Category: Toyota Tacoma

  • PHOTOS: Toyota’s Winners and Losers at CIAS

    I was able to attend Media Day at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto this year and as you’d expect, nearly all the content I captured was from the Toyota booth. Now, please keep in mind that this coverage is coming from the perspective of a Toyota enthusiast, not an automotive journalist (I’m not…

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  • Tuffy Console Safe Review: Securing My Tacoma!

    Today, I’m reviewing the Tuffy console safe and rear lockbox for the Toyota Tacoma. We live in a world where simply locking our doors is only enough to keep the honest people honest. Seasoned criminals have no problem breaking a window or finding another way into your vehicle if they want to get in badly…

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  • 2nd Gen Tacoma with a Hilux

    Toyota Tacoma Vs. Hilux: Here’s The Difference

    As the proud owner of a 2nd generation Tacoma myself, I can attest to the fact that it is not the same as a Toyota Hilux underneath. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing depending on your priorities. Sure, there are many cases where automakers will give the same vehicle a…

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  • Side view of baby seat in Tacoma

    Can You Put A Baby Seat In An Access Cab Tacoma? I Tried It:

    Good news! It is possible to mount a baby seat in a Toyota Tacoma with an Access Cab. As you’d expect, things are very cramped and certainly not very practical, though. Toyota intended for us to mount infant seats in these Tacomas when they included LATCH anchors in the back seat of both the Double…

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  • Toyota 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6

    Best 3rd Gen Tacoma Engine: Comparing the 2.7 I4 and 3.5 V6

    Toyota offers dozens of different ways to configure a third generation Tacoma. There are different bed lengths, cab sizes, transmission choices, and trim packages. Truly enough to make your head spin! The most defining feature, though, is what engine you choose to equip. Here there are only two choices: a 2.7 liter inline four cylinder…

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  • Tacoma 1GR-FE engine

    DIY 2nd Gen Tacoma Oil Change (Step-By-Step With Video!)

    Allow me to open this article with a bold statement: the 2nd generation (2005-2015) Toyota Tacoma is quite possibly the easiest vehicle to do a DIY oil change on. Seriously.  All of the components are well laid out and easy to access. There are very minimal tools required. Quite frankly, anyone can do this in…

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  • Silver Streak 2nd Gen Tacoma

    7 Reasons Why The Toyota Tacoma Is So Popular

    Everyone knows that nothing lasts forever. Our clothes wear out, computers slow down to the point of infuriation, and our bodies get tired and worn out. However, some things, like cockroaches, Nokia cell phones, and Toyota Tacomas exceed our expectations. The Tacoma has gained a cult following due to its life expectancy, which is similar…

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  • White 3rd gen Tacoma

    How To Use Your Toyota Tacoma’s 4WD System

    Have you ever wondered what that mysterious fourth knob of the HVAC system does on your Tacoma? Not many people know this, but that is actually the four wheel drive selector switch! Ok, all jokes aside, I’ve always thought it was a terrible design decision to put a knob of the same shape and size…

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  • 2006 Tacoma rear brakes

    It’s 2023 – Why Does The Tacoma STILL Have Drum Brakes?

    Almost $50k for a Tacoma TRD Pro and it still has drum brakes! Is Toyota being cheap or do they know something that none of the other truck manufacturers do? Reasons Why the Toyota Tacoma Has Rear Drum Brakes Let’s start by talking about why disc brakes are better than drum brakes. The number one…

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  • Red 1st generation Toyota Tacoma

    1st Gen Tacoma 4-Cyl vs V6 Engines: How Do They Compare?

    So you’re in the market for a new-to-you 1st gen Tacoma; arguably the most bulletproof Tacoma that Toyota has engineered – but why is it so bulletproof? Well, a lot of it has to do with the engines: the baseline 2.4L 2RZ-FE I4, the mid-range 2.7L 3RZ-FE I4, and the big boy, the 3.4L 5VZ-FE…

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