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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. Nov 17, 2013 at 11:29 AM
    Motoman423

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    hey you guys I keep getting mixed reviews online. I have axle wrap on my 01 4 door taco and I just broke my tough country traction bars. Would you go with bud built or pro comp ladder bars? Also I hear that people put on bilstien 5100's and the stiffer shocks do away with ale wrap is this true? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    5100s are shocks.

    shocks won't really help axle warp..they provide no lift..

    getting a new leaf pack will..and judging form you sig pic..your suspension is shot..
     
  3. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:07 PM
    Cohbsteq

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    Took some sick poser pics

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  4. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    For the first time since I bought my '02 Xtracab 5-speed stepside 11.5 months ago, the dash is cleared of all warning lights.

    Today, thanks to cmack and his thread here http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/44039-emergency-brake-fix.html and a few of the other links off this thread, I fixed my e-brake so the light doesn't stay on. Took a quick spin around the block and I kinda miss the ( ! ).
     
  5. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    yote Washington State University

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    Now on the hunt for a quality portable air compressor :spy:
    If anyone has suggestions, I'd like to hear pro cons

    CO2 is out the window cause I don't want to worry about re-filling the tank, even though I'd love the very fast refill time.

    I was thinking these two looked purtty good...

    http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-Automat...1382383409&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=viair+450p


    http://www.amazon.com/Viair-44043-VIAIR-Portable-Compressor/dp/B000X9BXQS/
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    C02 FTW! :p

    Just kidding. I plan to get a compressor as well. Mainly for air locker, but a good back up as well.


    Between those two I recommend the 440P. Faster air up times.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    also on the hunt for one, after the meet yesterday I had to borrow someones to fill up
     
  8. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    yote Washington State University

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    There is a lot of win w/ CO2.
    Compressor is nice if you're not racing to air up w/ your pit crew.
    My pre-boot camp Xmas is looking oh so nice, it's nice to experience a little bit of heaven before you knock on hell's door
     
  9. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM
    Motoman423

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    Thanks for the info. The 5100's do provide lift at least the set I am looking at and I dont think my stock suspention is shot i put 31.5in tires on so it took up more of the clearance my truck only as 107,000 on it. So you think go with a leaf pack like deaver? instead of a bud built or pro comp traction bar?
     
  10. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Stuff
    5100s only provide lift in the front by either pre loading your stock coils, or by using longer/ higher spring rate aftermarket springs. The rear 5100 shocks do nothing for lift. They are longer to accommodate a lifted rear end, but don't do anything for the lift itself.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    No shocks provide lift. Period. The shocks you're are looking at probably say something along the lines of "Works with 0"-3" of lift"
     
  12. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    5100s in the rear do not provide lift. They can accommodate up to a 3" lift, but don't give you a 3" lift. You need a new leaf pack, shackles, or blocks to lift the rear. And FWIW, my stock suspension was shot at less than 70k miles.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    PcBuilder14

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    I have axle wrap as well now that my leafs with an add-a-leaf have began to sag again. I'm hoping new leafs will remedy most of my problems, and maybe somehow my shaking at 50mph.... :eek:
     
  14. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    I got my uncle to re-fiberglass my sub/bench box and it's hardening as we speak!! Can't wait to finally get my truck back together and get my thump back
     
  15. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    PcBuilder14

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  16. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    5100s won't provide any lift in the rear. For the front, yes but it seems your trouble is with the rear axle.

    If it were me, I'd try a new set of leafs instead of a traction bar. The stock ones aren't the greatest and don't age well.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM
    95 taco

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  18. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM
    PcBuilder14

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    Haha 4 people posting about how shocks will not provide the lift! :laughing:
     
  19. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM
    tomtom

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    Technically, the 5100s provide lift in the front but that is due to them being a part of a strut assembly and having an adjustable spring perch. But that is "technically". The shock itself is not the strut.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    For that price you could get 5 MV-50s. One for each tire and a spare.

    But in all seriousness, I've been very pleased with mine for the price.
     

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