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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by oldblue1968chevy, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Feb 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    mtgirls truck

    (same tires color etc as mine) she has the 881 the craigslist ones are 882

    After the 882s broke in would they be about the same as hers new?

    thanks guys any comments appreciated. really like the looks of the arb bumper as well but dont want to chunk out the $ for them (craigslist?)

    Thanks

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  2. Mar 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    Replaced the bulbs behind the heater controls (74). Much better to see the controls at night now.

    Still interested in a lift (idealy 881,new leafs) But may go with a spacer and something cheap out back..
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Yeah, Id be down (would have to be on a weekend tho) Will be going back to TN late may/june.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    Changed the idler pulley for the AC out, bearing was on its way out. PN for bearing 6301 belive its the same PN for v6 engines as well. Going to rebuild my TOYOTA pulley $6 bearing and keep it for a spare. The toyota is built different (better).

    No real cool updates may pull the seats out and clean under them and clean the entire enterior real good sometime (Cant you rent a steam cleaner vacumn? Anyone know anything about those)

    No real cool updates-Would like to do a small lift but we'll see.

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  5. Mar 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    And picked up some napa gold (wix) filters on sale @ $3 ea at napa (on sale) and 6 qts of mobil 1 5-30wt (how many qts go in the 2.7?) I know the 3.4 takes 6 qts......

    Planning on changing the oil and transmission filter possily this upcomming saturday then sunday volunteering at the local ORV park ;)
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    Well found out my wierd noise (sounded like an exhaust leak all along) My truck has the infamous exhaust leak/cracked manifold :( Most likely will go with a 01+ 'header' for around $300 for the complete kit via

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  7. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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  8. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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  9. Apr 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    header installed. need to trim dipstick tube it hits the header :(

    prob 8 hours took me :(

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  10. Apr 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    Took me about 8 hours to replace manifold, fought the whole way.

    some wheelin' last weekend with bassman

    rolled 140k today-high mileage

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  11. Apr 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    Props to ben for pictures

    he made these spots all look easy :rolleyes:

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  12. Jul 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    Cleaned my headlights with brake cleaner and some toothpaste. Hauled a mattress for a friend last month (largest load Its had LOL)

    And removed the remote start/power locks (Would like to reinstall but the wiring was an absolute MESS).

    Im an electrician by trade so it really bugged me.

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  13. Jul 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    Would like to do a cheapo spacer/block/AAL type lift sometime soon (Cant justify 1200$ OME ETC type) Mostly for looks I will go offroad maybe 1 time per 6 months I dont really rockcrawl just mall crawl lol

    Found a spacer on the forum for $80 and found one in the free section for free.

    Would like a free one from all the spacer haters :)
     
  14. Jul 6, 2013 at 1:43 AM
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    I wish i still had mine. gave em to some kid in Cali a week before you showed up here :frusty: spacers work fine as long as you treat them appropriately. you take it easy on your rig so you should have no problem. no baja'ing the crap outta your truck and you are going to be fine.
     
  15. Jul 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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    Yeah its mostly for looks I havent wheeled since we went together a few months ago. (Other than exploring fire roads just outside CDA)

    I just cant justify $1k for OME type lift lol
     
  16. Jul 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    i used to say the same thing. now that i have OME up front, i can clearly see how it is worth it. i benefit from a better ride with every mile i put on, whether it is on road, or offroad.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    Took a trip around hwy 101 (olympi peninsula) and seattle did about 1500 miles

    avg 20mpg in the tacoma

    almost got stuck tryin to drive on the beach (pic) really cool did alot of camping and saw some cool stuff

    also cleaned detailed the truck a lil bit a few weeks ago and took the gf wheeling for the 1st time she sqeeled alot lol

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  18. Aug 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    :thumbsup: glad to see you enjoying the truck!
     
  19. Aug 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    Wished I got a v6 the 4cyl is anemic. But it goes lol
     
  20. Oct 23, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    Just got this thing tonight. I live in Tucson. I love Tacoma's this is my third. Last was 1998 from Seattle (a little beat up but a great truck) then had a 2004 extended cab 4wd also a great truck. This one I just got looks a little long in the tooth but I think with a little TLC she'll come out fine. First thing I notice is some trace rust on the undercarriage. Will this be a problem? Also I think the exhaust manifold is leaking. Is this common for this year?
     
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