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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 12, 2021 at 7:39 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I started building an electrical hub for the truck to replace the old setup I had in the tool box. It won't be as elegant as the tool box setup (switches were much easier to see and access with that setup) but it should work fine, and having USB outlets that are always hot in the bed of the truck (with the flip of a switch of course) will be much nicer when the devices start dying at camp and I don't need to turn the trucks ignition on just to charge the damn phone. Right now this will be hooked up to the main battery but it will eventually get hooked up to the AUX when I go duals.

    Old setup:

    [​IMG]IMG_2068 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    New:

    [​IMG]Untitled by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Michael Halat, on Flickr


    ^^ That's a video, Flickr doesn't really let you know you can click it and watch.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2021 at 8:39 AM
    Poncate

    Poncate Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice!
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2021 at 8:02 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries

    Best thing ever for relocating (replacing) the solenoids.

    Half the size of the quad solinoid box.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OV6JKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_z8FhnC2O6PXos

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    It was especially good when I got it for around 70 bucks on an Amazon Warehouse deal :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Apr 12, 2021 at 8:45 PM
    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.
    Made a slider adapter of my hi lift, need to drill a hole for a pin and then paint it still. 39D0B045-5BF6-4C1F-A1F0-B1D4F8E1B974.jpg
     
  5. Apr 12, 2021 at 9:24 PM
    Godzilla619

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    What AUX lights are those? look good!
     
  6. Apr 12, 2021 at 9:27 PM
    MC180

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    We made big progress on the camping/road trip setup this weekend! The bed frame is pretty simple, but practical in that the rear support fits between the wheel wells, allowing the whole setup to be pulled out in minutes without any awkward tilting or lifting.

    Instead of trying to build in a drawer, we opted to split the bed platform into three panels which can be lifted and slid out of the way to access storage underneath.



    A full size memory foam mattress topper fit great with only a small amount of trimming.

    My girlfriend took on the crazy task of tying a cargo net from scratch as the Amazon net was way too big and she really wanted to see that idea through, that turned out great as well!

    All that's left to do is finish the curtains, get the roof rack sorted (long story :bananadead:) and we're ready for our shakedown trip of a week camping in the UP at the beginning of next month!
     
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  7. Apr 12, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    Loaded out. Maiden voyage . made it to Idaho Oregon tomorrow . 31ACE281-ABC4-4BD8-852D-58D303144B87.jpg9EFF869F-486B-4B3A-B70A-B08998DDAB35.jpg
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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  9. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:48 AM
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  10. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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    What wall thickness steel did you go with ?
     
  11. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:14 AM
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    .125" Wall, not to sure on what it is beyond that. The original plan was to build the whole thing out of wood, but when we showed up at my gf's dad's shop to cut everything he went all dad mode "I can design this better" :welder: haha.
    I'm glad he did, the whole thing isn't too heavy, and it's definitely sturdy enough. The steel we used was what he already had lying around the shop for other projects, so I didn't ask any questions when he offered to to trade the 2x4's we brought and help opening the pool for the steel we'd end up using :). This was my first time meeting him, I think such a generous deal is a good sign :rofl:
     
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  12. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:54 AM
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    ADS coilovers, 10'' ADS shocks, All Pro Standard Leafs, TRD Supercharger, URD 7th Injector, URD 2.2'' pulley, Method NV wheels, Copper Discoverer STT Pro tires, ECGS 4:56 gears, custom steel tube bumper, custom steel skid plate, Columbia Overland dual battery kit, and many more...
    Where to in Oregon?
     
  13. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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  14. Apr 13, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    I think I’ve finally found an acceptable location for my cell phone. I bought a wireless charging phone mount back when I had my ’05 Gen 2 Taco and I hated the two mounting options that it came with. The CD mount was not very ridged and the phone obscured my aftermarket stereo controls. The AC-vent mounting option was even worse. I couldn’t get that to even mount correctly.

    When I bought my ’03 PreRunner I could make the AC-vent work but it wasn’t very rigid, would work itself loose over time, and the phone blocked some of my climate control and stereo buttons.

    What I ended up doing was buying a mount (non-charging) that attaches to one of the cup holders. I rarely use the larger cupholders nearest the dash so I gambled that I could removed the phone holder from the mount and that the socket & ball sizes would be compatible. IT WAS!! So now I’m using the base and stalk from the newer one with the charging phone holder section from the older one and it’s perfect! It’s more rigid than the other options and the phone location doesn’t obscure anything. I can still access my shifter, e-brake, and controls. It’s also far enough from my leg to not be a problem and best of all I can rest my arm on my thigh and it puts my fingers right at the phone surface.

    Original CD or AC-Vent mount with wireless charging link:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082XWN4J1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8

    Cup Holder Non-charging mount:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083Z7FW7R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8

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  15. Apr 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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  16. Apr 13, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    My new to me 2002....120,000 miles. What I've done in the last 2 weeks since purchase???
    Replaced timing belt, all belts, A/C compressor, pulleys, water pump, etc.
    Repaired faulty SS airbag module.
    Epoxy painted spare tire wheel, spare tire carrier, and rear axle.
    Repainted AL wheels back to silver.

    Next up:
    Valve cover gasket replacement + coils, spark plugs and spark plug wires.
    Replace rear springs and shocks

    Mid term:
    Repaint (it's a clean truck but has some scratches and dings I want removed)
    New tires (current ones are new but I want something a little more aggressive)
    Possibly new wheels (thinking 2002 era 4 Runner or T100 wheels - Aluminum)
     
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  17. Apr 13, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    For the people that have the occasional hook up with P0420 code,

    Does it seem to pop up more when you’re just cruising around 2 tracks on the mountain than it does normal highway/freeway miles?

    Had it pop up twice over the weekend, I hadn’t have to delete for a couple week prior.
     
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  18. Apr 13, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    Bend right now gonna push to the Newport area for a couple of days .40927CB2-5458-467C-BD74-0BF30FBD95FF.jpg
     
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  19. Apr 13, 2021 at 5:44 PM
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    While waiting for more speed parts to show up I fixed my winch fairlead after Hells Revenge decided my brakes were not worthy. Some hammer and booger welds and it's good enough.
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    And now my shitty built winch isn't spooling in or out. Yay.
     
  20. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    Time to Upgrade to a HF Apex
     

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