Figured DIY is the best place for this. Maybe not even be much of a discussion on-going, but I'm coming up on 30k and plan on doing some/most/all of the maint I can myself so maybe more questions in the future the mechanically included will chime in. The $ numbers quoted by dealers are insane and differ greatly around me. I hate forums where you get an answer with no explanation. Trying to find the why behind an answer is near fucking impossible. Example to start as an actual question. The newest 3rd gens (2016 - current) are regularly shit on at places like tacomaworld - transmission hunts for gears, poor low RPM power, diffs leak, diff whine, and on and on. Some are legit, some are just the vocal minority. Ok, the actual question. 4x4 prop shaft u-joints. The 2nd gens have ~6 zerks to grease from front to back I believe. Some percentage of early 2016 3rd gens have two near the rear along with 2 up front in front of transfer case. But the 2017 offroad/4x4 have two total, all up front. People can speculate as to why (Toyota didn't care about the 32 people who cared to do the maint and no one else brought in their trucks for maint). But, why? Are they sealed bearings that don't require maintenance? Is there an advantage/disadvantage to this? Anywho, post questions, bitch about previous vehicles.