What have you done to your Tacoma today?

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

  1. rocket

    rocket Well-Known Member

    Well the notifications aren’t in spam. But not anywhere else now! Wadafugg
     
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  3. rocket

    rocket Well-Known Member

    I’m tapping out b back tomorrow
     
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  4. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I tried removing the front air dam. Looked great, but made highway driving a bit squirrely so I put it back on.
     
  5. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I tried my tacoma with the chin spoiler removed....lost about 1mpg, and got more wind noise. I couldn't tell any odd effects on the trucks handling.
     
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  6. rocket

    rocket Well-Known Member

    Well my speeding days are over. So it stays off.
     
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  7. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Its got nothing to do with speeding, i guess if you call going over 45 mph that.
     
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  8. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Right?!?! It was especially noticeable when passing trailer trucks.
     
  9. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Never notice anything like that with my sr5 when on the interstate with big rigs....truck was very stable. I only noticed i had more wind noise around 45 mph and above. I've got a tonneau cover if that makes any difference, idk.
     
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  10. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    a big rig tractor with trailer almost sandwiched my little rig on the 75 freeway onramp today :eek:, i had no clue what they were doing, i thought they were getting on the freeway slowly with a very large load of timber at maybe 25mph... all of a sudden they head for the shoulder leaving me trying to merge into some 70mph traffic with dumazzes behind me riding my six and no shoulder to maneuver since they were blocking it :mad:
     
  11. rocket

    rocket Well-Known Member

    Seeing as I drive one for a living. I’m still trying to figure out how a slow rig in a breakdown lane you on an entrance ramp and obviously a full right lane could of sandwiched you. Oh right if you don’t yield sure you’re gonna get sandwiched. people on your 6 should know better but no one does these days.
     
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  12. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    This entrance ramp had a decent incline if it matters? I was watching his turn signals and for sure I thought his left signals were on that he wanted to merge into the freeway
    They pulled over abruptly but kept moving in the shoulder lane mere feet away from the freeway with those fast moving cars in both lanes iirc now it happened so fast and unexpectedly with the vehicles behind I jumping around crossing the solid white line
     
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  13. rocket

    rocket Well-Known Member

    The worst thing they did was govern the semi rigs. Making it virtually impossible to speed up to avoid instances like this that I call the squeeze play. The truck is basically a prisoner and everything around him are escapee’s. Ya ever wonder why trucks just stay in the middle lane? This is why.
     
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  14. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    They do not have those acceleration lanes around here! I did see some of those in Minnesota recently specially marked
     
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  15. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    They stay in the middle lane till they come up on slower traffic. It doesn't take for these guys long to get a head of steam to pass on the outer lane. Traffic on the interstate ca get pretty heavy at certain hours. Soon as you see an opening to pass a slow vehicle, you gotta go for it before it closes, or you get hung out to dry. I swear its turned into nascar around here.
     
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  16. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    Can these big rigs just stop on a dime hauling a megaload?
    I do not trust that they can, especially on the downhill grades, I see them lose speed going small uphill grades
    Aren't they just a mini train with that weight?
     
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  17. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    Gave underbody a good hosing down
    Looks like the woolWax on the diff housing cover needs touched up
    Or should I remove all that WW and start with a new fresh coat after checking on the primer I put on that some years ago IMG_20220802_143316_668.jpg
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    gittin' a full body soak felt good in the 99 degree heat LOL
     
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  18. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Was that the way the wool wax went on and setup, or was it sprayed over a crusty undercarriage at the time?
     
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  19. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I think you answered yourself with that final question.
     
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  20. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    i notice that lumpy & uneven appearance also!
    a few years ago i spent some good time hunkered underneath removing the axle crust i could reach with the abrasive blaster gun right down to the bare silver metal, then a couple coats of black primer
    initially i recall using some loctite naval jelly to dissolve the crust but that went nowhere in a hurry
    then sprayed some black woolwax for a groovy dark appearance under there that is visible to vehicles from behind. sprayed another coating on there before the next winter

    the lumpy appearance i am going to say comes from the highway wind and blowing it up from underneath when things get hot... plus all of the dirt that has collected to it and the respray touchups on occasion

    now i could clean all the wax off and then brush some of that cosmoline rp-342 to see how i like it... the only bad thing is if i don't like it the laboured effort it will take to remove it :( and it may look funky around the rear diff checklevel plug after awhile
     
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  21. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I did my gen1 tundra undercarriage best as possible wire wheeling all the crusty rust off. Then i used a rustoleum rust converter. 2 days later after that was good and dry, i painted it over with a brush using some rustoleum oil based black paint. It looked pretty decent when all was finished. I later fluid flimed it every year.
    I did my 2020 tacoma when everything was still very new with cosmoline....over 2 years later still looks brand new, no lumpy or uneven coating. Even on my final toyotacare visit, they asked whats on there that it was still looked so new like it just rolled off their lot.
     
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