help immensely. Some available in over 1” out there. All around $50 a set or so. I am 6’2” and ½” spacers are right for me. Makes a HUGE difference.
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    I used to get cramps on long trips in my Gen 2. I added 1" spacers to the rear of the seat and that problem went away. Noticed the same thing when I bought my '17. Put spacers in and that took care of it.
    There are a couple of members selling spacer kits on here. Check the B/S/T thread.
     
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  11. Apr 26, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    I was thinking the spacers would go on the front to increase the rake. Is the trick to put the spacers on the rear of the seat?
     
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  12. Apr 26, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    100% yes. Spacers to rear of seat. You can get a stack of washers to test which spacers are best for you
     
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  13. Apr 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    Same height, so I ordered a set but worry about changing the physics of the seat in a crash. How it affects the air bags and such? However, I have had this truck two weeks and it is almost unbearable. It’s to the point I went back to the dealer and tried to work out a trade for a highlander, but I would have to eat $5000. This has become an expensive lesson in not doing a 15 minute test drive. I have a guy that’s going to rip up and adjust the seat but I’m worried it won’t help. I’ve resorted to a sloped memory foam pillow that raises the backend of the seat, and it helps, but I’m an inch from the roof now and the back of the seat is weird when doing that. It doesn’t support the middle of the back at all. I don’t get it. I’ve had 10 vehicles, this being the most expensive and never had this problem. It just sucks. I may have to eat the $5000 and get a RAM.
     
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  14. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    my right knee has been starting to bugging me a bit recently, i need to try this since my old ford escape had something to prop my leg up against and with the tacoma that doesn't really exist, so it should help.

    what spacer set did you use? i might give this a ago as i too am 6'2" so the 1/2" space might work for myself as well.
     
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  15. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    If it’s any consolation: I did 15 minute test drives...on three different occasions. I was even warned about Tacoma seats. But I didn’t feel any discomfort. Now I find I get sore after 45 minutes of sitting in the truck.

    I like your idea of bringing it up with the dealer. Perhaps they have a solution —I know, I am being optimistic here :) Failing that, I’ll try the spacers.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    I developed this same issue with my 2013 Wrangler Rubicon. It was caused by my right heel pressing against the lower portion of the transmission hump. After 2+ hours in that position, pressure would build on my right knee.

    Not knowing what it was I went to the doctor: got diagnosed with incipient arthritis, given a knee brace, glucosamine and physiotherapy sessions. But the issue persisted.

    I finally connected the pain with sitting in the Jeep on long drives. Then noticed this tall rib running all around the all-weather floor mats. The space next to the transmission hump was tight and the floor mat was making my right heel twist.

    In this particular case replacing the floor mats that took care of the problem. But goes to show how much doctors really know...
     
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  17. Apr 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    Or if you want a Tacoma with powerseats then wait for the 2020 and trade in. I think it will cost far more than $5K
     
  18. Apr 26, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    depending on what you get if you trade in, but the 2020 tacoma gets you; power seats, front camera/ 360 panoramic camera, the new entune dashboard (android auto/ carplay or whatever it is), new grille, and probably a few other little things - oh and the Pro has the sexy new green paint.

    but each their own :cookiemonster:
     
  19. Apr 26, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    I was speaking of more than $5k price difference between the Ram and Tacoma.
     
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  20. Apr 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Quick question, hopefully this thread works as a place to ask. Why do phone calls come through my entertainment system and not texts? Lets say I'm listening to XM and get a call, the music will quiet and the ringtone will sound. The only way I get text notifications is if I'm listening to my phones music. I've gone through every notification thing in the system and cant figure it out.
     
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