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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 8, 2020 at 9:13 AM
    kidsmoke

    kidsmoke Well-Known Member

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    I dig those lights.

    as for the beaver tail, depending on what your primary need is, I found this worked great for me. I'm not on 35's so height is not an issue, I'll just use the step in the bumper. However, having something in the receiver, allows for a slightly deeper contact point (parallel parkers, rearview camera) and is an excellent effective quick recovery point. Definately not a step.

    Solid billet aluminum.

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  2. Jan 8, 2020 at 9:17 AM
    Bonnie’s Squeeze

    Bonnie’s Squeeze Well-Known Member

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    Oh Shit!
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2020 at 9:17 AM
    will.i.was

    will.i.was Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir. Man that is beefy! Looks like quality machining. Do you have a link I could take a gander at or is that a one off custom piece?
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2020 at 9:46 AM
    kidsmoke

    kidsmoke Well-Known Member

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    dohh!
    forgot. Easy enough to machine, but the metal would be costly. price seems to fluxuate quite a bit on these. I paid less a while back. Still, if you've ever seen prices on billet, factoring in labor, and making a buck, it's not that bad. Made in the good ol' :oldglory:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VV6XDFJ?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2020 at 10:32 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I have often wondered about this unit. They sell it refurbished from time to time on HD's website for like $60.
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2020 at 10:38 AM
    308savage

    308savage Well-Known Member

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    Leveling kit, BFG AT KO2, Warrior Products steps, roll bar
    I've got the 1600psi Ryobi and like it. Washing car/truck/ATV, cleaning concrete driveway/sidewalks, deck, etc.
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2020 at 11:25 AM
    caseyb918

    caseyb918 Active Member

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    i need one of these!
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2020 at 11:38 AM
    wmg

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    BP-51 OEM LIFT..33;s...xd9000...ARB bumpers...cat back...rockers...bed tire rack....
    think a major factor is which tranny ya have, as then to the oem gearing..it makes a HUGE difference with a AT and 3.73 gears compared to 4.56....minimizes the lagging on hills and then the downshifts...and on tranny temp
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2020 at 11:44 AM
    DG92071

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    My truck lost about a half second on 0-60 going from stock tires to 37/12.50R17 with the stock 3.73 rear gears. I can't wait to retest after getting 4.88 rear gears but before I swap the gears I'm going to do a 0-60 while pulling a trailer. 0-60 on a 7.5% grade is around 3 seconds slower than a stock truck on flat ground right now and I plan on redoing that test with a trailer as well.
    Fun stuff.
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2020 at 11:47 AM
    wmg

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    one note...Pay attention to the break in requirements for new gears, its very important...and good luck with the new set up, think you will be pleased...:cheers:
     
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  11. Jan 8, 2020 at 12:08 PM
    ARB1977

    ARB1977 It’s a beaut Clark

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    Where did you find that billet aluminum hitch insert?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2020 at 12:17 PM
    kidsmoke

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  13. Jan 8, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    Explore Overland Sliders, Pelfreybilt bumpers, Ironman lift and tons of Baja/Rigid lights
    Front_Tint_Jan2020.jpg

    Tinted my front windshield with ceramic 50%
     
  14. Jan 8, 2020 at 12:27 PM
    DG92071

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    That mod is worth gold, such a huge difference in the summer!
     
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  15. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:38 PM
    verynearlypure

    verynearlypure Clean & Decent

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    Nothing new for mods, trying to pocket some paychecks for future endeavors.

    However, I still can’t seem to isolate the clunk/clank when making a turn at speeds below 35 MPH.

    Several threads already indicate sway bar bushings but that was replaced as well as the links. I don’t want to start throwing money at it to diagnose a noise quite yet.

    Toyota has looked at it twice. All stock except SCS wheels, Nitto Terras Grapplers, and Moog greasable sway parts.

    I can’t feel anything in the steering wheel when noise occurs.

    Other videos and threads point towards bad shock or shock mount movement with similar noises and descriptions. Under 40k on the motor so I still consider this fairly new but Ohio weather sure dislikes vehicles.

    Thank you for listening to me vent
     
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  16. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:38 PM
    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    Im sure that no one goes in there with out some type of ear protection! Got to be loud AF it there!

    This at firestone??
     
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  17. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    I like that. Since my base model.doesnt have the factory gauge that would be a great help
     
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  18. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:09 PM
    Clymber

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    No fun mod but posted mine for sale on Craigslist. Need to get a ton more photos for here
     
  19. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:39 PM
    dee_wreck

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    No pictures of the process, but I installed a Pop N Lock PL8521 yesterday as well as a support bracket for it. I saw the bracket was sold on here for a while, but the thread seemed dead. Noticed the exact same bracket on EBay and got it there.

    Also, I bought a Mobtown Tailgate Reinforcement without the ribs from another TW member. Installed that as well! As much as I want to keep the reinforcement visible, I'm going to trim the plastic cover to fit over the reinforcement just so I don't have to deal with storing it somewhere...
     
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  20. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:41 PM
    Jacked Burton

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    Tires: 35/11.5/17 Toyo AT3s Wheels: FN FX Pro Gunmetal 17s with TRD center caps Zinc Metallic lettering. Yukon 4.30 gears with TruTrac Front Suspension: OME 887 w/5100s Freedom Offroad UCAs n Superbumps Rear: Dakar Mediums Bilstien 5125s Ubolt flip n Superbumps Headlights: Selfmade Retrofits URD shortshift kit Airaid CAI No name throttle controller
    I've got a leak somewhere cause whenever it rains hard and long I get water beneath the drivers side floor mat.
    It does this even when parked.
    I know its not the brake light on the roof because I just installed a new one and used rtv glue all around it.
    So until I get that mystery solved I bought one of those 20x10 canopies from Harbor Freight and put it up today.


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