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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tcBob, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Jan 24, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Not sure. I've seen folks say like $2,500 but I'm not doing the whole truck and I have some friends with connections I might be able to leverage.
     
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  2. Jan 24, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    $600 for a 65' roll.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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  4. Jan 25, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    tcBob

    tcBob [OP] Gringo Bandito Moderator

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  5. Jan 25, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Very nice!
    How did you know to look for the attachment point?
     
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  6. Jan 26, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Y2kbaja

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    I was going to mount one no matter. I was going to use pop rivet nuts but found the factory mount once I pulled the headliner down.
     
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  7. Jan 29, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco "I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"

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    Just a little tip if you're doing a coolant drain and fill. A 22 mm socket will easily grip the drain-cock on the radiator. Otherwise it can be tough to get a grip on it with your hand or pliers.

    Be mindful when tightening it though. Doesn't require much torque at all.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Voltron4x4

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    This and that...
    How about DIY puddle lights. A few options out there. B5BC1D8B-3D59-4C87-8D61-D371B663A20E.jpg
     
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  9. Jan 30, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    SilverThunderBo

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    Hey y’all, This is a truck I'm considering buying I would like some sincere reviews about it and tell me what should I expect in terms of performance or unexpected things that I don't know. I don't want there to be any surprises and I would appreciate any insight that you can give particularly if you have a similar setup. If some of your curious I'll be paying just a little over 10,000 for the sweet ride and there's nothing mechanically wrong with it. Thanks in advance for your help, I will let you know how it goes.
    It’s a 2006 2WD TRD Taco with the SR5 package. 230,000 miles. 8 inch lift. Thanks!

    If it helps, see 20 more pictures here:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/YmGwUYLEPVmSKyKX9

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  10. Jan 30, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Me personally I would say no...your buying someone elses lifted up 2wd that you dont know the history of. Did they beat on it and sink it, looks like it needs tires, just stuff like that. If you only want a 2wd theres a bunch out there and then you can do your own lift and tires etc and know more of the history on it. JMO
     
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  11. Jan 31, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    8" of lift means its sitting on blocks. Probably rides horribly. From my understanding, anything more than a suspension lift (3") is problematic on the Taco. You will more than likely experience a lot of drive line issues, ball joints, cv axles. You can only change the geometry so much before parts start wearing out really fast.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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  13. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    I have had several Tacomas over the years but my new to me 2015 SR5 4x4 access cab has one flaw that really bugs me. The Weather Channel temperature reading does not help me at all when I just want to know the temp where I actually am right now, not from some satellite telling me the temp from somewhere 50 miles away. Is there any fix for this?
     
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  14. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    me too..if ya ever want to do it heres the steps

    1. open box remove bag
    2.open bag remove bottle
    3.open bottle remove contents
    4. install on shifter


    now ya may want to reverse 3 & 4

    im redoing it now will post the new one when its done
     
  15. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2015-tacoma-ambient-air-temperature-gage.353562/

    i use my scan gage inlet temp
     
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  16. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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  17. Feb 3, 2019 at 6:35 AM
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    Not too many CVs on a 2WD
     
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  18. Feb 3, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco "I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"

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    For those you who have not visited the how-to thread for the 2nd gen transmission drain and fill...here's a tip. I didn't come up with this idea. But I did copy it and am passing it foward .

    Buy a male OBDII connector. I picked one up on Amazon for $6.50.

    Permanently jump pins #4 and #13. Now you have a simple plug and play option when setting the rig into temp check mode for transmission fluid work. No more horsing around with trying to insert a wire.

    I've used it 3 times so far. Works perfectly.

    Marked the pins with a green Sharpie.

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    Created a jumper wire. I insulated it with shrink wrap.

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    Finished product.

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  19. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    hahaha I totally glazed over the 2WD part.
     
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  20. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove

    TheDevilYouLove Dreams are free. The hustle is gonna cost you.

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    What type of wire connectors did you use for the pins? I made one of those also but your wire connectors look much more secure.
     
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