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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 7, 2020 at 11:25 AM
    JoeyWales

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    Luckily my state doesn’t require emissions. But it’s still a nuisance to see the light. Honestly, I’m not surprised. Between the rust and exhaust leaks, it needed to be done anyway. I’m thinking magnaflow cats. Seems people have had some pretty good luck with them.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Yeah when I got the intermittent P0420 I needed to replace the front cat, ended up just replacing front and rear with Magnaflows. That was almost 4 years ago now and they are still going strong. Way cheaper than OEM and probably won't last as long, but it's hard to bite the bullet on the price of OEM cats. Especially if you don't need them in your state.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2020 at 11:28 AM
    MattJakobs

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    @anyone else running Solo Stock Length Lowers

    Any word on replacing bushings from Solo? Was planned on throwing on some Cam Eliminator Plates and figured I'd replace the bushings while down there.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    I just got new ones. They should be able to send you some if you want, just give them a ring.

    Though if your doing solid lower mounts(which i assume means you have heim adjustable uppers now) then I'd look at getting some Derlin bushings.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2020 at 11:59 AM
    MattJakobs

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    Price? Get them to you pretty quick?

    What Delrin bushings are you speaking of? I've got uniball uppers, bushing sleeves on the ends though.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:09 PM
    MattJakobs

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    And another question. Ever consider adding a zertz insert?
     
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  7. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:15 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I'm going to add zerks next time I pull them out. I messed up by not adding them from the start, but didn't want to drill into my brand new arms. IMO, they really should come with them.

    Haven't messed with replacing the bushings yet.
     
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  8. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    JoeyWales

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    Are they stainless? If so, do they still decent and not rusted?
     
  9. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:43 PM
    Blackdawg

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    Like 80 bucks? or 60?

    Delrin is WAY harder than Poly is all. If you solid mount the lowers then you want to eliminate play in the bushings. This is because the bolts will just be straight, they don't need to twist bushings as the alignment will be done with the Uppers.


    You can NOT solid mount the lower without a heim upper adjustable UCA. As in the mounts are heim joints that screw in and out. This is because if you solid mount the lowers and use a standard UCA you have literally not way to adjust for an alignment.

    So no Heim UCAs, No solid lowers.

    @austinmtb is going through this process now. This is also a very popular mod on 2nd gens more so than 1sts. He is making his own UCAs I think and he got Derlin bushings from somewhere for his Solos.


    Solo is way understaffed right now. but they are busting ass as best they can. It took a while but they go to it. Think Carl told me they were operating at 25% staff...

    YES! it is one of my biggest complaints. my LT kit LCAs have them. Not sure why these don't. I was planning on doing it but I ran out of time and just had to get it back together. The thickness of the wall for the mounts though is HUGE. Like twice as thick as my LT kit ones. So maybe a zert won't clear.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    Mine are permanently covered in cooked on dirt lol. Rust isn't really an issue where I'm at
     
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  11. Aug 7, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Lucky you. No salt here, but it’s always humid and a chance of rain.
     
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    Ah thanks for the education ! Noob forever :) Any specific procedures on rinsing the strainer?
     
  13. Aug 7, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    The 02 whines in first gear. I’ve noticed a lot of Tacoma’s do it with the a340. My 01 never did though
     
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    Has anyone seen a side by side or know the answer to whether the new gloss grey wheels (PTR20-35110-G4) are lighter in color than the matte grey version? Or are they simply just a gloss version without the red TRD lettering?
     
  15. Aug 7, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    Just rinse it reverse of the flow with some transmission fluid. There shouldn't be much of anything on it. You may see a grey haze on it that should pretty much go away once you rinse it.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    Sweet thanks!
     
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    Tried to do some proactive maintenance and made things much worse. I noticed my clutch fluid was very dark a week ago and decided to do a flush. My flush involved putting new fluid in the reservoir and cracking the slave cylinder bleeder to drain into a 20oz bottle, I did this until the fluid ran clear. I believe I introduced air into the system and now I'm having trouble fully actuating the clutch to get out of gear.

    [Edit]. After taking some videos, I've found that the slave cylinder does not consistently hold pressure. I can press the clutch pedal and on some attempts the slave cylinder stays extended, on others it slowly retracts and after a second or two the clutch is no longer disengaged. Does this sound like I still have air in the system, or do I have a failing slave cylinder?
     
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  18. Aug 7, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    I can feel my colon shaking from all that protein. Fuckin jelly man, enjoy it
     
  20. Aug 7, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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