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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. Dec 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue got boost?

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    Too stiff or..? To be honest I can't really tell that my rear shocks are even back there because the All Pro Expo springs are pretty stiff and much easier to feel than the shocks.

    I do sometimes wish I had gone with Kings in the rear but the only ones I could find were for 0 - 1" lift and a couple hundred more than the Icons, which were sold for up to 3". I'm sure you can get Kings like that too but maybe they have to be custom ordered? I dunno, but every where I looked had them listed as OEM rear length shocks.
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2018 at 4:41 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Digressive valving. You either love it or hate it. .
    Do a revavle though. You'll be surprised what they can do with tweaks
     
  3. Dec 4, 2018 at 4:47 PM
    Will@1976

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    2002 tacoma pre runner with 2.5 inch lift in front and 1 inch in the rear. Tires 285 75 17 falken wild peak A/T.

    20181204_145911.jpg
     
  4. Dec 4, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    Looks clean. You using spacers for those 4runner wheels?
     
  5. Dec 4, 2018 at 4:53 PM
    Will@1976

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    2.5 lift with 2016 4 runner wheels.
    Thank you.. yes using spacers to avoid front tires from rubbing.
     
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  6. Dec 4, 2018 at 6:31 PM
    2002Tacoma4x4

    2002Tacoma4x4 Happy Healthy Wealthy brahmakumaris.org

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    I dont wanna cry twice for sure, Im even contemplating the idea to sell the truck , TW as someone said most expensive freemenbership ever. You said you got 881 and 5100, wheelers told me to get 880 coil....I nay just hold a little longer a get the Bilstein 6112 at front and 5116 or whatever is the # or just Icon or hold even longer for Kings ? IDK anymore ...:argue:

    For leafs sounds like the list are Allpro or J59 8 pack from wheelers or General HD as opt replacing OEM. IDK :burp:

    We are weird crazy but fun with these Tacolovers in this forum.... a reason for empty wallets!!!!:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Dec 4, 2018 at 6:36 PM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 3rd Jens R Proof Stupidity Is Acquired Not Genetic

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    My front block lift on top of auto zone struts with factory springs in combination with some nice alcans and blown 5125 (I think) ride like ass on and off the road. :rofl:
     
  8. Dec 4, 2018 at 6:46 PM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    CBI sliders, Icon stage 1, Icon Tubular UCA, All-Pro Expo leafs, All Pro Apex bumper and skids. 275/70R17 BFG AT Ko2
    What do you want to do with your truck? For me I camp and wheel 40ish/52 weekends. So spending money on my truck really doesn’t hurt me. It’s the hobby I do most.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Patmaui Well-Known Member

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    20181204_172424.jpg These puppies finally arrived today, anyone have any experience with the km3's?
     
  10. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Nope but can't wait to hear yours
     
  11. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    She's out of my life my first gen went on to it's new home this morning. It's now closer to Empty_Lord LOL. I'm likely going to get a 2nd gen or a 3rd gen this Friday

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeV2kVOxOCc
     
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  12. Dec 4, 2018 at 7:58 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Bilstein 5100s, ToyTec 620# Coils, 1.5 AAL + 5 lug leaf, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Tundra brakes

    Say what you will about Bilstein... But here we go, yet again, on this thread.

    Dude just dropped over a fucking grand to improve his truck. Is it Fox, Icon, or King? No. Is it a thousand percent better than stock? Hell yes it is. Is it going to be a good improvement for him? Probably.

    If this guy is going from stock, (which it looks like he is, judging by his profile pic) to this, chances are this will be a great improvement to his truck. And chances are he doesn't need Kings for what he's doing yet (he may never need them).

    But does anyone take time to ask? Nope... lets just tell this dude he wasted over a grand of his hard earned money.

    I just don't fucking get it. :facepalm:
     
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  13. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:04 PM
    Yetimetchkangmi

    Yetimetchkangmi Well-Known Member

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    ARB front locker, high clearance rear bumper, plate front bumper, mile marker winch, safari snorkel, 5100's 3" Toyotec springs, Camburg UCA, Dakar leafs, 5125 10" and custom 7.5" shackles, PNW pinstripes, pizza cutters, Nissan crew cab roof rack??? wtf is that about??? Allpro skids, Rigid duallys.
    Well stated...
     
  14. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:16 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando I Wont

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    Very true! I was so happy getting rid of my saggy ass suspension
     
  15. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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    Made it to @Speedytech7's on Sunday night - a day earlier than I'd planned. Spent yesterday and today working on the truck with his help. Excited by the results. And oh, the ride.

    People, if you are running a rear setup with leaf springs only and no shocks... stop now and install some shocks. :rofl:

    Was totally awesome to have Zane's help - made it a matter of doing rather than figuring, which was awesome! Made things go about 100x faster than if I was doing it alone. Thanks Zane!

    Full write-up of course coming after I go put these through the paces!

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  16. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:36 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    What length travel are those? Those mounts look pretty close together.

    Also, grab some these are clean up those resi mounts. :boink:

    https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/RESITD25-4.html
     
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  17. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:37 PM
    drr

    drr Primary Lubricator

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    Resi's for the self-proclaimed (and everyone else proclaimed :p) slow poke?!

    Looks great man!
     
  18. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:47 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb Well-Known Member

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    10" stroke. We did a bunch of figuring to make sure I'd use what I could. Shocks themselves are pretty short - 15.125 compressed; 25.125 fully extended.

    Thanks! And yeah - now I'm going to call it slow and cushy - hahahahaha:fistbump:.
     
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  19. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:49 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Those are super short for a 2.5x10". :thumbsup:

    Does still look like you have way more up travel to hit those bumps than what is left in the shock.
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:53 PM
    turbodb

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    Yeah, I am never going to hit the bumps as-is. However, since these bumps are 2" taller than the stock ones I was running previously, I'll be 2" closer to hitting them, hahahaha. The Alcan's just don't ever go negative...which is both good and bad I guess.

    Anyway, going to have to fab up some platforms for the bumps - should be easy enough; just didn't have time on this trip.
     
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