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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 11, 2021 at 5:48 PM
    Retread21

    Retread21 New Member

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    Drifter
    South of the Canadian and east of the RioGrande
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    2012 4X4 Extended Cab with topper
    So many I forgot and had to make a list, but lost the list
    Just reopened my account, been away for a while.

    Since I last I posted, I have had a near disaster. Before heading out to Chicago I stopped by the neighborhood tire shop to rotate the tires. They had a new guy do the rotation and I watched and made sure he torqued the nuts. Four hours in the trip I start hearing a click when turning slightly. Then a slight vibration, like the discs are warped and need truing. It is lunch time and I have been watching for a place to stop. Luck provided a Toyota dealer next to a burger shop. I pulled into the dealer, stopped and checked the front wheels. Laying on the driver's side rim is a lug nut with a stud in it. I have three lug nuts holding on the wheel on the driver's side and four on the passengers front side. Dealer's tech stated the nut were tightened to about 140 ft lbs.

    I immediately called the tire shop. Seems the new guy set the impact wrench to avoid using the torque wrench. The Toyota dealer took the truck in and replaced all the lug bolts and nuts while I had lunch. It was Monday and the shop was almost empty so they got right on it.

    But the shimmy persisted.

    On the return trip I visited the Toyota dealer again. I was afraid the discs were warped from over torqueing. Sure enough they turned them and did not charge me as they felt the brakes discs were damaged beyond repair. I did get home safely.
    None of the local Toyota Dealers had the TRD brake sets. Never let a repair get wasted. Summit has a warehouse just up the street. Power Stop brakes had good review and it only took one afternoon on the drive way to fix the shimmy. Right off the repair stand the stops were sure and smooth.

    Well that the latest improvement. The faulty discs were not Toyota, they were AZ brand put on by a local mechanic. Should have done it myself the first time.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:22 PM
    Tacosteve05

    Tacosteve05 Well-Known Member

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    Stephen
    Dallas Fort Worth
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    05 indigo ink Tacoma, 87 4runner
    Cleaned up the undercarriage on this old girl today. Been WAYYY too long

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  3. Oct 12, 2021 at 1:35 AM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco You'll shoot your eye out kid

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    2015 SW DCSB TRD Sport PR
    Rock lights $7
    Waterproof toggle switch $5
    Toggle switch holder $9

    Total $21

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  4. Oct 12, 2021 at 3:29 AM
    2013XSPX

    2013XSPX Well-Known Member

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    GA/FL Border
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    Explore Overland Sliders, Pelfreybilt bumpers, Ironman lift and tons of Baja/Rigid lights
    The Tacoma took the family to Cherokee, NC. It was a gorgeous trip and coming home (down the mountain) I've never gotten better gas mileage in my life! Ha.
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  5. Oct 12, 2021 at 8:12 AM
    Gallowbraid

    Gallowbraid Well-Known Member

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    I used to go up that mountain in a 5.4l V8 powered F150 pulling a 36 foot camper. Foot to the floor, engine howling and we'd be flying along at 20mph. Going down the mountain was always better.
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2021 at 9:37 AM
    TacoEspecial

    TacoEspecial Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 6112/7100 Deaver BAMF ARE Toyo MT 255/85x16
    Took off my front mud flaps.
    The driver side was taken off on the Niagara Rim Trail and sounded pretty cool when it tore off.
    Passenger was taken off in the garage and was rather casual coming off.
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  7. Oct 12, 2021 at 9:58 AM
    theolee

    theolee #SpanosSucks ∅

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  8. Oct 12, 2021 at 10:14 AM
    2013XSPX

    2013XSPX Well-Known Member

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    Explore Overland Sliders, Pelfreybilt bumpers, Ironman lift and tons of Baja/Rigid lights

    Man we saw some people struggling for sure. But everyone had great attitudes and gave way. Everything there was gorgeous and the food/breweries were outstanding!
     
  9. Oct 12, 2021 at 10:43 AM
    Hayden334

    Hayden334 Well-Known Member

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    3" lift
    where did you find that one at? I looked all over for one like that with relay. all I could find was the solid state type.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2021 at 12:16 PM
    TRDguyKC

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    Technically haven’t done anything today, but this bad boy came in. Waiting on the front.

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  11. Oct 12, 2021 at 2:28 PM
    windsor

    windsor Just a guy

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    Canopy, fitted seat covers, OBA with self leveling air bags
    Added some E track to the front of the bed in my Tacoma Super Duty to better hold my 55gal water transfer tank.
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    Going to add another section at the bottom to have two tie downs for the tank.
     
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  12. Oct 12, 2021 at 2:37 PM
    grlnbear04

    grlnbear04 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link for these?
     
  13. Oct 12, 2021 at 5:17 PM
    tacomataco2

    tacomataco2 A dude

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    Some of this Some of that
  14. Oct 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM
    will.i.was

    will.i.was Well-Known Member

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    Got into an accident today. Smacked my bumper on the front passenger. Driver was intoxicated and no driver license. Got a few scratches, the other guy fared way worse..

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  15. Oct 12, 2021 at 7:11 PM
    Retread21

    Retread21 New Member

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    South of the Canadian and east of the RioGrande
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    2012 4X4 Extended Cab with topper
    So many I forgot and had to make a list, but lost the list
    Stopped by Brad's Garage for a new alternator installed. Factory unit lasted 165237 miles. Brad only works on BMW, Audis and Toyotas. First two for the money and Toyota's 'cus he likes them. He liked the hood struts. Catch the alternator failing on the way home and limped into his garage. Since it was not a mod, it was okay to pay a great mechanic while I was at my living wage retirement job.
     
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  16. Oct 13, 2021 at 6:29 AM
    2013XSPX

    2013XSPX Well-Known Member

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    GA/FL Border
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    Explore Overland Sliders, Pelfreybilt bumpers, Ironman lift and tons of Baja/Rigid lights
    Some red accents to the Prinsu
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  17. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:29 AM
    CodFather

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    Post-Columbus Day weekend road trip maintenance - Spark Plugs and filter, as well as replacing a dying clutch fan = One happy Tacoma.
     
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  18. Oct 13, 2021 at 12:06 PM
    Hayden334

    Hayden334 Well-Known Member

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    3" lift
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  19. Oct 13, 2021 at 12:53 PM
    Bat Trd

    Bat Trd Friendly Neighborhood Batman

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    Bruce Wayne taste on an Alfred budget.
  20. Oct 13, 2021 at 1:56 PM
    The Wolves

    The Wolves Well-Known Member

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    Not today, but Monday added the @HeadStrong Off-Road 3 leaf AAL. The previous owner used air bags but decided to ditch them. Ride is much better imo. Can’t really tell in the pic but the rear is about a 1/2in higher than the front.

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