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Tips For First Time Tacoma Owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by SnowboardsAndTacoma, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:18 AM.

  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    SnowboardsAndTacoma

    SnowboardsAndTacoma [OP] New Member

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    Just got an 09 Tacoma TRD and it's a first for me. I've been lurking here or just YouTubing videos for the most part. I'm excited to take her out on my adventures but would love to hear any tips or recommendations everyone has. I know its kind of general but anything helps at this point from maintenance, add ons, preventative, etc... I'm an avid snowboarder, camper, own a 13ft scamp trailer, mountain biker, and many other outdoor activities. Appreciate any advice, Cheers everyone.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt TTC # 059

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  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    Ccrames2018

    Ccrames2018 Jack of some trades.

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    I'd definitely recommend the Raceface tailgate pad for mountain bikes if you don't already have a pad. It's super quick and I just lock my bikes and the pad to the bed of the truck. It was about $120 if I remember correctly.IMG_20190125_164010.jpg
    Another option is the RockyMounts system, I have a thru axle mount as well as a QD mount that I need to get rid of since my toolbox and headache rack keep me from using them currently. Both really solid, locking mounts.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    Taco critter

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  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    SnowboardsAndTacoma

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    Like, so many.
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    Beretta4x4

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    Mind me asking why recommend or the benefits of a bed mat?
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    ResearchMonkee

    ResearchMonkee Techn9cian

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    Protects your bed and keeps stuff from sliding around.

    I have one and I appreciate it. Also pup approved.

    20180810_180204.jpg
     
  10. Jun 11, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Do you know the maintenance records? I'd do a fluid flush like front & rear diffs and transfer case. Oil changes are so easy on the truck. Also air & cabin filter. I'd check the lowering mechanism on the spare too. Fluid film the frame to stop rust. That's our biggest problem. Rear leafs too unless previous owner took care of that
     
  12. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    The bed mat is a must-have IMO. As mentioned above, it protects the bed and you can toss just about anything in there and it'll barely move around, even without being tied down.
     
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    I have owned my 03 gen1 15 years now and a 95 Tacoma before. As far as maintenance I highly recommend washing off road salts and filth OFTEN. Have the under carriage professionally treated annually. There are lots of threads here regarding RUST.
     
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