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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. Jun 12, 2024 at 9:56 PM
    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Started redoing my rear seat delete.

    Ditching the busted cheapo 5/8” particle board and replacing it with 3/4” MDF.

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    Got the new pieces all cut out and ready to go.

    My carpet should be here tomorrow and I can finish em.
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2024 at 2:58 AM
    Tiedie

    Tiedie Well-Known Member

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    Katzkin, Dobinsons full suspension. Redlinegoods console cover and door panel arm rests, Double USB charger in dash installed, Ballistic Jesters 16x8. BlackVue DR 590 Dash Cam
    Redoing mine too. Lowe's has a 6x8 indoor outdoor remnant for $28.00 FYI.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2024 at 4:41 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 .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 ,HomerTaco custom grill in Super White , 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 .X-Mat sound deadening/insulation cab floor . Mobtown weld on rock sliders 0* with kickout Raptor lined . ,NEW frame courtesy of Toyota !
    Greased u-joints ,lubed uni balls . Pulled this stick out from above the gas tank and this little screw from my tire ( tread block)

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  4. Jun 13, 2024 at 7:02 AM
    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.
    Sir that’s a damn tree :broccoli:
     
  5. Jun 13, 2024 at 8:46 AM
    BigCountry762x39

    BigCountry762x39 Well-Known Member

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    you know, my wife once found a broken "stick" like this under her car it punctured the rear coolant hose and punched a hole through the plastic protective panel, now that stick was in the road under some snow and she likely hit it at at least 45mph but it had to go to the dealer ship and that wasn't cool on my weekend to get parts that weren't readily available yet, on a new car
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2024 at 10:26 AM
    bagleboy

    bagleboy Well-Known Member

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    I’d use good plywood instead. Or bad plywood since I’m cheap but plywood in any case because I’m lazy and hate doing things over again. Particle board and mdf are both much heavier for their weight and not as strong since there’s no structure added by their density. They machine nicely though.
     
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  7. Jun 13, 2024 at 10:46 AM
    lynyrd3

    lynyrd3 STRENGTH DETERMINATION MERCILESS FOREVER

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    I did not see any damage :thumbsup:but I can’t really see on top of the gas tank where I yanked this thing out from .:fingerscrossed: Taking the camper to the beach about a 3 hour drive Monday so I will be crawling under there again and double checking before Monday .
     
  8. Jun 13, 2024 at 3:06 PM
    paranoid56

    paranoid56 Well-Known Member

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    broke my old trans cooler with to much washboard roads so beefed it up and made a new bracket and larger cooler.
    whipped up a bracket
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    then the new larger cooler with temp switch and fan
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    spacer bracket lol
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    then installed. turned out well and should hold up better then the old style i had.
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    and the old failure. copper tube broke (and guess a leak lol)
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  9. Jun 13, 2024 at 3:08 PM
    drewnali

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    Clean work there!!! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2024 at 3:12 PM
    BigCountry762x39

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    where did you put your horns? but that is absolutely amazing! been thinking about a larger trans cooler
     
  11. Jun 13, 2024 at 3:29 PM
    paranoid56

    paranoid56 Well-Known Member

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    dont have a pic, but have dual hella horns on the other side lol
     
  12. Jun 13, 2024 at 9:45 PM
    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Finished the floor

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    I need to find a piece of carpet or rubber mat to put over it now.

    The old one is cut for a cargo net I’m not putting back in.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2024 at 9:08 AM
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    got semi mud flaps from a truck stop sitting waiting, cut them to shape

    ordered ATHfab bedside brackets since apparently no one else makes such a thing. Really wish there was.

    Like a quick release kit to bolt on, regardless of your setup
    For big tires

    Warfab bumper probably too high for the ATH brackets. Going to see if I can modify or use them still.

    Kind of want to secure flaps to the brackets. Cut them. Then pull them back at an angle with a chain like Australians do so it deflects downward and prevents catching the tire off road

    tired of current ugly shit setup

    State legally doesnt require it
    But don’t wanna wheel in a group and break person behind me’s glass

    these Kendas tend to throw things
    Not to mention the mud it throws to cake up behind the tail lights and whatnot

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    is that for manual or auto?

    debating trying to put a cooler on my manual if even possible…
    Potentially make the system more durable and add capacity - stock RA60F seems to have tiny gear oil quantity for hard use
     
  14. Jun 14, 2024 at 10:28 AM
    paranoid56

    paranoid56 Well-Known Member

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    auto, you really dont need them on a manual. nothing slipping in a manual to heat the oil that hot.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM
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    I figured if Audi had one it might be good
    Don’t know how that track use compares to towing, off roading, etc but yes works different than an auto
     
  16. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:45 AM
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    Put the new head gaskets to the test with some light towing. Ordered the ECGS bushing because the dang drivers side cv input to the diff is making all sorts of weird noises and vibrations. Showing temps up to 207°F while towing, have a new fan clutch to install.

    Thinking about going with an aftermarket CSF radiator as well, I tow a 7x14 enclosed trailer to motocross events quite often and don't want to see temps that high. 20240614_133657.jpg
     
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  17. Jun 15, 2024 at 10:39 AM
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    Changed my oil amongst other things.
     
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  18. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:30 PM
    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Stonewall is the fattest 5 lug slug ever
    First oil change since I bought it 4 months ago. (Only put 3500 on it so far, but the light was on solid, so I went ahead and did it. Also tells me that the dealership lied about the last oil change, saying it was done the day before I bought it, since if I recall correctly, the light goes solid after 4500 miles.)
    Oil was fairly clean, but the dingus that had it before me used all the ugga duggas he could muster on the filter and the drain plug.

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    I'd say that over all, minus dealing with the tight plug and filter, that doing an oil change on the 4.0 is much easier than on my 96 2.4l. I also learned that it really helps to take the cover off the engine. Gives you that little bit of extra space for your filter wrench, if using an adjustable. I do think I'm going to just get the proper wrench for next time, or get one of the filters that has the nut on the top of it.
     
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  19. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:54 PM
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    Any more details on how you supported it and what you took out? Looks like the seat bottoms are out?

    very clean job!
     
  20. Jun 15, 2024 at 2:56 PM
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    stbear Well-Known Member

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    Changed the air and cabin filter.
     

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