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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 16, 2021 at 9:53 AM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue I;m thinkin about thos Beans

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    I used this video below to help with the rack bushing install. No need to remove the rack, I didn't even need to disconnect the tie rods. But you do have to unbolt it and wiggle it around some. Doing that on the ground and working within the really tight spaces was a PITA but overall it wasn't a hard job. Would be 10x easier with the truck on a lift instead of jack stands I bet.

    here's the video, as a plus the guy is pretty entertaining as well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ7i7QVx-lA
     
  2. Aug 16, 2021 at 10:53 AM
    Dan8906

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    I will say it one more time just to be annoying/get the point across having done this 4 times now. Disconnecting the tie rods will make this job much easier and really only takes a couple of mins to do it. If you don’t have joint kit, heat the knuckle up and give it a wack with a big hammer, they pop right out. It gives you much more room to get the old bushings out.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    betterbuckleup Well-Known Member

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    Is there a torque spec for the LCA cam bolts?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2021 at 2:02 PM
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    I've done a mod or two
    Yessir, 96ft lb


    Here's a cheat sheet of all commonly used torque specs
     

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  5. Aug 16, 2021 at 2:03 PM
    betterbuckleup

    betterbuckleup Well-Known Member

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    You're the man.
    I was going to make up one of those to throw in the toolbox cause I always have to go and look them up online.
     
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  6. Aug 16, 2021 at 2:34 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    That looks great!
    Looks like it's designed for a dual swingout with how long the arm is?

    Does it have a receiver hitch under the plate or anywhere else?

    edit: nevermind I looked at their website.
     
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  7. Aug 16, 2021 at 3:36 PM
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    I'm trying to replace my passenger CV following @turbodb 's guide and I have the CV fully disconnected but cannot figure out how to snake it out.

    I removed my sway bar end link but there still isn't enough space to get it out. Do I need to disconnect the coilover too or is there a trick I'm missing?

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  8. Aug 16, 2021 at 3:58 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    I've always just pulled it pretty much straight out. Never removed anything that wasn't necessary to move the knuckle. Looks like your sway bar might be in the way, most remove theirs with coilovers.

    You can remove the lower bolt on the cover and pull it out a bit to get more room
     
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  9. Aug 16, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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    Removing the lower bolt on the coilover gave me the space I needed. And yeah, I think you're right; most write ups are either sans sway bar or w/OEM coils which are much smaller.
     
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  10. Aug 16, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    I replaced my door checks. Used this video as a guide:

    It made a big difference. My doors will stay open now, even on a slope. I had forgotten there is a half way open spot it also will stay at. Hasn't done that for years.

    While I had the door panels off I also replaced the outside door handles with the all metal ones I bought a few months ago.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YQBM1Y4
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YQB5SR2

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    Agree. It’s BMW.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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    Link to the door checks?
     
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    eon_blue I;m thinkin about thos Beans

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    I keep forgetting I need to do this. Which is funny because mine haven't worked in the 5 years I've had the truck. I've just gotten used to it I guess. Would be nice to not have to hold the door open on everything but flat ground.
     
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  14. Aug 16, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Taillights, headlights, Line-X box liner, fender flares, tonneau cover
    Painted my original bumper. Had to remove the rubber rocker guard first. I originally sprayed over the rust.

    BEFORE PHOTO’s
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    Sanded down version before the paint

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    AFTER PHOTO’s (tried my best to remove the dent as well with a rubber mallet)

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  15. Aug 16, 2021 at 6:04 PM
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    Exactly!! I designed it so if I ever wanted to make it a dual swing out I can. The arm is about 2ft I think.

    I decided to make my own swing rather than use there because I didn't like the idea of using 2 heim joints as a hinge.
     
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  17. Aug 16, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    Did some proof of concept spacers on @Box Rocket old roof rack to get it level with my shell rack. I’m now about a 1/4” high on the front rack but not a big deal since it was an 1” lower before hand. I’ll get some steel or aluminum spacers next weekend and get everything finalized.

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    Also got my RCI engine and trans skid finally mounted after cutting the front lip off the engine one. Needed to get a few replacement 40mm skid plate bolts since I was missing some in my rci hardware bag. Nice to have some actual protection underneath.

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    And the best part of the afternoon was noticing my carrier bearing was completely trashed. I saw a tear in the rubber when putting the trans skid and pushed on the drive shaft thinking it would show some play and to my surprise the entire rubber pice is completely separated from the housing. It’s just bouncing around in there. That’s what I get for letting it slip down the maintenance list.
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  18. Aug 16, 2021 at 6:16 PM
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    noticed a leaking from my front half moons today... just recently replaced my valve cover gaskets, thought i did a well enough job sealing those up
    i guess not
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    im assuming theres not a good way to fix that besides pulling the valve covers again
     
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    Easy fix!!
     
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  20. Aug 16, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    I know I know, I just don't want to. It’s to hot haha
     

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