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How much ($) into your 1st gen from start to finish

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vettehigh, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Jan 9, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    vettehigh

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    I just added everything up from when I bought it down to every single cent (parts/labor) since I have had it the past 2 months...I'm into my 1995 Ext Cab 4x4 V6 Auto with 206k miles for $7550

    Here is my long list of what I have done along with what the past owner did (I'm not counting what the past owner spent, just myself). I bought it in November and all my costs start with the 11/2017 date

    FRAME REPLACED (TOYOTA) ALONG WITH NEW LEAF SPRINGS (STANLEY SPRING WORKS IN HARRISBURG, PA)

    AUTO TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGED AT 192K
    TRANSFER CASE FLUID CHANGED AT 192K
    FRONT/REAR DIFF FLUID CHANGED AT 195k (MOBIL 1)
    OEM AISIN TIMING BELT/WATER PUMP KIT AT 195K
    NEW GENERAL GRABBER AT2 TIRES (4) LT31X10.5R15 *SUMMER 2017
    NEW BRAKES (FRONT/REAR) *SUMMER 2017

    OEM SWAY BAR LINKS 48820-35021 (L/R) *11/2017
    OEM BUSHINGS 90948-01002(4), RETAINERS 90948-02069(4), NUTS (4) *11/2017
    POWER STEERING FLUID FLUSHED (DEX/MERC) *11/2017
    BRAKE FLUID FLUSHED (TOYOTA DOT 3) *11/2017
    OIL CHANGED (ROYAL PURPLE 5W30 + ROYAL PURPLE OIL FILTER) *11/2017
    OIL DRAIN PLUG 90341-12012 + GASKET 90430-12031 *11/2017
    DENSO RADIATOR (DENSO 2213138) OEM #16410-0C042 *11/2017
    OEM RADIATOR CAP 16401-0C010 *11/2017
    OEM RADIATOR UPPER & LOWER HOSES 16571-62070 / 16572-07040 *11/2017
    OEM RADIATOR CLAMPS (4) 90467-37005 *11/2017
    OEM RESERVOIR HOSES (#1 AND #2) 16472-0C010 / 16472-0C021 *11/2017
    OEM RESERVOIR HOSE #2 CLIPS (2) 90069-19014 *11/2017
    OEM HOSE RESERVE TANK 16472-0C030 *11/2017
    OEM RESERVE CAP ASSEMBLY 16405-0C010 *11/2017
    OEM THERMOSTAT 90916-03075 *11/2017
    OEM WATER INLET GASKET 16325-62010 (? LAST 5#’s 0T030) *11/2017
    OEM WATER OUTLET GASKET 16341-62040 *11/2017
    TOYOTA COOLANT + DISTILLED WATER *11/2017
    OEM NGK NICKEL SPARK PLUGS (BKR5EKB-11) (6) *11/2017
    NGK 4412 (TE66) SPARK PLUG WIRE SET *11/2017
    OEM PCV VALVE 12204-62010 *11/2017
    OEM PCV HOSE 12261-62041 *11/2017
    OEM PCV GROMMET 90480-18001 *11/2017
    LLOYD (F/R) MATS NORTHRIDGE RUBBER FLOOR MATS – CUSTOM CUT *11/2017
    OEM INNER FENDER CLIPS 90467-10173 *11/2017
    WHEEL ALIGNMENT *11/2017
    KROWN UNDERCOATING *11/2017
    NEW INTERSTATE MEGA-TRON PLUS MTP-24F BATTERY *12/2017
    OEM SHIFTER BUSHINGS (2) 33501G *12/2017
    BILSTEIN 4600 REAR SHOCKS (RIGHT 24-184977 / LEFT 24-184960) (BOLTS/WASHERS) *01/2018
    OEM SHOCK BOLTS/WASHERS (91619-G1220 BOLT W/WASHER (4) 90948-03020 WASHER (4) 90948-03011 (4)
    PHILIPS H6054LL LONGER LIFE HEADLAMPS (2) *01/2018
     
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  2. Jan 9, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    eon_blue

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    Oh god I don't even want to think about it...including maintenance/repairs at least $12k. To be fair, $4k of that was getting ripped off by Toyota for a clutch job.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    tony2018

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    2500 in parts so far. I'm about to look for 4x4 parts that are rare as hell and thats probably gonna be another 2k.
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa If you build it, trails will come.

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    There is no finish... it just never ends

    I feel like I've done so much to get where I'm at, yet there's so much left todo
     
  5. Jan 9, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Xbeaus

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    Toytec coilovers. Height adjustable Bilstein's. 265/75/16 MT. TRD wheels. Rebuilt r150f. Marlin clutch kit. All kinds of new parts...
    I would say it's safe to bet that with the price I paid $5500 for mine and what I've put into it is up to 10K-12K.

    Still cheaper than a new pickup and I'd rather drive my 1st gen :)
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    SC with 7th injector. ICON 2.5 shocks and coil overs, SPC UCA, EMU Dakar rear springs. FrontRunner bed rack. ICOM IC7100 amateur transceiver
    Oh good...it's not only me. I bought my truck about a year and a half ago for $13.5K. I just past this amount on mods and freshening up with the purchase of a winch and armor. Still have front locker to go...
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2018 at 12:01 PM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa If you build it, trails will come.

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    Dam! Is there a build thread?
     
  8. Jan 9, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    SC with 7th injector. ICON 2.5 shocks and coil overs, SPC UCA, EMU Dakar rear springs. FrontRunner bed rack. ICOM IC7100 amateur transceiver
    Yea I find it hard to believe myself. Maybe after the bumpers and slider are installed I'll make a simple build thread.
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Lux

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    holy balls! You paid $4000 for a clutch job! I don't know what its worth but Ive done a clutch twice and $4000 seems steep af for the work it took.

    I probably have over $10k in my truck and its barely built :(
    motor was $2100, bed was $2250, lift was $1700, tires were $900, bumper $500, sliders $300, cap $200, ball joints $250, spacers $100, and random in between stuff
     
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  10. Jan 9, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    All in all it was about $4k...it's a long story, lol. I bought a performance clutch and had a small local shop install it for about $600, and they fucked it up (put it in backward) and it was toast within a week. Fought with them over the whole situation but in the meantime, I needed a new clutch in my truck ASAP and I needed it done right, so I just bit the bullet and went into Toyota. I knew they were going to ream me but I needed it done and didn't have time to shop around (in hindsight, I should have) and it was about $3k for the parts and labor through them. So I was out the cost of the performance clutch and the new clutch from Toyota, the other shop eventually refunded me the $600 for their labor but wouldn't pay for the clutch parts. Was an expensive lesson learned (don't go with the cheapest option just because it's cheap).

    At the time, my truck was new to me and I was still learning how to do pretty basic things on it, and I didn't have a garage or driveway to work on my own things. I now have a good driveway for doing my own work and have been learning how to do some basic stuff (putting in my own suspension is about the biggest project I've done on my own), but doing a clutch job is a bit out of my area of expertise, lol. If I had someone that knew how and did it with me, I'd definitely tackle it on my own nowadays.
     
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  11. Jan 9, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    Just some stuff...
    When does it finish?????
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa If you build it, trails will come.

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    Excluding maintenance, I'm in around 5k
    It's amazing how fast you can burn a hole in your wallet haha

    Edit: and I still have a godamm stock radio

    Edit,added:
    3rd gen leather 4runner buckets
    Cb setup

    Still have a stock radio!
     
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  13. Jan 9, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    One thing I can say for all of you guys here. Keep it your daily/ weekend warrior.

    Don’t go full retard like me and strip the truck to build a crawler. I have about $14k into mine and need another $12k to get it rolling. And that’s just a guess.

    I mean do it if you want to since it’s going to be awesome!!! But good lord be prepared to spend more then you wanted because things will escalate and it will go from a simple “budget build crawler” to “oops time to change everything” :frusty:
     
  14. Jan 9, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    New suspension ($940+$380)
    Seat Swap ($160)
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    New wheels ($250)
    New Tires ($400)
    New tail lights ($40)
    Double din and rear backup camera ($175)
    Husky floor liners ($80)
    Misc ($100+)
    Supercharger oil change ($40ish)

    About to do a tundra brake swap when i get time ($300ish)
    Headlight upgrade ($300ish)
    OEM LBJs waiting to go on ($175 for both)
    Probably missing some other stuff, i'll revise later
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa If you build it, trails will come.

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    What seat swap?
     
  16. Jan 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    I paid $14.5K for mine 3 years ago. My guess, mods and maintenance...........probably 13-14 on top of that easy.

    Lifted
    Mid travel
    Locked
    Compressor
    Rigid lighting
    Winch
    ARB bumper
    Too many little things to list
    Maintenance done on time and by the book. EVERYTHING!
     
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  17. Jan 9, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    99SuperTaco4x4

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    1997 4Runner front seats: Interior mods?
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa If you build it, trails will come.

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    Dam, been looking for some for a while, they more comfortable on long trips?
     
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  19. Jan 9, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    Let's not go there. :)
     
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  20. Jan 9, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    The added lumbar and butt adjuster, along with the side wings, make it more comfortable than stock buckets out of the 99. These match really well the interior, giving it a stock look which I like. Comparing these to newer cars, for examplea BMW, these seats are not on that level (obviously lol). So it is up to you whether its worth it or not. If you could fabricate new brackets, and have the time and money to go for higher end seats AND do not care about matching the interior, consider other options. These are almost bolt in though, with just the outer front foot needing to be replaced from stock or fabricated. Or you can drill a new bolt location if you are inclined. I chose the former.

    Back on topic of thread. You can PM me any questions
     
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