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2016 Back To The Future SEMA Tacoma Toyota Info

Toyota Reimagines Marty Mcfly’s Dream Truck With 2016 Tacoma

Menacing Movie-Inspired Tacoma Hits the SEMA Show in Las Vegas   TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015—Here’s a Toyota truck made for movie fans. Using the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma that went on sale in September, Toyota re-created the famous 4X4 from the Back to the Future franchise to delight the fans at the SEMA Show … Continue reading Toyota Reimagines Marty Mcfly’s Dream Truck With 2016 Tacoma
2017 Tacoma Toyota Info TRD

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – – Dirtier Than Ever!

Toyota Kicks Up More Dust with the Debut of the Newest Tacoma TRD Pro Off-Road Pickup   February 11, 2016 CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 – – Whether tackling treacherous snow-covered terrain, driving off the beaten path, or surviving extreme conditions where roads fear to tread, the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota is up for … Continue reading 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – – Dirtier Than Ever!
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Game Changer: 2019 Toyota TRD Pros Typify Ultimate Off-Road Performance

Next-Generation 4Runner and Tundra TRD Pro Feature All-New Fox shocks; Tacoma TRD Pro to Feature New TRD Desert Air Intake •Fox 2.5-inch Internal Bypass Shocks Featured on Entire TRD Pro Lineup •Tacoma TRD Pro Offers Available TRD Desert Air Intake •New TRD Roof Rack on 4Runner TRD Pro •Tundra TRD Pro Fitted with Rigid Fog … Continue reading Game Changer: 2019 Toyota TRD Pros Typify Ultimate Off-Road Performance
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2017 Tacoma Welcomes All-New TRD Pro to Its Work-Hard, Play-Hard Lineup

    November 08, 2016   All-new Next-Generation TRD Pro Offers Uncompromising Off-Road Expertise America’s Best-Selling Mid-size Pickup for 10 Years Running Assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio and available in 31 models Revised SR5 Option Packages Available Last year, the midsize pickup truck segment got thoroughly rocked by the introduction … Continue reading 2017 Tacoma Welcomes All-New TRD Pro to Its Work-Hard, Play-Hard Lineup
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Toyota’s Tacoma TRD Pro Race Truck Revealed at SEMA

Tacoma to Race at MINT 400  November 01, 2016 TORRANCE, Calif., (November 1, 2016)—In 1979, Toyota decided that off-road racing was a good way to demonstrate the durability of its trucks. Today, the newest addition to Toyota’s TRD collection, the Tacoma TRD Pro Race Truck debuts as a key showpiece at TOYOTA’s booth at the … Continue reading Toyota’s Tacoma TRD Pro Race Truck Revealed at SEMA
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Details: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016ToyotaTacoma-Toyota Tacoma  033The 2016 Tacoma is NOT:

  • Going to have a Supercharger
  • Going to have a TRD PRO in the lineup this year
  • Going to have a Regular Cab in any model this year and possibly ever again
  • Going to be the same old Tacoma

The 2016 Tacoma IS:

  • Going to be assembled in two facilities; San Antonio Texas and Tecate Mexico
  • Going to be on a Dealers lot near you on or about September 10, 2015
  • Going to have Crawl Control on most models and only with automatic transmissions
  • Going to have disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear
  • Going to have touch start with smart keys on SOME of the modes (a/t only)

I am a very enthusiastic Tacoma owner, I used to manage Tacoma Magazine, and even learned how to drive over thirty years ago in a Toyota Corolla. With that said, I had some seriously high expectations for this new Tacoma. For the most part, the Engineering team stepped up to meet or beat most of my desires. During the test drive we got to experience both on and off-road characteristics and I have to say that the 2016 Tacoma is not the same old truck. With the new refinements to the Dash and more impressively the Instrument Cluster, this is “starting” to look like a modern first-in-class representation. Then they tuned up the suspension and beefed up the drivetrain and it feels like first-in-class. Finally you have the engineers putting a nice little bow on this holiday package by trying to be like no one else and creating a family feel across market segments. By sharing front end stylings and body lines with both the Tundra and the 4Runner the engineers pay homage to the winning qualities from the rest of the family.

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The drive on-road was a welcome surprise…the truck felt tight in the corners with little to no understeer and much less body roll than ever before. The Tacoma is only a little bit quieter then before, however, it is now more structurally complete and a lot safer than previous generations. The Engineers went so far as to redesign the seats and the rest of the interior to give more leg room and help give a much more comfortable ride.

The off-road performance was equally impressive. This was the first time that I truly experience the full power of the Crawl Control and it was very impressive to see what Toyota has done to create a more capable vehicle. You have all seen the video by now, if you have not, Toyota buried a Tacoma up to the frame in the front and rear in sand, turned on the Crawl Control, and the truck walked itself right out of the sand. The issue I do have is that you do not put your feet on the brake or gas and the truck will go up and down better than a 40% grade under its own control. I do not know about you, but I tend to need that control for myself and with the decent the braking system is far from quiet while the system is constantly moving braking power between all four tires. With the creation of the TRD Pro, Toyota has been on a suspension bender and this new generation of Tacoma is reaping the rewards of their research and efforts. For a stock truck it was quite impressive, that is for sure!

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Say you love it or you hate it, it really does not matter. The redesign is done, it is what it is, another fantastic Toyota, and it is the best Tacoma yet. The new Atkinson Cycle engine will have to prove itself and if you do not like the cosmetics they will grow on you (and you know it). The interior is a much needed update, finally bringing the Tacoma up to date with styling and technology. I, for one, love it, I love the new ride and more power, I thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and new technology, and I even like how the Engineers are starting to tie the family of vehicles together with similar body lines and features. The one main down side to the redesigned Tacoma is the grill. It is going to be a pain for the aftermarket to come up with a way to replace the front bumper and I am not sure if that was the intention or not.

I am looking forward to getting a 2016 Tacoma here in Colorado to see how it handles at altitude and with a payload. We will let you know how that goes really soon! Until then, Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly!

2016 Toyota Tacoma Product Info

2016 Toyota Tacoma Technical Walkaround Handout

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JustDifferentials Prado Press Release Tacoma

JustDifferentials is the first to offer gears for the 2010+ FJ Cruiser, 4runner, Tacoma, Prado 150!

2010 11 JustDifferentials 300x290 JustDifferentials is the first to offer gears for the 2010+ FJ Cruiser, 4runner, Tacoma, Prado 150!P/N T8.2-456-OE

4.56 RING & PINION FOR 2010 & NEWER 8.2″ TOYOTA REAR.

  • 12 Bolt Ring Gear
  • Adjusts via side shims
  • 30 spline pinion

FITS:

  • 2010+ FJ CRUISER with or without factory E-locker
  • 2010+ 4runner with or without factory E-locker
  • 2009+ Landcruiser Prado 150 series with or w/o factory E-locker
  • 2010+ Tacoma WITH factory E-locker only

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2011 SEMA Tacoma Toyota Info TRD

2011 Tacoma Pickup Offers All-New TRD T|X and T|X Pro Performance Packages

TORRANCE, Calif., July, 29, 2010 – - The Toyota Tacoma, the best-selling compact pickup truck in America, offers two new accessory packages for 2011 based on a concept truck first shown at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show. The T|X and T|X Pro packages, available in conjunction with the Off-Road Package, add Toyota More Info »
2011 SEMA Tacoma Toyota Info TRD

2011 Tacoma Pickup Offers All-New TRD T|X and T|X Pro Performance Packages

TORRANCE, Calif., July, 29, 2010 – – The Toyota Tacoma, the best-selling compact pickup truck in America, offers two new accessory packages for 2011 based on a concept truck first shown at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show. The T|X and T|X Pro packages, available in conjunction with the Off-Road Package, add Toyota … Continue reading 2011 Tacoma Pickup Offers All-New TRD T|X and T|X Pro Performance Packages
2010 drive shaft recall Tacoma Toyota Info

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on 8,000 2010 Model Year Tacoma 4WD Trucks to Inspect the Front Drive Shaft

TORRANCE, Calif., February 12, 2010 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, today announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the front drive shaft on a small production run of certain 2010 model year Tacoma 4WD trucks. The front shaft in approximately 8,000 vehicles may include a component that contains cracks that … Continue reading Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on 8,000 2010 Model Year Tacoma 4WD Trucks to Inspect the Front Drive Shaft