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Radiator body mount

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by manesfesto, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Jun 8, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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  3. Jun 8, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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  4. Jun 9, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    Yes, they come in a package of 5, and I believe the bolts are an m6 x 1.25 but that should be confirmed. I also went with longer flanged bolts, say 25-30mm if my memory serves so I would have some bolt proud for clamping wires and such in the future.
    I mainly did this upgrade as I have a Champion radiator and am hoping that the additional soft mounting will reduce flex and prevent leaks-which they seem to be prone to. Still thinking about getting a Koyorad and maybe getting the filler neck lowered or even moved to clear the hood. Always something....
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    Interesting, Id rather not make it a thing and just find the kit. Might just order the whole body mount kit as I need to do them at some point anyway.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    ES has a kit that has all the body mounts.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Man, I wish! I honestly noticed how bad they're replacing my CV and my jack lowered down faster than I wanted and I literally watched my radiator bounce. checked them with a pry bar and they are done done done.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2020 at 9:15 AM
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    I tracked down the bolt sizes- M8 x 1.25 x 40 mm. You can go with a shorter bolt, but the M8 x1.25 was the threads on the Champion radiator. Definitely a good idea to get that radiator secured. I think rubber bushings would be a good idea regardless, I suspect that frame twisting from when the PO stuck the truck in a creek contributed to the leak in my radiator which then lead to the HG issue that necessitated an engine swap for me.

    Hope the kit idea works for you.
     
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