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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. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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    Cam308

    Cam308 Well-Known Member

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    Paste Wax....Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax, when I have the most time and want the most protection. This stuff is great and really easy to work with. Can apply in sun or shade, easy to wipe off. No white residue on plastic.

    liquid wax....Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax....little quicker than using paste wax. Used it for the first time this weekend and truck looks great. Less durability than the paste. Also easy on, easy wipe off, sun or shade and no white residue.

    All other times after a wash, Meguiars Ultimate Quick wax or recently purchased Meguiar's D15601 Synthetic X-Press Spray Wax - 1 Gallon. Takes about 15 min to do entire truck, leaves it shining and slick and prolongs the life of the wax underneath. No white residue on plastic.
     
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  2. Jun 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM
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    Paul631

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  3. Jun 11, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    Rojoe123

    Rojoe123 Bored when I'm not driving her!

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    Thanks for that, that had tone grueling to write!
     
  4. Jun 11, 2016 at 9:52 PM
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    Lesbaer1911

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    Thanks for the heads up. Took it in with about 300 miles on it. No grease, rear axel bolts tightened to spec and atf addressed. Would have never known without this post.
    Thanks again!
     
  5. Jun 12, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    jeff_taco_4x4

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    what does LCA stand for?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    Frank_Zuccarini

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    Lower Control Arm.

    Frank
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    bulldog

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    MobTown Sliders Line-Xed RCI Aluminum Skid BAMF Recessed Grille Clazzio Dark Gray Seat Covers 35% Tint Vinyl Tailgate Letters Undercover Elite Tonneau Apex Stealth Cali LED 31.5" w/upgrade OPT 7 harness and MicTuning Switch Homelink Autodim Compass RV Mirror 265/70 16 Michelin LTX M/S Defender Tires SCS Ray 10 Gunmetal 17' Pro Rigid Fog Lights 17' Pro Tail Lights OEM Roof Rack OEM Rubber Mats
    I picked up a 4 oz sample after reading your post. I'm going to try it out this week and see how it does. Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  8. Jun 12, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    OhioTaco68

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    AVS in channel window deflectors Lund 5" oval black nerf bars Tinted front windows De-badged all chrome emblems Matte black tailgate lettering Matte black door lettering Silver dash and door sill lettering Weathertech mud guards Tacoma bed mat Interior LED lighting Lamin-X yellow fogs Hyper yellow DRL LED 3rd brake light bulbs CLEARZ 3rd brake light lens LED back up lights SR5 4X4 bedside decals Plasti dipped chrome rear bumper Access LITERIDER tonneau cover Matte black US flag decal Console cover w/Toyota logo Hondo radio knobs NeoSupreme seat covers TRD shift knob Toyota Dark Satin Alloy wheels
    Its a GREAT product !
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2016 at 6:11 AM
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    Like Frank said, lower control arm. There are just some holes in it that I plugged with 9/16 and 1/2" plugs from lowes that someone linked on these forums. Cost about $4 and completely fixed the noise, which wasn't even noticeable unless it was very windy out.

    I'm getting up to around 2k miles on the truck and I'm liking it more and more. Transmission is shifting much better, no more noises of any sort.. I've taken it on a few short road trips and really like how it performs on the highway. Some very mild off-roading went well but nothing to write home about. Once I get some better tires I'll get a little more into it trails.
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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    Believe it or not, I LIKE the noise. Someone on TW has a link https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/solved-howling-noise-between-35-45.410480/ where he compares the LCA to an ocarina. I thought that the noise was rather soothing so I named my TRD "Ocarina"!
     
  11. Jun 13, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    They plugged my holes today during a service visit, LOL.
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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    i have one for sale~
     
  13. Jun 13, 2016 at 7:50 PM
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    - Revtek 427A, 3" front combo in coil / above coil spacer lift, 1.5" Rear AAL, diff drop, brake line raise, belly pan drop - Leer 100 XR w/slider removable rear window, pet screens, headliner, dome light wired directly to battery - FN f(x) Pro Wheels 17x8 Matte Gunmetal Gray w/TRD center caps (Dustin is AWESOME) - BFG KO2 275/70R17
    What did the stealership use, plastic plugs?
     
  14. Jun 13, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    TSB
     

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  15. Jun 14, 2016 at 2:11 AM
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    Is there a thread for TSBs?
     
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  16. Jun 14, 2016 at 8:13 AM
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    I don't think I've seen one created yet.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2016 at 8:39 AM
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  18. Jun 14, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    Picture please! THanks
     
  19. Jun 14, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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    In the 6pd Manual, when you engage the locker, does the light stay ON if it's engaged? Will it engage in 2wd? I seem to remember my FJ's locker having a light indicating it's on. Thanks!
     
  20. Jun 14, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    MitchK

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    Locker only works in 4L. You have to have the clutch in for it to engage. It will flash and beep until it's fully engaged and then the light will go solid.
     
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