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DIY mods for the 95-04 tacomas!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaman06, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    kfq269

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    Greetings. Had the truck for 5 yrs now and I want to have some work done on it.
    1. Would like to lift it. 4 to 6 inch range would be nice. Why am I only finding 3 inch after market products?
    2. New rims and tires. Not too "baloony" and not too thin.
    3. What are good headlight replacements? I drive alot at night.
    4. would like to get a cover for the bed but im only finding covers for 05 and newer. Am I looking in the wrong spot? Please help. thank you
     
  2. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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  3. Jul 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    MRBOND101

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    Agreed very helpful post thank you. And grats man hope you enjoy it! :D
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    tacoma guy18

    tacoma guy18 If you can't find em, Grind em.

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    I've just recently put 33x12.50 R18 on my 2.7l Pre-Runner. Will it hurt the drivetrain to go mudding? Or should i drop the gears first?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    nhurt

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    total chaos, Fabtech spindles, F67 deaver leafs, dual spares, hella black magic's, 55w HID's, sound system, AEM intake, magnaflow, pacesetter headers, electric fan, optima battery, tach, oil water temp and voltmeter gauges, 4.56 gears, loc-rite locker,
    anytime you throw bigger tires on it creates more resistance to the axle torque because they are heavier, bite way more and the larger diameter tires with stock gearing throws a bigger load on the drive train. I had 33" on my 2.4 with stock gearing before i regeared. the biggest thing is how drastic the wheel torque and speed dropped. youll be fine, I took mine through a bunch of stuff and never had a problem. you'll have a huge smile after you re-gear with that tire size, night and day difference! have fun,
     
  6. Dec 28, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    low boy

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    ok, here's what i did...
    1. 6" Fabtec suspension (you can find in any off-road 4x4 shop)
    2. American Racing Mojave (teflon) 16x8.5 w/35" BFG Mud Terrains (you'll have to do a 1.25 spacer so you don't rubb your knuckles)
    3. Keep your headlights and go to a led replacement bulb (the aftermarket headlights look like a bag of crushed assholes)
    4. I got nothing for the bed cover... (never needed one or even considered one).

    i hope this helps, all the mods listed above i've done to mine and love the results...
     
  7. Feb 25, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Faryota

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    6" BDS lift in front, warn winch, AFE cold air intake & exhaust, Body Armor Rear bumper, Tuffy in bed storage box, DZ bed mat, ARB front bumper & Warn winch w/light kit, Husky floor mats, dash mat,
    Nice!!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    total chaos, Fabtech spindles, F67 deaver leafs, dual spares, hella black magic's, 55w HID's, sound system, AEM intake, magnaflow, pacesetter headers, electric fan, optima battery, tach, oil water temp and voltmeter gauges, 4.56 gears, loc-rite locker,
    How do you like the led replacement headlights?
     
  9. Dec 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    Motto metal rims Bed liner/ and on body/ and interior Step rails 3in toytec lift procomp shocks 20% all around Green led 2 8" kicker l7 solo barics Ken wood touch screen
    Does anyone know how to instal powered window? A conversion from manual
     
  10. Dec 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    Does anyone know how to convert manual to powered windows??
     
  11. Dec 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Bigger ain't better
     
  12. Dec 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    what can i pull off a cali taco....I live in Wy so none of that horse power robbing nonsense is needed....
     
  13. Jan 20, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    Thank you. This site got everything.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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    eBay special.. Wired the halo LEDs directly to my side markers I think they look alright... Only complaint is they don't like rocks glass doesn't seem very rock resistant but what glass is rifht
     
  15. Apr 1, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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    Not much yet - Just bought it - looking to see what is out there

    There is a company called "electric life" that made a conversion kit for the Jeep TJ that I had a while back. The install was not difficult and the windows went up n down smooth and fast. Maybe they make a Toyota kit?
     
  16. Apr 1, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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  18. Apr 3, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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    Gentlemen, please take this to a new thread. You are more likely to get the help you seek. Most people wont give you the help you need because you are in the wrong thread. When you get it figured out, do a write up and post that in here so the OP can add it to the first post and help other in the future.

    OP- can you get a mod to clean up the last page?
     
  19. Jul 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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    trying to figure out which tire will look best on my 00 prerunner TRD. Looking at 265/70R16 and 275/70R16 anyone seen or had tires like that on a 00 Tacoma? would 275/70R16 be too wide and look awkward ? ride quality etc.?????????
     
  20. Aug 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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    NOLA ItsNotOva

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    I'm running 265/70/R16 on my 01 Double Cab. Fills the wheel-wells nicely. I think the largest you can go without needing spacers is 285. As for ride quality, I cant really comment there since my suspension is shot at the moment, currently waiting to get new suspension as well as new tires (current ones are dry-rotted). They shouldn't make a difference in ride quality, however will slightly decrease fuel economy because of more friction and rolling resistance.
     
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