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Spare tire lowering tool

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BroDameron, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jul 10, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    BroDameron

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    As with all used tacomas, my spare tool kit is mysteriously missing. I'd like to be able to get my spare down. I've heard those kits for 2005+ tacos work, but I've also heard the opposite. For those that don't have their original spare kits, what do you guys do?
    (I did search the forum, but only found one 2nd gen thread that had any relevance.)
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  2. Jul 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    jbrandt

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    I am fairly certain that they haven't changed the spare tire tool kit since at least the 80's.

    The ones I see for the 2nd gens look exactly like the one for my 2004 Taco, and even the 86 4Runner I used to have.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Tartan Jack

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    I got my tool kit & bottle jack off ebay.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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  5. Jul 10, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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  6. Jul 10, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    I thought “use your brain” & “compare, don’t just get the first to pop up” were obvious enough ...
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  7. Jul 10, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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  8. Jul 10, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    MagtechPA

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    Both the tool kit and jack were missing from my Taco when I bought it. I posted a WTB thread right here on TW, and another member was nice enough to give me a great deal on a tool kit he had in his parts stash. I found a bottle jack from another vehicle and tossed it into the cubbyhole behind the seat, along with the tool kit.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    FrankJake

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    The 98 I just bought has the jack but not the tool kit for lowering the spare. I just ordered this. It doesn’t say it will fit a 98 but I think it’s the lug wrench. I’m pretty sure the lowering tool and the extension bar will work. My 98 needs the partial round hook at the end of the tool. But I’ve seen some of the lowering tools on the 4Runners that need a square tip and wouldn’t work with the hook end tool.

    I’ll report back if this works or not. It’s returnable if it doesn’t.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-Tacom...3192078547?fits=Model:Tacoma&_trkparms=ispr=1
     
  10. Jul 26, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Check to see if there is a tire lock on the spare tire, some trucks like mine came stock with it and u need a special key to get it to work
     
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  11. Jul 26, 2019 at 6:13 PM
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    cruisedon66

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    I was just working on my neighbors Ford F150. The Ford spare tire tools plug together
    like a socket wrench. And they should work & fit Tacoma's.

    Much better than a bolt like Toyota.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    I've had the misfortune of getting a flat a couple of times, but found the OEM bottle jack/tire iron/lowering tool & rods to be immensely helpful. Those OEM Toyota lowering tool & extensions are designed to fit through the hole between your tailgate & OEM bumper. If you have a custom bumper, you would have to go under the truck with one less extension rod to lower your spare tire.
     
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  13. Jul 27, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Fabbed up my own. A 1"x1" square tube fits pretty well. I did have to grind the end a little bit though.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    tire lock on spare?
    could mine have that
    i cannot seem to get it removed after lowering it most of the way to the ground
     
  15. Aug 28, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    No, if it has a lock like mine you will not be able to engage the shaft to lower it at all.
    Scrap yard they cost 25-45
     
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  16. Aug 28, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks dammit ...
    i have a steel wheel underneath, maybe get that lock and a salvage alloy to stick up under there
    does it take a special key?
     
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  17. Aug 28, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    Some have a special key yes and others just have a slot
     
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    The stock “slot” version looks like these:
    (my truck)
    7F1826DA-6A8C-457D-9943-BB9A8C968CDA.jpg

    (Not my truck)
    2B9380ED-F372-4D44-95D2-E66369C6E845.jpg

    (Images taken in regards to the spare tire strakes, which I located, sanded repainted, & installed)
     
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  19. Aug 28, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    tartan jack, your frame / crossmember paint looks greenish and not black
    is that a better quality of frame paint or do you know?
     
  20. Aug 28, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    It’s more of a black weathered to gray. Any green is from the photo lighting/upload/etc. The members (cross & frame) seem rust free, with no repaint covering it up (fingers through the closed box holes have the inside as smooth as the outside).

    I’ve had it since Feb 2019, with zero previous history, so I’ve had to figure out everything.
    If it’s some coating or paint, I know nothing about it.
     
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