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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 20, 2021 at 3:08 PM
    BYJOSHCOOK

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    I used the energy suspension ones and haven't had an issue since I replaced them about 3.5-4 years ago
     
  2. Apr 20, 2021 at 3:10 PM
    Digiratus

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    2002 XtraCab TRD 4x4 v6 Auto Trans With Lots of Mods ADS COs w/Compression Adjusters Camburg Uniball UCAs Whiteline Lower Control Arm Bushings Kartek 7" Limit Straps Plastics Guy Front Bumpstops Custom Alcan Springs +800 lbs +3" ADS 10" Stroke Triple Bypass w/Resi Rear Shocks Custom Rear Shock Relocate All-Pro U-bolt Flip w/Timbren Bumpstops 4.88 Nitro Gears ARB Front Locker ARB Twin Compressor Gunmetal 16x8 SCS Ray10s 255/85r16 Maxxis Bighorns Limited Edition (Relentless) Elite Front Bumper Smittybilt X2O 10K Winch Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport Selective Yellow Fog Lights in the Bumper Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro 4,000K Driving Lights on the Bumper Mini D2S Projectors XB35 Ballasts + 4500K Bulbs Badland Sliders FrankenFab Tire Carrier Swingout bumper w/kitchen BudBuilt Front & Bellypan Skids BAMF Rear Diff Skid Whynter 65 qt. Fridge/Freezer CVT Mt Bachelor RTT Badland Custom Bed Rack GM 140 amp alternator Dual Northstar 24F AGM batteries BlueSea 7622 ML-ACR Battery controller Peak DBI Dual Battery Voltage Monitor Doug Thorley Headers Magnaflow 18" Muffler w/upstream CAT delete 13WL Brake Calipers Braided Steel Brake Lines AFE Pro Dry S air filter ScanGauge II OBDII Scanner Kenwood TM-71A Dual Band Ham Radio Larson 70CM/2M Antenna Uniden 520xl CB radio 3' Firestik Adjustable tip antenna Pioneer DEH-P9400BH HU Alpine Amps & Type R components (F) and coaxials (R) Wet Okole Seat Covers Weathertech Digital Liners Deck Plate Mod 1" Diff Drop Carrier Bearing Drop
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    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Not arguing that. Just clarifying if that was the Joe Rogan route
     
  4. Apr 20, 2021 at 3:13 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

    I think he ment am I looking to move to Texas.


    The answer to that question is absolutely, positively, wholeheartedly... not a chance in hell.
     
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  5. Apr 20, 2021 at 3:13 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    Yep, just found myself on the same page. :thumbsup:

    I wonder if I should put in red. Really though, I'm not that hip. I'll just do the boring black.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2021 at 3:16 PM
    Digiratus

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    One more trip to Owyhee and it'll all be brown. :laugh:
     
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  7. Apr 20, 2021 at 3:59 PM
    Blackdawg

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    Yeah they are different.

    Get a TC kit if you can. I thought the ES kit bushings were weak as hell compared to the TC bushings I was replacing with the ES ones. So much so I kept two of the TC ones in there.

    I also think I have made an 01-04 kit fit Frank rack before. But was so long ago i don't remember how.
     
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  8. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:06 PM
    Reh5108

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    Suppose I'll give the tc ones a try before going to something else. Not impressed by the ES bushings.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:11 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    I didn't even know that ES made rack bushings. I thought TC were the only ones that did. Interesting
     
  10. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:39 PM
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    I actually saw one of these go airborne once on an interstate highway in Georgia. Miracle it didn't hit another vehicle, but the kayak was totally destroyed. I was amazed at how high it went before crashing into the pavement on the side of the road.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:51 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Greasy Member

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    Good to know :laughing:

    They don't weigh much, if you don't strap them down there's no reason they won't take off.
     
  13. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:06 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Yeah I thought they were pretty soft really. The tc ones are much stiffer.

    Wouldn't bother with em.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:18 PM
    Dan8906

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    I have ES, my second pair. Are TC the way to go? The ES don’t last very long
     
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  15. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:20 PM
    Dan8906

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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Imo yes. Much better.
     
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    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    That will be my next set!

    @betterbuckleup remind me!!!
     
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  19. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:38 PM
    JKO1998

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    Are the Sonora bushings still the ones to go with?

    To the people that have used them
     
  20. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:58 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

    I just used the part number people said would fit, and they did. Not sure what make/model they were actually listed for. But now they list them for our trucks.
     

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