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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    My double cab v6 according to ultra gauge gets 20 easy on the hwy and it's an auto. but I got 23 once in my 96 before I started modding it. But it was mostly at 45-55mph.

    Our trucks sweet spot is 45-55. 65 is not. And especially nothing above that.

    It's easy.

    Spend around 4-8k on the truck in armor and big tires and other shit till it is super tall in the air and weights 5000lbs..then you get 10mpg like me :eek:
     
  2. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    I should also say that I'm always trying to apply the lightest amount of pressure on the gas pedal to go a certain speed.

    I'm very conscious about my right foot, in other words.
     
  3. Sloth

    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    With my 4cyl 5spd 4x4, 4:30's tube bumper, and 31x10.5 duratracs I get around 22-25 mpg doing 65 on the highway. Mpg really drops when going over 65. But, I don't really care. I bought a truck, not a compact. It gets decent mileage, hauls crap, and offroads. Seems decent enough to me.
     
  4. Dcpsychobilly

    Dcpsychobilly Well-Known Member

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  5. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    haha my 2.7 auto got 20 when it was bone stock on 31s

    now that it has 33s and armor i only get 20 if i am driving 100% highway. How madjik gets such good mpg is a dam mystery, it's like his truck is part prius.
     
  6. bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    The boot on my passenger tie rod ripped a little....
     
  7. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Thanks guys! Bumper turned out better than I expected.:D

    Picking up a '79 Ford Dana 60 today!
     
  8. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    :woot:

    can't wait to see the swap begin!
     
  9. PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    :goingcrazy:
     
  10. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I'm sure it'll be awhile as I collect parts :anonymous:

    What's wrong with the hood? :confused::D
     
  11. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    :eek:
     
  12. TacoBran

    TacoBran Your Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

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    Nice @45acp I like watching progress on your truck!
     
  13. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    You also have to remember my suspension has 165,000 miles on it.

    I'm sure my truck is gaining some sort of aerodynamic advantage.

    :eek:

    And so it begins...
     
  14. Yotaman42

    Yotaman42 New Member

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    Today i installed some KC slimlite driving lights on my push bar! What do you all think?

    20130509_182312.jpg
     
  15. losers101

    losers101 Well-Known Member

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  16. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    chasebrooks14 Well-Known Member

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    i put in helper springs to fix my axle wrap. took about 20 minutes an $37 :D
    [​IMG]
     
  18. kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    :drool:
     
  19. Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    now thats an axle
     
  20. TacoBran

    TacoBran Your Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

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    Is the plan links or leafs?
     
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