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Boostedka's Modest 2nd Gen Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by boostedka, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    boostedka

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    I recently decided to buy a used 2nd gen in order to have a more kid hauling friendly vehicle in addition to our 4Runner. I've owned 4 different 1st gens, but this is my first 2nd gen. We have owned a 4th gen 4Runner for about 4 years now that has similar drive-train and front suspension. Also, my dad has an '07 that I've done some work on for him here and there. So on to the truck:

    2006 Tacoma, 4WD, Access Cab, TRD Offroad
    Bought with 159,000 miles
    Has Rear Leaf TSB done
    Almost all stock except for a spacer lift on the front end
    RUST FREE Frame

    I got what I thought was a pretty decent deal on the truck. It does need a little work which is one of the things I like about it. When I bought it it had a CEL and TPMS lights flashing on it. It was muddy AF. I figured those thing would be easy enough to deal with.
    Pic of it the day I brought it home:
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    Mods done so far
    Suspension:
    Bilstein 6112 4/3 settings
    SPC Forged UCA's
    Bilstein 5160
    Icon 3 leaf AAL (no overload leaf)

    Wheels and Tires:
    Cooper S/T Maxx 265/75/16
    Procomp 8069 Gloss Black 16x8 4" BS
    Wheelers Offroad 1/4" wheel spacers in front

    Brakes:
    Powerstop Red Powder Coated Calipers
    EBC Greenstuff pads
    EBC blank rotors
    Wheelers Offroad SS brake lines Front and Rear

    Random:
    Redline Tuning Hood Struts
    Geartechcustoms 1 piece splash guards
    AFE Dry-S Drop-in Filter

    Maintainence:
    159k

    Replaced Serpentine Belt
    Replaced PCV Valve
    Cleaned MAF and intake box
    Replaced rear diff breather
    Cleaned and Adjusted rear brakes
    Greased U Joints
    Cabin filter
     
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    First thing I did was take it to the carwash and sprayed off about 10 lbs of mud off of it.
    Next I did some code shooting and figured that MAF needed to be cleaned based on the P0171 & P0174 codes that I found. I disassembled the intake box, cleaned it all out and found the MAF had some brown gunk coating one of the wires. So I cleaned it off, reassembled and also changed out the PCV valve as well. Truck ran much better.

    Then to the TPMS sensors. Apparently the PO swapped the original wheels with a set that don't have any sensors in them. I don't really care about TPMS anyways so in talking to a friend who's a diesel mechanic, he hooked up his Snap-On scanner and cleared the TPMS light. He was also able to reset the transmission and engine memory so that the transmission could relearn shift patterns based on my driving. That made a big difference in how the truck drives.
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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  4. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    Congrats on the new truck. Throw those spacers out and replace them with Bilstein 5100s and you'll have one heck of a smooth ride
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    Thanks! That’s definitely one of the mods on the short list. I’m working on some other things first. Leaky axle and very worn front brakes....
     
  6. Dec 14, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    After spraying off the undercarriage I noticed a bit of an oil leak from the front end. It turned out to be the Drivers side CV axle seal that was leaking. So I figured while I have everything apart I’d replace the needle bearing with an ECGS bushing. Here’s some pics of the work:
    Parts: ECGS bushing, OEM Axle Seal, and Needle Bearing puller.
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    End of the puller tool inserted
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    Tool ready to rock
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    Needle bearing almost pulled out
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    Bearing and seal removed. A peice of the bearing broke off while removing. That's why 7 of the needles fell out. I don't know if this was from the removal process or if I got it out just in time before it busted in the diff.
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    Everything Removed
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    A install tool I made out of the puller tool and a couple sockets. This helped to center the bushing as it went in the diff.
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    Bushing installed
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    Seal installed
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    And that's it. I put the CV back in, bolted the LBJ back up and refilled the diff.
     
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  7. Dec 18, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Nice new truck!
     
  8. Dec 18, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Thanks. So far I've been working out some of the little bugs on it. It's running really well now. I have some suspension parts coming it this week for it and some brakes sitting in the garage that I'm hoping to install at the same time.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2018 at 9:46 AM
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    Did you sell your first gen?
     
  10. Dec 18, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Yeah a buddy of mine bought it off of me. I needed the extra room since we have our 2nd kid on the way in March.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    I got couple suspension parts from ups yesterday. 6112 and SPC’s.
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    Here’s a pic of what I’m starting with.
    I’ll also be installing new front brakes and engine splash guards as well since the truck had none on it when I bought it.
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    Brake pads are down to almost nothing.
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  12. Dec 20, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    Where did you get engine guards? I’m thinking about making some
     
  13. Dec 20, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    I got these ones from @cnote4l during his black Friday 20% off sale. I'm planning on installing them after I get the UCA's in to make it a little easier to get to those long ass bolts.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    I figured..but damn that’s kinda expensive for some rubber lol that’s why I was thinking about making my own
     
  15. Dec 20, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    Yeah that's why I got them during the sale. There's another vendor that sells them too for around $50. I think their called RAD Rubber Designs. I bought a set of those for our 4th Gen 4Runner. They've worked out pretty well.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    they are 70 for 1st gen lol maybe ill just stop complaining about the price and buy it.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    LOL. I'm not sure of the material but I think they are made out of vinyl. There's a decent amount of guys that have made their own using their old ones as templates. You could probably find a couple threads on here for it. It would definitely be cheaper, just take more time of course.

    I liked that the ones I got are one piece for a little extra coverage. That was the main selling point for me over the RAD ones.
     
  18. Dec 21, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    I made a little progress on the front suspension last night. I got the shock/coil and UCA installed on the passenger side. I got started disassembling the drivers side as well. I wasn’t used to having to remove the sway bar to make more room to remove and install the coils. Coming out nice so far though. Hopefully I can get the rest finished today and start on the brakes this weekend I still need to tq everything down and install the cotter pin.

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    I ran into a bit of a snag yesterday...the bottom shock bolt on the DS was seized together. I'm guessing the nut was not OEM since it was a flange nut and there was no washer. So I drank some beer to troubleshoot and decided to cut it off with the angle grinder. I of course don't have an extra bolt so I just put a grade 8 1/2" bolt in there for now and ordered some new bolts from wheelers. Hopefully they come in soon. Everything's bolted back together now, except for the sway bar. I/m hoping today to install new brakes....EBC rotors, green stuff pads, wheelers brake lines, and new powerstop calipers.

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  20. Dec 22, 2018 at 10:54 PM
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    So I was able to get the front end work pretty much done tonight. I finished up the suspension install on the Drivers Side...Front now has Bilstein 6112 with KYB top hats and SPC UCA's. It rides much better now than it did with the worn yellow Bilsteins and spacer lift. Getting the sway bar back in place was like a real life game of Tetris. Took me a while to figure that one out...
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    Also, my new calipers came in so I was able to install some front brake goodies I got over BF weekend. I had got deals on EBC green pads and rotors and Wheelersoffroad SS brake lines. Calipers are PowerStop red powder coated stock replacements. The old stuff was pretty beat. I think one of the pistons was seized on the DS. I had to pry the caliper off of the rotor. Plus the color scheme is just in time for the Christmas Holiday! Now I just need to install the matching rear brake lines and get the system bled out.
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    Next purchase will be some rear shocks and install an Icon AAL I have left from one of my previous trucks.
     
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