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1st Gen Lunchtable Thread - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speedytech7, May 31, 2018.

  1. Jan 21, 2021 at 11:15 AM
    JKO1998

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    A power point or just a soft point?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2021 at 11:18 AM
    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette My 4R identifies as a Tacoma

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    And here I thought you would Excel at this :burp:
     
  3. Jan 21, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    Of course you are. You’re always in a Suit & Tie.
     
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  4. Jan 21, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    Yup, that was them. I have confirmed their findings with my sliders too, which I got from them.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:24 PM
    Running Board Man

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    Explain

    Both my 4 runners have the best turning radius out of any car I've driven including my camry, my dad's bmw, and brothers jetta

    They remained the same after getting aftermarket ball joints/tie rods that are the same part number autozone sells to tundras and sequoias
     
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  6. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    3rd gen 4runner outer tie rod connects in a different spot on the lower ball joint than on the 1st gen Tacomas, which is why the LBJs aren't interchangeable unless you also swap OTREs

    Some say the 4runners turning radius is different than the Tacoma's for this reason
     
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  7. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:35 PM
    Wulf

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    yes
    I have new OEM upper and lowers in my spare parts bin that I'll be ready to let go when I start tearing into the Tacoma
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM
    Running Board Man

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    In aware but in my experience 3rd gen 4 runners turning radiuses are second to none... Nothing crappy about them
     
  9. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:38 PM
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    I think he just means compared to his previous Tacoma.

    I've never driven a T4R so I wouldn't know, I have no complaints about my Tacoma's turning radius though
     
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  10. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:42 PM
    Kwikvette

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    Ryan already replied; the tie rod ends mount differently which is why 4R's have their own part numbers for both the tie rod ends and lower ball joints.
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:42 PM
    Kwikvette

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    I'd be happy to buy the LBJ's from you asap; if you decide to let them go that is.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:43 PM
    Kwikvette

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    @Running Board Man

    On second thought, the turning radius could actually be better on the 4R than the Tacoma.

    Anyway, bottom line is that between the two vehicles, even with the same suspension, their turning radius differs because of the LBJ and TRE differences.
     
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  13. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:45 PM
    Kwikvette

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    At what mall did this happen? :luvya:
     
  14. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    so whats a method to check for bad upper ball joints? Jack the truck up, grab hold of the spindle and try to move it to see it if it stays put or has play?
     
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  15. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:46 PM
    Kwikvette

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    Search noob :luvya:

    https://youtu.be/rteeAOQlrKY
     
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    Thems the lowers, those I check on the regular. I wanna know about the uppers. Unless he goes over checking those too in that vid
     
  17. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:49 PM
    Kwikvette

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    Fuck me, read wrong

    :violent:

    How are the boots on the upper?

    Hell, I've seen uppers boots blown for a long time with no ill effects...
     
  18. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM
    JKO1998

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    On the stockers, when mine have been very bad, there’s movement.

    Honestly if they’ve been on for a long time I’d just change them, fairly quick job.
     
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  19. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    They're the SPC boots so they always have grease coming out the bottom, since they get greased every 10k or so. They are messy SOBs

    I'll probably just replace them due to age/mileage anyway and keep the old upper BJs as trail spares. The ball joint portion should be pretty easy to do
     
  20. Jan 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM
    Running Board Man

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    That yielded no signs of wear when mine were out the only way I found out was when they clunked while turning in reversing as I hit a jagged bump

    On a stock tacoma though
     

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