LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

A good/bad weekend for my Taco...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
sfoxwoody [OP] sfoxwoody is offline
Senior Member
sfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to behold
Firefighter: FIREFIRGHTER, GSAR, HAZMAT, DIVE
Joined: Jul 2010, #39870
Location: Calhoun, Ga
Gender: Male
Posts: 123
sfoxwoody's Tacoma Gallery
A good/bad weekend for my Taco...

Well my 5100's came in from DSM and I decided to do the install myself with the help of this forum, and I was amazed at how easy it was. I had them out in less than an hour, called around and got the best price for swapping my OEM springs, $40 at the Goodyear tire store, had them set at 1.75 so as not to have any alignment issues. Got them home and slapped them in with no problem, then I noticed my passenger side upper ball joint was leaking bad so I decided while I was in there to go ahead and replace it, after calling about 6-7 parts stores finally found one at NAPA. Now comes the fun, I beat and beat trying to get the old one out, finally ended up taking the UCA off and beat some more, finally got it out at 1:15 am, I had to be at work at 8am! I didnt realize it had to be pressed in so I took the UCA back to the Goodyear store and they did it for free! Well I put the control arm back on today but the boot was giving me fits, long story short, I ripped the crap out of it getting it on. I guess seeing it with the billies on makes it not so bad that I have to get the ball joint fixed again, and I saved a load of money doing it myself! I'll post pics when I get new tires and black my wheels out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
WE'VE LANDED ON THE MOON!
TeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shedTeamLombardo is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TeamLombardo's Avatar
Army:
Name: Tony
Joined: May 2012, #79227
Location: El Paso
Age: 31
Gender: Guy
Posts: 705
TeamLombardo's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfoxwoody View Post
Well my 5100's came in from DSM and I decided to do the install myself with the help of this forum, and I was amazed at how easy it was. I had them out in less than an hour, called around and got the best price for swapping my OEM springs, $40 at the Goodyear tire store, had them set at 1.75 so as not to have any alignment issues. Got them home and slapped them in with no problem, then I noticed my passenger side upper ball joint was leaking bad so I decided while I was in there to go ahead and replace it, after calling about 6-7 parts stores finally found one at NAPA. Now comes the fun, I beat and beat trying to get the old one out, finally ended up taking the UCA off and beat some more, finally got it out at 1:15 am, I had to be at work at 8am! I didnt realize it had to be pressed in so I took the UCA back to the Goodyear store and they did it for free! Well I put the control arm back on today but the boot was giving me fits, long story short, I ripped the crap out of it getting it on. I guess seeing it with the billies on makes it not so bad that I have to get the ball joint fixed again, and I saved a load of money doing it myself! I'll post pics when I get new tires and black my wheels out.
LOL. Thats sucks, but at least you gained some experience and knowledge. Too bad it was at the expense of your time and effort.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
BroBraBlahBlah
Spoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shedSpoonman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Spoonman's Avatar
Name: Jamie
Joined: Sep 2011, #63328
Location: Calgary
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,826
Spoonman's Tacoma Gallery
Just because the boot is ripped doesn't mean it's ruined. Just means it won't last long. The grease will wash out quickly and it will develop play sooner.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
sfoxwoody [OP] sfoxwoody is offline
Senior Member
sfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to beholdsfoxwoody is a splendid one to behold
Firefighter: FIREFIRGHTER, GSAR, HAZMAT, DIVE
Joined: Jul 2010, #39870
Location: Calhoun, Ga
Gender: Male
Posts: 123
sfoxwoody's Tacoma Gallery
The one I got from NAPA has a grease fitting on it, so I could just keep greasing it, but I'm going to replace it because I cant stand it! I have to change the wheel bearing out on that side anyway so I'll swap it out then I guess.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If you think your weekend was bad, read this... Drew5387 Prayers & Support 35 10-28-2011 04:11 PM
good taco or bad taco ? Yota_dvl Detailing 11 07-03-2011 10:54 PM
Pressurized Automatic Touchless Carwashes - Good or Bad for Taco? TruKnight Detailing 17 09-01-2010 03:47 PM
Did some some good stuff over the weekend cmack Off-Roading & Trails 18 03-22-2010 02:52 PM
Going to S.A this weekend...any good shops? stevomac59 2nd Gen. Tacomas 5 04-23-2009 03:56 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.