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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. Oct 9, 2021 at 8:31 PM
    T.Barn

    T.Barn Well-Known Member

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    Finally tied in my more functional rock lights other than the ones in the wheel wells. These light up the rear of the front tire and the front of the rear tire much better.

    Just taking care of the little things until this URD clutch kit arrives at some point. Still haven’t heard anything back from them.

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  2. Oct 9, 2021 at 10:57 PM
    WasatchDweller

    WasatchDweller Well-Known Member

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    Maintenance days are the best days. I love doing maintenance, it's a rewarding feeling to take care of your stuff. Makes me wanna do some stuff to my truck tomorrow. :)
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:25 PM
    plurpimpin

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    Lies. Builds are never complete.

    Something new will come out or you’ll change your mind about something eventually.


    you running stock gears? I was super on the fence between 285/70r17 and 285/75r17 when I got tires last year. Still kinda wish I had gone 75 but figured I was killing gas mileage enough on 285/70s.

    looks awesome!
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:25 PM
    Joeyourbro

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    I saw a post somewhere on here after asking you saying that it will fit sideways
     
  5. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:42 PM
    Wyckedan

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    I am. I'm planning on 4.88s, but I couldn't just not install these. And honestly I don't notice much difference at all from the 33s
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2021 at 12:03 AM
    T.Barn

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    Installed some air quick disconnects front and rear. Planned on using the same setup in the rear but ended up over torquing it and snapping the fitting. I’ll have a replacement shortly.

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  7. Oct 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM
    TacTuna

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    Browsed forum yesterday to see what owners are doing to fix the tailgate slam. Decided to try something with materials I had on hand. Used 30" long x 1" strips of heavy equipment inner tube and strap clips from a car seat to make. Got the used inner tube from a tire supply dealer. Drilled holes in clips so I could use existing bolt and tailgate screws. Took some testing to get the tension right.

    90% of time I drop the tailgate to remove my fishing gear. This is going to work! Near soft landing without much bounce. Nice assist to lift and latch. I use this inner tube for many other purposes, tie-downs, storage box straps, material straps. Heat and cold resistant but not UV resistant for very long. Free! Straps fold up nice and I can still access tonneau cover release lever. Shot a phone video, maybe it will go on YT.

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  8. Oct 10, 2021 at 6:21 AM
    OverlAnderson

    OverlAnderson A dude playing a dude disguised as another dude

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    stuff and things
    What did you go with? Any experience with BluePit bearings?
     
  9. Oct 10, 2021 at 6:32 AM
    deekyn

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    We skipped camping the first night. Fuck that. Doppler showed a couple hours of heavy thunderstorms rolling through where we were going to camp. Rain sure. Big thunderstorms no. :p

    And man was the trail a mess. Hell even the tent got muddy.
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    Tent was great last night though. Super fast set up. Spacious. We love it. Wife’s over the moon with it.
     
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  10. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:19 AM
    OverlAnderson

    OverlAnderson A dude playing a dude disguised as another dude

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    What spindles are those? Is that a 6” lift?
     
  11. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:40 AM
    powder1134

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    That looks like a good time!
     
  12. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:55 AM
    PyritePirateBill

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    Nice job Todd! They are super bright! What brand lights did you use?
     
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  13. Oct 10, 2021 at 9:50 AM
    T.Barn

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    I really appreciate it. They are actually just some Amazon white rock lights that I tied into the original wiring I had done. I’d use Baja for these as well but they just take too much abuse to justify them under there.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B019ODAK26?ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
     
  14. Oct 10, 2021 at 10:17 AM
    Steevoreeno

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    Hauled the splitter up to my brother-law. He is now indebted to me

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  15. Oct 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM
    SplittingFives

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    Finally got the new grille and rear bumper installed. Color matched and new insert. Grille swap was easy, bumper had a couple snags, but overall not bad. Blackout badges, steps bars, and wheels are next.

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  16. Oct 10, 2021 at 11:50 AM
    Leomania

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    Finally installed the BPF skid that I bought from @loyaltothetaco. Bought the BPF recovery point as the ones I had previously installed didn't line up with the access holes.

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    Also changed the oil/filter and lubricated the u-joints. Lubed the joints a couple of months ago but I hadn't pushed enough old grease out so decided to hit 'em again.

    And lastly, gave it a bath. Been using Optimum No-Rinse Wash & Shine after a quick power wash and it's working well for me. Good enough for a truck I'm going to go get scratched up, in any case.
     
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  17. Oct 10, 2021 at 11:52 AM
    lambit

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    Where'd you get the bumper? Thinking about swapping mine out.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2021 at 12:38 PM
    SplittingFives

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    It's the Evans Fischer step bumper from Amazon. It came powder coat black, but had it painted to match.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009DJOJVA?_encoding=UTF8

    I reused all the supports and plastic pieces. Only issue was for the three little plastic screw things in the center of the middle plastic piece. The holes in the bumper were too big, but happened to find some small black nuts and bolts in my scrap bin that fit.
     
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  19. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:12 PM
    powder1134

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    Removed my front skids to remove my sway bar. After a test drive I didn't notice enough roll to justify replacing it. I'll drive it for a couple days and if I like it, reinstall my skids and bury the sway bar. Also swapped in my temporary air cleaner while I clean and oil my reusable.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:48 PM
    mrproduxn

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    I want the color matched grille sooooo bad on my Off Road. It is in my cart for $173 with free shipping but I need to get my lost-clear coat hood painted which is/should be a higher priority before winter weather creeps in. I also am undecided and have 2 sets of headlights in the cart (Sport and regular). Those 3 things will bring my 2008 back actually looking like the 83k mile truck that it is. Still runs and drives as good as my 25k mile 2016 Sport (except the 2016 was level with 4 x new Billie 5100's for a hair better ride).
     

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