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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. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:36 AM
    drr

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    Do mine next.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:41 AM
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    You have the same hangers right? We totally could do it, the reviews on the hangers make much more sense if the hangers aren't frenched. Apparently people have bent leaves on the back pieces of the structure somehow.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:43 AM
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    Yeah same hangers from ruff stuff. I’ve hung them up on rocks before, it’s generally not a big issue though. Never had a problem hitting or bending the leaves though.
    Mostly I just don’t want to drop the gas tank to get in there.
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    Yeah, that was rather unpleasant to pull out, draining it took a while using the pump.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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  6. Nov 24, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    I’ll be curious to see where you sit height-wise, and if it squats very much when loaded. Mine is too high unloaded, but it’s about perfect when loaded up for two weeks so I don’t want to mess that up too much by dropping the rear 2”
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    I tend to like my truck lower overall and I barely measure out to 4950lbs fully loaded for bear. I'm really hoping I'm not too ass high
     
  8. Nov 24, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    You have the 1/2 ton springs right? It might sit a little high with a totally empty bed, but even with an RTT on there and some tools it should be pretty level.

    I have the 3/4 to. Leaf pack with no overloads, I think if I frenched the hangers in I would just add another leaf or something.
     
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  9. Nov 24, 2021 at 9:28 AM
    Speedytech7

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    You know, I'm actually not 100% sure, I got really lucky at the junkyard and they were already off the truck sitting in the bed... so I didn't look at the truck much. They may be 3/4t leafs.
    [​IMG]

    Here it was sitting on the mounts rather than frenched, only my 200lb bedslide was in there
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    Hmm, yeah might depend on what year they came off of. They’re a 4 leaf pack, but don’t have the full length second leaf, which I think is from earlier pickups.

    Mine are from a ~'97 3/4 ton, they are 5 leaf packs with the full length second leaf, which is what makes me think yours are 1/2 ton. With as light as your truck is I think the 1/2 tons are probably the right setup.

    I originally started with just 4 leaves but added the 5th back in after seeing it squat under full load.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Nov 24, 2021 at 1:05 PM
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    Speakers in our doors are 5-1/4”???
     
  12. Nov 24, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    I used 6x8 speakers for the front and rear. I might have had to do some cutting to the black plastic mount, can't remember. It's been 6 years. This is what my OE speaker looked like for reference:

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  13. Nov 24, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    @Dan8906 I've also got 6x8 speakers in the front doors.
     
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    Found a couple photos from the install. The original speakers are fairly shallow, I think that's why I had to cut the black plastic a bit to fit

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  15. Nov 24, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    Sweet! Just ordered up some 6x8s. Got dynamat and dyna liner coming for the doors too so figured it would be a good time to swap them out.
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    Time to pull the bed and drop the tank again.
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    I'm contemplating installing a new fuel pump while it's apart I'm not sure how old the current pump is and Im just over 320k miles

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    If the P0442 and PO446 codes return after this I might just try and find the evap leak with a blow torch

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  17. Nov 24, 2021 at 6:19 PM
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  18. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    Hey Taco club

    I finally got back to my roots. This is the 4th 1st gen I've owned and just picked her up after years of not having one. How I missed the community and reliability of these amazing trucks!! I bought it a few months ago and got an amazing deal, but the PO didn't know of any maintenance other than regular oil changes. With 185k on the clock I decided to do a few maintenance items before cosmetic. I replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs and wires, timing belt, clutch with a kevlar clutch and new flywheel, new grill, new head lights, LED dash lights, grey wire mod, and all fluids throughout. She had the Toytec boss 3" lift with 33's already, but the driver side taco lean is extreme on her. So that will be the next project. I add a new rear bumper earlier this week when the weather was nice, picture is dark, but I love it so far. Enjoyed some beautiful Colorado weather and scenery while offroading red cone pass. Next I will be wiring up ditch lights and a light bar installed in the bumper. It feels great to be back to this amazing community and doing truck things on 1st gen's.

    Thanks! Happy Turkey Day

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  19. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    @EZ_Day good stuff, welcome back!
     
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  20. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:38 PM
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    Thanks @unstpible. The reason I got a really good deal on it was, 1st because of the lack of maintenance, but the 2nd was the condition of the bed. It looks like someone threw bolder's in the bed and drove around downtown without strapping them down. I don't know if I should go flat bed of get a whole new bed. Hopefully the "professionals" here can shed some light on their opinions and best options.
     
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