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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 4:37 PM
    Big Foot

    Big Foot Well-Known Member

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    Been working on finishing up my 90K service over the last 2 days. Oil change, air filters, spark plugs, drain & fill coolant, clean MAF & TB, new PCV valve, greased driveshaft, & rotated tires. Hopefully change out the diffs & transfer case oil mañana. Time for :cheers: now
     
  2. Oct 9, 2021 at 6:56 PM
    Ozzylara805

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    Let there be light! Installed bed lights on my Taco! Love the outcome!

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  3. Oct 9, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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    Took a chance on this Amazon offering.​

    High Mount LED 3rd Brake Light Third Light Brake CHMSL Center Light for 1995-2015 Toyota Tacoma (Black Cover Smoke Lens) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GYJ73LG?_encoding=UTF8

    The biggest job is the clean up of the old seal material and adhesive left behind on the paint.

    One thing I can recommend in perpetration is to find and purchase a black or appropriate colored replacement torques head screw about a 1/4” to 3/8” longer than the factory.

    This is really the only thing I don’t like about the light kit. It comes with generic wood Phillips head screw or a machine screw with backing thread that looks very plain compared to the design and color of the light itself. I will be replacing mine first stop at a fastener store next week.

    The only thing other than that that I can offer that might be considered an improvement of value would be the use of the foam backing gasket center punch out that would normally be discarded. Here I used it to wrap around the extra wire to act as a possible preventative buffer in case there might be vibration and or tapping sound from the extra wire laying in the mounting relief.


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    Before
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    The punch out of the foam gasket is being used as an insulator.

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    forgive the poor quality of the shot it got dark on me.

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

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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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  5. 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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  6. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:25 PM
    plurpimpin

    plurpimpin Well-Known Member

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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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  7. 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
     
  8. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:42 PM
    Wyckedan

    Wyckedan Well-Known Member

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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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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?
     
  12. 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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  13. 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?
     
  14. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:40 AM
    powder1134

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

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    OME 886 Nitrocharger lift, Dakar HD leaf pack, u-bolt flip kit, Bilstein b110 rear shocks, Wheeler's super bumps,18x9 Worx Havoc, 35/12.50/18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers, ENVE Grille with LED lightbar & raptor leds, ditch lights, nFab tire carrier, 6k hid, tinted tails, AtTheHelm bed stiffeners, SOS Concepts rear bumper, Demello baja front bumper, Smittybuilt 9.5k winch, Mobtown weld-on sliders, AllPro IFS & transm. skid, Mobtown transfer case skid, led fogs, rear-facing led pods on Rago bed brackets, led lights in rear bumper, 54" Bulldog hi-lift jack, Razorback shovel & axe on Quickfist mounts, 2 fire extinguishers, Cobra CB w/Firestik antenna, Tacomapocalypse bed bars w/ Du-Bro 6 fishing rod holders, 4 recovery boards, Yellow wire mod for 4Lo, URD y-pipe, 2.5" custom exhaust w/ Borla muffler, Viair portable air compressor, Kryptek Typhon seat covers, AJT dash knobs, and patches...too many patches
    Nice job Todd! They are super bright! What brand lights did you use?
     
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  16. 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
     
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Oct 10, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    All stock, baby!
    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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  20. Oct 10, 2021 at 11:52 AM
    lambit

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    Where'd you get the bumper? Thinking about swapping mine out.
     

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