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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. Dec 20, 2020 at 6:12 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Too many, See Build

    Best mod ever
     
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  2. Dec 20, 2020 at 6:12 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,Haltech,meth, 695k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 695,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 1.9” pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, 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 Haltech stand alone ECU
    So this should have been an hour job at the most,
    The Amsoil oil bags made this a super clean easy job, just pours in as you tip the bag upside down.
    I ended using the used Amsoil bag and filled them up with the redline and was so simple.
    Bye bye hand pumping the oil into the diffs and transmission.
    Rear differential was easy,
    Transmission was easy
    Tcase was easy,
    Then we had that lower front drain bolt.
    It would not budge,
    Heat didn’t work,
    Pounding on it with a hammer for shock didn’t work,
    Used a 1/2” drive with the Allen key type head,didn’t work,
    It stripped it completely,
    Then tried a 55 torque bit and that stripped it even more.
    Tried drilling into it to use a reverse threaded nut removal tool.
    That didn’t work either.

    What ended up working was a large chisel that I used to cut into the drain plug
    and then used the other side that I grinded flat to use as an impact and a 5 pound hammer.

    WHY WHY would toyota use an Allen type insert key for this plug.

    Lexus makes the exact same drain plug with a bolt style head,

    The top plug on my truck is a different size than the drain plug.
    I think some are the same size top and bottom depending on the year
    Order a Lexus lower drain plug and don’t spend hours trying to remove the old stock drain plug.

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  3. Dec 20, 2020 at 6:14 PM
    nzbrock

    nzbrock Well-Known Member

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    Mine was definitely hydraulic, my ebrake was working perfectly.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2020 at 6:14 PM
    neegdogdig

    neegdogdig Untrained with bad experiences go go go!

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    Thanks man
     
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  5. Dec 20, 2020 at 6:54 PM
    chowwwww

    chowwwww Well-Known Member

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    Billys 5100/Eibach and Wheelers Progressive 1.5 AAL with overload in
    i been needing to do a drain and fill on my tcase, rear diff, and transmission also. Your pics will help me guess how much fluid to buy. Thanks.
     
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  6. Dec 20, 2020 at 7:10 PM
    Running Board Man

    Running Board Man Well-Known Member

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    I just replaced the resonator tube thingy with a stainless steel water bottle using the same rubber bits as stock
     
  7. Dec 20, 2020 at 8:21 PM
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Too many Miss Piggies, not enough Megan Foxes

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    Relentless Fab Front & Rear Bumpers and Skid Plates Bay Area Metal Fab Sliders, Rear Shock Relocation Kit & Bed Rack Total Chaos Fab UCA's, Shock Tower, Spindle & Cam-Tab Gussets ADS Ø2.5's w/Resi's on all four corners. Lots of other stuff...
    What did that cost in total, and where'd you get everything??
     
  8. Dec 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Too many Miss Piggies, not enough Megan Foxes

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    OEM or DIE!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    :luvya:
     
  9. Dec 20, 2020 at 9:07 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Haha oem isn't that much more so I'd probably do that normally.

    But I have a turbo kit to put on so...yeah.
     
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  10. Dec 20, 2020 at 9:28 PM
    CrustyTaco

    CrustyTaco Well-Known Member

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    Here's the parts list. I spent about $520, but I ended up having to replace the tank strap and filler neck hose. The Spectra tank also comes with gaskets, so you don't have to buy the Toyota set unless you prefer OEM.

    Spectra T031C Gas Tank, Rockauto, $260
    Denso 951-0001 Fuel Pump, Rockauto, $74
    Bosch 68021 Fuel Pump Strainer, Rockuauto, $8 (couldn't find the Denso)
    Spectra FNH137 Filler Neck Hose, Rockauto, $14 (Couldn't pull the old one off, so cut and bought new)
    Fuel Tank Strap, Spectra ST318, Rockauto, $54 (mine was rusted and I bent it badly trying to remove one of the clevis pins)

    Gasket, Sending Unit 77169-04010, McGeorge Toyota, $8
    Gasket, Check Valve 77177-33010, McGeorge, $10
    Gasket, Breather Valve 77176-26011, McGeorge, $2

    Fuel Line for Evap System/Charcoal Canister, $24 (you'll need 1/4, 3/8 and 5/16 ID fuel line, it runs about $2/ft)
    Big Evap Hose 77701-04010, Toyota of Louisville, $39
    Evap Hose with different end sizes, 77259-04020, Toyota of Louisville, $27

    These are the only two hoses I wasn't able to replace with generic fuel line:

     
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  11. Dec 20, 2020 at 9:49 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,Haltech,meth, 695k

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    4 quarts redline MT90 were for the transmission and Tcase,
    4 quarts of Amsoil sever gear for the front and rear differential,

    The front crush washers are different than the transmission and Tcase and rear differential.

    You will need 8 crush washers total

    And at least one Lexus drain plug with the nut style headi

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  12. Dec 21, 2020 at 12:43 AM
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    Yes, the whole truck is bedlined.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    How did you mount that roof basket? I came across a basket that is a perfect fit for my Tacoma, same as yours, but I have no rails.
     
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  14. Dec 21, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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  15. Dec 21, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    tymeson Let's ride

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    I bought an 01 T4R transmission for the conversion. Anyone know how I can verify it's from an 01? Need to make sure because it needs to have the electronic valve body, the guy I bought it off of just had it sitting in his shed. 20201219_164209.jpg 20201219_174904.jpg

    Edit: I've read thread but is there any way to tell w/o opening the transmission?
     
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  16. Dec 21, 2020 at 7:15 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Smittybilt brackets ,mount to roof ,gotta drill holes
     
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  17. Dec 21, 2020 at 7:27 AM
    Nicklovin

    Nicklovin Mall Crawlin Through Life

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    What brand and color is that? Looks pretty awesome, thinking about doing it to my truck as well
     
  18. Dec 21, 2020 at 7:38 AM
    burntkat

    burntkat Well-Known Member

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    Don't mind drilling- got a link or part number?
     
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  19. Dec 21, 2020 at 7:39 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Got em on Amazon, look up smittybilt roof brackets, sorry been awhile
     
  20. Dec 21, 2020 at 7:40 AM
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