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. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Member:
    #123587
    Messages:
    13,432
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zane
    PHX, AZ
    Vehicle:
    96 Patchwork Tacoma Wheeler & 1993 Land Cruiser
    Have a look at my builds --->
    Cool, you have a pretty light vehicle so I can imagine if it is generically valved for the Taco then an Ext cab or Dbl cab would feel a bit softer. So if they purpose valved for an 80 then it is probably medium to medium stiff with its 5000lbs haha. The 80 rarely leaves pavement and right now it is getting really floaty over cracks and bumps, like the axle is walking sideways when it jumps. Took a shock off and I could compress it with one finger.... problem found
     
  2. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:21 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    70,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    lol yeah new shocks will help!

    I love how light this truck is. Be a fun desert runner.
     
    Speedytech7 likes this.
  3. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:33 AM
    Adude

    Adude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Member:
    #206699
    Messages:
    713
    Gender:
    Male
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    04 Double cab
    Rear E Locker with Sord guard,10.5 in bobbed bed, tow packed coped/frenched as cross member in the frame, Breathers fittings, Rat productions skids, Home brewed 2x3 Sliders, Rear temp bumper, On board Air 5gal, Poor mans Twin Stick, Garmin 276c Gps, Blinkers Relocated. In progress-Hybrid 4" spring pack,Front Relentless Bumper rebuild,OME front sus. Bilstien rear 10" shocks. 16x7 oem steel spares beadlocks.
    I would toss the NGKs in the garbage. Especially if they are single ground. It calls for dual only. I know someone brought this up earlier.
    My 04 had a bad miss fire with them, it was bad enough to rob power. They only lasted 800 miles. You can get the Densos on Amazon for around 2$ each.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM
    Adude

    Adude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Member:
    #206699
    Messages:
    713
    Gender:
    Male
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    04 Double cab
    Rear E Locker with Sord guard,10.5 in bobbed bed, tow packed coped/frenched as cross member in the frame, Breathers fittings, Rat productions skids, Home brewed 2x3 Sliders, Rear temp bumper, On board Air 5gal, Poor mans Twin Stick, Garmin 276c Gps, Blinkers Relocated. In progress-Hybrid 4" spring pack,Front Relentless Bumper rebuild,OME front sus. Bilstien rear 10" shocks. 16x7 oem steel spares beadlocks.
    Orbital eyes :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  5. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:44 AM
    17tacostormtrooper

    17tacostormtrooper They call me bacon!!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2016
    Member:
    #204720
    Messages:
    1,252
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Pike county Ga
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD DCLB/2000 ext cab trd
    Stage 2 icon lift 285/55r20 toyo rt tires Fuel maverick 20x9 wheels Window tint Vent shades LED interior lights Led reverse light Night light rear led standalone reverse lights Smitty built drivers side mole gear seat cover Husky floor mats Truxedo bed cover Factory roof rack Custom grill

    You wouldn’t by chance have the link on Amazon?
     
  6. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:07 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Member:
    #177696
    Messages:
    2,039
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma Xcab 4x4 SR5 V6 TRD
    AdventureTaco
    Making Lil Red do Igor's work, huh? :p

    Got time to install in the near future?
     
  7. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:27 PM
    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Member:
    #68604
    Messages:
    4,916
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Anchorage Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2018 T4R & '95 SAS
    SAS, dents, & scratches
    I should do that.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:37 PM
    flenniken7

    flenniken7 Wishin' I was Fishin'

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Member:
    #149446
    Messages:
    618
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    OKC
    Vehicle:
    2000 4x4 tacoma 1996 Z71 DD 248K, 2012 tahoe
    5100's 285' to come 4" lift 33's on hoe
    20180313_143525_Film1.jpg

    Installed the rear 5100$ plan to do the fronts and the aal this weekend
     
    jammer and SwampYota like this.
  9. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:39 PM
    nw_chris

    nw_chris Outside Everyday

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2016
    Member:
    #194416
    Messages:
    296
    Gender:
    Male
    Albany, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 DCSB 4x4 5spd
    Upside down?
     
    2BeersPlease likes this.
  10. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:55 PM
    flenniken7

    flenniken7 Wishin' I was Fishin'

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Member:
    #149446
    Messages:
    618
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    OKC
    Vehicle:
    2000 4x4 tacoma 1996 Z71 DD 248K, 2012 tahoe
    5100's 285' to come 4" lift 33's on hoe

    You right..... Lmao its my second vehicle so I'm sure it'll be fine until I finish up the lift this weekend.... Ooops. Damn instructions
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
    nw_chris likes this.
  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Member:
    #123587
    Messages:
    13,432
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zane
    PHX, AZ
    Vehicle:
    96 Patchwork Tacoma Wheeler & 1993 Land Cruiser
    Have a look at my builds --->
    Cheap insurance, especially with the sun down here. Solid $8 at tractor supply haha
     
  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:18 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Member:
    #123587
    Messages:
    13,432
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zane
    PHX, AZ
    Vehicle:
    96 Patchwork Tacoma Wheeler & 1993 Land Cruiser
    Have a look at my builds --->
    No real biggie, the billies can operate in either direction, it's the UWCS (universal white can shocks) like ProComp, Skyjacker, Rancho, Tuff Country, Rough Country, Country and Western, Blake Shelton, wait a minute.... anyway those cheaper twin tube shocks that you see on every block lifted chevy and ford have to go can down like you put your Billies on, but billies and performance shocks don't care.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
    flenniken7 likes this.
  13. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:18 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    70,349
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    haha yep!

    And will paint it this week and start Igor's tear down. Have a long list of things to do: Timing belt, WP, VC gaskets, Body mount bushings. Plus assess damage and repair the deer hit. Might build some retros..idk.

    But yes, hopefully get things back together in the next 2 weeks. The weather has been much nicer hear so I don't need to heat the shop.
     
    2002Tacoma4x4 and Speedytech7 like this.
  14. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:14 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando HAMMERDOWN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Member:
    #85507
    Messages:
    14,550
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fernando
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma DC 4x4
    Too many, See Build
    You will be ok with them mounted that way. I ran my 5100s that way
     
  15. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:19 PM
    2BeersPlease

    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Member:
    #208304
    Messages:
    2,806
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    1C804TRDORDC5VZFE4X4B03A
    Nothing to get excited about
    Mine were upside down at first too. When I had them flipped, a bunch of water came out of the boots. Something to be aware of, unless you don't have the boots.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:21 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Member:
    #123587
    Messages:
    13,432
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zane
    PHX, AZ
    Vehicle:
    96 Patchwork Tacoma Wheeler & 1993 Land Cruiser
    Have a look at my builds --->
    Should really run them bootless, the boots will only shorten the life of either the seal or the rod end.
     
    Silver02Taco likes this.
  17. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:28 PM
    chowwwww

    chowwwww Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Member:
    #131583
    Messages:
    1,431
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County
    Vehicle:
    03 Doublecab 4x4
    Billys 5100/Eibach and Wheelers Progressive 1.5 AAL with overload in
    Was considering taking the boots off of my 5125s. Guess I will do this!
     
  18. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:28 PM
    2BeersPlease

    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Member:
    #208304
    Messages:
    2,806
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    1C804TRDORDC5VZFE4X4B03A
    Nothing to get excited about
    Thought about that. Think I'm swapping them out soon, so I'll let the next owner make that decision.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando HAMMERDOWN

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Member:
    #85507
    Messages:
    14,550
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fernando
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma DC 4x4
    Too many, See Build
    oh yea, my boots came off right away. Im running 5125s now in the correct position and I took the boots off as well.
     
    Silver02Taco and chowwwww like this.
  20. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:36 PM
    m3bassman

    m3bassman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Member:
    #49376
    Messages:
    32,705
    Gender:
    Male
    Boize
    Vehicle:
    Rust bucket
    My boots filled with dirt and became their own bumpstops... the boots do more harm than good in my book.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top