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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. Apr 10, 2021 at 9:31 AM
    DawsonDestroyer

    DawsonDestroyer Well-Known Member

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    Repainted the rear flares the other day to match the glass up front, kinda :rofl:

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  2. Apr 10, 2021 at 9:47 AM
    Dan8906

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    CBI sliders, ADS extend travel with compression adjuster coil overs, 9” Bilstein 5125 rear shocks, Icon Tubular UCA, Alcan custom leafs, All Pro Apex bumper and skids, NWTI rear diy bumper, 295/70/17 Cooper St Maxxs and nitro 4.88s.
    So I’m gearing up to do the Big 3 upgrade and here’s my plan and materials:

    Big 3 upgrade:
    (2.0 gauge wire)
    Alt + to battery +
    Battery - to frame
    Battery - to engine ground

    EWCS 2 Gauge Premium Extra Flexible Welding Cable 600 Volt Combo Pack - Black+Red - 10 Feet of Each Color - Made in The USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0167K7DO2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_80PT6NM3S39ZDMX054JJ?_encoding=UTF8

    Fastronix Military Spec Battery Terminal Top Post Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X36RILW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_0CWWC1NT0ADG3GWRZFXG


    Charging upgrade:
    Denso 210-0461 alternator
    MK3 MINI BLADE 7.5A(might not need with new alternator)

    wondering if anyone has feedback or suggestions to improve this? For those have done it, is 10’ of red and black enough?
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2021 at 9:57 AM
    vonellis

    vonellis Well-Known Member

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    Some and some more
  4. Apr 10, 2021 at 2:47 PM
    BenCO

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    New front bumper, skid plate and a winch.

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  5. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:30 PM
    Taco2021LB

    Taco2021LB Well-Known Member

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    OME 882 Dakars Falken 235/85R16s
    Nice, proportionate size.
    Fits it well. ?
    On my list as well.
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:31 PM
    eon_blue

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    That's the All Pro Apex bumper
     
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  7. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:34 PM
    BenCO

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    All pro apex. I have wanted it for several years but i already had a bumper. Adding the winch is what finally caused me to pull the trigger.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:35 PM
    eon_blue

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    It's a sharp looking bumper, I have it as well. Just wish you could run other skids with it besides the All Pro one
     
  9. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:40 PM
    BenCO

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    Completely agree. Do you have a winch? Placing that solenoid was an absolute pain in the ass. I really should have gotten something i could have relocated it better with. I have it bolted up inside the bumper and it works, but it's less than ideal.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:41 PM
    Taco2021LB

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    I was searching with the AP designation, and found it, right after I asked the question!! It fits the 1st gen well.
     
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  11. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:46 PM
    eon_blue

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    I haven't added a winch yet, on the list... In fact I need to remove the bumper and give it some TLC paint wise, when I do that I'll definitely add the winch then. Installing that bumper by myself was a huge pain in the ass lol.
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:47 PM
    Taco2021LB

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    I bet it is/was!!
    I want Rock Sliders, more than a bumper and/or winch at the moment.
     
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  13. Apr 10, 2021 at 5:13 PM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I dig it. Always considered adding all4offroads Toyota rock lights as additional signals in addition to what’s in the corners already. Never pulled the trigger though.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2021 at 6:29 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Might as well replace the positive to the starter while you're doing it. They're all in one harness.

    I did mine myself just be taking off the stock starter harness and basing it off that. Pretty easy to copy.

    Also replaced the engine to firewall ground, but that's probably not at all necessary.
     
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  15. Apr 10, 2021 at 8:02 PM
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    Had 529s installed this week. What a difference!
     
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  16. Apr 10, 2021 at 10:03 PM
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    Jealous. I wish I woulda went 5.29s and not 4.88s
     
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  17. Apr 10, 2021 at 10:36 PM
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    Compared to what?
    What's apparent that's better?
    I'm running 32's
     
  18. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:41 AM
    Fernando

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    Too many, See Build
    :annoyed::frusty:

    Me too
     
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  19. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    Truck had 4.10s and is an automatic. I’m running just over 32s 255/80r17 (they’re not a full 33) it holds overdrive now on hills and doesn’t hunt for gears on the interstate. RPMs are way up, I think it was near 2500 at 65. Still breaking them in and taking it easy but acceleration is much improved. Pretty sure my fuel mileage has improved but Speedo is off now so I’ll have to run some calculations off the gps. Speedo reads 15 miles over at 65 and because of this it appears to gain about .1-.2 miles per actual mile. Need to read up on how to recalibrate.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:56 AM
    Poncate

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    I see you’re in WA. I had it done at Just Differentials in Cashmere. Heading home it handled the hills out of Wenatchee like a champ!
     

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