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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. Mar 31, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    drwx

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    my understanding is that the shift points are different in s-mode, so you may have achieved the same or better mpg results by setting it to 6th as well. there's about a million threads about mpg, shiftpoints, ect, and s-mode.
     
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  2. Apr 2, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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  3. Apr 2, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    FirstTimeTaco2020 I came here for the chemlight batteries

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    Just checked the U-bolts on my recently purchased 2016. Good to go at 52 ft lbs. Thanks!
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    So,
    I am looking at a 2017 TRD Off Road truck. Going to look at it today, at a dealer. Looks really clean and only has 25K miles on it. IS there anything I should look for and anything you guys can think of that would help me when I test drive it? . I have a 09 Tacoma, and love it, but I can get into this newer one.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    FirstTimeTaco2020 I came here for the chemlight batteries

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    Crawl under and look for mud/rust. Probably a good truck though!
     
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  6. Apr 3, 2020 at 6:25 AM
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    Thanks, I planned on that, learned my lesson on the 4runners I bought. I also heard about the hood vibration issue. Otherwise, I think, this may have a new home.
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    FirstTimeTaco2020 I came here for the chemlight batteries

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    Within the first week of having mine (before first payment and before it had tags), I changed the front and rear diff fluid. Not because I thought the fluid was bad but because I wanted to see how much metal was in the fluid and attached to the magnet. Did the same for the transmission (just the pan, not a fluid swap).
    If I didn’t like what I saw then I was going to take it back to the dealership.
    Of course my truck had 40k miles on it when I bought it so it was almost time for that service anyways.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    Hmm, good idea.. I might have to also.. I will definitely be looking at checking the service records for this and keeping it up to date on those if I do pull the trigger.
     
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  9. Apr 3, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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    Study the CarFax for it. There is often a good amount of info (and possibly insight) there.
     
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    Is it attached by double sided tape? Or is the pressure from the cut enough to hold?
     
  11. May 3, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    I think all the Velcro tape has double sided tape. It is just a small piece , maybe size of nickel or slightly larger.
     
  12. May 3, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    Like the idea. Thanks for sharing!
     
  13. May 10, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Hey guys whats the best hose size to do the A/C drain trick? Thanks in advance
     
  14. May 10, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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    The 6 speed auto in my Tacoma hasn't learned shit. It's just as terrible after 4 months and nearly 7000 miles as it was on day 1. I don't know where people are getting this nonsense, but my assessment of the auto is that it's programmed to maximize fuel economy, but it doesn't seem to do much for real world mileage. Plus the 3.91 gears make it even worse, especially on even the slightest hilly terrain. Regearing to 4.88 or 5.29 is pretty much a necessity.
     
  17. May 13, 2020 at 2:35 AM
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    I'm sure it's probably too late, but I'll never buy a used vehicle without having a trusted mechanic go over it first. I've been burned a few times by shady dealers. They always seem to be hiding something about the vehicle, but an experienced mechanic with a high end scan tool can see everything.
     
  18. May 13, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    I looked this truck over and even got under it, and everything looked good and drove well. Looked at the carfax. I am very happy with this truck
     
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