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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 12, 2021 at 5:49 AM
    Cheapotaco

    Cheapotaco I need a miracle everyday

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    Right after I installed the vinyl I sent my throttle body to Maxbore so I haven't driven it yet. I'm real happy with the way it looks and the quality, the vinyl is very thick. I also have factory vinyl in my 2000 Chevrolet and I love it. As long as I can afford it I will never have carpet in a truck.
     
  2. May 12, 2021 at 7:17 AM
    Which Way Out

    Which Way Out Well-Known Member

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    Replaced the exterior front door handles. Drivers side Factory Toyota ($150), passenger side Cheap internet knock off. Of course the drivers side will get more use. I just wonder how long the cheap one will last.
    Also added Sound Deadening to the inside of all 4 door panels. I can hear myself think while driving now.
     
  3. May 12, 2021 at 7:53 AM
    chrslefty

    chrslefty Well-Known Member

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  4. May 12, 2021 at 10:23 AM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 Well-Known Member

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    The first of what seems like many poly bushings showing up soon.

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    USPS lost my shock parts so those get pushed another week.
     
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  5. May 12, 2021 at 11:01 AM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

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    ‘04 V6 5 Speed SR5 TRD downward spiraling project, ‘15 V6 6speed TRD daily
    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    I’ve had vinyl in a lot of work trucks. I take a bucket with some soap and water and a hand scrub brush to clean any dirt, use the shop vac to remove and dry and maybe wipe it down with whatever interior cleaner we happen to have on the truck. I have one of those vinyl kits that will be going in my pickup before it sees the road again.
     
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  6. May 12, 2021 at 11:03 AM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

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    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    Since we’re on the bushing topic, who has experience with the poly cab mount bushings? Mine need replaced pretty bad. Are the vibrations awful with them? It looks to me like you wouldn’t want to replace the radiator support bushings with poly if you’re wheeling. Thoughts?
     
  7. May 12, 2021 at 11:04 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    the ES ones didn't fit my double cab mostly.

    But the fronts did. They are fine, no difference. But seeing how I don't have them all around...doesn't mean much ha
     
  8. May 12, 2021 at 11:11 AM
    betterbuckleup

    betterbuckleup Well-Known Member

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    I have the ES ones all around and don't notice too much of a difference on or offroad.
     
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  9. May 12, 2021 at 11:23 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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  10. May 12, 2021 at 11:26 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Since I don't have jute padding under mine I have noticed the cab is MUCH warmer with the vinyl around the trans tunnel. If i ever get back under the vinyl again (when I finally crawlbox probably) I am going to wrap the trans tunnel better.
     
  11. May 12, 2021 at 11:29 AM
    Locot@co

    Locot@co Well-Known Member

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    In other words get the vinyl :p
     
  12. May 12, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    I stuck in a Yukon dura grip locker from yotashop.com
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    Super easy replaced the entire carrier.
    Spartan in the front diff.
     
  13. May 12, 2021 at 9:27 PM
    Winkle99

    Winkle99 Don't Look Back

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    Christmas in May!


    Switching from ADD hubs to Manual hubs to reduce wear on my CV boots and axels. Also, it is nice to have the ability to free wheel if I happen to break a CV axel on trail.
    I ordered the full Monty from @zippsub9 as found on this thread,
    For Sale: 4x4 Manual Hubs, Spindles, Knuckles and CVs | Tacoma World
    which includes:
    Knuckles (non-ABS, used OEM, sandblasted/painted)
    TC Gussets welded
    Spindles (manual locking used OEM)
    Lockouts (manual used OEM)
    Manual CV Axles (used OEM)
    CV Boots (new OEM)
    Brake Dust Shield (new OEM)
    Outer Seal (new OEM)
    Inner Seal (new OEM)
    Snap Ring for bearing (new OEM)
    Bearing Nut (new OEM)
    Hub body gasket (new OEM)
    Hub cover gasket (new OEM)
    Wheel Bearings (new OEM)

    I am installing new OEM lower ball joints (purchased locally) and ECGS bearing (ordered online) while I have everything apart. I am reusing my fairly new upper ball joints.

    @zippsub9 provides a great service. He responds quickly to private messages, accepts multiple payment options, keeps the buyer informed of progress made by uploading pictures, provides excellent packaging and easy tracking of shipment. I am very happy with the items.
     
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  14. May 12, 2021 at 10:24 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.
    Slapped an oem cv in and fixed the problem! Now I just need to find more oem ones to carry for spares.
     
  15. May 13, 2021 at 5:54 AM
    zippsub9

    zippsub9 Well-Known Member

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    Shit bolted onto other shit, and junk.
    I have OEM manual axles if you need some hit me up. I don’t have any ADD on hand but am picking up some.
     
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  16. May 13, 2021 at 6:59 AM
    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.
    I have a line here local on 2 add axles. Both need boots but should work great for spares
     
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  17. May 13, 2021 at 7:10 AM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
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    Perfect example of how aftermarket CVS bind earlier. That thing would have snapped if you wheeled on it much. Even an aftermarket reman is better option than the cheap parts store axles.
     
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  18. May 13, 2021 at 7:20 AM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I try to keep oems on the truck, but I swapped that aftermarket one in while I was rebooting and next thing you know a year and half passed lol oppps
     
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  19. May 13, 2021 at 8:49 AM
    Gyrkin

    Gyrkin Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago when mine broke I shelled out the bucks for an OEM replacement and it only lasted six months. The latch (the part that actually holds the door shut) gets gummed up over the years and it takes more effort to open. This puts more stress on the handle, especially when it's cold outside. If you clean and lube that latch real good, your new handle will last, even if it’s a cheap one. If you don’t, your new handle probably won’t last, even if it’s OEM. After replacing the handle several times in quick succession I took the latch out and gave it a thorough cleaning. It wasn't really that hard to get out, and was filthy. You just have to disconnect the bottom of the window track on that side to give you room, and it will come out. I had tried just lubing it in the past, but that didn't make much difference. Now I can open my door with my little finger, and my cheap, eight dollar Amazon door handle is holding up just fine.

    Or you could just get the metal one.
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    $24 T1A Metal Upgrade Exterior Door Handle Replacement for 1995-2004 Tacoma, Fits Outside Front Left Driver’s Side, Black Color, T1A-69220-35020-METAL

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YQBM1Y4
     
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  20. May 13, 2021 at 9:37 AM
    POSTacoMike

    POSTacoMike On the rocks, please

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    OME Suspension, ARB Bumper, frame swap, Rebco logger box.
    Tacobox is built and installed in the spare trans/t-case set. Time to install it tonight. 4.7 sumo gears from advanced adaptors in the crawl box.

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