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GA Tacoma Owners BS Thread

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by BYJOSHCOOK, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Jan 17, 2021 at 9:41 AM
    HoulaHauler

    HoulaHauler Well-Known Member

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    I fell victim to bed mat theft just before the weekend. Typically I keep a tonneau cover on the bed but have recently had to haul a chipper so the bed's been bare. Went to leave for breakfast yesterday morning and noticed someone swiped my bed mat. Either done at work (where my truck is literally less than 50 ft from me) or in my driveway as it was there Wednesday and I haven't been anywhere else since then. *facepalm* Guess I'm bolting the next one down.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2021 at 9:46 AM
    Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Under the Stun Gun

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  3. Jan 17, 2021 at 10:21 AM
    Scott B.

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    I see we have a consistent methodology here.............. :p
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2021 at 11:46 AM
    MDB Taco

    MDB Taco Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha. I mean to be fair, that main spring is a real pain to reinstall, so I doubt that thing would stretch out. But whe I thought about how often the brakes are used, I started to think think “eh, maybe at least one of them isn’t as springy as they once were”. It was cheap insurance basically.

    I suppose if you were trying to be real thrifty, there’s probably little risk in re-using the hardware. Worst case, the front discs can still stop you (found that out when I went for the test drive and forgot to adjust the rear brakes back out).
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2021 at 1:12 PM
    MAG GRY TACO15

    MAG GRY TACO15 Well-Known Member

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    Same crap everyone else got
    Wow that sucks. Thieves deserve to lose hands imo.
    On a lighter note, saw your truck at home depot Saturday morning.
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2021 at 1:18 PM
    HoulaHauler

    HoulaHauler Well-Known Member

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    Definitely was me! Now I’m about to talk to my boss about checking our cameras at work and also getting a quote to install some wired cameras at the house I’ve had sitting in boxes for the past year. (Cousin in SC in the industry gifted me some Hikvision cams and I just don’t have the time or tools to run all the cat6)
     
  7. Jan 17, 2021 at 2:14 PM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Note to self, do NOT borrow Alan’s stuff without asking ;)
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2021 at 2:26 PM
    Gen2Tacoma

    Gen2Tacoma A Question Asked is an Answer Learned!

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    Just a strong pair of vice grips to remove the springs. Nothing to replace if not broken other than the shoes. Might want to watch a couple of your-tube vids for the adjustment. It's really not that bad. Just internet research and you should be good!
     
  9. Jan 17, 2021 at 6:53 PM
    MAG GRY TACO15

    MAG GRY TACO15 Well-Known Member

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    Same crap everyone else got
    I can't stand thieves. Food is probably the only thing a person can justify stealing. A tacoma bed mat...yeah you're a POS for stealing that.

    JB, you can borrow anything anytime. If I got it, it's yours.
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2021 at 4:39 AM
    J Red

    J Red Well-Known Nobody

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    Just did this yesterday, for the secomd time. Lol. I replaced the hardware, myself. The hardware kit is cheap and easier than replacing broken parts later!
     
  11. Jan 18, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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  12. Jan 18, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    I would save your $$ and replace with an OEM kit. When you install, slide the boot up the shaft ~1” or so to keep the boot fins from rubbing(and tearing). Works like a charm.

    https://parts.mariettatoyota.com/p/CV-Joint-Boot-Kit-Left--Right--Front/62989683/0442804010.html

    you’ll want this tool to crimp the bands properly

    Lisle 30800 CV Boot Clamp Pliers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002SREPY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_P8zbGb1508M22?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  13. Jan 18, 2021 at 8:32 AM
    banditcamp

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    Thank you for that! I can get one at the toyota dealership here in Athens.
     
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  14. Jan 18, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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  15. Jan 18, 2021 at 8:41 AM
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    Whenever my wife gets the video from her best friend I have a short clip of the wheeling with her best friends husband in his new ranger.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    Went to indian mountain this weekend, really nice mixture of mud and rocks out there. Has anyone been to Iron Mountain? I know they let almost every vehicle up there

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Jan 18, 2021 at 9:23 AM
    HashTaco

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    Man I freakin hate people... like who leisurely does something like that? A fellow member donated his over to me, and I've been using it, but I'm sure you'd get more use out of it man. If you're gonna be at mod day you can take it off my hands. If not or you need it sooner just shoot me a PM and we can meet up somewhere. I live in Gwinnett on the border of Norcross and Lilburn, so it shouldn't be a problem for me if you wanna meet up. Btw I've got a short bed
     
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  18. Jan 18, 2021 at 9:36 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Hells yeah! Get some!
     
  19. Jan 18, 2021 at 2:48 PM
    HoulaHauler

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    I appreciate the generosity, but I'm actually considering one of the bed mats that Weathertech makes (can get it from my work for cost + 10%...roughly ~$110 after tax). Not an immediate need, but definitely gonna get something for spring as I take the canoe out to Stone Mtn occasionally to drown some worms and it's nice to not have gear sliding around in the bed.
     
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  20. Jan 19, 2021 at 5:43 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I'll also make the recommendation for the Cardone HD CV axle. I've had zero issues with it, and it has a lifetime warranty. I think I got it from Rockauto for around $70.

    My understanding of the HD version is that it is the same axle as the regular but with stronger boots. Some more info on it here: In the aftermarket CV axle discussions, you'll see the NAPA ones come up as the best you can get without breaking the bank. Cardone makes those and handles the warranty for NAPA.

    Their website isn't working for me, but you can also look up CVJ axles. They sell refurbished OEM axles with upgraded boots. You can also buy just the boot from them.

    Knipex also makes a good one. https://www.homedepot.com/p/KNIPEX-...ront-and-Side-Crimp-Jaws-10-99-i220/303558267

    https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools...ocphy=9011040&hvtargid=pla-422817856788&psc=1 (I think I got the ones that do the side crimp as well. Figured if I was going to get the specialty tool, I'd rather have the ability to do it either head on or from the side)

    His write-up was the inspiration for me ordering the stuff to reboot mine....which was probably close to 2 years ago. Parts still in box.
     
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