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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. Feb 17, 2024 at 5:07 PM
    Burritopa

    Burritopa Well-Known Member

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    Sick yoter. Looked even better in person when i bought those tails off of you last yr. Wish I'd taken you up on those trd seat covers tho :frusty:
     
  2. Feb 17, 2024 at 5:36 PM
    vonellis

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    Some and some more
    You’ll never go back!
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2024 at 5:54 PM
    IvanhoeTaco

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    Total Chaos 3.5 LT, King Coilovers, 35x11.5r17 on Falcon T2, ADV 4 inch fiberglass, 4.88 gears, FJ cruiser transfer case, 4 runner front diff, Cab mount relocate, archive hangers, shackles, king 2.5x14 rear shocks, icon rxt leaf springs, king hydro bumps
    I hope not lol
     
  4. Feb 17, 2024 at 5:58 PM
    TacoTuesday1

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    are you gonna do a post-install review for those of all curious what it's like

    and if it solves the one issue about the 2nd gen: lack of power in stock form that doesn't keep up with traffic or move big tires (probably partly caused by gear ratio)

    I wonder why folks pick the TRD one. Supposedly cheaper and more reliable than ProCharger. A bit less power. Seems to look cleaner.
    Not sure what/if it changes anything regarding optimal gear ratio choice for diffs
     
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  5. Feb 17, 2024 at 7:45 PM
    SomeGuy_GRM

    SomeGuy_GRM Well-Known Member

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    Today was wire brush and fluid film day. A bit late in the season, but better late than never. The wire brush was barely needed, this frame is gonna last.
     
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  6. Feb 17, 2024 at 9:52 PM
    loyaltothetaco

    loyaltothetaco It's part ATV, part SUV, and certified by the DMV

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    2.5" OME lift, Fox 2.5 coil overs, all pro expo leafs, ubolt flip kit w/ upgraded bump stops, 1.25" wheel spacers, 16" Bronze KMC Impact OL wheels, 295/75/r16 Nitto grapplers, beige Softopper, Brute force front bumper w/smittybilt winch, RCI rear bumper, caliraised rock sliders, TRD IFS skid plate custom swingout tailgate w/spare tire mount, TC bed stiffeners, Magnum force CAI, KC spotlights, tacomabeast headlights, rear seat molle panel odds and ends, hi lift, MESO interior lights, and a fuck load of patches… more planned for later.
    Damn this is almost exactly what I wanna do with my truck, trim flares and swap my spcs for jbas, looks good :thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 18, 2024 at 12:08 PM
    Oregonhillbilly

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    The little truck that could.

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  8. Feb 18, 2024 at 1:51 PM
    Tacoma13_NC

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    Bilstein 6112/5160; JBA HD UCAs; 1.5" 3-Leaf AAL's w/ overload; OME CB drop; RCI aluminum skids w/ catalytic converter shields; TRD Pro 4-Runner Wheels; BFG KO2's (265/70/17); Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport (Yellow) fogs; CaliRaised 32" hidden light bar; New OEM headlight assemblies with upgraded HD harness; Unifilter mod; Rear-View mirror riser bracket; Truxedo Lo Pro tonneau cover; New OEM color-matched grille; Bumpershellz color-matched rear bumper cover; Ultra-Gauge MX 1.4 w/Spiker mount; Baja Designs S2 Sport Ditch Lights with SDHQ brackets; Fog Light Anytime Mod; Garmin Mini 2 Dash Cam; Overland Tailor Tune (OTT)
    OTT tune update: I wanted to give a shout out to Marty Short (ATO Tuning LLC) for taking the time today to get my truck running the way I wanted it to. I got my truck tuned by him last fall and some shift patterns weren't working for me based on my driving style and preference. I have a 2nd Gen (2013 4.0) and originally had the "medium" flavored tune installed. Fortunately for me I only live an hour away from him, so today he re-flashed my ECU with the "Mild Sport" shift schedule based on his recommendation and that cleared up the issues I was having with downshifting and running through the gears too fast. I was skeptical about keeping this tune at first, but Marty made it work for me and I really appreciate that. He also hooked me up with this cool patch. I highly recommend OTT, they have a great tune and their customer service is top notch. 1f44d_b72ecffefb622ff6156b82661bec49291e44050f.png

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  9. Feb 18, 2024 at 3:14 PM
    JdevTac

    JdevTac Hawk Tuah ‘24

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    Progress on the Havis console. Shifter filler plate is in order.

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  10. Feb 18, 2024 at 4:21 PM
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    Drive slow if you load like this. Especially for a shortbed. Tailgate’s not made to carry much weight. If it were you would’ve able to lift it off the hinges. It’s better to drop the gate and stack 2x’s up to the wheel wells and lay it all flat. Then use the tie downs to keep it down and the pile in the bed.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2024 at 6:32 AM
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    2" spacer lift, 285/70 R17's and a Softopper.

    Whats your thoughts on JBA over SPC? Would you be willing to sell the spcs if you still have them?
     
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  12. Feb 19, 2024 at 7:47 AM
    robm7

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    absolutely nothing except drive it. hard to believe i've owned it for 12 years.IMG_6616.jpg
     
  13. Feb 19, 2024 at 11:38 AM
    1Shifter

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    Same as everybody else...
    Routine and somewhat unexciting maintenance done in the last week. Had the tires balanced and rotated, changed the engine oil (M1 HM full syn) and OEM filter, drained and filled the diff with 3 Qts Valvoline 75w-90 synthetic gear oil and swapped the PS fluid. Next up is the A/T drain and fill. 20240210_111156.jpg
     
  14. Feb 19, 2024 at 11:48 AM
    Andybucks

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    Here is what I have done recently to my 2005 tacoma (original owner, getting very close to 200K miles):
    - Replaced rear diff oil
    - Replaced ATF
    - Replaced output shaft seal
    - Replaced valve cover gaskets. While I was in there also the PVC valve, intake gasket and throttle body gasket
    - Repainted the roof. It was showing early signs of peeling paint and rust
    - With the leftover paint, I painted the chrome portion of the front grill
    - Did some de badging on the tailgate
    - Plasti dipped all the emblems with a blue/black plastidip including the steering wheel emblem
    - Restored the headlights and fogs
    - Headlight upgrade with the harness to the 100/90W bulbs

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    My future plans are: to maybe paint the chrome bumper one day, will need new tires soon so maybe upgrade to the black 17 in TRD pro wheels, and maybe remove the running boards or get new ones.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2024 at 3:10 PM
    TegoTaco

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  16. Feb 19, 2024 at 3:32 PM
    stmpjmpr

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    what u mean paint roof?
     
  17. Feb 19, 2024 at 4:03 PM
    Hulley

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    I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times so for that I apologize.

    What lift and size tires are you running?

    I recently bought a 2014 DC that has what I believe to be 5100s w/285/70r17s and I'm wanting to do a proper lift along with new wheels/tires plus I plan on going with the C4 bumper that you have.

    I did a forum search of your name along with IG. :)
     
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  18. Feb 19, 2024 at 4:13 PM
    TegoTaco

    TegoTaco Well-Known Member

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    - 3.5” Rough Country Front Coilovers and SPC UCA’s.
    - 3-4” All PRO Expedition leafs with BILSTEIN 5160 shocks along Timbren Bumpstops.
    - 1” TOYTEC Body lift
    - CAB MOUNT relocated, NTK kit.
    - 315-70R17 GOODYEAR DURATRAC
     
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  19. Feb 19, 2024 at 4:19 PM
    Sideways1

    Sideways1 Old Dirt Rider

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    ADS 2.5 with Extended travel/ADS 2.5 Piggyback rear. Dakars. Pelfreybilt Aluminum front bumper,Skid and Brute Force Fab HC rear bumper. 5 x SCS Stealth 6's in Matte Bronze wrapped in Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Wet Okole front and rear seat covers. Wilco Bed Rail Tire Carrier. Light Racing Upper Control Arms. Marshall Fabrications sliders with kick out. Mobtown Tailgate Reinforcement Skin. hyper15125 retrofits. And many many odds and ends.
    A good find by: @Bertw192 in the OR/Wash Craigslist ADs ended up on the front of my truck.Yankum Fairlead...

    Be Safe...

    Dan
     
  20. Feb 19, 2024 at 4:27 PM
    Hulley

    Hulley Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much, killer looking Taco! I've already done a few things but once I sell my 911, this Tacoma will be my play toy.
     

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