I refuse to EVER use Maxlife ATF in my rodeo again.
I tried it a few years back, I had real harsh shifting from 2nd - 3rd in a truck that had always shifted nice....I drained it out within 2 days and refilled with Castrol Import, which is a fluid I've always used, and the truck returned to normal.
So no, I do NOT recommend the Maxlife ATF for these transmissions.
I have 2 of these Rodeo's, both with the automatics, one has 200k, the other has 350k original units in both....I've only ever used Castrol Import, however, when I've been shy of fluid, I have used an ATF from Big R called Mile-something, can't remember the exact name of it. Both fluids have always been good to me.
The Maxlife has synthetic in it, not sure if it's the synthetic or Dex 6 that these transmissions don't like....but the hate for this fluid was VERY obvious in my transmission....I won't ever use it again.