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Old 08-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #21
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I like my 98, but the 01-04's have slightly nicer interiors. Wouldn't mind one of those.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #22
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The one thing I don't like about my '03 is the ABS. Otherwise, love it.
How about an ABS kill switch? I just started looking into how to do this the other day. So far I've found a bunch of info for 2nd Gens. But nothing yet on my '03.
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2001 because I have one and its the first year of the DOuble Cabs


I second this.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #24
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How about an ABS kill switch? I just started looking into how to do this the other day. So far I've found a bunch of info for 2nd Gens. But nothing yet on my '03.
My issue with the ABS on mine is that it has a habit of kicking on while I'm braking going into a turn on dry pavement. Not sure a kill switch is the appropriate solution.

I've never found a write-up on a kill switch for the 1st Gens. Some peeps have outright removed it. It isn't that hard. Just need some brakeline couplers from a pre-ABS model. I've considered this but hesitant to defeat "safety features" for insurance purposes. One of these days I'll do it and probably pop my airbags at the same time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:48 AM   #25
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #26
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01-04. the front end looks better imo. plus double cab!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #27
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What year? The one you own!
Why? Pride of ownership!
This.
I think the 95-97's look the best out of all of them.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #28
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #29
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I would agree with the 02, even though I have an 03.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #30
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I really like the 2001-2004. Mine is a 2002 and people on the road I run into think these are the best looking body styles out of the tacoma even the current ones. Bought it brand new for 20k and still runs great 11 years later. I can't complain.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #31
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It's surprising how basically we all feel the same about the gen 1's, some like the BULL nose grill and some like the horizontal grill bars and other things that are not what one would call earth shattering
I dearly loved my 1999, but the seat belt was frustrating to say the least, other than that everything was awesome. It's odd I used to be going out of the house to go wherever and look at mine and think "MAN" that thing is sharp! Sounds Dumb to some I guess.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #32
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They are all tough as nails. I personally like the front end of the '97, but the 2001-2004 are probably the most refined/advanced.
Good point, if you study the looks of a '97 you'll notice that its look was what the 2nd gens are based off of IMO

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The one thing I don't like about my '03 is the ABS. Otherwise, love it.
Hate ABS

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How about an ABS kill switch? I just started looking into how to do this the other day. So far I've found a bunch of info for 2nd Gens. But nothing yet on my '03.
I've seen nothing for a 1st gen as well
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It's odd I used to be going out of the house to go wherever and look at mine and think "MAN" that thing is sharp! Sounds Dumb to some I guess.
I've done the same thing. I've also opened the garage door on the way to bed to look at it and tell it how awesome it is.

I waited a lot of years for my Taco...
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It's surprising how basically we all feel the same about the gen 1's, some like the BULL nose grill and some like the horizontal grill bars and other things that are not what one would call earth shattering
I dearly loved my 1999, but the seat belt was frustrating to say the least, other than that everything was awesome. It's odd I used to be going out of the house to go wherever and look at mine and think "MAN" that thing is sharp! Sounds Dumb to some I guess.
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I've done the same thing. I've also opened the garage door on the way to bed to look at it and tell it how awesome it is.

I waited a lot of years for my Taco...

I still do.....
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For an abs kill switch, you should be able to wire a relay to interrupt one of the wheel sensors. It should light the abs light and defeat the abs. Now when you put the sensor back in the circuit I don't know if the fault will clear and the light will go out, but you could test it by unplugging one abs sensor, let the light come on, then plug it back in, turn truck on and see if it clears. Worst case you have to hook up a code reader to it and clear the fault. And if you have to do that, then it's probably not worth it. I'd test it, but I have a 97 w/o abs.
I had a Nissan years ago with abs issues (would randomly turn abs on while braking) and I just unplugged a sensor to defeat it completely.
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It's surprising how basically we all feel the same about the gen 1's, some like the BULL nose grill and some like the horizontal grill bars and other things that are not what one would call earth shattering
I dearly loved my 1999, but the seat belt was frustrating to say the least, other than that everything was awesome. It's odd I used to be going out of the house to go wherever and look at mine and think "MAN" that thing is sharp! Sounds Dumb to some I guess.
Not surprising or dumb at all. I look at my truck amongst all the other vehicles in my parking garage and it just stands out, ive had a couple people say it's the best looking truck in the lot...one of them was an owner of a Frontier.

Anyone know if there were any cosmetic changes between the years 01-04?
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2002 because they are last of the purely mechanical throttle system.
I have an auto trans w/ kick down cable and a throttle cable. It's an '03.

I like the '03-'04 looks as I have an '03.
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I have an auto trans w/ kick down cable and a throttle cable. It's an '03.

I like the '03-'04 looks as I have an '03.
'03 to '04 looks identical to '01 to '02.

And like I mentioned earlier, you have an early throttle by wire system where you still have a throttle cable, but it's not physically connected to the butterfly in the throttle body.
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