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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 10:27 PM
    LanceRN

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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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  2. Apr 24, 2021 at 11:38 PM
    Yetimetchkangmi

    Yetimetchkangmi Well-Known Member

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    ARB front locker, Custom high clearance rear bumper, Custom plate front bumper, mile marker winch PE8, safari snorkel, Deck Plate Mod Fox 2.5 rr DSC, Camburg UCA, squeaky Dakar leafs, 5125 10" and custom 7.5" shackles, thee finest PNW pinstripes, MT-R, Nissan crew cab roof rack??? wtf is that about??? Allpro skids, Rigid duallys President McKinley CB with PA Recaro SRD with Wedge Engineering Morimoto retrofits Champion Rad Tundra brakes
    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

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. 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.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:18 AM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Greasy Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    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.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:47 AM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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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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  6. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:16 AM
    Running Board Man

    Running Board Man Well-Known Member

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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
     
  7. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:53 AM
    Eddietech

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    Lifted the truck yesterday.
    The pic doesn’t do it justice but I’m tired af lol

    C35EC5E0-6791-4055-B9BB-399C3239AE85.jpg
     
  8. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:16 PM
    unstpible

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    Bilstein 6112's (600lb spring) All Pro UCA All Pro standard 3" leaf springs Bilstein 5100's
    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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  9. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    unstpible

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    Bilstein 6112's (600lb spring) All Pro UCA All Pro standard 3" leaf springs Bilstein 5100's
    What lift did you use
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:14 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.
    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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  11. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:42 PM
    Eddietech

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    I actually used Bilstein 5100s for the front that were designed for the tundra. The reason for this is because it gives you additional notches to increase height. I believe there are 4, I went the highest possible.
    The coil was the original Tacoma replacement, mine were new so I ended up keeping them but you can upgrade if needed.
    The rear is a add a leaf as well as a Bilstein 5100 designed for Tacoma year and model.

    Budget lift cost me less than $500
     
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  12. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:55 PM
    Bolt Head

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    Glue? Double-sided tape?
     
  13. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:41 PM
    SLAPS 65

    SLAPS 65 Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap..

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    Little dab of black RTV and purposely didn’t clean the shine off the dash, pops rite off if I want to move it.
     
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  14. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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    Took the dog box out so I could move home in a couple weeks.


    I also lost a blinker housing at some point this weekend, what’s everyone doing to move them up into the marker light housing?
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  15. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:31 PM
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    Scored this leer shell today, was/is absolutely filthy from sitting under a lean to for 4 years but i cant complain for the price.
    Clear coat is in bad shape so I dont feel bad about repainting it
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  16. Apr 25, 2021 at 4:07 PM
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    Anybody that installed Doug theory headers. We’re you able to get a torque wrench to all the nuts, especially on the driver side?
     
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  17. Apr 25, 2021 at 4:48 PM
    Taco2021LB

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    New to me rear bumper. Made by STOUT Equipment. (No longer in business)
    This bumper is stout. No pun intended.
    The Shackle brackets are 1-1/4" thick, 1" Eyes

    It still needs a little tweaking, then I'll figure out the lights and license plate.
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Apr 25, 2021 at 4:59 PM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Almost 300k! Doug Thorley headers magnaflow cats & cat-back airaid intake tube color matched grille and mirrors front icon coilovers rear icon absorbers with deaver leafs total chaos upper control arms fj trail team wheels with 265/75r16 cooper discoverer st maxx Soon to be built engine with supercharger soon to be built a340f
    Nope... just did it by feel and never had a leak in 4 years.
     
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  19. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:03 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Unknown Member

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    Have you driven your Tacoma in the last 4 years though
     
  20. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:04 PM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Almost 300k! Doug Thorley headers magnaflow cats & cat-back airaid intake tube color matched grille and mirrors front icon coilovers rear icon absorbers with deaver leafs total chaos upper control arms fj trail team wheels with 265/75r16 cooper discoverer st maxx Soon to be built engine with supercharger soon to be built a340f
    No. It held up till I tore it apart. That’s what I was implying
     
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