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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 9, 2021 at 8:41 AM
    Blackdawg

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    Not ideal but is possible. Increase wear on the turbo as you'll get turbo flutter.
     
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  2. May 9, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    Ordered a 7” SPAL pusher fan to install infront of my trans cooler. I was still getting around 230 when I was going up dirt grades in 4hi. Overall the trans poker has helped a lot with highway and city driving. Even mountain hwy grades.

    mom also going to move the lines for the trans cooler to after the radiator instead of before.
     
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  3. May 9, 2021 at 10:16 AM
    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette Woke up and chose violence

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    I missed what trans cooler you went with?

    I need to install my B&M 70268 and I'm still on the fence if I should use the radiator still for my transmission or not.

    Where I'm moving it gets pretty hot during the summer; even now it'll reach 90's over there
     
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  4. May 9, 2021 at 10:29 AM
    Dan8906

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    I went with a Tru-cool
    Long Tru-Cool LPD Transmission Oil Cooler 4454 18,000 GVW https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005XZXB1M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_DRVXX2KV5FR9Z4RMRDJC?_encoding=UTF8
     
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  5. May 9, 2021 at 11:19 AM
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    5100s w/ 881s, JBA UCAs, J59s, ext SS brake lines, copious under the hood tinkering, preventative maintenance out the raisin, and I F-bombed my GD mud flaps.
    I realize you didn’t ask me but I did this and I went with a cooler and filter (separate components) from Derale Performance. I left the radiator cooler in place too. The order was, out of the trans to the factory rad cooler, out of that to my added cooler behind the grill, out of that into the filter I added, and out of that back into the transmission. Been this was for 3-4 years now. I change the filter every year or so. Zero issues.

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  6. May 9, 2021 at 11:23 AM
    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette Woke up and chose violence

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    Thank you for the plug!

    I've considered running the radiator portion in series like you (and many others) do, but wondered if there really was any benefit for when I move to a much warmer climate.
     
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  7. May 9, 2021 at 11:33 AM
    MalinoisDad

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    5100s w/ 881s, JBA UCAs, J59s, ext SS brake lines, copious under the hood tinkering, preventative maintenance out the raisin, and I F-bombed my GD mud flaps.
    No problem! In the Sacramento valley we sometimes see triple digit heat. I’m glad I’m getting as much cooling as I can get, plus some added fluid capacity to the system from the extra components. But I’m no expert, totally self taught in addition to this forum.
     
  8. May 9, 2021 at 1:05 PM
    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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  9. May 9, 2021 at 1:07 PM
    Sventastic

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

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    Swapped to summer wheels from snow tires today and fixed my broken passenger door handle. Nice to have a working door handle for the first time in five months!

     
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  10. May 9, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    Whenever I've broken a handle I always feel the need to replace it ASAP, with my luck the other one will break and I'll be locked out of my truck lol.
     
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  11. May 9, 2021 at 5:02 PM
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    My gawd there’s a lot of pieces to this puzzle

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    my carpet is gross
     
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    Fabreze?

    F it! Roll the dice with a pressure washer then drive around a bit. Hit the headliner tooo_O
     
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    To further my issues with the crankshaft pulley the other day. I went to tackle it today and to my amazement the bolt was hand tight.. there’s my Play issues.. Could have been so bad! Put a new pulley on and torqued. Then even got the wife to help me put on my Cascadia solar panel and wired it up. Shakedown this week... finally..

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  14. May 9, 2021 at 8:45 PM
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    I’ve seen some conflicting reports lately on replacing Whiteline LCA bushings, so I thought I’d throw my two cents in.

    Just replaced my Whitelines after 60k miles, I have the LCA cams maxed out for caster so the bushings are completely crossed up. I wasn’t even sure I needed to replace them other than one of the outer polyurethane flanges was starting to tear - once they were out I could see that the insides were getting pretty torn up too.

    I sprayed penetrating oil on them a couple minutes before throwing them in the press, they popped right out with a 32mm impact socket as the press fixture, as it closely matches the OD of the outer bushing sleeve. Pretty easy job, and they lasted a long time and held up well to a fair amount of abuse. I have no qualms about running them again.

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    What’s the best way to get the hold bushings out? I’ve read bottle Jack and some heat.

    but I’ve also read you can bend the arms that way
     
  16. May 9, 2021 at 9:34 PM
    drr

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    Like, other than a press? I believe we used the bottle jack method once on @Digiratus LCAs to get the stock rubber bushings out, it didn’t seem to affect the arms.
     
  17. May 9, 2021 at 9:44 PM
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    Good to hear they were 'easy' to get out. Though 60K seems a bit low. I would have expected to get a little more out of them.
     
  18. May 9, 2021 at 10:30 PM
    Blackdawg

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    Not totally crossed up and lots of off-road miles. Seems about right to me.
     
  19. May 9, 2021 at 10:52 PM
    Kwikvette

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    The lower control arm bushings?

    I used nothing more than just the stock bottle jack.
     
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  20. May 10, 2021 at 12:33 AM
    6P4

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    +1 for bottle jack and heat. I upgraded to a pump-action hydraulic bottle jack, though--it's much easier to use than the screw-action jack that came with my truck.

    Bending the arms is a risk, especially if you're in a corrosive climate, but my impression is that the LCA are less prone to bending than the UCA. Some folks put a ratchet strap around the arms to discourage bending, but that wasn't necessary in my case.
     

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