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To dam or not to dam.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Kruuuzn, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    Kruuuzn

    Kruuuzn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What's the true story on this ugly air damn under the nose of my new Sport?
    Toyota would you like you to believe the added aerodynamics saves gas but their own MPG estimates show the Sport and Off Road as the same. It sounds like a little slight of hand to me.

    I've got a ratchet in hand and itchy fingers to use it!
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    JaysTRDsport

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    Took mine off the first weekend I got home with it.took only 5 minutes To unbolt it & put the screws back looks so much better & when I add the skid plate it will look even better https://www.ebay.com/itm/132059354254
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:28 AM
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    Grossomotto

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    Downforce for when you're racing your truck at Daytona wfo.

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  4. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    Larry Dangerfield

    Larry Dangerfield When in doubt, throttle out

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    Stock until the urge gets too strong
    Off with it!
     
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  5. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    kite_325

    kite_325 A simple human, being

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  6. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    malatx

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    Got rid of mine, and literally threw it in the dumpster. Nobody even wants to buy it for $10
     
  7. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    JEEPNIK

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    I like it. I wouldn’t have bought the truck if I didn’t.

    How effective is it? I haven’t seen any real world side by side testing. Though I strongly suspect it wouldn’t be any significant change in handling or MPG. Like spoilers it’s probably mostly cosmetic.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 TRDude

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    Please remove sir.

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  9. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    Jmac2408

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    If you plan on taking your truck off roading you might as well remove it or let nature remove it for you :sawzall:
     
  10. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    CusterFan

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    Dammed.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    RNO_TACO

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    I’m surprised you didn’t remove it before you left the lot. LOL Off with it.....You won’t miss that .5mpg difference.
     
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  12. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    Rockefelluh

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    A lot of people don’t even notice an mpg difference.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    Kruuuzn

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    Lol

    I DID have them remove the silver bed decals before I left the lot. They just didn’t look right on the Voodoo Blue.
     
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  14. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    You’ll be happier with it off anyway. Looks better. My opinion anyway. Now get off Tacomaworld, walk outside right now with ratchet in hand and get to work :rofl:
     
  15. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    Hobbs

    Hobbs Food Waste Problems?

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    Frankly my dear Kruuuzn, I don't give a dam.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    JaysTRDsport

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    Same with the ugly none trd pro shift knob have it on eBay $5.00 no Interests in it at all lol I have the 6 speed manual TRD pro knob on it from the first week love it they should have just put that on from the factory instead of the Dildo looking one Imo

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  17. Sep 7, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Kruuuzn

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    I agree.
    That stock knob is SOME KINDA UGLY. I had the dealer include the Pro knob in my truck package BUT THEN pulled it out for a Core Shifter.

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  18. Sep 7, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    CusterFan

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    Swapped mine out for a 8-ball.


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  19. Sep 7, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    JaysTRDsport

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    I was thinking I can use the Dildo looking one cut the bottom part off to use on a aftermarket knob & the boot can click on to the bottom of it like the oem fits
     
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  20. Sep 7, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    zoo truck

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    I don't do any heavy off-road, and the truck is still under toyota care so i'll leave this air dam in place to let them put up with it when they do an oil change. You can bet your ass it'll be gone when the 2 year program ends. I came close to leaving it off after i did rust proofing on the chassis.
     

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