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2000 TRD OFFROAD MT Questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dare Devil Diablo, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. Sep 18, 2022 at 8:27 PM
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    I did not get as far as I wanted today but I did make some progress. Above is where I am going to put the battery. Right in front of the passenger rear wheel on top of the slider. Space is pretty tight here but I don't have alot of good options. I will need to notch the angled slider support in order to be able to get the battery in and out without removing the bed. I will also need to trim the fender a little at the bottom as well. I think this will end up working out pretty nicely.

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    This is a mockup of the box. I'll be making it out of 1/4" aluminum.

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    Here is the reason it cannot go under the hood.

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    I pulled the bed and pressure washed everything. Thats about where I'm at. I'm planning on starting sand blasting next week.

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    I also found this printed on the leaf springs. Looks like it is an All-pro Off-Road's 4500T-AP-5. At least now I know the half spring is in fact how it is supposed to be. I might contact them about the twisting leaf pack and see what they think.

    I hope to have another update next weekend.

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  2. Sep 18, 2022 at 9:02 PM
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    That's uhm...a very unique AC setup, not to mention the sliders.

    Definitely wouldn't trust those cold beads and small square tubing to hold the truck up through some gnarly stuff.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:36 AM
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    The AC compressor is the air compressor. The truck has the standard AC. There are some pretty extensive threads on here about the air compressor setup. I am not sure if this setup even works. I will be diving through all of that after the truck is road worthy. It would suck pretty hard if this was a garbage setup and I went through all this trouble only to scrap the system and put the battery back up front. LOL


    There are quite a few supports holding that slider to the frame. I am pretty confident they will easily support the weight of the truck. I am not a floor it and hope for the best kind of driver. Slow and steady doesn't break (as much) shit. Hopefully the truck will only occasionally be "set" on the sliders.
     
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    Pic for ya. TBH if the slider snapped off it wouldn't hurt my feelings too bad as I was never excited that they were welded to the frame in the first place. But, I seriously doubt they are going anywhere.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2022 at 11:21 PM
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    York air compressors were cool back in the 90’s and 00’s before battery tools were good. Now you can buy a reliable 12v air compressor that will fill up 4 37’s in under 10min. However, if the current setup is working, or doesn’t need much work I’d leave it.

    As mentioned, make sure to address those U-Bolts before you get it back on the road.

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    The current setup is actually not working. I am unsure what it needs to get going. I have not messed with it much. I do know the clutch is not engaging. What i believe to be the switch for it is missing a ground.

    My understanding was this pully driven compressor would provide significantly more SCFM. I guess I have no data to back that up. My reference may be a post from the 90s. I have a Vivair 300P. If the pully driven AC compressor cannot match the Vivair (or even only barely exceeds it), I should definitely scrap the York and put the battery back in its original location. I will look into this. Thanks for bringing this up.

    And definitely on the U bolts!
     
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    Was going to say, I've seen A/C compressors turned into air compressors for airing up and the use of lockers but the lines going to/from threw me off.

    That thing is huge.

    I don't expect you to run any air tools off of it though? I'd stick with the viair personally; mine lives in my vehicle.
     
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    So, quick internet search tells me the York is far superior. Sounds like air tools are usable on this setup. Mine will need some work. It did come with an airtank and everything but I think I will complete rewire it, and disassemble, clean and oil the pump before trying to turn it on. Probably throw an oil separator inline as well.

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    This is off my Vivair 300p box. I assume this is pretty reliable.


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    Pulled this off the nets. Have no idea how reliable this is but it does make some sense as the compressor is driven by a ~200hp motor. Should deliver consistent flow rates at any usable (things I would need it for) PSI. You can see the vivair loses cfm as thr pressure goes up because it is driven by a tiny motor.

    There is much evidence online that the York compressor is a great air source. This is a keeper.

    Battery relocation is a go!
     
  9. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:42 PM
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    No doubt the York makes an awesome compressor. Two guys in my wheeling group have them, but that’s because we are on 43” and 44” Swampers.

    The question is do you need it for your uses, and how much effort/ cost to get it functional again.
     

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