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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. Jan 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM
    spilser

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    Finally put my kit on!

    And painted these, don't mind the overspray20170104_181404.jpg
     
  2. Jan 7, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    Those sliders look great, what company?
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2017 at 1:44 PM
    PaulK

    PaulK Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.

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    Did the Secondary Air Pump Mod. The secondary air pump on 2012-2015 4.0L Tacomas pushes fresh air into the exhaust system through valves during cold starts to get the converters to heat up to operating temperature faster. On '13-and-up trucks it also blows for a few seconds at shutdown to avoid exhaust gas condensation on the valves, which can kill them. The 2012's (and V8 Tundras, but I don't know what years) have lots of issues with the valves failing due to condensation. This is bad as it puts the truck in limp mode and costs big bucks to replace the valves and get things back to normal. The only way to avoid it in the long run is to bypass the system completely, but that's a topic for another post. In 2013-and-up trucks like mine the main problem is the crappy foam air filter inside the pump housing, although this can also be a second problem in 2012s. When foam gets old, it crumbles, and pieces can fall into the impeller causing the motor to burn out. That also means limp mode when you least expect it, and well over a grand for a new pump. The fix is to remove the internal foam filter, and add an external filter to protect the pump instead.

    UNI UP-107 filter from Amazon (about $13):
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CJOTSA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Here's the pump with it's snap-on shroud still in place. Pops right off - no screws or anything.
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    Here's the pump with the shroud removed. The center fastener is all that needs to come out in order to open up the pump. The mushroom-shaped air inlet "muffler" is going away, and will be replaced with the UNI filter.
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    The screw takes a T20 Torx bit.
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    Removing the top of the pump reveals the worlds cheapest piece of foam. This filter drys out then falls into the impeller. If that happens on the trail, you're fucked.
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    Remove the foam filter and mail it back to Toyota with a "thank you" letter.
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    Next you need to remove the factory inlet muffler. It has four tabs and probably could be removed without breaking it, but I busted two of the tabs in the process. It felt good.
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    Put the UNI filter on the inlet in place of the muffler.
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    Put the pump back together.
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    With the shroud back in place everything looks stock. A little dust and grime and nobody will ever notice.
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  4. Jan 7, 2017 at 1:52 PM
    PaulK

    PaulK Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.

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    I also swapped my amber LED fog light pods for white ones. The mounts are from Apex Fabworks, and they are great. The quality is top notch and the mounts use Cali Raised pods. Chris, a.k.a. @MojaveMadman has been fantastic to work with. He will take really good care of you.

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  5. Jan 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM
    Nimble9

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    Added D rings to my new HC rear!

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  6. Jan 7, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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    Washed her after dirty ride
     
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  7. Jan 7, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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    Thanks, they are from SOS concepts. @EddyRRT will hook you up!
     
  8. Jan 7, 2017 at 2:14 PM
    SamGoingHam

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  9. Jan 7, 2017 at 2:24 PM
    TomTwo

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    Thanks for the link, I just ordered the filter. I have been thinking that this needed to be serviced. This fix is even better.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2017 at 3:43 PM
    ChadsPride

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    No, I just ordered them separately because I wasn't sure if I could do it at the time lol.
    :bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance::bananadance:
     
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  11. Jan 7, 2017 at 3:46 PM
    JdevTac

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    I'd opt to keep all the crap foam and the "mushroom" cover just in case one day down the line Toyota decides to replace these pumps for us Tacoma owners. Because forand whatever reason if your valves go to crap they don't try to pin some "you installed an aftermarket breather so we won't replace it" bullshit.
     
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  12. Jan 7, 2017 at 3:54 PM
    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    I like it. Been lazy lately and just throwing my phone in the cup holder. I need to do this
     
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    o0oSHADOWo0o Just lurking in the darkness

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    Just a few LEDs...
    I drove around in the "blizzard" and tested out the BFG KO2s I got in July. I even engaged 4wd HI. :eek:

    Here are a few of shots of me mall crawlin' earlier today.

     
  14. Jan 7, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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    I discovered that proper torque on the carrier support bearing bolts WILL NOT prevent them from coming out on the trail & making all sorts of racket when that UJoint flops around :eek: Then I found out that 4 zip ties WILL let you limp it a few miles to Lowes for new bolts

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    Oh I also took off the front flex inhibitor :militarypress:

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  15. Jan 7, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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    Zip ties. Everyone should probably keep some in the glove box for emergencies. :D
     
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  16. Jan 7, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    I like your grey rims...better and different compared to your typical black rims :thumbsup:
     
  17. Jan 7, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    Yeah me too! I got black ones initially, but when I put them beside the truck to get a better idea of how they would look, there just wasn't enough contrast for me. So I ended up buying the grey ones and eventually sold the black ones to a fellow member who put them on his wife's 4-runner. Win-win. :D
     
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  19. Jan 7, 2017 at 4:33 PM
    PaulK

    PaulK Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.

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    I keep EVERYTHING.
     
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  20. Jan 7, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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    I know this is the wrong post but does anyone know how fast you can go in 4high?
     
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