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TomTom's '03 TRD Xtra Cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by tomtom, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jun 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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  2. Jun 30, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    It all depends.

    Some things to consider:
    1. I bought mine through Camelback Toyota at about $360. Full retail is around $480.
    2. Machining should run between $40-80 and should be same day turnaround. Note, I put a bunch of "shoulds" in there.
    3. You have to wait until the machine shop looks at it to know if it is machinable.
    4. A friend works as a Toyota instructor and he swears that the TGP flywheels should last the life of the vehicle. He has never seen me drive.
    5. Whether you remove the flywheel to replace or re-use you should replace the flywheel bolts and make sure to run red loctite all the way around several threads on each bolt when you do that.
    6. I'd have to check the paperwork but I don't think Camelback had the flywheel in stock so there was a 2 day delay while they got it ordered in.

    For me, it comes down to wallet vs. down time. My truck is my daily driver and my job compensates me decently so I lean more towards getting the job done right but quickly. I had no issue in buying a TGP CV axle when I had to reboot the old ones. I slammed the new CV axle in the driver side then took my time rebooting the old one then did the other side.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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    And, you'll likely want to get a puller for the pilot bearing. There is the grease method but it is a bit messy and time consuming.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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    did you use the toyota replacement boots? i used the generic ones from autozone and they dont fit great around the tulip housing. had to massage the clamps to get a good fit. Good for a trail spare but certainly wouldnt run it as a long term solution.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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    Yeah that was a bitch. We welded something to it to pull it. The grease/wadding method looks easier since it took us about a 45 mins to get the damn thing out.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    Yeah, bought the kits from Camelback. Ran about $30/kit. After seeing the quality of TGP, I tend not to mess around unless I hear of something that is purpose built better (like Bamatoy's Alternator kit)

    I'm patient but not patient enough for the grease trick. It is handy to know in a pinch but I'll be researching pullers for the time I have to do the clutch again.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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    Ok thanks. ill have another inner boot to do in the future and will go that route instead. Seems to be same price as autoparts store too. Thanks
     
  8. Jun 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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    Camelback throws in free shipping for orders over $150 so you may want to save up a big order. Otherwise, shipping will tack on another $15 (roughly).
     
  9. Jun 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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    Yeah i just got some balljoints through them and noticed the free shipping. Heck im sure i could find other shit my truck needs...... :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jun 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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    or even just wants. :D
     
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    Man, that is a damn good looking truck! Makes me miss my '02 Goldie. But I guess I'm pretty happy with my black '03. BTW, I am stealing your spare tire mount idea! Great idea!
     
  12. Jun 30, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    Pretty sure those come from other places :D
     
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    Thanks for the compliment.

    Took me quite a bit of courage to finally drill the hole for the spare tire mount. Worked out well and plenty of room to go to a 35.
     
  14. Jul 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    For those asking about OME 882s, this was ride height of 882s with Dakars (no AAL).

    [​IMG]

    Please note, the pavement has a slight rise to it and the truck has an ARE tonneau cover on the back.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    Some more of America going on my truck:

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  16. Aug 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM
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    Snapped a picture of the new thimble and Crosby d-rings installed.

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    'Murica!
     
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    very sweet!
     
  18. Aug 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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    New alignment numbers:
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    The warble produced by the AC has turned into a chirp. Something else to work on. Might be left to the dealership.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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    Did up a couple small projects today.

    The cup holder tabs:

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    Like a putting lipstick on a pig:
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  20. Sep 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    Wanted to replace the O2 sensor nuts and wound up removing the studs on the downstream one. Not sure how the hell they bent up like they did. Had to make some replacements out of some stainless M8 bolts[​IMG]:

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    Oh look, a couple springs were in the last shipment from Camelback. Need to get around to removing that squeaky clutch spring...

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