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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. Aug 2, 2020 at 5:37 PM
    malburg114

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  2. Aug 2, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    I would think that tire size also has a role on how easily you can fret/strip the T-case input shaft too. 33's/34's would put a lot less of a load on the connections versus say 37's.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    It happend on 33s. It has nothing to do with stress, fretting is two surfaces rubbing against each other like splines.
     
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  4. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    Dang. Well I take back what I said in that case
     
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  5. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:01 PM
    slander

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    You dont even need a cross member, just run it with the factory trans mount. I did that the entire time I was IFS with my doubler. Worked great!
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Mine happend almost a year to the day after I installed it, it was most likely installation error on my part. This was 2007/2008 and there was ZERO info on installing these anywhere. Like I said others have had good luck, I lost all confidence after that for mine.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:06 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    Gotcha. If there's anything I've learned from the crawlbox BS thread, it's to use shit loads of anti-seize on splined connections.
     
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  8. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:09 PM
    slander

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    Yea I found that out after mine blew up and I made it my lifes mission to plaster that info all over the internet.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    How I’d love to swap a 5 speed into my double cab.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:26 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    Do it! It's really not that hard, mostly just time consuming. @osterhagen has a great swap thread.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    Shouldn't bee too hard. Worst part would be wrestling it out from under the truck.

    I know it is an unpopular opinion but I am happy with how it is running with stock gears on 35s. I haven't really crawled it yet and that is where I suspect it's weakness will be. Generally I just cruise two tracks and dirt roads so it's been great at that. Had this been on the auto I would've wanted to burn it to the ground ten times over by now.
     
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  12. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    out of curiosity (forgive me if this has been mentioned somewhere already) what gear ratio are you running?
     
  13. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    4.10. sits at 2800 rpm at 80. Right in the power.
     
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  14. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    ok, how's the power with 35s and stock gears? i'm running 285s and haven't felt a particular need to re-gear, plus at 80 i'm at almost 3100 RPMs. truck's much happier at 75 and 2800. trying to get this figured out as re-gearing has crossed my mind and in 10 days i'm moving to a state where the actual speed limit is 80.
     
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    If I could find the proper parts, I totally would. I need to write down the proper parts list and really start looking and collecting. Finding the proper ECU is what I’m expecting to be the hardest part.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Parts hunting is never easy. I waited 5 or so years for a decent local deal to pop up, but I was really only looking in here. I ended up just buying an ecu off eBay, wasn't cheap, but worked.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Same.

    I’m still trying to bribe @osterhagen to road trip to Colorado...
     
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  18. Aug 2, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    It’s extremely easy. You don’t need an ECU or wiring harness.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2020 at 7:56 PM
    Fernando

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    So atlas? Thats the tranny right?

    Idk...thats why i was asking. Got some cash burning a hole in my pocket
     

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