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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 7:53 AM
    cynicalrider

    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:

    IMG_0361.jpg

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

    IMG_0382.jpg

    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.

    IMG_0360.jpg
     
  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM
    Prayn4surf

    Prayn4surf Church de @ODNAREM rAmen

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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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  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:33 AM
    2BeersPlease

    2BeersPlease Extra-Large Member

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

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny 9 Fingers"

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    Fabtech AAL, Billie's wrapped with 880's , Tundra big brake conversion, bully bars and Pioneer DDin Stereo/dvd with exterrnal usb ports. 240K and going strong.
    How many miles and months do you have on them?
     
  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:42 AM
    Prayn4surf

    Prayn4surf Church de @ODNAREM rAmen

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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
     
  6. 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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  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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

    Fernando HAMMER DOWN

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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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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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

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

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    Stuff. Also things.
    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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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue got boost?

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    You guys have any up close pics of your preload (why does that sound gay...)?

    When I installed my Kings 7ish months ago, my preload was lower than that but rode stiff as a brick, so I lowered it some to about 19 threads showing I think...I'll have to double check. Rides much better now. It may have just been that they hadn't quite broken in yet though, I dunno....but that does look like a lot of preload to me, too
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:35 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Started here:

    [​IMG]Igor-30.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
    [​IMG]RearLift.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr

    went to here after bigger tires:

    [​IMG]IgorsBumps-26.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
    [​IMG]SCS Wheels-2.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
     
  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    eon_blue got boost?

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for rotors? Or just use the auto parts store special?
     
  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    eon_blue got boost?

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    I had ordered special ones from Amazon but they ended up sending me 2nd gen Tacoma rotors...didn't fit with my calipers so I ran down to the local Pep Boys a few blocks from my house and just got the basic Wagners that they had there. They work great as far as I can tell, think they were $65 for the pair.

    Amazon just refunded me for the entire kit they sold me so I got the brake pads for free, which was cool.
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:48 AM
    Sperrunner

    Sperrunner I buy your old parts

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    I run power stop rotors and pads, haven’t had a problem and they stop good. The kit they sent was pretty nice too. Really complete
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    Finally placed an order for the OME suspension kit from Wheeler's... Was gonna do LBJs at the same time, but I'd like to hear what happens with those of you who have issues with the oem parts first I think
     
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  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:51 AM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue got boost?

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    I had my LBJs replaced a little over a year ago through my local Toyota dealership via a warranty I got with my truck when I bought it...they were OEM replacements but not through Camelback (the dealership had them in stock, I presume). I've been beating on them nearly every weekend since then and they've held up great. I'm starting to wonder if maybe Camelback had a bad batch or shipment come in....
     
  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    alot still need done
    I've had good luck with duralast rotors and pads in the past. Haven't done them on the Tacoma but I'm about to. Closest to a tacoma was a 98 blazer held up niclni for that
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    lukester78 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, looks like a bad batch. I'll probably order from Toyota Parts deal, they have the best prices I can find.

    Can anyone comfirm these are the two PNs that come with replacement bolts?
    43340-39585
    43330-39815
     

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