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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. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    I have no idea when the LBJ's were changed, but they are very tight. Should I change them anyway? If I get both LBJ's, there are 8 bolts that I need also. I believe that's it for the hardware?
     
  2. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Yes it's straight forward job and easy to do, even if they are tight if they have 100k on them I would replace them and the bolts too. Why take a chance on an easy job to save a few bucks when everyone knows Lower ball joints were a bad design from the start, USE OEM ONLY
    I change mine every 100,000 miles like an oil change
     
  3. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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  4. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    I have no idea how old they are...
    $212 shipped for everything though
     
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  5. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
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  6. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Yikes......:censored:

    Just ordered them, I will have to get an alignment right? I just had one done last week when I replaced both of my tie-rods
     
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  7. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    Yup, this is one area I don't mess around with, not worth the risk,
    Every 100k replaced
     
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  8. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    Should I have ordered the upper ball joints too?
     
  9. Feb 7, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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  10. Feb 7, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    First picture is a Sequoia.

    Second is a taco with a "trail disaster" lift. Trailmaster lifts literally removed the upper control arms.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Feb 7, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    too much to list.. but as of now I'm pretty sure I'm past 12 grand in parts I've put into this ol thing. But it'll be a keeper till the day i die...
     
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  12. Feb 7, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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  13. Feb 7, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    It is pretty great. Happened to me the week I bought the truck.

    I am over 10, probably over 15, but certainly less then 20. In just parts. Labor is hundreds of hours.
     
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  14. Feb 7, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    ... damn near 20k for me
     
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  15. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Ive got this list. For my own happiness I’ve never totaled it up.


    Recovery

    -Snatch Strap - $30

    -Shovel - $15

    -ax -$50

    -Machete - $5

    -Shackles-$20

    -High Lift Jack $78

    -winch w/ synthetic line

    -winch line extension

    -snatch block

    -tree hugger strap



    Armor

    -Sliders $285

    -Transmission Skid-$450 for all skids

    -Transfer Case Skid

    -Winch Bumper$963


    Fire Extinguisher$25


    Tires, Suspension and Drivetrain

    -235 85 R16 General Grabber AT2 $700

    -maxxis bighorn m762 -$768

    -Bridgestone something tires $416

    -5 Black steel wheels -$367

    -Add A Leaf -$100

    Old Man Emu $1355

    -Shocks - $320

    -load bearing bumps stop things $215

    -air compressor -$78

    -Front Wheel Drive Actuator -$800

    -Tire Chains X 4

    -CO2 System $50

    - Upper Control Arms

    -LCA bushings $50

    -steering rack bushings $35

    -inner tie rods $125 (I think?)


    Electrical

    -Reverse Lights - $25

    -Inverter - $150

    -Under Hood LED Lights

    -Reverse Camera - $50

    -forward facing camera $20

    -Blue Sea Fuse Block $43

    -Paranoid Fab Fuse Block Holder $35

    -Paranoid Fab Switch panel $27

    -Dual Battery System $100 (free battery)

    -switches - $100

    -relays and wires - $75

    -lightbar-$125


    Under Shell Living

    -Camper shell $325

    -LED Lights

    -Sleeping Platform - $500

    -UHMV Tape .5”X24 Feet

    -Mattress - $65

    -Fridge $440

    -Fridge Slide-$55

    -On Board Water Tank-$100

    -5# Propane Tank$65

    -solar powered vent fan


    Aux Fuel Tank - $500

    -Tank with Sending Unit and in-tank pump

    -filler neck

    -cap

    -vent hose

    -return hose

    -stock tank filler junction

    -straps

    -angle iron

    -2x3x41 1/8 steel

    -guage

    -switch

    -wires and wire loom

    -primer and black spray paint-$35

    -Fuel Siphon - $10

    -6 Gallon gas jug - $22


    LED's for the instrument panel, hvac, map lights


    Overhead console -$289

    HAM HT -$30

    HAM mounted radio -$175

    HAM antenna -$75

    CBI frame reinforcement plates $85
     
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  16. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    vettehigh

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    Does the axle nut have to come off to change the LBJ's and if so, do I need to get new ones? Thanks
     
  17. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    I would say around 18k... from kings, to bumper, winch, sound system, wheels and tires (2 sets), seat swap, and soon to be paint job maybe
     
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  18. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    PnwYodaSquad

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    I bought my truck about a month ago And I have already put about 3 grand into it on wheels and tires and lift.
     
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  19. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    otis24

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    No, the axle nut can stay on. You only need to take of 6 bolts on the 4wd...the main castle nut, tie rod nut and the 4 bolts down below. It's a good idea to replace those bolts.
     
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  20. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    vettehigh

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    I ordered 8 new bolts for the LBJ's and I just replaced the OEM L/R tie-rods last week along with new nuts

    Do I need loctite too?
     
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