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200,000 Mile Club (1st Gen Tacomas)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Elmo P Moose, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    synergy10

    synergy10 Well-Known Member

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    You got it.

    Your last question is a good one. Most of the time when I go into 4Lo, the 4WD button is already engaged/pushed in. I want to say that I have went into 4Lo without the 4WD button pushed in and it does exactly that...4WD Lo range regardless of 4WD button position.

    If I have time tonight/this weekend I'll test it out to confirm further.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    steve2267

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    There's a fellow around here -- @bwawuz02 -- who has swapped a 4thgen T4R torsen, locking center diff transfer case into his 2nd gen Taco. I think he's working on adding A-TRAC now. And he's running TrueTracs front & rear. My baby is an '04 Taco DC TRD OR, and I think I just figured out that I might be able to swap a locking center diff transfer case from an '01-02 T4R into my truck, and probably also the TRAC-VCS system. So... I was just looking at a 4Runner thread today and other web pages that describe 3rd gen 4Runner transfer cases. I'm still swimming in the different options, but if memory serves, the 3rd gen T4R's had like 3 different kinds of transfer cases, and some had the exact same t-case shift lever as yours (@synergy10). My '04 Taco DC has a J-type t-case shift lever... so I was surprised to learn from you that apparently not all 1st gen Taco's have the J-type t-case shift lever.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    FruitCakeBlake97

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    Fixing things at this point
    227k and still ticking. Bought it with 225k and had to do some minor work to it. All very worthwhile though.
     
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  4. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    Martman

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    1998 with 228,000 miles today. Burns no oil.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Tacoma, no mods
     
  6. Feb 5, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    96 with 263k running strong! I bought it 6 years ago for 5500$, 180k, no top. It’s in the shop now getting an arb front bumper and custom built rear bump. First post!

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  7. Feb 5, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    steve2267

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    Nice first post!

    Do you have a lift on there yet? If so, what are you running in the front to support the bumper? Do you happen to know what the additional weight of that bumper is over stock?

    Lastly, why did you choose the ARB front bumper? Over say a more specialized plate bumper, or a tube bumper? (I'm considering an ARB, because 1) it was engineered for our trucks, and 2) it seems to be one of the less expensive front bumper options.)
     
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  8. Feb 5, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    Those exact same reasons pretty much, the arb’s are solid and affordable for 1st gens. (800$ delivered) I couldn’t find many options for the rear, this shop is charging me 500$ and there will be 2 led backup lights inset in the bumper. I’m taking it next week to the shop I bought the arb to have the suspension done. No lift, probably just a leveling kit and better shocks. I ride off in the Rogue River mountains and camp a lot but I don’t get into anything too gnarly.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    2D368D4C-B6EF-471B-8219-1A336925DA26.jpg Just rolled to 270k! Bought it in 2013 w/ 170k.
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    Looks nice. Almost identical miles and dates to my DC. I think you've been nicer to your truck, though.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    Bought mine in 2013 with around 160k...at just under 230k now.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    Ha just put a huge scratch and dent in driver side door the other day actually. In the market for a new door now..
     
  13. Feb 5, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    Nice! I’ve had some loooong commutes in the past. Living in the middle of no where has its disadvantages as well ha.
     
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  14. Feb 5, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Just discovered car-part.com the other day...
     
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  15. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    201k miles. Bought it at 180k. Exhaust valves in cyl#2 were burnt out so I'm swapping the cylinder head this Thursday. Cant wait to get it runnin' like a champ again

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  16. Feb 6, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    2001 w/248k. Just did timing belt/water pump and other associated bits. Would like to build a bed rack/canopy soon for some light camping trips in the future. Also want to replace chrome trim (bumpers, grill) with black, as they are pitting and chrome isn't really my thing.

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    With my old toy.

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  17. Feb 7, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    Mine is 325k+ and still going strong. Even though the first odometer died and had to be replaced... Now it reads 101k short.....
     
  18. Feb 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM
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    2004 TRD Cab, bought it new in March 2004, put 120k on it & sold it to my brother - he put 110k on it and got the hots for an F150 - bought it back from him with 230k on the clock. Still doesn't use any oil. Mobil 1 oil with Toyota filter. Its had mostly just routine maintenance since new. I did have to have a new rack & pinion, tie rod ends & lower ball joints at about 232k. I loved it the 1st time I had it and I love it now :)

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  19. Feb 18, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    I have an 02. Bought it 2006 with, I believe, 71,000. I currently have 280,000. No major problems, (although, I've had to replace the radiator, twice in the last 6 yrs.) I absolutely, LOVE my truck. Gas mileage is disappointing, when you work 50 miles from home. I can live with that!
     
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  20. Feb 22, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    252k on my 2000 Taco, all of it done as a company truck before I got my hands on it. To the best of my knowledge, the only way for it to rack-up that many miles in under 20 years would involve it being a service truck and driving out to customers sites across the country.
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    This was taken before I bought it and cleaned it up.
     
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