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slopply front end and interior update

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Quadrcr161, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Oct 28, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    Quadrcr161

    Quadrcr161 [OP] Active Member

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    ok, ive searched, and i think i know of part of the problem but i dont think its all. to update, 99 extcab sr5 v6 auto, 3 inch lift w aal im pretty mechanically inclined and a vibration analysis. i picked the truck up knowing the guy used it hunting and all but he made it seem like he took better care of it. i havent taken it offroad any, and i felt most of the issues with the front was with the tires/alignment. rotated the tires and nothing changes, my wife decscribes it as fighting the wheel, the more i drive it, it seems to be alignment/tie rod issue. searching tonight i found that its common for the steering box bushings to wear, i plan on climbing under tomorrow and checking it out and ordering new bushings anyway. back to the rest of the issue, when rolling over bumps, or off road there is a klunking noise, like a bad control arm bushing, but when rotating the tires i felt the front end and it didnt have much slack when checked by hand. is there anything else i can check or any other common problems like the steering box bushings? i did notice energy suspension has a whole bushing kit in both red and black bushings.

    ok now for the interior update, it had a crappy jvc cd player that didnt work, so i installed an eclipse headunit with my xmradio, with a set of eclipse 3ways in the door, havent made it to the rears yet. while replacing the door speakers i have cleaned the doors, and started adding sound deadening, and i also took apart the door pannels and wrapped the center section in black tweed i had left over. will be redoing the headliner in the same fabric along with other pieces in the truck. imo it looks tons better and a lot cleaner feeling. i also am installing map lights from a 4runner, and fixing my dome light. anyway pics of the old and new door pannels. as i finish ill add more.

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  2. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    graymaurer

    graymaurer Well-Known Member

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    I'm diggin' the new panels. I installed some dynamat in my doors and am planning on doing the floor soon. I thought it was a nice addition. Enjoy!
     
  3. Oct 29, 2009 at 3:27 AM
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    dustinuhls

    dustinuhls Well-Known Member

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    3" SL, Nerf Bars, 33" BFGs, K&N, Deckplate, Royal Purple
    Take it to a shop and get an alignment. Door panels look sweet by the way!
     
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