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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2020 at 9:37 AM
    cynicalrider

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    interesting take on the gussets for the towers. I like it.
     
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  2. Jul 26, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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    Not to keep dwelling on this but this statement here makes you look like a clown. My truck rides a million times worse on 39s than it did on 37s. Does it crawl better and I hang up on stuff less? Yes. Would the truck ride better overall if I took the time to put together better leaf packs front and rear and spent some money and time tuning shocks? Of course.

    Your literally telling people (and have been since you went to 35s)that by putting bigger tires on they’re truck will ride better when that has next to nothing to do with it. Load rating of tires. Coil spring weight. Weight of crap in/on vehicle. Shock valving. Leaf spring thickness and number of leaves and arch to them. Air pressure. These are the things that affect the ride.

    I could go on and on and bring in desert racing cars and everything else but I’ll leave it at this and move on.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2020 at 9:53 AM
    Dan8906

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    I for one want you guys to put your dicks away and let this thread get back to what it is. Yell at each other via PM.
     
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  4. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    As for the uptravel debate, I have this many uptravels on the front of my truck:
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    It kind of sucks. I ended up putting in air bumps (awesome and worth the $$$) but they are not fun bouncing off them all the time on the street. It would get annoying having this much uptravel out back on a truck loaded down on the trail with rubber bumps. I would figure out a way to get more uptravel out of it unless this is a straight up low speed crawler, which mine is that I have to drive to the trail. An all around rig I would want more uptravel in there because being in the bumps all the time and having to drive at walking speed all the time on the trail would get kind of old.

    Out back I have around 4" of uptravel and rubber bumps with all pro expo springs with a leaf pulled out on the pax side and it rides good loaded down with my spare and tools for trail duty, but rides like a dump truck with nothing in the bed going to home depot or something.
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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    And good call on not cutting into the bed. I did that with ford shock towers and it's annoying if you ever have to carry anything back there. If I had to do it all over again I would have redone the rear shock mounts, leaned it back further or something to avoid punching into the bed.
     
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  6. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    I’m pretty set on my rear suspension plans. I’m thinking the TC relocation kit with some 10” ADS with resi’s and clickers.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    JKO1998

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    Some Lunchtable drama goin on in here boys and girls
     
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  8. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:37 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Pffft. Nice beginner trail to ease back into things.
     
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  9. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:40 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Good lord.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:47 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Glad to see I hit a nerve :oops: (sorry had to do it).

    I understand what you're saying. But I do have to point out that while you are irritated at the perceived notion of "my way or you're a nobody" you are also coming off as someone who subscribes to "wheel hard or GTFO with any mods."

    I read your posts. They're very informative for the echelon of wheeling you're in. You do you. I'll do me. They'll do them.
     
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  11. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:49 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Love it. Fake headers on a door. Must be super awesome looking when the door is open.
     
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  12. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:57 AM
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    Did OP check to see if he had headers on the other side too? That we we can confirm it’s actually a blown v8. Must be like 2000hp judging from the caltracs.
     
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  13. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    Man it is funny how you can see a taco in the wild and make the call "bet they are on tw" by the generic "build" haha

    The community ain't what it used to be that's for sure. I'm sure some of it is people are just pissier in general this year being cooped up more. To your point I tubbed my firewall and built a tire gate for my spare and put in hours but the only content that didn't get negative feedback was the goddamn Nalgene washer bottle replacement :laugh:

    Clown is a bit harsh. What he says has truth in it in general. In fact I experienced an improvement myself going from a 32 to a 35" tire. I attribute it to more sidewall and lower pressures via chalk testing.
     
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  14. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    I'm gonna change the subject entirely since we are all professionals on shocks/batteries/washer bottles now. Maybe sharing knowledge is too challenging for the modern breed of online human. But we can give it one more shot, this time with no assertiveness since that just wrinkles everyone's panties.

    Anyone with a 5VZ tired of the oil filter location but hesitant to run extra hoses? I've measured, but just pulled the trigger, waiting for shipping now. But I think this will make it a lot easier and out it where it can be reached right in front.

    received_1012284092536249.jpg
     
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  15. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    My 95 Tacoma and 01 4runner use 2 different front sensors
     
  16. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:27 AM
    Running Board Man

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    All that or does is move the oil filter location 90 degrees pretty much?

    I may pick one of those up
     
  17. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    Can I get a banana for scale? Not sure how long that finger is.
     
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  18. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    It’s time to replace the lower spherical bearings on my Kings, has anybody got part numbers for the bearings and misalignment spacers?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    Please keep me/us posted.
     
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  20. Jul 26, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    I've done a mod or two
    Yup, it's pretty much the lowest profile 90° adapter I could dig up that doesn't require removing the oil feed stud
     
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