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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. May 21, 2021 at 4:47 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I’ve gotta do the same thing but have been pushing it off ha
     
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  2. May 21, 2021 at 5:50 AM
    1997tacomav6

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

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    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
    No, yes, he said around 1000 for the work but could be more,
    The last time I had the compressor replaced was about 6 years ago 150k miles ago.
    I bought a new compressor for 150-175 and he installed it and a new dryer,
    He changed me 800.00 back then for the install plus dryer, flushing, new fluids etc.
    Bottom line yes it cost me almost 1000.00 out of my pocket.
    This go around my system is still sealed, no leaks and I have easy access to the front off the compressor, so the new parts Lucky were the exact same off the new compressor,
    So my cost this time was the 150-175 or so just because I bought a complete compressor.
    3 hours messing with it and moving the power steering lines and running to the auto parts store and 26.00 for a new AC belt and a 90 degree ring clip grip jaw tool
     
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  3. May 21, 2021 at 6:21 AM
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    Wsidr1 Well-Known Member

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    I've had my Primeweld Cut60 for over 2 yrs now and used it a lot. No issues. Only time I called customer service was on Sunday afternoon of the week I got it. Call was answered immediately. I think the guy was at home, but still got the answer I needed. It's US based support, so no accents to deal with.

    CNC capability and the 3yr warranty was a big reason I bought Primeweld. That includes shipping to/from if you have to send it back for any reason. Everybody else was 2yrs or less w/o shipping included. I figured they must be pretty confident.
     
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  4. May 21, 2021 at 6:44 AM
    1997tacomav6

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

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    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
    If its the clutch or pulley bearing or both like mine its an easy job to do IF you have the parts on hand.
     
  5. May 21, 2021 at 7:27 AM
    1997tacomav6

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

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  6. May 21, 2021 at 9:16 AM
    Logans2001

    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    Well I was greasing up my SPC UBJs the other day and I ended up breaking off the zirc fitting to one of them and now the new grease is oozing back out. I don’t think I need to be worried??

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  7. May 21, 2021 at 10:28 AM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    The joint isn't sealed in general - so from that perspective, you're fine. You should still extract the remainder of the zerk and replace it.

    You can probably reverse engineer the zerk you need to purchase once you extract the threads, or you can email SPC; they have great customer service and replaced a zerk for me when I broke it on the trail. They obviously sent 'the correct one,' hahahaha.
     
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  8. May 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    Changed out to the O'Reilley heavy duty long travel CV axles, replaced both oil seals, replaced my needle bearing with the ECGS version.

    Thanks to @jmferg and @Kristi with a K for the ECGS tools to do that part of the job.

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  9. May 21, 2021 at 6:02 PM
    1997tacomav6

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

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    While you in there replace both the fill and drain plugs with the Lexus hex head plugs

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  10. May 21, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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    Got another back up camera installed, tore the last one out on accident when I was taking the rear bumper off. it comes in handy from time to time.
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  11. May 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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  12. May 21, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Sick of working on this and I have t even been working on it anywhere near as long as my other projects. Only like 15 hours or so maybe?

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    Shocks strapped 1/4” shorter than full droop for when the pack shock unloads. Baggies looking tits.

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    Got those leak tested the other night.

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    Hehehhe.

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  13. May 21, 2021 at 7:49 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    You going to box the stock strike plate those bags are attached to? or even just one side? (i would..)
     
  14. May 21, 2021 at 7:57 PM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Nah considering it’s cut from 3/16” rect tube compared to the what 1/8” stock shit? And even then the stock shit mostly collapsed for 2 reasons. Rust or extremely hard impacts from stock bump rubber or even slightly stiffer like wheelers bumps. With the bags the impact is going to be much more progressive.
     
  15. May 21, 2021 at 8:01 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build

    I'll trade you jobs for an hour or two.

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    Anyone have any tips on getting old vinyl off?

    And yes, actually going to wheel the 1st gen this weekend before it sits for another who knows how many months.
     
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  16. May 21, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    ah didn't know you'd upgraded the mounts. Cool. Should be good then.

    And well..maybe. Idk depends on how heavy you are and how much you drive like an asshat when weighed down I think :laugh: hopefully it works outs.
     
  17. May 21, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    haha funny you post that because I just sold my useless bro bar (black vinyl and dabbing a glare shield were the only things I could think to make it useful) in hopes to find the plasma. Looks like a shit job regardless though.


    meh upgraded... used old metal I had lying around when I extended my frame mounts for the front bumper, same difference. I think I bought like a 6 ft tube and it’s become many uses, from this, to extending the frame mounts twice, to being part of my rear axle seal press tool.

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  18. May 21, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    My new box for the bed just showed up, hoping to get this installed and make a height matching platform for the rest of the bed so I can take my camper shell off this summer. 552342DF-B463-492B-B10C-B8CF7D7232D2.jpg
     
  19. May 21, 2021 at 8:44 PM
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    Washed the windshield. Lol...my poor truck
     
  20. May 21, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    I parked mine in the rain this week. Its "clean."
     
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