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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. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:38 PM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco Sometimes I pretend to be normal

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    Indeed...no belt.

    My daughter drives a 10 year old Yaris with 150k on the 1NZ. Purrs like a kitten without the slightest hint of oil leakage or burning.

    I run M1 HM 5/30 synthetic in it. And an M1-103 filter.

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  2. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:54 PM
    RyanTacoMC

    RyanTacoMC 96 Tacoma LX (RIP)

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    4x4 Springs, QA1 TS703s, Rear Sway Bar, blah blah
    I like chrome, dammit!
     
  3. Apr 5, 2020 at 10:20 PM
    Bigpat_ca

    Bigpat_ca Well-Known Member

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    Where did you find the material?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2020 at 10:40 PM
    2ndGenOffRoad

    2ndGenOffRoad Well-Known Member

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    Schmell Fab Sliders ATH Fab Rear Bumper Icon Stage 3 Suspension Front Runner Outfitters Roof Rack Softopper Bed Cover 285/70/17 KM3's on T4R Pro Wheels
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  5. Apr 6, 2020 at 12:01 AM
    Thuguon2.7

    Thuguon2.7 Cheeehuuu

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    :rofl:Lmfao
     
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  6. Apr 6, 2020 at 1:45 AM
    TegoTaco

    TegoTaco Well-Known Member

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    Konig COUNTERSTEER TYPE X
    17x8
    Offset: -10mm
    Backspacing: 4.1"
     
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  7. Apr 6, 2020 at 2:10 AM
    Kolter45

    Kolter45 Well-Known Member

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    Toytec Boss Leer/Rhino Rack TRD Gry & Exhaust
    Long week & weekend - Installed @ 65,025 miles

    2015 Off Road Leafs & with a new Toytec aal & ubolts
    Toytec Rear Boss Shocks
    Wheelers Red Extended Front & Rear Brake Lines
    Wheelers Front & Rear Superbumps
    Toytec Diff Breather, ECGS Bushing
    Toytec Coilovers - 620 eibach/billys
    SPC UCAs, New LCAs
    Toytec Diff drop/carrier bearing/sway bar relocate
    OEM Offroad tow hook & alignment

    Now rides like a dream cause I replaced all the 7 year old factory shit. LCAs & eccentrics were seized enough that I needed to replaced them too. I've been gathering parts for over a year. It looks fucking sweet & no vibes. Tires are next after my wallet recovers & my wife stops noticing!
     
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  8. Apr 6, 2020 at 2:14 AM
    HAVOC

    HAVOC Well-Known Member

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    Have a better picture on the limit straps?
     
  9. Apr 6, 2020 at 2:23 AM
    HAVOC

    HAVOC Well-Known Member

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    I finished the prototype bracket for my fuse/relay boxes. Of course I had to drill a hole in the wrong location.
    I made it out of 1/8" ABS plastic and just need to heat it and put a slight bend in it so the boxes are level.
    Once I get it mocked up I can figure out if I need a support bracket (I think I do). I also ordered more wire, I have 18ga. but as I was wiring the fuse box I had the idea to move to 16ga.
    I think I'll use the 18ga. to switch the relay on. The way I'm wiring it, the switch will send ground to the relay (except for the inverter and compressor relays).

    On a positive not, the crimper I bought crimps the terminals just fine. It's just a shame the the fuse box doesn't come with extra terminals in case you make a mistake, which I have.
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2020 at 2:26 AM
    HAVOC

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    A picture of the handle I installed on Saturday. The rubber gasket doesn't fit too well.

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  11. Apr 6, 2020 at 2:28 AM
    HAVOC

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    handle.jpg
     
  12. Apr 6, 2020 at 5:18 AM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco Sometimes I pretend to be normal

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  13. Apr 6, 2020 at 5:21 AM
    Micbt25

    Micbt25 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I wasn’t too pleased how the gasket fit on mine either. Otherwise I’m happy with it.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2020 at 5:28 AM
    MadDaddy

    MadDaddy Pork Rind Extraordinaire

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    installed my ARB awning room and slept in it:

     
  15. Apr 6, 2020 at 5:48 AM
    trdtacojef

    trdtacojef Well-Known Member

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    OME Dakar Medium duty rear leafs Total Choas UCAs Elka 2.5” Extended Travel CO and Rear Shocks w/ RR and DC FN FX Pro 17” Silver Rims Nitto Ridge Grapplers 285/70R17
    That's nice. Where did you get the fog bracket from? Was it one of the rigid fog brackets?
     
  16. Apr 6, 2020 at 6:02 AM
    wmg

    wmg Well-Known Member

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    BP-51 OEM LIFT..33;s...xd9000...ARB bumpers...cat back...rockers...bed tire rack....
    Im not a fan of water as in under pressure on the engine...just me, many folks do it with no issues..I just look at all the wires, and other electronic crap under the hood and thats my opinion.. and yes I do wheel the rig and it gets dirty...

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    so to answer, If its really muddy I use a garden sprayer to wet down....and https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Heavy-Purpose-Cleaner-Degreaser/dp/B07PWHXZQ3 to clean....

    most of my cleaning is with rags, brushes, and a spray bottle of above or https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Detail-Spray-16oz-Competition/dp/B001QVFD4K

    and https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR-Protectant-Plastic-Fiberglass/dp/B00KN0UOEE.....but mostly Im retired and cleaning is a pretty continuous thing, the cleaner you keep the

    engine bay the easier it is to spot leaks etc, and the less work it is to keep it clean...
     
  17. Apr 6, 2020 at 6:12 AM
    TegoTaco

    TegoTaco Well-Known Member

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  18. Apr 6, 2020 at 6:54 AM
    SilverJack

    SilverJack no one

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    I've never tried the Adams products, because they aren't carried in my local store. I use the Gunk brand cleaners and protectants, and those work well. There used to be a spray-on product called STEAM, but that disappeared a while ago (maybe it was Gunk, and they changed the name). I usually let the engine warm up a bit then use the original spray or heavier foam formula. Let the grease slide off for 15 minutes then spray it off with hose pressure. The protectant is key to a better shine, so don't forget to use that.
    The Taco is much better at keeping the engine clean than my previous trucks. The lower engine covers and full fender splash guards keep a lot of mud out. It's mostly road dust mixed with water pulled through the radiator that settles on the engine. Then again, I don't do any serious wheeling, unless you count the shit-condition roads that are prevalent around Florida.
     
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  19. Apr 6, 2020 at 6:57 AM
    Edgehunter

    Edgehunter Active Member

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    Not yet
    I got it off eBay..
     
  20. Apr 6, 2020 at 7:29 AM
    Xx Ares xX

    Xx Ares xX Well-Known Member

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    $95 Doll hairs :spending: Nice, Thanks Guys!! I have set of OEM Lights just sitting on the shelf as well. This is a project I have been wanting to do but have been putting off. Honestly Glad I did.
    https://www.amazon.com/Morimoto-Bi-...rimoto+d2s&qid=1586131876&s=automotive&sr=1-3

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