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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 16, 2018 at 5:51 AM
    jubei

    jubei Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    Stuff. Also things.
    Swapped out my rear axle shafts to 4340 chromoly to replace a bent passenger side shaft and some jacked up seals.

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  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:43 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    same exact design. Same spindle even. No suprsied.

    lol wtf. I'll have to check mine. Im going to take my blower off again to re seal the bypass valve.

    well at least you can replace yours under warranty then.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:47 AM
    buckmaster243

    buckmaster243 Well-Known Member

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    What did the new shafts cost you? Did they come with wheel bearings and seals?
     
  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:58 AM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    Ever had those days at work where you been there from 4:30p to 10:00am. and you think to yourself why your doing this?
    I hate it when my coworkers call in "sick" but hey more money for the truck right?
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:14 AM
    2BeersPlease

    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

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    Nothing to get excited about
    Yep. Saw a Tundra on the side of the Highway 99 coming home from a trip last year. Same side. Long gouge in the asphalt leading up the the truck. Gotta be a little unnerving to have that happen at freeway speeds.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:25 AM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    Hope he had some clean drawers in the glovebox if it happened on the interstate
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:32 AM
    2BeersPlease

    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

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    Nothing to get excited about
    No kidding. It was kinda in a remote stretch too.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:41 AM
    tntacomaguy

    tntacomaguy :)

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    After reading all the posts about OEM LBJs going bad so soon, I got nervous about mine and I started digging to see when I replaced mine. It was 2 years ago and about 15k miles, used OEM from Camelback. Hoping to get some free time this week to check mine out. Hoping they're good cause I definitely don't have the extra money to replace them again yet.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    tony2018 Well-Known Member

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    Will be receiving my lowrange elocker harness and switch. Kinda excited but I'm gonna restrain myself from jumping through the roof.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:51 AM
    what road

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    Just put some newspaper on your head so you can jump through something in excitement. Just don't do what I did, have your gf/wife hold a hoola hoop and jump through it. She'll have you jumping through hoops all day
     
  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Interesting trail, might add this to my list.

    @nj636 any recommendations on pulling an exploded 2nd gen bearing?

    @Reh5108 replaced his right before RT as well IIRC.

    Speaking of LBJ's, found this on my pre trip check:

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    Also cleaned my MAF for the first time in a couple years :anonymous:

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    And cut the boots off my 5125's after hearing the stories of them collecting dust and shit. A bunch of dirt came out the passenger side one.

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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Prayn4surf Well-Known Member

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    And it has begun....
    No coming back now lol

    Just checked mine I have zero play, downside is my passenger wheel bearing is starting to show signs it needs replacement. Shoulda done that when I had the spindles off. Looks like those will be addressed in the near future.
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

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    Nothing to get excited about
    Must be a 49er fan.
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:34 AM
    mechanicjon

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny 9 Fingers"

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    How many miles and months do you have on them?
     
  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    Prayn4surf Well-Known Member

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    I installed in december maybe 6-8k on em if that. I will be diligent though n just Make note to keep checking
     
  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:43 AM
    2BeersPlease

    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

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    Nothing to get excited about
    Put some blue springy things up front.

     
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  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    Holy pre-load Batman!
     
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  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:51 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando I WONT

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    Too many, See Build
    Not that there is anything wrong with that. ;)

    Mines about the same. Rides great
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    What spring rate do you have?
     
  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:20 AM
    jubei

    jubei Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    Around $150 each from Low Range. Just the bare axles.

    Seeing as you’re an 04, you’ll likely run into what @Squeaky Penguin and I ran into regarding the bearings: It turns out that the shafts are really made for the 95-00 Tacomas, NOT all 1st Gens as advertised. You can still run the shafts on the 01-04 trucks but you have to run a wheel bearing from a 95-00. Works just fine that way.

    I’m calling LROR back today to confirm that this works and to have them fix the description on their website. If you want to go this route, my build thread has the part numbers for the axles and the bearings.
     
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