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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Feb 4, 2024 at 5:21 AM
    wcoffman

    wcoffman Well-Known Member

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    just mine the posts for a pic, grab it, claim it as your own, and post it. It’ll be our secret and Rix will be happy(ier?).
     
  2. Feb 4, 2024 at 5:39 AM
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    What did that kit run you on price? And what was the total effective lift achieved, if any?
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2024 at 5:50 AM
    bkhlrTaco's

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    Bought on Amzn, shipped from ICON.
    $205. I think they've, since, gone up.
    I was reading various threads on them before I purchased. Variable results were found. Some did and some didn't get the 1.5" advertised lift.
    It gave me the 1.5" and probably another 3/8" with the overload.
     
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  4. Feb 4, 2024 at 6:39 AM
    D-knoww

    D-knoww D-Know

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    Those look great. I hope I can remember this post when it’s replacement time.
     
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  5. Feb 4, 2024 at 7:01 AM
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    Evo A SmartCap, Cali Raised Sliders (0 degree), 2WD low Mod, Puddle Pods, 3 switch overhead panel, 8 slot middle console panel, Custom driver's switch panel, Rek Gens, 265 75 16 Falkens, lil B Bed Stiffeners, All new Speakers, Diff Breather, AC Drain, Many interior bits...
    I changed all fluids underneath yesterday... It was the first time as just hit 20k miles.

    Manual transmission, front & rear differentials and the transfer case.

    All plugs cooperated reasonably. No stubborness. The transmission plugs were both only lightly torqued.

    The fluids looked good. All still golden colored. I had the typical sludge on the magnetic plugs as seen here on TW.

    My most surprising drain was the transmission. It had some very fine suspended 'glitter' visible with a very bright light shining on it.
    See here:
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    I am using a bucket and liner cause someone broke my drain pan gardening (???)

    I replaced the MT fluid with Amsoil gl4 Mt oil. It did not feel ant different...

    Mobil one gear oil for diffs, and Toyota Fluid for the transfer case (I found it on sale cheap!)
     
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  6. Feb 4, 2024 at 7:25 AM
    OBXPaul

    OBXPaul Just do what you say you're going to do!

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    1983 restoration in progress, major mods so far new 6" lift and 35" Mickey Thompsons.
    I'm glad y'all are having a "warm" winter, our winter has sucked so far. Much colder, but somewhat less rain. Can't wait for spring!! Hope you do get to do more ice fishing, I've had friends who lived for ice fishing.
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2024 at 8:22 AM
    Cement_wheels

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    I'm in Wake County and was thinking it's been a pretty average winter so far. We are a little ways apart and you have the wind which definitely make a big difference. Or maybe my NE Ohio upbringing gives me a different perspective. After 32 years you'd think I would have adjusted. I usually judge the seasons by utility bills. Did a propane fill up (80% of 300 gallons by law) in Nov and still have 35% on the gauge (135 gal used) so that is a little more than typical but not much. Or maybe I'm just getting senile.
    *I hope I didn't just jinx myself.
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2024 at 8:34 AM
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    I find it strange that at the Amsoil website when you plug in '20 Tacoma they don't give a recommended fluid for the Xfer case. I'm thinking it must be a legal issue. I went ahead and got the Redline MT-LV to be safe but don't doubt that Amsoil works. I'm using Amsoil in all the holes except the Xfer case.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2024 at 8:44 AM
    Cement_wheels

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    You buy online or local? I noticed the BBK has different flavors, correct? TIA
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2024 at 9:22 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    Maybe, you chose your glitter bag, by mistake, to catch the drained oil instead of a fresh trash liner straight from the package.:)
     
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  11. Feb 4, 2024 at 10:01 AM
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    Bilstien 6112 600lb spring 5160 rear with HS 3 lead aal spc uca Ecgs bushing oil separator ARE overland cap 285/70r17 on black rhino Chamber wheels Blacked out rear chrome bumper corners
    Was able to update the front diff needle bearing for the ECGS bushing this morning. Took a little bit to knock the cv axle out and Had to slightly modify the tool with a file to get it behind the race. After that it all went back together really easy.
     
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  12. Feb 4, 2024 at 10:08 AM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    285/75/r16 Nitto Trail Grappler M/T’s, Extang 2.0 hard tonneau tri-fold. Billstein 5100’s front/rear with OME 886 coils and Headstrong off-road 3 leaf progressive AAL. All speakers replaced with Kicker CS Series. BulletPoint Taco Bar with stubby CB mic holder and two-way FRS/GMRS radio holder. Uniden PRO505XL 40 ch CB. RCI engine and transmission skid plates. RCI sliders. Garmin Mini Dash Cam 2. CMC by Milogen Fabrication.
    Did you have vibration prior? Need to do this myself at some point. Probably when I replace the UCAs.
     
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  13. Feb 4, 2024 at 10:40 AM
    JMoore2651

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    Bilstien 6112 600lb spring 5160 rear with HS 3 lead aal spc uca Ecgs bushing oil separator ARE overland cap 285/70r17 on black rhino Chamber wheels Blacked out rear chrome bumper corners
    No vibration yet. Just got finished lifting and putting 285/70r17s and figured why not just fix it before it is an issue. Eventually would start making noise when I don’t have the time to tear it apart.
     
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  14. Feb 4, 2024 at 11:18 AM
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    Nice! Looks awesome! Took me 5 full days to install mine. Made me reconsider the idea of doing my own work on such stuff (it was my first big modification). Then the wifey said I "should" get some rock sliders before our trip at the end of the month. Here we goooooooooooooooooooooooo......
     
  15. Feb 4, 2024 at 11:25 AM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    Smart. I have a slight vibration/drone and I’m sure it’s the needle bearing. Should’ve done it along with the lift. But like I said, I’ll wait until the UCAs are being installed. Thanks for the reply.:cheers:
     
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  16. Feb 4, 2024 at 11:30 AM
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    Looks over tighten??
     
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  17. Feb 4, 2024 at 11:46 AM
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    Bilstien 6112 600lb spring 5160 rear with HS 3 lead aal spc uca Ecgs bushing oil separator ARE overland cap 285/70r17 on black rhino Chamber wheels Blacked out rear chrome bumper corners
    No problem! I did my UCAs with the lift. Ended up just cutting and replacing the bolts vs bending the metal to get them out.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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    I'm a YouTube mechanic, this was by far the most involved work that I've done. Day 1 was the front end, day 2 the back. Everything went relatively smoothly I guess you could say. I was hopping between 3 YouTube videos and the Tacoma World torque spec thread the whole time.

    -8400 miles on the tacoma
    -Did it all solo
    -No issues pulling the needle bearing on the CV axle, puller fit fine.
    -No issue removing the drain / fill plugs on the differential
    -Had challenges unseating both tie rods and the studs spun when reassembling (thankfully there was a tacoma world topic on the challenge)
    -Had challenges reconnecting the sway bar, since I'm a noob, both sides were below the tie rods when I reassembled them, so there was a lot trying to get the bar where it should be and at that point i was tired. I ended up having to disconnect one of the tierods
    -Because of the above, I did have some grease push out of one tie rod bushing and both sway bar bushings. But that is a future me problem if they lost too much.
    -The drain plug of the diff had some sludge on it. Went with 75W-90 because I don't desire to get into the gear oil debate
    -My Milwaukee Impact decided to lose all torque at the end of the first day so the entire second day was done with hand tools. I can barely move today I'm so sore.

    The rear brake lines are a bit tighter than I care them to be and the u-bolts for the leaf springs were a bit shorter than I would of liked. Because of that, I'll probably do the u-bolt flip and extend the rear brake lines at some point. Drove the truck around a parking lot across from the house during the snowstorm didn't hear any thing off or feel any vibrations. Alignment is scheduled for tomorrow. Certainly can feel the difference in ride. It will be interested when the rock solid suspension hits some bumps.

    20240202_183039.jpg 20240203_115722.jpg 20240204_114703.jpg

    On another note, I have been trying to keep track of the truck weight. Some folks track the total spend on their mods, the engineer in me decided to understand the weight impacts. Tracking the weight has caused me to move from a "I want everything to be bolted to the truck" into a "I will add bags, tools, and boxes depending on what I need". For example, instead of onboard air, I will have a carry bag with a portable compressor. The truck just overall, in my opinion, just does not have the payload capacity to leave all the off road gear always attached.

    To put it more clearly, when I have sandbags in for winter traction, if I DD to bar room trivia with 2 of my buddies, the Tacoma is overweight. I will forever be bugged at what Toyota put on to reduce the payload 45 pounds.

    weight.jpg
     
  19. Feb 4, 2024 at 11:55 AM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    Yeah, I’ve heard the horror stories about the bolts. Cutting them will definitely be the easiest route.

    Think I’ll do the same with the rear leaf bolts when I replace the leafs and shackle hangers. Plus it’ll be the perfect time for the u-bolt flip kit. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Feb 4, 2024 at 12:09 PM
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    Installed some "bed lights", since I have a 2019 AC mine wasn't pre-wired for OEM. Found these under cabinet lights at my dad's house and they fit perfectly in the drop downs in the bed panels. Some doubled sided tape, new batteries, and voila. Not bad for free and 15 minutes of work. Big bonus for me, no wiring involved! 20240204_145742.jpg 20240204_145807.jpg 20240204_145657.jpg 20240204_145525.jpg
     
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