Articles by: Benjamin Hunting

Why Do Toyota Tacoma Leaf Springs Break?

Why Do Toyota Tacoma Leaf Springs Break?

It’s definitely not a secret in the Toyota community that the rear leaf springs installed in the Tacoma pickup truck are prone to cracking, flattening and breaking. In fact, Toyota released a technical service bulletin in 2007 that was intended to address this problem by replacing the springs with new […]

by March 14, 2014 24 comments Repairs and Maintenance
Fitting Wider Tires on Your Lifted Tacoma – What You Need to Know

Fitting Wider Tires on Your Lifted Tacoma – What You Need to Know

A big part of the “lift kit look” is to stuff a set of larger tires underneath your truck once you have it at the exact ride height you had planned. For the most part, bigger tires for a raised Toyota Tacoma aren’t just an aesthetic concern – they can […]

by January 29, 2014 1 comment Accessories & Gear, Tires
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Toyota Tacoma Lift Kits: Do It Yourself or Professional Installation?

The question of whether you should take the do-it-yourself approach when installing a lift kit on your Toyota Tacoma or whether you should engage the services of an experienced professional is one that comes up often amongst pickup owners. For some people, it’s not even a debate – they would […]

by January 2, 2014 0 comments Accessories & Gear, Lift Kits
Moab Off-Roading Restrictions – Which Side Are You On?

Moab Off-Roading Restrictions – Which Side Are You On?

The use of public lands for off-roading – like those found around Moab, Utah – has long been a touchy subject. On the one side, some feel that any motorized vehicles access will harm nature. On the other side, off-roading enthusiasts feel that they have a right to enjoy public […]

by November 6, 2013 0 comments TacomaHQ
Toyota Tacoma Turbo Kit Options

Toyota Tacoma Turbo Kit Options

Turbochargers aren’t a common addition to a custom pickup truck, as most builders tend to go with a more tow-friendly supercharger installation when it comes time to choose a power adder. Some Toyota Tacoma owners, however, want to make their vehicle as unique as possible in the pursuit of additional […]

Toyota Tacoma Rock Rails – A Must For Serious Off-Roading

Toyota Tacoma Rock Rails – A Must For Serious Off-Roading

The rocker panels on your Toyota Tacoma were not designed to handle hard impacts. Anyone who has ever bottomed their truck out while off-roading, or had the misfortune of dragging frame on a rock that was just a little bit higher than they thought it was can attest to this […]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Accessories & Gear
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Why Do Toyota Tacoma Drum Brakes Last So Long?

The Toyota Tacoma’s rear brake drums are incredibly durable. How long do the shoes inside these drums last? One of our readers recently reported putting an astonishing 175,000 miles on his set of brake shoes before needing to replace them. Taking a closer look at how the rear drum brakes […]

by September 30, 2013 4 comments Repairs and Maintenance
Diagnosing Tacoma drivetrain vibrations - 3 part interview series

Diagnosing Drivetrain Vibration – Drive Shafts, Axle Shims, and Carrier Bearing Drop Kits

We’ve put together a three-part series that takes a look at the most popular after-market components used to counter Tacoma drivetrain vibration: After-market drive shafts (this post) Rear axle shims Carrier bearing drop kits In each post, we will get to the bottom of each component’s effectiveness in reducing and/or […]

by September 19, 2013 6 comments Accessories & Gear
Tacoma Replacement Leaf Spring Buyer’s Guide

Tacoma Replacement Leaf Spring Buyer’s Guide

We’ve already established that the stock Toyota leaf springs offered on the Tacoma are designed in such a way that factory Tacoma leaf spring breakage is almost guaranteed.  Fortunately, Tacoma pickup owners are blessed with a wide range of aftermarket spring choices which are not only built to a higher […]

by September 18, 2013 7 comments Repairs and Maintenance
iShock Toyota Tacoma i6500 Mid-Travel Suspension Kit Review

iShock Toyota Tacoma i6500 Mid-Travel Suspension Kit Review

Toyota Tacoma owners who intend to modify their trucks in order to gain additional capability in an off-road setting often find themselves pondering a choice between a modest, conventional lift and a more involved long-travel suspension that would allow them to drive more aggressively on a wide range of terrain. […]

by December 4, 2012 3 comments Accessories & Gear, Lift Kits