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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. Jul 7, 2018 at 10:38 AM
    Red Baron

    Red Baron Let's call it livabetes, no more die

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    Things with metal, dog hair, more metal and lights
    Best photo I have on hand showing it with a different angle to the body lines.

    Also Amazon has it with prime, free shipping

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  2. Jul 7, 2018 at 11:35 AM
    Justyn98

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    Installed my new headlights from tacomabeast! And I love the look !! Seems to be well built and good quality! Will post output shots soon.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2018 at 3:36 PM
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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  4. Jul 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM
    Matmo215

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  5. Jul 7, 2018 at 3:55 PM
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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  6. Jul 7, 2018 at 3:56 PM
    toysrgood

    toysrgood MiniTaco

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    This is probably already answered. But I got about an inch of lift from 2016 off road takeoffs. That's front and rear. I went from a 3 leaf pack to a 4 leaf pack. Truck looks great and rides really nice compared to the factory base shocks.

    They had 40k miles on them and I got them for $100. Not a bad deal for such an improvement.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:04 PM
    toysrgood

    toysrgood MiniTaco

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    Funoto is awesome! Just did my oil change and it is soooo easy.

    Now just need to relocate my oil filter so that doesn't make a mess!



    Did my oil change, spark plugs, engine and cabin air filters. I know people say things like what I did today don't make a noticeable difference but I swear she revs smoother and has more power. Two of the plugs were at .045 or so. The other two were at .040 like they should be.

    Also noticed that I have a tick when my a/c condensor is on.

    I also cleaned up my 2nd hand icon UCA. Noticed the uniball has some play in it.

    Also, lol... My KM2s are at 5/32. Still useable according to law, but I'd love to replace them ASAP. They still have good cornering in wet, but no sense in pushing their limits.
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  8. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:12 PM
    Willyummk

    Willyummk Well-Known Member

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    Was going to change the fluids in my front diff and transfer case but it has been around 110+ All day so I put it off. But I did get a new bed mat from the dealer for $83, didn't think it was a half bad deal to be honest. Started getting some of the parts to do the DIY big brake upgrade too.

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  9. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:17 PM
    MadRiverTaco

    MadRiverTaco Join TW, they said. It's free, they said.

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    Installed my “raptor” lights and @RedlineTuning quick lifts.

    I’ve always loved the black truck with amber lights look and now I have more of it.

    All together now...
     
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  10. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM
    obhuan

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    Finally got around to wiring up the canopy I bought from a TW member 2 months ago. I love wrenching, but wiring and any electrical work is not my cup of tea.

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    Then I cleaned the garage and enjoyed the view of my truck. Never gets old... :drunk:

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  11. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:22 PM
    obhuan

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    I just bought a set of the those Rigid d-series pro's on the left to use as ditch lights. How'd they handle being turned into podcicles? :rofl:
     
  12. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    But why?
     
  13. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    Because He's fastidious! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    I hope that wire isn't run between the bedside and the plastic... If it is you likely end up with the movement and flex of the bedside damaging the wire... You would be better off drilling a hole for the wires to run through along with some wire loom
     
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  15. Jul 7, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    I put it on a few months ago love it so far, went on pretty easy and looks good for the money!
     
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  16. Jul 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Nice! I got all my Bilstein 5100’s and Eibach coils ready to go and would rather learn something than take it to the shop. I seen one YouTube video tutorial but go head and do a write up LOL
     
  17. Jul 7, 2018 at 5:31 PM
    obhuan

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    It is. I'm ashamed that common sense didn't tell me that, so thank you for pointing it out!! I'll charge the drill and get it done right in the morning. This is why I post my work, figured if I royally fuck anything up one of you gurus will catch it :cheers:
     
  18. Jul 7, 2018 at 5:41 PM
    MurderedTacoV2

    MurderedTacoV2 Booty Admirer

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    Figured i wasnt the only one looking at this and raising an eyebrow!


    Dont feel bad, saw a "custom" trailer harness wire setup today on a Rav4, zip tied along the underbody to brake lines and coming to a rest rubbing on the back spring arm/control arm. Then they finished it off by letting the wire dangle 5 inches from the ground with the butt connectors exposed. one good MA winter and it will be "Customer states trailer lights dont work when trailer is plugged in, please advise"
     
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  19. Jul 7, 2018 at 5:41 PM
    obhuan

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    I followed this step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6u7dC7EHg

    But here you go...


    Support the lower control arm with a jack and mark the alignment cams on the front and back side. Then start removing:
    1) two 19mm bolts that connect the lower ball joint assembly to the steering knuckle
    2) loosen the lower control arm mounting bolts, don't remove it. Get it loose enough that it can swing.
    3) remove the 7mm top nut, common known as the "jesus nut" lol

    Then lower the jack SLOWLY and the springs will decompress. You can now unbolt the strut from the lower control arm and remove that bitch!
     
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  20. Jul 7, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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