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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PrettyInInk, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    PrettyInInk

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    Anyone have some useful information for a new 2011 Tacoma owner?

    Tips, tricks? Things to watch out for?
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    BradleyScottETC

    BradleyScottETC Class IV Category 8 Elite VIP Member (Only)

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    The best tip I could give you is to go to the "technical chat" and "2nd gen" section of the forum and read through the "stickies", you'll learn tons about your truck.
     
  3. May 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    PrettyInInk

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    Thank you! I'm all for any type of information on the truck, I figured if I'm driving it - I better know the ins and outs of it as well!
     
  4. May 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    I've just gotten here and learned so much. Use the Search Tool. Find a lot of information that way too.

    And you'll find SO MUCH stuff you'll want to get for your truck. Prepare to go broke.
     
  5. May 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    G scott04

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    as far as the basic workings of every component
    your owners manual will cover just about everything.
    also my first gen, idk if yours came with it but its called
    a "passport to performance"
    and it has all of the recommended maintenance at all the mile intervals, so you don't have to guess :thumbsup:
    and then as far as aftermarket stuff.. the rest of this site :D
     
  6. May 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    PrettyInInk

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    Thank you!

    I've already read through my manuals that came with the truck and the after market products I've had installed. =] I didn't get a "passport to performance" but I remember reading about scheduled intervals and how many miles to put on your vehicle before doing certain things (ie..."don't break suddenly for _x_ amount of miles" or "don't travel above _x_ speed for _x_ amount of miles" etc) to break the truck in properly. And now I'm taking to reading up everything I can on the forums. =] So far, everything I have been reading has been a great help! And I've been getting even more ideas!


    What is your opinion on the scan guages? Which is better, scan guage or ultra guage? (I hope I got the names of those products correctly.)
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    When you change your oil remove the cap on the bottom of the filter cup. For the break in just drive normal. The engine is already broken in.

    Search for info and Scangauges and Ultragauges. I have used both and they are both good.
     
  8. May 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    When you change your oil please dont mistake if for the tranny and drain that instead...
     
  9. May 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    NOTHING useful here! :rolleyes:
    Search first and ask questions later. But they don't yell at us girls...much. TW is a great site and you're bound to find answers to all of your questions and then some! Welcome!
     
  10. May 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    but how is she gonna learn? ;):D
     
  11. May 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    This should clear it all up for you:

    Dino or Synthetic? Synthetic.

    87 or 93 octane? 87.

    4X4 or Prerunner? Prerunner.

    TRD OR or TRD Sport? Neither.

    SB or LB? SB.

    Real Housewives of Orange County or New Jers.....wait, wrong forum. Sorry.
     
  12. May 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    :rofl: at the OC comment, and I love my 91 octane :cool:
     
  13. May 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    This forum has powerful free "search" feature.
    Most forum limits search every 60 sec or redirect you to Google site to search the thread or EVEN MAKE YOU PAY before you could search.

    Love this site and I'm reading as many thread as possible... lots of awesome info.:)
     
  14. May 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    PrettyInInk

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    :D No worries, I know how to change the oil. Had to learn when I first started driving.
     
  15. May 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    PrettyInInk

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    I have definitely been making use of this feature as well as surfing through different threads! Very helpful and useful info out there! And so many ideas to add to a "wish" list.



    Oh, and awesome signature picture!
     
  16. May 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    Consider yourself lucky, I recently had a friend of mine ask me why her windshield washer fluid froze in the winter time when she used water to fill it....
     
  17. May 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    PrettyInInk

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    :ohsnap:

    Oh my. There are no words. If I may ask, how did you react?!
     
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