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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 13, 2021 at 12:28 PM
    Dirty Pool

    Dirty Pool I WAS DRIVING THAT MODEL A

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    Dirty Pool rear bumper/air tank with integrated spare CV shaft storage, DP customized TJM front bumper, 8000 lb Ramsey/Technora rope, E-locked, Extended breathers with front diff catch can, PCV catch can, SAWs with DP heim joint seals, DP custom 6 leaf rear springs/Billies, DP custom skids, 2lo, Gray wire, Cap, Bed Rug, Black steelies, 01 Center console, Map lights, Disraeli gears
    Thanks, added to the "inner joint" folder.
     
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  2. May 13, 2021 at 12:28 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Unknown Member

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    That is true, on factory ADD trucks the front driveshaft is disengaged in 2wd. I can crawl under the truck and rotate the front driveshaft by hand to grease all the zerks.
     
  3. May 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    Cattywampus

    Cattywampus Splitter of CV Boots

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    Having swapped my ADD hubs for manual hubs, I would agree with most of the sentiment here. The benefits are not worth it in retrospect. It gives the truck an "old school cool", but that is about it. I haven't noticed much gain in MPGs, and makes maintenance a bit more time consuming. Some serious carnage above :eek:. I have yet to break mine, but I'm sure it's only a matter or time....

    ... So anyone interested in some used manual hub swap parts I have for sale? :D
     
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  4. May 13, 2021 at 12:38 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    I think I have an ADD stub shaft you can have. Might not be the cleanest thing as it's been sitting in the junk pile a while now.
     
  5. May 13, 2021 at 12:39 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    yes
    you will be fine, I never broke them until I geared and locked the truck on 35s. With stock gears and 35s I never had an issue.

    I notice about 2mpg better with the hubs unlocked, when my truck was a DD it made a big difference.
     
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  6. May 13, 2021 at 12:43 PM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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    Correct. The driveshaft will spin when the ADD actuator is engaged.
     
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  7. May 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM
    JoeyWales

    JoeyWales Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got some patchwork to do.

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  8. May 13, 2021 at 12:48 PM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    :sawzall: for 35s
     
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  9. May 13, 2021 at 12:48 PM
    Cattywampus

    Cattywampus Splitter of CV Boots

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    I assume you went back to ADD afterwards?
     
  10. May 13, 2021 at 12:50 PM
    Dirty Pool

    Dirty Pool I WAS DRIVING THAT MODEL A

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    Dirty Pool rear bumper/air tank with integrated spare CV shaft storage, DP customized TJM front bumper, 8000 lb Ramsey/Technora rope, E-locked, Extended breathers with front diff catch can, PCV catch can, SAWs with DP heim joint seals, DP custom 6 leaf rear springs/Billies, DP custom skids, 2lo, Gray wire, Cap, Bed Rug, Black steelies, 01 Center console, Map lights, Disraeli gears
    Yep, tru nuff.

    Many moons ago the generally well respected fabricator/owner of Trails Less Traveled ran that set up. He went so far as to claim 18 MPG. That was a 3rz at 70 mph, 35"mt's, 529 gears, a ton of armor, a pig of an Atlas and the aerodynamics of a parachute. Humorous to say the least
     
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  11. May 13, 2021 at 12:53 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf I never finish anyth

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    yes
    No, my truck was never ADD and I see no reason to swap it. I'm still on the manual hub setup.
     
  12. May 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM
    CrippledOldMan

    CrippledOldMan Well-Known Member

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    I tried to add a "little" bling and spruce up the appearance of my 03 DC. I re installed my factory skid plate that I re-painted. I don't do any hardcore off road trails or anything. For me it's something to keep small critters and such from flying up into my engine bay. And it will serve as a brush guard for fire roads.
    My poor 18 year old clam shell rims are showing they're age. I tried to clean them up a bit, and I replaced the center caps with some off brand knockoffs. they look okay. And I replaced my chrome lug nuts with black ones. thought a little contrast would look good. But after the tire shop gets done rotating my tires next time, I wonder how the paint will hold up on them. At least with them being black, I can always touch them up with a rattle can.



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  13. May 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Dirty Pool

    Dirty Pool I WAS DRIVING THAT MODEL A

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    Dirty Pool rear bumper/air tank with integrated spare CV shaft storage, DP customized TJM front bumper, 8000 lb Ramsey/Technora rope, E-locked, Extended breathers with front diff catch can, PCV catch can, SAWs with DP heim joint seals, DP custom 6 leaf rear springs/Billies, DP custom skids, 2lo, Gray wire, Cap, Bed Rug, Black steelies, 01 Center console, Map lights, Disraeli gears
    Rocks don't hit trucks, drivers hit rocks.
    Drivers break CV's.
     
  14. May 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Too many, See Build
    I'M THAT GUY.................

    :duh:
     
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  15. May 13, 2021 at 1:03 PM
    betterbuckleup

    betterbuckleup Well-Known Member

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    Yea maybe 18mpg downwind and downhill lol.

    Thanks but I think i'm just gonna stick with the manual hub setup until I start (if) grenading parts. I have a set of ADD spindles and OEM axles on deck for if I ever decide to swap over.
     
  16. May 13, 2021 at 1:05 PM
    m3bassman

    m3bassman Well-Known Member

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  17. May 13, 2021 at 1:12 PM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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    Can confirm.
     
  18. May 13, 2021 at 1:36 PM
    Rhodes

    Rhodes Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from the first wheelin trip in my 1st gen. The klunker impressed me on some tight and steep trails. Now it’s washed and put away for another 5 weeks..

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  19. May 13, 2021 at 1:39 PM
    POSTacoMike

    POSTacoMike On the rocks, please

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    Good to see you here Mike!
     
  20. May 13, 2021 at 1:49 PM
    Darrell942

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    None, why mess with a good thing
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    I neglect my Taco way too much and it definitely does not get the TLC it deserves.
    Don't get me wrong,
    - I'm not a spit and polish, baby cloth wiping, fretting over any scratch sort of person.
    - But I'm also not hamburgers under the seat, 20 used bottles or fast food wrappers every where either.
    "What have you done to your Tacoma Today?"
    - Took it out to the car wash to get some of the baked on pollen and grim off, well at least the first layer, so I can do more soon.....
     
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