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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. Sep 7, 2021 at 6:37 PM
    po35042

    po35042 Well-Known Member

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    Replaced the plastic coolant bypass pipe with metal on my 2012 4 cyl.. also new water pump and tstat because "I was already in there".
    Water pump looked brand new inside when removed at 190,000 miles.
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2021 at 6:43 PM
    po35042

    po35042 Well-Known Member

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    Might try some MEK from Home Depot. I have to do this soon too, not looking forward to it.

    Anyone found an aftermarket source for these clear gravel shields? The OEM ones are kinda spendy
     
  3. Sep 7, 2021 at 6:57 PM
    TheBlueBeast15

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    Is the universal fit one or the one made for the Tacoma. Was checking out their site and don’t know which one to go with

    https://www.addw1.com/collections/all-oil-catch-can/products/add-w1-baffled-oil-catch-can-v1
    or
    https://www.addw1.com/collections/o...fled-oil-catch-can-kit-v3-2005-2015-powertray
     
  4. Sep 7, 2021 at 6:57 PM
    deekyn

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    If you wheel hard and/or have more offset wheels to clear shock relocates etc, then I suspect hammering the firewall won’t be enough….

    This not my truck⬇️, but it is what I plan to do to fit 35s on mine. Since I have -38mm offset wheels to help clear my rear shock relocates. I got poke. Which means more aggressive action will be needed for the larger turning radius of 35s for me.
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  5. Sep 7, 2021 at 7:11 PM
    Wyckedan

    Wyckedan Well-Known Member

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    Why not do something like 285/75/17 instead? Same diameter as a 305 /70/17 but an inch narrower, which would help a ton
     
  6. Sep 7, 2021 at 7:13 PM
    AugustaTaco

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    "Getting out of hand" - Wife
    I have the universal fit one (been on for 6 years now). That powertrays option is pretty slick though, especially since I’ll be tackling a powertrays install this fall. I have my universal fit model mounted right in the way…

    Pic from November 2015, when the truck was 6 months old. Damn that engine bay was clean!

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  7. Sep 7, 2021 at 7:13 PM
    Wyckedan

    Wyckedan Well-Known Member

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  8. Sep 7, 2021 at 8:00 PM
    mrproduxn

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    A guy stopped by today, to pick up a set of stock 2008 Off Road wheels and tires, with a 2006 4.0 that has 260k miles. It is his daily driver and he bought it new. He said he has never needed to replace his water pump. Good news for my son with 144k miles on his 2012 and me with 83k miles on my 2008. You may have been premature replacing yours but I would prob do the same thing in your shoes. Another plus about 2nd gen trucks.
     
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  9. Sep 8, 2021 at 5:44 AM
    Serbo

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    Thanks for the compliment. Those are 17" x 9" XD128 Machete. The tires are BFG K02 275/70R17. Didn't need to do any trimming inside the wheel well. They roll just fine.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    Get the universal one. The one for the tacoma is made for the power tray mounting and the hoses are to short if you dont have a power tray. I had to go get 3 ft of hose to make mine work. As far as I know the universal should have more then enough hose to put it almost anywhere.
     
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  11. Sep 8, 2021 at 7:43 AM
    Northbound_Taco

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    Not a bad idea. I'd have to get new rims but thats never a bad thing.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    Trimmed the bushwhacker fender flares.
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  13. Sep 8, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    2003: Stock 2007: Avid Offroad sliders, 30% front tint, bed mat, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, bilsten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scangauge, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs and Toytec tps for 3'' front lift, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload; compustar 2-way remote start; Antennex shorty antenna, pop n lock tailgate lock with programmable key, seat covers, Toyota's crappy all-weather floor mats (should have got Husky's or Weathertechs), TRD skid plate, led light pods mounted in front bumper valence w/ Eyourlife wireless harness and remote, led bed lights, light pods mounted in bed, Devil Horns emblem from Diaz Fabrications, rear facing pod lights in bed, under seat lights,


    Forgot about this until a dash cam conversation just popped up in another thread. Here you go...
    https://youtu.be/q1YiCUcIoC4
     
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    I soldered in the LEDs myself a few years back. I's not bad pulling it apart. I'm the same way I hated the orange look.

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    Helpful video here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyEDHtdHx2M
     
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  15. Sep 8, 2021 at 11:20 AM
    crashngiggles

    crashngiggles Tacomaworld's Resident Psych Dr.

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    A couple of quick questions........Brilliant truck BTW.
    Which top hat for your snorkel is that? Is that the topspin? Would you happen to have a link? Do you know if it has a 3.5" inner diameter?
     
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  16. Sep 8, 2021 at 11:43 AM
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    265/70/17 General Grabber AT2 on stock rims, "Raptor" Light mod, OEM bed mat, Pop'n'lock power tailgate lock, LED maglight in stock behind the seat holder, OEM leather, OEM touchscreen, Tri fold hard cover. NFAB offroad Bar, CBI ditch light brackets. 21.1 Nortech LED center bar, two Nortec flood LED dully's, Ultraguage. Toytech 3" coil over lift with AAL and dif drop.
    knob upgrade :p didn't realize such an easy and cheap mod could be so satisfying :D
    Not as fancy as the AJT versions but getting things shipped to Canada from the USA sucks. knobs1.jpg
     
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    Aardvark13 Sultan of Squeeze, Wizzard of Slide

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    doopity doo.. gettin places..
  18. Sep 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    theolee #SpanosSucks ∅

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    Damn... Thats a different level of lame. Did they ever find the guy? If not, at least you'd had proof of fault for your ins company. Glad your alright and hope your rig is up and running again Matt. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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  19. Sep 8, 2021 at 12:22 PM
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    Wheels/ tires, tint, level kit. Rock crawler rails. 3- 6" procomp lights with light bar on front bumper. Magnaflow # 12256 stainless muffler. Billet shorty antenna.
    Wayyyyyyyy too much work right there my friend! You definitely need to look into artificial turf, never have too mow it or water it obviously…. Man I need a beer and a chair to sit down in just looking at all that work!! Lol. Lol. Lol. Lol
     
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  20. Sep 8, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    This might be a stupid question but is that the factory clock and flasher plate? My 2010 doesn't look like that and now I want it to lol.
     
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