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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. Jun 12, 2021 at 4:39 PM
    T.Barn

    T.Barn Well-Known Member

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    While I had the skid plates off doing maintenance, I went ahead and gave the engine bay and where the underside doesn’t get to see the sun a quick wash with some degreaser. I also replaced the serpentine belt while I had easy access. The original one (I’m assuming) hardly showed any signs of wear with 130k but good piece of mind to have a new one. Toyota oem parts are some of the strongest/longest lasting parts I have come across while working on all sorts of vehicles.

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    I tracked down my exhaust system rattle to this heat shield with a missing bolt/nut. Secured it with a hose clamp for now and has appeared to do the trick. I will probably just let this ride, as is.

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    Mounted an ammo can to store some recovery gear in, so that I can free up some space in the cab toolboxes.

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    Removed the Cali-Raised side shooter pods in prep for the long awaited Baja designs s1’s. Also got some of the flush mounted S1’s for the rear bumper.

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  2. Jun 12, 2021 at 5:31 PM
    LNMTacoma2013

    LNMTacoma2013 Well-Known Member

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    I had new wheels and tires installed on Monday along with new tpms sensors. They worked fine until yesterday when the sensor light came on. The tire place checked them out and there were no issues, but the light wouldn't go out. My wife found a thread on Tacomaworld with instructions to reset the tpms system. So far the light has not come back on. I hope it stays that way.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2021 at 5:34 PM
    hoffengineering

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    Replaced my driver's side CV axle.

    I replaced the PS CV axle (as seen in my quoted post) after it failed while wheeling a little while back. Turns out both my PS and DS CV axles were non-OEM (and upon inspection, had some questionable dimensions... which could have explained the failure). So I decided to replace the DS axle as well to prevent a similar failure on that side.

    The DS stub shaft REALLY, REALLY did not want to come out of the diff. The PS came out fairly easily. The DS took about two hours just to get the stub shaft out and broke my damn crow bar while trying. Finally got it out, but jesus it was a huge pain in the ass. Fun stuff. :goingcrazy:

    Shaft out:
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    And new DS side axle installed:
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  4. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:33 PM
    T.Barn

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    For future reference, I ended up getting some 3mm diameter 900ib strength rope from Amazon to pull these out. Good to have for the trail as well and takes up no room. Tie one side off to the back of the cv on the diff side then tie the other end off to a sledge hammer. Hold the axle straight then swing outwards and it pops out with a couple swings of the hammer.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:50 PM
    hoffengineering

    hoffengineering Well-Known Member

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    That's a good call. I tried to use that method with some 1/16th braided steel cable (stainless, 370lb breaking strength)... Snapped the damn cable on the 3rd or 4th swing. Definitely need a larger diameter for next time.

    In the end I got it out with a chisel, a BFH, and some well placed blows on the ridges on the stub shaft tulip cup.

    Thanks for the input!
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:52 PM
    T.Barn

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    I got a few kits of this from Amazon. It broke on the driver side but didn’t on the passenger side. I believe it was due to the dust shield cutting into it. But overall worked awesome.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VDKNJSQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    No problem at all!!
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:04 PM
    Wyckedan

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    Holy moly that auxiliary fuse panel is not fun, definitely don't want to do that again. Figuring out how to mount relays was a nightmare. But it's done, engine bay wiring all cleaned up, added a couple more noise makers while I was at it, and wired in my rear lights on its own switch instead of automatically with the reverse lights. Running a wiring harness out the driver's side of the engine bay, over the exhaust and frame and fuel tank, was a good way to get real aquainted with the underside of my truck.

    Tomorrow is U-Bolt flip kit and bamf front bumper support. Then continuing the wait on ADS

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  8. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:22 PM
    Philrab

    Philrab Curator of useless knowledge

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    Bunch of Basic Taco mods.
    Basically a redneck slide hammer. Have to keep that trick in mind.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM
    zippo88

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    Washed it by hand for the first time ever... Had this truck for almost 5 years! Haha

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  10. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM
    Kidwidataco

    Kidwidataco Yes, my avatar is a real car.

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    ACLB 6 SPEED, Suspension: Bilstein 5100's (F/R) OME 884'S (Front) Wheelers Offroad 3 leaf progressive AAL Wheelers Superbumps (F/R) Wheels and Tires: Method NVs (17") (white powdercoated beadlook bolts, Meso TRD center caps) 285/70r/17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrax (Load D) "Performance": AFE CAI with custom powdercoated white filter cover MBRP Exhaust Brakes: Stoptech Slotted Rotors TRD ceramic pads Wheelers offroad SS brakelines (Front) Interior: Kenwood DD headunit Alpine 6x9 (Front) & 6.5 (rear) (With Taco tunes speaker mounts) Alpine 500 watt amp Sound Deadening (Doors, Rear "wall") ODI Rouge Shift Knob Weather Tech Mats Painted/wrapped trim pieces Console Safe Console Vault Gridx Organizer Aliengear Holster Mount Ram Phone Mount Full LED interior Lighting Coverking Neoprene seat covers (Black) Wet Okale center console cover (Black) 1" Seat Raisers (Driver & Passenger) Chinese special climate control and 4x4 knobs Back Up Camera Lighting: Retrofits (Mini H1's, RGB Halos, 5500k Bulbs)(Lenses wrapped in self healing PPF) Diode Dynamics SS3 Max (Yellow) Fogs Anytime fog mod Rigid Industries E series 32" Combo bar (spot/flood) Rigid DD-SS (side shooter) Pro (flood) LED Reverse, brake, turn signal, parking lights and license plate lights Armor: Apex All Pro sliders BPF steel skid plate Bigass Trailer Hitch Camping/Storage: Leer canopy LED interior lighting Sleeping platform (Storage underneath) Removable snowboard Yakima mounts Extra D rings in bed (6 total) Custom Powder coated white snow shovel with custom bedrail mounts Amazon special Traction Boards with custom bedrail mounts Hi Lift 48" Jack with custom Rail mounts to accommodate my sleeper set up Other: TRD sport graphics (Turd Gen spec) Anti Sun glare hood scoop wrap (Satin Black) Custom Grille with Homertaco letters (TOYOTA) 4 Hella supertones ECGS needle bearing 2 patches (for now) BPF shackle mount (With smittybuilt shackle (custom white) Tinted windows (Front/Rear + Full canopy)(18%) Tinted Taillights Meso Gasshole Locking Gas Cap AVS inchannel window visors Diff Breather Kit
    Fo horn gang!

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  11. Jun 12, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    What kinda horn is that?
     
  12. Jun 12, 2021 at 8:03 PM
    Kidwidataco

    Kidwidataco Yes, my avatar is a real car.

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    They are all hella supertones
     
  13. Jun 13, 2021 at 5:24 AM
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    Whoop Whoop

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  14. Jun 13, 2021 at 5:39 AM
    AStinkyBumb

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    When I did my needle bearing replacement during my lift my DS axle was the same way. It took me 2-3 hours with different tools and finally it broke loose after using 2 crow bars and using my whole body to push them. When these are seated they are SEATED!
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM
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    Sharp single cab. No gingerbread needed. Well done sir. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:06 AM
    rtilton12

    rtilton12 Get gas and GO!

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    Trail gear front and rear bumper, RTT, hitch grill, 12k lb winch, drilled and slotted front brakes
    Went on a long trail run yesterday with a great group of people. My Tacoma impressed me more and more everyday

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  17. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    No pics for now, but I had the brakes done Friday at 158k miles. New rotors and pads, serviced calipers. They informed me the rear drums should be fine for another 20k or so.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2021 at 9:11 AM
    hoffengineering

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    Glad to hear I'm not alone!
     
  19. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    I legit had a crowbar on each side, a foot on each crowbar. hands on the frame, dead lifting the frame to push the crowbars away. once it gave way the axle shot out like a rocket and drilled me in the chest. I had never been so happy to be hurt.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    its not really a write up, but the panels pop off really easy. the only thing you need to do is clean well, wipe down with iso, use adhesion promoter, sem paint, sem clear coat.
    Paint interior panels... matte or satin finish | Tacoma World
     

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