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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 19, 2021 at 7:17 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Solid.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:19 PM
    BrownMike

    BrownMike Well-Known Member

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    Long Travel, 5 Spd, Supercharged 3.4
    yeah I used to be on TTORA all the time too, but it eventually fizzled out and I made my way onto here instead
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:21 PM
    Zam15

    Zam15 Well-Known Member

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    Needs power..
    ARMOR
    I do miss TTORA, many of us made the move. Enjoyed the focus on hitting trails and mods, before you could you buy everything at the dealership.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:31 PM
    Area51Runner

    Area51Runner Well-Known Member

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    When your 6 year old decides breakfast and lunch are coming back up on the way home just as you exit the freeway... The result, deep clean. Car/booster seat are more than likely toast but once again, bulletproof taco soldiers on.

    Damn shiny bolts and look at that cup holder install sticker - 4/16/02. If I recall correctly, I drove this thing off the lot in June of 2002. Damn.

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  5. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:39 PM
    Tracepilot

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    K&N Air Filter, Pioneer Touchscreen Head Unit
  6. Jun 19, 2021 at 7:51 PM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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    OME lift, 4x sliders, Demello rear bumper, custom front bumper, Engo 9000lb winch
    I may do this in my T100 that has some cheap ass console in it.
     
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  7. Jun 19, 2021 at 8:06 PM
    SiberianTacos

    SiberianTacos Well-Known Member

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    its actually very comfortable. I should have double up on the padding. But it looks weird and puffy with too much padding. Over all I built 2 of these suckers actually. another one as back up :) in case this one was going to fail / but it all worked out
     
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  8. Jun 19, 2021 at 8:54 PM
    Akkording

    Akkording Well-Known Member

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    Tacticool Points!
     
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  9. Jun 19, 2021 at 9:53 PM
    Yetimetchkangmi

    Yetimetchkangmi Well-Known Member

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    ARB front locker, Custom high clearance rear bumper, Custom plate front bumper, mile marker winch PE8, safari snorkel, Deck Plate Mod Fox 2.5 rr DSC, Camburg UCA, squeaky Dakar leafs, 5125 10" and custom 7.5" shackles, thee finest PNW pinstripes, MT-R, Nissan crew cab roof rack??? wtf is that about??? Allpro skids, Rigid duallys President McKinley CB with PA Recaro SRD with Wedge Engineering Morimoto retrofits Champion Rad Tundra brakes
    Details?
     
  10. Jun 19, 2021 at 9:57 PM
    Hogwild80

    Hogwild80 This is why!!

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  11. Jun 19, 2021 at 10:45 PM
    SiberianTacos

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    Its a an MT120 ammo box purchased used via Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006A7L2C2/
    Gas Spring (lift support) also amazon 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 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.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2021 at 9:22 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Too many, See Build
    Take my money!! Lol. I love it!
     
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  13. Jun 20, 2021 at 11:50 AM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
    Maintenance and organization is today's goal.

    We got WAY out of the best practices with last years complete stupidity and not camping.



    Going through the tool kit, ordering the missing pieces.



    Burned this one last trip airing up. I need to start being a little more patient while airing up.

    Also, made some room in one of the truck boxes by relocating all the straps and 2 emergency blackets to the Pelican on the roof.



    Rearranged the molle panel and pouches since Jen wants the fridge on the driver side. The panel was on my seat, but with the fridge there, it was too hard to get to anything.



    Made a spot for a new pouch. I figure smalls like fuses and assorted stuff would work in this pouch... ordered.

    Fixed the arms on @foxrcing07 new, improved coil compressor. (two of them were facing the wrong way.

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    Put the legs I made for the old one, on to the new one.




    Little crooked now, but they'll do the job. Also hosed down all the threads with Tri Lube.

     
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  14. Jun 20, 2021 at 1:25 PM
    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen

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    Mostly wrapped up the storage bench for the bed.

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  15. Jun 20, 2021 at 2:14 PM
    Dan8906

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    Is oem the best way to go on radiators or is a first time fit Denso just as good?
     
  16. Jun 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    m3bassman Well-Known Member

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    I've bought a couple from rock auto and they have always worked well with form for and function. Price isn't bad either.
     
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    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    From what I remember when I was looking around, it seemed liked avoiding anything Spectra was a good idea.

    I went with an OSC after reading good reviews. First 5000 miles has been a-ok.
     
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  18. Jun 20, 2021 at 3:56 PM
    SecureIT2021

    SecureIT2021 Well-Known Member

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    Decided I wanted to preserve the paint on the hood from oxidation when I bought it in 2004. It's never been garage kept. This shielding prevents heat transfer which in some instances, accelerates the paint deterioration. It's remained in tact all these years and still does a great job.

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  19. Jun 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
    Well... continuing with the maintenance theme of the day.



    Bought these fancy schmancy pads from O'Reilly.





    Here's my trick for cleaning the brake pad pins.



    Also pulled the driver side coil over and adjusted it 4 turns down. Truck still leaned annoyingly to the driver side. One day I'll get that where I want it.

    Did an oil change and repaired a ground wire under the bed (for my rear facing lights) must have gotten caught in some brush. Rerouted it as well.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2021 at 6:45 PM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    66 Mercedes, 01 Tacoma, 02 Tacoma 05 Tundra + others
    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
    Used my pops 02 and my tundra to move everything out of the basement.
    [​IMG]
     

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