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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. Jun 6, 2021 at 5:04 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 670k

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    They are great cars and I loved my turbo but dam they break a lot and are costly to run.
    But it looks like you probably can fix those issues.

    Hope your timing belt(chain) and timing idler pulley are holding up together still.
    You Have to pull the motor to get to the timing belt and the idler pulley tends to wear out 1st around 75-100k on the v8.
    Why Audi would put it in the back of the motor is just crazy,
    Maybe they fix that tho now depending on the year
     
  2. Jun 6, 2021 at 7:33 AM
    Cheap Taco

    Cheap Taco Well-Known Member

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    Night and day difference. I also replaced the light bulb in the shifter since I was there. It was super easy to do. Easier than I thought it would be.
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    Yeah that’s an impressive rattle can paint job :thumbsup:
     
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    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Too many, See Build
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    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Pops looking at the truck, thinking "Great, Dan bought another shitbox that's gunna sit forever!" :rofl::rofl:
     
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    searching for driftwood

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    Anyone know the size of the socket for our front axle nut. Thanks.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2021 at 9:50 AM
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    SilverGhost

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    A 36 will work too fwiw.
     
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    A 1 3/8" socket will also fit nicely.
     
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    Bluecord

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    Drove it to the Home Depot and saw this...

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  14. Jun 6, 2021 at 11:16 AM
    BeLance89

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    yeah it’s definitely not a car you’d want to own if you’re not mechanically inclined. Even a DIY timing chain job will cost around $1200. I really enjoy turning wrenches though so I don’t mind the maintenance on it. It is nice that the front clip is entirely removable.
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  15. Jun 6, 2021 at 11:19 AM
    Gen1FTMFW

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    German shit?

     
  16. Jun 6, 2021 at 11:26 AM
    BeLance89

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    :rofl: I think that about sums it up for most people. I’m not one of those people though. I love the German cars.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2021 at 11:28 AM
    Gen1FTMFW

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    It's not just German, I avoid all European shit...
     
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    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Need to change oil, service position... Need to inspect air filter, service position... want to observe the car from a distance, service position... Need to purchase parts at the Audi dealer, owner must assume service position over counter.
     
  19. Jun 6, 2021 at 11:39 AM
    BeLance89

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    yeah it’s not that bad with the 2.0T, only time you need to put that one into service mode is for the timing belt... but the V8 stuffed in there makes for a completely different story.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2021 at 11:42 AM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    It's okay I don't have much room to talk. I wrote that all waiting in a parking lot in the seat of my BMW :p
     
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