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Ole Red - 1999 Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab 2.7L 3RZ-FE 4x4 SR5 All Manual Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by clickws, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Oct 10, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    Thanks man! It's taken a little time to get used to it. I wish I had a good garage or workshop that I could easily rope/ pulley it off and on as needed. It will stay on for now
     
  2. Oct 10, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    So what do you think of your 32" tires?
     
  3. Oct 11, 2016 at 5:02 AM
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    For my 4cylinder, it's about as big as I think I will ever need to go unless I re-gear the truck. I think the size looks good with the 2-3" OME suspension lift. They rubbed the pinch weld and the edge of fender flare trim pretty bad at first. I pounded on the pinch weld and ended up pulling the trim off. I still need to do some work to be able to stuff the tires while turning.

    I think the 1.5" spidertrax spacers are helping. I have not ran it without them yet to know the difference. I just need to get some new fender flares to keep rocks and mud off the side of the truck.

    BFG Mud Terrain KM2's are very nice. The are much quieter than I thought they would be. They are a fairly soft tire and performed well. I am happy with that purchase. Only thing that I would add would be more siping for wet conditions on the road... but they are not street tires.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    Nice rig click, gotta love a sunfire pearl red Taco. The rig is coming along very nicely. I think you will like the OME set up. It rides real nice. Enjoy
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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    This is exactly how I want my truck to look. Might have to bite your style.
     
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  6. Dec 13, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    Hi again,

    I just installed 31'' on mine and I am thinking about regearing in the future. I mean, it's okay but I feel there is a lack of power even on 1st gear.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    When I was running 31s on mine w 3.91 gears it felt slow. I think 4.30 are perfect for 31s on the 2.7. 4.56 even if you want to be geared a little lower
     
  8. Dec 31, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    The 32's are sluggish for sure. I got some steelies and it helped. They are lighter that those old aluminum alloys.

    I haven't justified doing the work to change the gearing yet. It's not my daily driver so it doesn't bug me enough.

    31x10.50 all terrains are great on the 2.7L. Ran two sets of them for 10 years 100k miles.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    Thanks for the love! It's amazing what a lift and tires can do to the look of a truck.

    Got some black steelies locally on CL super deal. Will post pictures soon.
     
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  10. May 7, 2017 at 6:04 AM
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    So far wheels & tires
    I have done nothing to my 99 Prerunner. Other then batteries, tires and oil. My bitch still running with the original spark plugs with 285k. I think she's going to run forever like Forrest Gump. My father usually ask me twice a year "So that truck broke down yet".. (his a Ford 150 kinda Man). Anyways I think my 99 is Tank & I would run it into the day I die, cause she won't die. She my little energizer bunny..,,
     
  11. May 8, 2017 at 6:36 AM
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    A few recent pics. I think I want fender flares, sliders, and bumpers.

    IMG_5641.jpg IMG_5639.jpg IMG_5640.jpg
     
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  12. May 8, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    your truck looks awesome!
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    Currently, my truck has these outstanding items, let me know what you think is most important:

    Never had fluids flushed and changed for new, ever. (brake, clutch, steering, coolant)

    Never changed the fuel filter, ever.
    water pump and thermostat have never been changed

    Rear drum brakes have never been checked, I don't think they have ever been changed

    Front manual locking hubs have never been re-greased/ packed

    Most all chassis and drive shafts have not been regularly greased

    Fuel injectors have never been pulled and/ or specifically cleaned (aside from sea foam or other fuel treatments)

    MAF sensor never cleaned or checked

    Intake, intake manifold, throttle body have never been cleaned out

    Valve clearances never checked

    Timing chain tension and wear never checked

    Transfer case, front and rear diff oil only changed once (20k miles ago)
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    I would clean the MAF, TB, Intake Manifold, and replace the Fuel Filter and Injectors. You will notice a decent amount of difference in the responsiveness of it. It is easiest to replace the Fuel Filter with the Intake Mani off, so you can just do all of these things at the same time. Find some pink injectors on eBay that are for the 01-04 3RZ's. They have a 10% higher flow rate than your brown top injectors, but, more importantly, they have a better spray pattern that more evenly distributes the fuel in the cylinders. While you have off your Manifold, you can paint it real nice to go with your clean valve cover work. I painted mine recently with some gun metal looking paint. Came out clean looking.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Thanks for the input sir. As always, keeping the 3rz's alive and strong.

    Run into any other issues with your truck thus far?
     
  16. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    Just thinking generally, I'd change the timing belt/water pump and check/replace the rear brakes.

    After that, I'd probably consider what boostedka said with the fuel delivery.

    I had a friend that drove a Solara for 7 years 100,000 miles and did nothing to the vehicle... maybe changed the oil once, if that. It's amazing what those older Toyotas could do.
     
  17. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    Agreed. My Tacoma only had the engine oil changed, 1 new set of front brake pads, 1 new battery, 2 sets of tires, and regular fill of washer fluid for about 100k miles. Trying to play a little catch up on preventative and tune up maintenance.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    I haven't had any real issues with it. It's run great since I've had it and since I've turbo'd it. I've ran a couple different injector and Fuel management set ups on it. I'm currently using 440cc injectors run by the stock ecu and it runs well. Since I cleaned out my intake manifold, it starts up easier now. Maybe half to a full crank and it's running. Some guys also clean out their IAC valve while their doing all that as well.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    Good to know. Thanks again.

    Right now I am experiencing:
    a little slow start
    Weird vibrations when cold (clutch related)
    When I disengage the clutch while driving at 2-4k RMS, it will then drop down below normal idle rpm range and then bounce back up to normal idle
    Had a misfire on cylinder #1 and changed out the plug for now, need to have it more thoroughly investigated.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Good to know. Thanks again.

    Right now I am experiencing:
    a little slow start
    Weird vibrations when cold (clutch related)
    When I disengage the clutch while driving at 2-4k RMS, it will then drop down below normal idle rpm range and then bounce back up to normal idle
    Had a misfire on cylinder #1 and changed out the plug for now, need to have it more thoroughly investigated.
     
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