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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 18, 2021 at 9:23 PM
    MitchHamwich

    MitchHamwich Well-Known Member

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    Went on a drive up the canyon at my local trail, nothing to crazy just a fun day

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  2. Jun 18, 2021 at 9:27 PM
    SiberianTacos

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    I have been there. But after all is said and done. The smell never comes out. So my Planted seat mounts are coming tomorrow and new seats are about to go in. Will post more pictures
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2021 at 10:13 PM
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    Wow that paint looks good. Nice!
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2021 at 10:31 PM
    SiberianTacos

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  5. Jun 19, 2021 at 5:04 AM
    SecureIT2021

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    High Frequency Antenna, Side Mirrors, Exterior Door Handles, License Plate LEDs, Center Caps, Heat Shield, Tail Lights, Step Bars, Westin Bull Bar, Red/Black TRD decals, Third Brake Light, Infinity 7 speaker sound system - kicker / amp /8" sub.
    @Shortman5 I had it painted in 2010. I keep it clean by wiping it with fresh micro-fiber cloths daily, never going to any carwash (hand wash only), keeping cloths in Zip-lock bags, and cleaning it in a garage or parking deck out of direct sunlight. Washing the microfiber cloths in liquid detergent only helps - powdered detergent granules get trapped and you could ultimately scratch the hell out of your vehicle's paint. I polish it 3 to 4 times a month. When the DOT puts that brine shit on the roads I try not to drive it if I can avoid it, but I always go to the car wash and clean the underside - the only exception to going there, not to contradict myself. Just make sure it's rinsed thoroughly - you don't want degreasing agents left on any part of your vehicle. To date, with over 315,700 miles - there's no rust.
     
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  6. Jun 19, 2021 at 5:08 AM
    SecureIT2021

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    @BenCO Sharp looking truck! I've thought about reducing the chrome accents on mine, so I'm getting a pair of black door handles and installing them today. I'm also going to remove the SR5 emblems from the side cabs. I think (for now), I'll stick with the tubes/bull bar/front and rear bumpers and call it a day - unless I see something else that inspires more changes, LOL!!
     
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  7. Jun 19, 2021 at 5:29 AM
    SecureIT2021

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    @nagorb appreciate the information. That'll be one less part I have to use Back to Black on when I clean it.
     
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  8. Jun 19, 2021 at 5:36 AM
    SecureIT2021

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    @SiberianTacos Have not seen this color/type of cover anywhere, but I like it. Great quality and it looks like it's factory installed - nice touch!!
     
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  9. Jun 19, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    Hyundai wheels, dings & dents...
    FYI - the SR5 emblems are soft emblems (not made of metal) so they usually get damaged when removing them. Because they are no longer available to purchase, they are going for stupid money on eBay, if you can find 'em.
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  10. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:07 AM
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    @ireymon yeah I hear ya, but the ones on it now replaced the originals. The originals took a little extra effort to remove, but it wasn't labor intensive. I'm not in love with them, they're relatively small and I'm having the roof and side cab panels repainted, so I'm just gonna leave them off.
     
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  11. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:26 AM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    Awesome job. Got a link to the wrap?
     
  12. Jun 19, 2021 at 9:14 AM
    SiberianTacos

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    Here is the link guys. Yes I love the color as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CGFYBDP
     
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  13. Jun 19, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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  14. Jun 19, 2021 at 11:02 AM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    I think you forgot the link.
     
  15. Jun 19, 2021 at 11:40 AM
    SiberianTacos

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  16. Jun 19, 2021 at 12:51 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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  17. Jun 19, 2021 at 5:14 PM
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    Man, thanks for the offer.
    I've been going back n forth on wanting to get new decals made, and even posted suggestions on the TTORA website such... but TTORA is dead. A complete ghost town. Much like was stated above about YotaTech, it's a complete shell of what it used to be.
     
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  18. Jun 19, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    well I took my truck for it's first test drive after installing the new Radiator and Transmission cooler. I also checked the thermostat and the jiggle valve was at 1 o'clock. I put the jiggle valve in the 6 o'clock position. Today the trans temps never went over 174 degree's driving in traffic. Trans temp used to hit 180-190 and sometimes higher in traffic. The Coolant temp never went over 193. Coolant temp ran between 190-193 degrees. It used to run 195-200. On the interstate, the trans temp never went over 160. So far I'm happy with the results.
     
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  19. Jun 19, 2021 at 6:21 PM
    SiberianTacos

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    Built an ammo box center console. Because my current center console still smells like previous owner.
    Perfect height. Now I need to get cup holders.

    Its a an MT120 ammo box purchased used via Amazon
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    PA-120 40mm Ammo Can/Ammunition Box
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006A7L2C2/

    Gas Spring (lift support) also amazon
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    $30 Qty (2) 10mm Nylon End Lift Supports 7.5" Extended x 30lbs
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K2FVYNA/

    Don't forget to get bolt up hardware for lift support. Like ball joint.
    Also a HD steel hinge from amazon
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    $16 4" X 4" Heavy Duty Black Powder Coated Steel Hinge Pair - Button Tip
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ACLFPDS


    Bolts, memory foam and leather I already had.

    Measure, drill bolt it up. Rear portion of the ammo box lid I had to cut using a grinder.

     
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  20. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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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
    Nice
     

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