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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 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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  2. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:12 PM
    powder1134

    powder1134 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:48 PM
    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

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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).
     
  4. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:03 PM
    Sold My Subaru

    Sold My Subaru 6MT AC TRD OR 1GR-FE FTMFW

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    Spend the money now. I wish I did it years ago. You wont be disappointed.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:17 PM
    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

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    Badge question. Since my truck is a 2008 will fish lining the badges, maybe with some low heat gun action, be wise. I did it on my 2016 but they were only 18 months old. I just don't want to cause any paint issues. The side paint is good except for some age appropriate scratches.
    I did put a bypass style transmission cooler on the 12 SR5 today. This way the tranny gets up to temp before going through the cooler. Son wants to tow with it and, with 145k miles, I figure it's a good time to eliminate the strawberry milkshake ingredients from the radiator. Completely eliminating the radiator tranny cooler. Has a 6k hitch so I told him limit his towing to 5k. Getting a tranny drain and fill next week too.
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:19 PM
    Wyckedan

    Wyckedan Well-Known Member

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    If you get coilovers with compression adjusters you can almost completely remove the body roll
     
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  7. Oct 10, 2021 at 4:18 PM
    Fluffymonkey

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    2013 Trd Sport DC, 07 DC sr5, 03 Prerunner
    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,
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    Just rolled another K
     
  8. Oct 10, 2021 at 4:52 PM
    YanE30M3

    YanE30M3 GO PATS!

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    OME 887/Dakars/NV305s/33" Duratracs/+
    On a 2013??? Man I have 46K on a 2015 and thought that was low.
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2021 at 4:57 PM
    EisenWill

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    Yaesu FTM-400XDR RCI Aluminum Skids
    Yesterday...


    I was really hoping that thing would just get torn off and save me the trouble! :rofl:Finally got my shiny skid plate scuffed up a bit, too:thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:47 PM
    bethes

    bethes Señorita Member

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    I don't know if I did this or the truck did. Maybe we did it together. But this happened this evening. I bought it in Feb 2011 with 33 miles on the odometer. Quarter million miles later, here we are.

    Also, lost a mud flap last weekend somewhere on a dirt road in western Kansas. So I guess my Tacoma gets new mudflaps for its 250K.

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  11. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:59 PM
    Flo_TRD07

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    Bull bar, ditch lights, light bar, surf racks, 3 inch lift
    I removed mine since I have an RC lift (I know I know…. I’m budget building) and it made it a lot more comfy to drive since the RC lifts are so dang stiff!
     
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  12. Oct 10, 2021 at 6:23 PM
    GARSHA91

    GARSHA91 YES, that is me on that Facebook group

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    Just a grocery getter
    The important thing is that you did it.
     
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  13. Oct 10, 2021 at 6:48 PM
    T.Barn

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    Bed of the truck is naked and awaiting it’s next change up. I will say it’s nice to be able to see out of the rear window for a change. Icon rxt leaf pack should be here next week so I can trash these Dakar’s along with bring the rear down some.

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    Today I also matched the rear quick disconnect air fitting to the front. This is going to be very convenient after the trail.

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  14. Oct 10, 2021 at 8:04 PM
    NewMexTaco

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    Where did you buy the grille?
     
  15. Oct 10, 2021 at 8:16 PM
    NewMexTaco

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    Prinsu Cab Rack installed last week.

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    Also got a 1up Super Duty bike rack. Still waiting for the Rak Attach swing arm to get delivered.

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    Snugtop Rebel on order….
     

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  16. Oct 10, 2021 at 8:29 PM
    PyritePirateBill

    PyritePirateBill Well-Known Member

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    Did you go camping at expo overland east? Sorry, it just looks like it from the background
     
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  17. Oct 10, 2021 at 8:37 PM
    deekyn

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    Was delayed by a bit of a SNAFU this morning after breaking camp. Spent half the day chasing down the rattle and driving 80 miles out of the way to Moab for a bolt…:anonymous:

    After we got that sorted out, wife and I did Top of the World trail. Took about three hours to run it, got back to camp just before sunset. Lots of slider and skid action on this trail, as we opted for the full lollipop loop, taking the more difficult left route on the way down.

    Awesome trail and the view was amazing.


     
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  18. Oct 10, 2021 at 8:59 PM
    Georgeth1022

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    Did a little maxtrax and pelican case one the roof rack upgrade today. Storage and recovery on point

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  19. Oct 10, 2021 at 9:01 PM
    theolee

    theolee #SpanosSucks ∅

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    You should be fine. Depending on the weather, I would try to leave it in the sun for a bit before you try the heat gun. To be safe.

    If forced to use the heat gun, start with low temp then build up. Since the truck is a little older, you might come across something like this:

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    I use paint safe googone and a microfiber. Then buff it real well with a good compound to rid out the tan lines.
     
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  20. Oct 11, 2021 at 4:53 AM
    lynyrd3

    lynyrd3 Strength ,Determination ,Merciless,Forever

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    Bilstein 6112s top setting ,Total Chaos UCAs ,1/4" top plate spacer driver side ,SS extended brake lines ,Old Man Emu Medium Duty Dakar leaf springs with AAL,OME carrier bearing shim , Bilstein 5125s for 2-3” of lift in rear ,Timbren SES bump stops , SS extended brake lines rear , Toytec dif drop , Hayden high performance transmission fluid cooler,aFe pro dry air filter , ,Powerstop drilled and slotted rotors.Baja amber driving combo ditch lights , Devil horns by Andres ,Weathertecs floor protector, American Racing wheels Baja 17x8,4.5 BS , 285/70 Falken Wildpeaks AT/3W .Body Armor rear bumper . Extra D rings in bed ,Blue sea fuse block and 100amp breaker ,G-Tek Fab door sill protectors ,HomerTaco grill , TRD radiator cap ,Birddawg Industries rear view mirror riser bracket ,Coverking NeoSupreme Mossy Oak seat covers , Paranoid Fabrications fuse /relay holder Painted pinch weld.Shorty antenna ,HVAC knob mod ,LED dome and map lights , Tri Fold bed cover ,UltraGauge ,Morimoto XB LED fog lights ,Energy Suspension poly body bushings and sway bar bushings ! Geartech Customs splash guards ,Salex center console organizer . Mobtown tailgate cap ,tailgate anti theft mod , Mobtown weld on sliders with kick out ,0* , black wrinkle powder coated ! ,NEW frame courtesy of Toyota !
    Greased between individual leafs on my Dakar’s . Still chasing the clunk/ rattle in right rear :confused:
    Maybe I need these with the greasable bushings

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