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Lefty's golden taco.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by chrslefty, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Aug 25, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    I'm gonna apologize for my spelling now. I'm doing this on my phone so if it reads weird sorry.

    Love my truck . It looks just like a million other tan Tacoma's still on the road. I like to refer to them as my trucks doppelganger.
    So trucks been in my family since new off the show room floor. I've had it I'm my posession for about 8 years now.

    Stats.
    O1 extended cab TRD.
    3.4 , Manual trans. 4x4
    265x75 x16 bfg at's.

    Interior;
    Wet koi seat covers. About 12+year old. Really showing there are these last 2 years.
    Smittybilt gear seat cover. There were 2 but now it's down to 1/4 of a cover left. Az sun killed them.
    Fancy skull shifter knob that was a gift .
    Weight shifter ball.
    Husky floor liners.
    Dash mat.
    25% cermeric tint installed.
    To do's.
    Install CBS in ash tray.

    Future.
    New head unit. And speakers.

    Electrical
    Optima yellow top.
    Big 3 wire .
    Todo.
    Piaa driving lights.
    Wish list
    Blue sea or busman relay box.
    Ditch lights
    Backup light.
    F/R cameras

    Motor.
    2nd timing belt.
    New plugs, wires, hoses, radiator,air box ,

    Arid dryflo filter in the stock box.
    Air intake tube.
    Relocated washer bottle.
    HPS silicone radiator hoses.
    To do's ;
    Valve cover gasket.

    Future
    Solid motor mounts
    Coil packs.
    Wishful thinking.
    Super charged
    Snorkel., I don't care I think there cool.

    Drivetrain.
    Stock.
    Toyota new OEM tundra break callipers
    Brembo rotors
    Wheeler's extended break lines F/R.
    BSMF BPV bracket.
    Need to do
    Clutch.
    Motor mounts.
    Wish list
    Front locker
    Crawl box.
    Short throw shifter.

    Armor.
    Advid welded on sliders.
    Rat skids.
    E Locker actuator skid
    Trail gear front and rear bumpers.
    Wish list.
    Upgraded t-case skid.
    Gas tank skid.

    Exterior.
    Its pretty much stock. I did dip the hood and grill.

    Suspension.
    Replaced lower ball jts with factory.
    One tierod end.
    Front.
    Energy suspension urathane rack bushings.
    Total chaos upper control arms.
    Icon extended travel coillovers.

    Rear.
    Icon 2.0 stock shocks.
    Dever J59's springs.

    To do's
    Inner outer tierods
    Wish list.
    Bumps f/r
    Long travel rear.
    2nd shock in the front
    Relocated rear shocks.


    I'll add more as I go / remember.
     
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  2. Aug 25, 2018 at 5:23 AM
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    How she looks currently. This was just after getting the tint.20180622_091436.jpg 20180707_072014.jpg

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  3. Aug 25, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    my big 3 upgrade .20180820_112550.jpg 20180820_112610.jpg 20180820_112559.jpg 20180819_201400.jpg 20180819_200950.jpg
     
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  4. Aug 25, 2018 at 5:38 AM
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    After putting in the new radiator and hoses20171003_150312.jpg
    After putting on the bumpers. 20171003_180801.jpg
    After doing the front breaks.
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    And the back.20170915_184808.jpg
    How the j59s compare to stock.20170915_090157.jpg
     
  5. Aug 25, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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    The armor 20170127_104918.jpg 20170619_183702-1.jpg
    Some of the Interior
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    My 1/2 of a gear seat cover. didn't hole up very well but I love what they allow.
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  6. Sep 4, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    Got my battery hold down installed. And fixed a couple of wires.
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    I was wondering how they worked.
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    And my dirty engine bay.
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  7. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:37 PM
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    Truck is looking good man! Where did you get your wires and rad hose from?
     
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  8. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:40 PM
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    Thanks. I think I got everything off Amazon. I'll find the links if you're interested.
     
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  9. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:46 PM
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  10. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:47 PM
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    Thank you man!
     
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  11. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:48 PM
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    No worries. Thanks for looking.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:48 PM
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    FYI, I’m still running the leaf springs I got off of you. Did you ever run them on your truck?(I forgot) If so, how do the Deavers compare?
     
  13. Oct 27, 2018 at 11:54 PM
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    No I never did. I was thinking I wanted to run more weight but decided against it. That's why I never ran them. The devers are pretty awesome,especially with just a bit of weight in the back they ride like butter. And my wheel hop Is gone .
    How are you liking the allpro's. Were you able to get matching shocks for the back?
     
  14. Oct 28, 2018 at 12:20 AM
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    I really like them because I often put more weight than I probably should in the bed. I’ve had over 1200lbs in the bed and they held up reasonably well.

    I went with Bilstein 5165 w/remote reservoirs. Got them from Wheeler’s for my application. Just gave them compressed/expanded #s and they sent what I needed.
     
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  15. Oct 28, 2018 at 12:37 AM
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    Awesome glad that their working good for you. How do the bilstines match up with you ADS?
    The devers are deff not meant for that much weight.
    It was nice meeting you btw!
     
  16. Oct 28, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Well for what I’ve been able to do with the truck so far, they are working out ok. I know my front end is overkill for the kind of off-road driving I do but I really like it. With the RTT and gear in the bed the springs soften right up and the shocks are plenty stiff enough to keep the rear end tracking exactly as it should. I still think I need to do the Ubolt flip and a shock relocation ASAP. My work schedule has been nuts lately though so I haven’t been able to connect with my fabricator buddy on it.

    Always nice to meet with other 1st Gen owners. You get to take it out wheeling much?
     
  17. Oct 28, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    Always a pleasure to meet fellow best gen.er's.
    I've had a pretty crazy work schedule the last year. I get 1 day off every other week. Gotta pay back the "man".
    Anyways. Actually saw some dirt today , went out shooting.
    I put in new bump stops and removed the sway bar. Man what a difference it is running with out it. All the bad chatter was gone. Should have done it a couple of years ago. I have a whole new appreciation for my shocks.
    I heard you on the rear shock relocation. I think I've blown out my second rear shock.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2018 at 10:33 PM
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    Well I got some crappy pics be a little progress has be made.
    Instaled plasticguy front and rear bump stops.20181031_115253.jpg 20181031_115240.jpg
    Also removed my swaybar.

    And..now I have to hang my head in shame.
    I'm dropping the truck off at the shop tomorrow to have the clutch replaced and valves adjusted.
    Between going on vacation for 2wks and my crazy work schedule I just don't have time to do it. I try to do as much work on my own as I can but it's just not gonna happen . So I'm gonna help support a local business and get to enjoy my only time off.

    And hopefully arriving in the Mail soon will be a Ebay safari snorkel knockoff. Yeaaa!! I'm super excited I've wanted one for years!
     
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    Guess I have a little update. I feel as though I've farming all my work out. Is what it is thought. Gonna change my title to bought not built. Anyways.
    Well I got the truck back frome the shop. I was freaking expensive. But I enjoyed my vacation and my truck feels like a million bucks. I'm having to relearn how to drive it. It shifts so smooth and the clutch is so easy.
    Work done.
    New clutch. Resurfaced flywheel. Rear main seal.
    New carrier bearing. And rear drive shaft rebuilt and re balanced. The front was good.
    Valves were checked. They were still in spec. New valve cover and intake gaskets.
    And today I have the cbi rear brace welded in.
    Tomorrow I plan on getting my snorkel installed.
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    And the PNW was of course unseasonably sunny and warm. . I was hoping for glumly and cold.
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