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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. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:36 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    Well of course now the sound has gone away, :) and stopped
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:06 AM
    Faster_n_you98

    Faster_n_you98 Well-Known Member

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    Bobbed, 4” of Lift, 35’s, Locked F&R, loaded with badassery
    ALWAYS buy quality greaseable u-joints.
    There isn’t no reason you should even have to change them in these trucks for with the exception of neglect.
    I (like millions of other driveshaft owners) have driven the living piss out of my truck rock crawling, flying down trails pretending it’s a prerunner lol, for the last 100k miles, I know have 225 on the clock, driveshafts still function like new...
    Just like your engine, if you don’t keep it lubricated, it will fail prematurely.

    Double Cardan, not cardin

    Again, these don’t just fail, they should last the life of your truck, exception being neglect to lubricate them Or complete disregard for proper drivetrain angles...




    All the equipment on your rigs with zerk fittings installed need to be lubricated/inspected every oil change or 5k miles..
    Exception being the slip joint on the drive shaft... I’ve seen inexperience cause damage to these by over lubrication. They require only enough to provide lube, I’ve seen guys pump them full with a tube of grease which is terrible for everything involved. Too much can prevent the joint from compressing when it needs to when the suspension compresses or when accelerating/decelerating. As a result it puts tons of load on both drivetrain pieces they driveshaft connects to also potentially causing failures of those components be-it differentials, transfercase, or transmission.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:09 AM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    alot still need done
    Mine to a rock smashed my carrier bearing and then a cap on the DC split. Had to replace it with a Napa driveshaft. That noise it made was super annoying.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:13 AM
    Faster_n_you98

    Faster_n_you98 Well-Known Member

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    I think you’re referring to your driveshaft support bearing, and if that got “smashed” by a rock, driveshaft damage was inevitable and arguably related to the grease fitting
     
  5. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:15 AM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    Yup oh well part of the fun. Besides thing was rusty and hard to remove ujoints.
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:42 AM
    burntkat

    burntkat Well-Known Member

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    Well done. I really need to set down and figure out how to rekey my locks on the other vehicles.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:20 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    You looked into using a slide hammer? That's what we used on the trail and it came out after the 2nd or 3rd hit.
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:28 AM
    what road

    what road Apprentice of the Derp

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    alot still need done
    Probably the 2nd most important tool to have.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:36 AM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    What are you running now?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    These are my Dakars, no AAL. I can see why @eon_blue was wondering since they do look different from mine. Missing a main leaf and an overload when compared to mine. Like he said, maybe they are the shorter ones?

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  11. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:39 AM
    eon_blue

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  12. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:40 AM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    Yea mine are shorter by a few inches 95-97 are shorter than from the 98-04
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:48 AM
    Teke

    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    Probably worth it but I don't need it. Rarely am I in deep water or dusty roads. I could put the money to other more useful things right now. One day I will decide to pick one up I'm sure. I'm also sure I will look back and be like "well why tf didn't I buy it when it was $XX cheaper" :notsure:
     
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  14. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    I’m in the same boat. Don’t drive my truck much since I drive a company vehicle and never have time to go off road due to working tons of hrs. I have absolutely no need of one ..... but I bought one when they came back in stock a few weeks ago :anonymous: still haven’t installed it tho lol

    I kept adding it to my cart when it was first up for $100 and kept telling myself I didn’t need it. Came back in stock for $130 and bought it then, so my procrastination cost me an extra $30 :annoyed:
     
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  15. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Cost me 50$....
    And I still have a CIA too (working on that) so it’s really worth less

    But whatever I guess
     
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  16. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:18 AM
    Teke

    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    Yeah I work a lot and then this final semester of school is kicking my ass and we are 3 weeks in... Can't wait to be done with school so when I go home at the end of the day I don't have to worry about homework. I likely won't pick one up for another year if not 2 or 3. I know it'll cost me quite a bit more money to wait but I'll be salaried then.
     
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  17. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:24 AM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    That listing is a bit wrong. The only Spicer part # that is listed for our trucks is a 5-1510X which is a greasable inner clip U-joint.

    Another thing wrong with the picture is that shows an outer clip greasable body. The 5-1510X (again is an inner clip) that greases through one of the caps.

    But the "1510" is not a sealed (non-greasable) U-joint.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:43 AM
    Dan8906

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    Didnt try that of do I have one, but Im sure I can get a cheap one at harbor freight or something. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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  19. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:46 AM
    JKO1998

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    So I just washed the 02 off, wondering what I can do about this sin?

    6EB02C2A-270A-438D-9D2D-AEE47EC9AA65.jpg

    There’s only a couple of them but there still there.

    Buff and wax? Or?
     
  20. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    My bad i shouldn't have put the picture up, I said they make them and make them for our trucks.
    I didnt say I was going to hunt the part number down for you, As far as if the zerk is in the cap or the crotch of the joint clearance is what determines that man.
     

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