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The 2.7L Single Cab Thread

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by BabyTaco, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Phil Dammit

    Phil Dammit Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about side impact or don't impact. My swap all employs the seat position sensor and I have full use of side impact. Why you can't reuse the sensors I'm the stock bench is beyond me. I swapped out my seat sensor from mine when Iswapped to buckets. That main one should also control side impact
     
  2. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Convenience.

    #1 - I'm working in a condo parking lot and have to keep any mods low-key. No suspension mods at all, have to be careful with tire rotations and brakes. I could be working on the passenger side with the door open, and end up with someone parked a foot away from the driver side, restricting access for hours (or the rest of the night). I need to be able to work quickly and in stages that allow me to quickly pack up and move the truck if needed. More than once I've had to reposition to move from one side to the other doing brake jobs. Imagine working in a Walmart parking lot with your garage anywhere from 50 to 500ft away... with the added issue that I am on the HOA board so I can't have it look like I am getting away with something that anyone else might receive a letter for.

    #2 - I don't want to hack into the stock bench. I'd rather keep it as-is for easier reinstallation when it comes time to trade/sell, or if someone with buckets wants to buy a bench.


    I already have a pair of grey buckets (driver side is 5 or 7-way power) from a '95 Silverado. I'm not 100% certain they would fit between the door and the trans tunnel, but even if they do, I know I'd have to transplant the sensors. I bought them for the Suburban but never installed them.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    Phil Dammit

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    I changed my bench up to a loss in resel when I decided to do bucket swap. Was able to get 50 for it without sensors or buckles
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    rbishopp

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. FS to go a good home. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    I have the same problem. i can do more in the parking lot at work.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Job I had from 1996 to 2006 was awesome. It was a branch office for a smallish company. From '96 to '00, it was me, the boss, and a coffee pot.
    We had a warehouse/shop space in an industrial park that was about 8x the size we needed for our limited inventory and filing cabinets.
    That shop was basically an extension of my garage. Boss gave me free reign evenings and weekends as long as there was no evidence Monday morning (or the next morning).
    Taught myself how to weld in that shop, used it to provide shade for detailing, added Fabtech AAL's to my '94 DLX, changed the timing belt on my '03 Tundra....
     
  6. Jun 23, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    SuazoYota

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    Cool Thank you disc0monkey
    You make a valid point Mike. I think hunting down a junkyard axle might be in the near future. Thank you for your advice
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    RSMick

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    Nice color choice! Congrats on the new truck.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    MikeCB600F

    MikeCB600F Reformed Jeep Owner

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    Post a couple pics. MGMs are the best color:D
     
  9. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    spaulding88

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  10. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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  11. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    spaulding88

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    I never really was a big fan of the white. I was looking for silver or black, but the white is starting to grow on me.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    RC4413

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    Mick, thank you. I am really looking forward to picking it up!
     
  13. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    RC4413

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    Mike, I will post some as soon as I get it. I still love the "Old Man Tan" on my '03. Haha.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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    cdthiker

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    lot of talk about lifts and such in this bad ass thred
    but here is some food for thought

    Recently I found my self a bit turned around in the La Sal Mountain range in utah
    ( near moab) I was trying to hook up to some trails and get to a camp spot that I had stayed at several years before.... the real problem was it was midnight and dark as shit

    needless to say I got caught up in some decent off roading.
    Now, I am no noob when it comes to driving trucks off road been doing it for a while for both my job and for personal reasons
    I got my self on a sweet little diddy called the La Sal Pass road... needless to say I found my self in 4lo first gear going up mile after mile of rocky nasty sexy trail.
    my truck is compleatly stock except for a topper, the sweet ass 30 clutter catcher from autozone and my ARE mid rise topper... and a ten of ten ply Danapro ATM's
    the little reg cab worked like a champ, why did i not turn around you ask? because the trail dropped off the side of a hill and was too narrow. so i was stuck going up and up
    these trucks handle some decent grades and a lot of crap we throw at them with nothing but a set of good tires and a driver with some common sense who is willing to go slow.
    needless to say , I was impressed with the truck and any ideas of lifts and bigger tires were dashed. if I can handle 20 inches of standing snow and moab at midnight what do i really need?
    a set of damn bright off road lights thats what, my head lights were pointing at the sky that my was my only real problem

    reg cab taco 4x4 one very bad ass and capable truck... just how it is.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    cdthiker

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    I guess what I am saying is that I was impressed by what a stock truck on a dry trail could do.
    just like I was impressed with its deep snow performance

    Sure lockers are great as well as lifts and such. all great tools if you need them.
    if you drive your truck smart you can get a lot of places.
    of course thats was not super hard core or anything thing but the little reg cab was great. that short wheel base was great, plenty of clearance. when you pick the right path

    not my truck but sort of near the area I was in on the same trail.
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8416039926_f48f70e1f2.jpg
     
  16. Jun 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    disc0monkey

    disc0monkey All right. I believe ya. But my Tommy Gun don't!

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    I have to agree a stock 4x4 reg cab with a set of tires is great for off road, especially when compared to other new trucks available. to be able to fit a beefy set of 265/75s on a stock truck is great. its not like a 2-2.5" lift changes the capability of the truck that much.

    the auto-lsd might not look pretty in action but it'll get you there.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    I would assume he drug the rear diff. I have 32s and got stuck on a rock on the same line a guy with 33s cleared a while back.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    I'll play here's my old slut that I hate myself for for selling
    First day I got it
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    Right when I sold it
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    Just the "fogs"
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  19. Jun 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    I think it would look badass if you bought the bumper and fenders in white and do a reg. cab Storm trooper build. I've always liked those.:cool:
     
  20. Jun 25, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    HombreSteven

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    Damn
     
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