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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. Dec 24, 2021 at 7:17 AM
    Logans2001

    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    So I’m about to make the journey from San Diego to Sacramento today. Just drove maybe a mile to the gas station to fill up and check tire pressure.
    FR: 33psi
    FL: 38psi
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    RL: 18psi
    What do you guys like to set yours at for long distance traveling? 285/70/17
     
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  2. Dec 24, 2021 at 7:23 AM
    Rhodes

    Rhodes Well-Known Member

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    Last night I removed the bumper, and cut into my front frame to get out the 2 stripped weld nuts on the underside bumper attachment point… scary shit lol. Cut off those 2, welded in 2 new. And then tested my weld abilities and reinstalled the bumper..

    This was all my fault to begin with, I was in a hurry and I should have taken the die grinder to these 2 holes before putting on the All Pro bumper… live and learn. Literally. I should note. I’ve never welded before.. I started by spending an hour and half my tank just practising keeping a good bead.
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2021 at 8:15 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    I'm looking into swapping 5th gear for a taller ratio on both of my manual trucks. Even on my all stock single sx cab highway isn't that fun. 2750 to do 70mph isn't great. Compared to 2100iah in my auto truck

    There is a gear that's been done I just have swapped it but it should add about 20% so should bring it down about 300-400ishrpm I think.
     
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  4. Dec 24, 2021 at 8:22 AM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 Well-Known Member

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    Time says it doesn’t last very long. Unless they changed something. I did my tool box lid with it and it was faded blotchy gray within a year.
     
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  5. Dec 24, 2021 at 8:27 AM
    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen

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    Just did 1592mi. Tire pressures set the same as always. I wouldn't think to alter your tire pressure differently in the case of a long distance drive, Ideally, even wear across the tire is best.
     
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  6. Dec 24, 2021 at 9:15 AM
    Area51Runner

    Area51Runner Well-Known Member

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    Would just do a quick chalk and go. Nice contact patch as those freeway miles tick by.
    Safe travels, Merry Christmas.
     
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  7. Dec 24, 2021 at 9:19 AM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    With 4.10s and 33s, I was running right around 22-2300 at 70. With 4.56s I'm sitting right about where you are. I hadn't thought about swapping 5th, would be nice to drop it down a bit, keep us updated.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2021 at 9:31 AM
    5amStevens

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    https://www.pirate4x4.com/threads/t...0-r151-r452-dyna-5th-gear-swap.2000978/page-3
     
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  9. Dec 24, 2021 at 9:42 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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  10. Dec 24, 2021 at 10:18 AM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Right on. It looks great. Keep us up dated on how it's doing over time.
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2021 at 10:38 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Ome 3inch ,rims ,cold air intake ,,4 crawler body lift ,cb in ashtray mod,leds, jet maf,Satoshi grille,led roof bar,yakama roof basket ,smittybilt parts,spare tire mount in hitch ,rago fabrication parts, winch bumper ,winch ,285s on wagon wheels ,traction boards ,hi lift jack,wet oaklies,smittybilt ,bamf bedrack,loads more,TOO MUCH SHIT TO LIST
    My shirt today

    20211224_133011.jpg
     
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  12. Dec 24, 2021 at 10:43 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Cheap cap on the bst in Cali
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2021 at 11:06 AM
    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette Woke up and chose violence

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  14. Dec 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    All Pro Apex bumper and skids All Pro Upper control arm's Bilstein 6112's with 600lb coils All Pro standard 3" leaf springs Bilstein 5125's rear Extended rear brake line Rear diff breather relocation Bluetooth stereo MagnaFlow catback with resonator Memphis 6x9 door speakers with tweeters Single piece headlights aftermarket grille Anzo taillights. LED 3rd brake light 4runner sunglass holder and dome lights Master Tailgaters rear view mirror with 3 directional cameras, G shock sensors, and anti theft system Honda windshield washer nozzles Stubby antenna Scan Guage II 2nd Gen snowflake wheels powdered coated black Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx 235-75/16
    You got any pictures?
    I put my All Pro bumper on hold until after the holidays but I'm itching to get started with the installation. I believe you said a few days back you had some issues with the fitment at first so if there's any lessons you learned the hard way that could save me a little bit of hassle I would be grateful.

    There's evidence of a front end collision under my hood and I know that might create some hassle for me

    I know I'm going to have to do some extra work to get the Low Range tank skid installed because 2 of the 4 stock skid bolts are snapped off inside the weld nut. Hopefully I can get those out without a problem but I do have a welder. Was it @El Taco Diablo I recently saw fab up some alternative mounting points for the tank skid?
     
  15. Dec 24, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Wasn't me.

    I put on a Low Range gas tank skid a few months ago. But mine bolted up with no issues.
     
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  16. Dec 24, 2021 at 12:56 PM
    unstpible

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    Well at least I got it half right haha
     
  17. Dec 24, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    Ok, Did a tundra brake upgrade on my 99 taco. I used these calipers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EDCBKE0?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details.. FYI for those whom would like to do this conversion, you will have to grind on a bit on these so they wont rub the back of your rims. (found out the hard way) was wondering why the wouldn't turn when I mounted them.. All good now, just be aware.

    Front end alignment next week. Then time to pull the motor.. Runs great, but seems to leak from every seal. Has anyone here used this kit? https://www.ebay.com/itm/282013417185 . just wondering the quality..
     
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  18. Dec 24, 2021 at 3:19 PM
    jubei

    jubei would rather be doing something else

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    Stuff. Also things.
    I’m thinking that was @slander
     
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  19. Dec 24, 2021 at 3:45 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    What wheels are you running that you needed to grind the calipers? For future reference, here's a list of wheels that fit the 13WL calipers. None with grinding, though some require spacers: https://adventuretaco.com/which-wheels-fit-the-tundra-brake-upgrade-on-a-tacoma/

    As for the timing belt kit - that seems pretty low cost to me. The aircabinman kit on eBay is known to be high quality Toyota (and Toyota OEM supplier) parts, but obviously costs more. Still, when you're talking about a job like that, which you don't want to redo on a regular basis; spend a bit more for quality parts.

    And, for doing that job, here's a step-by-step guide. Note that you'll need a few other parts and supplies, and there are some specialty tools that can make the job a whole lot easier. They pay for themselves easily in a single timing belt/water pump job, and even more if you help a friend out with their truck after doing your own!

    Step by Step Toyota Tacoma Timing Belt Replacement for 3.4L V6 5VZFE

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Dec 24, 2021 at 4:14 PM
    AbbyNormal

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    I used these, the American racing before I found that article. Bought from tire rack mounted and balanced. The amount of the caliper I had to grind was really not that much, only about 1/16th of an inch.

    Thanks for the feedback on the timing parts, I'm turn on trying to keep this motor going or just go ahead and do a diesel swap. Still keeping my options open as in 4k for a rebuilt 3.4 or a 1kz-te turbo diesel for $3700.00.
    Toyota 1KZ-TE Turbo Diesel 3.0L
     
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