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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 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM
    SeattleCoug

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    Well you always run the risk of getting a bad used sensor unless the seller guarantees it. What sensor are you talking about though?



    Trouble getting the new one in. They were quite a bit stiffer than I had expected.. not to mention this was my 1st rodeo when it comes to swapping rear leaf springs :p but they're all in now!!
     
  2. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    I believe a gallon of chrome paint is about 1300$ from Alsa Corp last time i priced it out
     
  3. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    Eh, see my Build Thread sig link. Too many mods to list.
    Paid $.86 for a window handle spring clip (Damnit Clip™) at Toyota today. They had to special order it. That caught me off guard until I realized everything now has power windows.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    I experienced the opposite, had to cut out my old ones (major PITA) but the new Wheelers pack went in smooth. looking forward to your lifted pics, should match up nicely with your front set-up
     
  5. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    That's what she said :D
     
  6. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    Let me know to because mine don't dim either :/
     
  7. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    Scratch that, mine dim. I must have thought they didn't dim when I switched from my last lights since these new ones are so bright. Whoops :eek:
     
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...llation-aftermarket-keyless-entry-system.html

    That link sums up the install. Took less than an hour after I figured out which wires to tap, and that was on the side if the street in the dark.

    I bought mine off Amazon, but at that price I wish I had spent $30 more and gotten a remote starter as well as keyless entry.
     
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    Now onto the rear axle housing and associated parts.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    Eh, see my Build Thread sig link. Too many mods to list.
    :)
     
  11. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Lol :laughing:

    Wow I'm sure glad I didn't have to do that, what did you use to cut the old leafs out??


    Here are a few pictures I snapped this morning... I'll take plenty more (better) ones after I get my 33s and Pro Comp 7069s later this week :rolleyes:

    Underneath all finished (I cut the U-Bolts down to size):
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    From the side:
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    Top Picture = Stock
    Middle Picture = Front lifted with 3" coils/5100s
    Bottom Picture = Front lifted with 3" coils/5100s and rear lifted with All-Pro Expo leafs/5125s
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    [​IMG]



    One more just straight on from the side:
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    I'll have some (more) rake in a few months when my Elite-Off Road front plate bumper gets finished
     
  13. Sep 11, 2013 at 10:03 AM
    taco47001

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    I had to cut the front pin off my leafs too....use just a cutoff wheel on a grinder (they are very thin).

    Looks good man. You have the "Expo" leafs? They advertise you can get up to 5" of lift with these when you don't have any weight in the bed. That's why I didn't go the Expo route...man they look like they are right where they should be, at 3" or so.
    You're gonna love that elite front. Gonna make your truck look so diff.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2013 at 10:12 AM
    SeattleCoug

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    Yeah the "Expedition" Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs. I only heard up to 4" with an empty bed. I only have a tool box that has about 50-60lbs of supplies in there... anyways it looks like I didn't get the 4" but more along the lines of 3". I'll take a measuring tape to it later this evening and see what I actually got.

    Oh I've been practically :jerkoff: to pics of guys installing their Elite bumpers from the last Group Buy, it makes the truck look so much more badass :cool:
     
  15. Sep 11, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    Yeah! I can't believe the difference! :D

    I'm losing a bit more room with the 12"... but for the right box dimensions and allowing the woofer to sound right and THAT good, it's so worth it!

    I agree... I had 2 8" woofers that could "hit" but def couldn't hold the low tones and move as much air! Here's some facts:
    8 Inch Subwoofers: These subwoofers are the standard small woofer and can normally be found in stock sound systems in cars. They have been deemed the smallest woofer that will still get you nice bass. 8" subwoofers add a bit of rumble, or flavor, to your cars music without sacrificing space. Because of the small cone area and weight, it is easy for the magnet to move the assembly resulting in punchy, accurate bass reproduction.
    12 Inch Subwoofers: By far the most common subwoofer is the 12 inch subwoofer; it’s a great mix of accuracy and loudness. They hit the lower notes without using all that much power. A 12" woofer can be both punchy and boomy, this is where your box comes in to tune your woofer exactly how you want it. If you are torn between punch and boom, go with a 12" woofer, it is a safe bet.
    It's pretty much the difference in surface area of the cone... so one 8" vs one 12" = 12" puts out lower and more bass! ;) Maybe three 8s will sound similar, tho. :notsure: Hope this helps! ;)
     
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    thanks man :) should I lower it???
     
  17. Sep 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    I bet one 8"W7 will hit harder, deeper and crisper then your 12 any day haha
     
  18. Sep 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    Man that sucks I have 2 here in the shop from a lift i did. If i would of known i would of gave it to you.
     
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    :pout:


    ...I figured it out eventually though, thanks for the offer Jerry. Plus I learned of a new "4 wheel" store/shop nearby so it wasn't all a loss
     
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    Got my TG sliders welded on today.

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