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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. Jul 15, 2021 at 6:56 PM
    5280

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    I like this bumper. Do you happen to know its weight?
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2021 at 6:59 PM
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    Well nothing done to it today. But, I did order all new door speakers, a under seat sub I will try to fit behind the back seat, trailer hitch step, and a new OEM fuel filter. Should be a good weekend smoking some ribs and working on the truck
     
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    Got a warn VR Evo 10s winch and installed it yesterday in my costal off-road bumper. Had to do quite a bit of trimming to my grill and even had to clearance the winch an 1/8th inch on front to clear the fairlead nuts on the back, but overall very happy with it.20210714_162716.jpg
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    Also replaced my tired tail lights with these depo clears.
    20210712_134106.jpg
     
  4. Jul 15, 2021 at 9:56 PM
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    make sure to share when it is all installed
     
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    Shipping weight = 125 Lbs.
    Bumper Weight = Guestimating 100-105 Lbs
    Each section was inside a plastic bag.
    The center section looked to be placed in the box first, then expanding foam.
    The wings were then placed in, then more expanding foam was added.
    Getting everything apart, and out of it's cocoon was a chore.
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:05 AM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!
    Anyone know any available options for rear diff skid plates for our trucks? Preferably with a pinion guard.


    Or, are we 1st genners just out of options now because we're all "too cheap" to spend money on our trucks? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    Try here for "our" options
     
  9. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!


    LMAO... You realize there is literally nothing on that page that is actually an option for a 1st Gen Tacoma rear diff skid.
     
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  10. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    I've done a mod or two
    Although a 2nd gen 3rd member is identical so I bet if you wanted a quick and easy one to modify the RCI would be a good choice.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    Yup.
    Start Fabbing.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    Why do you want one? Our rear axles are plenty stout as is imo and a rear diff skid will just murder ground clearance and add a bunch of extra weight.
     
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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    So I spent about 40 minutes on Google before I asked that question... and you decided it would be helpful to post a Google link to nothing, and thought that would be helpful?

    Thanks
     
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    The only thing you really "have" to do to make the RCI fit is drill another hole for the drain plug (since they changed sides), if you have an e-locker, then you probably don't even have to do that.
     
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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    You can do a diff skid without murdering ground clearance. This guy doesn't make them any more, but this is what I'm looking for... except have the front bracket with bolt holes to add a pinion guard.

    430_boztec_reardiff02.jpg

    That only gives up about 1/2 inch of ground clear (if that)

    The back of our axles isn't very stout, and I'm also looking for something that hugs the drain so I stop bending the ring to interfere with the plug.
     
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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    I was thinking about the RCI, but it does give up a bit more clearance than I'd like.

    The RCI does drain on the other side. Drilling a hole wouldn't be a big problem, just looking to see if there were other options I couldn't find.
     
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    Eh, 1/2" of ground clearance can make or break a lot of line choices.
    As long as your not hammering down and just bouncing it off of rocks, that rear axle will hold up just fine. Slow speed is your friend.
    And even if you are, it'll still take the beating. Just ask @Fernando lmao

    Just my 2cents
     
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    I've done a mod or two
    You didn't ask but I would weld up the drain hole entirely on the axle tube and weld on a back cover reinforcement from ruffstuff. switch your bottom third member stud to a bolt and bam, new drain haha
     
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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    We'll have to agree to disagree on that. It's the "Less filling" "Tastes great" debate of the offroad world. (At least one of them)

    The amount of clearance lost on the pictured skid, would do nothing more than cause you to have to adjust your line... which would already be a better idea anyway, at that point.
     
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    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Oh, I'm aware that's an option. I've talked that over with some buddies.

    If I did a weld on option I think I'd do the LROR option. That would protect the rear from sliding over rocks and backing in to them. Which is a concern... but not as much of a concern as protecting the pinion, if possible.
     
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