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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 31, 2021 at 3:25 PM
    FlipSideUp

    FlipSideUp Active Member

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    Got myself some GoTreads traction boards so I could tuck them in behind my spare tire carrier. Didn't want those big surfboards sitting on my rack! Perfect fit.20210731_170912.jpg 20210731_170212.jpg 20210731_170146.jpg
     
  2. Jul 31, 2021 at 3:45 PM
    Cheap Taco

    Cheap Taco Well-Known Member

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    Put my new radiator in today, and replaced all 4 door speakers with nvx 6x8s. I can't believe I never replaced those crappy stock speakers earlier
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2021 at 3:50 PM
    Rhodes

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    Been messing around finishing my rear diy ‘ez topper tent’ . Gotta just get some more Velcro sewed on for the bottom but I think it came out pretty decent.
    Top looks to sag a bit, but in the wind for 2 hours nothing came loose.

    Just need a bed sheet for my
    Memory foam pad and it’s all ready!

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  4. Jul 31, 2021 at 3:51 PM
    Seagull233

    Seagull233 Well-Known Member

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    BMW seats, OME Suspension, CBI and NWTI plates front and rear, 13,000 winch, LED light bars, Ham Radio, topper with roof rack added, stainless exhaust, 2nd battery, inverter, sound deadener
    might want to consider the tack weld for the steering column, if you have play in it. One of the best and inexpensive repairs I have made on my truck!
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2021 at 4:53 PM
    taco57

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    Refreshed coolant with Toyota red, drained the block and radiator. Got close to 8 quarts out. Good for another couple of years.
    I also replaced a broken plastic hinge on my drivers side vent window, access cab.
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2021 at 6:02 PM
    OpeCity

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    Added 4 more tie downs in the bed so I can have dual redundant tie downs for my motorcycle. The factory ones pulled out once when hauling a heavy transmission so I don’t trust them

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  7. Jul 31, 2021 at 7:01 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    AdventureTaco
    Well, my new steering rack was meant to show up today, and I was going to be buddies with @DashMaple and @SiberianTacos.

    However, despite me waiting patiently at home all day, and UPS saying that it was delivered to the "rear door" at 4:15pm, no brown truck ever showed up to my house and now I have to deal with a UPS claim. Lovely.

    :annoyed: :angrygirl: :censored:
     
  8. Jul 31, 2021 at 7:48 PM
    Phessor

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    That sucks!
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2021 at 8:24 PM
    canonmutant

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    Well, since I had to tear into the dash anyhoo, I "hopefully" fixed the drone rattle from hell [so far so good], swapped the vent selector module that has been clicking for like a year, swapped the ignition cylinder that locked up on me last week, and . . .
    thanks to an airhead mom that was busy talking on her flipping phone 3 cars away instead of watching her 3 yr old :annoyed:,
    I just damn near ended the little tike. I was already starting to backup when I just saw a flash in my passenger mirror. Otherwise, he was toast!

    So, I now have . . . a Pioneer AVS-5800 with a backup twist! I have tweaked the camera adjustment to angle down just a bit more than what is pictured here.

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  10. Jul 31, 2021 at 8:37 PM
    SiberianTacos

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    Sorry to hear. I am sure it will be found. Very heavy item!
     
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  11. Jul 31, 2021 at 8:44 PM
    m3bassman

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    Ur Pretty Screwed!
     
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  12. Jul 31, 2021 at 9:00 PM
    Rldanie

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    Engine Performance upgrades: Supercharged (Magnuson) FIC/6 Champion Radiator Toyota Corolla thermostat 168° JBA Headers JBA cat back exhaust Upgraded fuel pump Volant Cold Air Intake With custom plexiglass cover TransGo Transmission A340F Valve Body upgrade B&M Transmission cooler Methanol Injection 2 inch pulley Future Plans Supra Injectors Light weight crankshaft pulley Leather seats Off-road upgrades 3” rough country lift 33x12.5” Dick Cepeks Other upgrades: JL Audio 12W6 Sub in custom box JL Audio C5 Mids and tweets all the way around Sound dampened whole cab Transmission temp sensor Gen Tex rear view mirror (temp and compass) Blue instrument panel, a/c control panel lights, shifter, ashtray, glove box. Blacked out badges Blackout bumpers and grill MariMoto Projectors with demon eyes LED Taillights Second generation leather steering wheel with audio controls Custom leather wrapped automatic transmission shifter 3rd gen 4 Runner key ring light (blue) 3rd gen 4 Runner hood scoop
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    2 JL Audio 12 W6s

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  13. Jul 31, 2021 at 9:18 PM
    Gen1FTMFW

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    Soo much this. I was chasing loose components in my front end for a bit and figured it was tie rods, rack, ball joints etc. Nope. Did the tack weld mod and it felt like a brand new truck. 10/10, would recommend to anyone that hasn't done this...
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2021 at 10:54 PM
    BeLance89

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    So far this weekend, I’ve been able to finish building up the top end of the JDM transplant engine and finish dressing out the engine bay with the Scarab washer fluid reservoir, oil catch can, supercharger, and URD 7th injector (still need to wire this up). I did all that Friday evening after work.

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    On Saturday I was able to finish up the install of the AEM fuel pump which was really just reinstalling the gas tank and replacing the inline fuel filter. The second job I did was installing the transmission and transfer case which I had rebuilt while I had the engine out. Having the 800lb HF transmission jack made the solo transmission install relatively painless. The Jack is height adjustable (obviously) but has adjustment knobs to pitch the transmission left, right and front, back. Definitely recommend it if you ever plan on tackling this job solo.

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  15. Jul 31, 2021 at 11:02 PM
    Shortman5

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    Nice work dude. Out of curiosity what happened to the last engine?
     
  16. Aug 1, 2021 at 12:15 AM
    BeLance89

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    thanks @Shortman5 The last engine started out as being just really tired at 320k miles. I was having compression issues which I partially resolved with remanned heads, but misfires continued and I found that the woodruff key had sheared off. Finally, the crank pulley bolt backed out last Halloween when I was traveling to the gulf coast to visit family; I ran into dead stop traffic and the engine overheated to the point where it blew a hole in the radiator. It was at this point I knew it’s be more economically feasible to swap in a JDM engine rather than break down and repair the original.

    In the case of the trans rebuild, the lower portion of the OEM radiator that is the trans cooler failed on me and gave me the strawberry milkshake. I installed an external cooler and the trans did ‘okay’ like that for a while. It also had a leak between the transmission and T-case so it really needed a rebuild too. I still have to bolt the flex plate to the torque converter… which I’m not looking forward to. But, it’s nearly there and honestly… if I owned a car that didn’t need some sort of work, I’d sell it. I love to work on them as much as I love to drive them.
     
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  17. Aug 1, 2021 at 7:13 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 670k

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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
    Looks beautiful!!!!!
     
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  18. Aug 1, 2021 at 7:41 AM
    DashMaple

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    Ahhhh sorry to hear that. Mine is estimated to be here Aug 5-9, and I’m leaving to go wheeling on the 11th…. Supposed to anyways, I guess we’ll see if it gets here in time and actually fixes my issue
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  19. Aug 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    vonellis

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    Some and some more
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/1st-gen-steering-column.721066/
     
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  20. Aug 1, 2021 at 11:27 AM
    MARK97XP

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