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"New to me" 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 4x4 TRD 5spd

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by quetzal, May 19, 2014.

  1. May 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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    quetzal

    quetzal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to share my recent purchase (5/17/14) - 02 Tacoma Xtra Cab, V6, 5sp, TRD, OEM Sun roof (flip-up), Weld Racing 16", 163xxx miles.
    Future Upgrades: tires, 3" lift kit, sliders and eventually front and rear bumpers.
    Future Mods: grey wire, CB radio, replace the rubber inserts to my cup holders, and a few small things here and there.

    Vehicle Maintenance Schedule:

    Differential and transfer case oil @30k
    Transmission fluid @30k
    A/F ratio sensor @115k
    Spark plugs @135k
    Fuel filter @135k
    Both CV boots @135k
    Coolant @ 135k
    Drive belts @135k
    Water pump @135k
    Idler bearing @135k
    Timing belt @135k
    Master cylinder @147k
    Denso Radiator & hoses @146k
    New tires: Hankook 265/75R16 @165k
    Wheel alignment @ 165k
    New catalytic converter @165k
    Cleaned throttle body and IAC valve @172k
    Replaced Clutch - Marlin Crawler heavy duty 1,200 pound clutch kit @ 174k
    Rear main seal (OEM) @174k
    Sway bar delete @176k
    Installed new suspension @176k
    Grease chassis @176k
    OEM outer tie rods @178k
    OEM inner tie rod (Driver) @ 178k
    Wheel alignment @178k
    Replaced rack & pinion and ps pump with a used oem rack and ps pump @187k
    Wheel Alignment @187k
    Transmission fluid @187 (Sta-Lube GL-4) 85w90
    Transfer case and rear diff fluid @187 (Dino GL-5) 80w90
    Front diff fluid @187 (Dino GL-5) 80w90
    Power steering pump (AutoZone - 12/15) @188K
    Center bearing (OEM) @ 190k
    Tundra brake upgrade @ 194
    All-Pro upper control arms @195k
    Sept 2016 - New tires (2nd set): BFG KM2 255/85r16 @ 200k
    Oct 2016 MOOG lower ball joints
    Center bearing (AutoZone) @ 205k
    CV Axle (AutoZone) passenger side @ 206k
    Front/rear/transfer case fluid @208k (Dino GL-5) 80w90
    Transmission fluid @208k (Sta-Lube GL-4) 85w90
    Replaced IAC valve (oem used) @ 208k
    DENSO Double Platinum Spark Plugs @208k
    NGK Wire Set @208k
    Replaced Clutch - Exedy 16087 @ 208K (5/23/17)
    Rebuild Slave Cylinder @ 208k
    OEM Lower Control Arm Bushings @208k
    OEM Front Wheel Bearing @209k
    Rear Brakes @209k (Autozone)
    Wheel Cylinders (AutoZone)
    Bora .75" spacers (front/rear) @209k
    OEM Rear Wheel Bearing @211k
    Power steering pump (AutoZone - 2/18) @218K
    AutoZone Alternator
    Replaced DR side Engine Purch (OEM) - @220k
    OEM Timing Belt (acc belts, water pump, thermostat) - @220K
    OEM Valve Cover Seals - @220k
    AutoZone Wire Set @220k
    Denso Coil pack @220k
    Denso 02 sensor @220k
    Serviced front differential @220k
    Inspected transfer case @220k
    Denso upstream 02 sensor @222k
    Replaced both cats @222k
    Replaced steering rack @ 232k (3/23/19)
    Denso Radiator @ 239k
    AutoZone Power Steering Pump @ 236k
    AuzoZone (2yr warranty battery) @ 238k (9/28/20)
    AutoZone Alternator (warranty replacement) @ 252k (12/31/20)
    AutoZone battery (warranty replacement) @ 252k (12/31/20)
    MOOG lower ball joints @ 255k (6/6/21)
    Engine rebuild @255k


    Recommended Repairs:

    Saved for reference:
    Cylinder Head & Gasket Replacement:
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voLBRDZL9fE

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    Got the timing belt done finally after waiting on Toyota to get me a bolt that I snapped. Got to love ordering parts for a 20 year old truck, everything is special order.

    I was super proud of myself for doing this job on my own. I've never really dug that deep into a motor. I've lifted and lowered car and trucks, gutted vehicles and pretty much everything but motor work (I don't trust myself that much with a motor), but I'm learning and can't thank you guys here enough for the help with even the dumbest/simplest of questions.

    Made my own crank pulley tool as well out of 4 feet of flat stock cut into a 3 foot and 1 foot section, bolted together then holes drilled for bolts.


    One yr later: 05/16/15

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  2. May 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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    Andy.G

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    Can't see pic on my phone.
     
  3. May 19, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    taco 2011

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    Westin Bull guard,predator nerf bars, Window Tint Legal limit, Weather tech Floor mats, Weather tech smoke visors, Wet Okole seat covers, OEM Roof Racks, Reverse Camera, Pace Edwards Full Metal Jack Rabbit Cover,Dyno power locking tailgate Trd alloy wheels, Dunlop at tires JL Stealthbox, JL custom fit molding kit, Directed Audio 500 watt amp, LCI adaptor. More mods to come.
  4. May 19, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    quetzal

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    Sorry guys, it worked on my pc but yea, I can't see it on my phone either. I tried something different - hope this worked.
     
  5. May 19, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    synergy10

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    Looks good man! Did yours come with a sunroof shade? Mine didn't but I was able to source one recently.
     
  6. May 19, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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    quetzal

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    No shade. Really, do you mind sharing where you found one? I'm going to limo tint the top until I do..
    *edit* Thank you for the compliment!
     
  7. May 19, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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    dennisc

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    I have a 02 also but not as clean as that thing man! What kind of lift are you planning on going with?
     
  8. May 19, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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    quetzal

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    Thanks! Not sure yet, but since I'm new to off-road I think I'm going with the 3" lift kit. I forgot to add that she is sitting on spacers in the front to level her out.
     
  9. May 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM
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    Don’t go cheap with it. Take it from me, do it once the right way. I did it cheap then went the right way.
     
  10. May 19, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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    quetzal

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    Do you mind elaborating? Cheap meaning what and what is the right way? Can you give me examples or brands that I should avoid? I don't know shit about the hobby yet. Thanks.
     
  11. May 19, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    IMO,using spacers as a lift in the front end. In the rear using a add a leaf. That’s what I did the first time. The second time, I went with Icons up front for the 3 inch lift. In the rear I went with all-pros 3 inch leaf pack. There are many companies that make similar products. If I were you I'd do some research in the suspension forum.
     
  12. May 19, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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    Ah, yes I agree. The front spacers are just temporary, I plan on getting a coilover set up for the front with new shocks and a leaf pack in the rear. Maybe UCAs but not sure. Thanks for your advice, I will do my homework.
     
  13. May 19, 2014 at 9:24 PM
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    I had been on the hunt for a while and one finally popped up on CL. The guys ad was for the sunroof glass and he mentioned that he had the cover too. So I asked him if he would sell it separately and he agreed to it. I was really close to spending upwards of $300 for a new one from Toyota too. It doesn't match perfectly (a little lighter and more "gray" than my interior), so I'm thinking its from an earlier year.

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  14. May 19, 2014 at 9:38 PM
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    taco terror My ECT button stays clicked ;)

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    Thats a clean lookin truck!
     
  15. May 19, 2014 at 9:45 PM
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    ^ Exactly my thoughts.

    Super clean. Nice find man.
     
  16. May 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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    Now I see it. That is a sweet looking truck! Good find.
     
  17. May 20, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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    Pretty cool find on that cover, I'll keep my eyes open for one too.
    Thanks for the compliments guys, it means a lot. I went thru a lot of stress to find this truck, but I couldn't be happier.
     
  18. May 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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    I've done Google searches and read articles on the subject on TW but I still have a few questions: (the truck is my DD but will see some light to moderate trails. Budget, between $500 - $700 for a set of four).
    1. Can anyone recommend a tire brand that won't be too noisy/annoying for DD yet hold its own on some light trails and various weather conditions (ie rainy season)?
    2. Currently, she's rolling on Kumho Road Venture A/T 265/75R16 - should I go down to a 70s series tire? What are some advantages/disadvantages b/n 70s and 75s? Is one series more noisy than the other, what about mpg, would I see better gas/mile depending on the series size? I did the "tire size comparison" between the two so I know what the numbers say - I just want to know from people whom have actually ridden the two.
    Thanks guys!
     
  19. May 20, 2014 at 3:33 PM
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    Discoverer ATP's at discount or Americas tire ran me $687 out the door WITHOUT the store warranty. They fit the exact criteria you're taking about. I got them in 265/75/16
     
  20. May 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    quetzal

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    I was looking at those same Cooper tires as well. How do they ride on the pavement - especially w/when it rains? How well do they perform on the trails?
    Thanks for your input.
     

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