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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Aug 18, 2020 at 6:48 AM
    DG92071

    DG92071 Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    I know how much you love seeing 3rd gens so I thought I'd share this with you. It's a factory Toyota 3rd gen rear bumper - made out of plastic.
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    The rear proximity sensors weren't working but the bump of this got them working again.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2020 at 7:52 AM
    bprout

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    Not super necessary to cut the top part of the body/flare (for me) with 33's but when I eventually want to move up to 35's it might be more necessary. I too was having rubbing at the back on the flares themselves because of the 1.5" spacers I run.

    As far as how much to remove off the flares, I removed the same amount that I did off the body. The reason why I did such an aggressive cut (3") is because I knew I would eventually want to go up to 35's and didn't want to have to do the whole process over again.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2020 at 7:52 AM
    bprout

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    Thanks :cheers:
     
  4. Aug 18, 2020 at 8:44 AM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

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    You have 4cly. Its called the 2tr hints tr
     
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    how many miles are you at?
     
  6. Aug 18, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    What size Lift and tires? Good looking truck!
     
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  7. Aug 18, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    Some stuff from the last couple days. Changed my spark plugs
    Fixed cutting and modifying my RCI skid plate that i dented the shit out of last year at the Moses Lake dunes, changed out the front steel and cut it further back to get a little shallower approach angle.
    Then Hole sawed some holes in my perfectly good Prinsu roof rack.
    And then last night swapped out the garbage A.D.D. front tube for a FJ tube! now my 4wd should work again!!
     
  8. Aug 18, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Did you ever figure anything out with this? I went by a driveshaft place locally and the guy told me that a 1 piece on a long bed is not a good idea. He said that it would be weaker and have a bigger chance of it wobbling. I’m still dealing with a shudder at about 40 mph. Drives me nuts!
     
  9. Aug 18, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    What's under your hood sir?
     
  11. Aug 18, 2020 at 11:40 AM
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    Cool... thanks...

    How was re-attching the flare to the body, on the under side, inside the well? Did you cut off the tabs (on the body) that the flare attaches to, under/ inside the flare? Do you have any pictures up under there?

    I'm wondering how well the flares will stay attached if those tab things are not there or some are removed...

    Did you reinstall the wheel well liners?
     
  12. Aug 18, 2020 at 12:11 PM
    Oreo Cat

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    I’m about to buy an engine to replace my 2006 4.0 with a blown head gasket. Anyone know what other years will work? To my understanding a 12-15 uses a different header and some other pieces. But will a 07-11 engine swap in fine?
     
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    Two 2.7's ???? :)
     
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    Installed a RCI fuel tank skid plate.

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  15. Aug 18, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    Ordered July 16, and arrived in the Yukon August 4. Considering the distance, and coming across the border, I am VERY happy! Already mounted a Plano case to it and went camping :thumbsup:

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  16. Aug 18, 2020 at 1:42 PM
    Raceface35

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    Replaced radiator support bushings with Energy Suspension bushings. Long over due

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  17. Aug 18, 2020 at 1:50 PM
    bprout

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    Re-attaching the flare to the body was the easiest part. When taking off the flares there is a good chance you would break most (if not all) the tabs but they are cheap to buy (https://smile.amazon.com/ALLMOST-20...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GV99P6Y98E09ZMV5CY9W) You wouldn't come close to cutting the retaining clips on the body since they are at the top of the flare. I can PM you a pic of the underneath a little later if you would like.

    I didn't reinstall my wheel liners because it was HOT as hell on Sunday but I did cut where the original tabs were on there for when/if I do decide to put them back on.

    Also @Shmellmopwho has a really good write up how to do this on his build thread too here. Pretty much the same exact process I did but he did a much better job at cutting the tabs/body than I did with the angle grinder :anonymous: (thank god its hidden :rofl:) Also this thread has some info/pics on the process as well.
     
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  18. Aug 18, 2020 at 1:58 PM
    ARoman83

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    What plastic caps did you use to plug the fender holes? Interested in removing them when my BAMF front bumper comes in!
     
  19. Aug 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM
    HAVOC

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    Went to see why the door check is making noise (rubbing on the window run channel). Couldn't see the cause so I'm going to assume that I need a new door check.
     
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  20. Aug 18, 2020 at 2:05 PM
    deekyn

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/filling-the-holes-in-the-fenders-after-removing-the-flares.304366/


    Do it! It’s an easy mod and looks great! I used eBay clips that have the foam washer

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-2005-2...ner-Clip-75495-35010-75397-35010/264019833291
     
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