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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 25, 2021 at 7:26 PM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    Big 3 complete! Still need to get in there and do the engine to firewall ground, but I’ll get that tomorrow. 0D84A0C7-75C2-4696-A328-BEC730CFB569.jpg
     
  2. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:58 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    Nice. What was the final ish length of wire needed? I've got a new alternator, but want to upgrade the wire if I've got it all apart anyway.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:17 PM
    Dan8906

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    Maybe 3’ of red 3’ of black. Still want to do the engine block to firewall tho so I’m not sure what that will be. I ordered 10’ of each, and I’ll be giving to a buddy to do his big 3.
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    Yeah I currently have the deaver 3 leaf aal. They ride great only problem is they dont hold weight at all. Just ordered some alcans because of that. If your not planning on carrying much weight though I would recommend them.
     
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  5. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:18 PM
    JKO1998

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    now go
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:24 PM
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    Everywhere else i see the deaver 3 leaf aal, but headstrong has a single leaf thats caught my eye. I guess ill call them in the morning about that for some more info
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:27 PM
    Abeyancer

    Abeyancer Not so secret, secret van guy

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    What gauge of wire did you go with? And you've got the V6 correct?
     
  8. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:38 PM
    Dan8906

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    2gauge, and yes V6 auto.
    10 gauge from battery - to the fender
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:40 PM
    Abeyancer

    Abeyancer Not so secret, secret van guy

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    Thanks!

    Ive got the 4 banger so my lengths are different, but I got a couple guys wanting me to make em for their v6s... You said about 3 feet, if I made em exactly 3 would it be too long?
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:47 PM
    Dan8906

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    Probably, just measured red positive I used 3’-2” from alt to fuse box and black negative I used 2’-7” and like 6” of 10 gauge
     
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  11. Apr 25, 2021 at 9:21 PM
    Abeyancer

    Abeyancer Not so secret, secret van guy

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    You're amazing, thank you
     
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  12. Apr 25, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    wait you only have 1 ground right now? Going to the fender? You should really run a ground to the block, the stock location is just below the oil filter. Frame is a good one as well, can do it right below the battery.
     
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  13. Apr 25, 2021 at 10:26 PM
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    Looks like I need to look into this big 3. The ground going to my fender looks pretty freaking sad. Is there a thread on this big 3 that I should have already read by now?
     
  14. Apr 25, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    ... Fitted a CL Softopper score! Came off a 2010, so I had to adjust it a touch, and I bought a set of generic shell clamps to convert the "utility track" clamps to "standard clamps". 4 months old and a bit under half price due to a separating back window (upper left corner). No problem for me, I would have replaced the rear with tinted as my primary anyway, and some well placed black duct tape will make this plenty serviceable in the mean time as I wait through the 10+ day line at softopper (good for them!)
    *Just noticed I only buttoned the corners of the sides, believe me it's lovely all buttoned up :)
    PXL_20210426_031812720.jpg PXL_20210426_032001091.jpg
     
  15. Apr 26, 2021 at 1:36 AM
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    Decided to hold off on a camper shell, cant decide if I want a hard top or soft top, and I am quite annoyed at how hard it is and expensive to source parts for camper shells, seems like a racket.

    Spent the money instead on RIMS :yay:

    IMG_20210425_214502_782.jpg
     
  16. Apr 26, 2021 at 4:20 AM
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    Fernando Hammerdown

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    I want those for my 4runner!
     
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  17. Apr 26, 2021 at 5:15 AM
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    I used this, it worked great Allstar Performance ALL11017 Bleeder Bottle with Magnet and Check Valve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F9XHVKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_2kK7tOtlU4lFn
     
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  18. Apr 26, 2021 at 7:42 AM
    56killa

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    The matte colored gunmetal ones are pretty sweet. I was originally gonna get those but the gloss seemed like a better match for a 1st gen. The rim options on the latest gen 4runner are all pretty dope though, even the non TRD ones like the offroad wheels
     
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  19. Apr 26, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    I ran that ground to the block as well. Definitely wouldn’t have left that out.
     
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  20. Apr 26, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    Sventastic The more I fix, the more I love this truck. WTF?

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    Today I am spending money. And a few days ago as well. Upcoming- Alternator replacement, adding my aal to my OME Dakars, replacing front and rear shocks, upper and lower ball joints. Probably doing CV boots as well. That should keep me busy for a couple days once the parts show up!
     
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