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98-00 Tacomas Only

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by clickws, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Jun 11, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    The Jester

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    When we got up top I had no choice but to go around 35-40 mph or I would have got stuck in the silt. The windshield was pretty covered from the mud flying off the tires on the 30 mile stretch to the pavement. It was almost like we were floating on it.
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  2. Jun 11, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    Zimm!

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    how much did new carpet cost, and how difficult was installing it?

    it looks really good, good job.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    Thanks man! I bought it from Stockinteriors.com. It was pretty straight forward, I kinda traced the old carpet openings onto the new one but more or less dropped it in and cut accordingly. The hardest part was the rear cubby's, but overall Im fine with it compared to the old gross carpet. Quality is great, especially for the price!

    Description: '95-'04 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab Molded Carpet 2 or 4 Wheel Drive
    Color: 8019-Mist Grey Plush Cut Pile
    Price (each): 149.95
    Item Total: 149.95
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    2stroke-Taco

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    If the decal is sunbaked/cracked up and too difficult to pick at, look into a rubber stripping wheel drill attachment, I’d suggest using a corded drill
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    Brake Weight

    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    Weld on sliders, fiberglass shell, 12k winch in an Elite Offroad bumper
    I was looking at some of those on fleaBay and Amazon. Haven’t spent enough time yet to know. I was gonna try a plastic scraper next.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    devanHI

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    Hey everyone,

    Hate to be that guy to get everyone sighing about a question that undoubtedly will be frustrating but I was hoping someone had some information about stock ride height?

    I have a 1999 2.7L 4x4 SR5 extracab 2 door and I have been reading what feels like days and I can seem to find the factory height for this thing! I have a new set of 6112's and have a manual to adjust them. The new leaf springs I have will lift the rear end 1.5" after they settle. I want to make sure that I do not over lift the front end of my truck if i shoot for a little rake. I have my own spring compressor tool so I can definitely take the coil overs on and off to finesse them to my liking, but I need to know the stock height to serve as my control point of measurement.

    I apologize for your headaches in advance...
     
  7. Jun 14, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    Brake Weight

    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    I had to dig in my notes for this one. My uncle has a '98 extended cab 4x4 Limited. When I did my initial 5100/OME lift back in 2011 I had some top spacers and needed to know where it was and what I needed. So, these are off of his 1998 in 2011 and he had recently put on some new parts house stock struts and shocks.

    **Measured fender to center of hub**

    Front Driver - 29"
    Front Pass - 29"
    Rear Driver - 28.5
    Rear Pass - 29"
     
  8. Jun 26, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    265/70/17 Wildpeaks on gen3 sport rims.
    What grill options do i have? My front end is so...dated but doesnt appear classic IMO. Headlights original too.
    Love the tire white lettering, does Mickey Thompson tires come like that? Debated on painting my Falken WP a few times..
     
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  9. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    Xtremsiege2

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    How can i refresh my front end without updating to a 2001-2004? I've searched, but can't make my mind up. New OEM grill and headlights? Maybe add a light-bar down in the bumper to fill the small gap? I'm a big OEM fan who likes a little extra flair, minimal aftermarket. Its a 2000, don't want to look like i'm trying too hard but it looks hella dated lol.

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  10. Jun 26, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Nice truck Matt. I have an appreciation for the stock look... especially on a 20 year old truck. Ironically, I just went back to the OEM bumper from a plate bumper this evening. One option is to paint your front bumper silver(which was a factory option). Another option would be to refresh the bumper and paint the inserts silver. I did this(in sunfire red pearl) a few years ago: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2000-stock-front-end-renew.525756/
     
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  11. Jun 26, 2020 at 8:42 PM
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    As said above, general refresh of the plastics and whatnot would make it look good, color matching or de-chroming would also change things up. Adding fender flares would make the front end look different as well! Super clean truck though!
     
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  12. Jun 26, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    I kept the original grill and lights, but swapped to the newer 01-04 bumper and turn signals. Then added the LED bar and put new headlights on it. The bumper isn't exactly a direct swap, but wasn't too hard to get on.

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  13. Jun 27, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    :devil:thanks. & yeah man, they come with a white side and a black side. what kind of paint are you gonna use?
     
  14. Jun 27, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    TacoBike

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    Painted grill, bumper, and flares. Supercharged.
    Painting the grill and bumper will really help you there pull the front back and make the truck look a lot better. before and after on mine:
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  15. Jun 27, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    One more thing. This kit does a nice job on the headlights. It contains the UV protectant that will help keep them clear. https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirec...3298889&id=4342862692238820&widgetName=sp_atf
     
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  16. Jun 27, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    It’s amazing what new headlights and all can do....
     
  17. Jun 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    Running Board Man

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    Get retrofits, can be done easily if only the plastic were smooth

    on the inside try one of those headlight restoration deals and just keep sanding till it is i guess
     
  18. Jun 27, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    Hooks98tacoma

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    Not really into that on these old trucks. Now if it was an 01-04 they look sick.
     
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  19. Jun 27, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    BrownMike

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    What did you use for the plastic, looks new!
     
  20. Jun 28, 2020 at 2:10 AM
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    Painted grill, bumper, and flares. Supercharged.
    Plenty of sanding and flat black (primer and paint) on both, lots of layers so it wont get rock chips.

    Ace hardware had it i believe it was their rustoleum brand
     
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