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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. Mar 1, 2012 at 6:42 PM
    iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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    Best winter tank since christmas, 20.8! Stoked, considering how hard I beat on it the first 100 miles of that tank. Didn't know 3rd gear went that fast. My Honda would have redlined 4th before the end of the Taco 3rd. Guess I gotta pay attention more next time if the foot is in the carburetor if I don't want a ticket.

    Gave a good wash so when the dealer gives me a radio that doesn't have a ghost in the machine they won't get rookie stripes.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM
    inesshell

    inesshell blah blah blah

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  3. Mar 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    Installed DeZee bed mat and AVS window visors
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM
    Tacolover443

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    :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool: your truck looks AMAZING!
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM
    GuapOh

    GuapOh Well-Known Member

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  6. Mar 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM
    tencrawler

    tencrawler Beaver Believer

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    Installed Volant CAI with a new coupler and AEM Dryflow filter. Masked and painted the lid to get rid of the "Volant blue." Edged and center logo are bare polished metal and rest of the lid will be painted red (drying right now).

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  7. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:38 AM
    Rastamanty

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    Installed new CV axles, kind of messed up the sway bar end links. I had to remove them to get the old axle out and the new ones in and messed up the seal around the ball joints. Thinking of just taking them off, what do you think? Also, what should i do with the OEM axle's? They are still good, just need to be re-booted.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:58 AM
    Socalduckslayer

    Socalduckslayer Pelfreybilt Off-Road Vendor

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    Odds and Ends

    Glad you asked about the sway bar. I ditched mine for a weekend off roading trip and never put it back on, I like it better without. Can anyone tell me why I should put it back on? Odd tire wear or other detrimental concerns?
     
  9. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:32 AM
    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    It's really there to limit body roll in turns and will help prevent you from flipping the truck during emergency avoidance maneuvers
     
  10. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:33 AM
    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    That being said I don't run a sway bar either a lot of the folks here who are lifted don't run them either.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Had the lower valence line-x 'd. Love the look and protection.[​IMG]
     
  12. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    It has been worth every penny. Give it a little gas and it feels like your driving a car half its size.

    I installed it myself in my garage over a weekend ~12 hours. It cost me about $100 in materials like coolant and other consumables and I had to buy some tools like a pulley holder to do the work.

    I only had to pay the dealer $100 to reflash the ECU but during that process they discovered some of the software on the ECU was corrupt for an unknown reason that Toyota Tech Corporate couldn't figure out so they replaced it under my 36K warranty.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    spithead051

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    I did that a couple of weeks ago. I'm getting ready to do my HVAC controls this weekend. I will try to do a write-up and post it on Sunday when I have it finished.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    My 2" aal just got here :)
     
  15. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    If you have little kiddos, like I do, yet decided to get rid of your Nerf Bars, like I did, And decided to lift your truck, like I did you might need a way for them to crawl into the back seat so you wife / spouse dosnt ask you whether you got your brand new truck lifted if it was your dream truck etc...;)
    anyway, a nice 'Cheap Mod' Nylon webbing for them to grab onto as they climb aboard.
    IMG_3962-2.jpg
     
  16. Mar 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    Oregon TRD

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    Just hardwired the 2 headrest monitors. I had em in the cigarette lighter for a few days and finally got around to doing it the right way.

    Installing the Bed lights and my crystal clear headlights are next.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM
    tacoman15

    tacoman15 Boobies

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    Just don't drive like an asshat and you will be fine. If you live in a mountainous area like I do, just slow down a little more and take the turns a little easier.

    I cut the spare tire mounts so I can fit a full sized spare :woot: I am just a little worried about the axle movement rubbing the tire. The tire is probably less than 2 inches from the brake line. Working on putting the track system from the back on the bed on to my tool box so I can mount my hi-lift and be able to mount a future CB antenna there. I will post pics when I am done.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    cleaned up some wiring behind the driver side lower steering panel. redid some connections and cleared out any clutter behind same panel.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2012 at 1:26 PM
    iroh

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    Got the new warranty radio installed. Hopefully doesn't have the old one's automatic powering down [and up] problem.

    Invoice says "intermittent cut out due to internal fault in radio tuner." Weird, it only ever powered off playing CDs. Oh well.

    Drooled over a beautiful red '12 DCLB 4x4 Sport while I waited. Oh man I wished I had $30k with no reservations.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2012 at 1:31 PM
    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    sifter looks good!! i did kinda it the other way around. i did the sides and the little raised part around shifter. what did you use? i used plasti dip because i did not know if i would like it and no one els had it done.
     

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