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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. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:42 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    So I'm at a point where I can choose to spend extra money on a diff. drop, or not do it - depending on if it will make any difference.

    Should I do it, or not?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:43 AM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Not, you won't be tall enough for the placebo effect to be full strength anyway
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    Do you have Ucas already?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    All-Pro UCAs, King 2.5 C/Os, All-Pro Expo Leafs, Bilstein 10" Shocks
    This
     
  5. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:44 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    I had the opportunity to buy some Total Chaos UCA's, but ultimately ended up being too expensive. I'm running the stock UCA's.

    Upper ball joints are brand new, lower ball joints are original to the truck.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:45 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    no.

    But at this rate, you don't listen to use about saving money anyways :luvya:
     
  7. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM
    JKO1998

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    If you’re gonna go to 2.5 your alignment might be kinda funky without Ucas.

    Jba or Light Racing is what I’m gonna go with eventually.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM
    BartMaster1234

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    This is what I hate about have a Toyota truck. Nothing ever breaks so I can't fix anything, so the next best solution is to obviously mod the hell out of it.

    First world problems...
     
  9. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:47 AM
    Speedytech7

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    I've done a mod or two
    It would only be caster, he should be able to get by for a while... I still have stockers haha
     
  10. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:47 AM
    Blackdawg

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    you mod it..which leads you to break it..


    trust me..
     
  11. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:47 AM
    eon_blue

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    I like my SPC Light Racing UCAs, had them for a year and a half now with no issues at all. JBA makes a good ball joint style UCA too from what I hear.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Agreed.
     
  13. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    I’m still on stockers too, but if I ever get my kings rebuilt or replaced or something I’d like to take the spacer deal out and use them to their full potential, which means Ucas if I understand right.

    What does caster effect again? Road manners?
     
  14. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:49 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

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    I was about to say this. Next thing he posts will be of the diff drop in his hands "I bought one anyways, because I'm hard headed :cookiemonster:"
     
  15. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    Yeah it changes the leverage point essentially for the rack to turn the wheel or the wheel to turn the rack. Negative caster gets you poor road manners, positive makes the steering wheel the main influence. Also yeah you should have UCAs to use extended coilovers, again it has worked fine for me not to but I wouldn't just recommend that.
     
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    What seal did you use for your doors?
     
  17. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    Damn that post is old, I can't even remember when I posted it.

    I went to Pick-n-Pull and got a less torn door seal out of a 5-lug.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    Makes sense, I don't know why anyone on this site would take my thoughts anyway, I run a dreaded spacer lift up front and custom aftermarket leafsprings that way to heavy duty with 2 blown out billys on stock mounts. I'm like the model What Not To Do example.
     
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  19. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:58 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    I came to this forum with a 2WD PreRunner and came out with a fully loaded 4x4... and I'm moving to downtown San Francisco.

    You people made me feel bad for having a PreRunner, so obviously making it 4x4 was the best solution. LOL.
     
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  20. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:59 AM
    Speedytech7

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    Are you just waiting to rebuild the kings? Billies in the rear isn't the worst thing in the world, I'm running Ranchos right now haha
     
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