2016 Toyota Tacoma
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is available in crew cab and extended cab body styles while ditching the regular cab model. In return, all rear-wheel drive Tacomas get a higher ground clearance and raised suspension from the Tacoma 4x4. The double cab version is available in short or long-wheelbase models, while all Tacoma access cabs have a 73.7-inch bed and a 127.8-inch wheelbase. Under the hood is a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, while the optional 4.0-liter V6 bids goodbye in favor of a smoother and more fuel-efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine. Both motors come standard with an updated six-speed automatic gearbox, while Tacoma 4x4 models are available with a manual transmission. In addition, the 4x4 Toyota Tacoma has a sturdier rear axle and a new transfer case.
Rolling in Style
The fastest and easiest way to improve the rugged countenance of your 2016 Toyota Tundra is to give it a wheel and tire upgrade. Before you go crazy on the options, you better get a grip on the wheel offset and backspacing when upgrading to more extensive wheels than stock. The term "offset" refers to how the wheel and tire combo will sit inside your truck's wheel wells, while backspacing is the distance required to accommodate the new wheels without rubbing on your truck's brakes, suspension, and chassis. Choosing new wheels with a negative offset means the mounting hub is behind the centerline of the wheels. In contrast, a positive offset has the mounting surface in front of the centerline of the wheel. Selecting the correct offset and backspacing ensures you get the best performance, handling, and style from your new wheel and tire upgrade.
Get a Grip
After choosing your wheels, the next step is choosing the right set of tires. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma looks great when fitted with a chunky set of all-terrain (A/T) tires. However, hardcore off-roaders should look no further than mud-terrain (M/T) tires to conquer bog-like sand and mud. In the past, A/T and mud tires were one-trick ponies. Modern advancement and technological progress of the hybrid rubber compounds has allowed for these aggressively treaded tires to be much tamer on the road without any sacrifice in off-road prowess. A/T tires blend the best of all worlds - focus on off-road ability, utilizing deep treads, water shedding sipes and multiple belt layers to resist puncture. That said, there tread pattern is not so knobby as to produce harsh road feel and noise. Mud tires take off-roading one step further, sacrificing some on-road comfort (noise and harshness) for pure off-road capability. Even larger and chunkier tread, thicker sidewalls and a high rolling friction index crown them king when playing in the dirt and mud.
The headlights of your 2016 Toyota Tacoma can take a beating from your weekend trekking and daily adventures. Furthermore, warped, fading, scratched, or yellowing headlight lenses will make your truck look older and dated. Installing a modern LED headlamp upgrade is not just about improving the style of your rig, but it’s all about improving safety and visibility. Aftermarket headlights boast the same quality as the OEM factory units, but new features like high-power, ultra-bright LED bulbs and LED position lights will offer better nighttime visibility, for both people looking out and other vehicles to see you. In addition, LED headlights are more efficient and emit less heat than halogen or HID lights. LED technology is being embraced fast by all markets. Their efficiency, illuminosity and flexibility (diode size, color control via circuit) make them the #1 choice for a new set of head lights.