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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 15, 2021 at 8:39 AM
    drr

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    Nice! Is that stainless steel?
     
  2. May 15, 2021 at 9:34 AM
    Dan8906

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    Anyone got a rubber trim they can recommend for the fender flares.
     
  3. May 15, 2021 at 9:38 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
    This is what I bought. Looked very similar to oem, but haven’t installed it yet.
    Trim-Lok Fender Flare Edge Trim – EPDM Rubber Trim for Car and Truck Wheel Wells – Bonds with 3M Automotive-Grade Tape – 0.227” Height, 25’ Length https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CJRGX3O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WG85MY18RY9F6GSKY0XZ?_encoding=UTF8
     
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  4. May 15, 2021 at 11:44 AM
    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen

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    Its Aluminum, just looks shiny.
     
  5. May 15, 2021 at 12:56 PM
    drr

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    Ah ok, hard to tell from the photo but looked like mig welds - not very common for aluminum. Nice work!
     
  6. May 16, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    Ordered my complete OME lift and UCAs :cool:
     
  7. May 16, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    -=One Year Update=-

    I scrubbed the surface rust off my exhaust and muffler a year ago with phosphoric acid and here's how it looks now. There's some natural discoloration from the heat but otherwise the stainless properties were preserved by using the correct type of acid. I never did bother to use the VHT clear coat I had planned. This is just bare metal.

    20210516_091020.jpg 20210516_091105.jpg
     
  8. May 16, 2021 at 9:43 AM
    Running Board Man

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    Uncle Jay would be proud
     
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  9. May 16, 2021 at 12:42 PM
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    Perfect, been wanting to replace those clips for soooo long!
     
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  10. May 16, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    Where'd you get the new sticker?
     
  11. May 16, 2021 at 3:18 PM
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    Anyone have experience with the all pro long travel CV boots? Just picked up to oem axles in need of a rebooting.
     
  12. May 16, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    Replaced the steering rack bushings. Next up fuel filter and AC compressor.
     
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    It was either from the dealer or from ebay, its been a while so I honestly dont remember
     
  14. May 16, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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  15. May 16, 2021 at 5:56 PM
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    LBJs and tie rods. Bought a lifetime alignment package, too :spending:
     
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  16. May 16, 2021 at 9:21 PM
    turbodb

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    No experience with those, but new OEM boots seem to be as good as anything, really. I know Mike @Digiratus had the red extended boots from CVJ, but had at least one split and has since converted to the OEM boots. I don't think he's had those split at all.

    I've had my new OEM boots installed for ~3 years now and I do a lot of miles. No problems.

    OEM boot kit: (04438-04021) - and half the price of the All Pro...

    How-to install: How-to: Rebooting a Tacoma CV Axle
     
  17. May 17, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    Yeah I’ve always had good success with oem. I’ll just do that again.

    it’s not half the price tho to be fair. The all pro comes with enough for 2 axles. So it’s only like $10 bucks more.

    do you carrier spares? If so how and where do you store them?
     
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  18. May 17, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    I keep my spare in a plano bin with other tools/spares & stuff.
    I keep it in a cardboard box that's a pretty tight fit for it but works well. Then tape up the splines & outside of the box to reinforce it.
    Wherever you put it, just pack stuff around it so it doesn't get knocked around
     
  19. May 17, 2021 at 11:46 AM
    OpeCity

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    Replaced inner tie rods because the alignment shop said they’re worn but they came out tight as new :rolleyes:
     
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  20. May 17, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    They probably just told you that hoping you'd have them do the job, an upsell sort of thing. I would def take those kinds of recommendations with a grain of salt
     
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