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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 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM
    Rich91710

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    Pain in the ass.
    I'm not going to wait in line just to ask someone to activate the compressor... and if I'm doing all 4 tires, it's going to take a 2nd trip.

    You'd think there wouldn't be lines in the gas station with everyone using plastic and Speedpass... but there they are. 4-5 deep.
     
  2. May 5, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    Ordered a pop n lock and look at KC Hilites trying to deciede on whuch model. I like the lrz ked 300 but they are pricey.
     
  3. May 5, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    If I break a bolt while removing them I don't have the proper tools to remove it. I tried to take out the one from my skid plate with a bolt extractor and the bolt extractor broke in the hole.
    also, i was quoted by a shop that it would take 6-7 hours to install (potential seized bolts) at $110/hour shop rate.
     
  4. May 5, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    Yeah, I'm we todded...somehow I missed the 3,150 totall and only saw the 1,200 weight. My bad...I guess I should start reading the directions!:rolleyes:
     
  5. May 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    You don't need to remove the LCA's to install your lift
     
  6. May 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing Intentionally obtuse

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    Maybe he wants to be ready to have an alignment done post-lift install.

    CM, did you read Boyd's thread? It's a very detailed DIY for removing and installing new LCA bushings and hardware. The parts and tools required isn't expensive. Heck, you could probably buy new LCAs for less than what that shop quoted you on labor. Boyd's ball joint thread is also very helpful.
     
  7. May 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    You still don't have to remove the LCA's to install a lift , and even with seized cams I was able to get 3 , 0 , 0 due to my LR UCA'sc
     
  8. May 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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  9. May 5, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    Not really free when your gas is $2/per gallon more than places that charge you a buck in the off-chance you need air. Californians are so proud of all their laws while their state is the post-child for how not to be a free-state.
     
  10. May 5, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Not at all. The gas station compressors are automated. Walk to the front of the line ( if necessary) and you simply ask the clerk for the daily code (3 digits). Punch the code into the keypad to activate the compressor, do it multiple times if necessary.

    :)
     
  11. May 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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  12. May 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    Drove it...for the first time since ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367786797.205454.jpg happened more than a month ago...
     
  13. May 5, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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  14. May 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    I'm not sure...I think it'll buff out. Lol
     
  15. May 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    It's not a yellow top. I have a duralast gold. Lol
     
  16. May 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    I'm just worried about removing the two lower bolts on the LCA and the cam bolts so that I can remove the coil over. Unless..... I don't have to loosen the LCA cam bolts...
     
  17. May 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    your just swapping the coilover???

    you dont need to remove any UCA or LCA's bolts, it is easier to take and removed the UBJ connection and pull the UCA up out of the way, I would not touch the LBJ unless you absolutely need too
     
  18. May 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    I didn't say the LCAs needed to be removed to install a lift. I said the alignment cams may need to be functional for an alignment to be performed. You may have nailed it with frozen cams and aftermarket UCAs, but not everyone will be so fortunate.
    As long as the LCA can pivot down far enough to get the strut in place (and it should), you can install the lift.
    Your truck is old enough that the LCA bolts, alignment cams, and bushings are probably a rusty mess, so you should plan on replacing them - BJs are probably worn out, too. Order new parts and follow Boyd's DIYs. Other than having a press to fully seat the new bushings, the rest of the required tools are fairly common and inexpensive. You should be able to find a shop to press the bushings for a reasonable fee. The rest of the job looks like a pain, but it's straightforward.

    Getting the truck aligned will probably require changing out the bushings, but none of that should be a problem when installing your lift, though.
     
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    Not today but tomorrow getting this eyesore taken care of. Finally after nearly a year of it peeling off in chunks
     
  20. May 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    I installed a yellow top after running a red top for about a year, hard to say no for a new battery less than $140..the + terminal didn't reach so I made a cable extension and electrical tap to seal it up.

    lucky you I still had a pic on my phone.

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