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Topher's build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by presto, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Feb 19, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    Trucks looking good bro , digging the flat black
     
  2. Feb 24, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    Hows your ride? I ask because my set up is brutal. I get alot of compression with just a little weight in the back so im looking for some new gear.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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    its nice and stiff but it also seems a little bit bouncy in the rear. only thing I don't really like is that the OME leafs pushed my rear up so damn high.. from center of wheel to fender on rear is 27" and front is 24 1/2". How can i tell when my coil overs are maxed out? when they are out of threads? i know there is no way that i have even came close to full compression yet those OME leafs are super stiff and seem like they can hold a lot of weight.


    thanks bro. hopefully i can get some fresh flat black paint on there soon I've been dying to get that big (used to be orange) SF off the side of my truck.. Not sure if i want to rattle can it again though.. I might buy a compressor and a spray gun for my buddy and just have him do it for me haha.
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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    thats how my ride feels even with dead springs. i bought my truck second hand but im pretty sure we have the same coilovers and i dont really know anything about them. where do you have yours set?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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    I honestly haven't messed with the setting of the coil over so it's at whatever toytec sets them at. But my truck has like a 2-3" rake toward the front. So I'm thinking they set em at the lowest setting.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    So I started my intake cleaning adventure on Sunday morning. Today is day #3 I just have a little more cleaning to do then I can put it all back together.
    I found a YouTube video on how to clean injectors and they pushed brake cleaner with a syringe through the injectors.(with a 9v battery).
    So of course I didn't have a syringe but luckily I had some "smart" water and the tip fit perfect over the injector. Didn't even need the o-ring.

    First I made the hole on the smart water bottle a tiny bit bigger with a reemer.(plumbing tool)
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    Then I wired up a 9v battery.(tied the wires on so they would stay on)
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    Perfect fit..
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    Fill up the water bottle(make sure it's dry first..) with brake cleaner then put it on the injector turn the bottle upside down and hook up te battery to the injector and pulsate the cleaner through it. It took a while for the injectors to perform like they should so be patient. My injectors were so dirty I wouldn't be surprised if that's why I was getting horrible performance/gas mileage.
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    Doing all of this has really helped me start to understand how things work in the engine. One thing I noticed is that one of the injectors was newer which means one was replaced.. Maybe they did it when they did my valve job?? I don't think the original owner did anything like that..
     
  7. Mar 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    This is a great mini-write up! I've been skeptical about my 3RZ's performance for quite sometime, I'm definitely going to try this as soon as I can.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Thanks. It does seem like it accelerates a little faster now. But I've only driven it one time so far since I did all of that work. I'm mostly waiting to see if i get better mpgs.. i was getting roughly 14-15 mpg (city/freeway together.) I'm hoping to be around 16 - 17 mpg now. I should warn you that if you end up removing the injectors your probably going to want all new hardware (orings and plastic grommets etc). Best deal is camelback toyota but to order that stuff you would need to call them and have part #'s. let me know if you have any questions when your doing it id be glad to help.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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    I think I'll definitely do this. Was it much of a hassle to get to the injectors? I can likely order the O-rings through my local mechanic friend, he specializes in toyota.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    Well when I did it I had the entire intake manifold/plenum apart too so they were super easy for me to get to. Not sure how it would be without taking any of the intake pieces off..
     
  11. Mar 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    I completely intend to have the manifold off. Would you say it's an afternoon kinda job?
     
  12. Mar 8, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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    Well it took me like 3days to fully take it all apart and clean the shit out of it and put it all back together. Id say I put about 12 hours of work into it total(cleaning took the longest I tried to get the manifold and plenum as shiny as I could.).. Id also say the main thing would be to make sure you have everything you need before you just dive into it. I'm also not the fastest mechanic and I was very happy I took lots of pictures before I did it/while I was doing it because they helped me put the vacuum lines back where they were supposed to go.
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Just finished welding my bed side outlet exhaust. I used the stock tail pipe and just cut two pieces out of it and it fit perfect. Sounds awesome can't wait till I get a nice exhaust tip to finish it off.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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    You got some serious rake from those rear leafs, even without a lift shackle. Are those OME dakars? Truck is looking good. I was reading through your mod list and noticed you want to bob the bed, IMO you're going to kick yourself later for doing it. I dunno what kind of other past times you have, or what you intend to do with the truck, but you'll find that you lose a ton of space for no real gain other than a desired look. My brother and I mountain bike a lot and do a fair amount of shuttling, we bobbed his 87' pickup, and we could barely fit our bikes in the truck. If you're doing anything involving expedition, hauling of mtb or dirtbike, or just moving stuff around, you definitely do not want a short bed. The truck looks really good right now, even with the cut box at the back, you just throw a wrap around bumper on there and it'll be good to go. Having said all that, it's your truck and only my opinions.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    Thanks jerry(@ BAMF) for all the help I really appreciate you taking the time to fix this for me.

    Apparently the frames on pre 98 tacomas are different and the bolt on plates for my sliders wouldn't go on. Took us about an hour or two he just cut the front leg off and moved it forward. Looks super clean.
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    Also cleaned up the exhaust pipe a little.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2014 at 6:19 AM
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    Lookin' good man!
     
  17. Mar 12, 2014 at 7:07 AM
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    Those sliders are freakin awesome!!
     
  18. Mar 12, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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    thanks guys. hopefully get these test fitted so i can drill all the holes 2night then just needs paint.

    the good thing is when he moved the leg he also scooted the sliders forward a little so they would be more centered. which worked out great because now the exhaust pipe clears the sliders perfectly.
     
  19. Mar 12, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    I'm wondering if I can get some more details on your motor and how it ran before you cleaned the injectors. How many miles on the motor? (if you could calculate KM's for the Canadian that would be great.) You mentioned you got improved acceleration, I'm noticing a hesitation in acceleration or when I remain around 2200rpm in third while going up hills, and it seems to be spreading to other rpm's and load ranges. When you were doing the actual cleaning did you notice a considerable change in spray pattern from the injector after running the brake clean through? Sorry for all the questions, it just never occurred to me to attempt this and now it's got me really interested.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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    It's funny that you say that because that is my exact problem.. Literally word for word. When I cleaned my injectors they seemed pretty clogged for sure. It helped a little but I wouldn't say it fixed it.. I don't have any problems with initial acceleration unless it's up a hill. Next step for me is to switch trans fluid to synthetic and change filter.. I'm just on my phone right now and don't feel like plugging the numbers into google sorry I have 171000 miles. Engine is a 3rz(2.7l 4cyl 4wd dlx) year is 1997..
     
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