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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. Jul 12, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    YellowDog01

    YellowDog01 Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow morning I'm getting replaced Steering rack bushings, tie end rod, and getting an alignment.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    cdub2002

    cdub2002 Active Member

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    Bullet Grill, Hella 500ffs, 3" suspension lift, 33" goodyear wranglers, Flowmaster 40 series, Cobra CB, debadged, Kenwood cd, infinity sound, 12" sub. husky tool box...
    My brother in law works there. Probably the key factor in why my older sister married him hahaha He gets employee discount. The guy didn't tell me he worked there for four months! But now he is hooking me up. Sadly only me. I already asked for the guy who owns the truck in the TW banner.

    I will probably post my old ones for sale once I get the new ones on there. Not sure yet
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    capetaco12

    capetaco12 .<>./

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    OME lift CBI sliders, front bumper homemade rear bumper 33x12.50 m/t Gears Aussie locker inchworm crawlbox Homemade flat belly
    Wont even recognize driving your truck:D It will be a whole new truck if all that is fubar.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Tony Tacoma

    Tony Tacoma Member

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    Line-X Bed Liner Diamond Plate Tool Box
    Just got a Line-x bed liner!

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  5. Jul 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    tacomazach

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    not bad... and welcom to tw!
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    finished up the balljoints on my driver side...just gotta do the passenger tomorrow after I pick up a lower rh balljoint.

    then i did the spark plugs on the x-runner after..
    1GR driver side plugs = :mad:
    :frusty:
     
  7. Jul 13, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    DblCabMN

    DblCabMN Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's all around - Toytec/Eibach 112-620 Coils, Wheelers 5-Pack+Wheelers 2"AAL. 33x10.5x15 KM2s - Siped on Summit Racing 84-5883 rims with 3.750 BS. 4.88s. Demello HD round sliders. Home built full skids. Home built front bumper. Plasti'd badges. Energy Susp. steering rack bushings. Sway bar delete. Deck plate mod. aFe Pro-Dry. Gibson exhaust.
    Installed new steering rack bushings - total waste of time and money. my 'stock' ones were in good enough shape, should've stopped when i realized that. Instead, wasted 3 hours under the truck and $25.

    Plasti-derped my badges. I think i caked it on a bit heavy on the last coat (because it was late, bugs were out, etc.) - looks good, but not great, will probably re-do it soon.

    Painted my scrape-plates shiny black. need to drop the gas tank skid and do that too.

    You've all seen plastidipped and black plates, so unless you all realllly want pics, i'll skip it.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Denim Dan

    Denim Dan Confusion

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    How much that cost you?
     
  9. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    nah man, you'll notice an improvement in steering when you hit the dirt. the poly urethane is much better than the crappy stock rubber

    i know they take a long time to install... at least it's a cheap part and you dont have to pay yourself for your time on the clock
     
  10. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    does anyone know the size of the rear diff drain and fill plug? i was fighting with it last night and lost.

    finally this morning i gotta 15/16" on it and got it off but its all rounded and messed up so im thinking about replacing it. im thinkin maybe my diff breather is plugged up cuz it was so ridiculously tight maybe there was a bit of a vacuum? does that make sense?
     
  11. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Tony Tacoma

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    It was $580 after tax, over the rails. $469 pre tax under the rails...

    Thanks for the welcome TacomaZach
     
  12. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Slodgetto

    Slodgetto Über Posre

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    Scratches, dents, and junkyard parts.
    They should both be 24mm. 15/16" is a little smaller than 24mm so that's probably why it worked... I would replace it if I were you.

    Yeah, the vacuum idea makes sense but I dont think it would be strong enough to make a noticable difference when trying to loosen the plug because it's such a small area. Have you tried ttwisting the breather to make sure it's loose? If you can twist it around with your fingers, than it shouldn't be clogged.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    scocar

    scocar This is not the covfefe you are looking for

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    Mostly pallet racks groaning under boxes of mods to be
    They can often be an unholy bitch to get off, especially if they have not been maintained, or someone used the wrong crush washer (or no washer) or overtorqued it. The 30k mile regular service interval and the location also allows a lot of corrosion and filth to seal it up between changes. The first time I ever did it on my 93, I swore A LOT.

    In the future, try hitting it with a small wire brush to take of any surface corrosion and then some PB blaster. You can also tap it with a hammer to help break corrosion. You'll likely need at least a breaker bar, if not a cheater bar, too. A six-point socket is also a good idea to avoid slipping and rounding.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    You're right man, it's great. My shudder is gone, my steering is tight, and it feels like a brand new truck. Thanks again for all the help!
     
  15. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    Gettin a magnaflow glasspack put on tomorrow morning... I hope
     
  16. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    Gettin a magnaflow glasspack put on tomorrow morning... I hope It sounds pretty good !
     
  17. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    ilove_taco_ma

    ilove_taco_ma Well-Known Member

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    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    just replaced my driver side cv axle. had a long time with that...not even gonna go to details. :mad::mad::frusty:
     
  18. Jul 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Plasti-dipped my chrome door handles, this stuff is freaking addiciting! Haha
     
  19. Jul 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    ive been wanting to do this for a while im just too lazy...did you tape anything off?
     
  20. Jul 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    It's not that bad after the first one next time it should be simple :D
     

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