Mine failed between 150-175K
What about the upper ball joints. Shouldn't I have both replaced
They're fine if you know how to inspect them...I know because I neglected to twice. Factory LBJ are good for 150k+ on typical tire sizes. Swap them every 50k on 33+ inch tires. Takes 20 minutes. The duralast brand joints aren't good for more than 20k or so, found that out the hard way at 3 am cutting for lions.I wonder if anyone is going to post about the ball joints failing and ejecting the tire at freeway speed?
First gen Tacoma’s were much smaller than the gen 2’s and 3’s. Basically the last real pickup that you could wheel on Jeep width trails. I had a 2000 Tacoma trd with the locker and manual 5 speed. Owned it for 12 years with 200k miles sold for $6500. Incredible little truck. Own a 2017 Tundra now.I've really enjoyed this thread. I own a Tundra, but have always been intrigued by the Tacoma. What makes the Gen1 Tacoma different than the Gen2? Are there other Tacoma generations?