What have you done to your Tacoma today?

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by ae111black, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I need to do that. I was behind a horse trailer on a one lane hwy yesterday and it was dropping and splattering horse crap out the bottom and prayed my truck for miles. :mad:
    Between that and all the bugs I hit for 250 miles my truck looks sad:(
     
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  3. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    Taking my girl on a date tonight, wanted to make sure she got there in a nice chariot ;)
     
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  4. irayfz6

    irayfz6 Active Member

    Cut 5 inches off of my front mud flaps. I was tired of scraping them on everything!
     
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  5. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    All 4 like to ruin your paint anyhow when they flop around on the highway
     
  6. irayfz6

    irayfz6 Active Member

    I like the protection from rock chips. My last truck had chips behind the rear wheels from driving on dirt roads.
     
  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Bummer, i run goodyear authority which have big voids.... so far no chips to the rockers or rear end.... rubber yes, chips no.
    Sliders probably caught most of the rocks up front, not sure why the back is in good condition tho.
     
  8. irayfz6

    irayfz6 Active Member

    How do you like the Authority's? My local Wally World had a set of 265/75/16 that they had some trouble selling. Final price I saw before they sold was $121 each. I wanted to jump on them, but I can't justify it to myself when my current tires still have a lot of life left.
     
  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Second set, love em. Good traction all around cept i cant comment on snow or sand. I hate sand, and dont get snow in ca.
    Low noise, very even wearing, they dont slap, no issues with sidewalls, but i dont crawl or find myself around lava fields much. That said, my pops in law is in nevada and has cooled (obviously) lava fields and rock all around him and even 8ply get destroyed fast.

    Im running load range C, and cant say ive seen mileage drop in 265/75/16. I rarley calculate mileage, but whenni do its around 21 highway doing 75 avg. Ill be buying again when its time. They are a good tweener tire. Mt looks and cleaning design, with at tread compound for better wear.

    Ive never truly hydroplaned, even with crazy storm we recently had. I say "truly" because the front end hasnt hydroed, and although i can break the tires loose at 60 passing someone, thats throttle controlled on wet surface with a light rearend. Doing a steady 75 in rain i have not had either front or rear hydroplane on me.

    Kinda a pita to balance, but thats also cuz i ask for sticky weights only. I used to mount tires, and now these new steel, or zinc wtf they are weights do not sit on the factory rims very well. Lead, no problem...the new shit.....terrible gaps waiting to be thrown.

    I just wish these had the shoulder lugs from the duratrac... i like this tires tread pattern more. The authority has larger tread blocks, and i like that... but the shoulder lugs on the duratracs are badass and could prolly help in rutted situations.

    I also cant get in the bfg club... the bfg at has had the same pattern for many years, and its a crap design imho for anything but dirt. The k0 from the looks of it changed that some with siping and compound change..... the k02 moreso with proper water evacuation channels that provide a clear path out to the sides. The ko just had water crashing right into treadblocks and not away from the contact area.

    And im off to watch some tv and sleep.

    Ps, seem to be long wearing.... ive got a few hundred feet of black strips around the corner from this set and they look great after 2yrs.
     
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  10. mitchoarita

    mitchoarita New Member

    Installed led bulbs on my map & dome light


    LOL @ ur v6
     
  11. QSTaco

    QSTaco Active Member

    Put some N Fab rock sliders on the unit. I love the way their tucked away.
    Blacked out the Tacoma badge on the doors.
     

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  12. irayfz6

    irayfz6 Active Member

    Installed a power tailgate lock. I didn't even think to take pics until after I put the tailgate back together.
     
  13. longshore

    longshore Well-Known Member

    Looks great man!
     
  14. Rocket tech

    Rocket tech Well-Known Member

    Got rid of the ugly chrome grill on my"16 TRD Sport and installed a black TRD Pro grill. Piece of cake and looks waaayyy better.
     
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  15. MUNDSCHIN

    MUNDSCHIN Member

    I got tired of the Rodents climbing underneath the Hood so I installed a home made remedy. I had a brand new dip- stick cleaning pad with a adhesive bottom. I found a good spot to put it and soaked the sponge with peppermint oil. That smell is supposed to be a rodent deterrent. I will find out if it was worth it.
     
  16. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Whats a dipstick cleaning pad?

     
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  17. MUNDSCHIN

    MUNDSCHIN Member

    This is what the dip- stick cleaning pad looks like. The yellow sponge is soaked with the Peppermint oil. 20170704_193535.jpg 20170704_193544.jpg
     
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  18. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Interwesting
     
  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    What's a dipstick :confused:
     
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  21. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Jimmy
     

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