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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 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM
    Sventastic

    Sventastic The more I fix, the more I love this truck. WTF?

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    And even being in the blazing sun beats the heck out of doing this work in the snow and mud! Apart from making it a bit more difficult to lift and support the vehicle since the ground is not perfectly even, I have no complaints. Any warm day here is a great day given that winter is usually 9 months long!
     
  2. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    SW Ontario, Canada
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    Blacked out badges-rims OME lift with 881's & dakar pacs, summer tires=BFG 31x10.5x15 on 93 4runner rims,winter= 265 75 16 DURATRACS on stock steelies,Flowmaster exhaust, deck plate mod, ARB front bumper
    Good job that looks great. I just did the same thing but I used rust bullet before black topcoat.

    Gave the old girl the winter off from the salt and took all fender liners and flares off and cleaned things up.

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  3. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:14 PM
    ontarioyota

    ontarioyota Well-Known Member

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    SW Ontario, Canada
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    Blacked out badges-rims OME lift with 881's & dakar pacs, summer tires=BFG 31x10.5x15 on 93 4runner rims,winter= 265 75 16 DURATRACS on stock steelies,Flowmaster exhaust, deck plate mod, ARB front bumper
    Cleaned my interior (long overdue) and took her for a spin.

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  4. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:24 PM
    Dads97Taco

    Dads97Taco Well-Known Member

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    You sir seem to be a man of vision. Yearly cleanings of “the salt”. Kudos to you and may the ‘01 outlive us all. Structure and discipline is what it’s all about. I also give a bow to rocking the regular cab. Not many of us left in This world.
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:45 PM
    Parkvisitor

    Parkvisitor Well-Known Member

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    nice, nice, yes, very nice!!
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:17 PM
    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Back in a Tacoma

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  7. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
    OpeCity

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    I dig this a lot
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:20 PM
    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Back in a Tacoma

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    Thanks! I ditched the old ones and ran around debadged for a little while. I had 2nd gen badges I had painted black and attached 3m tape to (I debadged my 06 a long time ago). I went to put them on and they were crooked so I tossed them. Then I got these REALLY cheap and figured why not?
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:22 PM
    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Back in a Tacoma

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    I went 5” from the side of the door and 11.5” up from the door bottom. 2” in and 2” up on tailgate
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:34 PM
    01x4

    01x4 Lurker

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    Loving the umbrella solution. I don't know if I want to do another awning on this truck either, I didn't use em on my last two vehicles as much as I thought, plus they're just more weight. I saw this one Expo a while ago, but have lacked the motivation to dive in yet. Umbrella might be the way to roll...just need a mount.

    https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/how-to-build-a-quality-awning-for-less-than-100.65647/
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:38 PM
    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Back in a Tacoma

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    You could always grab an inexpensive sun shade sail from Amazon and roll it up and toss into the truck when done.


    HOMA 5' x 9' Grey Rectangle Sun Shade Sail Canopy, 95% UV Blockage Awning Shelter Fabric Cloth Screen for Patio Outdoor Backyard - Heavy Duty Commercial Grade (Custom Size - Made in USA) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZS53B7Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_D785P2W4RMF0JRY283CT
     
  12. Jun 13, 2021 at 5:02 PM
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    Yuk

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  13. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    What’s the good rear diff protection for our trucks? I’m feeling like I need to do something for it
     
  14. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    messed around with my clutch master cylinder today (sorry no pics, wasn't all that exciting:(). I had issues getting the truck into gear when my truck was at a stop which i assumed was due to the clutch not disengaging all the way. problem seems to be solved, or at least a lot better, but now my clutch actually feels like a truck clutch:p. much more similar to my boss's 1 ton work truck than a car (it was the opposite before). not a huge fan of the new clutch feel, but at least it shifts better now. I might mess around with it a bit more when I replace my slave cylinder and the tranny oil. i backed it off a bunch of turns on the rod to take the slack out and get more pressure in the system, so i think i'll try threading it back a couple turns and see where that puts me. any suggestions are welcome tho:notsure:.
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:34 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I think the best is cutting off the drain plug and just welding some plate to the bottom.

    I'm not a fan of the diff diapers that cut into precious ground clearance at the lowest place already, plus not sure anyone makes one for a 1st gen at this point.
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:10 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Love my diaper. But like you said, aint nobody making them anymore unless you hit up a fab shop. I got mine front RAT. Actually, all my under armor is from RAT minus the BAMF skids. 1/4 inch steel aint really that big of a sacrifice for ground clearance. It just slides right over boulders
     
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    I was looking at the marlin one potentially
    https://www.marlincrawler.com/armor/axles/full-face-differential-armor

    if I shave it, I have to open the diff to drain and re seal everytime?
     
  18. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    Took it to camping in Jemez Recreation Area Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico.

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  19. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    Fox hose length sucks. Where they want them to be is in a pretty vulnerable place in my opinion. Mine are tucked behind my skid plate for now until I can come up with something better. Honestly wouldn't be bad except there's all the heat from the engine bay trapped in there.

    Did you check to make sure the ring is actually mating with the seal? We are talking rear axle right?

    I don't think it's necessary. You may need a dremel to get a socket back on the plug at some point though. You would hand to hit a rock at speed to do any detrimental damage to it.

    @Squeaky Penguin removed one or two of the lower studs and used bolts as plugs. Drains out those holes.
     
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  20. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:39 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Mind slides over rocks pretty well too.

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    That just replaces the rear cover, which is thiner, but I've never had a problem. It's the drain plug that's the issues IMO. I had drug mine so much I was starting to loosen the drain plug when I hit a rock. I had a couple close calls to loosing all my oil.

    Just replaced the bottom two studs with bolts to drain.
     

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