1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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. Jan 12, 2018 at 1:47 PM
    Digiratus

    Digiratus Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Member:
    #34006
    Messages:
    17,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Roaming the PNW
    Vehicle:
    The RedHead
    2002 XtraCab TRD 4x4 v6 Auto Trans With Lots of Mods King Extended Travel COs Camburg Uniball UCAs Whiteline Lower Control Arm Bushings Alcan Custom 8-Leaf Rear Spring Packs Fox 2.0 Resi Rear Shocks FrankenFab Rear Shock Relocate All-Pro U-bolt Flip w/Timbren bumps Toytec 1" Extended Shackle 4.88 Nitro Gears ARB Front Locker ARB Twin Compressor Gunmetal 16x8 SCS Ray10s 285/75r16 Cooper STT Pros Limited Edition Relentless Front Bumper Smittybilt X2O 10K Winch 3" LED Pods w/Amber covers in the Bumper 22" Single Row LED Bar on the Bumper Mini D2S Projectors XB35 Ballasts + 4500K Bulbs Badland Sliders FrankenFab Tire Carrier Swingout bumper w/kitchen BudBuilt Front & Bellypan Skids BAMF Rear Diff Skid Whynter 65 qt. Fridge/Freezer CVT Mt Bachelor RTT Badland Custom Bed Rack GM 140 amp alternator Dual Northstar 24F AGM batteries BlueSea 7622 ML-ACR Battery controller Peak DBI Dual Battery Voltage Monitor Magnaflow 18" Muffler 13WL Brake Calipers Braided Steel Brake Lines AFE Pro Dry S air filter ScanGauge II OBDII Scanner Kenwood TM-71A Dual Band Ham Radio Larson 70CM/2M Antenna Uniden 520xl CB radio 3' Firestik Adjustable tip antenna Pioneer DEH-P9400BH HU Alpine Amps & Type R components (F) and coaxials (R) Wet Okole Seat Covers Weathertech Digital Liners Deck Plate Mod 1" Diff Drop Carrier Bearing Drop
    Get ready to see some more soon. :anonymous:
     
    17tacostormtrooper likes this.
  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 1:49 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Member:
    #123587
    Messages:
    11,812
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zane
    PHX, AZ
    Vehicle:
    96 Patchwork Tacoma Wheeler & 1993 Land Cruiser
    Have a look at my builds --->
    Ooh, if you're ever serious about that offer I'm in, I think they'd look good on my mall crawler, cruiser could use some wheels.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM
    chowwwww

    chowwwww Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Member:
    #131583
    Messages:
    1,427
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County
    Vehicle:
    03 Doublecab 4x4
    Billys 5100/Eibach and Wheelers Progressive 1.5 AAL with overload in
    Do you have 4.5 or 3.5 backspacing? I’m on 16x8 with 4.5 backspacing right now and an considering 295/75R16 for my next set of tires.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2018 at 2:13 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76340
    Messages:
    5,602
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Potentially. Would need to find some other wheels and get the tires swapped.

    16x8 4.0BS
     
    chowwwww and Speedytech7 like this.
  5. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM
    tony2018

    tony2018 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Member:
    #123866
    Messages:
    2,818
    Gender:
    Male
    Road Force Balance has been added to my list of 'always do no matter what'.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:58 PM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Member:
    #121762
    Messages:
    2,302
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dallas
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2001 tacoma sr5 trd
    went to toyota today for cv axles, lower ball joints and steering rack also outer tie rods. the steering rack alone was $800 and cv axles would be $500 each. but i didnt have the vin number so it could of been cheaper then that for the cv axles. think i'll just go with gunny lol
     
    Keep on Truckin' and tony2018 like this.
  7. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM
    tony2018

    tony2018 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Member:
    #123866
    Messages:
    2,818
    Gender:
    Male
    Sounds like something scraping.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:38 PM
    CowboyCaddy

    CowboyCaddy Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Member:
    #202134
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dennis
    Everett, WA
    Vehicle:
    2000 Green 2Dr 4cylinder Manual
    Corrected over-sized tires
    This valve-adjustment conversation is interesting. I remember commenting to someone about having that done on my 4WD 2000 2.7L and the response was something like, "You don't have to do that with those..." I am not sure if it was because I only at 102,000 miles, or what. I do know that with my prior 3 Tacomas, every so often that is exactly what got done: new plugs and a valve adjustment, and it always ran like new for a couple of years with only oil changes to think about and the odd O2 Sensor, or, in those older models, a timing belt (usually only one time).
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:40 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando HAMMERDOWN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Member:
    #85507
    Messages:
    14,164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fernando
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma DC 4x4
    Too many, See Build
    Or the junk yard
     
  10. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:46 PM
    tony2018

    tony2018 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Member:
    #123866
    Messages:
    2,818
    Gender:
    Male
    Nah, thats just all day er day dealer rape. Just order it online.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:48 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76340
    Messages:
    5,602
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    You should be able to get an OEM steering rack for around $550 online.

    CVs check our CVJ remans. They reman only OEM axle and can add high-angle boots. Been very happy with mine the last two years.
     
    Silver02Taco and Digiratus like this.
  12. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:08 PM
    redrazr

    redrazr Psalm 118:5-6

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Member:
    #10223
    Messages:
    521
    Gender:
    Male
    Baker, FL
    Vehicle:
    2001 Xtracab TRD PreRunner
    Bilstein 5100 front/rear, Method NV Diamond wheels, Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 265/75-16's
    Finished painting the trim on the corners and installed the grille. Makes me really dislike the stock front bumper now. Truck is still dirty from the last trip too. 5EA9FE39-BB59-4D87-B659-80221EF5A64D.jpg1A26C191-EDF6-438C-B6E1-1A1EB30124C7.jpg
    699C8ACC-52C7-40F9-A28E-6C7299953A8F.jpg
     
  13. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:18 PM
    Keep on Truckin'

    Keep on Truckin' Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Member:
    #159075
    Messages:
    852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jarvis
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    02 Imp. Red - Ext. Cab SR5 4x4- 2.7- Auto
    Rear Locker, TRD Alloy Wheels & Cooper AT3 Tires, Camper Shell ,, K&N ,Icon AALS
    The Trim & Grill color gives it a nice accent.
     
    redrazr likes this.
  14. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM
    SilverGhost

    SilverGhost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Member:
    #112635
    Messages:
    7,577
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    RayRay
    Reunion, Co
    Vehicle:
    02,03 some 04, it's complicated
    A shit load of welding rod
    Out with the old and in with the used. So far the truck ran pretty well with the new throttle body. It responded better then before. Tranny shift was right on and no stall when I pushed it to fast and slow. All different speeds. Came to a stop and it idled nice. So far so good. I’ll give it a few more days. Hopefully my issue is fixed.

     
  15. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:26 PM
    SilverGhost

    SilverGhost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Member:
    #112635
    Messages:
    7,577
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    RayRay
    Reunion, Co
    Vehicle:
    02,03 some 04, it's complicated
    A shit load of welding rod
    A lot of the guys get thier new parts from here. I know there is anothr place but I don't remember right now.

    https://parts.camelbacktoyota.com/p...=direct&utm_campaign=camelbacktoyotaparts.com
     
    Reh5108 likes this.
  16. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:26 PM
    redrazr

    redrazr Psalm 118:5-6

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Member:
    #10223
    Messages:
    521
    Gender:
    Male
    Baker, FL
    Vehicle:
    2001 Xtracab TRD PreRunner
    Bilstein 5100 front/rear, Method NV Diamond wheels, Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 265/75-16's
    Thanks man!
     
  17. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:33 PM
    SilverGhost

    SilverGhost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Member:
    #112635
    Messages:
    7,577
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    RayRay
    Reunion, Co
    Vehicle:
    02,03 some 04, it's complicated
    A shit load of welding rod
    For the 2.7 there are different thinkness of shims for the valve adjustment. Those really don't need to be changed. They last a pretty long time. I've attemped it once at 210,000 miles and it really didn't need it. I measured all of them and they where all within spec. So I would really reconsider doing it. But it's your truck. Good luck.

    If you look at the blue circles. Those are the shims.

    840E60B0-DCA8-411B-A095-C255C9B9C9A0.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  18. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM
    aknickyota22

    aknickyota22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2017
    Member:
    #224589
    Messages:
    209
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Durango, CO
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Bilstein 5100, OME 880
    So just got done reading your other thread. You're pretty sure it was the flex plate?
     
  19. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:02 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Member:
    #195197
    Messages:
    9,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    '98 Tacoma PreRunner 4WD / '98 Tacoma SR5 5-Lug
    2WD to 4WD Swap Power Door Retrofit '17 TRD OR Wheels
    Called about 6 different shops. Everyone I told my story to told me it was the flexplate. I'm pretty sure it is too because it won't start anymore, you can hear the starter grinding
     
  20. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:09 PM
    aknickyota22

    aknickyota22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2017
    Member:
    #224589
    Messages:
    209
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Durango, CO
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Bilstein 5100, OME 880
    Shit that really sucks. I listened to the audio you posted and it definitely sounded like the flex plate to me. But then again in my experience usually the flex plate will just crack and make noise until the crack spreads all the way around it, in which case the truck just stops moving. Hopefully it is just the flex plate and not the torque converter or the whole transmission itself.
     
    BartMaster1234 likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top