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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. Sep 4, 2021 at 5:50 PM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Love the jackstand
     
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    Toytech adjustable coilovers w/Bitstream 5100s in the front, 3" blocks w/ an add-a-leaf in the back, Warn manual locking hubs. Trailgear Rock Defense front bumper.
    Front diff oil change, Transfer Case oil change, transmission oil change. Plus replaced a few cracked old hoses. I didn't pull the rear diff out as suggested but tomorrow I will be pulling the drive shaft off to do the center support bearing and the u-joints. I suppose I will pull the rear diff out then.
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:36 PM
    chrslefty

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    What coils did you guys use? We put the OME soft ones in the back of my son's. It rides really nice but there not gonna hold any weight.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:47 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    It's not difficult, but a pain in the ass. You've got to pull the axles to pull the diff. And.... might as well replace the seals and possibly bearings if they are original. At least that's usually my though process, which always leads me down a path of craziness
     
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  5. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:49 PM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    OME 861

    They ride good. But he has no weight back there. So his truck is going to have quite a rake till we do his rear bumper, and add some weight back there.

    They are specifically for lift + added weight.
     
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  6. Sep 4, 2021 at 6:50 PM
    chrslefty

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    Don't forget the gears and locker since you have it out and open anyways. Because let be honest who wants to pull it a second time. Oh it's also way easier to change the motor mounts with the diff out.
     
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  7. Sep 4, 2021 at 7:25 PM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!
    Also, finally got my son's T4R legal.

    Replaced the Cat with a Walker Evens cat. Legal for CA install on his truck. Has a CA Executive Order number for most 3rd Gen 4 Runners and some 1st Gen Tacomas.

    Around 400 bucks from Summit.

    20210904_191921.jpg

    Made quite a difference in the numbers.

    Before
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    After
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  8. Sep 4, 2021 at 7:26 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    Totally.

    And sounds like a good time to do a refresh on the drums. Well shit time to do u joints as well.

    Edit
    I'm pissed I didn't do the mounts when I pulled the front, but I went down that rabbit hole of since I'm in there and spent way too much time at the time doing other things. I think the truck was out of commission for over a month.
     
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  9. Sep 4, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    I have a 96 in my 01 and all i needed to swap over was the neutral safety switch
     
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  10. Sep 4, 2021 at 7:57 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    What does everyone use for tailgate handle locks? The only one I could find is the Pop & Lock and it doesn’t have very good reviews.

    I’m finally installing my old SnugTop Tonneau on the truck. Had to do some fiberglass work, and tomorrow I’m doing base coat + clear coat. I’m too cheap to buy another quart of Metallic Black, so it’s getting painted Mercedes-Benz Tiefscwartz which I had leftover from my E320.

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    Also, commercial clothing racks are really good Tonneau cover dollies lol
     
  11. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:03 PM
    Tour991

    Tour991 Supplier of used parts

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    When you close and lock the cover it will make it inposable (within reason) to open the tail gate.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:05 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    That’s good to know - just wanted to make sure I don’t get anything stolen haha. What did you use for locks on the tonneau?
     
  13. Sep 4, 2021 at 8:13 PM
    Tour991

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    I feel your pain and suffer from a similar affliction. I did my motor mounts. Lol
     
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    All of this is why I doubt I do anything with the diff until next spring. Yes the 1/4" of gear tooth stuck to my plug is a bit worrisome. But it's not a daily driver. I am going to take it on a handful of hunting trips starting next weekend so I will hope for the best on those.
    Next spring I think I am going to do an Eaton Trutrack and a Yukon ring and pinion. Right now time and money are not on my side for any of that so I will take care of what I can now and upgrade in the future.
     
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    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Too many trucks and mods to list.. check builds
    could just get a cap like your twin truck
     
  17. Sep 4, 2021 at 9:52 PM
    BartMaster1234

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    I had a cap for a while, also made by SnugTop. Wasn't a huge fan of the lack of visibility, so I gave it away.

    Plus where I live the windows would be broken in (5) minutes if I left anything in the bed.
     
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    live in a state where people think twice before breaking into a vehicle because they may be shot if they do
     
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  19. Sep 5, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    Any tips on bench bleeding a master cylinder? Are the little plug kits required?
     
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  20. Sep 5, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    What came in the package? There's typically a bleeder set with the MC.
     

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