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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. May 3, 2021 at 7:49 PM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 Well-Known Member

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    60$ Per barrel of crude keeps my friends and family employed, so I can’t say I mind too much, not that bad here yet.
     
  2. May 3, 2021 at 7:53 PM
    Locot@co

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    Spoke to another Tacoma owner today (4 door automatic 4x2) and he’s looking to downsize to a 5 lug stick shift just for the gas savings ironically enough

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  3. May 3, 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    m3bassman Well-Known Member

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    I dig the sticker. Put a more subtle one on mine to remind me to only put in 91 octane :laugh:
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  4. May 3, 2021 at 8:31 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Installed the new next generation RUTHENIEM type Spark plugs today.
    Engine definitely runs smoother.
    They make a turbo-supercharger style and regular style.
    The new RUTHENIEM type plugs have an impressive improvement over the older plugs
    Old NGK 22k still look ok for having 50,000 miles on them,
    No carbon, no oil depots

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4GbUX52Ltu8
     
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  5. May 3, 2021 at 8:57 PM
    Locot@co

    Locot@co Well-Known Member

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    Taco sauce only homie!

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  6. May 3, 2021 at 9:11 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    My BMW takes those bastards, $25 a plug. Makes me long for the days of $1.65 copper plugs. At least they last 15-20k lol
     
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  7. May 3, 2021 at 9:13 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    The Tacoma ones are 10.50 each at Napa :)
     
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  8. May 3, 2021 at 9:17 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    That's no so bad, my tacoma and land cruiser wouldn't really benefit from em. They still had .005 to wear when I pulled em at 35k. I wish the Bimmer wouldn't eat up the spendy plugs but if you put anything but the Ruthenium plugs in you get breakup (I'm gapped at .018) and they wear out in 3k mi. But that's running 24psi at 10.2:1 compression, I bet they last a ton longer in the 5vz and probably stay gapped in the sweet spot longer too.
     
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  9. May 3, 2021 at 9:22 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    24 psi!! Ouch,
    The NGK 22k start to see some small gap wear around 50,000 on my truck,
    So these new improved NGK will definitely be a positive
     
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  10. May 3, 2021 at 9:36 PM
    Speedytech7

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    I've done a mod or two
    Haha 24psi equals a lot of smiles with that much compression and it's still 91oct tune. I'd love to turn it up, we just got e85 where I live. But it's always sold out when I get to the pump.
     
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  11. May 3, 2021 at 9:43 PM
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    Killed my battery on the Tacoma and the 4Runner while installing coilovers on the 4runner :facepalm:
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  12. May 4, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    Yes, I believe it's necessary if you drive unpaved roads at speed with and sort of weight on your rails. The side to side forces will begin to stress it.




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  13. May 4, 2021 at 5:37 AM
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    Interesting. I didn’t know this was an issue.
     
  14. May 4, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    It's a cheap apache case from harbor freight. Def weatherproof, only water that seaps in comes from the switches on tip.

    It's been a delicate game to make the bed do everything I wanted. I had them in perfect placement in the old toolbox, but the old tool box kept me from being able to load a motorcycle in the bed and get the tailgate to mostly close. Not to mention it severely reduced bed space for fire wood, cases for trips, etc. So I set out to create a more open space in the center while trying to occupy all wasted space on the sides. I already have this issue solved to be able to see the switches (even though it is only 4 and easily memorizable) by 3d printing a wedge, gluing it to the door, and gluing a mirror on that. Boom, can easily see the switches from standing outside of the bed.

    I originally wanted the switches in the ammo can just like I had on the original toolbox setup but by the time I add the switches, the light, and a fake wall to protect all of the wiring, a false bottom for the blue sea, I am losing a bunch of storage space while not being able to access any of those things easily in case a fuse blows or there is a wiring issue.

    Old setup for reference:

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    Sometimes you need to sacrifice certain conveniences to get all the functionalities you want. With this setup especially I can still put the bike on the right side and have two long cases (my dry box and my camp kitchen) on the left side of the bike like in this pic:

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    Haven't officially retested it yet but based on measurements it will be fine.

    Pic of the lights with the soft top on:

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    yesterdays pole line run

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    I figured I'd have to pull the bed to do that.

    What size rivets did you use for the top side?
     
  17. May 4, 2021 at 10:03 AM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Don't recall exactly. Guessing 3/16" stainless. Length would depend on how thick of steel you use for the brackets.

    No reason you couldn't use bolts either, just wanted something as low profile as possible to work with my GFC & seal.
     
  18. May 4, 2021 at 10:07 AM
    betterbuckleup

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    Yea I can't really do bolts for the sake of my topper and seal as well.
    I'll look into some appropriate rivets for that part. :thumbsup:
     
  19. May 4, 2021 at 10:42 AM
    Sventastic

    Sventastic The more I fix, the more I love this truck. WTF?

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    Hauling lumber and watching parts stack up! Still waiting on shock absorbers to arrive. Stoked to do the steering guide modification to the newer style. I love making vehicles handle better and can’t wait to start installing this treasure trove of parts and more!
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    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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