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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Feb 16, 2016 at 5:41 PM
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    dentpusha

    dentpusha Well-Known Member

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    What bumpers did you end up going with? Did you find a good deal on that winch?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    JoCoQS This until I can afford a REAL truck

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    Mario,

    I would have responded sooner, but I was drinking an excessive amount of coffee at Panera Bread and then I replaced my OEM carpeted floor mats with some Husky Liner X-ACT CONTOUR mats. I already had the back mat, just had to wait on the front mats. I've had WeatherTechs in all my vehicles prior so I can't do an honest comparison yet.
    Prior to my '16 TRD DCSB I owned a '12 TRD DCSB and a '15 TRD DCSB so I'm not a johnny-come-lately to the Tacoma arena. I'm also not trying, in any way, to start a Gen 2 vs. Gen 3 debate, which is unwinnable...

    First some pros about the '16:
    • It's a better looking truck than either my '12 or '15, imo. The '12 was Barcelona Red Metallic and the '15 was Blue Ribbon Metallic. My '16 is Quicksand, just fyi.
    • It rides quieter than either Gen 2 Taco.
    • It came stock with better tires, heated mirrors, and heated seats.
    • The grill is easier to remove
    Unfortunately that isn't a very long list.

    Now the cons:

    • The '16 get worse mileage than either Gen 2 I owned. Ever. I also owned them from new.
    • The relocation of the emergency brake from the floorboard to the center console, and the resultant reduction in size of the center console was a major step in the WRONG direction, imo.
    • The sunroof was part of the package for the truck I wanted and HAD to be taken as part of the package. IMO a sunroof on a truck is as useful as tits on a boar. It should be a separate, optional item at the very least. Again, imo.
    • Because of the sunroof, the overhead console area was totally redesigned. And not for the better. Get rid of the sunroof and you get rid of the two sunroof switches. This would allow the traction control off switch and the rear locker switch to be located back to the dash area. Then get rid of crawl control. Crawl control is another item that should be a specific, special-order item only. Once that is done there would once again be room for sunglass holders. A MUCH more useful use of this space.
    • The rearview mirror on the dash is once again too low. Unfortunately the Immryo mirror riser bracket, which I had installed in my '15, won't work with the '16.
    • The cubby on the left side of the steering wheel is a complete waste. How could Toyota NOT come up with a better use for this area of the dash?…
    • The drivers seat is WAY too high and isn't nearly as comfortable as either of my Gen 2 seats were. I'm of average height, right at 5'11", and although my head doesn't hit the roof the hair on the top of my head constantly rubs against the headliner and that drives me insane. To the point I've caught myself driving with my head tilted so my hair won't rub the headliner.
    • Even this TRD did not come with HomeLink in the rearview mirror. WHAT THE HECK. THIS IS A NO BRAINER. This should be a standard item.
    I don't blame anyone except myself for trading my '15 for this '16. I know as time goes on there will be more aftermarket items made available for the '16, but my dislikes can't be changed by a simple aftermarket part change. IMO Toyota is trying to make the Tacoma more "car-like" in the interior and in driving. I need a truck for truck purposes and this mid-size "truck" isn't really meant for the farm/ranch/country. Again all this is my opinion.
    It's also unfortunate that I was preparing to modify my '15 in a manner that would eliminate three of the items in the pro list. I was going to install 4Runner heated mirrors, aftermarket seat heating elements, and install sound deadening throughout the cabin (which would no doubt have provided a quieter ride than the '16).

    I hope the '16 grows on me, but if it doesn't I'm well aware of my options. Again, I am not trying to start a Gen2/Gen3, which is better debate. I was just answering your question.

    If I had the money, and I was a heck of a lot smarter, I should have kept my 2010 FJC and bought an old, beater pickup for my truck needs. Hindsight is always 20/20...
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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    I really get about the same as that IMO, maybe a bit more. It did not start getting decent gas mileage till a few days ago.
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Sawick

    Sawick Still not worthy!

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    Respect your opinion on the 16. Looks like a lot of the new "creature comforts" that Toyota put in don't really fit you well. Me, I actually enjoy the new layout, but that's personal preference like you said. I think the sunroof is an awesome addition. Do agree that little cubby doesn't seem very useful.

    Really what needs to be compared is the performance and reliability. Have noted that a bunch of people run into issues, but that's pretty standard for a first run of new vehicles. As for the gas mileage, that seems to be hit and miss with people. Some get good, others get as you stated. Might have to do with hills, break in period, heavy foot ect, even the way the transmission is set up. I did hear there is a TSB for a Trans flash. 000179 as posted by another member. Might help your mileage out.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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    http://www.rockymounts.com/bike_racks_driveshaft_sd_s/165.htm

    This is the mount that I have. I had to get a '15 front bed rail from the dealerm($35-40). Fits perfect, no modification. My primary mountain bike has a 15mm thru-axle so this is ideal for my bike. The bike in the pic is an old mountain bike that I used that day to ride to work while they kept my truck. It has the old style quick release but the bike mount comes with an adapter so it's an awesome setup.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2016 at 6:40 PM
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    I have the bumpers from exp-one coming. hopefully they'll in around Friday or Monday. I had the front made with only the center hoop and not the ones around the headlamps. And the winch was friggin expensive! lol
     
  7. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Is this your first time taking it in for that problem??
     
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  8. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    What type of lights and how are they mounted? Thanks
     
  9. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Nice
     
  10. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    upload_2016-2-16_22-18-36.jpgorupload_2016-2-16_22-18-50.jpgThey say this is the best. Almost ready to pull the trigger.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    Good to hear!
     
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  12. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    LT265/75R16E Duratracs.

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    Should be fun, will report on offroad effectiveness.

    Our winter has been very mild so I've taken the winters off super early this year. But Duratracs have a good reputation in snow anyway.
     
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    I'd like to know more also! please DM or post!
     
  14. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    are those E rated? i have been considering them for my truck when i recieve it but am unsure about the weight of the E rated tires and the impact thats gonna have on my future fuel economy
     
  16. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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    Duratracs are E rated but very light for the rating. They come in C as well, they just didnt have any in stock.

    That said they have a heavy rolling resistance, so it will impact the mileage more than a Toyo Open Country AT2 E, which weighs more, but had lower rolling resistance.

    I wanted a mud terrain, but kept finding myself wanting better street performance so I went with the Duratrac.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    I like how the emergency brake moved, IMO nothing was lost. Sure you lost the small pocked for a phone to sit sideways or even a couple pens to sit perfectly. But you gain an extra cup holder, and I have a spot for my phone now.... the Wireless charger. :p

    I guess it's all preference.
     
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  19. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    Remember the number they give you is negotiable. Go through their report and make sure everything that is on your truck is accounted for. When my '14 was totaled I had them redo it twice.
     
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  20. Feb 16, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    No where near enough!
    Rancho put a slightly sub 2" lift on her (warranty compliance) took her out in the desert the moment they took the tools off her. My third Taco, do people still drive other shit???

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