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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 4, 2020 at 5:15 PM
    Vonzipper2

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    New mud flaps all the way around... thanks to TW I was able to get all 4 OEM mud guards w/ brackets for $250 out the door shipped...
     
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  2. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:21 PM
    Vonzipper2

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  3. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:32 PM
    jammer

    jammer 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    OME Coils/Bilstein 5100's front / 5125's rear 105 Amp Denso Alternator
    Installed clear tubing from the ac drain to come out under the frame.

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    Follow up...why didn’t I do this a long time ago?? Works like a champ. I don’t think I ever noticed water coming from the evaporator because it was draining on the frame and pooling on the back skid plate. Now, everywhere I go, I see where it’s marking its territory.

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    Was getting concerned about the hose being so close to the exhaust so I ordered a roll of heat shield sleeving and heat reflective tape.
    The sleeving can be cut to length and is very flexible.

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  4. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:38 PM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    If you decide what you're going to add in the expos, I'd be really interested in what you come up with.

    I'd like to stiffen mine up a bit as well. Also, you're not far. If you need leafs to experiment with... well... I have a couple sets.

    (take offs from some of the mod day lifts we've done here. 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen... I got em all)

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  5. Aug 4, 2020 at 6:09 PM
    Robmonster117

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    Ooh you're collection is way better than mine, we should definitely do some experimenting. I started researching Leaf load design and fell down a rabbit hole. I want to put a little more thought into it rather than just throwing leafs at it and see what it does. I'm going to stop at the scales when I'm fully loaded for camp this week and get a rough estimation of my peak rear axle load weight. Might make for a good DIY thread once I gather more information.
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2020 at 6:11 PM
    Vonzipper2

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    This is pretty genius
     
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  7. Aug 4, 2020 at 6:13 PM
    mechanicjon

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    Cut it at an angle on the back. That way it will draw water out better.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2020 at 8:47 PM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!
    Came home from work and proceeded to:

    Change oil ✔
    Replace air filter ✔
    Check coolant level ✔
    Check trans fluid level ✔
    Top off Tcase (very slight leak) ✔
    Bled brakes ✔
    Replaced Lower Ball Joints ✔
    Replaced Outer Tie Rod Ends ✔
     
  9. Aug 4, 2020 at 8:51 PM
    1997tacomav6

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    Rear axle vent valve?
     
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  10. Aug 4, 2020 at 9:03 PM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Good call but, don't have one. It runs up a hose to a small filter.
     
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  11. Aug 5, 2020 at 4:20 AM
    cynicalrider

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    So you just completely pulled the metal part of the drain out from the outside? Mine keeps clogging even though I just recently cleaned and rebuilt it last year so I can only think it's coming from the outside so I'll likely do this soon. Usually I just take a zip tie and poke it and a cup of water pours out.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2020 at 7:20 AM
    jammer

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    Good Morning........yes, you should just be able to pull it out. Only held in by the friction of the rubber grommet that secures it.
    From what your describing, I'd remove it and use a water based Evaporator Cleaner to spray in to clean out debris, etc.

    I've used this product to clean mine and to clean the coils on the refrigerator in the house. Works great to get rid of any musty odor that may be lurking in the evaporator housing.

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  13. Aug 5, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    Definitely not Tacoma related but a New family wip! Nothing but Toyotas now. Going places! 598416BE-D4DB-41CC-A5F5-2D9E4FD1CD0A.jpg
     
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  14. Aug 5, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    Nice man, we just did the same thing last week. Officially an all Toyota household too.

    Already got a first little hiking trip with it, taking it to go backpacking too. Perfect size for me, the lady, and the dogs

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  15. Aug 5, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    Started building a rear bumper over the weekend.

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    Nice
     
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    Anyone running a 27f battery in the factory spot? Is the positive cable long enough and does the hold down need modified?

    Edit: found quite a bit of info using the search function... :facepalm:
     
  18. Aug 5, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Nice looking bumper!
     
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    I was thinking of pulling the blower and trying to get in there and clean it. Might do it just for sanity's sake even though all the shit in there is only a year old.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    This is how I wish the 4x tube bumper looked... looks great!
     
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