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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 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    According to the weight station slip, this is what a load of 860 pounds, or 0.43 tons looks like. It wasn’t sagging that much.

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    I did a load of concrete a year ago, and that was probably some of the worst sagging I’ve ever had in the rear end. I think I was pushing the GVWR at that point.

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    Those stock leafs sure put up a fight at 96k.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    So everyone says put the thermostat in with the jiggle valve in the 6 o'clock position. Well taking mine apart, it looks like this:
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    That's factory original. I'll put the new one in at 6 o'clock, but it's curious how it came from the factory with it in the 12 o'clock position.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    the Expos are +400-500lbs. But Is that +500 from stock weight? Lol Im way beyond Stock weight. My high top camper shell is probably 150-200 plus my bed platform, slider and soon to be rear bumper. haha my truck is a fatty
     
  4. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    So with out gear my truck weighed in at 2.650 tons. So .55 tons more than your truck with out gear. 1100lbs
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    Oh yeah I forgot about the camper shell, those things weight a ton. I bought a simple one just out of impulse for $50 and it takes 4 people to move it around.

    Have you considered a trailer? I see a lot of guys taking those M1102 Army surplus trailers and turning them into off-road trailers. They’re already built for it and they’re relatively cheap.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Holy shit... 1,100 pounds unloaded? Camper shell and sleeping platform can’t weight that much.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    Sliders, winch, front bumper, and full skids my man
     
  8. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Haha shit, I have a plated bumper and sliders too. Just haven’t welded them together yet.

    What kind of fuel economy are you getting?
     
  9. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Lol terrible. 13-14 around town. 16-18 hwy
     
  10. Jun 26, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    Man I get 15 MPG average now on my relatively stock 4x4 conversion. When it was still a PreRunner the fuel economy was a little better. It’s definitely going to get worse once I get all the armor on, and the lift I still have to get rebuilt.

    Doesn’t help I only have the Auto 3RZ and I drive like a maniac. I’m always Pedal-to-the-metal trying to get up to highway speeds because it’s slower than loaded semi trying to go up a 14% grade.
     
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    It's a truck, who cares about MPG. Go drive your Civic around if you wanna get good gas mileage.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    My wallet, 87 is $4.13/Gallon here.

    The Civic would be a good daily. However, it’s just about the most boring thing you can ever drive.

    The Honda Civic is the Soylent of cars.
     
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    That's where 4mpg gone lmao my front bumper and winch.
     
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    I had the same setup on my trip to mammoth in the bed minus the Kayaks but I have an RTT...was at 500lbs+ easy. Water and gas cans when full add a lot of weight. That was when I learned I needed to beef up my leafs with AALs, I was nearly on my bump stops the whole time.
     
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    A big give and take, just as anything in life.

    Hard to find a fun car that gets good gas mileage, that's dependable that's cheap. You can only pick 3 if not only 2
     
  17. Jun 26, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Definitely, and sometimes add in things like firewood, chain saw and stuff like that. It adds up so quick lol
     
  18. Jun 26, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    I just took a look at your Supra build, that sounds like a totally fun DD - but I also can't imagine that gets good gas mileage either.
     
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    Clock is free, Just pay for shipping.
     
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    Why im thinking of keeping a spare set of LBJ + tools when wheeling.
     
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