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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 11, 2022 at 2:50 PM
    Jakuku Pahwheenis

    Jakuku Pahwheenis i provide useless forum contributions

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  2. Aug 11, 2022 at 3:58 PM
    Nicklovin

    Nicklovin Mall Crawlin Through Life

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    Copious amount of horsepower gained through stickers, decals and devil horns
    All that red looks sweet! When I have to do my valve cover gaskets again I'll probably be painting them red too so they match the truck :D
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2022 at 7:03 PM
    Wsidr1

    Wsidr1 Well-Known Member

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    #rustbeltlife

    I know the frame is rusty. No need to point that out :). We live with it here in the Midwest.

    Front left junction block for connection to flex line sprung a leak due to rust. When I bent the new one, I tried to keep it low profile to leave room for future starter access & removal.

    The old line measured 14". O'Reilly's had 12" and 20". So, I had to get creative on the bend.

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  4. Aug 12, 2022 at 7:10 PM
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    Rhodes Well-Known Member

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    Popped the hood today to do a one over before the weekends trip… saw white/pinkish dry spots and my heart sank…. Got a hairline crack in my upper radiator. Dammit..

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  5. Aug 12, 2022 at 9:05 PM
    roboturner

    roboturner Dead Eyed

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    A “nice” tweaker with a sawzall decided to give my Taco the no-cat-converter mod!
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2022 at 7:15 AM
    chattacoma

    chattacoma New Member

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    Love the truck and setup. Looks Good.

    Off Topic.

    I let a 2017 lease go back and regretted it instanly so I joined the 1st-gen Tacoma Club about 2 weeks ago. The factory fender flares are faded pretty bad and noticed yours look real good, what did you do/use to give them that look? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  7. Aug 13, 2022 at 8:19 AM
    Bluecord

    Bluecord Well-Known Member

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    I (and others on this site) used this with very good results.

    CERAKOTE Ceramic Trim Coat Kit - Quick Plastic Trim Restorer - Guaranteed Restoration to Last Over 200 Washes – A Ceramic Coating, Not a Dressing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SHJVK4G
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2022 at 9:18 AM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    AdventureTaco
    Super late to this - was out on a trip in BC - here was the fix I made to mine when the same thing happened on the passenger side. Has held up well, and though I bought a Diamond housing to replace mine, I've never installed it.

    On the Road Again – Temporarily Patching the Rear Axle Housing

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    Seems like you got your answer to this. I was interested when I first heard about it, but two things turned me off to it - I'll mention them, just so you can think about them as well (or perhaps you already have):
    1. I have no problem locking up the wheels (even with the heavy truck) with Tacoma calipers. With the 13WLs, it's obviously no problem. So bigger calipers won't give you more stopping power. You will get some more heat dissipation from the larger rotors, but I haven't warped my Tundra rotors yet, so...
    2. Because there is grinding of the caliper mounts to center them on the rotor, it means you can't easily replace them on the trail should something go wrong. Since I had a 13WL seize up on me, I'm sensitive to that. So, I stuck with the 13WLs.



    I'm running that STI antenna that a few others - @Blackdawg and @Phessor - linked to. It's awesome. I don't even have to think about it when I'm on trails now. I used to do it like @Phessor and run the Diamond, replacing it with the STI-CO when I was going to go somewhere with trees. Now though, I've taken to just running the STI, and replacing it with the Diamond when I go to Death Valley/desert.

    https://adventuretaco.com/rig-revie...ting Caught on Branches (long-term, resolved)

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  9. Aug 13, 2022 at 11:21 AM
    Logans2001

    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    Raptor liner! This is gonna outlast anything else out there on the market. This is what people use for bed lining the bed of the truck so if your ok with a textured surface then this is what you want. You can usually get a full kit at any orielly autozone or Napa store for around $150 I think.
    1. Take flares off 2. Clean/degrease 3. Sand 4. Raptor adhesion (comes with the kit) 5. Spray on raptor liner. You’ll need an air compressor to spray it on or you can even roll it on (roller and tray comes with kit).
    I’ve had this on for about two years now and still looks great. No maintenance required. I can’t recommend it enough.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2022
  10. Aug 13, 2022 at 3:57 PM
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    Finished painting and re-assembly with Toyota Army Green.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2022 at 4:10 PM
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    Rockymtntacoma Well-Known Member

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    Supercharged itE5C411F6-83E1-4D12-B5FC-C6EAF3A7E677.jpg combined with the 4.88’s I’m really happy with how well it pushes 35’s
     
  12. Aug 13, 2022 at 4:47 PM
    roboturner

    roboturner Dead Eyed

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    Oo more pixs plz this is something I’ve been seriously considering
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2022 at 5:17 PM
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    Finally went to Harbor Freight and dropped 15 bucks so my stuff doesn't fly around the bed.

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  14. Aug 13, 2022 at 7:17 PM
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    Area51Runner Well-Known Member

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    Had another smooth order experience with Toyota of Colorado Springs. Expected it to take a few days at least for them to receive the parts and then for it to ship out. Order included lower ball joints, upper trans dipstick tube, a few seals and other misc items for the front end. Placed the order yesterday and it shipped today. Their prices are very competitive with McGeorge. Next time you need OEM parts, give them a look.

    https://parts.toyotaofcoloradosprings.com/
     
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  15. Aug 13, 2022 at 8:36 PM
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    My local dealer. I've had good experiences with them as well, both online and walking in to the service counter. My only complaint is that they took the "in-store pickup" option off their online ordering system... but that won't be a concern for most of you.
     
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  16. Aug 13, 2022 at 9:34 PM
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    Been just lurking and learning but I finally did a bit of work on my Tacoma today. How the day started:
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    Freshly powdercoated @4xinnovations bumper.

    How we ended up:
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    Thankfully my neighbor was excited to help install the bumper, which made the work go much faster.
    The powdercoater was impressed that I took the time to grind all the edges round - looks great and they were happy to not have to deal with sharp edges. While under there, I also did the breather relocate trick, the breather runs up into the space behind the left hand tail light.
     
  17. Aug 14, 2022 at 7:18 AM
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    265/70R17, Helo Rims, leveling kit, smoked rear lights, led light bar, double din JVC, backup camera, led interior lights, red rock pod lights, led headlights
    Sorry to hear you got hit. True scumbags
     
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  18. Aug 14, 2022 at 7:23 AM
    Civi

    Civi Member

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    Never even thought of this. Perfect solution for me as still have a plastic liner. Think I will do the same this morning
     
  19. Aug 14, 2022 at 9:52 AM
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    you guys think it’s feasible to make the cat connections easy to remove so we can store the cat outta sight?
     
  20. Aug 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    OME lift, 4x sliders, Demello rear bumper, custom front bumper, Engo 9000lb winch
    Installing vband clamps is about as easy as it'll get. Would be annoying to deal with everyday.
     

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