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Old 01-16-2012, 11:58 PM   #41
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found this.........some awesome and very helpful stuff here. maybe we can sticky this.....if it hasnt been somewhere on this forum already????? enjoy!!

http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamo...acoma.html#sus
Thanks for the great post! I am new to the world of toyotas I just purchased my first one last thurs. and I am really looking forward to fixing her up and hitting the trails.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #42
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New here. 1st gen taco (04) wanna do mods could use some help

Greetings. Had the truck for 5 yrs now and I want to have some work done on it.
1. Would like to lift it. 4 to 6 inch range would be nice. Why am I only finding 3 inch after market products?
2. New rims and tires. Not too "baloony" and not too thin.
3. What are good headlight replacements? I drive alot at night.
4. would like to get a cover for the bed but im only finding covers for 05 and newer. Am I looking in the wrong spot? Please help. thank you
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Check this out:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ful-links.html

Do some searching (search button works). When you are done mining the site, post your unanswered questions in a new post and you should get some help.

Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #44
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Thanks for the great post! I am new to the world of toyotas I just purchased my first one last thurs. and I am really looking forward to fixing her up and hitting the trails.
Agreed very helpful post thank you. And grats man hope you enjoy it!
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #46
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anytime you throw bigger tires on it creates more resistance to the axle torque because they are heavier, bite way more and the larger diameter tires with stock gearing throws a bigger load on the drive train. I had 33" on my 2.4 with stock gearing before i regeared. the biggest thing is how drastic the wheel torque and speed dropped. youll be fine, I took mine through a bunch of stuff and never had a problem. you'll have a huge smile after you re-gear with that tire size, night and day difference! have fun,
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #47
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Greetings. Had the truck for 5 yrs now and I want to have some work done on it.
1. Would like to lift it. 4 to 6 inch range would be nice. Why am I only finding 3 inch after market products?
2. New rims and tires. Not too "baloony" and not too thin.
3. What are good headlight replacements? I drive alot at night.
4. would like to get a cover for the bed but im only finding covers for 05 and newer. Am I looking in the wrong spot? Please help. thank you
ok, here's what i did...
1. 6" Fabtec suspension (you can find in any off-road 4x4 shop)
2. American Racing Mojave (teflon) 16x8.5 w/35" BFG Mud Terrains (you'll have to do a 1.25 spacer so you don't rubb your knuckles)
3. Keep your headlights and go to a led replacement bulb (the aftermarket headlights look like a bag of crushed assholes)
4. I got nothing for the bed cover... (never needed one or even considered one).

i hope this helps, all the mods listed above i've done to mine and love the results...
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:48 AM   #49
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ok, here's what i did...
1. 6" Fabtec suspension (you can find in any off-road 4x4 shop)
2. American Racing Mojave (teflon) 16x8.5 w/35" BFG Mud Terrains (you'll have to do a 1.25 spacer so you don't rubb your knuckles)
3. Keep your headlights and go to a led replacement bulb (the aftermarket headlights look like a bag of crushed assholes)
4. I got nothing for the bed cover... (never needed one or even considered one).

i hope this helps, all the mods listed above i've done to mine and love the results...
How do you like the led replacement headlights?
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #50
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Does anyone know how to instal powered window? A conversion from manual
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Does anyone know how to convert manual to powered windows??
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Smog gear removal

what can i pull off a cali taco....I live in Wy so none of that horse power robbing nonsense is needed....
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Thank you. This site got everything.
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Im adding aftermarket headlights to my 97 taco... the light already look ugly off the truck but i want hids.. Ill probably have it set up by end of nextweek just waiting on the hids to come in from asia...Anyone else done the lights mod with pics?


eBay special.. Wired the halo LEDs directly to my side markers I think they look alright... Only complaint is they don't like rocks glass doesn't seem very rock resistant but what glass is rifht
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Does anyone know how to convert manual to powered windows??

There is a company called "electric life" that made a conversion kit for the Jeep TJ that I had a while back. The install was not difficult and the windows went up n down smooth and fast. Maybe they make a Toyota kit?
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Found https://www.a1electric.com/catalog/cat_toyota.htm
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i ordered some from a1 they dont bolt up and i cant find anyone with instructions on how to.
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There is a company called "electric life" that made a conversion kit for the Jeep TJ that I had a while back. The install was not difficult and the windows went up n down smooth and fast. Maybe they make a Toyota kit?
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i ordered some from a1 they dont bolt up and i cant find anyone with instructions on how to.
Gentlemen, please take this to a new thread. You are more likely to get the help you seek. Most people wont give you the help you need because you are in the wrong thread. When you get it figured out, do a write up and post that in here so the OP can add it to the first post and help other in the future.

OP- can you get a mod to clean up the last page?
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what looks best ?

trying to figure out which tire will look best on my 00 prerunner TRD. Looking at 265/70R16 and 275/70R16 anyone seen or had tires like that on a 00 Tacoma? would 275/70R16 be too wide and look awkward ? ride quality etc.?????????
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