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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 31, 2019 at 8:57 AM
    xtremewlr

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    I do but it's not easily accessible to the garage. Not going to run a long-ass extension cord thru the house. Unless I have an issue with the 115, it'll be just fine for now.
     
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  2. Jan 31, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    Mine does this when the e-brake gets to be extremely loose (more than ~16 clicks to get it to hold) and goes away when I crawl under the truck and tighten it.

    Also that light will come on if your brake fluid is low...maybe clutch fluid too? Can't hurt to check both since it's the same fluid in either one. If you have a manual trans that is.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Valve cover gasket, tube seals, pcv grommet and valve

    2EF1CF63-0DC6-49AE-9A4B-F0B6D0AF0958.jpg
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2019 at 10:32 AM
    ThunderOne

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    omg that looks so much easier than the 3.4
     
  5. Jan 31, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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  6. Jan 31, 2019 at 11:28 AM
    4x4Taco09

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    SUPER EASY
     
  7. Jan 31, 2019 at 11:38 AM
    m3bassman

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    Glad it was easy!
     
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  8. Jan 31, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    I can almost smell the gear oil looking at this pic
     
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  9. Jan 31, 2019 at 12:54 PM
    rctoy

    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    TRD super charger, URD fuel mods and 2.1 super grip pully, Headers, 2.5" glass pack, Dana 60 front 4 linked, 14bolt rears on chev 63's, 5.38 gears, ARB locker in the front, PSC full hydraulic steering, 18" SAW 2.5" triple rate coils overs, FOA 2.5 air bumps, B&M launch controls, B&M trans cooler, 4 alpine 6X8 type R's amped, Red led rock lights, CBI front and rear bumpers (my design) CBI sliders, 4 riggid dualys front 2 in the rear, custom track bar, ARB snorkle, warn VR8000 winch, Viair 480c twin compressers..

    This wasn't today but it's the most recent thing i have done and that was beat the piss out of this thing once again.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    Suspension, 33s, some armor... Rust, Gray wire and 2Low, and more. T4r is stock.
    My kid saw this pic and said "Police Monster Truck"...he's 3... made me LOL so I had to share.
     
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  11. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:43 PM
    rctoy

    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    TRD super charger, URD fuel mods and 2.1 super grip pully, Headers, 2.5" glass pack, Dana 60 front 4 linked, 14bolt rears on chev 63's, 5.38 gears, ARB locker in the front, PSC full hydraulic steering, 18" SAW 2.5" triple rate coils overs, FOA 2.5 air bumps, B&M launch controls, B&M trans cooler, 4 alpine 6X8 type R's amped, Red led rock lights, CBI front and rear bumpers (my design) CBI sliders, 4 riggid dualys front 2 in the rear, custom track bar, ARB snorkle, warn VR8000 winch, Viair 480c twin compressers..
    I've thought really hard about putting resque badges on the sides and red and blue lights but I don't have money for sorta shenaigans yet.
     
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  12. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    That would be cool to see but be careful about putting red & blue lights on it. That is illegal in many areas and can get you in a lot of trouble.
     
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  13. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:48 PM
    rctoy

    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    TRD super charger, URD fuel mods and 2.1 super grip pully, Headers, 2.5" glass pack, Dana 60 front 4 linked, 14bolt rears on chev 63's, 5.38 gears, ARB locker in the front, PSC full hydraulic steering, 18" SAW 2.5" triple rate coils overs, FOA 2.5 air bumps, B&M launch controls, B&M trans cooler, 4 alpine 6X8 type R's amped, Red led rock lights, CBI front and rear bumpers (my design) CBI sliders, 4 riggid dualys front 2 in the rear, custom track bar, ARB snorkle, warn VR8000 winch, Viair 480c twin compressers..
    I haven't looked into it yet but I know it's illegal on road but it may be cool off road. I mean I have red Rock lights already.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:54 PM
    ClevSix

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    In Chicago the police will stop you and try to say it is illegal to have blue lights on any motor vehicle... on or off road. A friend of mine got stopped pulling his side-by-side on a trailer because it had blue lights... but that is Chicago.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2019 at 1:57 PM
    rctoy

    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    It's a bit different here in Idaho . Like I still drive this totally not street legal truck to the grocery store with no flack. Mostly cause its still easier to park than my diesel.
     
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  16. Jan 31, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    You make this sound WAY too easy.... or is it?

    Champion radiator delivered = Check
    Gates lower radiator hose 22120 = Check
    5speed manual rad shroud delivered = Check
    2 gl Toyota Coolant = Check
    90916-03075 not purchased yet = Fail...
     
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  17. Jan 31, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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  18. Jan 31, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    I was describing accessing the T-stat. It is easy but messy.

    As for the full radiator, I've done it 6 times now (mostly due to it being removed for TB/WP jobs) and it isnt bad. Takes some time if you are flushing it too but not bad. Do yourself a favor and grab this funnel. Makes it so much easier to fill and burp the system afterwards.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6AS6LY?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    1. Drain.
    2. Remove grill (which involves cutting a bunch of zipties in my case)
    3. Remove upper and lower radiator hoses (keep the constant tension clips to reuse)
    4. remove the lower fan shroud, one clip on each side
    5. remove the (4) 10 mm bolts holding the upper shroud in place
    6. remove the (4) 12mm bolts holding the radiator in place. OEM rad's have hooks to hold it in place, aftermarkets dont always so be careful.
    7. pull radiator straight up and out.
    8. Reverse steps 7-1 and youll be all done.

    I havent done the champion radiator as the OEM replacements are more than enough so there may be some extra steps involved to make it fit that i am not aware of.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    I don;t know why people don't like them? I can't even imagine how bad the inside of my bed would look after all these years with out it. Always felt the level of dent/scratch protection was way better then any kind of spray in bed liner.
     
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  20. Jan 31, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    They also trap water between the liner and bed which leads to rust etc much quicker than normal. To make matters worse, most people never remove them and they are not aware of the rust cancer until it's too late. Not sure where you are located, but it is definitely an issue in wet climates.
     
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