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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. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:32 PM
    jcasteel

    jcasteel Well-Known Member

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    Not all done in one day but since I purchased the 2003 a couple of weeks ago.

    Timing Belt, Water Pump, Thermostat, Tensioner, Upper Bearing, Lower Bearing, CamShaft Seal, CrankShaft Seals,
    Fan Belts (3), Spark Plugs, Plug Wires, Valve Cover Gaskets, CamShaft Cups, half moons,
    Drain and refill Rear Differential Gear Oil (75W-90),
    Drain and refill Crankcase Oil (5W-30) and Filter,
    Air Filter,
    Drain and refill AntiFreeze (Xerex Asian),
    Install backup camera,
    New rearview mirror with backup camera display,
    Drain and refill ATF (Toyota T-IV),
    Speedbleeders,
    Drain and refill Brake fluid with Dot 4,
    Install Alpine ILX-107,
    clean, clean, clean,
    New Husky floor liners front and rear,
    polished the Toyota emblem on the top of the plenum to a mirror shine

    Got her all back together and buttoned up. Purrs like a kitten. Runs like a Swiss top, then I
    found a crack in the Left Valve cover that is letting some oil drip out. I have some valve covers
    headed my way. Might do a little polish or paint them however I don't think it will improve the looks
    of the engine enough. So I might leave them as is.

    Whew, now I'll drive her for a little while until I decide what is next.

    Oh, I also deleted the clock because, well I couldn't see it anyway.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2017
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  2. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:34 PM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    CBI sliders, Icon stage 1, Icon Tubular UCA, Alcan custom leafs, All Pro Apex bumper and skids, NWTI rear diy bumper, 295/70/17 Cooper St Maxxs and nitro 4.88s.
    :worthless:
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:37 PM
    jcasteel

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    Agreed but I have a 13 year old and it is halloween. I'm gonna do a write up on the rearview camera install. The Alpine was mostly plug and play with a lot of soldering. I promise I'll get something up and I took pictures.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    True but they were better coated and had fully boxed frames
     
  5. Oct 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
    WildLand

    WildLand Does Ursus arctos defecate in deciduous forest?

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    Patches on headliner
    I don't have hard evidence between my correlations but something seems to be going on.

    If I go off a curb there is a clunk in the back passenger axle area it sounds like. Braking then seems to be less firm. Also when I pull the emergency brake, it clicks more times than usual.

    So I then do the reverse, pull emergency brake a few times to get it adjusted and then all seems to go back to normal.

    I changed the brakes and axle seals a few weeks ago. I am pretty positive I replaced the drum brake components right. Does it sounds like something inside the drum brake could be causing this?

    More information is I did my OME lift a few months back and did not get extended brake lines, would this be causing it or nah?

    Pic for attention

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  6. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:04 PM
    PROseur

    PROseur TYPICAL PRO OWNER; BRODOZER AND DOUCHEBAG

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    Not wanting bad mpg when I go to 265/70/16



    So been lazy with my 225/70/16

    But in all this rain probably should change tires eh?

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  7. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:24 PM
    jcasteel

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    Pics.

    Alpine ILX-107. Wireless Carplay. I get in the car and my iPhone connects wirelessly through the headunit's wifi.

    Rearview mirror with display.

    Tailgate picture. I cleaned up the zinc primer around the camera orifice. The writeup will get a picture as it is now. Also, while I was considering places to mount the camera I had the rearview mirror near me so that I could look at results hence the rearview mirror held over the tailgate.

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  8. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:41 PM
    Dan8906

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    why not put the rear video to the headunit?
     
  9. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:52 PM
    jcasteel

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    I'll explain in the writeup but my current car has it in the dash and I get disoriented looking at the rearview mirror, side mirrors, and down at the dash display. I loose my peripheral vision when I look down and the Tacoma's radio sits even lower in the dash than what is in my current car. In short, the rearview mirror and my peripheral vision give me the best overall rear view and looking down at the dash breaks that view.
     
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  10. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:52 PM
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    Winter shoes mounted. Firestone Winterforce LT, 235/85r16 pizza cutters. These things sure seem insanely heavy but according to Firestone's specs are actually slightly lighter at 42lbs than the D-rated 31X10.5X15 Destination A/Ts I have. Go figure. I had them on my 4runner last winter and they rocked.

    Next up I think the nerf bars are going to go.
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  11. Oct 31, 2017 at 2:57 PM
    Stm82

    Stm82 BRAAAPPP!!!

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    96 4runner of a friend of mine. I guess I have a new project in my future. You also have to remember this is Canada... salted roads are terrible.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    No they're not. They are both receiving about the same amount of power at all times, yes, but the one will less resistance is the one that actually puts the power to the ground.

    Hell yeah, man. And that scene is gold.
     
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  13. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:46 PM
    devinzz1

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    yes they are.
    one with more traction is putting same amount of power to ground as the one with the least will allow.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:51 PM
    tony2018

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    Def curious to know how you mounted that rear camera.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    You're right. I was misunderstanding how the power limitation functions.
     
  16. Oct 31, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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  17. Oct 31, 2017 at 4:01 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    Pass it over... I don't think either realizes they're saying the same thing but different....
     
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  18. Oct 31, 2017 at 4:02 PM
    Cr250jumper

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    I know you are but what am I.......
     
  19. Oct 31, 2017 at 5:23 PM
    JKO1998

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    Anyone know of a paint that actually matches the 99 tacoma brown... I’ve tried matching it but apparently they look different inside...
     
  20. Oct 31, 2017 at 6:15 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    That's a pretty solid shade of dookie brown. Id take a piece if the lower door cloth to match.
     

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