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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. Jan 29, 2018 at 6:49 PM
    tymeson

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    V6 my good sir, I was thinking maybe rust rot? Or spark plugs @Speedytech7
     
  2. Jan 29, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    Plugs won't cause a raw gas smell but if you have rot in an evap lime that could. Are all your vacuum lines solid? Any codes? Also I'd vote you go to an exhaust shop with a full mandrel bender so not a place on Broadway or Baseline haha and have them try a couple mufflers on for ya. Lots of folks like the 16 and 18 inch Magnaflows for the V6.
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    Where did you get those bucket seats?! I need to get rid of the 60/40 split bench in mine.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:02 PM
    tymeson

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    Mini Mexico! Haha no I don't have any codes at all, I'm going to have to look for a leak but don't think I have one, you know of a good muffler shop? I've heard good things about Scottsdale muffler but not too sure about it
     
  5. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    I love it down there, lots of cool stores and junkyards but I'm not sure I'd ever get any auto work done there. I haven't heard anything about Scottsdale muffler, probably good if they have a pipe bender on site (some places only have pre bent pipe and that doesn't come out so nice). Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll notice if you have any holes in evap or fuel return lines. Possible to get a fuel smell if the fuel regulator fails too.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:16 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Going to do the headliner and floor, but didn't get any mass loaded vinyl. Got two packs of this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Noico-deaden...?ie=UTF8&qid=1517281769&sr=8-3&keywords=noico

    and a roll of their closed cell foam. Looks nearly identical to the raamaudio stuff and quite a bit cheaper.

    Will report back on the exhaust after I get to listen to more than moving the truck from the garage to the backyard. Seems like it will have a little noise when you get on it, but very quiet the rest of the time, guessing I'll be really happy.

    That being said, after spending $150 on the muffler, and then $70 on the resonator, don't know why I didn't just leave the stock muffler on... :oops:


    That's a Sparco R100. I had to weld the stock feet onto a Sparco bracket to get it to work. IIRC, Corbeau makes brackets for the 1st gen if you want bolt in.
     
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  7. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:52 PM
    m3bassman

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    Some situations, you cannot just 'drag it through' which can leave you in a really tough spot. Last springs incident into the remote desert taught me a valuable lesson. It was a challenge without a trailer backing out of our situation.
    https://youtu.be/hmcmqf_99_4
     
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  8. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:56 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Yeah that would be really tough with anything but a rolling hotdog stand haha. I'm pretty decent at backing trailers and I wouldn't want anything to do with one on a shelf road like that.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2018 at 7:59 PM
    Empty_Lord

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    Looks clean. I have a collection of engine harnesses and body harnesses that have been warrantied that I'm slowly getting made into harnesses for stuff I'm adding... talk about a chore, you sir are patient
     
  10. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    It is indeed is a chore. My first harness took six months, this one took probably a weekend.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Looks really professional though, where are you getting the Toyota connectors and terminal pieces. I'll have quite a bit of repinning and splicing to do here soon so it would be nice to have the tools and pins on hand.
     
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  12. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    I actually just use the kick panel pigtail and original Toyota door harness to work with. I went through a whole thing with @mechanicjon to find the manufacturer of the connector and the pins, and he went all the way to contact the Toyota OES to source some. Unfortunately Toyota stopped using the IH/IL kick panel connectors in 2015 at the end of the 2nd generation, the 3rd generation used completely different connectors.

    Toyota wants like, $5 per PIN! Yes you read that right. At almost 60 pins total for both sides it wasn't feasible.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Not sure if this matters to you (it didn't for me for quite a while), but my 1016 USB charger created a lot of radio frequency interference (RFI) - enough to make my Ham radio not work well. Ended up replacing it with a 1045 from Blue Sea to completely solve the problem. Wrote it up here if you want details: Mod wars - USB charger RFI vs. Ham Radio
     
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  14. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:40 PM
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    you managed to find the bare pins? i believe ive found similar ones but im not sure.. this would work much better than me buying pigtails or finding ones in a harness.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:46 PM
    Madjik_Man

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    Wow, that stuff is a lot cheaper. Should do the trick just fine too. Don't know how effective it will be on your floor (if you're planning on putting it there?) as a sound deadener but it should certainly help with insulation. But it should work great on the rear wall, rear quarter panels, roof and doors.

    Just remember to only put a 8x8", at most, piece of the closed cell foam behind each speaker. Any more and you'll dampen the back wave too much and make the mid range and bass sound really flat.

    Because.... mods.
     
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  16. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    Pro muffler in Peoria installed mine for 40 bucks if I remember correctly. I brought them the muffler. My buddy gave me a magnaflow. I didn’t have access to a welder at the time.
     
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  17. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    I remember reading that in your build!

    Would it make enough RFI to interfere with my radio or even CB radio? Also, I plan on putting this one in the bed of my truck on it’s own separate power supply line, do you think that would help?? Thanks for thinking about that!

    Truthfully, I don’t really plan on going HAM radio for QUITE awhile!

    Unless you all convince me like you guys do for everything else.... :oops:
     
  18. Jan 29, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    I don't have enough clutch for something like that. That was the night I realized that a trailer would not have ever worked for me and it was a blessing that I never finished the one I started.
     
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  19. Jan 29, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    Not today, but the other day swapped out 1st gen coils for 2nd gen coils off 2015 sport,

    not very good pics ...


    IMG_20180106_144514.jpg

    The 2nd gens are roughly an inch longer (on right)....

    IMG_20180104_160915.jpg


    How I DE compressed 2nd gen shock/strut, & I don't want to hear a lot of bullshit over it, it was safe, probably shouldn't even post it haha.


    IMG_20180104_114540.jpg
     
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  20. Jan 29, 2018 at 9:16 PM
    Empty_Lord

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    is that a drill press im looking at? probably actually pretty safe honestly...
     
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