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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. Jun 24, 2018 at 10:56 AM
    eon_blue

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    You want to pull the tape off carefully before the PlastiDip dries completely...if you wait until it dries, you'll end up peeling the PlastiDip off with it.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    hey guys, what’s this bearing called? Can I get it as a greasible bearing? It’s got 1/2” play.

    2nd question, if my count is right there are 6 UJs on the driveshaft (4 rear & 2 front), are they all the same sizes.... gonna replace all 6 while I’m at it.

    Thanks

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  3. Jun 24, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    alot still need done
    its a carrier bearing and i dont think you can replace the double ujoints stacked next to eachother.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    Just remember that most of that stuff is running when the engine (and alternator) is running; so you may not need a second battery. Depending on your adventure style, you may find that you can even support the fridge on a single battery.

    I've run 1 battery to this point and not had a problem at all (esp. since the fridge has a low voltage shut-off; and it's only triggered once), but that's with trips where you're basically driving all day. If you're the type that heads to a beautiful spot and stops for a week, then you'll obviously want a second battery for that.

    Edit: @Digiratus - what's the difference between the Blue Sea controller you have and the RedArc stuff? (just brand?)
     
  5. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:03 AM
    what road

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    alot still need done
    yea, i kinda want to do both. and figured a second battery is good insurance regardless.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:07 AM
    HansWorldTravels

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    Thanks at @zero4

    They’ve quite a selection of “packages” - and maybe the “complete” kit isn’t best for me as I just put in new rear springs & front shocks. Would like to not have to do 2 front alignments, but I might not be able to get all the front done b4 I put some miles on after the 4th.

    http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/products/toyota_tacoma_4wd_2003
     
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  7. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    Just adds a lot of cost by the time you get it isolated, wired, etc. My "insurance" so far has been to have a LiIon jump starter in case I somehow kill my battery.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks at @what road .... I seem to recall reading that about the stacked UJs too, although I see removable ring clips on all 4 sides of both.

    More research needed :D
     
  9. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:13 AM
    what road

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    alot still need done
    true, i'll try a single battery setup first and see how it goes i guess. probably best to wait till i get out there more to see where im getting left behind on.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    That's what I was thinking, too. Maybe I'll just do the panel without getting fancy to see if I like it, and if so, I can do it in paint, with the stripe later.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    That big bearing holding it up is called a Carrier Bearing. Toyota PN# is 37230-35130 for the bearing, and PN# 90179-18009 for the Stake Nut you have to replace. I’ve never seen a greaseable version.

    The joint behind it called a Double Cardon Joint, some correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think you can replace that entire assembly. However there are several u-joints you can replace throughout the driveshaft.
     
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  12. Jun 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    on dual battery setup you have the option of which battery you to power what. I moved the radios and fridge and the amps all to the house battery.

    Are you referring to dc to dc charging systems? More of a 2nd gen thing because their alternators can't or don't charge at a high enough rate for AGM type batteries.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    Finally got around to installing the hi-lift mounts from @turbodb :anonymous: Only too me 5 months to drill two holes lol. Feels super sturdy and looks great


    Just making sure it all lines up properly!
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    Nice and mounted up!
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    Anyone know if the spring is in its correct orientation?

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    I haven't heard of that as a 2nd gen only issue. I don't think our alts are up to that task either. Stock that is.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    How do you use the hi lift on your set up? Do you have sliders and bumpers?
     
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    Funny you posted this. I lifted my truck 2" and I'm getting some vibrations. I am suspect of the carrier bearing. Mine has 1/2" of movement as well. As I understand thats totally normal. If it was rigid, it couldnt "soak up" some of the shock coming from the rear end and would send it straight to the tranny, which would be bad. Im gonna try a 3/8" spacer for mine to try and drop it back to a stockish angle.
     
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    I have a bumper I’m taking to powder coat this week along with the rack, I was waiting to take them until after I got those holes drilled. 5EAACD25-52BD-4EF6-869F-4EC2406C928C.jpg

    I hope to get sliders here in the next couple months as well!
     
  20. Jun 24, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    The stock alt will charge at higher than 13.8v which is what 2nd and 3rd gen alts mac out at unless you trick then.

    All I'm saying is that those must have some thing like the dc/dc for their dual battery system to get the most out of AGM types.
     
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