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My 2006 Tacoma Daily Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Krue_Sr, Dec 30, 2023.

  1. Dec 30, 2023 at 9:32 PM
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    Krue_Sr

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    Hey everyone! I decided to make a post on my project so that it may help others in the future or others here may have suggestions that could help me going forward!

    This 2006 Tacoma belonged to my brother 8 years ago, he passed and I’ve been driving his truck for 6+ years now. I finally feel like it’s my truck (may be strange to some, but it is what it is) and I’m excited to give it some love.

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  2. Dec 30, 2023 at 9:45 PM
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    Rear missing bump stops?
     
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    Also working in the exhaust that has been rough for awhile :D
    Yea, this is how I got the truck, any suggestions on bump stops?
    I also noticed the Ubolts are flipped from stock leaf spring mounting
     
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    Do the flipped u bolts have threaded holes on them? If they do you can drill out the holes on oem bump stops or get aftermarket ones that might bolt right up
     
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    Good stuff dude, welcome.

    for the rear:
     
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  8. Dec 30, 2023 at 10:17 PM
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    Negative, the plates just have holes with separate nuts
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  9. Dec 30, 2023 at 10:20 PM
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    Progress.
    Rear left spring and strut removed.
    Wire brushes and Ospho’d

    will rustolium paint soon
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  10. Dec 30, 2023 at 10:53 PM
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    Also working to clean up my exhaust some.
    It’s been “rattling” for awhile.

    length may be off with the new muffler… not sure how to tackle that just yet

    What a struggle to get the old muffler off. The mallet got my hand a couple times :D
     

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  11. Dec 31, 2023 at 6:22 AM
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  12. Dec 31, 2023 at 1:27 PM
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    Update
    Purchased 6 new bolts, nuts, and washers for the rear leaf springs. The bolts I took off are corroded and after spending the money on new springs, I feel it would be lazy for me to cheap out on new hardware.
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    When removing front Lower Control Arms, I learned quickly on the forums that the bolts seize so I chopped them as well...
    Purchased two new, kinda wish I purchased all new lower control arm hardware but the other bolts will clean up just fine.
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    Working on the tie rod end and inner, both boots were busted.
    Trying to decide if I want to go ahead and replace the entire steering rack or not, if it aint broke, don't fix it? Any thoughts on this?
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    I am replacing both inners and boots, I already have both sets for each side.
    I did notice the new steering rack comes with new inners and boots so maybe next time?
     
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    If its not leaking oil on the ground I wouldn't bother
     
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  14. Jan 6, 2024 at 2:08 PM
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    Update!

    I got the bolts from Toyota for the leaf springs.
    I’ve been scraping and washing each wheel well.
    OSPHO to treat the rust.
    3 coats primer
    2 coats black
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    rear
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  15. Jan 7, 2024 at 7:34 AM
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    Any tips on when I should tighten and torque everything on the rear?

    after the tires are back on and it’s sitting?
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