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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tcBob, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. discoy2k

    discoy2k Well-Known Member

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    hello,
    this is not really a mod, but you may want to add to the list. the first run of shipped TRD sports did not come with a cabin filter installed, so people may want to check and add 1

    cheers,
    disco
     
  2. tacopoker

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    IGR, Need Fog Lights.
    **Taco 2012 Prerunner 4 Cyl. Dbl Cab**
    Which Fog Lights would be the best buy? Are there any for other Toyota
    vehicles that will fit? Would also need wiring info.
    Thanks
     
  3. Throughhonor

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    I need some help, All windows but my driver will not roll up or down. I checked fuses and that is not the issue. My truck might of experienced some salt water spray after the hurricane but I doubt that did anything, any input helps. I really dont want to go to the stealership to fix it, thanks in advance
     
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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
     
  5. 05dblcaboffroad

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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?
     
  6. JimBCa

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  7. DR Da_da

    DR Da_da Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. JimBCa

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    Thanks for the info
     
  9. ExtremeCustoms505

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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.
     
  10. J88logue

    J88logue NorthWest Member

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  11. TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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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!
     
  12. DR Da_da

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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.
     
  13. TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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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.
     
  14. Tacoformeonly

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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!
     
  15. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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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.
     
  16. Tacoformeonly

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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?
     
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  18. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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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.
     
  19. myfirst06taco

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    anyone have a link to download a copy of the maintenance manual?
     
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