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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 30, 2020 at 10:18 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries

    Right on man... seems like you're makin big progress.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:19 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Those things don't show any signs of slowing down, hell the starter sounded like it had enough juice to rip itself right off the damn engine.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:21 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Im really enjoying learning more and more while preparing!

    Moving to NC near the Appalachian mountains in December so that's how I finally came up with the excuse to go for it :D
     
  4. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:29 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries

    It's definately worth it for anyone with a little patience and some mechanical know how.

    You'd never be able to sell the truck and buy a comperable 4wd for less than the swap. And my thinking is it's a great way to know a lot more about your truck. I feel like people who want to actually wheel their truck, owe it to themselves to know as much about it as possible.
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:04 AM
    Running Board Man

    Running Board Man Well-Known Member

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    I need to do this but know i wont get further than walmart paint and reinstalling them before drying
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:28 AM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, it just isn't worth it to me to sell it. Too sentimental and I have maintained the entire truck myself and know its history. It is funny trying to explain that to people I know. I normally get responses like "you know they sell trucks that are 4 wheel drive" :rofl:
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:51 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Not perfect but thats going to have to work

    20200731_064507.jpg
     
  8. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:51 AM
    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

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    I bought a battery for a quad I rebuilt from Batt + and it was definitely a rebadged high end battery. I was shocked they wanted so much for a little quad battery, but soon realized how high end it was.
    Batt+ store was just really close, normally wouldn't have spent 80 bucks on a lil batt. But if you don't wanna wait, like I didn't, they get their money
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:53 AM
    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

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    The high gloss look is kinda cool looking man:cool::cool:
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:54 AM
    cruiserguy

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    Do you give em the wide eyes look and yell 'NO WAY ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?'
    :rofl::rofl:o_O:D
     
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  11. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:02 AM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    Yeah, why not drop $40,000 on a truck, pay full coverage insurance, watch your annual registration/tax bill skyrocket? Then you can have a truck that you can barely work on yourself and are scared to have any fun with. Makes sense.

    :evil:
     
  12. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:07 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    Excited to get it running again today and see the red valve covers with it coming soon.
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:26 AM
    Fernando

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    I sold my pre runner for a 4wd. She was a great truck. I dont think i could have done the swap, no patience what so ever. Lol. Reason im glad i did is because the new truck has the v6. That 4cyl was a dog on the hills
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:40 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Has anybody seen the american flag decals for a double cab rear doors? Im looking all over Amazon and ebay with no luck. Maybe get them custom made?

    Got the idea from little critter i believe his screen name is. But his is access cab

    Thanks y'all
     
  15. Jul 31, 2020 at 7:35 AM
    ToyotaDriver

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    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    I was snickering about this too. The second gen thread is better than the the third, but not by much.
     
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  16. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:25 AM
    turbodb

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  17. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    What tool set did you use to swap the bearings? I had to replace a spindle and it's got an older bearing in and I have pretty new ones in my on spindle. Would like to swap it but don't have a press. Looks like you used an impact so curious to know what you did there.
     
  18. Jul 31, 2020 at 3:31 PM
    JoeyWales

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    Pulled all the plastic and prepped the bed for monstaliner tomorrow. Very excited to finally have all this finished. Attached photos for the hell of it

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    Kind of looks cool without the flares
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2020 at 3:37 PM
    JoeyWales

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    They may be more comfortable to drive and ride but damn I love our simplicity and durability (and looks).
     
  20. Jul 31, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    Anyone got any good retrofit kit suggestions for headlight upgrade?
     

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