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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 10, 2021 at 1:24 PM
    6P4

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    It was the first time I had the rack off, so I struggled. If you've had that off before... then yeah, you'll probably be fine.
     
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  2. May 10, 2021 at 1:26 PM
    JKO1998

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    I guess I might as well order bushings for that too.


    $$$$
     
  3. May 10, 2021 at 1:28 PM
    6P4

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    Those are relatively cheap and easy, at least. 14mm deep socket and a hammer to get them out, and a regular c-clamp will get the new ones in if you can't get 'em with hand strength.
     
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  4. May 10, 2021 at 1:29 PM
    turbodb

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    It's the right part number. I have four sitting here on the floor.

    IMG_0467.jpg
     
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  5. May 10, 2021 at 1:31 PM
    JKO1998

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    Perfect, they’re sure proud of that stuff huh


    Thanks again
     
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  6. May 10, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    It's the right number for my truck.

    If you are on a budget (or just want to save a little cash), consider buying your parts here. For a set of 4 of all 3 pieces, I can save about $25 over the Amazon route.
     
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  7. May 10, 2021 at 1:52 PM
    JKO1998

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    Puts me ahead enough for some leafspring bushings, thanks


    Anyone got a problem with energy suspension bushings for this?

    or would you just order from alcan?

    Maybe they’re the same thing
     
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  8. May 10, 2021 at 1:55 PM
    Tour991

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    They were off @se7enine old truck. I think most of its life was in Reno and some Tahoe. Not 100% sure it's full time line.
     
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  9. May 10, 2021 at 1:57 PM
    se7enine

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    It was a San Diego truck some of it's life. Beach rust got the best of it.
     
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  10. May 10, 2021 at 1:58 PM
    turbodb

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    Nice. Shipping always seems to bite me on the online dealer orders. These are expensive and light enough though that it's :thumbsup:

    I need to do those too. All four corners of the truck are really squeaky right now. I was going to go Alcan, and order a new set of leafs at the same time (but install them later when mine wear out).
     
  11. May 10, 2021 at 1:59 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Alcan uses engery suspension bushings. Just order a 1st gen leaf spring bushing set and you should be good to go.
     
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  12. May 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    I’ll call them tomorrow and see what hey they want for a set.
    Energy Suspension 8.2108R - Hyper-Flex Rear Leaf Spring Bushings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CSWSM0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_6C69K4B35SED7791P8TA

    I’m thinking one of these is for the shackle?





    sorry for all the questions, I’ll go back to clogging the LT thread soon
     
  13. May 10, 2021 at 2:02 PM
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    Yeah, shipping can be the downside, but in this case, the pricepoint differences for the parts (Amazon $205, McGeorge $150) is significant enough to make it work.
     
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Yeah, those are them. The smaller diameter bushing is for the shackle to frame pivot, which wear the quickest out of any of those in my experience, so a good thing to replace at the same time.
     
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  15. May 10, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    Wire wheeling the frame. What a pain! Fuel tank and axle will come out tomorrow to get the rest of it. My hands are nice and tingley from the wire wheel.167F972C-53EE-4467-AB03-875B4B1DF676.jpg
     
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    What kind of lifetime are people getting out of leaf spring poly bushings anyways?

    When I took out my leafs to put in an AAL, the fronts looks pretty haggered on the outer faces, but the rears seemed in good shape for ~34k
     
  17. May 10, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    Little late now but you should look up DIY sand blasters. I plan on making one when I have to do extensive frame work/welding
     
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    I would love to blast the frame. I bought a sand blaster for this project but have since moved to where I don’t have a large enough air compressor to push it. Also looked into pressure washer blasters, but I don’t think my pump will run one effectively. Using the tools I didn’t have to spend money on.
     
  19. May 10, 2021 at 2:47 PM
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    The poly bushings on my SPC UCAs lasted about 4 years/50k miles. The Spec Ride poly bushings, not the new x-axis ones. Although I probably should have replaced them sooner.

    Could tell they were bad due to play in the arm, after pulling them out the sleeves were pitted and bushings sort of wallowed out a bit. They were also pretty noisy, but not the usually poly squeak noisy...more like a 100 year old barn door opening kind of noisy.

    Looking at them when installed though you wouldn't have been able to tell by the outer lip of the bushing, that looked fine. Inside they were all jacked up though.
     
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    arent we still waiting on a solo lowers write up from you? :rofl:
     
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