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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. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    As awesome as that would be. It would also be very very expensive haha 2jz parts are ridiculous

    Be better off replacing the ecu and turbo in the 5VZ.

    Also if cali won't let you mix and match truck engines with cars or whatever...the 2jz is a car engine. So you couldn't do that? Might as well do a truck 5.3l LS in it. Be cheapest option all around for a tire shredder. Have to get a beefier rear axle no matter what.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    Wasn't that what the LS motor series made for? Cheap tire shredding motors for s10's, Tacomas and rangers
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Light/dark colors make an amazing difference in heat and sun absorption. Why a lot of the overland vehicles paint the roofs white...
     
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  4. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:06 AM
    mechanicjon

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny 9 Fingers"

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    This is why I kept asking if it had power.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2018 at 9:06 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    I saw someone do a 2JZ swap on here and it inspired me. Guess you're right about the engine swapping thing with the 2JZ - it's also an Inline 6 so it would be hard cramming that in the truck.

    I'd totally do a turbo... if it wasn't illegal in California. I believe it's only legal if it was an option from the factory.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2018 at 9:08 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    I'll do some testing when I get home - gotta pick up the 80A fuse from the parts store if I can find one. Might drop by Pick & Pull and see if I can buy a battery and rob off of a 4Runner probably.
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM
    Blackdawg

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    What??? I feel like that can't be true..tons of folks do turbo adds to cars down there don't there?

    I am learning from you more and more that I am very glad i didn't end up moving to Commiforia...jesus.











    Today I registered my SX! :woot: Drove it to work. What a fun happy lil truck. Driving a stock taco makes me think..why did i change anything? Great little truck.
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    you bought a 3rd truck Monte?

    I've been away longer than I thought. Tell me, how many vehicles has Ben through since he picked up the 3rd gen?
     
  9. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    So I was hearing a some noise and I thought it might have been the carrier bearing but it looks like fluid from the diff... Anyone know what part needs replacing?

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  10. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    yeah i have 3 1st gens now. Bought a 95 single cab SX few weeks ago.

    Ben..idk. I know he is selling the 3rd gen.

    thats a pinion seal failure. And hopefully only that!

    Not too hard to swap out. Just need to do it right. Diff isn't making the noise is it? like rattling? Clicking?

    can you grab the drive shaft and move the pinion?
     
  11. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    No nothing constant. I’m maybe 4 miles from home, think I should drive it home?
     
  12. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    Well im guessing you can't check the oil level but id bet 4 miles will be okay if its been sitting a bit. keep your speed below 50.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    Nice! Miss my first gen... have a 2nd gen in the driveway and I’d trade it any day for a first.

    @m3bassman what’s wrong with the 3rd gen? Besides everything.
     
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    I don't think forced induction is illegal in Cali?
     
  15. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Every once in awhile it makes some noise but it’s only for a second or two. Definitely would be under 50. Is the bearing and seal a PITA to do? Never done it.
     
  16. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:35 AM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 My truck's trans gen(eration)

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  18. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    Okay just read. It needs to be Carb Certified, and then you have to take it to be Re-Smogged to be legal. Some adjustments to the fuel delivery system to make it pass emissions.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    Nothing. We love it. May keep it and sell the first gen. Don't know yet.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    You can park the 1st gen at my house. I'll keep it safe
     
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