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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. May 6, 2024 at 10:56 PM
    19tacoma_53

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    Thank you! I already love this truck more than my third gens (even tho they were good trucks, there is something better I can’t put my finger on with this 2nd gen). Thanks for the input! I think I am going to keep my eye out for a set of leaf springs from a 3rd gen and front coils from a TRD OR. The ride was improved by the rear shocks, but definitely could be tightened up more.
     
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  2. May 6, 2024 at 10:57 PM
    19tacoma_53

    19tacoma_53 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man! And I’m definitely torn - I really like the looks of it as is. And when it comes down to it I would probably rather spend that money towards more suspension upgrades etc. lol
     
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  3. May 6, 2024 at 11:18 PM
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    Shifter looks good. How’s it shift?

    Tried various shift knobs before and found that some despite looking good, in practice either don’t grab in the hand well and/or not weighted the right amount to work well
     
  4. May 7, 2024 at 12:24 PM
    Kolter45

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  5. May 7, 2024 at 1:09 PM
    SH7mi

    SH7mi YotaWerx Pro Tune PA MD DE NJ

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    Trying to chase down a possible vacuum leak in a 2009. What are the most common area to look?
     
  6. May 7, 2024 at 3:06 PM
    TegoTaco

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    Hopefully no more ripped CV boots.

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    Really digging the pic, the pic before STOPTECH BBK
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  7. May 7, 2024 at 3:22 PM
    ucdbiendog

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    put on a pop-n-lock on the tailgate today during lunch. pretty easy!
     
  8. May 7, 2024 at 7:16 PM
    tacos_modern_life

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    How was the install of the CV boots?
     
  9. May 7, 2024 at 7:18 PM
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    Faded "4x4" on the passenger flap has bothered me. Time to freshen the taco up a bit :) new OEM. Parts recently got harder to source online. Interesting. 20240410_170435.jpg 20240507_191514.jpg
     
  10. May 8, 2024 at 7:28 AM
    Hayden334

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    2" spacer lift, 285/70 R17's and a Softopper.
    Did you print those yourself? Is so, care to share the file?
     
  11. May 8, 2024 at 8:48 AM
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  12. May 8, 2024 at 9:28 AM
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    It does cover the button and the hinges on the other side, but no problems with obstruction. Its so comfortable on my elbow - I'd highly recommend it
     
  13. May 8, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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    Little this, Little that.
    The R4T LCA skid is a straight bolt on for 2nd gen Taco's? their website doesn't list that it'll fit. I assumed it would.
     
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  14. May 8, 2024 at 11:47 AM
    OffroadToy

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    Installed tracks, racks, light bar and fogs.

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  15. May 8, 2024 at 3:56 PM
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    Can anyone confirm if they've ever bought an oem 2nd Gen bumper without the 2 license plate holes pre drilled? I moved up to Oregon and these toyota people are smoking crack I swear. I don't want the holes in my bumper and it could use a fix. Is it just a state dependent thing if ordering from factory? I feel like in AZ it wouldn't come with holes...

    Anyway. I got my fresh flaps on today :) 20240508_120528.jpg 20240508_121020.jpg
     
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  16. May 8, 2024 at 4:36 PM
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    From the factory there should be 2 dimples in the plastic where you drill or use self tapping screws. Not in the metal.
     
  17. May 8, 2024 at 4:48 PM
    mrproduxn

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    Holes are drilled by the dealer. As stated every bumper has 2 dimples where the dealer is supposed to install a plate or bracket.
     
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  18. May 8, 2024 at 5:33 PM
    mrproduxn

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    Dig your plates. My last couple on a 16 Sport and 08 Off Road.trd plates.jpg
     
  19. May 8, 2024 at 6:53 PM
    TegoTaco

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    Super easy, just messy to be honest. Plan on rebuilding my old OEM sets with extended boots and hopefully someone would be interested here. :)
     
  20. May 8, 2024 at 6:54 PM
    TegoTaco

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    Straight bolt on! :)
     
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