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Review – Detroit News Says Tacoma Is Too Big

Review – Detroit News Says Tacoma Is Too Big

Last week Scott Burgess of the Detroit News reviewed a new 2011 Toyota Tacoma. While he liked the truck, he thought it was too big: the mistake of the new Tacoma is the same mistake all other small pickups make — they’re too big and they’re too expensive…America needs a […]

by February 24, 2011 2 comments Reviews
Tacoma Carrier Bearing Drop Kits – Interview with KLM Performance

Tacoma Carrier Bearing Drop Kits – Interview with KLM Performance

Our third and final post in our series tackling Tacoma driveline vibration solutions deals exclusively with carrier bearing drop kits.  These kits are not intended to help Toyota Tacoma drivers who own stock ride height vehicles, but rather address the driveline vibration concerns of those running a fairly aggressive lift […]

by February 22, 2011 3 comments Accessories & Gear
Tacoma Cleans Up In Canada

Tacoma Cleans Up In Canada

Tacoma Takes ecoEnergy Vehicle Award Away From Ford Natural Resources Canada, a government entity tasked with promoting sustainable development and green energy, recently announced the 2011 winners of the ecoEnergy vehicle award. The ecoEnergy award recognizes the most fuel-efficient vehicles in multiple categories, including the broad “Pickup Truck” category. The […]

by February 21, 2011 0 comments Latest News
Tacoma Rear Axle Shims – What, Why, and When

Tacoma Rear Axle Shims – What, Why, and When

In this second post in our series looking at potential solutions to the driveline vibration problems experienced by owners of lifted Toyota Tacomas, we will move beyond the aftermarket drive shafts that we examined in the first post and delve into the effectiveness of rear axle shims.

by February 17, 2011 1 comment Accessories & Gear
King of the Hammers 2011 Tomorrow!

King of the Hammers 2011 Tomorrow!

King of the Hammers is one of the more interesting stops on the desert racing circuit. Scheduled for February 11, 2011, preparations for the fifth iteration of the event are already well underway, with Dave Cole, Jeff Knoll and crew transforming the dry lake bed in Johnson Valley, CA into […]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments Latest News
New Mahindra Pik-Up Gas Mileage No Threat To Tacoma

New Mahindra Pik-Up Gas Mileage No Threat To Tacoma

Last week, Mahindra-Planet reported disappointing fuel economy estimates for the new Mahindra TR40, a potential competitor to the Tacoma. While the fuel economy numbers really weren’t that bad – 19 mpg city, 21 mpg highway for a 4 door truck – they fell far short of the 30 mpg numbers often promised […]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Latest News

Best Tacoma Mudding Videos

Slogging through a mud pit can be one of the best ways to enjoy a Toyota Tacoma – although it’s usually more fun if the vehicle in question isn’t yours, and you don’t have to deal with the repairs and upkeep associated with a dedicated mud truck. With that in […]

by February 3, 2011 2 comments Videos
Toyota Pickup Review From 1972 – Are We Better Off?

Toyota Pickup Review From 1972 – Are We Better Off?

Google’s “book search” utility is really incredible. While trying to find out when Toyota officially switched to double-walled pickup beds (answer: 1984?) I found a Popular Mechanics Toyota Pickup review from 1972. There are a lot of interesting tidbits in this article (you can read the entire thing here), but […]

by January 25, 2011 2 comments TacomaHQ
GM Engineer Says Tacoma Is Truck Of The Future

GM Engineer Says Tacoma Is Truck Of The Future

In what might have been the most shocking statement at the 2011 Detroit International Auto Show, a GM engineer said that “smaller, lighter trucks” are the wave of the future. To our way of thinking, he’s talking about the Tacoma. From Automotive News (sub. req’d): To meet proposed higher fuel […]

by January 20, 2011 0 comments Latest News
When Ford Discontinues Ranger and Sport Trac, Will Tacoma Benefit?

When Ford Discontinues Ranger and Sport Trac, Will Tacoma Benefit?

2011 is the last year that Ford will produce both the Ranger and the Explorer Sport Trac as both are scheduled to be discontinued. If we look at 2010’s truck sales figures, we see that nearly 72,000 Ranger and the Explorer Sport Trac were sold last year. The question is, […]

by January 13, 2011 4 comments Latest News