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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. May 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 Typical Broke College Kid

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    A glimpse of my commute the last few days, fuel Economy is not great.
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  2. May 16, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    eon_blue got boost?

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    When I lived 15 miles from work, I had to take the freeway that runs parallel to the foothills of the mountain range we have outside of LA (between us and the desert). I desperately looked for a dirt road or fire road that I could take to/from work every day but there wasn't anything that was open to the public in that area. Would've been awesome.
     
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  3. May 16, 2018 at 9:55 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    So I'm just thinking about crazy engine swaps I can be doing.

    The Supra 2JZ Twin Turbocharged engine used the A340E at one point. How hard would it be to mate the A340F to it, considering they are the same transmission?

    If that's not possible, I was thinking I could get a 2JZ already mated to the A340E and just swap the output shaft on the A340E to fit the A340F tail section.
     
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  4. May 16, 2018 at 9:56 AM
    Sperrunner

    Sperrunner I buy your old parts

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    Wd40, zipties, duck tape, and my hopes and dreams
    Then have to trailer it everywhere’s because you cant pass smog lol
     
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  5. May 16, 2018 at 10:02 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    Toyota sold the Supra for the USDM until 2002. 1996+ Supras had additional emissions equipment in order to satisfy the newly implemented OBDII standard.

    California law dictates an engine swap must come from a same year or newer vehicle, and retain all the original emissions equipment. If I can find a wrecked 1998+ Supra, I can harvest all the emissions equipment and get it SMOG'd. I just have to bring it to a BAR referee and get a sticker approving the engine swap once and IF it gets done.
     
  6. May 16, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    eon_blue got boost?

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    I foresee @BartMaster1234 owning a world renowned Toyota modification/fabrication shop in 20 years...just remember us little guys from your TW days
     
  7. May 16, 2018 at 10:05 AM
    Sperrunner

    Sperrunner I buy your old parts

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    But arnt the motors made for the us market not as good as the Japanese ones, idk to much about supras other then they have a 2jz and 2jz can be fast af, and you get to be jdm af while doing it lol
     
  8. May 16, 2018 at 10:06 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    Haha that's nice of you to say. I would totally do something like that one day, if I had the money. With the huge demand and market for Toyota pickups and SUV's in California, there would be no shortage of any interest.

    And if you think I'm leaving this place anytime soon, you're very wrong. LOL.
     
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  9. May 16, 2018 at 10:06 AM
    Sperrunner

    Sperrunner I buy your old parts

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    No its gunna be a lifted Mercedes sedan with 2jz engines shop, but he wont have the title foe any of the cars but will make dramatic videos about them
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 10:11 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    The engines are about the same, but the emissions equipment will of course limit the engine's capabilities. Turbos can always be swapped out if necessary for SMOG requirements. Just as long as you have all the original emissions equipment and follow all the California BAR guidelines, then you can do an engine swap in California.

    Of course if I wasn't limited to using SMOG legal engines, I would do a 1KD-FTV Turbodiesel swap from a Toyota Hilux or Prado. Even easier to do than 2JZ because the 1KD was already mated to the A340F. But there's no way I can make that legal since the engine was never sold in the US domestic market.
     
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    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    Oh once that E320 kicks the bucket I'm buying a 1 Ton 4x4 Diesel frame and dropping the E320 body on top of it. I don't care how ridiculous it sounds, 3,000 pounds of Luxury German engineering coming careening towards you on a trail on a lifted 4x4 frame is just about the funniest thing I can ever imagine.

    This is what I'm imagining.

    Yes that's a DeLorean.

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  12. May 16, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    tymeson Snappin necks cashin checks

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  13. May 16, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    jammer 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Replaced my drivers side door handle. I noticed the door handle (outside only) was not springing back into position which within a matter of weeks became progressively worse. If I locked the truck, I would have to manually grab the drivers side knob and lift to unlock.
    After reading on this forum all the bad reviews on the aftermarket ones, I paid about $74 for an oem replacement (Part #69220-35020).
    If you ever do this, it's a great time (if you have power windows) to grease the window tracks and regulator assembly. The window would "chatter" some when going down, and now it's smooth as butter.

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  14. May 16, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    I had the same experience as you except I replaced mine with 3 OEM handles and each one kept breaking. Finally ordered a Dorman brand one and it's been perfect ever since...I was breaking OEM ones every couple of weeks because that little black lip above the arrow in your picture wouldn't press down on the metal lever. The Dorman handles have a bigger black lip on them.

    Might just be something fucked up inside my door with the rods but the Dorman one works best for me.

    You have my sympathy though...I never want to see the inside of a Tacoma door ever again. Got so sick of having to take mine apart lol.
     
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    JKO1998 Typical Broke College Kid

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    You can kinda see the La’sal Mountains/ Moab in the back. Pretty shitty country to walk into.
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  16. May 16, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    jammer 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    3 OEM handles! That's expensive! Well, I'm hoping to get another 14 years out of this replacement.
     
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    yeah it was awful. That metal latch inside the handle kept bending out of place so the black plastic lip wouldn't press it down...happened with each OEM handle I bought. Luckily I got 2 of them from Amazon when they were on sale, but one of them I bought from the local dealer for $150 thinking that maybe something was wrong with the Amazon ones, but that one lasted me maybe 2 weeks. I was pissed. The Dorman one I got for $15 and put in last time has lasted a couple months now.
     
  18. May 16, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    jammer 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    The hardest part for me was getting the lock assembly lined up in the door handle groove while positioning the handle in the door. The inside of my forearms look like a bob cat used them as a scratching post!

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  19. May 16, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.

    yeah sure...if you want to have no money at all go for it.

    98+ 2jz is the most sought after 2jz out there due to the VVTi. So even if you find a wrecked supra..you'll pay about 3-5 grand for the motor alone as you can't do a JDM lexus 2jz swap. 2jz parts are very expensive...seriously. You think taco parts are bad? I had an 87 supra when i was your age. Wasn't even a 2jz supra and holy fuck that shit adds up.

    as for you tranny..idk. Might be direct bolt on. I know the r150 is as is basically the same as the r154. SO you might as well do a manual swap. One of the reasons your truck is so gutless and slow now is its got an auto tranny from the 90s in it. Power suck. get a manual if you're going through that effort.

    Also, should have just left it a prerunner if you want to do a 2jz swap. Would have been much easier. would need new crossmembers and moutns for the tranny and such. New drive shafts too. If you do it Id get a stronger rear diff like a 9'' so you could boost to the moon and not worry...front diff is fucked but whatever.

    I did the math once and a lot of research. If you want to pass smog which I didn't, it'll be even more expensive, but doing a JDM swap for a VVTi 2jz was about 7-9000 bucks done right with rebuilt turbos and the like. Might as well add another 3-4 for you though to be safe if you have to meet emissions.


    Really though.


    Way cheaper to do an LS swap, more power for less money and more reliable. Not that many LS tacos out there so still major cool factor.


    But...as I've said to others in here think about a motor swap *Cough* @what road *cough* it is NOT an easy thing to do and takes a massive amount of time, money, and dedication.
     
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  20. May 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    For me, the hardest time was the first time I attempted to take the handle apart because I didn't have the right kind of wrench to get inside that tight space...took me nearly 3 hours with a normal wrench trying to find the sweet spot to get the 10mm socket on those 2 nuts that hold the handle on.

    Second time it happened I wised up and got a small socket wrench with a swivel head and it made the job 100x easier.
     
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