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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 13, 2021 at 3:15 PM
    lambit

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    Added fake pro-grill, swapped chrome grill surround for black, upgraded tires to BFGoodrich A/T KO2s (265/75R16).

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  2. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:23 PM
    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    What a weekend.

    Put her to work yesterday hauling stone. Maxed out the towing capacity; first load two pallets and the last load was just one. Definitely felt the load and the difference between two pallets and one was definitely noticeable.

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    Sunday funday.

    Hover mode engaged:

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    New brake caliper bolt installed. Found out Friday afternoon after a clunking noise under quick and heavier braking. Temporary fix installed on Friday, grabbed the bolts from the auto parts store, installed them today, torqued and marked.

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    Next up was replacing the old LED license plate lights. Inexpensive and I'll avoid getting a ticket. The old ones were definitely dim and on their way out. Bench tested them to besure. Not bad to replace every year and a half to two years or so; slight modification to fit into the Pelfreybilt bumper and it's done:

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    $14 VIPMOTOZ Full LED License Plate Light Lamp Assembly Replacement For 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma & 2000-2013 Tundra Pickup Truck, 6000K Diamond White, 2-Pieces
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N8M7D66/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ND2WRWWQ1P42TW472WJC?_encoding=UTF8


    Next, installed my OBDII port splitter. Got the idea from a Tacomaholic video. I can leave my scangauge installed without having to remove it to scan the truck. Tucked the unused end up and easily accessible for the mechanic or the department of transportation:
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    $12 Right Angle OBD2 Splitter Y Cable Male Splitter to 2 Female Extension Cable 1ft Feet 30cm/12 (1male to 2 Female) 24AWG
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6MWQTB?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


    Last up was cleaning up the BAMF LCA skids. WHAT A MESS. Like the gas tank skid last year, CHUNKS of steel and dirt came off. Nothing crazy to where I would question running them again. Since they're only skids, I didn't waste too much time cleaning them up and getting them prestine. If it was something more important, I would spend more time on it. Considering how long it has been since they were installed, they are in pretty decent shape. Really a testiment to the build quality of BAMF's products. I'm getting them painted up with Rust-Oleum rust barrier right now. Plan is to coat the inside with Rust-Oleum high performance enamel and coat that with anti-seize. The outside will just be Rust-Oleum matte black paint for ease of touchups.

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    After cleanup:

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    Paint:

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  3. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:29 PM
    Quakes15

    Quakes15 Well-Known Member

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    ICON Stage 3/ Stealth 6's/ Nitto Trail Grapplers
    Added some rotopax the other day and decided to give the roam cases a try.

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  4. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:15 PM
    BeardeDave

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    Nothing fun yet...
    Finally got around to swapping out my struts with the 3rd gen's I picked up a couple years ago. Front end rides nice and smooth now, much better than my original suspension that just hit 174K miles. I've still gotta swap out the rear end, but I haven't played with leaf springs before and the previous owner installed airbags that I'm debating on keeping or not... I guess it wouldn't hurt to keep the airbags on just in case. Hopefully will be getting new tires soon too, and I'm thinking Duratrac's this time around.
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:32 PM
    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    A few mods here and there and counting....
    Replaced the stripped out plastic screw retainers for 1/4-20 rivnuts and button head bolts for the tailgate.
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  6. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:47 PM
    Squatch_Taco

    Squatch_Taco Well-Known Member

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    MODS Performance: TRD Supercharger :D Cravenspeed Flex pod with Auto Meter Boost and Wideband A/F gauge. AFE Stage 2 CAI Aeroturbine 2525XL muffler, with rerouted crossover and chopped exhaust pipe. Suspension: Icon 2.5 EXT remote reservoir Coil-overs with 14" 700# springs (set at about 2.5 inches of lift) Camburg UCA's w/ moog balljoints Icon EXT VS 2.0 remote reservoir rear shocks Old Man Emu Dakar rear leaf pack Wheelers Superbumps front and rear Extended stainless steel rear brake lines Old Man Emu carrier bearing drop Sway bar delete All-Pro U-Bolt flip Interior: Weathertech (black) floorliners front and rear Bird Dawg industries rear view mirror riser OEM door sill protectors Salex console organizer Wet Okole seat covers front and rear (black) LED Map and Dome lights Kenwood Excelon DNX695S Double Din JL Audio C3 front door speakers JL Audio C2 rear door speakers JL Audio Stealth box w/ 1 10" sub Kenwood Excelon 5 channel 800w amp Exterior: Debadged Cravenspeed Stubby antenna Mud flap delete OEM bed mat Color matched Satoshi grille from TW member StealthTaco BAMF bed tie downs 15% Tint on all door windows Prinsu Cabrac Cut fenders to clear 35's Lighting: Colormatched HID retrofit headlights by RogueRetrofit. Rigid SR 20 inch light bar Rigid Dually floods OTRATTW switches LED license plate lights Aurora Diffused 40w pods in rear bumper Wheels/Tires: (5) Falken Wildpeak MT01 315/70/17 (5) 17x8.5 SCS Ray 10's in matte dark bronze 4.30 BS Armor: BAMF Sliders w/kickout (weld on) Pelfreybilt steel plate bumper with center hoop and fog/LED bar cutouts Brute Force Fab High Clearance rear bumper (custom length side pieces) with swing out and double Jerry can holder Pelfreybilt steel IFS skid Pelfreybilt steel Mid skid Pelfreybilt steel T-case skid BAMF Diff skid Recovery: Warn 9.5xps winch and Factor 55 1.0 Hawse fairlead Factor 55 Flat Link Shovel Axe Bow Saw 48" Hi Lift Extreme ARB tire repair kit Coms: Uniden 510XL CB 3ft Firestik on a Relentless hood hinge mount Yeasu FTM-400DR Dual Band Ham Radio Misc mods: Diff breather extension (behind taillight) Seat belt beep disable Door lock/Unlock beep disable Blue sea aux fuse box (12) Scanguage II ARB CMKA12 On board air compressor under the hood ARB inflation kit Anti-Dark underhood lights Redline QuickLift Plus hood struts Locker anytime mod Green Trasharoo Big cab mount chop BFH massaged pinch weld ECGS diff bushing Headliner patches #EAF X2 Power AGM battery
  7. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:05 PM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

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    Nice light setup
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:15 PM
    Dekoy909

    Dekoy909 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :cheers:
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:24 PM
    essjay

    essjay Part-Time Lurker

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    Greased the driveline and cleaned my undercarriage yesterday.

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    Also, found these rather suspicious holes drilled in my exhaust, which definitely weren't there when I was last under the truck a few weeks back. Seems like it would be simple enough to just plate and weld over them.

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  10. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:25 PM
    dirtnsmores

    dirtnsmores A camping truck

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    that's definitely super weird that those holes are new and you have no clue how they got there.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:31 PM
    essjay

    essjay Part-Time Lurker

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    Yeah, the only reason I even noticed them was because @Motofox pointed them out while he was under the passenger side helping me with the driveline. The only places the truck's been parked for an extended period of time in the past few weeks are the parking lot at home, the (mostly empty, card key-secured) parking lot at work, and at a campsite a couple weeks back.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:40 PM
    Aardvark13

    Aardvark13 Sultan of Squeeze, Wizzard of Slide

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    doopity doo.. gettin places..
    A couple more shots of the back revamp..

    A little recap: Added BAMF leaf hangers, newer used set of Dakars with a new AAL with new energy suspension bushings, new Archive Speedbump bumpstops, Archive shock relocation and new King 12” 2.5 shocks with adjusters.

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  13. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:43 PM
    Aardvark13

    Aardvark13 Sultan of Squeeze, Wizzard of Slide

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    doopity doo.. gettin places..
    Oh and you cant really see em here but added double shear limit strap eyes. Limit straps on order..

    edit: and added extended steel brake lines from Wheelers
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2021 at 9:24 PM
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    I’ve had struggles with this before. You were fighting the c-clip. I have found that rotating the axle a bit will help reposition the c-clip & this makes it a lot easier.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:38 PM
    plurpimpin

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    Yesterday I installed a set of @mightytacoman exhaust cam gears, fixed my valve cover leak, and cleaned up my throttle body while I was in there. Test drove it today. Wish I had done this a long time ago, the engine feels much happier.

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  16. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:11 PM
    mangosmoothie

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    how many miles? Top end looks clean
     
  17. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:21 PM
    plurpimpin

    plurpimpin Well-Known Member

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    147,000. I was pretty happy with how it looked.
     
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  18. Jun 14, 2021 at 1:02 AM
    hoffengineering

    hoffengineering Well-Known Member

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    That worked for my PS axle... But the DS axle was a giant PITA at every angle. I went through the entire 360 degree rotation more than once at ~30 degree increments. Still took a butt load of force and a few broken tools to get it out. That C-clip can be a bitch.
     
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  19. Jun 14, 2021 at 6:11 AM
    guyfromky

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    Got a new set of tires on Friday. Great improvement from the bald ones I had before!

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  20. Jun 14, 2021 at 6:20 AM
    crashngiggles

    crashngiggles Tacomaworld's Resident Psych Dr.

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    I love the "floating/hovering LED shop light" mod you have going on.......very futuristic. J/K....:bananadance:
     

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