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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

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

  1. Nov 20, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Check the little black switch on your door. I turned it off on accident while cleaning. It kid proofs the windows :D
     
  2. Nov 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Spacers up front, thats it...:-(
    So im a proud new(to me) tacoma owner, i bought my truck with an existing spacer lift on the front, and it has these "super spring" type helper springs on the rear. The truck sits very close to, but not quite level, so i ordered a set of tough country AAL's. now im unsure if i should do the aal with the super spring thing or without....thoughts?
     
  3. Nov 22, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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  4. Nov 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    I have something similar from Fat Bob's Garage (click here). Even w/ these 2.25" spacers my camber is out of spec using stock upper control arms, thereby wearing the outsides of my front tires more quickly. If it tells you anything I have new Light Racing upper control arms and complete ToyTec coil-overs (Bilstein 5100s w/ Eibach springs) waiting for me to install them in place of the spacers.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    Thanks for the info
     
  6. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    3" Revtek spacer kit in front w/ aal and 1" block in rear. No TSB aal installed yet. Spider Trax spacers.

    Remove the superspring kit when you use the aal. The supersprings are for weight capabilities only and will make your ride horribly stiff.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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  8. Jan 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    I've been looking at the Toytec lift install for how to install 5100's. Looks to be the same basic's as far as removing the strut/coil assembly and disassemble.

    Just had to ask though if there is a thread specifically for 5100's?

    If not would be a good Idea since the 5100's are so popular on TW.

    Just ordered a set today and am contemplating doing my own install. Doesn't look too hard.

    Any idea how much a shop would charge to disassemble and reassemble the strut/coils for me?

    One other thing, I thought I saw somewhere that the lower A arm bolts need to be loosened to allow it to drop enough to remove the strut assembly. This was not shown in the Toytec install, is there any info on this or do I remember wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Here you go: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/61-2nd-generation-2005/215551-5100s-installed-pics.html

    And from the first post in this thread (not 5100s, but a ToyTec spacer lift):

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/40467-how-toytec-lift-install-smtrdsport.html

    The fourth picture down shows you how to disconnect the lower control arm from the spindle in order to get the strut in/out.

    How much your shop would charge depends on their hourly labor fee and how long they allocate to the job. Shouldn't take them more than two hours for both sides, so if they're around $90-120/hour it could cost you $180-240-ish.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Thanks, didn't think to look on TN but did search here and with google and found nothing.

    As far as the shop, I just meant about them doing the coil swap if I pulled them off the truck.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    hey guys ive been looking in to adding LED for like center console cup holders etc however for the center console or glove compartment because i saw somewhere on the forum someone wanted to add it to the their glove but i figure why do we have to switch it on and off why not it turn on as we open them so all in all i was wondering if http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...&_nkw=Magnetic+Drawer+or+Door+Switch&_sacat=0 this would work http://www.elementalled.com/magnetic-drawer-switch.html its just cheaper on ebay i think 10 for 15 bucks instead of 1 haha so all the electrical savvy people let me know thank you!
     
  12. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    Just wire it into your illumination wire and whenever your headlights are on your interior lights are on. The glovebox will be closed when not in use so no reason to have it shut off. I used orange (to match the stock interior illumination) flush mount, wide angle LEDs and lit up the front cubby where the cup holders are, the little pocket below and to the right of the steering wheel and then the center console. It's cheap and simple and only requires effort to find out how to remove interior parts to run wires and drill some holes.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    I read that some others that used the illumination wire burnt it out lol so is yours on even when ur console is shut?
     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    I've read about people burning their house down running the fart fan in the bathroom. Does this mean I shouldn't use mine? Done properly there are no concerns. Yes, always on. Use the proper LEDs and they won't get warm or use much power so there's no reason to mess with switches and such. Just wire everything to the illumination wire and be done.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    anyone have a link to download a copy of the maintenance manual?
     
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  18. Mar 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    This is a great list, already have several on my list!
     
  19. Apr 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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    didnt wanna make a whole new thread for this but..

    has anyone put 1st gen mudflaps on a 2nd gen? i like the 1st gen mudflaps smaller floppy style than the 2nd gen longer hard plastic style. anyone done this?
     
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