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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 17, 2021 at 10:42 PM
    Captain Magma

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    Anyone running a Skidrow transfer case skid? I think it should work with my RCI skids, but wanted to confirm a measurement before ordering
     
  2. Aug 17, 2021 at 11:01 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue I;m thinkin about thos Beans

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    I run the Skidrow tc skid. It should work, it's only about a foot and a half (?) wide and doesn't go far enough forward to interfere with the IFS skid. I used to run a Budbilt IFS in front of it, which is a big skid. Worked fine

    Edit - if you're running a transmission skid too though it might interfere
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2021 at 11:35 PM
    Captain Magma

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    I'm running the rci engine and trans skid, what makes me think the skidrow one will work is that it share the same mounting points to the trans crossmember as the rci one. Based off all the photos I can find they should line up almost perfect. Next time you're under there would you mind measuring center to center of the crossmember mounting holes?
    Screen Shot 2021-08-17 at 11.31.11 PM.jpg
     
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    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!


    Them are some big puppers! Not sure how it would work for them, but the canvas used is pretty thick, surprisingly strong, and is supported by the ladder (which makes a frame work underneath).

    Not sure which user it is, but I have seen someone on Insta that uses the DoggoRamp for a Saint Bernard though.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2021 at 7:55 AM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    I run 4xInnovations IFS and Trans skid with the SkidRow Tcase skid. The only modification I had to make was to the SkidRow skid. I drilled the holes for the transfer case crossmembers out (slightly) so the bolts for the 4xInnovations skid would fit through.
     
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  6. Aug 18, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    Have fun. Before you get too far into everything, you should see what kind of condition your LCA misalignment cam sleeves and bolts are in. I (like a lot of folks) wasn't able to get mine out without cutting. Of course, that means you then need to replace them all, since you can't uncut them.

    The parts you'll need are these, and it seems like it's good to have a set of four on hand just in case:
    Also, for cutting, this blade (exactly this one, there are several carbide variants that aren't as beefy) that @Speedytech7 recommended was awesome. One blade, all four cams for me.

    Lastly, if you want a step-by-step on the process, I took photos of everything as I did mine. Also lists the tools needed, and whatnot. Obviously you'll skip the bushing replacement part and just do "install" right after "removal," since you have new LCAs.

    Step-by-Step Lower Control Arm Bushing Replacement on a 1st Gen Tacoma

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  7. Aug 18, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    Quick question ... I'm planning to change fluids in trans, diffs, and trans case soon. For the life of me I can't remember if the transfer case is supposed to use the same fluid as transmission or just good ole gear oil as diffs. I'm using Redline for the tranny (5spd) and Lucas 80-90 in diffs. It's been a few years since I've changed it and can't remember what I did then. I do have new crush washers and have the Lexus drain plus coming for the front.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2021 at 8:34 AM
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    I put 75w90 in my t-case, same as what I used to put in my diffs before I regeared. My difs now get 85w140.
    I have the redline in my tranny too, but it's not much different than normal gear oil.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2021 at 8:45 AM
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    Thanks! That's what I was thinking, but something was telling me it was different also lol :notsure:
    I'm already running Redline from my last change, personally didn't notice any difference in the shifting from previous oil, but since I still have a bottle of redline I figured I'd just keep using it.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    Same as @betterbuckleup 75w90 goes in my Tcase
     
  11. Aug 18, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    Yea I had the same experience. Not much difference from when I had 75w90 in there last.
     
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  12. Aug 18, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    You probably already know but the gear oils STANK so don’t wear your favorite shirt.

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  13. Aug 18, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    For some it's like Fluid Film, I actually don't mind the smell...
     
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    I don't mind the smell of brand new gear oil at all, doesn't smell bad to me.

    Used gear oil that hasn't been changed in 2 decades/250k miles, that's another story
     
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  15. Aug 18, 2021 at 10:06 AM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue I;m thinkin about thos Beans

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    Will do, should be able to later today
     
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    It’s almost been a month and I still get nauseas when I think about the smell of that old oil. I imagine it’s the main ingredient in “Sex Panther” cologne from Anchorman.
     
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    To each their own. I changed my front diff oil this weekend. Drain pan is still sitting and making the garage smell. It's the aroma of success...
     
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    Diff oil doesn't smell that bad; changed mine a few months ago -

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    For those watching, part numbers are -

    90341-18060 and 90341-24016 fill/drain plugs (Lexus variants)

    12157-10010 and 90430-24003 fill/drain crush washer/washer

    Torque specs being 20ft-lbs
     
  19. Aug 18, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    Diff oil is my go to undercoating/rustproofing, new, not used!
     
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  20. Aug 18, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    I’ll take gear oil smell over coolant/antifreeze any day.
     

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