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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. Nov 27, 2021 at 2:34 PM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco You're killin' me, Smalls

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  2. Nov 27, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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    Changed the oil with the usual Mobil 1 5W-30 full synthetic, OEM filter and new OEM drain plug washer. Washed out and dried my afe pro dry filter. Swapped my summer wheels/tires (TRD beadlock/Wildpeak AT) for my winter setup (Tundra/Cooper MS studded).

    Sadly it looks like my power steering rack is leaking a little at 155k miles.
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2021 at 3:25 PM
    cdex8357

    cdex8357 “Going Soft til I Go Hard”

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    I did absolutely nothing to my Tacoma. It’s his rest day
     
  4. Nov 27, 2021 at 4:21 PM
    huyner

    huyner CoCKaSiAn

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    parts ordered...waiting on delivery
    Went to a taco meat :rofl:…hoping to see more function then strobe lights:angrygirl:

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    Cheers
     
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  6. Nov 27, 2021 at 4:32 PM
    cdex8357

    cdex8357 “Going Soft til I Go Hard”

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    Your truck is the only one that looks like it’s ready to eat a trail. The rest are Bro Trucks
     
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  7. Nov 27, 2021 at 6:13 PM
    cajunbull61

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    Replaced the dreaded coolant bypass pipe. Not as much a pain as I anticipated and saved the cost of a shop doing it.
     
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  8. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:35 PM
    TacoTuesday1

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    to OP or anyone else; is it worth getting that exhaust?
    Is that MBRP? Which one?

    After installing my WarFab Phantom rear HC (looks awesome!)
    my exhaust is looking crap.
    TRD catback, bought lightly used, had an exhaust shop weld on a Vibrant 1141 resonator to reduce drone
    Even worse, it's too close to the 33 spare, so I pulled the spare rearward a bit and wrapped the tailpipe in header wrap.

    I heard MBRP sounds like shit,
    and was thinking of having an exhaust simply chop the above TRD shorter (tip goes away)
    plus maybe a reroute by the transfer case for clearance while they're at it

    Not sure what's better or cheaper
    Given that it was only like $60 labor to weld on the Vibrant, it might be cheaper for custom than an MBRP...

    Not sure if there's a negative side to exhaust fumes regarding where they are routed. Like if it's cut as close/long as possible to route away, vs. the axle dump design MBRP has

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    re: lexus drain plug, why not get a rear diff skid?
     
  9. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:48 PM
    T.Barn

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    For the exhaust, yes it is an mbrp. Here is the link to the exact one:

    https://www.stage3motorsports.com/s...staller-series-3-cat-back-exhaust-system.html

    I really like the sound of it. It has a nice deep tone yet not too much. It does have slight drone on highway but not much as far as noise bothers me with vehicles so I would be a bad judge of that lol.

    In regards to your comment about a diff skid, I have not gotten one due to how much clearance is lost at the bottom of the diff. The reason I went 35’s is to gain clearance in these areas and with the diff skid I would just lose that gained clearance. The bottom of the diff is very solid but the only part I was having problems with is the bolt which hopefully I have resolved. I believe @EatSleepTacos made a little mini skid for his drain plug that doesn’t sacrifice clearance and eliminates the drain plug issue.
     
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  10. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:51 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Yep, a circle of 14 gauge tacked on in a few spots solves that. The back of the axle housing is relatively thin which is why I have a weld on diff diaper, but no clearance lost with that at all.

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  11. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:54 PM
    Brian422

    Brian422 I fell into the pit that is TW

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    you got the part number for that?
     
  12. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    I can’t remember where I purchased mine through but here is one. I got this along with extra crush washers. I have had it sitting waiting to be installed for a while but from what I can remember it’s just the same part as the front diff drain plug.

    https://www.yotashop.com/toyota-fro...qDj79m4Zem8QiLNIGxDIx8Iu_t6JoASgaAtQJEALw_wcB


    From Toyota:

    https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota__/PLUG/63351244/9034124014.html


    I do not know why my original post has Lexus in it. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  13. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:54 PM
    Brian422

    Brian422 I fell into the pit that is TW

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    All good, I ran into same issue with drain plug so I’ll do same!
    Thanks
     
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    Hey Greg I just saw this, I apologize for the late response. Part number is PT218-35052-01 for the TRD "Sport seats"; PT218-35059-01 for the base seats.
     
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    Swapped my carpet mats out with some Weather Techs and changed over the washer fluid to Rain X -25° stuff.
     
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    Hunterdc1 Cain't never could

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    Ordered a prinsu topper rack and joined tundras dot com, I'm conflicted :confused:
     
  17. Nov 28, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    Yes, but with the settings at zero with the suspension hanging, your truck will actually be toed out quite a bit when you put the wheels back on and put it back on the ground. Your method will make it driveable and close enough to drive it to an alignment shop. Leaving it with that much toe out will wear your inside tire tread out pretty quick. Don't wanna see that happen to ya
     
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    theolee

    theolee #SpanosSucks ∅

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    Do they complain over there about how toxic TW is? :D
     
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    My stock Tacoma beat a near new stock V8 Tundra in a acceleration "test" so there's no conflict here.

    Every time my wife's ex shows up with his highly modified big money Tundra he showers my truck with compliments and then dries it off with "I shoulda bought a Tacoma...".
     
  20. Nov 28, 2021 at 8:16 AM
    Hunterdc1

    Hunterdc1 Cain't never could

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    I don't plan on drag racing my truck o_O but the family is growing, its getting harder to load everything we need up in my truck.
     

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