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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 18, 2021 at 6:17 PM
    RandyO

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    Finally installed the bed tool box and bug deflector. I was worried that box would look too big but once I set it into place and eyeballed it I think it will do. The bug deflector detracts a little from that beautiful '03 Taco's front curves & lines but I don't want any more little paint chips.


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  2. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:27 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    My CV boot on my driver side has been torn for months. Figured now was a good time before we start hitting the trails a lot.
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:41 PM
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    Vacuum leak between the s/c and the manifold. Took it off and it was splitting.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:06 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Define splitting. Because it should be two separate pieces. It's multi layered. Or was it cracked somewhere else?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:09 PM
    m3bassman

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    Nothing else was obvious so I'm assuming some dirt or otherwise got between the two layers. Had a noise and starter fluid confirmed the leak at the front of the motor at the gasket.
     
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  6. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:13 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    bummer. Well hopefully a new one helps!
     
  7. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:17 PM
    m3bassman

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    Between that, the new vacuum lines and the new pulley I hope to have it running better. It did well in Moab even of it was waaaay lean. The 3.4 took some abuse! Thanks!
     
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  8. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:59 PM
    drr

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    Ah, is that the potential culprit? I wonder if that was making the high pitched squealing at high vacuum.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:27 PM
    m3bassman

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    I believe it is one of them. It has a new pulley and silicon vacuum lines on it now so it's hopefully one of the few remaining pieces. Starter fluid in the valley was very telling.
     
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  10. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:01 PM
    Fernando

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    Amen.... If only someone had told me that
     
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  11. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:12 PM
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    How does that SC handle off road? I've always wondered how it handles slow speed and low RPM's
     
  12. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:23 PM
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    I put the new 6112's through a little trail ride today. I'm pleased at how they soak up the the dips and rocks. Still waiting for the 5160's for the rear so I can't judge the overall lift ride quality just yet.

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  13. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:34 PM
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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
    Along with the CVs, adjusted driver side coilover (taco lean developed after the coils settled)

    Two full turns of the collar did the trick.

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    Re-welded the stinking bracket that came off with the skid plate.
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    And burned in a set of @eimkeith shock tower reinforcement plates.
     
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    These worked really well when we rebooted our CVs.

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  15. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:03 PM
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    I had a good weekend as well. Got Igor back on all 4 wheels and drove him around after cranking the coils just a turn and a half. Helped with the stink bug stance when unloaded a bit. New oil as well. Front end looked good otherwise.


    On the little truck, got a new air filter and oil too. Plus spent some time while waiting for the oil to drain(Man the Fumoto valve thing is nice, but wow is it sloooow) I replace a blinker and the marker lights. Got the two trigger wires for the SP9100 tapped to the markers and the high beams. And fabbed up a little bracket for the S1 switchback relays for the fog lights and ditch lights. Progress. Almost ready to finish this up and have some nice lights to go.
     
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  16. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:44 PM
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    All the tools I used are in this write-up: How-to: Rebooting a Tacoma CV Axle

    I had to buy two tools for this job, and I've been extremely happy with each of them:

    Edit: LOL, Mike beat me to it. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Apr 19, 2021 at 1:56 AM
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    i don't sorry. i tried looking for the invoice last night. call your dealer and explain to them what part you want and what year truck it is. They couldn't find it through the parts diagrams (via a vin search) but after about 10 minutes of stumbling they found it. Supposedly, those parts were listed as discontinued for my 04 but he found them from another application that was identical.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    You don't even know it is there.
     
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  19. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:53 AM
    Fernando

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    @joemauma had a 1st gen on 40s or 42s with a SC. Maybe he can chime in too.

    I wouldnt mind a SC on the 4runner as my DD :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    During low vac/low throttle operation, theres a bypass valve that stays open. This keeps you out of boost, negligible parasitic loss and more efficient until you need the power. Need to get out of the way/over something real quick though? A quick stab of the pedal and its instant torque!

    Edit: I can drive around all day without ever going into boost (driving like a grandma) if I want to, hard not to listen to that whine though! Mine was my daily for 8 years before I finally got other vehicles, but its still my daily about half the week.
     
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