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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 8, 2021 at 3:50 PM
    eon_blue

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    I think it depends on the part/s and the company that makes them. RA won't ship a lot of stuff to CA either because of the stupid cancer warning prop. If the company that makes the part hasn't jumped through the hoops or whatever to make it legal in the state you're shipping it to, RA won't ship it there.

    I couldn't get an aftermarket unpainted fender shipped here from RockAuto because of it. They denied the sale. Had no issue with getting a sensor shipped though.
     
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  2. Jun 8, 2021 at 5:07 PM
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    So I was greasing my OME leaf shackles and this happened...

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    Leaving for New Mexico at zero dark thirty tomorrow. How big of a worry is this and how do I get the threaded part out of the shackle?
     
  3. Jun 8, 2021 at 5:11 PM
    eon_blue

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    Mines been snapped off for over a year, it happens all the time. Nothing to worry about mechanically, it's just a zerk fitting.

    Easy to thread a new one in once you get the old broken piece out... Maybe try one of those bolt removal bits for when you snap a bolt. Still haven't tried to fix mine yet but you'll be fine for your trip
     
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  4. Jun 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM
    Empty_Lord

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    Almost 300k! Doug Thorley headers magnaflow cats & cat-back airaid intake tube color matched grille and mirrors front icon coilovers rear icon absorbers with deaver leafs total chaos upper control arms fj trail team wheels with 265/75r16 cooper discoverer st maxx Soon to be built engine with supercharger soon to be built a340f
    We’ve had a MASSIVE influx of counterfeit parts people have put on their cars coming into the dealer with issues. So far 2 sets of “denso” plugs have fallen apart and destroyed engines.



    I don’t trust eBay or Amazon for car parts lol
     
  5. Jun 8, 2021 at 5:36 PM
    se7enine

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    Amazon is fine for parts so long as you stay away from OEM. If you know it's generic and it works then it's a good deal.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2021 at 5:40 PM
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  7. Jun 8, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    Sicyota04

    Sicyota04 Slowly but surely.

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    Here’s the Denso MAF I bought from Amazon back in 2015. Been working great ever since

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  9. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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    Finally had a chance to test out charging the goal zero via their -
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NRQ4KY3/

    I had originally wanted to replace the MPPT Solar Optimization Module with the Yeti Link and wire it directly into the battery but this seems to work out fine. The car charger has a 5A and a 10A selector. With the engine running, I placed it on the 10A setting.

    While I'd like the 200w Boulder solar for when the vehicle is sitting, the 100w Nomad panels the yeti came with are good enough.

    Still very satisfied with the Goal Zero. Had initially purchased this as a backup/portable for use around the house. Now instead of going with a second batt wired into the truck, I'm happy with this portable solution.

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    Still working up replacing the Big 3/4/5 (whatever we're calling it these days) with 2 gauge welding cable. Wire arrived this afternoon so it'll be a day or two. I had extra 4 gauge and simply replaced what I could a few days ago just to see if there was any difference. Didn't wire directly from ALT to POS terminal but will go that route with the 2 gauge. More to follow...

    Also still working on ideas for some kind of partial divider/platform to accommodate one slide out drawer.

    Multiple projects list active :anonymous:
     
  10. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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    Created the bed platform for the camper. Used mostly wood slats, but added two aluminum ones where most of the load will be placed when getting into the bed and where most of the mass will be when sleeping. I wanted it this way so it could be collapsed somewhat out of the way when not in use to give more room in the bed of the truck.

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  11. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Is it just the OEM headlight assembly with Morimotos? Or you built your assembly? Any close up shots, please?
     
  12. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    cxracing turbo, fic6, methanol injection, toytec coilovers, skyjacker leafs, rear 12" 5125s, no-slip rear locker, 35" grabber x3, magnaflow muffler, throttle body spacer, retrofit headlights, trans cooler, bed lined exterior, etc...
    h4 conversion housings off of ebay. many different ones you can buy. i lucked out with these having a nice glass lens. rear of housings have to but cut out so projector can sit deep enough. jbweld projector itself to the housing. depending on hid bulb used youl need to melt the airbox to clear bulb and move battery back as much as you can. 95-97 trucks are a bit more of a paint to retrofit that the others

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  13. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:06 PM
    crackedmirror

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    Looks very cool on the truck.
     
  14. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    Fair point I kind of meant to say.
     
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    Wild how the exterior of the body is so clean but the frame is completely wasted
     
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    Rockers are shot. But honestly the paints in decent shape. Windshield area rust needs to be addressed. So roof will need painted and a new tailgate. But with rockers tailgate and roof
    Repair this thing will probably look awesome all fixed up.



    addressing the rusted bumpers with
    Costal off-road bumpers once the frames done.
     
  18. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:13 PM
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    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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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
    I did mine 3 years ago, or so
    I used these, GLASS lens, ALUMINUM buckets, no JB needed ,NO PLASTIC parts, just a lot of runs to the hardware store to figure out the back end with adding washers and a metal chrome plumbing wall cover mount.
    Soaked the lens over night and the lens fell right out of the bucket too, no oven needed.

    Took a while getting the horizontal beams even but finished great,
    Was a tight fit to get the mini 7.0 projector to fit in the bucket but with a little grinding here and there inside the buckets and two layers off thin sealer inbetween the glass and bucket to get them a little more room to fit like a glove.

    There will be a number of areas to grind off to modify,
    The area where the washers stack,
    The inside wall area of the back of the bucket where the projector hits the bucket.

    Later Added Philips extreme bulbs (170.00), found some rubber boots to cover the back electrical wires on the buckets,
    painted the inside lens black
    Soo much light output power!,,,

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  19. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:36 PM
    SiberianTacos

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    Awesome rig!
    what are those wheels?
     
  20. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    I just installed the Sony 5500 head unit small amp and some 6x8s. Sooo much better should have done this years ago.
     
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