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Fender change on a 98, help! CAI to Snorkel

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by StaticFilter, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    An old guy at work has a 99 Taco that he bought with a Safari snorkel on it, I told him I wanted it and he said if I did all the work i could have it at no charge. It works out great because his 1999 is the same color as my 1998 so I can just take off the Snorkel, swap fenders and be on my way. How hard would this be and is it worth it? I have a CAI right now so I guess I'd be giving that to him, is this a good trade? Will I notice any loss of performance going from CAI to the snorkel? I'll also have to swap the flares as they are different. What troubles might I run into? Anything I'm not thinking through?
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Easy peasy
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    Easy as in an hour from start to finish with nothing but a socket set or...?
     
  4. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Few hours of work and its good but the difference between the CAI to snorkel wont really make a huge difference. maybe 1 hp?
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Yeah maybe a lil more if you dont know what your doing
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    So no reason to keep the CAI over the snorkel?
     
  7. Oct 31, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Do you drive through high water levels alot? If so, i'd get a closed element box at least, if not a snorkel. Hydrolock isnt cool, ask Jberry.
    open element filter is for the street and occasional fire road runner.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Well, took my truck all apart... totally mangled the antenna mount cuz the slotted "nut" broke off, looks like i'll be buying a new antenna. Better to ruin my own truck than someone elses though. At least I know what i'll be getting into now in the morning. WD40 will be one of my best friends apparently.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    glad to see that truck hasn't died on you yet.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    I won't let it die :) Still got a long ways to go but I'm making it my own
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    cool, glad you're making the most out of that situation.
     
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