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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. Oct 2, 2019 at 5:41 PM
    scouterjan

    scouterjan Well-Known Member

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    Mine came with the brake light
     
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  2. Oct 2, 2019 at 6:10 PM
    Li0nel1234

    Li0nel1234 Well-Known Member

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    Are those tires brand new? If not, what kind of cleaner/dressing do you use? They look fresh!
     
  3. Oct 2, 2019 at 6:21 PM
    IvanhoeTaco

    IvanhoeTaco Well-Known Member

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    4.88s nitro gears. Fox 2.5 extended travel coilovers with resis and 14 inch springs. Bilstein 5160s with OME dakars HD rear. Extended rear brake lines. 285/75/17 toyo ATIII. Procomp la paz 17x8.5. FJ cruiser transmission and transfer case. 4runner front diff. Diff drop. DRL mod. JBA upper control arms. Overhead console 4x4 switch and light switches. Coastal offroad front bumper. Coastal offroad rear bumper. Airflow snorkel with safari filter head. Cut exhaust. Front and rear diff breathers extended. Softtopper. Noico sound deadening. Cut front fenders.
    Ordered some 32"s and a pair of JBA Ucas' to replace the awful SPCs. I love the adjustability of the spc but with less than 400 miles on them the joints are clunking and popping.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2019 at 6:50 PM
    Sethhm0106

    Sethhm0106 Active Member

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    How was it? I’ve been needing to do this for a few weeks now as the squeaking has gotten pretty bad... ordered the Spicer one for $75 two weeks ago Instead of one from dealership for $243:eek:. Ship date keeps getting pushed back now until late October. Probably going to find it elsewhere. Ordered from Jegs originally. I also got the spicer u joints but those came in two days after ordering.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:13 PM
    Yota Bucket

    Yota Bucket Well-Known Member

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    Saved a electrical cabinet side panel that was deemed for the junk pile at work and turned it into a MOLLE panel, still gonna trim some off but all I had to do was paint and instal..not bad.

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  6. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:13 PM
    a.s.

    a.s. Well-Known Member

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    I had access to an impact driver and a couple of large vises. This helped tremendously. You definitely want a second pair of hands. Setting the u joint caps without losing or f’ing up the bearings is tricky. Get a buddy to help you for sure. It took us two hours to complete. Good luck.
     
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  7. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:19 PM
    Dalegribble02

    Dalegribble02 Well-Known Member

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    3" lift,wheels/tires. etc
    Mounted amber pods in the coastal offroad winch mount just have to wire them now.

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  8. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:26 PM
    loyaltothetaco

    loyaltothetaco It's part ATV, part SUV, and certified by the DMV

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    2.5" OME lift, 1.25" wheel spacers, 16" trd anthracite wheels wrapped in 265/75/r16 duratracs, tyger tonneau cover, plus a flew other odds and ends. More to come.
    Good idea!
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:37 PM
    HIghlande2

    HIghlande2 Well-Known Member

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    Little of this and a little of that
    Switched out front bumpers.

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  10. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:44 PM
    whatstcp

    whatstcp currently drunk so don't listen to me

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    King + Archive Relocation Wheeler's bumps +hydros
    Make sure you zip tie the through bolt to the shackle or it WILL vibrate loose (Unless you tighten it like crazy but now you have a shackle that you can't break loose to actually use) and you'll lose the shackle and possibly damage someone else's vehicle.
     
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  11. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:50 PM
    Yota Bucket

    Yota Bucket Well-Known Member

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    Went on a quick over night camp trip with some buddies over the weekend got snowed out @6800 ft but it was a fun time

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  12. Oct 2, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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  13. Oct 2, 2019 at 8:10 PM
    2Gtacosr5

    2Gtacosr5 Well-Known Member

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    Front level kit, diff drop kit
    Great improvement! How'd you do that? Beats skid plates all day long. The hitch reciever will take hits and not budge, but the electrical outlet suffers, made of plastic and low in harm's way.
     
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  14. Oct 2, 2019 at 8:15 PM
    Shaggs

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    Not Today but last week... put on my BAMF no hoop bumper and some LED fogs with amber covers. Need to get a 31” bar and winch but first need to swap out the springs on my coil overs for it to sit properly again. Bumper dropped the coils about an inch.



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  15. Oct 2, 2019 at 8:55 PM
    Island Cruiser

    Island Cruiser TVita

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    Do you have the older version?
     
  16. Oct 2, 2019 at 8:59 PM
    Matmo215

    Matmo215 Baylor ΣΑΕ

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    Adams polishes tire and rubber cleaner is amazing. I definitely recommend trying it out.
     
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  17. Oct 2, 2019 at 10:14 PM
    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I treat my lights the same way I treat my paint. Buff, polish, wax, ceramic coat, ect. They have 140k miles on them and they still look new.

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  18. Oct 3, 2019 at 12:20 AM
    Grumpy

    Grumpy My 1st Tacoma

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    17" Method Grid Titanium rims w/ Pro Comp Sport A/T 265/70/17 tires, Mobtown Offroad ribbed Tailgate skin, installed LED lights in painted rear bumper black, faux TRD grill, color match grill surround. LEDs in map, license plate, center console, and dome lights. Anytime driving lite mod, debadged, vent visors, AA Maglite mounted under center console armrest. Antitheft hose clamp on tailgate, LED bed lighting kit. LED spot lights in lower front bumper. Weathertech floor mats. Painted various interior parts black, homemade 7 pin relocation bracket, Valet under door LEDS, CMC, SPC UCA, Bilstein 5100, OME 885, Headstrong AAL. Pop&Lock.
    Replaced my 27F OEM battery tonight with a Super Start Extreme Group Size 24F Top Post Battery Part #24REXT from O'rielly's, I paid $153.03. The new battery has more CCA and the same RC as the OEM (so I was told).

    Truck had been struggling to start since last Thursday, coincidentally that was the day the wife used the truck to go to school.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2019 at 2:09 AM
    docloco

    docloco Well-Known Member

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    I followed this video...
     
  20. Oct 3, 2019 at 2:53 AM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco Yesterday you said tomorrow. It's tomorrow

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    They say that because some "cleaner" type waxes contain distillates that can remove the UV protection on the lense which can hasten hazing and yellowing.

    Since you've already waxed them....just keep doing so on a regular basis. This will compensate for the lack of UV protection and keep your lenses clear.

    But rather than use wax...try Mequires Plast-x. It's designed for plastic.

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