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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. Aug 3, 2021 at 9:54 PM
    Logans2001

    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    After first I thought it was some sort of diff lock button. Tried it when I was stuck in the snow with some buddies and for some reason we thought it was working…. We were wayyy off lol
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2021 at 10:22 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    Anyone know anything about doing the tundra brake upgrade but with a softline instead of the hardline at the capiler?

    I've heard that some have issues with the bajo bolt being too long/short or something. And others saying they sources a different bolt that would work from another kit?
     
  3. Aug 3, 2021 at 10:31 PM
    El Taco Diablo

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    I did the Tundra hardlines... because it's the brakes, and didn't the point in trying to save 20 bucks drilling out the banjo bolt (or what ever you do to that bolt... I don't know, and had no interest in finding out)
     
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  4. Aug 3, 2021 at 10:43 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    I'm not interested in it for the fact of saving money.
    More so for clearance.

    I had a situation on the trail where the banjo bolt was contacting the bottom of my coilover on full stuff and full lock in some situations.
    It ended up loosening the bolt and I lost a bunch of fluid.
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2021 at 10:46 PM
    eon_blue

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    That happened to me as well a couple years ago. Banjo bolt rubbed the bottom of my Kings and worked loose on the trail on the driver side. Lost fluid and only caught it because I caught a whiff of it when under my truck looking at something else at the camp site.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2021 at 10:47 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Same thing happened to @m3bassman. None of us thought it was possible until it happened again after tightening it up. I think he came up with a simple solution for it though but I don't remember what it was.
     
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    Find oem in junkyards for around $50. Reboot if necessary.



    Has CVJ quality gone down over the years? Thought TW was mostly fanboys of them. I personally did not have great experience with the reman steering rack.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2021 at 6:19 AM
    m3bassman

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    Tundra brakes fix it.
     
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  9. Aug 4, 2021 at 8:36 AM
    betterbuckleup

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    Well good to hear that I'm not the only one experiencing that.

    I figured tundra brakes would help fix it.

    @m3bassman Did you do the hardline on the tundra brakes?
     
  10. Aug 4, 2021 at 8:40 AM
    m3bassman

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    No I went with the wheelers lines.
     
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    No issues with the banjo bolt bottoming out?
    NAPA calipers?
     
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  12. Aug 4, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    They are to long. I found a bolt that fit on the banjo , tighten down took it to a grinder , grind flat , take bolt off, then take drill with a bit that’s a little smaller than the banjo and drill into the top of the banjo to make it concave . I had to drill the holes on it a size bigger. Here is one I made off of a 01 Prerunner, not hard at all to make and works fine.image.jpg
     
  13. Aug 4, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    No issues and they have been on for a few years now.
     
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  14. Aug 4, 2021 at 9:02 AM
    betterbuckleup

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    I assume that's with the factory banjo bolt you had to do that on?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Any one want to part ways with a black 6’ soft topper?
     
  17. Aug 4, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    I have Tundra brakes as well, NAPA calipers with Wheelers extended brake lines, no issues what so ever.

    the issue I had is that my caliper bolts were too long when installing the Tundra calipers so I just trimmed them down some. Easy fix.
     
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  18. Aug 4, 2021 at 11:08 AM
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    Same here. Wheeler's lines with Napa calipers. Did the upgrade back in 2015, no issues.
     
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  19. Aug 4, 2021 at 11:13 AM
    synergy10

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    Ah, sold mine about a month ago. Good luck on the search.
     
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  20. Aug 4, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    Cool, thanks all, I'm glad I asked for multiple opinions here. I typically prefer OEM parts to aftermarket so I'll stick w/OEM parts for now. And given how old these trucks are getting, I don't really want a reman'd unit that might've come from a truck with 600,000 miles so I'm just going to bite the bullet and buy a new one and swap it in. I'll keep my old one to reboot with the OEM kit and to try out the boot-slide-mod as a (trail) spare.

    A new CV https://parts.salinastoyota.com/pro...&stockNumber=4343004020&ukey_product=63020921 should come packed w/grease and ready to go?
     

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