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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 24, 2021 at 2:52 PM
    unstpible

    unstpible Well-Known Member

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    It was easier to program that x code than I expected. Thanks! Now I've done something to the truck today haha
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  2. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:22 PM
    5280

    5280 old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    Replaced the battery a couple weeks ago and finally cleaned the terminals and added a cover for the negative connection. Woo-hoo.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    That thing looks sexy as!
     
  4. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:46 PM
    AssQuake

    AssQuake Ex Machina

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    as what?!
     
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  5. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:53 PM
    SLAPS 65

    SLAPS 65 Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap..

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    Added a Smurf! I had one of these in every vehicle since my first truck, a 57 Ford f100, my girlfriend got it for me because I play guitar and yes I know he’s playing a bass but whatever, lol.
    I kept moving it to my next vehicle until I forgot to remove it on a sale in or around 92. About a month ago I was thinking about it for some reason and searched EBay for it and there were a few for sale, ordered it up 207F6524-8914-40F2-A713-55F48946817D.jpg and installed today.
     
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  6. Apr 24, 2021 at 6:28 PM
    unstpible

    unstpible Well-Known Member

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    @SLAPS 65 I have a similar rubber ducky. It's at least 10 years old and a little warped from the sun
     
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  7. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:03 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    So I started out installing some seat jackers.

    Then one of the bolts broke off on the front seat. I put a double nut on the back side, and that snapped the bolt, again, on the other side. So the next thing was, to weld on a new head and just turn it out, which meant pulling the carpet.

    And so while I had the carpet out, I cleaned it, and so while that was out, I changed manual tranny gear oil, and transfer case oil. Then I installed sound deadening :laughing:

    Then I didn't install the seat jackers. Productive, I guess? :laughing:

    Anywhere, here's pics:
    dirty_carpet.jpg

    clean.jpg






    And this is why i didn't install the seat jackers - I don't like how this giant pin gets pulled out of the floor. It seems like its there for a reason. So I might have to circle back to that:

    seat_jackers.jpg
     
  8. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:16 PM
    SLAPS 65

    SLAPS 65 Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap..

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    I’m pretty sure it’s just an assembly guide, makes it easier at the factory to align the seats and get the bolts started.
    As far as the simple upgrade that snowballed into a much larger project, been there done that, lol!..
     
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  9. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:18 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm thats a fair point. Something to think about.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2021 at 10:03 PM
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    @0xDEADBEEF
    I'm sure the carpet looks and smells better. Did you notice much of a difference in sound and how's the new chair angle?
    I also thought those pins were just guides for installation.

    And my wife wonders how a 20min job ends up taking 3 days
     
  11. Apr 24, 2021 at 10:27 PM
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    Painted the hood, installed new hood insulation, and literally bolted the grill on. Progress. Now I'm waiting for more parts, lower ball joints, sway bar end links, and ditching the stock super lame front bumper. Aftermarket ones are ridiculously expensive, so I'll be building my own.
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2021 at 11:38 PM
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    Bled the brakes.... holy crap!

    1. LSPV took about 20 minutes, started greenish like algae color and ended near clear (10MM brake line wrench).
    2. Rear pass took 10 minutes, started less greenish algae color and ended near clear (10MM brake line wrench).
    3. Rear driver took 8 minutes, started less greenish algae color and ended near clear (10MM brake line wrench).
    4. Front pass took 5 minutes, started less greenish but within 5 pump/loosen/tighten & repeat, it was nearly clear (5/16 closed end wrench - Tundra calipers).
    5. Front driver took 2 minutes, started less greenish but within 3 pump/loosen/tighten & repeat, it was nearly clear (5/16 closed end wrench - Tundra calipers).

    Simple job but I learned a bit:
    1. its a two person job unless there is a bleeder checkvalve thing (anyone got a link on these?).
    2. buy more than one quart of brake fluid, I used one quart exactly.
    3. light is your friend - used one of these ARB magnetic jobbies

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  13. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:41 AM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    http://www.speedbleeder.com/

    I didn't buy direct from them, think I got mine from summit.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    I haven't gotten around to doing the seat jackers yet. The more I think about it, the more I think they are just guides. Those big boltsl at the back would be what holds it all together in a crash. If I have time I'll get them done this morning, but I'm also going kayaking today so I gotta get that all sorted out first.

    I think road noise is reduced, but I didn't take any measurements. Still can hear plenty engine noise. I've got about 3 hours to drive today so maybe I'll have a better feel for it tonight.

    And yeah its always that one bolt that turns something small into something huge :laughing: I ended up drilling the stupid thing out and then using the die grinder to erase it from existence. There's a new bolt there now.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    OME lift, 4x sliders, Demello rear bumper, custom front bumper, Engo 9000lb winch
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CPCOAM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_KRXZSBZR3YWQBYSXN52E?_encoding=UTF8

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CPCOB6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_CZ03177YPN8861G1ZQ0H?_encoding=UTF8

    I can't recall which is the front and back.

    You could also use a Gatorade bottle with a hole drilled in the cap and a hose stuffed in it. Make a small pin hole in the cap to let it vent. Poor enough fluid into the bottle to cover the tip of the hose. Then push it on to the bleeder nipple and bleed. The air should get pushed into the bottle and on the return stroke pull up fluid.

    I use both the bleeder and the bottle. The bottle keeps it from making a mess.
     
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  16. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:16 AM
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    The brake fluid from O'Reilly's is green in color out the bottle

    They had em at my local autozone
     
  17. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    Lifted the truck yesterday.
    The pic doesn’t do it justice but I’m tired af lol

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  18. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    unstpible Well-Known Member

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    32oz Gatorade bottle and some tubing is my go to brake bleeder method. Chris fix on YouTube has a pretty good video on how to make one and another video detailing how to use it. IMG_20210425_114844.jpg
    Clear hose is recommended but this is what I had on hand
     
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  19. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    unstpible

    unstpible Well-Known Member

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    What lift did you use
     
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  20. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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    Starting the big 3 upgrade, as my negative terms I am broke yesterday. Y’all replace the starter wire? Looks like 2 gauge already? 4C5335AD-C590-40EC-AAFE-821B39C3E443.jpg
     
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